Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rite Aid Scenarios week of 8/15 - 8/22

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/$25 Rite Aid coupon, as well as a coupon for each product for which you watch a video. While there does not appear to be a limit as to how many Video Values accounts you can have per address, your Wellness+ card will remember which coupons you have used (VV coupons with long barcodes only). You will only be allowed to use 1 coupon (with long barcode) per Wellness+ card per month. Once a coupon with a long barcode has been used, it can not be used again, not even on another Wellness+ card (it will beep at the register and say that it has already been redeemed). If you have a Video Value account and your husband has one too, then you are going to need two Wellness+ cards (one for him and one for you) in order to be able to use all the coupons.
  3. Remember to still print extra of the Video Values coupons with the short barcodes. (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. (NOTE that the coupon is good for 2 months.) While all the Video Values coupons will print more than once. Some have a unique barcode that will only allow you to use the coupons once. Others can still be used more than once. The rule is - long barcode = only 1 use; short barcode = multiple uses.) For more information, please read my post HERE.
  4. Rite Aid rolled out their new program Wellness+ nationwide. If you haven't already done so, sign up for your rewards card online or in stores. You may also wish to consider getting your husband a Wellness+ card too. Starting August 1st all +UP Rewards will be tied to your Wellness+ card. There will be a limit of 1 +UP Reward per card per week.
  5. Print out EXTRA $5/$25Coupons (Thanks to Debbie!). They are good for the entire month of August!

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.

Purchase #1

1-Purex 3 n 1 Laundry Sheets (pg 14) $5.99
-$3.00 MFC RP 8/15
-$1.00 +UPR

2-Tom's of Maine Toothpaste , deodorant, or bar soap (pg 10) $6.00/2
-$1.00 RA VV Aug
-(2) $1.00 MFC SS 6/13
-$1.00 SCR wyb 2

1-Windex Glsss Cleaner 26 oz or Wipes Canister 28 ct. (pg14) $2.99
-$.55 MFC multi surface cleaner or wipes SS 8/1 or
(-$1.00/2 glass cleaners SS 8/1)
-$1.00 +UPR

2-Coppertone Sun Care (pg 1) B1G1 $8.00/1 = $8.00/2
-$3.00 RA VV Aug
-(2) $2.00 MFC tearpad or
(-(2) $1.00 MFC Printable)

3-Halls Cough Drops 30 ct (pg 16) $1.00/1 = $3.00/3
-$.50 RA VV Aug
-$2.00/3 MFC SS 8/8
Total before coupons $25.98
-$5/25 RA coupon
-$16.05 in MFC + RA VV
Total OOP $4.93 + tax use your +UPR from last week to lower you OOP
earn $1.00 +UPR Purex
earn $2.00 +UPR Windex
$1.00 SCR

It has been reported that there is a new coupon book in the stores. I am on my way there now to check that out. I will post more when I get back. Okay RA closed at 5 not 6. So I will have to let you know tomorrow about this.

Purchase #2

1-Sea Breeze Deep Clean Astringent 10 oz (pg 11) $4.99
-$1.00 MFC SS 8/8
-$3.00 SCR

1-Listerine Mouthwash 1 liter (pg 10) $4.99
-$1.00 MFC RP 4/11
-$1.00 +UPR

1-AMO Complete Multi Purpose Solution 12 oz (pg 16) $7.99
-$1.00 MFC RP 8/15
-$7.99 SCR
=Make $1.00

4-Post It Notes B1G1 50% off (pg 3) $1.69/1=$2.53/2 =$5.06/4
-$1.00/3 RA VV Aug
-(4) $1.00 MFC SS 8/15 or Printable
-$1.00 +UPR wyb $5.00
= make $.94

1-Irish Spring Body Wash 15-18 oz
1-Softsoap Body Wash (pg 4) B1G1 $5.99/1 = $5.99/2
-$1.00 RA VV Aug Irish Spring
-$1.00 MFC Irish Spring CVS Reinventing Beauty Magazine
-$1.00 MFC Softsoap
CVS Reinventing Beauty Magazine
Total before coupons $29.02
-$5/25 RA coupon
-$11.00 in MFC + RA VV
Total OOP $13.02 + tax
earn $1.00 +UPR Listerine
earn $1.00 +UPR Post It
$10.99 SCR

Purchase #3

2-Pantene shampoo, conditioner, or stylers (pg 16) $7.00/2
-$1.00/2 MFC shampoo or conditioner PG 8/1 or
(-$1.00 MFC stylers PG 8/1)
-$3.00 +UPR wyb 2

1-Charmin Bath Tissue ultra 12 big rolls or basic 16 big rolls (pg 1) $6.49
-$1.00 MFC $100 PG coupon book or
(-$.25 MFC PG 8/1)
-$1.00 +UPR

1-Veet (pg 8) $6.49 with 20% wellness $5.19
-$3.00 ad coupon
-$3.00 MFC Printable
=make $.81

1-Noxema Cleansing Cream (pg 4) $4.79
get any other Noxema product free
-(2) $.75 MFC SS 7/18

2-LA Looks Hair Care (pg 4) B1G1 $3.49/1 = $3.49/2
-(2) $1.00 MFC Printable


Total before coupons $26.96
-$5/25 RA coupon
-$11.50 in MFC + RA VV
Total OOP $10.46 + tax
earn $1.00 +UPR Charmin
earn $3.00 +UPR Pantene

This next purchase is assuming that you have a raincheck for the Schick Hydro Razors from last week.
Purchase #4

2-Schick Hydro Razors (raincheck) $5.99/1 = $11.98/2
-(2) $5.00 MFC SS 8/8

1-Lamisil (pg 11) $7.99
-$2.00 MFC Printable
-$3.00 SCR

1-Veet (pg 8) $6.49 with 20% wellness $5.19
-$3.00 ad coupon
-$3.00 MFC
make $.81

1-Scotch Tape 3 pk (pg 9) $3.99 with 20% wellness $3.19
-$2.00 ad coupon
(there is a $1.00 MFC out there somewhere but I cannot find it. If anyone knows where it is please let me know)

2-Cadbury Candy Bars 3.5- 4.0 oz (pg 15) $3.00/2
-$1.00 +UPR

Total before coupons $31.35
-$5/25 RA coupon
-$20.00 in MFC + RA VV
Total OOP $6.35 + tax
earn $1.00 +UPR Cadbury
$3.00 SCR


  1. Danke! I really appreciate it! I am having a horrible time keeping my oop from going over $10. :P Ridiculous.

  2. Yes, I know! and 3 purchases over $10 each a week is a hefty chunk out of the groc budget, even if you are getting it back next month. I went tonight but my RA wasn't sure what I was talking about (coupon book) I am going to try another one tomorrow evening.