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Saving at Rite Aid week of 5/6-5/12

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…

Transaction #1

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

 

Transaction #2

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

 

Transaction #3

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!