So I got my Rite-Aid shopping out of the way for the week early on Sunday.
Rite-Aid has 3 items that are free after +Up Rewards this week, facial tissue, a 4 pack of toilet paper and the single rolls of toilet paper. All are Rite-Aid brand items.
I figured if I wanted to see/get any of this stuff, I'd have to be up at Rite-Aid Sunday when they opened the doors.
Sometimes it pays to be a non-church going heathen......
Was the 1st customer in the door here.
Plenty of facial tissue boxes and single rolls and not one single 4 pack of TP on the shelf. The manager said there is probably some in the stockroom but she couldn't locate it(it was jammed with boxes)and the person who breaks down the boxes and stocks stuff wasn't in yet to work on things.
I knew that if I came back later in the day, unless I had INCREDIBLY GOOD TIMING, I'd miss out on the TP.
So I just bought a few facial tissue and single TP rolls....
3 x facial tissue on sale=$3.00
Total....$12.50 +$.01 tax??=$12.51
No Coupons and used $12.00 +Up Rewards.
Used Rite-Aid gift card to pay OOP of .51¢
I received $13 +Up Rewards back, making this a $1 moneymaker.
I didn't get the memo that only $10 worth of the facial tissue triggered a special $3 +Up Reward.
If I had I would have bought 7 more facial tissues(since they were lousy with them)and gained an extra $3 +Ups.
Now free paper products is awesome!
But I just bought a 'normal' amount and didn't fill a shopping cart or something like has been reported.
If you took a store's whole stock(if they had more than just a couple rolls/packs of something)then.... Shame.
Unless you are destitute, you have no right taking it all.
Get your fair share and move on to the next freebie.
I could have run from Rite-Aid to Rite-Aid on Sunday scooping up free paper products but I just didn't feel the need to do so.
If you slept in on Sunday and missed out on the free paper products, be sure and get a raincheck so that if you find a spare roll/box/pack of one of these items on the shelf after this week, you can get in on the freebie.
After tucking my bit of the freebies away, I did my regular shopping......
2 x Viactiv Calcium Chews on sale $6=$12.00
2 x Ester-C packets on sale BOGO=$5.99
3 x Hormel Chili on sale $1.25=$3.75
1 x Mott's Applesauce on sale=$1.25
6 x Betty C. Muffin Mix on sale $1=$6.00
2 x Ramen Noodles on sale $1=$2.00
2 x Chow Mein Noodles on sale $1=$2.00
1 x $4 any Purchase AdPerk/VV Q=$4.00
2 x $3/1 Viactiv ManuQ(Sunday's paper)=$6.00
2 x $2/1 Ester-C ManuQ=$4.00
2 x $1/1 Ester-C AdPerks/VV Q=$2.00
3 x $.50/1 Hormel Chili AdPerks/VV Q=$1.50
3 x $.50/1 BC Baking Item AdPerks/VV Q=$1.50
Used $13 +Up Rewards and put $.99 on my Rite-Aid gift card so Zero Out of Pocket.
Received $12 +Up Rewards(4 x $1 Chili, $2 WYB 10 $1 select food items, 2 x $3 Viactic)=$12.
This transaction "cost me" $1 in +Ups.
I transaction I gained an +Up, 1 I lost an +Up so I am even for the day.
Number of Transactions.....2
Total Spent....$1.50 (put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$72.34
SCR qualified for...$0.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$00.00
+Up Rewards earned...$25.00
+Up Rewards spent...$25.00
+Up Rewards left to spend....$142.00
GRAND TOTALS--January Rebate Period so far
Number of Transactions......31
Total Spent....$16.87 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$1271.35
SCR qualified for....$12.00
Additional Non-Cash Rewards....$40.00
+UPS Totals for Jan. SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 1/15.....$142.00
+Up Rewards spent....$337.50
+Up Rewards earned....$356.00
+Up Rewards left....$142.00 includes ALL +Ups not just ones from this SCR period