I had much better luck finding items in stock by going on Sunday, so I think I will stick with that from now on. I had fairly quick Rite Aid and Walgreens trips today (Walgreens will be posted shortly). For Rite Aid I had three pretty small transactions, and only had trouble with a couple of coupons, hooray! I was once again impressed by my local Rite Aid, there was a big line at checkout and after letting a couple of people go ahead, more just kept coming so I ultimately decided to just do one transaction at a time, but by the time my first transaction was finishing up there were two more cashiers and the line behind me was gone! Anyway, on to the deals…
Eight Gerber 1st food baby food two packs
Regularly: $1.59 each, on sale for BOGO-50% off with a $3.00 +up reward back on two.
No coupons needed!
$1.59 + $0.79 – $3.00 +up reward made each pair a $0.61 moneymaker
Final: I paid $3.52 before tax (which was $0 anyway) and after using a $6 +up from last week, and I received: (4) $3 +up reward, a $2.44 money maker before tax
Four Lady Speedstick and Four Speedstick
Regularly: $3.79 on sale for BOGO with a $5.00 monthly +up reward when you spend $15.
I used (2) BOGO free coupons from the 4/29 paper (this coupon is only valid for every four deodorants because you need to be PAYING for two in order to use it)
$7.58 for all eight after coupons – $5.00 +up reward made the total $2.58, or $0.32 for each
One RiteAid True2Go Glucose Meter
Regularly: $9.99 on sale for $8.99 with a $5.00 monthly +up reward when you buy one.
No coupons, but there was a Try This Free rebate form included with the meter.
$8.99 – $5.00 +up reward – $8.99 made this a $5 moneymaker before tax
Final: I paid $4.57 before tax, and after the $12 in +ups from the 1st transaction. After (2) $5 + up rewards and an $8.99 rebate, this transaction will be a $2.42 moneymaker
Four Revlon Beauty tools
All Revlon was on sale for %40 off and I had some misc. catalinas to use so I did the following deal:
(2) Revlon eyelash curlers regularly $3.65 ea on sale for $2.19 used the $2/1 Revlon May Video Values and a $4/2 Revlon beauty tools catalina made each one $0.19
(1) Revlon crazy shine nail buffer (I love these things!) regularly $3.49 ea on sale for $2.09, the $4/2 coupon took off $2 to make this $0.09
(1) Revlon designer nail file regularly $1.99 on sale for $1.19, used a $1/1 beauty tool catalina making this $0.19
(3) items at $0.19 and one at $0.09 = $0.66 for all four items before tax
One U by Kotex 18ct. tampon
Regular: $5.79 ea., on sale for $3.99 with a $3 +up on one
I used a $1/1 coupon from the Kotex website (no longer available)
$3.99 – $1 manufacturer coupon – $3.00+up = FREE
Two One Touch Ultra Mini glucose meters
Regular: $19.990 ea., on sale for $9.99.
I used (2) $10/1 printed coupons found here
$9.99 – $10/1 coupons (adjusted down to $9.99, they will beep) = Two meters for FREE
One P&G Olympic Gift Set (Herbal Essences/Olay) $30 value
Regular: $14.99 ea., on sale for $9.99
(These are also free if you spend $50 on specific P&G products at Rite Aid but I’m not quite there yet)
$9.99 for the gift set – one subscription to Self magazine, which should be able to submit for a $12.99 mail in rebate, making this a $3 moneymaker after rebate
Final: I paid $3.62 before tax after using the $10 +up from Transaction #2, received (1) $2 +up rewards and $12.99 mail in rebate, which will make for a $1.37 moneymaker pre-tax
My total out-of-pocket expense before tax, if you exclude the $6 roll over from last week, was $17.71 with $2 remaining in +up rewards for next time, so $15.71. After I submit for the $8.99 and $12.99 rebates, I will have made $6.27 before tax, which for me came out to be $5.10 (I need to move to a lower-tax state!), still made over $1.
Total of all merchandise with sales only, no coupons or +ups would have been $75.29
Total of all merchandise with no Wellness+ card would have been $117.64
A lot of this week was donation items with the baby food and the glucose monitors and a lot of the deodorants, but I was able to score a few things that we will use, and they actually paid me to take. Doesn’t get much better than that!
The website was down earlier today, but it appears to be up and running again. Head on over to FitStudio’s website and sign up for their free service. You must enter the promo code BALL at the bottom of the sign up window. Once you have submitted your registration you should receive an email (mine came immediately) with a printable coupon for a free stability ball. You can then take your coupon to Sears and redeem your coupon for one of three size balls: 55″, 65″ or 75″, a $12.99 value!
This is one of those awesome freebies that don’t require money upfront or rebate forms to submit and hope they remember to send you the check 6-8 weeks later. Make sure you get over there quick…in case this doesn’t last until the 5th!