So last check-up at the Orthodontist for #2 son he got called out for his lackluster brushing efforts.
I contend that people kept their teeth clean for eons without battery operated gizmos(aka toothbrushes) and I don't see why #2 needs me to shell out big money for one of these now.
He just needs to make a better effort.
But Mr. Orthodontist man succeeded in pissing me off(or rather the people working for him since he never seems to be around when we have an appointment scheduled). He had his employee trying to sell me(at a great discounted price no less!HA)an uber expen$ive battery operated gizmo to rectify the dismal brushing results we were getting, all for the bargain price of $150.
Yah......*see me sitting there making skeptical grimaces and repeating "No way in Hell!" in my mind.*
Haven't I already paid this man a gazillion dollars to fill my kids mouth with metal & wires and cause the offspring pain every 4 weeks or so when they change and tighten said metal & wires?
I don't appreciate the heavy handed sales pitch pressuring me to throw even more money at the kid's teeth!
And it's worth noting that Ms. Toothbrush Saleswoman kept us captive far longer trying to get me to cave in and buy a gizmo than anyone at this office has EVER spent bending my ear updating me on what is going on with #2 son's treatment.
I left that place with a bad taste in my mouth concerning Mr. Orthodontist and his business practices.
Anyway, fast forward to this past Sunday. I spied in the SmartSource coupon insert a bunch of coupons and a Mail-In Rebate as well for Phillips Sonicare battery operated toothbrushes.
And after a quick look at my Rite-Aid November Single Check Rebate Directory I noticed SCRebate #54 for the Sonicare Toothbrush for $20.
And the next things I know, I am in the car and heading to Rite-Aid to get this....
Toothbrush reg. $84.99, on sale=$44.99
$5 off $25 purchase=$5.00
$10/1 ManuQ(sunday inserts)=$10.00
$1 off $10 Oral Care purchase Wellness Q(in my wellness acct. on Rite-Aid website)=$1.00
$44.99-$16.00=$28.99 + $1.73 in tax=$30.72
Used $28 in +Up Rewards(which took off $1.68 in tax as well)=$29.68
Since +Ups can't be applied to tax and another $1 +Up would have taken off $1.06, I paid $1.04 Out of Pocket, put on my Rite-Aid Gift Card.
I'll submit for SCR #54 and get $20.00 cash refund from Rite-Aid.
I'll submit via snail mail to Phillips for the $10.00 Manufacturer's rebate.
So I'll receive $30 back and will have "spent" $29.04, making this a free toothbrush + .96¢ in overage.
Now #2 son has NO excuses for poor brushing.
I'll worry about the cost of the replacement heads for this gizmo later......
And I'm not happy that I acquiesced on this matter but at least I didn't sully my Mantle of Frugality in the process.lol
Total Spent....$1.04(put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$84.99
SCR qualified for...$20.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$10.00
+Up Rewards earned...$0.00
+Up Rewards spent...$28.00
+Up Rewards left to spend....$23.99
GRAND TOTALS--November Rebate Period
Number of Transactions......30
Total Spent....$16.91 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$1,442.69
SCR qualified for....$40.00
Additional Non-Cash Rewards....$0.00
+UPS Totals for Nov. SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 11/20.....$51.99
+Up Rewards spent....$156.50
+Up Rewards earned....$160.49
+Up Rewards left....$23.99