Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A Rite-Aid Hack You May Like & some R-A Porn

I wanted to get this posted before Wellness Wednesday(tomorrow is the first Wednesday in December remember!)in case someone out there wanted to try this hack and had a bunch of Bonus Cash they wanted to convert to a gift card.
It's a well known fact you can't pay for a gift card purchase with Bonus Cash.....or can you??

Last week I bought this on my son's card during the Friday/Saturday Friends and Family 30% Off Days.
Remember that I had $.29 tracking toward a second $50 "Beauty" spending needed to earn a $10 R-A gift card on this account and $11.66 tracking for the Spend $20 on certain PandG/Get $6 BC..........


6 x Head and Shoulders shampoo 30% discount($5.24 ea)=$31.44
4 x Herbal Essence BioRenew shampoo/conditioner 30% discount($5.10 ea.)=$20.40
1 x Kohl's gift card=$25.00
SubTotal......$76.84($51.84 of that for shampoo/conditioner)

Coupons Used
3 x $5/2 Head and Shoulders ManuQ=$15.00
2 x $5/2 Herbal Essence ManuQ=$10.00
Coupon Total.....$25.00

$76.84-$25.00=$51.84 paid for with Bonus Cash

I earned back $23 in new Bonus Cash(3 x $6 wys $20, $5wyb Kohl's gift card).
I earned the second $10 R-A Beauty gift card on this account.
I also earned back $2 in cash rebates on Ibotta($1 wyb2 HE shampoo, $1 wyb2 HE conditioner).

So I spent $31.84 of BC on 10 shampoos/conditioners and earned back $18 BC, $10 R-A gift card and a $2 cash rebate.

I also used Bonus Cash to buy a $25 gift card AND since the Kohl's card was giving $5 BC last week I also got that $5 BC as well. 8-)

**So here's the work around for using BC to buy gift cards.........

You can buy gift cards in the amount of or less than the total of the coupons you use in a transaction.  As long as the amount of the gift card is equal to or less than the total value of your coupons the register won't "see" the gift card and will let your Bonus Cash cover that cost.

I had $25 in Qs and I bought a $25 gift card.


So I did it again in another transaction on another card having too many BC.
This transaction I only had $24 in coupons so I bought a $20 Subway card and it worked again!

I bought 9 x Pantene, 1 x Hydralyte, 1 x Olay Total Effects cleanser,  1 x Carmex lip balm, and 1 x $20 Subway GC in one transaction.

$32.37 after $24 in Qs and sales tax(not counting the $20 GC cost)and I earned back $15 in BC--$10 BC(P&G Spend $30/Get $10 Deal)and $5 BC on the Hydralyte.
I earned another $10 R-A GC for the Beauty Deal.
I also earned $4 cash back on Ibotta for buying the Olay cleanser($3)and Carmex($1), so $29 back in BC/GC/Cash on a $32.37 spend and had almost enough for another $10 wyb $30 P&G Deal.

And I converted $20 in expiring BC into a Subway gift card.



I bought 2 more Olay cleansers(before this transaction)in two separate transactions and then another Hydralyte, 2 x Pantene on clearance for $2.49(also counted toward the P&G Deal) and 3 x Neutrogena lip balms in another transaction.
Those 3 transactions cost $22.93 in BC and earned me $15 in new Bonus Cash($5 Hydralyte, $10 wys $30 P&G).
I also earned $20 in cash back on Ibotta(well it's $17 right now).

Since I purchased the 3 Olays separately(so I got 30% off each and not the BOGO50% price)I am hoping that $3 Olay Total Effects Ibotta rebate comes back to my list twice.....It's come back once and I have applied and received a second of that $3 Olay rebate so far.


This item qualifies for the $4 Ibotta Neutrogena facial moisturizer rebate, up to 3 x per receipt(if it's available to you).  It's a nice little moneymaker as this item only costs between $3.49 and $3.99(before Wellness disc.)at Rite-Aid....if you can find it.

I nice way to convert BC back to cash and the Gift Card hack is a nice way to use expiring BC too.

Tomorrow is Wellness Wednesday and if your store puts out the paper R-A one day Q for this event AND you clip the same Qs to your L2C account you can potentially use A LOT of Qs so it's a good day to convert BC to gift cards.
Now I don't know if this hack will work w/L2CQ or a mix of both paper and L2CQs so maybe just use enough of the paper One Day Qs to test it.  You could get to $20+ in Qs just using the paper ones and then if you buy a gift card that is also giving back Bonus Cash this week, that's even better!

I am getting giddy just thinking about the Deals I can get on Wednesday at Rite-Aid! 8-)))

If anyone tries this gift card hack be sure and let us all know how it went.



Sluggy

2 comments:

  1. I love that hack. I've done it with gc purchases before.

    I'm hoping my store has the Neutrogena, cause it's my favorite brand. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I am getting a little fed up with our rite aid as they are not carrying many items that are supposed to be on special. Grrrrr

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