Friday, December 10, 2010

The Pistaschio Nazi & Rite-Aid "Scrooge"is No More!

Ok, so she wasn't exactly the Pistaschio Nazi but I so like that episode of Seinfeld about the Soup Nazi and I just wanted to call her that.
Yes, I need a life.....

So I went to Rite-Aid last night to see if they put out the 1lb. bags of Pistaschios yet.
I heart pistachios.....

So the Asst. Manager was there and stocking the seasonal shelves.
Now, I KNOW she doesn't like me.......can you believe it?  Who could NOT like me?  Come on!...I am just so, so....likable! ;-)
But I like to think that it's not just me that she doesn't like...that she hates people in general!

Anyway, so I smiled real big and asked her ever so nicely if they put the "Extravaganza" bags of Pistaschios out yet.
She twisted up her face, glared at me and and snipped, "They're gone!"
And went right back to ripping a box open.....I bet she was imagining that box was my head all the while.

So because I didn't go in early on Thursday, I missed out on the Pistaschios.....*whimper, whimper*.
The Pistaschio Nazi, striking fear in my heart.
Heck, maybe I'll just refer to her as the Rite-Aid Nazi from now on. ;-)

I'll check out another R-A later today for them nuts, after I finish this post, get dressed, finish baking cookies for the band to sell at the high school play tonight and do about 15 other things first.

Here's what I bought instead at R-A last night....

3 x Dove Holiday Chocolates on sale=$8.97
2 x Hershey's Bliss Chocolates on sale=$5.98
2 x Bic Pens w/wellness disc.=$3.18
1 x Bob's Sweet Stripes  on sale=$2.88  *shhh, don't tell #2 son!*
2 x Tugaboo Diapers w/wellness disc.=$1.58
3 x John Frieda travel size w/wellness disc.=$3.57

Coupons Used
1 x $5 off $25=$5.00
1 x $1/2 Dove Choc. AdPerks/VV Q=$1.00
1 x $1/2 Dove Choc. Flu Booklet Q=$1.00
1 x $2/3 Mars Choc. ManQ(12/6 inserts)=$2.00
2 x $1/1 Bliss Choc. ManQ(12/6 inserts?)=$2.00
2 x $1/1 Tugaboo diapers Q inside package=$2.00
Coupon Total...$13.00

I used $13 in +Up Rewards and put the $.16 OOP on my Rite-Aid gift card.
I received $9 in +Up Rewards back(5 x $1 for each bag of chocolate, $1 for Bob's Sweet Stripes, $3 for buying 2 Bic products)
I also qualified for SCR #58($5 wyb 3 JFrieda items).
I spent $13 +Ups, got $9 +Ups back and a $5 SCR, so this transaction was a $1 moneymaker.

And in other seems Rite-Aid heard all of us customers grumbling about the way they were running the Gift Of Savings Promotion this year.
In years past, they counted any Manu Qs used as a form of payment, and thus all Qs counted toward your spending total to reach a Certificate Award of $5, $10, or $20.
This year, they were deducting all Qs you used to pay, so if you got your Out of Pocket down to pocket change after Qs, that pocket change was all that they were counting toward your Certificate Reward.
Big bummer!

I wake up this morning to find a bloggy friend & reader asking me if she should quick request her Certificate(since suddenly all her Qs in her transactions were showing in her GOS account now)before this apparition disappeared!lol

Then I checked my emails and saw that Rite-Aid had sent me an email that they went ahead and requested my GOS Certificate for me as a courtesy.
Well, thanks alot!, I thought, since the last time I looked I was barely to the $10 Certificate level.
I was hoping to try to get to $20 but heck, but not now if you've cashed me out already!!!

So I went to my account and saw my qualifying purchases had jumped from $69+ to over $340!LOLOL
Which meant I had topped out at the $20 level, so yah baby, bring on the cash out! 8-))

So if you are doing the Gift of Savings Certificate Promo, go check your account.  You might be pleasantly surprised that your Qs are qualifying now from previously Scroogey Rite-Aid.
Bless us all, everyone....

Total Spent....$.16 (put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$40.37
SCR qualified for...$5.00(John Frieda)
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$00.00
+Up Rewards earned...$9.00
+Up Rewards spent...$13.00
+Up Rewards left to spend....$48.00

GRAND TOTALS--December Rebate Period so far

Number of Transactions......11
Total Spent....$4.16  put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$459.84
SCR qualified for....$10.00
Other Cash....$0.00

Gift of Savings Reward...$30.00*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 12/8.....$52.00
+Up Rewards spent....$66.00
+Up Rewards earned....$99.00
+Up Rewards left....$48.00



  1. Actually, I meant "Yay!" on the GOS rejiggering and "Boo!" on the Pistachio Nazi. I'm wondering if I should even bother looking, they had so few bags to begin with...

  2. Thanks for posting about the Rite Aid Holiday of Savings change. I checked my acocunt and all I can say is YEAH!!!

  3. Yeah Baby!!!
    Sorry you have a nut nazi over there. and sorry you missed out on your pistachios! Better luck next time.


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