Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rite Aid 7/16/08

So I tried Rite Aid today for the first time for my lunchtime trip. Chief Family Officer first mentioned how great the deals are and that they send you rebate checks. All you have to do is go online and enter the information (three numbers) from your receipt. So I am giving it a try. Here is what I did:

Transaction 1:

Refill a prescription, transferring it from another drugstore. I used the coupon in the weekly advertisement that said if you transfer a prescription, they give you a $30 gift card. Prescription was $10 and I would have spent that anyway. And the great thing is, they were fast.

Transaction 2:

10 Vive Pro Shampoo/Conditioners, regularly 4.99 on sale BOGO - 5 MF Qs BOGO, thus free.
4 Lysol Neutra-Air 10 oz, regularly 2.99 on sale BOGO - 2 MF Qs BOGO, thus free.
3 Electrasol Pwrbal, regularly 4.99 on sale 2.99 - 3 MF Q $2.25/1, making them .74 each
2 Coppertone 30 SPF Spray, regularly 9.99, on sale BO get O half off - 2 MF Q $1/1, making them 6.50 each

So my subtotal was $15.20 and with tax it was $20.09 which I used my gift card from transaction #1 to pay with. And on top of that, I submitted my receipt online and should get back $2 for Electrasol and $5 for the Coppertone.

Just a note, someone mentioned online that they were going to purchase ten Sunday papers this last weekend for the great coupons. I had never done that before so I tried it. I bought them at Publix along with a few other things and used their $5 off of 35 deal to help pay for them. I have yet to locate a store in my area that sells them cheaper during the week (I have checked with several stores so far including Walmart and no luck). Anyway, this trip more than made up for that purchase and I still have many more great coupons to work with.

I think I will be going back to Rite Aid. This cashier was very nice and did not have any problems with any of the coupons. I basically purchased $96.81 worth of products by transferring a prescription, shopping the sales, using coupons, and I get money back and still have ten dollars on the gift card. Very cool.


Chief Family Officer said...

Wow, great job! Especially with the prescription gift card. I haven't paid any actual cash except for prescriptions at CVS in almost two months now and I absolutely love it. I got the pharmacy manager to agree to let me use Rite Aid's transfer coupon for not transferring my prescription, which was awesome. (I shop a lot more at CVS than I do Rite Aid - I tend to hit RA up just for free items.)

Anyway, you're obviously a quick study and I look forward to reading about all of your future deals!

Diana said...

I haven't heard of any store selling cheaper versions of the previous Sunday's papers, either. What I do (after getting one copy delivered to me for 77c per week) is go "dumpster diving". It's a lot cleaner than it sounds, though. We have a local recycling center for paper so I just weed through the newspapers to get the inserts. I've gotten TONS of coupons this way and it's free.

Dr. Mom said...

I have actually wanted to do that but the few recycling centers nearby have narrow slits to push the paper through so there is no access to them. Still looking though...