Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rite-Aid on Saturday

#1 son has suddenly gotten interested in cooking and saving money on food and HBA items.  After 2.5 years in college and actually having to sometimes spend his own money on stuff that "isn't fun", but neccessary, he's receptive to using money wisely.  He also wants to get an apartment off-campus next year for his Senior year so he's going to have to start cooking for himself on a regular basis.  All the years when he was still at home and I TRIED to get him to learn to cook......NOW he decides he needs to learn.

So he drove me up to Rite-Aid on Saturday evening so I could show him how I work the drugstore magic and explain why I bought what I bought.......

3 x Peace Tea....#1 son wanted these.....99=$2.97
1 x Scope blast mouthwash...on sale, #2 son wanted this=$3.99
2 x Visine original ($5.49)w/20% wellness discount $4.39=$8.78 *bought b/c they gave overage
2 x Cookies on sale $3=$6.00 *wanted to get golden Oreos for #2 son but they were out

Coupons Used
1 x $1/1 Scope mouthwash ManuQ=$1.00
2 x $3/1 Visine original IPQ=$6.00
2 x $1/1 Visine In-Ad Q=$2.00
2 x $2/1 Visine Peelie on boxes Q=$4.00
Coupon Total.....$13.00

I used $8.50 in +Up Rewards, which left .24¢ +.08¢=.32¢ to put on my Rite-Aid gift card.

I received $7.50 back in +Up Rewards(2 x $2Visine, $1 wyb2 Cookies, $2.50 Scope, basically I am down $1 in +Ups and out .32¢ on my free gift card.

Then I noticed my Peace teas didn't ring up with my 20% wellness discount.
So I got .60¢ back on my gift card.
Which means I ended up spending -.28¢ on the gift I am "down" .72¢ in +Ups and I "spent" .72¢ for all these items.

Now my store lets you use any peelies found on items you are buying, even if you are already stacking a Rite-Aid Q and a ManuQ.  You mileage may vary.  While we didn't 'need' the Visine right now, next Spring it will get used.  It was the right time to buy it for the overage to pay for the things that weren't free or almost free(the cookies).

#1 son "got it" right away, but I don't see him putting much thought into working a deal himself.
Some day though, some day......  ;-)



  1. Sluggy, that is a major breakthrough! He is talking about it. Did he sign up and get his own card? I remember when my daughter started talking about domestic things instead of some boy or clothes. It was quite a shock talking to her about things I had tried to talk about earlier. Now, she gives me

    I emailed you. Did you read it?

  2. Good for him!!! I hope he gets it again and it sticks next time.


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