Thursday, December 8, 2011

I Went Back to Rite-Aid!

I had $48 in +Up Rewards expiring this Saturday I earned from my trips to Rite-Aid 2 weeks ago.
And the eBay buyers were driving me batty today so after dropping a package at the UPS location I popped over into Rite-Aid to see what I could score......

Transaction #1
2 x BC Cookie Mixes on sale 2/$4=$4.00 *counts toward Saving Star
2 x SunMaid Raisins on sale 2/$4=$4.00  *counts toward Saving Star
2 x Diamond Almonds on sale 2/$6=$6.00
2 x R-A Apple Juice on sale 2/$4=$4.00  *counts toward Saving Star
2 x Silk Shaving Cream on sale $1.49=$2.98 *counts toward Saving Star
2 x Monster drinks on sale/4-day Sale $1.50=$3.00  *counts toward Saving Star
1 x John Frieda Foam hair coloring on sale=$11.99** rang up $10.79 w/20% wellness discount  *counts toward Saving Star
1 x Duracell batteries 9-vold 4 pack on sale=$9.99  *counts toward Saving Star
1 x Alka Seltzer on sale=$4.99  *counts toward Saving Star
1 x Sucrets on sale=$2.99  *counts toward Saving Star
6 x Mentos mint rolls on sale 3/$2=$4.00  **actually rang up $3.99 total instead
2 x M&M bags on sale $2=$4.00  *counts toward Saving Star

Coupons Used
1 x $1/2 BC Cookie Mixes IPQ=$1.00
2 x .50/1 Diamond Almonds Tearpad=$1.00
1 x John Frieda Foam hair coloring HomemailerQ  from Rite-Aid=$11.99 ****
1 x $1/1 Duracell batteries ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $2/1 Alka Seltzer ManuQ=$2.00
1 x $1/1 Sucrets ManuQ=$1.00
1 x $1/2 M&M ManuQ $2=$1.00

Coupon total....$18.99


I used $41 in +Up Rewards to pay and put the .74¢ on my free Rite-Aid gift card.
I got $15 in +Ups back($2 Alka-Seltzer, $3 Baking Supplies, $2 Sucrets, 2 x .50¢ Pure Silk shaving cream, $2 Duracell, 3 x $1 Mentos rolls, $1 wyb2 Monster drinks, $1 wyb2 M&Ms).
I qualified for $1 SCR(Duracell).

I have $48 toward the $50 needed to get the $10 Saving Star +Ups this week.  I bought $50.74 worth of Saving Star items above so some thing or things didn't register though they had a shelf tag with the STAR on it! Grrrr

So I bought 2 jars of Jif peanut butter, which are Saving Star items this week and some more Mentos.....

 Transaction #2
2 x Jif PButter on sale $2=$4.00 *counts toward Saving Star
6 x Mentos rolls on sale 3/$2=$4.00 **rang up $3.99

I used the rest of my expiring +Ups, $7 worth and put the .99¢ on my Rite-Aid gift card so Zero OOP.

I got back $14 in +Ups....the $10 wyb $50 of Saving Star items, 1 x $1 Mentos *** and another $3 wyb $12 in Baking Supplies.

The limit on the Mentos +Ups is evidently 4 $1 ones.  Instead of 3 x $1 when I bought 6 this time, I only got 1 and the message "You have received the maximum number of +Ups for this item".

***The surprising +Up was the $3 Baking supplies one.  I have only bought $18 total in qualifying items for this $3 wyb $12 +Up. (You can do this one twice, so spend $24, get 2 x $3 +Ups.)  But I got a second $3+Up at $18.  Hmmmm.....

To recap.....
I rolled all $48 in +Ups, spent $1.73 on my gift card, will receive $1 in SCRs and have $29 in new +Up Rewards that expire on 12/24.

And I got all the stuff above and didn't spend a penny in cash.

I got a raincheck for the Brita pitcher(they were out)and I'll check some other Rite-Aids for more $50 Home Improvement Gift Cards(they were out) on Saturday.

****The Free John Frieda home mailer from Rite-Aid arrived yesterday in my mailbox....just in time to use it this week to get $ credited toward the Saving Star total since the JF hair color is a qualifying item this week.  Thanks Rite-Aid for some good timing for a change. ;-)

The funny thing today was when the Asst. Manager came up to me and asked me if I had been sick or something.....because she hadn't seen me in the Rite-Aid for months and she was worried about me.  She had been asking all the staff if they had seen me lately and when nobody had, she had gotten worried.  What a sweetie!  I told her I was sorry I didn't let her know I was taking a break from deal hunting and the next time I did, I'd let her know. ;-)
Well it's nice to be missed.....I



  1. Lets see I....cleaned my bathroom and then went to Target and the dollar store with mom. Yeah thats pretty much it.

    But you did great with the coupons. What no gravy?

  2. Udy--If I NEVER see another can of gravy it will be too soon.lolol Oooo, Target and the $1 Store. Sounds about as thrilling as my day, getting stuff at Rite-aid, mailing a package at the drugstore, mailing another package at the Kinko's/Fedex store and picking up 1/2 price pizza for dinner. I have no car tomorrow so I'll be forced to stay home and clean....wanna come over and help me clean my bathrooms? ;-)


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