Friday, November 29, 2013

Rite-Aid at BF is my BFF

Dear Rite-Aid,
I truly "heart" you.  You were so kind to me and my wallet today.
I hope we never break up.
I do wonder why you didn't choose to do the "Gift of Savings" Deal this year.
After all, everyone loves it/you so!
Thanks for the goodies you gave me today.
Signed your BFF,

2 x Monster Drinks=$3.00
2 x Ghirardelli Chocolates=$6.00 **
4 x Nivea Shave Gel=$6.00
2 x RA brand nuts=$2.00
1 x Philips Ear buds=$7.99
1 x Conair Hairbrush=$1.99
2 x Reach Dental Floss/tape=$5.98
3 x Yardley Soap=$3.00
3 x Carmex Lip stuff=$3.00
3 x Purex detergent(Buy 1 Get 2 Free)=$6.49 ***
1 x Brawny paper towels(8 pk.)=$5.37 *not pictured*
2 x Home Improvement Gift Cards=$100.00  *not pictured*


Coupons Used
2 x $2/1 Ghirardelli Chocolate IPQs=$4.00
2 x $3/2 Nivea product IPQs=$6.00
1 x $1/1 Conair AdPerks Q=$1.00
2 x $1/1 Reach dental floss IPQ=$2.00
1 x $1/2 Carmex item IPQ=$1.00
1 x .30/1 Carmex item IPQ=$.30
1 x $1.50/2 Purex items IPQ=$1.50
1 x $1/2 Purex Load2Card Q=$1.00
1 x .50/1 Purex Load2Card Q=$.50
1 x $1/1 Brawny or Northern product AdPerks Q=$1.00
Coupon Total......$18.30


I used my $27.99 in +Up Rewards I had.....


Then I used up an old gift card with $1.50 on it.....

$104.53-$1.50=$103.03 Total

For my purposes I am taking off the $100 I spent on the gift cards.
I bought those because I got a bonus +Ups.
Those cards will be used throughout the year when we need to buy things for maintenance and repair on the house.
Think of this as just taking money that will be spent in the future and converting it into another form of money that isn't so liquid. 8-)

And those house expenses don't come out of the food/toiletries budget, but rather the home repair budget.

I did this converting into gift cards I can use at Lowe's/Home Depot/Ace hardware/etc. in 2012 as well, whenever Rite-Aid offered a "perk" with their purchase.  I just converted liquid cash that would be spent on home repair/maintenance supplies into gift cards and get free credit at Rite-Aid to get various toiletries/HBA/food for my trouble.
It's a win/win!
And we used all the gift cards I purchased in 2012 on repair supplies and bamboo flooring(and then some)this year.

So my out of pocket total for toiletries/HBA/food this trip was $3.03 cash.

I received back $47.98 in +Up Rewards......

(2 x $10 HI gift cards, $3 Carmex, $3 Yardley, $2 Monster drinks, 1 x $2 Ghirardelli, 2 x $1 Ghirardelli bonus, 2 x $1 R-A nuts, 2 x $2 Reach, $1.99 Conair, $7.99 Philips).

**The Ghirardelli gave a bonus +Ups....$2 when you buy 2 but then a $1 +Ups for each bag.
So if you use the $2/1 Qs on them, you pay $2 for 2(after $4 in Qs) and get back $4 in +Ups, making it a $2 Moneymaker.
Go print those Qs now HERE.

***The Purex is .50¢ more a bottle at my town's store but I didn't want to go all the way downtown in W-B to get it for the lower price.
While the Purex didn't give any +Up Rewards for it's purchase it was super cheap.  Pay for 1 bottle get 2 free is good in and of itself.  But add in the following Qs.....
- 1 x $1.50/2 IPQ I had in my hand.
- 1 x $1/2 Load2Card Q that came off the bill.
- 1 x .50/1 Load2Card Q that also came off the bill.
-In addition, I have 1 $1/2 Purex digital Qs in my SavingStar account, one of which I should get credit for.

After my $3 in Qs that came off at purchase and the $1 off I'll get later,  these 3 bottles of Purex "cost" me in the end $2.49 total, or .83¢ a piece.

Then I went back in and got some deals on the Brother in-laws card......

Much of the same stuff as before, except for the gift tape($1.50 for 2 and I got $1.50 in +Ups back), the cereal($1.79 a box and I had a $1 AdPerks Q for it, so paid .79¢ and I got $1 in +Ups back so better than free), the R-A brand pain relievers were .67¢ each(reg. $2.99 each) and I got 2 12 rolls packs of Quilted Northern TP**not pictured**(it was $5.37 a pack and I had $1/1 IPQs, plus a $1/1 Brawny/Northern AdPerks Q for 1 of them, making them $3.87 per pack).
I also got 2 x $50 Home Improvement Gift Cards(which I don't count as coming out of the food/toiletries budget)and got $20 in bonus +Ups back.

I paid OOP(after removing the $100 for the gift cards) $.37.
This was after all Qs, $17.99 in +Up Rewards redeemed and $5.45 from my last old gift card I had.
And .18¢ of that .37¢ was tax.  8-)))

I received back $36.50 in +Up Rewards for this lot on that card(2 x $10 gift cards, 2 x $1 Ghirardelli, 1 x $2 Ghirardelli, $2 Monster, $3 Carmex, $3 Yardley, $1 Cereal, 2 x $1 R-A nuts, $1.50 Tape).

I am now debating whether to go up to KMart and get some leg lamp ornaments.
It's cold out but I am bored here at home.

Did you go out recently to take advantage of any sales?
Was it as exciting as my finds??lol

Tell me what you got.....




  1. I have a leg lamp, bought for $1 at a yard sale last year! I have not been out today for anything.

    Have you gotten the double points for mycokerewards today? It's on my blog. Ends tonight. I am ripping open all my 12-packs to get the code and taping them all back.

    1. Yes Linda, I ran over and used all my 12 pack points on Friday. thanks!

  2. I went to CVS last weekend and then went and got a few things today for stocking stuffers. The problem is Anna is getting a bunch of stuff because it was all free and I don't have much for DJ. Do you thing he would like hair clips in his stocking?

  3. My six year old desperately wanted to go to rite Aid for "Black Friday shopping". He must have heard about the shopping at school, so when the Rite Aid ad came, it was a done deal. ;-) We did very well also - we got two bunches of hair bands (free after rewards), goldfish crackers, cereal, & another kind of cracker for super cheap. Trail mix for free, the Purex soap, & we also did the gift card offer for Gap gift cards. My oldest can only well the Gap extra slim/skinny jeans (must be rough, right? ;-)), so I combined that with ebates & Gap's Black Friday deal to score some super cheap jeans for him.

    1. 6 yr old getting into R-A shopping? I LOVE it! lol


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