Thursday, October 1, 2015

Well That Didn't Go as Planned!

I broke my Rite-Aid fast on Wednesday.  I had to go up to fill a couple of Rxs so I did a few deals too.
Before going I made sure to load my Rite-Aid Load2Card Qs onto my Wellness card, load a $5 off wyspend $25(after coupons and sale prices)Offer from my Plenti account and activate electronic Qs in my Saving Star account that is attached to my Wellness/Plenti card(s).

Then I bought all this.........

1 x Hot Tamales theater candy box on sale=$1.29
2 x Colgate toothpaste on sale $2.99=$5.98
2 x Dove 'Poo on sale=$7.00
2 x Tresemme 'Poo on sale=$8.00
1 x Pink Eye drops on sale=$7.49
1 x Ring Relief drops on sale-$7.49
1 x Degree men's Deo on sale=$3.99
1 x Axe 'Poo on sale=$3.99
1 x Dove men's body wash on sale=$4.49


Coupons Used

1 x Freebie Hot Tamales Rite-Aid FB Q=$1.29
1 x $1/1 Colgate toothpaste IPQ(coupons dotcom)=$1.00
1 x $1/1 Colgate toothpaste Load2CardQ=$1.00
2 x $2/1 Colgate toothpaste In-Ad sales flyer Q(stacks with the ManuQs/IPQs/L2CQs)=$4.00
1 x $3/2 Dove 'Poo Load2CardQ=$3.00
1 x $5/2 Tresemme 'Poo ManuQ(Sunday's inserts)=$5.00
1 x $2/1 Pink Eye drops IPQ=$2.00
1 x $2/1 Ring Relief drops IPQ=$2.00
1 x $1/1 Degree men's Deo Load2CardQ=$1.00
1 x $1/1 Axe Poo ManuQ(Sunday's inserts)=$1.00
1 x $2/1 Dove men's body wash Load2CardQ=$2.00

Coupon Total.......$23.29

$49.72-$23.29=$26.43 + .89¢tax=$27.32

I used all $21 worth of Plenti points on this card.

$27.32-$21=$6.32 OOP which was put on my Rite-Aid gift card.

I will receive back in my Saving Star account a check for $8.00(rebates on 2/Dove 'Poo $3, $1 1/Tresemme, $1 1/Degree deo, $1 1/Axe 'Poo, $2 1/Dove body wash), making my OOP now -$1.68.
Yes they are paying me $1.68 to buy all this. 8-)))

In addition I earned more Plenti Points--
$5 worth wyb $15 of select women's Dove/Tresemme items
$3 worth wyb $10 of select men's Dove/Axe items
$20 worth wyb 2 Pink Eye andor Ring Relief items($10 worth for each, limit 2)
$5 worth wyspend $25(after Qs and sale prices)at Rite-Aid on a single transaction

Total Plenti Points earned this transaction---$33 worth
Total Plenti Points spent this transation---$21 worth so I am "up" $12 in points as well as making overage of $1.68 after Saving Star rebates.

Value of items bought in this transaction.....$71.48
Cost OOP(on gift card)....$6.32
Plenti points on card.....$33

Well I went back this morning after my therapy appointment to do the men's Dove/Axe Deal, the women's Dove/Simple Deal and the Colgate toothpaste 1 more time on my son's card.  (I only got 1 tube of toothpaste because I wasn't sure I had a Load2Card Q for a second tube on this card.)  I also did the Pink Eye/Ring Relief Deals once each.

Well between yesterday and today, Rite-Aid changed the amount of points you earn doing the Pink Eye/Ring Relief Deals.

Because what should have earned me back $33 in Pts. only earned me $15 in Pts.
The Pink Eye/Ring Relief only gave back $1 in Points each instead of $10 in Points.  I guess it was suppose to give $1 all along but somebody goofed and they have now corrected this awesome Deal.

So I will be returning those 2 items since I only bought them for the points(don't "need" them but could have donated them if they were free or a moneymaker).

After I return them(and have the Qs I used deducted)my OOP put on the gift card will be $7.09.
I suppose they will also deduct the $2 in Plenti pts. from this account for the return, which is only right, so this card will have $13 in points on it instead of the $15 in points it now has.  I  used $12 in points to buy all this so I will still be "up" $1 in points.  Being $21 "up" in points on this card would have been nicer. lolz

Plus since I bought different items in those 2 men's Dove/Axe and women's Dove/Simple Deals with Saving Star rebates on them from the items in my first transaction(except for the Dove men's body wash), I'll also receive $6.50 in more Saving Star rebates for this transaction(.50¢ Axe, $1 Dove men's deo, $2 Simple cleaner, $1.50 Dove dry spray deo, $1.50 Dove women's deo).

Take that $6.50 and deduct it from what I paid on the gift card, $7.09, and all the items in this transaction cost me .55¢(plus I received $1 in points above what I spend in points).

Still a very good haul but not the blockbuster point maker I thought I was going to have.  ;-)

Value of items bought in this transaction.....$45.33
Cost OOP(on gift card)after I make the return.... .55¢
Plenti points on card.....$13(or $15 if they don't yank those $2 in points for the return)

Outcome for both cards/transactions
Total "spent" put on gift card--$13.41
Total value of items--$116.81
Plenti Points used--33,000($33)
Plenti Points earned--46,000($46)
Saving Star Rebates earned--$14.50

OOP spending total..... -$1.09(moneymaker overage)
Points are "up".........$13

Overall this was worth doing.

Next week at Rite-Aid there is nothing that is free or a great cheap deal so I won't be darkening their doors.
I have one rx that needs refilling at Kmart next week that I might transfer to Rite-Aid which will earn me $25 in Plenti Points(There is a refill/points Q in this week's ad that is good until 10/10 you can use to get free points).  Why not, right?.....after all, $15 in free stuff is $25 in free stuff! lolz



1 comment:

  1. Once again, I am dazzled! I have to got to get in on this Plenti thing.


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