Friday, December 17, 2010

The Mid-Week Rite-Aid Report

Yah, I know everyone is sick to death of my Rite-Aid posts.
So I'll just do a quick show-and-tell summary from the last 4

Wednesday morning....1st Day of the 4-Day Extravaganza.....
Those puzzles are some of the GREAT VALUE Toys that give a $2+Up Reward each.  They are regular retail of $.99, or $.89 w/wellness discount of 10% or $.79 w/wellness discount of 20%.
They are moneymakers no matter the discount or not.

The Advil pictured is $4.99 during the 4 Day Sale(ends on Sat.).  There was a $1/1 ManuQ sometime in the recent past set of inserts.  There is also a Video Values Q for $1 AND/OR a In-Ad $1 Q.
The regular sales ad says you get a $1 +Up Reward for buying the Advil AND during the 4-Day sale you also get a $3+Up Reward.
After Qs and +Ups the Advil is a moneymaker as well!

I was shocked to find any of this Sensitive Colgate Toothpaste on the shelves as late in the regular sale week as Wednesday.  Since it's on sale for $3.50 and each tube you buy gives you back a $3.50 +Up Reward, I assumed that all the stores would be cleaned out of it by Sunday evening!  Even without any Qs it's FREE after +Ups.
But I guess everyone is too busy this week shopping for gifts so at least for now, there is still Colgate on the shelves around here.  Has anyone found it still laying on the shelves in their stores?

Then we hit another store later that day while out running errands....

I am missing a 2 lt. of Mountain Dew and 2 x 20 oz. Sierra Mist Cranberry.
There is a BOGO Video Values Q.  Pair it with the $.55/1 Tearpad Qs that are hanging on the refrigerated cases doors in your store.  Plus the 20 oz. Sierra Mist Cranberry is on sale at Rite-Aid for $.99 bottle.  After 2 Qs and sale price, your 2 bottles together will cost you $.44. 

These are the only 2 bags of nuts I have found this week.  If you can't find them either, be sure and get a raincheck....they should write it up as $2 a bag(because of the +Ups you won't get).  Pair your raincheck with the $1/1 Q online and you'll pay $1 a bag once they are back in stock.

Yet another store while out.....

They had the Great Value figurines as well as the puzzles.....this was at a store that usually doesn't have much or special things that some stores get in.  And no, I left puzzles and figurines on the shelf for others.
Again lots of the FREE toothpaste(after +Ups).  I used my raincheck for hash that expires soon. No the hash isn't expiring soon, the raincheck is.  I'm just too lazy to go back and fix that
A little free tape and 15¢ envelopes too....

This is too funny......I got 15 +Up Rewards for this purchase.....$36 in +Ups.
Here's the tape....well, most of the tape since I couldn't fit it all in the photo....
Yes, the chihuahua is reading it...or at least sniffing it.
She knows a great deal when she sees one!lol

And last night I was bored and Rite-Aid is open until 11pm for the next week, so I went up to wander around and give the cashier something to

Still Toothpaste left and Bic pens(that cost .18¢ for 2 packages after +Ups), envelopes and Advil.
No tape for 100 miles however and they said they got 3 whole rolls more on the last truck from the warehouse!lolol
That Almay make-up?'s a great deal this week!  40% off AND there is a $2 Almay Video Values Q(can't recall if it's a Dec. Q or was a Nov. Q?).  So regular price here for the cheapest Almay is $7.49.
With 40% sale it's $4.49 this week.  The Q makes it $2.49 PLUS there is a $2 SCR this month(#61), so after everything you pay $.49 OOP for it.
I picked this shadow for blue eyes up for Daughter to give to her friend for Christmas.....shhhh, don't tell her, ok? ;-)

Total Spent....$1.75(put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$174.66
SCR qualified for...$2.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$00.00
+Up Rewards earned...$85.50
+Up Rewards spent...$49.00
+Up Rewards left to spend....$109.50

GRAND TOTALS--December Rebate Period so far

Number of Transactions......24
Total Spent....$11.02 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$989.97
SCR qualified for....$16.00
Other Cash....$11.99

Gift of Savings Reward...$40.00*both me and BIL account*
Additional Rebates....$0.00
Additional Non-Cash Rewards....$0.00

+UPS Totals for Dec. SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 12/13.....$73.00
+Up Rewards spent....$195.00
+Up Rewards earned....$287.50
+Up Rewards left....$109.50



  1. Wonderful post and FYI, I am never tired of seeing what you get at Rite Aid.

    Where are the Great Value puzzles and toys in the store? I checked in toy and crayon aisles.

  2. April--1 store had only the puzzles and they were with the xmas aisle toys. The other store had the puzzles and .99¢ figurines in one of those round white 2 tiered freestanding displays right near the register. You just have to look everywhere it seems & cross your fingers they have them. Good luck hunting em down!

  3. I heart riteaid, please keep posting your deals. Thanks!

  4. I am NOT sick to death of your RA posts. I have learned a lot from you! Thanks!

  5. Ditto - not sick of them at all! In fact, I want to ask your Queen-of-RA opinion. Just having gotten my $20 HOS cert that doesn't expire will April, I find myself wondering already if I should use it now in 2010 while there is still a $5/$25 Q available to make the deals even better. Sort of anticipating that really hot deals might keep getting harder to formulate in 2011 if RA continues its seeming pull back of offers and hot coupons... Wondering what your thoughts are on this.

  6. Michelle & Precious--I promise to keep posting the Rite-Aid stuff...I just might condense it sometimes. ;-)

    Pretty--About your spend it in 2010 or save it for 2011 ?....I really don't know. If there is something in the next 2 weeks that's a good deal/sale while the $5 off $25 is valid, I say go for it. On the other hand, you could save your GOS until 12/26 when the "Buy & Save" month long deal starts.....spend $100 on over 100 items in the store and when you reach $100 a $20 +Ups prints. Go check out I heart Rite-Aid for the scan of the list of brands that qualify.
    I do think they will continue to tighten up on $ off coupons next year, but hopefully we'll still get $3 off $20 or $3 off $15 ones.


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