Monday, December 7, 2015

Clairol Deal at Rite-Aid on Sunday & Other Things I Bought

Heads up if you have a  Rite-Aid(sorry Sonya Ann)and you are a "women of a certain age" who colors her hair.
Starting Sunday(that would be yesterday)at R-A there is a Clairol deal.
Nice n' Easy and Root Touch-Up colorings is on sale for $6.99.  If you have Gold Wellness status your price will be $6.79 per box.

There was a $5/2 Clairol Hair Color ManuQ in the 11/29 P&G coupon insert.
There is a Buy One Clairol Hair Color Get One Root Touch-Up Color in this past Sunday's coupon insert. You'll have to have 2 of this Sunday's insert Q and access to the R-A Beauty Magazine in store with the $5 off $25 purchase inside to do this deal.

Here's your Deal--

Buy 2 x Clairol Hair Color=$13.98
Buy 2 x Clairol Root Touch-Up Color=$13.98

Use Coupons....
1 x $5 off $25 purchase R-A Beauty Mag Coupon=$5.00(Ask for it at the store if they don't have any of the Beauty Magazines out.)
1 x $5/2 Clairol Hair Color ManQ=$5.00
2 x BOGOClairol ManuQ from Sunday's insert=$13.98
Coupon Total........$23.98

$27.96-$23.98=$3.98 + any tax for all 4 boxes.
That $1 a box for hair color!

So I went to R-A Sunday to do this deal plus get a few other things and complications ensued...........

First off I bought $50 in Subway gift cards on each of the Plenti cards we have as they give $6 in Plenti Pts. for every $25 you spend this week.  We frequent Subway during the year so I pulled Eating-Out money for 2016 and got some cards, netting me $24 for free potential Rite-Aid goods with the points.
That went fine.

Then I bought the Clairol hair color products and a few other things......

2 x Clairol Nice n' Easy on sale=$13.58
2 x Clairol Root Touch-Up on sale=$13.58
4 x HE conditioner on clearance$1.24=$4.96
1 x Crest mouthwash on sale=$5.00
1 x Soft Soap refill jug on sale=$3.99

The coupons I handed over.....
1 x $5 off $25 Beauty Purchase RAQ(hair coloring qualifies)=$5.00
1 x $5/2 Nice n' Easy ManuQ=$5.00
2 x BOGO Nice n' Easy/Root Touch-Up ManuQ=$13.58
1 x $2/1 Soft Soap Refill RA FacebookQ=$2.00
2 x $3/2 Herbal Essence product ManuQ=$6.00
1 x $1.50/1 Crest mouthwash Load2CardQ=$1.50
Coupon total was $33.08.

$41.11-$33.08=$8.03+.34¢ tax=$8.37 OOP is what it "should" have been.

There were 2 other Load2Card Qs that came off for this transaction that we couldn't figure out why.....a $2 and a $3 Q.
And because they were applied to the transaction the register wouldn't take my $5/2 Clairol and one of my $3/2 Herbal Essence ManuQs.

So my Coupon Total was $30.08 instead....

$41.11-$30.08=$11.03+.34¢ tax=$11.37 using Plenti points so $0 OOP.
And I earned $3.50 in new Plenti points so I spent down my points by $7.87.

After we completed the sale they did a "Post Coupon" transaction and gave me $8 in cash for the 2 coupons that wouldn't scan......

So in the end this transaction "cost" me $7.87 in Plenti points(the $11.87 I paid with, minus the $3.50 in new Plenti points I earned buying the Crest mouthwash)and I got an $8 cash refund.

Later at home I figured out by comparing my clipped L2CQs on the other Wellness/Plenti card that the $2 L2C was also for Clairol(when you buy one) and the $3 L2C was also for Herbal Essence(when you buy two).  This means I shouldn't have used one of my HE $3/2 ManuQs so I need to return $3 of that cash refund and my transaction turns into spending down $2.87 worth of Plenti points instead of a .13¢ moneymaker.

Got that?
I hope so because my head hurts now....lolz

I am done with Rite-Aid until Wednesday when they are having another 4 day "Mid Week Specials Sale".   Lot of BOGO sales in that 4 day ad.

The 5 Hour Energy shots and the Mtn. Dew KickStart drinks will be free after Plenti points earned on each so I'll be getting some KickStart drinks for College Boy.

Plus there is a $ back in Points deal when you buy Kohl's gift cards during this sale so I'll probably take some more clothing funds for 2016 and buy a couple cards since we finished up using my stash from last year back in October replacing part of College Boy's wardrobe.

Also of note--the large bottles of Suave professional 'Poo will be BOGO and there is a $2/2 Suave Pro ManuQ that expires on 12/13 plus a $2 Suave Pro SavingStar Rebate so $4 off 2 bottles + the BOGO price will make for some cheap 'Poo.

And there is also a BOGO sale on Arm & Hammer Cat Liter and $2/1 and $1.50/1 Qs for Liter on the Arm & Hammer website you can print, plus you get $5 back in Plenti points for buying 2, making for some cheap liter for your pussy.

Now I am off to start writing Christmas cards up.  I am so behind on that job.



  1. I am going to get the hair color today, I touch up for 6 months then go in and have it done. Too cheap to go to the hairdresser every month. Right now I look like a redheaded skunk.

  2. If I were a woman of a certain age I would probably need the root touch up (today). In fact it is such a good deal I think I should probably just snag it anyway in case any of my friends of a certain age need it right? Well assuming all my friends of a certain age have hair about the same color as mine. I guess this is the price to pay for being the youngest of my close friends. 4 months does count doesnt it?

  3. You lost me at Rite Aid. Heck of a deal though.

  4. Sorry my ass. Ok that sounded a little snotty but its not fair!!!
    And SAM is funny!!!!!


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