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Sunday, December 14, 2014

An Example of a Rite Aid Haul

In my previous posts I've mentioned how I shop at Rite Aid to stretch my budget.  The picture on the left is the first of a series of transactions that spanned over three days. The reason one has to set up transactions in this way is because Up Rewards are not available until the next day.  So if you purchase a product that gives up $10. in Up Rewards, you must wait until the next day to redeem them.  I imagine the stores implemented this to cut down the waiting time at the registers.  CVS and Target don't have these restrictions.  I read other blogs where couponers say they roll their ECBs on multiple transactions and many as 5.  I would hate to be waiting on that line!  LOL!  Back to the breakdown.  I printed a coupon that can be found at the bottom of this site.  Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll find it.  The coupon is for a BOGO of the Schick ST2 disposable razors in the image.  They were on sale for $6.99.  The deal was buy $25. in Schick products, get back $10. in Up Rewards.  I had 4 coupons to buy 8 packs which totaled about $56 before the savings were applied.  They allowed 2 deals per household.  I had a Rite Aid coupon they sent me by snail mail for $10 off a $50 purchase.  I also had 2 coupons for $2 off and 2 for $3 off.  My our of pocket should have been less than $12 and then I was to receive $20. in Up Rewards.  Unfortunately, the cashier messed up the transaction and didn't process one of the BOGO coupons, so my OOP was $18.68.  I told her the total was supposed to be less.  She decided to figure out the error after it was processed.  I didn't make a big deal out of it because she gave me the coupon back and I knew that CVS was going to have the same promo this week!  Lucky me.  ;)  So, I walked out with $20 in Up Rewards I could use the next day.

Transaction number two turned out to have an error as well.  Serves me right for going to a Rite Aid that I know has cashiers that don't know much about how the promos run.  I was short on time, so I decided to take the risk.  I went to the register with 2 Viva Paper Towels (8 pk) and a gallon of milk.  I used a 50 cents off printable coupon from pickupthevalues and a $1.00 peelie coupon found on the package.  My OOP was supposed to be $0.  Instead I had to pay $4.18 because the cashier said I only had $10 in Up Rewards.  I was in a rush so I paid.  I got 25 cents added to my ibotta acct and $12.49 added toward my SavingStar smartphone app on the deal: spend $30 on Viva or some other products they have listed and you get back $5. 

The next day I returned and bought 2 more 8 packs of Viva Towels and paid $1.50.  I used the remaining $10 in Up Rewards and 2 peelie coupons for $1 each. 

I was a little frustrated with Rite Aid this week, but it worked out.  I gave away a lot of my paper towels, so I need to stock up again.

Don't forget to get your SavingStar account up and running.  You can get the money you save in gift cards or deposited into your paypal account.  I like the Viva Deal and I'm about to complete it as you can see on the picture to your left.  ;)

Remember, scroll down and print the Schick BOGO coupon because you will be able to repeat this transaction at CVS this week!  Go stock up and save money on your groceries in 2015!

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