Why I like Rite Aid

Friday, August 27, 2010

Here is my month shopping at  Rite Aid.  I have found some months I don't find anything I need or want and then other times they are very good to me.  Below are my transactions for those who want details, but bottom line is I saved by using coupons 73.50, plus I tried to only buy sale items.  My total out of pocket for one month is $23. 37 after coupons and am now waiting for  $23.69 in rebates and $10 in a gift card. Prior to learning how to shop there, I used to think they were way over priced.  It just comes down to learning their system.

Rite Aid is the fastest company on rebates and they make it easy online.  Checks are here in two weeks, but you can only submit one a month, so I save them all until the end of the rebate month.    The gift cards are slower, but they end up coming in about 4-6 weeks.  Additionally, Riteaid.com has coupons online here  for $5 off $25.  They usually let you earn up to three coupons by watching 30- 60 sec ad  videos. 

Want to learn more on how to shop at Rite Aid, see this video and blog post  from hiptosave 
 

Week one

  • Gillette Fussion Razor  9.99 w/ $4.00 Mfr cpn and $5 scr (single check rebate by Riteaid)= .99
  • Women's gillette razors  7.99  $ 4 up and $2 mfr cpn = $1.99
  • LA Looks gel  2 mfr cpn for  $1 off each and $1 scr = .50 each
  • Aussie Hair spray 2.50  $2.50 off 2 mfr cpn & $1 up reward = .75 each
  • Aussie detangler 2.50 (see above)
  • Total before coupons =26.96 
  • used $10.50 in mfr cpn
  • used Rite aid coupon save $5 when you spend $25
  • used  $8 in previously eared up rewards 
 Spent at register:  $3.46  up rewards printed to use in next transaction : $1 & $4
total rebates to submit: $6


Week Two
  •  Crest toothpaste  $2.69 w/ .75 mfr cpn & scr $2.69 = FREE+ .75 overage
  • Total before coupons =$2.69
  • used $0.75 in mfr cpn
  • used  $1 in previously eared up rewards
Spent at register:  $0.94
total rebates to submit: $2.69

Week three
  • Pantene Shampoo & conditioner  2/$10  w/ 2 mfr cpns $1 each & $3 up = $2.50 each
  • Seabreeze $4.99  w/ $1 mfr cpn & $1 up & $3 scr = FREE
  • Crest toothpaste  $2.99 w/ .75 mfr cpn & scr $2 = .24
  • Clearasil cream 6.29 w/ $3 Rite aid cpn & $1.50 up =$ 1.79
  • Noxzema cleansing cream Buy one get on free, no cpns- $5.49
  • Total before coupons =26.76 
  • used $16.75 in mfr cpn
  • used Rite aid coupon save $5 when you spend $25
  • used Rite aid coupon save $1 off $10 of skin care products
  • used  $4 in previously eared up rewards
 Spent at register:  $10.01
up rewards printed to use in next transaction : $1, $1.50 & $4
total rebates to submit: $5

Week four
  •  Rain check from week 2 for mouthwash of 4 Crest pro health mouthwashes for $20 w/ 4 mfr cpn $2 each &  $10 scr when you buy 4 + $10 rite aid gift card when you spend $25 in oral care products this month =  FREE + $8 overage
  • Planters peanuts $2.99 w/ $1 up = $1.99
  • 6 boxes of Kleenex BOGO $2.49 w/ $2  in mrf & RA cpn = .91 each (not a great price)
  • Total before coupons =30.46
  • used $10 in mfr cpn
  • used Rite aid coupon save $5 when you spend $25
  • used Rite aid coupon save $1 off $10 of oral care products
  • used  $5.50 in previously eared up rewards
 Spent at register:  $8.96
up rewards printed to use in next transaction : $1
total rebates to submit: $10 & $10 RA gift card

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Mr M first race running

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Here our little man ran a fine race,  in fact each of our kids ran different races and all did a great job.  We thought we would video it with Miss A. video camera she won from the library's grand prize drawing for the summer reading program.   We even put together a little slide show with a video cut of the beginning and ending of the race.   I am not sure why the sound does not correspond with the video.  I will have to play with that later.  It is right on my PC, but on the blog it is wrong.

Got to keep that ribbon with him at all times.
He will have the choice to run two more races.  If you runs the last one he will get a medal, which he is so excited about.  He got a ribbon just for running and has carried it many places.  He even has gone to sleep with it.

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