Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rite-Aid & Weis on Saturday....and Shopping Plans for This Week, Anyone?

After I snapped out of my funk from Fridays happenings I still had $30 in expiring +Ups to roll/convert/burn by Saturday evening.
So Hubs went with me up to Rite-Aid and then Weis Markets.

I did 2 transactions at Rite-Aid....one of my card for the Biotene/Aquafresh Deal and one on BIL's card for the Colgate 360 toothbrushes Deal.
Here's everything together....

I did the Biotene/Aquafresh Deal twice(Buy $15/Get $5 +Ups) and used my $1.98 extra from the 1st time I did that deal earlier in the week, so I only had to buy $28.02(2 x $15 for each deal-my overage from earlier in the week).
After coupons/sales the 1st total came to $7.46.  I used $7 in +Ups and put the .46¢ on my gift card.
I received $10 in +Up Rewards back(2 x $5 Biotene/Aquafresh).

The 2nd transaction which included everything else(along with 5 12-packs of soda which is not pictured), came to $33.49.  I used the last of my raincheck on the Glad trash bags, but the soda, cookies, chips and toothbrushes(or so I thought!)were all on sale and the only coupons I used were the in-ad Q for the soda and 2 $1/1 ManuQs for the toothbrushes.  I used $33 in +Ups and put the .49¢ on my gift card again.
The $10 in cookies qualified for SCR #48 for $2.00.

This transaction was all screwed up.  None of the 360 toothbrushes were marked(only 1 kind was part of the +Ups deal)and I bought the wrong kind since they were out of whatever was on the other peg hook.  These ones weren't on sale, so my total was higher and they didn't produce the $2 +Ups.

So after I returned the toothbrushes, I got $8.96 credited back onto my Rite-Aid gift card.
The end result for all was $.95 off my gift card, $8.96 back onto it, I used $40 in +Ups, got $10 in +Ups back and a total of $120.28 worth of stuff.
So of the $46 in +Ups I used this week, I converted $8.96 into gift card 'cash', converted $2 into SCR cash, rolled $10 worth, which leaves $25.04 worth that I burned through.

Number of Transactions.....2
Total Spent....$.95 (put on free Rite-Aid gift card)
Value of Items....$120.28
SCR qualified for...$2.00
Other Rebates earned...$0.00
Gift Cards earned....$0.00
+Up Rewards earned...$10.00
+Up Rewards spent.....$40.00
+Up Rewards left to spend.....$57.00  And I am back up to $47.72 left on my gift card.

Rite-Aid GRAND TOTALS--MAY Rebate Period so far

Number of Transactions......17
Total Spent....$8.74 put on free Gift Cards/Certificates so ZERO OOP
Value of Items purchased....$826.70
SCR qualified for....$14.00
Other Cash....$0.00

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

+UPS Totals for May SCR period
+Up Rewards carryover from 5/18.....$87.00

+Up Rewards spent....$103.52
+Up Rewards earned....$109.52
+Up Rewards left....$57.00  includes ALL +Ups not just ones from this SCR period

I had a $5/$50 Weis Q and a $1/1 any Full Circle Product item Q.  I also had a $6 Cat from last week's trip to Weis(when I rolled my $8 Cat by buying Pizza Rolls and Suddenly Salad....don't judge!).
Saturday was the end of the sales week there with 2 Catalina Deals-a Unilever and another one featuring Glad/Kingsford/Clorox/etc.
So I went with plans to roll my $6 Cat into 2 Cats worth $12, and find enough other things we needed on sale so my total was $50 and I could use the $5/$50 Q and get some gas points.

I have no photo for y'all but I found 6 packages of bacon on clearance for $.99, marked down from $4.99 each, 2 packages of Smithfield lunchmeat for $.99, marked down from $3.99 and 2 dozen free eggs with the Free Egg tearpad Qs wyb Hungry Jack hash browns(dehydrated ones and they were also on sale)I found in the store.
I ended up paying $36.47OOP for $97.10 worth of groceries AND have $12 in Cats to roll/use.  Hopefully, Weis will have another Cat Deal in the next 2 weeks so I can continue to roll these Cat Qs.
That's my problem with Weis Markets Cat Deals....they hardly ever have subsequent Cat Deals within the 2 week expiration timeframe.  Most of their Cat Deals are staggered at least 3 weeks apart which keeps you from getting full value for your shopping dollars.

This week is a light Rite-Aid week for me as I only have $16 +Ups expiring on Saturday.  This seems to be a good thing as there is not much to roll your +Ups with this week.
Besides the Degree/Suave/Dove/Vaseline Deal, what is everyone else planning on buying at Rite-Aid?



  1. Do you know that I'm finally starting to understand what you are talking about. When I first came to you, I was dumbfounded. Now with our visits to Rite Aid and such, this stuff is starting to make sense.
    Thank you! m.

  2. I'mSoPretty here again... anonymously *sheesh*.

    Believe it or not, I don't actually have any RA plans for this week or next. I have one thing I want to try and get at CVS on Sunday (Prep H wipes are $3.99 and give $3.99 back in ECB, so free, plus there's a $2 IPQ out there, so ultimately a MM).

    The last two trips to RA have not produced a $3/$15 receipt survey nor an Up+ reward, so I'm sort of waiting...

    Since I pick up my new kitten at the adoption center tomorrow, I burned some Walmart free gc money last night on kitten stuff I couldn't beg, borrow, freecycle, or steal from anywhere else. I spent about $40 (yikes!) and that was after using some coupon overage. At least I will get about $15 back in IAMS rebates.

    @Mark: "Do you know that I'm finally starting to understand what you are talking about"
    Scary, isn't it?! ;)


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