Sunday, March 13, 2011

Yup, I Done Spent Down a Mess O' +Up Rewards

Since I had over $120 in +Ups expiring on March 15th, I spent down a big pile of them, as well as converted $64 of them into cash via SCRs.  I only rolled another $14 of +Ups in these transactions.

Here is what I bought the last few days of last week's sale at Rite-Aid.....

1 x Colgate Toothpaste on sale=$2.99
2 x NYC Make-up on clearance .74¢=$1.48
2 x Sally Hansen Nail Polish on clearance .57¢=$1.14
1 x Vivitar Video camera w/20% wellness discount=$23.99**not pictured**
2 x Cella cherries w/20% wellness discount .26¢=.52¢

Coupons Used
1 x $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste IPQ=$1.00
Coupon Total....$1.00

I used $29 +Up Rewards to pay and put the .18¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card.
I received $6 in +Up Rewards($2 Colgate, 2 x $1 NYC, $2 wyb 2 Sally Hansen cosmetics over $1.99).

**I "thought" I had bought the Vivitar video camera that had a $20 least the hook it was on had the tag for the rebate on it.
But once I got out to the car I realized I bought the wrong camera because the one with the SCR cost alot more than $
So I returned the one I bought(it, along with an identical one had been put on the wrong peg hook in the store)and bought the correct one.
The correct one was $26 more.
I forked over $26 more in +Ups and put another .06¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card.

So I spent down $49 in +Ups.....well really I only spent down $29 & converted $20 of it into cash, via the $20 SCR I'll get back.

I still had something like $78 in +Ups left to use by Tuesday, so I went back on Saturday and bought.....

1 x Phillips MP3 Player on sale but less with 20% wellness discount=$63.99
2 x Reach Dental Floss on sale $1=$2.00
6 x Sally Hansen Nail Polish on clearance .57¢=$3.42
2 x NYC Make-up on clearance .74¢=$1.48
2 x Nivea Lip Balm on sale $1=$2.00
4 x Mead Notebooks w/20% wellness disc. .79¢=$3.16 **#2 son needed these**

Coupons Used
2 x $2/1 Reach Floss Tearpad Q from Dentist=$4.00
1 x $1/1 NYC Cosmetic ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $2/2 Nivea Lip Facebook Q=$2.00
Coupon Total....$7.00

$76.05-$7.00=$69.05+$2.46 tax=$71.51
I used $71 +Up Rewards to pay and put the .51¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card(I have $2.10 left on this gift card).
I received $8 in +Up Rewards back(3 x $2 wyb 2 Sally Hansen, 2 x $1 NYC).
I also qualified for a $20 SCR for the MP3 Player, so I rolled $8 +Ups, spent down $43 +Ups and converted $20 +Ups into cash via SCR.

Number of Transactions.....3
Total Spent....$.75 (put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$199.33
SCR qualified for...$40.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$00.00
+Up Rewards earned...$14.00
+Up Rewards spent....$126.00 EGADS!!!lol
+Up Rewards left to spend.....$25.75

**Ok, the math says I should have this many +Ups left to spend but I counted them and I actually have $112.76 left.  So, I screwed something up really badly along the way to this point.
Did I ever tell you that I was NOT a math major in school?lol
Ok, so Sluggy is math challenged and forgot to add quite a few +Ups to her totals along the way.  According to my trusty calculator, I should have had $249 in +Ups going into these transactions.  Let's correct the info below(so it at least lines up with the reality of what I have in +Ups at this moment)and move along, shall we? ;-)

TOTALS--March Rebate Period

Number of Transactions......6
Total Spent....$1.49 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$299.41
SCR qualified for....$64.00
Other Cash....$0.00

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

+UPS Totals for March SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 3/6.....$137.75**obviously this number is
+Up Rewards spent....$164.00
+Up Rewards earned....$27.76
+Up Rewards left....$112.76  includes ALL +Ups not just ones from this SCR period



  1. I also bought that video camera - around the holidays. Only used it once before it stopped working. Save your receipt, the reviews aren't that great on the product. The picture quality is very dark too.

  2. Re: Sluggy is math challenged

    I would have never known...your purchases/totals are amazing...but I'm w/you sister...sick of Rite Aid & trying to get rid of my +Ups.

  3. For Our Family--Thanks for coming to see me today!
    And thanks for the 'heads up' on the video camera. I just might return it now. Since I paid with +Ups, they'll give me a gift card instead of cash. That gift card should keep me in OOP money for some time to come!lol

    Sheila--I hear ya! I think we've discovered a new medical malady....URF...aka "+Up Rewards Fatigue". Symptoms are depression and lethargy at the thought of having to go to Rite-Aid and spend +Ups in order to bring things home for cheap/free.

  4. Every time I go to Rite Aid and spend UPS to pay, I'm told I have to pay the tax, no using UPS for it. I notice you always seems to pay part of your tax with UPS. Wonder why it's different? Hummmm.

  5. Diane--That one perplexes me too. Alot of things I buy aren't taxed here in PA. And for the ones that are, when the cashier scanned the +Ups, it takes off tax from my total(.06¢ per $1 +Ups). There is no way to differentiate between which +Ups goes toward something taxed or not taxed, so the tax just comes off equally I least that is how it seems.
    Now, sometimes I have found afterwards that my tax is in the negative after using my +Ups, so the register let the cashier use them to eat into the tax(like with the electronics). Maybe I should try to anticipate that and not let them use all the +Ups, I don't know. The register won't let the cashier do something it won't accept so if the register takes off some tax I won't complain. ;-)

  6. I love Sluggy math! Do you realize how many people would love to think they have $25 (or $25 in Ups) left but find out they have $112? That's like bonus extra free money :) You rock!!!

  7. Pretty--Yah, I realize this is such a GOOD PROBLEM to have, as problems


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