Sunday, January 23, 2011

3 Rite-Aid Trips & SCR Period TOTAL RESULTS

I crammed 3 more trips to Rite-Aid in between Friday and Saturday night.

Mostly it was more free or almost free stuff after coupons, rain checks, rebates, 20% Wellness discount and +Up Rewards.....
The Dove 'Poo was .39¢ a bottle.
The Brown rice was .35¢ a bag.
The White rice was .19¢ a bag.
The Dixie plates were .99¢ a pack.
The Sierra Mist sodas were .46¢ each.
The Skittles candy was .45¢.
The Trident gum was .50¢
The Spin N' Span items, R-A coffee, Hormel chili were all free.
The Mortin PM, Precise Cream, Reach dental floss, Pilot pens,Gas-X, R-A toilet tissue and Benefiber  were better than free.

With the overages from coupons and/or +Up Rewards gotten back, a $4 off $20 coupon and putting $2.35 OOP on my free Rite-Aid gift card, I ended up paying ZERO on all this AND with $13 MORE in +Ups than when I started!

Since these deals are past I won't go into the nitty gritty unless someone asks me to post it.
I'm always willing to share the deals if there is interest.  ;-)

Here are the numbers for these trips and the GRAND TOTALS for the January Single Check Rebate Period.

Number of Transactions.....3
Total Spent....$2.35 (put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$145.07
SCR qualified for...$3.00(BIL account)
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$00.00
Resolution Reward....$00.00
+Up Rewards earned...$26.00
+Up Rewards spent...$13.00
+Up Rewards left to spend....$156.00


GRAND TOTALS--January Rebate Period so far

Number of Transactions......37
Total Spent....$21.00 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$1477.89
SCR qualified for....$20.00
Other Cash....$0.00

Additional Rebates....$0.00
Additional Non-Cash Rewards....$40.00(Resolution +Up Rewards me & BIL)

+UPS Totals for Jan. SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 1/17.....$143.00
+Up Rewards spent....$373.50
+Up Rewards earned....$406.00
+Up Rewards left....$156.00 includes ALL +Ups not just ones from this SCR period

To sum up, I spent $21 on a gift card that didn't cost me anything, I'm getting $20 back in cash rebates, I have $51.50 MORE in +Ups than when the Jan. SCR Period began and I have over $1400 in items to use and/or donate.

Is it any wonder why I "heart" Rite-Aid? 8-))



  1. I guess I really need to start doing this. I mean, I would like to keep my money too so why not. It just seems like a lot of work but maybe it's not. I suppose I won't know unless I try.
    Your Friend, m.

  2. Mark--Yes, you do need to try this. There is a bit of a learning curve to all this but once you have your "Eureka!" moment it will be like breathing in and out to you.
    I'm planning a post for later this week about working the drug store game. Come back and check that out. ;-)

  3. OK, always put the OOP on RA gift do you earn the GC? thanks!

  4. Sheila--Good question! My gift cards were obtained last year at Rite-Aid from various Single Check Rebate deals that instead of cash gave a gift hand I remember some were buy Oral Care items/get a gift card, some were buy P&G products/get a gift card. I also used the free $25 R-A gift cards when you transfer a prescription coupons that they offered at various times during 2010. I still have about $50 in these free gift cards left.

    Hopefully at some point R-A will again offer those RX transfer deals and new SCR offers that give gift cards this year. If they don't, well, I'll be spending money again, unless I can keep my OOP lower than the cash rebate total I get back with the SCRs. When I don't have free gift cards, that's my goal--to get back more in SCRs cash than I spend OOP.

  5. Wow! What a great haul! I was hoping to pick up a few of the Hormel chilis to donate to the food pantry, but couldn't find any. Fortunately I was able to snag some of the free coffee and paper products to donate.

  6. You really make me look bad! I guess I should be praying for a Rite-Aid

  7. Kari--Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
    I was lucky to find 4 whole cans on the shelf at a couple of stores. I sure wish they had enough at the warehouse to keep the shelves stocked...that seems to be the main complaint with any food item at Rite-Aid, huh?

    SonyaAnn--Ah heck, you know I don't do this to make you look bad! I don't know why Rite-Aid doesn't love you enough to plop a store down in your neck of the woods!! WTF....they even have Rite-Aids in CA, so why not your state?


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