Sunday, July 17, 2011

Rite-Aid, 7/17-7/23

My daughter loves to be in my shop pictures.  One day I will look back on all of these pictures and will marvel at the lovely young lady that she has become.  She was about 11 months old when I started couponing so it's fun to have pictures of her in so many of my shops.  Since this is a visual blog I thought I would include a couple of these pictures of her for those of you that want to take a walk down memory lane with me!  I've included these pictures at the end of this post so as not to confuse you (I don't want you to start looking for details from these very old shops)!

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3 Air Wick Mini I-Motion Lavender Scent $9.99 (B1G2) 
- $4/1 Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kit from 6/12 SS or 7/10 SS
- $1/1 Air Wick, Rite-Aid vv printable (Household section)
= FREE + $5.01 in overage wyb 3 (use three $4/1 and three $1/1)
NOTE: This is an unadvertised  Rite-aid sale.  This deal ends 7/21 and only applies to the lavender kit.

4 Kotex U Pantiliners 18ct. $1.00 ea. (sale price)
- $1/1 Kotex U printable (click the bright green "get yours now" button)
- $1/2 Kotex, Rite-Aid vv printable (Great Offers section)
= FREE + $1.00 in overage wyb 2

2 Samy Fat Foam Haircolor $7.99 w/20% disc. (sale $8.99) - limit 2
- $3/1 Samy Fat Foam Haircolor printable 
   (click on the word "Coupon" just below the word "Info" on the left hand side 
    and then "like" them at the top of the page; only worked in IE  for me)
- $2/1 Samy Fat Hair, Rite-Aid vv printable (no longer available to view)
- prints $5 UP Reward
= FREE + $2.01 in overage after UP Reward

2 Excedrin Extra Strength 20ct. $1.99ea. (sale price)
- $1/1 Excedrin Extra Strength printable or Migraine printable
- $1/1 Excedrin, Rite-Aid vv printable (no longer available to view)
= FREE + $.01 cent overage

1 Luster White 7 Toothpaste $5.59 w/20% dis. (reg. $6.99) - limit 2 rebates
- $1.50/1 Luster White 7 from 6/12 SS (regional; our region didn't get it)
- $4 SCR Rite-Aid rebate here
= $.09 cents ea after rebate

2 Rite-Aid Peg Candy $.79 ea. w/20% disc. (reg. $.99 ea.)- limit 2
no coupons
- prints $1 UP Reward wyb 2 (**monthly UP Reward deal; ends 7/26)
= $.20 cents ea. after UP Reward wyb 2

2 Rembrandt Toothpaste $4.99ea. (sale price)
- $5/2 Rembrandt Toothpaste printable
- $2/1 Rembrandt Toothpaste, Rite-Aid vv printable (Great Offers section)
= $.50 cents ea. wyb 2

1 Russell Stover Sugarfree Candy $.99 cents (clearance)
no coupons
= $.99 cents

Nair Deal - $5 UP Reward wyb $10 in product - limit 4
4 Nair products $3.99 w/20% disc. (reg. $4.99 ea.)
1 Nair product $4.79 w/20% disc. (reg. $5.99 ea.)
- $3/2 Nair product printable and printable
- $1/1 Nair peelie found on product with $3 rebate located at a website
- prints $5 UP Reward wyb $10 in product
- $3 rebate located at a *website
= $.75 cents for all five products after UP Rewards and rebate

2 Arm & Hammer Kids Spinbrush $7.49 ea. (B1G1)
- $2/1 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush printable or printable
= $2.74 ea.

1 Pampers Cruisers $9.99 ea. (sale price) - limit 2
- $1.50/1 Pampers Cruisers from 6/5 PG
- prints $4 UP Reward
= $4.49 ea.

Carefree Pantiliners $1.00 ea.
- $.50/1 Carefree printable 
  *Click "send me my coupon" on left and then "print my coupon now" 
    on next screen
- $.50/1 Carefree Rite-Aid printable

10 Kleenex 110ct or lotion 65-78ct. $1.00 ea. (sale price)
- $.50/3 Kleenex from 7/17 SS
- prints $2 UP Reward wyb 10 (**monthly UP Reward deal; ends 7/26)
= $.65 cents ea. wyb 10

TOTAL: $146.58

UP REWARDS: I started out with $33 in UP Rewards and $12 in cash from rebate checks that I cashed.  I ended up with $25 in UP Rewards.  I will also be receiving $4 in rebates.   

NOTE: There are a couple different varieties of Rite-Aid Peg Candy available for the above deal.  I bought peppermint patties but they also had peanut butter cups.  Just look for the yellow sale tags!

NOTE: I wanted to try the Luster White Toothpaste because it won "best whitening toothpaste" by Real Simple magazine. UPDATE: Just opened the toothpaste this morning and was surprised that the tube was only half full.  The product is a little over 2 ounces but the tube is large enough to hold 4 ounces.  This kind of marketing is ridiculous to me as most consumers will notice and then think it is a rip-off.  Don't these companies understand that they should just make the tube smaller and actually "fit" the product into the tube?  If you do purchase this product just make sure to turn the tube with the cap up for an hour before opening it.  When I opened the lid the toothpaste burst out of the tub from the pressure.  The toothpaste seems to work well so far but I've only used it one day.  Time will tell.

NOTE: I purchased the Russell Stover peg candy because I thought it would generate a $1 UP (making it FREE)!  It is listed as printing a $1 UP for the monthly UP Reward deals here.  Not sure why it didn't print.  I'll have to figure that one out. It's possible that I purchased the wrong item.  The monthly deal says that the retail for these bags is $1.49-$1.59 so it might not work on the clearance items.   :)

NOTE: I used the Nair peelie at the register and forgot to write down the website for the rebate.  If you find this peelie then would you please come back here and leave a comment with the website address.  I'm going to look for it online and will post it back here if I find it.  It might be a really old rebate though so I'm not certain I will find it.  Come to think of it.......I didn't even check the date on the peelie.  I was just so excited that I found it.  Sometimes the peelies that I find at Rite-Aid are super old because their products sit on the shelf for so long!  I also wanted to note that I found at least 3 different products that were priced at $4.99 reg. retail so you shouldn't have a problem doing this deal if you have a fairly large Rite-Aid near you.  If you don't have the 20% discount then you could buy 3 products for $4.99 and one product for $5.99 and use two $3/2 Nair coupons and pay $4.96 after UP Rewards for all 4 products.  That's a great price if you like Nair!

Who has been couponing long enough to remember cheap Tazo at Publix!


  1. I am excited to see your "details" as you found different deals than what I found. Thanks, as always, for posting your finds each week...

  2. Hi Jerilyn! I like your avatar pic. :) I did find some unusual deals this week. It was sort of a weird, but weird. LOL. I miss you sweet friend. I hope that you are doing well. I'm so excited that you are still doing your shops at Rite-Aid. I always think of you when I post my details.

  3. Hey Kelly- Do you know if the air wick deal is a regional one. I didn't see it in my add for B1G2 free. I didn't want to get excited to quick. The pictures of your daughter are adorable!
    Hope you are having a great week.

  4. Hello,
    Wow! I am amazed by your shops! Thank you for posting your finds. Always checking your blog! You also posted some pics of grocery shops... Do we have a publix here in Sacramento,CA? or was this at Whole Foods and Target? I would like to see the details on those great deals. Thank you so much for everything you do. God's blessings to you and your family :)

  5. By the way, you have the most adorable and beautiful children!

  6. Hi Ashley, the Airwick deal is a monthly UP Reward deal for July. I will continue to note this information under the final price (see above). You will not find this deal in your ad.

    You should, however, see tags in your store. I also found a display on one of the end-caps a few rows over from the section where the air fresheners are kept. If you don't find them in the air freshener section then make sure you look for the end-cap display. The display had about 20 Air Wick kits on it. Also, keep in mind that this deal ends on 7/21 and it only applies to the Lavender Vanilla scent. Good hunting!

  7. Hi Lily, I wish we had a Publix here, but alas, we don't. I used to shop there when I lived in Nashville. The shops at the bottom of my post are old shops from a few years ago. I just posted them for the folks that have been following my blog for the last 4 years so that they could see how big my daughter is getting!

    BTW, is this Lily from RCG? Maybe you are another Lily. How did you find my blog?

  8. Hey Kelly- Did you have a problem with your Airwick coupon beeping? My cashier said it had to be used on the Freshmatic kind not I motion ones. I am not familiar with all these products and didn't want to push it so I just left and was going to go to another RA later. Just wanted ot know if it happened to you.

  9. Hi StarbucksGirl,

    I am amazed every week when you find great deals, especially weeks like this one where people complain are super slow. I know you will usually find something special others have not found. You really do have a special talent in deal finding. I wish I could be a fly on the wall when you are putting together your shopping list. LOL

    Thanks for your postings every week.


  10. Ashley,

    To be honest, I'm not that familiar with the Airwick brand as I don't use air fresheners but I can tell you that the coupon went through without any problem. :) I figured they were all "freshmatic" as they made the air fresh. LOL. I would just try another Rite-Aid.

  11. Christa, you are so sweet. Thanks for the compliment. It takes alot of time to type up these deals and I'm very thankful to find out that people are actually using the information. My blog is not-for-profit so I don't receive anything for my efforts except the satisfaction that it helps other folks. :) If you live close to me you can come over and be a fly on the wall and I can help you to find better deals too! There are a couple of tricks that I have learned over the last 4 years to finding really good deals. Do you live in NoCA? Email me if you want to get together. I'm at starbucksgirl at hotmail dot com. Just put "Coupon" in the subject line so I will see it in my junk mail.

  12. Loved all thos pics of Savannah!! Thanks for your posts as I always find good ideas for my shops & for the things I can really use. Love you all.

  13. Irmie, I received your call last night. We were at the drive-in. I won't be home tonight either but should be back home tomorrow. Love you!

  14. Ran across your blog last night while searching out some deals. I have to say you are one talented woman! You really have this coupon thing down pat. I get some good deals but nothing compared to your rite aid trips. I have a question for you you do everything in one transaction or do you break it up to different transactions? Thanks in advance! Great job girl!

  15. Hi there B Kay! So nice to have you on the blog. Welcome to our little world. In answer to your question about whether or not I do everything in one transaction or break up my really depends. Sometimes I just purchase everything in one transaction (when I have plenty of UP Rewards in reserve to pay for a large transaction) and sometimes I split things up (when I have several $3/15 survey coupons or I'm running low on UP Rewards). It try to spend as little out of pocket as possible.

    Hope to see you here in the future. Have a great day.