Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rite Aid 6/13 to 6/19

A couple of notes to start with:
  1. Make sure you know RiteAid'sCouponPolicy. Print out a copy to keep with you. This will be a great help when you get a cashier, or even a manager, who doesn't know the policy.
  2. Go to Rite Aid AdPerks to watch videos and earn Rite Aid Video Value coupons. You will be able to earn a $5/$20 Rite Aid coupon, as well as a coupon for each product for which you watch a video. There does not appear to be a limit as to how many Video Values accounts you can have per address. . . so sign up your husband, and the rest of your family, and earn more coupons if desired.
  3. Print out and take additional $5/$20 coupons with you. Remember, the $5/$20 coupon is only available after you watch enough AdPerks videos. (Rite Aid Video Values only allows you to choose to print the coupon one time. You can not go back and choose to print it again later. That being said, when you originally choose to print the coupon a print screen will pop up. On that print screen it has a place for you to type in how many times you want the page printed. I try to print out at least 20 for the month as I average using around 5 a week. NOTE that the coupon is good for 2 months. So if I have any extra I just use them the following month.)
  4. Sign up for Rite Aid's Wellness+ if you haven't already done so. You can sign up for your rewards card online or in stores.
All my scenarios will reflect my personal goal to either make money or at least not to have spent any at the end of the month - after I get my Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid gift cards, and/or MIR checks.

**Unless otherwise indicated, there is a limit of one single check rebate per item.

You'll need to get out early this week (by Tuesday) if you want to do the Gillette/Old Spice deal. I'm going to aim to be at Rite Aid tomorrow. (See purchase #3.)

Purchase #1

1 Huggies Jumbo diapers (pg 12) $8.99 (with wellness card)
-$3.00 MFC Printable
-$1.00 VV May or June
-$2.00 SCR
-$1.00 UP+R = $1.99
(also qualifies for the SCR buy 5 Get coupon for 1 FREE)

2 Benadryl (not in ad) approx $5.49/1 or $4.39/1 (with 20% wellness) = $10.98/2 or $8.78/2 (with 20 % wellness)
-(2) $2.00 ad coupons (pg 6)
-5.00/2 MFC RP 4/11 = $1.98 or make $.22 (w/ 20% wellness)

1 Herbal Essence Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler (pg l) $2.49 (w/ wellness card)
-$1.00 MFC RP 5/16
-$1.50 SCR = make $.01

Total before coupons $22.46 or $20.26 (w/ wellness 20%)
-$5/20 RA VV coupon
-$14 (in MFC and RA VV coupons)
Total OOP $3.46 or $1.26 (w/ 20% wellness) + tax
-$3.50 SCR
-$1.00 +UPR
Make $1.04 or $3.24 ( w/ 20% wellness) - tax

Purchase #2

1 Dr Scholls's Massaging Gel Insoles (pg C3) $9.99 (w/ wellness card)
-$2.00 ad coupon (pg C3)
-$2.00 MFC Printable
-$5.00 SCR = $.99

1 Veet (not in ad) approx $6.49 or $5.19 (w/ 20% wellness)
-$1.00 ad coupon (pg 4)
-$3.00 MFC Printable
-$3.00 VV June
= make $.51 or $1.81 (w/ 20% wellness)

1 Toms of Maine Deodorant, Bath bar, Toothpaste or Mouthwash (pg C2) $3.49 (w/ wellness card)
-$1.00 MFC SS 6/13
-$1.00 SCR = $1.49

1 Bayer Aspirin 24-36 ct. (pg 6) $1.99
-$1.00 ad coupon (pg 6)
-$1.00 MFC SS 3/21 or Printable = make $.01

Total before coupons = $21.96 or $20.66 (w/ 20% wellness)
-$5/20 RA VV coupon
-$14 ( in MFC and RA VV coupons)
Total OOP $2.96 or $1.66 (w/ 20% wellness) + tax
-$6 SCR
Make $3.04 or $4.34 (w/ 20% wellness) - tax
you could also use your $1.00 +UPR and make your OOP less.

Purchase #3

2 Gillette or Old Spice Body Washes (pg 1) $2.99/1 =$5.98/2 (w/ wellness card)
-B1G1 Gillette Body Wash PG 6/6 or
-B1G1 Old Spice odor blocker body wash PG $100 coupon book or
-Free Old Spice body wash wyb body wash PG 5/2 & 6/6
-$2.99 SCR = both free
This is part of the 3 day sale 6/13 through 6/15 ONLY
(Jamie pointed out that there's a $4/2 Gillette BW coupon in the 5/2 P&G (exp 6/30) making the BWs a $1.01 moneymaker! And . . . if you wanted to buy 4 Gillette body washes = $11.96/4 - $1/$10 skin care purchase Wellness+ coupon = $10.96/4 - 2 $4/2 coupons (5/2/PG) = $2.96/4 - $2.99 SCR = MAKE $0.03)

1 Secret invisible Solid 2.6 oz or Secret solid 2.7 oz ( pg 1) $2.49
-$.50 MFC PG 5/2 and 6/6
-$1.50 SCR = $.49

1 Schick Hydro 3 or 5 blade razor (pg 8) $6.99
-$5.00 MFC SS 6/13
-$1.00 VV June

1 Ducolax Balance Laxative (pg 6) $4.99
-$4.00 MFC SS 5/16
= $.99

Total before coupons $20.45
-$5/20 RA VV coupon
-$13.49 (in MFC and RA VV coupons)
Total OOP = $1.96 + tax
-$4.49 SCR
Make $2.53 - tax

So . . . get products worth $64.87 and only pay, no wait, MAKE $6.61! And that is NOT COUNTING the Gillette $1.01 moneymaker (see purchase #3) or 10%-20% Wellness+ discounts!!


  1. i went to rite aid this morning in GA, and when i try to do the dr.scholls there wasn't and in ad coupon, nor did it come up 9.99. any ideas to why?


  2. Heidi,

    The Dr. Scholls coupon was on an extra ad insert. Some areas did not receive the extra insert. If you know of someone close to you who did get it, you could ask them to send you the coupon. (Or for that matter, I've got plenty of coupons - I buy more than one paper and therefore get more than one Rite Aid ad. You could email me at and send me your address. I'd be glad to drop an insert, with coupons, in the mail to you.)

    As far as the $9.99/1 price. . . since it wasn't in your ad, it very well may not be on sale. When you did a price check, did you also scan your wellness+ card? The coupon does specify that you must scan your Wellness+ card to get the deal.

    Anyway, I hope that helps clarify things. Let me know if you have any other questions.


  3. Heidi,

    Just another thought - some people report that their Rite Aid's will price match another Rite Aid ad. Print off a copy of the Rite Aid ad (I've posted the ad on my site) to take with you.


  4. Erin, there's also a $2/1 RA Herbal Essences coupon in the $30 P&G coupon booklet (it was a May rebate when you bought $30 worth of select P&G products). Since this is a RA coupon, you could use it with the $1/1 manufacturer's making it a $2 moneymaker!

  5. thank you for your help i thought that might have been what it was but wasn't sure if it was just me having the problem or not but thank you again for your help and i will try the price match


  6. Heidi, you're very welcome. I hope it works for you. Let me know if you need something else.


  7. Jamie, ohhh I like the way you think! Thanks for helping all of us save (or make) more money this week!

    I couldn't stay within my monthly grocery/drugstore budget without RA.


  8. There's a new Schick Hydro razor MIR here that will sweeten your scenario!

  9. Thanks Jamie, at first I thought I was really slipping b/c I didn't have that coupon book, but I got ready to leave for RA and thought I would get the mail first and guess what.....there it was. Thanks again.


  10. Debbie, all I can say is you are NOT slipping! : )

  11. Abbey! I love it! Let's see, that would make Purchase #3 a $9.52 moneymaker!!