Thursday, November 25, 2010

Rite-Aid, 11/25-11/27

Made a quick trip out to Rite-Aid this morning to snag some of the 3-day sale items.  The sale is going on Thursday through Saturday.  Here's the deal:

3 Morton Fine Sea Salt $.89 cents w/wellness 10% discount ($.99 cents regular price)
- $1/1 Morton Sea Salt Q from 11/14 RP
= FREE + .11 cents overage

3 Olay Refreshing Toners $3.86 ea. w/wellness 10% discount ($4.29 regular price)
- $2/1 Olay skincare product, from Rite-Aid $128 Clip and Save booklet
- $2/1 Olay Facial Cleanser Q from 11/14 RP
= FREE + .14 cents overage

1 Got2b Hair product $4.99 ea. (sale price)
-$4.99 SCR # 62 WYB (1)
- $2/1 Got2b hair product, Rite-Aid VV printable (no longer available to watch)
- $2/1 Got2b Q from December All You
= FREE + $4.00 overage after rebate 

4 Colgate Total Advanced 4oz. $1.77 ea (sale price) - Limit 2 offers
- $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Q from 11/14 SS
- prints $1 UP Reward
= FREE + .23 cents overage after UP Reward

2 Fiber Plus Bars $2.50 ea. (sale price)
- $2/1 Fiber Plus printable (not sure if this link will work)
- prints $1 UP Reward wyb 2
= FREE after UP Reward wyb 2

1 Conair Dryer $9.99 ea. (sale price)
- $5/1 Conair Dryer, from Rite-Aid $128 Clip and Save booklet
- prints $5 UP Reward 
= FREE after UP Reward

8 Dial Complete Hand Soap $.99 cents ea. (sale price)
- $1/1 any Dial Hand Soap, from Rite-Aid $128 Clip and Save booklet

10 Hershey, Reese's, M&M Mars and Nestle single serve candy $.50 cents ea. (two for $1.00 sale price) - Limit 5 offers
no coupons
- prints $1 UP Reward wyb 2
= FREE after UP Reward wyb 2

4 Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion 10oz. $2.99 ea. (sale price)
- $1/1 Vaseline Intensive Lotion Q from 11/14 RP
- prints $2 UP Reward
= FREE after UP Reward

4 Carmex Lip Care .35oz. $.50 ea (two for $1.00 sale price) 
- .30/1 Carmex Q from 11/7 SS 
= $.20 ea.

6 Uncle Bens Rice $2.06 w/10% wellness discount ($2.29 regular price)
- B1G1 Free Q printable (use code BOGOWGW)
- $1/1 peelie (peeled several months ago)
- $.30/1 Uncle Bens, Rite-Aid VV printable
=  .23 cents ea.

6 M&M's Pretzel $2.00 ea. (two for $4.00 sale price)
- $1/1 M&M printable
- prints $1 UP Reward wyb 2
= $.50 ea. after UP Reward wyb 2

6 Rice Krispies 9oz. $1.99 ea. (sale price) - Limit 4 offers
- $1/2 Rice Krispies printable or 10/17 RP
- prints $1 UP Reward
= $.50 cents ea. after UP Reward

2 Hormel Bacon Pieces $1.50 ea. (sale price)
- .50/1 Hormel Bacon Pieces, Rite-Aid VV printable
- prints $1 UP Reward wyb 2
= $.50 cents ea. after UP Reward wyb 2

4 Rite-Aid Butter Cookies 12oz. $1.88 - Limit 2 offers
no coupons
- prints $1 UP Reward
= $.88 cents ea. after UP Reward

4  7-up 12-packs $3.00 ea. (four for $12)
- $1/1 7-up 12-pack, Rite-Aid VV printable
- prints $3 UP Reward wyb 4
= $1.25 ea. after UP Reward

1 L'Oreal Black Noir Liquid Liner $7.64 w/10% wellness discount ($8.49 regular price)
- $2/1 any L'Oreal cosmetic face product from 11/14 RP
= 5.64 ea.

Five transactions using three $5/25 printables

TOTAL: $227.88

NOTE: One of the managers at the Rite-Aid in Park City, UT would not allow me to use my last two $5/25 printables.  He informed me that he was told that they were not allowed to accept them.  I asked him to allow me to use them as I had already spent time putting together my shop but he would not let me.  I told him that I would call corporate to verify and then have corporate contact him.  I would have called corporate from the store but I left my cell phone at our hotel.  I will contact corporate tomorrow as I have heard a very different story from corporate and from the coupon blogs/forums.  I will update this post when I talk to corporate.  For now, you should continue to use your $5/25 at your local stores until corporate communicates with us that there has been a change.  I just don't trust the information that the stores give us as there information is often incorrect; there is a lot of miscommunication between the Rite-Aid staff and it's customers.  It is better to just contact corporate for a straight answer and then have them call your store to inform them of the correct policy.  If they are continuing to allow the $5/25 Q then I will have to travel back to the Rite-Aid to get my $10 back. UPDATE 11/29: Still haven't had a chance to call.  Hope to call corporate sometime this week. 

NOTE: I will get back $4.99 for the Got2b which puts my balance at about $1.00 for everything.  I'm still loving Rite-Aid these days.  BTW, got2b is owned by schwarzkopf which makes my favorite hair color products.  My stylist Charity turned me on to their products.  I wonder what she thinks of their got2b line (inquiring minds want to know Charity).   I still miss you Charity.  :)

NOTE: For some "bizzaro" reason one of my candy bar UP's didn't print.  I also noticed that 3 of my butterfinger bars rang up at .69 cents instead of .50 cents (even though one of them rang up at the correct price of .50 cents).  A little Twilight Zone action in honor of the Thanksgiving weekend (you Californians should know what I'm talkin' bout).  LOL.  UPDATE: I just looked at my picture and noticed that 3 of the butterfingers say $.69 cents in big red print on the candy bar.  I wonder if someone mixed the larger size candy bar in with the smaller ones and that is why they didn't ring up at the right price.  Strange. 

NOTE: I gave the cashier one of the Carmex lip balms.

NOTE: Those of you that have been following my blog for awhile will rejoice with me over the Rice Krispies purchase.  You may well remember my failed homemade marshmallow batch of rice krispie treats earlier this year.  Never again.  I've learned my lesson.  I purchased store-bought marshmallows to make my next batch. 

I made the mistake of making a batch before we left for vacation with a somewhat stale box of Rice Krispies.  Let me assure you that this was also a failure.  My new recipe is as follows:

1.  brand new box of Rice Krispies
1.  store-bought bag of marshmallows (not the generic)

Do not attempt to make rice krispie treats with anything other than the above.  Trust me.


  1. Hi, You do a really good job and was wondering if you use more than one wellness card? Thanks, Kelly

  2. Hi Anon. I have one card and my husband has one card. We sometimes do our shops together especially if there is a limit on a particular offer. I usually just use my card but if we really like the item that is being offered my husband will also use his card to get the item. Hope that makes sense. If you really like a deal it is probably a good idea to sign your spouse up for his own account. I like to do most of my transactions on my account though so that I can work towards my welness discount points quickly.