Thursday, January 10, 2013

More Rite-Aid Shenanigans

The first thing I did was take in my $3/1 Neosporin Trial Pack IPQ I forgot to give them on Tuesday.  I got $3 back on my gift card/merchandise return card.  With the $2.74 it had already, I now have $5.74 on it.

Then I bought this lot....

1 x Neosporin Lip Health reg. $5.79 w/Gold discount=$4.63
1 x Ben-Gay reg. $6.29 w/Gold discount=$3.77
1 x Band-Aid strips reg. $3.79 w/Gold discount=$2.27
1 x Listerine 1 Liter on sale=$3.99

Coupons Used
1 x $2/1 Neosporin product IPQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Ben-gay product IPQ=$2.00
1 x .50/1 Band-Aid IPQ=$.50
1 x $2/1 Listerine IPQ=$2.00
Coupon Total.....$6.50

$14.66-$6.50=$8.16 + .06¢ tax=$8.22
I used $8 in +Ups and put the .22¢ on my gift card.

And no, that blasted $2/1 Listerine Load2Card Q did NOT come off.
I am so over these L2CQs.....

I will submit for the cash Rebate for buying the Ben-gay, Band-aid item and Neosporin lip product.
You have to spend at least $10 purchasing any combination of 3 out of 5 Neosporin/Band-aid/Ben-gay items and you can submit for a $5 Rebate.  The form is not clear if it's a $5 or "up to a $10 rebate".  It's at least a $5 refund so that is what I'm calling it. 8-)

Now, the Band-aid and Listerine items count toward the January Promo and I have $27.25 tracking.  The Band-aid and Ben-gay items count toward the J&J Promo but the Neosporin Lip Health doesn't evidently.  I now have $24.01 tracking on the J&J Promo.

And if I can continue to keep this all straight, it will be a miracle! lolol

Over the last 3 days, I've spent $26 in +Ups, I've gotten $6 +Ups back and I've gotten $3 on a gift card (in lieu of a 'post coupon' situation)and I'm getting (at least) $16.99 back in cash rebates.  I've spent $26 and I'm getting back $25.99 back in various forms.
So I'm basically 'even' at this point.
And I still need to spend $5.99 on J&J items before this week is out to get a $10 +Up Reward.

Once I run out of +Ups, I have a SCR check coming for December in the amount of $16, so I'll spend that for any OOP amounts once the +Ups and the gift cards are done.  I am sending away tomorrow for a $15 P&G gift card too, which will also be used for any OOP amounts since I didn't spend money to get it, so it's free "money". 8-))

Looking at the next weeks ads at Rite-Aid, I seriously doubt if I will be able to get to $100 of "spending" without "spending" any cash by January 26th.
This Promotion deal is tight.....the rewards are small, the coupons available are chinzy and I'm having a hard time finding things to buy that I can use.

After January it might be time for me to take a well deserved break from Rite-Aid for a few months.  

This trip to Rite-Aid--
Value of items.....$21.86
+Ups coming into this trip....$16.50
+Ups used....$8.00
+Ups earned......$0.00
+Ups at the end.....$8.50


Out Of Pocket....$0.00  cash
Value of items bought.....$83.86
Savings Rate of  100%
Rebates due......$16.99(Neosporin 2x)
Savings Rate after Rebates.....100 %

+Ups at beginning of month...$32.50+
+Ups used....$33.00+
+Ups received...$9.00+
+Ups currently...$8.50+  



  1. How do you keep track of all of that?

    I did a CVS shop today although I think I did it wrong. Even so, I got a lot of products for a net of $20.00. We don't have a Rite Aid close, so I think I'll stick with CVS for now. One drugstore is all I can handle.

    Still working on my price book! Thanks for the incentive!

    1. I seriously write stuff down sometimes Sharon. And I don't do multiple drugstore chains....I find I do better by sticking with just one. And R-A is the only one in my tiny town so that's what I do. If I couldn't do R-A, I'd do CVS, since I like them a whole lot better than Wags. ;-)

  2. *gasp* The Rite-Aid Queen may be retiring for a few months?! What's this world coming to?! On a serious note, I wish I could do deals like yours. I've been trying to fetch a good price on Listerine, but so far, no such luck.

    1. LOL!
      I take breaks periodically every year Tanner. In 2012 I didn't Rite-Aid at all in April and May. I just can't keep up with it every month all year long.
      R-A has the smaller bottles of Listerine for 2/$5 this week. Go print out 2 $1/1 Listerine Qs(coupons dotcom I think), Spend $3 after the Qs for 2 bottles AND you get a $2 +Ups back. There's your deal.....

  3. I am done with the load to card coupons also! Between ra and sr I can't get them to work at either store The girls did a ra run today for middles ones college stock up so I will be mailing my rebates out this weekend!!!

  4. The management of RA will probably have the police visit you for a welfare check! You know they will miss you and presume you are ill or hurt.

  5. You crack me up with your Rite Aid'ing. :-) I haven't started up with it again, because I'm trying to avoid household spending this month. I don't do coupons, & I'm not nearly as organized as you, so even following the deals costs me money.

    However, I'm almost out of deodorant (and, that would be a code red situation), so I may have to mosey over.


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