Friday, January 7, 2011

Money Saving Challenge 2011....Latest Trip to Rite-Aid & Some Tips-UPDATED!

First an apology for all you non-Rite-Aid shoppers.
I'm sorry that almost everything has been Rite-Aid related lately.  This will change soon...I promise!

This post is part of the Money Saving Challenge 2011 on Precious' BLOG.
Here's what I did to save money on Thursday.
I went to Rite-Aid!lol

2 x Wet Ones on sale $1.99=$3.98
2 x Planters Nutrition nuts on sale $3.99=$7.98
2 x Planters Nutrition bars on sale $2.50=$5.00
4 x Rite-Aid Chicken Soup on sale .69¢=$2.76
2 x Pilot Pens 20% wellness disc.$1.83=$3.66
2 x Foam craft kit 20% wellness disc. $1.83=$3.66
1 x Joint Juice on sale but 20% disc. lower=$4.79
2 x Nature Made Fish Oil BOGO sale=$11.49

Coupons Used
1 x $1 any Purchase AdPerk/VV Q=$1.00
2 x $1/1 Wet Ones IPQ=$2.00
2 x $1/1 any Planters Nuts item IPQ=$2.00
2 x $1/1 Nutrition Bars Peelie(found on the lids of the cans of nuts I bought)=$2.00
2 x $1/2 Rite-Aid Soup IPQ=$2.00
1 x $1/1 Joint Juice IPQ=$1.00
1 x $3/1 any Nature Made item Wellness IPQ=$3.00
2 x $3/1 Nature Made Fish Oil AdPerks/VV Q=$6.00
Coupon Total....$19.00

$43.32-$19.00=$24.32 + $.10 tax=$24.42
I used $24 in +Ups to pay and put the .42¢ on my free Rite-Aid Gift Card.

I received $16 in +Up Rewards back($4 WYB 2 Pilot Pens, $1 Joint Juice, $5 WYB 2 Darice craft kits, 4 x $1 on nuts and nut bars, 2 x $1 Wet Ones) and qualified for a $2 SCR for BIL's account(Joint Juice), leaving this transaction 'costing' me $6.....I paid with +Ups so I am down $6 in +Ups.

Let's analyze each item purchased.....
*The Wet Ones after $1Q and the $1 +Up they generated were a .01¢ moneymaker.
*The nuts after $1Q cost me $2.99 a can.
*The Nutrition bars after $1Q and $1 +Up they generated cost .50¢ per box.
*The Rite-Aid soup after sale price of .69¢ and $1/2Q made each can cost .19¢.
*The 2 Pilot Pens after the $4 +Up they generated were a .34¢ moneymaker.
*The 2 Foam craft kits after the $5 +Up they generated were a $1.34 moneymaker.
*The Joint Juice after $1Q, $1 +Up and $2 SCR cost $.79.
*The 2 Fish Oil bottles after Qs cost me $2.49 for both bottles.

UPDATE....I goofed about the $1 +Ups on the soup....the nuts and nut bars were giving the $1 +Ups, not the soup.  I've corrected below.....
 If you have the Rite-Aid Qs PDF  that they sent out to people who registered their wellness card on the Rite-Aid website, among the 8 pages of Qs is one for $1 off 2 cans of Rite-Aid soup.  The big Rite-Aid downtown had the soup for .69¢ today.  The sign says this deal is good through February some time(I didn't pay close enough attention to the actual date in Feb.).  Now I'm not sure if the sale is valid at all Rite-Aids but it's worth checking at your local if you use a $1/2 Q your soup will cost you only $.19 a can!

I predict a run on Rite-Aid soup in the near

Another heads up!.....about the Qs you can print when you sign into your wellness account at the Rite-Aid can only use them once, they are serialized!  I got a $2 pain reliever Q and a $3 Nature Made Vitamin/Supplement Q.  If you try to use a duplicate Q of these, they beep and say already used at the register, so don't even bother printing off more than 1 of these.

Rite-Aid stats....

THIS TRIP(plus the trip on 1/5 to get my Resolution Reward to generate where I spent .25¢ on my gift card) Number of Transactions.....2
Total Spent....$.67put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$70.66
SCR qualified for...$2.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$00.00
+Up Rewards earned...$41.00
+Up Rewards spent...$73.00
+Up Rewards left to spend....$130.00


GRAND TOTALS--January Rebate Period so far

Number of Transactions......17
Total Spent....$7.28 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$729.58
SCR qualified for....$12.00
Other Cash....$0.00

Additional Rebates....$0.00
Additional Non-Cash Rewards....$0.00

+UPS Totals for Jan. SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 1/3.....$141.00
+Up Rewards spent....$151.50
+Up Rewards earned....$168.00
+Up Rewards left....$130.00 includes ALL +Ups not just ones from this SCR period



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