Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rite-Aid, 7/31-8/6

I will miss you guys the next few months and hope that you will do well in the stores.  Just remember to keep it all in perspective.  Last week was a tough week at the register due to the glitch with the $3/15 survey coupon but I didn't have any problems this week. I still really enjoy shopping at Rite-Aid and I think that my enthusiasm comes from having built really good relationships in the store.  I would encourage all of you to be kind and courteous to your cashiers and thank them for the good job that they do!

Buy $30 in listed products, Get $10 UP Reward 
4 Bengay $4.39 ea.  w/20% discount (reg. $5.49)
2 Bengay Cold Therapy $7.19 ea. w/20% discount (reg. 8.99)
- $2/1 Bengay in-ad coupon
- $3/1 Bengay from 6/19 RP, 7/24 RP, 7/31 RP or printable
- $5/1 Bengay Cold Therapy printable
- prints $10 UP Reward wyb $30 in listed products - limit 2
= FREE + $12.06 in overage after UP Reward (use six $2/1, four $3/1 and two $5/1)

Buy $25 in Oral Care products, get $5 UP Reward Deal 
4 Crest ProHealth Rinse $5.00 ea. (sale price)
- $2/1 Crest ProHealth Rinse from 7/31 PG
- SCR $10 Rebate wyb 4 Crest ProHealth here - limit 1
 1 Oral-B 3D Action Power Toothbrush $5.99 ea. (sale price) 
- $3/1 any Oral-B Battery Toothbrush from 7/31 PG
- SCR $2.99 Rebate here - limit 1 
- prints $5 UP Reward wyb $25 of any Oral Care products - limit 1
= FREE + $2.00 in overage wyb 4 Crest and 1 Oral-B after UP Rewards and rebates

4 Revlon Emery Boards $1.25 ea. (reg. price)
- $1/1 Revlon Tool from 7/31 SS or printable (no longer available)
- SCR $1.50 Rebate here wyb $5 in product - limit 1
= FREE + $.50 cents in overage after rebate

2 Fusion ProGlide Razor $8.79 ea. w/20% dis. (sale $9.99 ea.)
- $4/1 Fusion ProGlide from 7/31 PG
- prints $5 UP Reward - limit 2
= FREE + $.21 cents in overage after UP Reward

4 Trident Layers multi-pack $1.99 ea. (sale price)
- $.50/1 Trident, Rite-Aid vv printable (Great Offers section)
- prints $1 UP Reward - limit 2
= $.49 cents ea. after UP Reward

2 Dr. Scholl's Freeze Away Kit $12.79 ea. w/20% dis. (reg. $15.99)
- $2/1 Dr. Scholl's Freeze Away printable
- $10 UP Reward wyb $20 in Dr. Scholl's footcare - limit 2
- $3 Rite-Aid Survey coupon 
= $4.29 ea. after UP Reward

4 Pampers Cruisers Jumbo pack $9.50 ea. (sale price)
- $2/1 Pampers Cruisers from 7/31 PG
- prints $4 UP Reward wyb 2 - limit 4
- $3 Rite-Aid Survey coupon
= $4.75 ea. after UP Reward wyb 2

5 Gillette Fusion Pro Skincare Hydration $8.99 (B1G1 50%)
- $2/1 Gillette Fusion Skincare from 7/31 PG
- prints $10 UP Reward wyb $30 in listed P&G products - limit 1
= $2.83 ea. (5th item rang up with my 20% discount at $7.19)

TOTAL: $227.74

NOTE: My balance was $38.79 but I paid for my items with the cash from my Rite-Aid rebate check.  I paid $8.79 OOP and will receive back $13.49 in rebates.

NOTE: Please note that YMMV on using six Rite-Aid in-ad coupons in one transaction on the Bengay deal.  You can split up the purchase of the Bengay as this deal is tracking on your receipt.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Problems with the $3/15 Survey Coupon

Just an FYI....

PROBLEM USING $3/15 COUPON LAST WEEK - I had some problems at the register last week while using a $3/15 survey coupon.  I believe that Rite-Aid has resolved these issues but will test it out today.  The problem was that the register was not allowing me to use my UP Rewards after utilizing a $3/15 coupon.  It was a disaster transaction that didn't end very well.  All that to say, their facebook page indicates that they have fixed the problem.

PROBLEM GETTING $3 COUPON AFTER TAKING SURVEY THIS WEEK - There is another issue going on this week too.  If you recently received a survey code at the bottom of your receipt and you try to enter it online and take the survey then the $3/15 coupon will not print at the end of the survey.  Rite-Aid's facebook page says that you can just bring this survey code into the store and they will give you the $3 off your transaction but several folks have had problems doing this because the stores have not been informed about this change.  The stores did receive an email in their portal system from corporate (sometime around 7/25) telling them that they can accept the survey code and give the customer $3 off their purchase.  If the store will not take your survey code and give you the $3 off your transaction then you can call Rite-Aid customer service and they will send you a $3 gift card for that survey code.  Call them at 1-800-748-3243 (i.e. 1-800-RITE-AID).

Don't panic just yet.....

 I'm going to take a break after I go shopping this week so I'm linking to a few good blogs that you can follow while I'm gone.  These blogs do a good job of listing the items that are on sale every week at Rite-Aid. - This is one of my favorite blogs.  This is a great blog to look at to view the current and upcoming sales for Rite-Aid.  This is also a good blog if you are just getting started with shopping at Rite-Aid as Erica does a great job of putting up a visual of her weekly shops.  They are small shops and she breaks down the coupons that she used right on her website.

 - This is a very detailed listing of what is on sale at Rite-Aid.  This is a pretty comprehensive list of all of the coupons that are available for the items that are on sale.  Jenny includes a great clickable checklist so that you can print out what you want to get at Rite-Aid.  There are no pictures so that makes it hard for your visual types.  This webpage link that I've provided also has a great "getting started" guide to Rite-Aid in the upper right hand corner.  You should read through this if you are a newbie to couponing at Rite-Aid.

 - This is rapidly becoming my go-to blog for special deals at Rite-Aid.  Joanie was on the TLC show Extreme Couponing recently and she is a real pro at finding the deals.  She and Heather run this blog and it has a terrific layout and it is very easy to understand.  Joanie and Heather often find some great FREE or nearly FREE deals at Rite-Aid.  Check them out!

 - I just started reading this blog and have found some good Rite-Aid deals here.  I like this blog's layout.  White background with black text......ahhhh.....someone who actually has done some marketing research re: what makes a blog easy to read.  LOL.

That should keep you busy while I'm gone.

To all of my friends.....I'll talk with ya'll in a few months.