Sunday, August 24, 2014

More Rite-Aid Talk

So I went up to Rite-Aid last evening to get another free Alba lip balm before the offer ended and to buy a container of Tide for cheap(to try to get to the $30 mark-after coupons-to send for the $10 rebate visa card).

1 x Tide on sale=$5.94
1 x Alba lip balm 20% wellness discount=$2.95

I used a $2/1 Tide Load2Card that came off for this order....

$8.89-$2=$6.89 + .42¢ tax=$7.31.

I had a $25 Amex prepaid card with $7.57 left on it so I paid with that and no OOP for me.
I received $3 +Up Rewards for buying the Alba lip balm and I am almost to the amount I need for that Tide/Gain $10 Rebate.
And there is .26¢ left on the Amex card.
I have $18 in +Up Rewards going into the week of August 24th.

Then I hit Rite-Aid this morning and did these deals......

2 x Werther's sugar-free candies on sale=$3.00
4 x Mentos candies on sale=$2.00
2 x Cover Girl eye shadow BOGO50%=$5.08

Coupons Used
2 x $1/1 Werther's sugar-free candies IPQ=$2.00
1 x $3/2 Cover Girl items ManQ(P&G insert 7/27)=$3.00

This is how it was suppose to go but......

When the cashier gave me my total it was $3 less than anticipated.
So I checked the receipt after I paid........

Evidently I had an identical $3/2 Cover Girl items electronic Q on my Load2Card account and it came off as well as the paper ManQ I handed the cashier!!!
So instead of $3 off my $5.08 Cover Girl purchase I got $6 off.
And then I got a $2 +Up Reward for buying 2 CG Rite-Aid paid me $2.92 to buy these eye shadows. lolz

This is what I mean about this whole Load2Card program......nothing ever goes as planned.
I KNOW I have Qs to use and they don't come off the card half of the time, or things come off that double my savings, when they aren't suppose to do that.
It's Krazy....

So add another Q used to my tally.....

Coupons Used
2 x $1/1 Werther's sugar-free candies IPQ=$2.00
1 x $3/2 Cover Girl items ManQ(P&G insert 7/27)=$3.00
1 x $3/1 Cover Girl items Load2CardQ=$3.00
Coupon Total......$8.00

I paid with $2+Up Rewards and paid .08¢ OOP.
Plus a roll of Mentos is the Savings Star freebie this weekend so I'll get back .50¢ into my Savings Star account on 1 roll of the Mentos.

I don't eat this flavor of Mentos(I only like the cinnamon ones)but they will make nice stocking stuffers.....remember there are only 123 more days until Christmas.  8-))

I received back $4 in +Ups($1 wyb4 Mentos, $1 wyb2 Werther's, $2 wyb2  Cover Girl)
Spent $2 +Ups, get $4 in +Ups back instead of spending down my +Ups by $1, thanks to the Load2Card goof.

I now have $20 in +Up Rewards and have spent $12.68 total on $140.20 of items last week.

This week's OOP total so far is .08¢ on $16.76 worth of items.
Except for getting 2 bottles of Tresemme later this week(2/$8, use 2 x $2/1 ManQ-today's inserts-which will cost $1 OOP+tax to roll $3 in +Ups)I am done with Rite-Aid deals this week.  Not much that is a good buy this week that I want or need.
I'll be spending some time this week getting my scenarios ready for next week's deals as they are a bit better.

I'm sorry if I am boring some of y'all with all this Rite-Aid stuff.
I tend to not do Rite-Aid for months on end and then go back to working the deals for a couple months.  As soon as the +Ups I have accumulated are spent down I'll probably stop doing Rite-Aid until the Winter Holidays when they are some really cheap/free/good deals.



  1. Oh no, not boring at all. Inspiring? Yes! Fun? Yes!

    Okay, I am a sad case to live vicariously through your purchases. I often wonder if I can stand and walk that long.

    I am going to read, so this is more fun than a trashy novel, though not quite so titillating, not that I need titillation. Never mind.

    Keep the good news coming!

  2. Gotta love it when they pay you to take items from their store. You are the Rite Aid master!

  3. I love your rite-aid deals! I wish CVS was as kind!


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