Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rite-Aid This Week--Pillaging on a Monday

Well I never got around to going back to Rite-Aid again last week to do the Spend $10/Get $5 Food Deal.
WAS it $5?....maybe it was $3?!
I can't recall, it's so last week.....lol

I was SO bummed we didn't get the good Regional Ad here that I wanted to break up with my BFF Rite-Aid.
But it's a new week and I'm back.
Yes, I am a fickle BFF....

Here is what I brought home Monday evening.....

First the run down and then I'll chat a bit about it.

2 x Dove Shampoo on sale $3.50=$7.00
2 x Alka-Seltzer Cold Plus on sale $5.00=$10.00
2 x Zicam on clearance(asstd. prices)=$3.98
1 x Colgate toothpaste on sale=$2.99
2 x Fantasy Makers eyeliner glitter stuff on sale BOGO50=$4.48
1 x Thermacare heat pad on sale=$3.00

Coupons Used
2 x $1/1 Dove Shampoo ManuQ(inserts)=$2.00
2 x $2/1 Dove Shampoo VV AdPerksQ=$4.00
2 x $1/1 Alka-Seltzer IPQ=$2.00
1 x $2/2 Alka-Seltzer CRT Rite-AidQ=$2.00
2 x $2/1 Zicam IPQ=$4.00
1 x 1/1 Colgate toothpaste ManuQ(inserts)=$1.00
1 x $1/1 Thermacare IPQ(coupons.com)=$1.00
1 x $3/1 Thermacare In-AdQ=$3.00
Coupon Total.....$19.00

$31.45-$19.00=$12.45 + $.24tax=$12.69
I used $12 in +Up Rewards and put the .69¢ on my Rite-aid gift card.

I received back $23 in +Up Rewards ($2 WYB2 Dove, $5 WYB2 Alks-Seltzer, 2 x $4 Zicam, $2 Colgate, 2 x $3 Fantasy Makers).

I am "up" $11 in +Ups this transaction and I grew my +Ups from $16 to $27.

And here is how each deal went down....

* Dove Shampoo is 2 for $7.  After 2 ManuQs and 2 VV AdPerkQs, I "spent" $1.00 for 2 bottles.  Looking at my receipt now I may have screwed this up?  The AdPerkQ says $2 off 2?....was it or was it $2 off 1 Dove 'Poo?  Crap!  I checked it was $2/2....oh well.  I should have paid $1 after Qs and +Ups received, but instead I got paid $1 to buy 2 bottles of  'poo.  I'll go in later this week and see about giving them back $2.  Got to time this so a manager that knows me is there though....if I try to explain this to the new lady, she's going to think I am a nut job!lolol

* Alka-Seltzer is 2 for $10 this week and gives a $5 +Ups.  There are $1/1 ManuQs from a few weeks ago and $1/1 IPQs if you didn't get them, plus some people got a receipt tape a couple of weeks ago for $2/2 Alka-Seltzers(I was among those.lol).  So $10 for 2, subtract $4 in Qs, pay $6 and get a $5 +Up back, makes this .50¢ a box.
If you still have the Load2Card $3/2 Alka-Seltzer on your Wellness card(which will automatically deduct when you buy 2), this becomes a moneymaker deal.....You pay out $3 and get back a $5 +Up.
Sadly I have already used my Load2Card Alka-Seltzer Q. 8-(

* Zicam is on sale $8.99 this week and each purchase gives a $4 +Ups.  If you luck out at your store and find the Zicam boxes that are clearanced(mine where in a basket near the front of the store filled with clearanced items), these 'should' also produce the $4 +Ups.  One of my Zicam rang up $3.32(75%off)and the other rang up .66¢.   I wasn't expecting that low of a price for some reason, and I think my inexperienced cashier hit something untoward to make that price register.  But I am NOT complaining.lol  I was happy to pay $6.64 for 2 and receive $8 in +Ups back but if the Rite-Aid gods feel I should pay $3.98 and receive $8 in +Ups back, so be it.  ;-)
So look around your store for clearanced boxes of Zicam.  One of mine was the mint spray and the other was the allergy swabs.

*  Colgate toothpaste 4 oz. boxes on sale for $2.99.  I used a $1/1 ManuQ, paid $1.99 and got a $2 +Ups back.  Pretty straightforward deal.  Limit of 2.  Though I saw that you can do 2 Colgate items AND 2 Crest items that qualify for this deal. (Colgate toothbrushes and toothpaste qualify as do Crest clinical mouth rinse.)  However, proceed with caution here as YMMV and/or Rite-Aid can change this up at any time.

* ThermaCare wraps....another simple Deal.  On sale for $3, use $3/1 In-Ad Q and it's free.  Buy other stuff with this item and use a $1/1 IPQ for ThermaCare wraps and it's a $1 moneymaker.  These ThermaCare wraps will disappear quickly from the shelves but get a raincheck!  Cut out the In-Ad Q and have the cashier staple it to the raincheck and Rite-Aid will honor that Q when the item comes into the store again, so you still get it for free!

* Fantasy Makers and the other 2 Halloween themed make-up stuff.  The packages vary from $2.99 to $4.99(and maybe more but I didn't see any other prices at my store).  Buy 2/Get 1 50%off.  2 at $2.99/$1.49=$4.48 and you get 2 x $3 +Ups back(Deal limit is 2 +Ups per card.), makes this a moneymaker.  I got some glitter eyeliner stuff.  If I ever go to a Disco Ball again, I am all set! lol

And now the Grand Total so far for October.....

Out Of Pocket....$0.00  cash
Value of items bought.....$111.23
Savings Rate of  100%
Single Check Rebate due....$0.00
Other Rebates due......$0.00
After SCR applied, Out of Pocket.... $0.00
Savings Rate  100%

+Ups at beginning of month...$25.98+
+Ups used....$32.98+
+Ups received...$34.00+
+Ups currently...$27.00+



  1. I never buy eyeliner or glitter, but I picked some up and just stared at it, wanting it so much. It landed back on the shelf....sigh.

  2. You are doing awesome! So how much is left on that never-ending gift card that you always whip out?

  3. Wow I am impressed!

    It's like a major in college. If I was living in the US I sure would write to you for a Rite-Aid crash course! LOL

  4. GOOD deals!!! I SO want some glitter eye makeup... But just know it will make my eyes water even more.


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