Monday, November 29, 2010

UPDATED: Rite-Aid, 11/28-12/4

I was pretty exhausted while doing this shop today.  I stayed up way too late last night to get all of our stuff unpacked and put away after our week-long vacation to Utah.  We really didn't plan on returning last night.  We set out on Saturday fully expecting that we would be home by nightfall.  We hit another blizzard in Winnemucca, NV at around 6:00pm so we had to spend the night in a hotel.  

After I unpacked everything I realized that I hadn't planned for my shop so I decided to stay up and gather all of my coupons.  I kept finding good deals so I continued to clip and clip and clip.  Well, let's just say that I didn't hit my pillow until very late.  I'll sleep really, really well tonight.

I wanted to make sure that I did a shop today because I really wanted to throw in the two play tents for the girls.  I love play tents and I thought that they would have fun connecting them together to build their own little fort.  They might even like to sleep in them tonight.  That makes me smile.  

I'm still thanking the Lord that little Sydney fell asleep in the double stroller as I was shopping; I really didn't think that she would last and then I looked down and saw her sleeping and I prayed a prayer of thanksgiving for God's goodness to me today especially since I am so tired.  Savannah happily sat in the stroller and watched cartoons on the iTouch.  These are the little strategies that I employ while shopping with my small children.  I also bring plenty of juice (a special treat in our house) and lots of goldfish.  If you have any special tips that you employ to keep your children occupied please share them in the comments.  I'm sure we would all love to hear them! 

Ok, here's the shop:  

4 Lysol Wipes $3.49 ea. (B1G1)
- $1.50/1 Lysol Wipes 35ct., from Rite-Aid $128 Clip and Save booklet
- $1/1 any Lysol, Rite-Aid VV printable
- $1/2 Lysol Wipes printable or 11/7 SS
= FREE + $2.51 overage wyb 2

4 No Nonsense Pantyhose $2.79 ea. (B1G1)
- $1/1 No Nonsense, from Rite-Aid $128 Clip and Save booklet
- $1/1 No Nonsense Man. Q from Publix Winter Savings Booklet
- $1.50/1 No Nonsense, Rite-Aid VV printable
= FREE + $4.21 overage wyb 2

4 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste $2.50 ea. (sale price)
- $1/1 Crest Pro-Health, from Rite-Aid $128 Clip and Save booklet
- $1/1 Crest toothpaste from 10/31 PG (expires 11/30) or $.75/1 from 11/28 PG
- $1 off $10 purchase of oral care Rite Aid printable
- prints $1 UP Reward wyb 2
= FREE + $1.00 overage wyb 2

1 Halls Cough Drops 80ct. $2.99 ea. (sale price)
- FREE Halls Cough Drops Q from playing the Halls game here (up to $2 value)
- $1/1 any Halls Cough Drops Q, Rite-Aid VV printable (no longer available to view)
- prints $2 UP Reward
= FREE + $2.00 overage

Secret & Olay Bath Bar Deal - thanks Lori at Dixie Clip!
18 Trial Size Secret $1.16 w/10% wellness discount  ($1.29 regular price)
18 Olay Bath Bars $3.74 & $1.74 (B1G1 50%)
- $5 off one Secret product and One Olay Bath bar 10/31 PG
= FREE + $2.20 overage wyb 2secret trial size and 2 olay bath bar

4 Fusion ProGlide $9.00 ea. (sale price) - Limit 2 offers per card
- $4/1 Fusion ProGlide Q from 11/28 PG
- prints $5 UP Reward
= FREE after UP Reward 

6 Lysol Spray 12.5oz $3.50 ea. (sale price)
- $2/1 Lysol Spray, from Rite-Aid $128 Clip and Save booklet
- $1/1 Lysol Spray printable or 11/7 SS
- prints $1 UP Reward wyb 2
= FREE after UP Reward wyb 2

10 Gillette Deoderants $3.50 ea. (sale price)
- $2/1 any Gillette Deoderant 11/28 PG
- B2G1 any Gillette Deoderant 11/28 PG
- prints $2 UP Reward wyb 2
= .05 cents ea. after UP Reward (used three B2G1 and seven $2/1 Q's) 

8 Old Spice Deodorants $3.50 ea. (sale price)
- B1G1 Free coupon from the P&G A Year of Savings Booklet
- $1/2 Old Spice Deodorants from 11/28 PG
- prints $2 UP Reward wyb 2
= $.50 cents ea. after UP Reward wyb 2

Olay Bath and Skin B1G1 50% - this was a totally weird deal and I have no idea how it calculated the 50%; I've listed the prices below but don't know which items rang up full price and which items rang up at 50% off; I think I messed up the deal by throwing in lotion items that were already on 50% clearance.  Even I was confused in the end......but I still got a great deal!!
4 Olay Lotions ($5.99, $2.75, $3.74, $3.74)
4 Olay Body Wash ($6.99, $4.49, $2.99, $2.49)
- $2/1 Olay Body Wash, from Rite-Aid $128 Clip and Save booklet
- $1/1 Olay Body Wash Q from 10/31 PG (expires 11/30)
- FREE Olay lotion wyb Olay body wash, 11/28 PG
- $1 off $10 of skincare Rite-Aid printable
= $.49 cents ea.

4 Zicam Cold & Allergy products $11.99 ea. (B1G1)
- $2/1 Zicam product (found brochure in pharmacy area) or 10/24 SS
- $1 off $10 purchase of allergy care Rite Aid printable or $1 off $10 purchase of cold care printable
- prints $2 UP Reward
= $1.50 ea. after UP Reward


2 No Nonsense Tights $4.99 (B1G1)
- $1/1 No Nonsense, from Rite-Aid $128 Clip and Save booklet
- $1.50/1 No Nonsense, Rite-Aid VV printable

2 Discovery Kids Play Tents $14.99 ea. (sale price)
no coupons
- prints $2 UP Reward
= $12.99 ea.

2 Cetaphil products $11.49 & $4.24 (B1G1 50%)
- $2/1 cetaphil product printable
- prints $5 UP Reward wyb 2
= $3.36 ea.

2 Nexxus products $9.89 & $10.79 w/10% wellness discount ($10.99 & $11.99 regular price)
- $5/1 Nexxus product, Rite-Aid in-ad coupon
- $2/1 Nexxus product, from Rite-Aid $128 Clip and Save booklet
- $2/1 Nexxus product, Rite-Aid VV printable
= $1.34 ea.

9 transactions using seven $5/25 Rite-Aid printables

TOTAL: $489.33
REBATES: $20 P&G Rebate
SAVINGS:  101%

- For more coupon combinations please go to
- Click on the picture above  to expand it for a more-detailed view

- All of my values above assume that you are using the highest dollar value coupon listed.  My balance reflects the rolling of my UP Rewards into the deal.  The total after coupons and rebates is exactly what I will pay out of pocket including tax.

NOTE: Pat G. - picked up some more stockings for the girls (hope I'm buying the right size but if not then you can just exchange them when you go back to Rite-Aid).  Will try and get them to you via someone at Grace Bible!  Hope ya'll are doing well.  Think of you often.

NOTE: I used the overage from my shop along with the $5/25 Q's to purchase the two Play Tents.

NOTE: The Secret and Olay products helped me to quality for the $20 Rebate found here.


  1. Did you order more of the Olay/Secret coupons on E-bay? I need to buy more to qualify for the rebate. Great shop! I'm sure you are glad to be home.

  2. Hey Lori. I did order more of the Olay Coupons. Paid about $8 OOP for 20 of them. We were running low on soap and they provide $22 in overage. Unfortunately, they expire on 11/30 so if you're going to order them then you'll need to get a raincheck from your store of choice so that you can use them.

  3. I think I am going to pass this time around. Maybe is is the combined normal shopping with Christmas shopping but I feel worn out!

  4. You should just forego shopping this year. Really. LOL.

    That's why we don't buy Christmas gifts. I don't like being busy during this time of year. Maybe we'll fly to an exotic island and just ignore all of the hoopla surrounding this time of year. I'm really not a bah-humbug. I just don't like to busy myself with all of the activity. We enjoy a few things in December but we mostly just relax while everyone else is making themselves crazy. Ha!

  5. "while everyone else is making themselves crazy."

    Of course, some people could say the same thing about couponing. LOL.

  6. lol- i was about to say the same thing! I make myself crazy almost every day of the week scouring for deals and putting them together. ;)

  7. Hello,
    I had a question about the 10% discount... I think, I reached over 500 points and it says everyday 10% discount. How can I plan my shops? Should I subtract the 10% of total purchase or is it only for certain items? I am a bit confused. Thank you.

  8. Hi Lily. Welcome to the blog. The 10% discount only comes off of items that are NOT on sale. It's still a little confusing to me too! You should only subtract the 10% on items that are not on sale. Hope that helps!

  9. I don't think I can beat goldfish and an iTouch! I usually just have the older feed the younger Cheerios. We look forward to shopping at Costco, even Micah recognizes the sample counters. Sarah W

  10. Sarah, hi there!!! It's so nice to "hear" from you on the blog. I'd like to tell you that I bought that iTouch with coupons and got it for free, but, alas, it was a gift. :) Still, I'm always looking for ways to get the stuff that I use for free and an iTouch for free would be awesome. LOL. Looking forward to hearing from you again. Really enjoyed seeing you the other night!

  11. Made those pumpkin bars tonight. I never really liked pumpkin pie that much but these were as good as you promised! Sarah W

  12. Hey Sarah! I'm really glad that you tried them out. I don't like pumpkin pie either; it's mainly a texture issue for me. The pumpkin bars don't have that weird gummy texture.

    Plus, I'm pretty sure that anything with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon can't be all that bad. Actually, if you just took butter and mixed it with brown sugar and cinnamon that would taste pretty awesome; maybe spread on toast. I'm going to try it.

    In the meantime, I still think about you and pray for you often. I really enjoyed the time that we spent together at your house that one day. You really ministered to me when I needed a friend. Thank you so much sweet sister.