Friday, October 29, 2010

Rite Aid Deal and Transaction Scenarios 10/31 to 11/6


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 (ie, you can't share +UP Rewards with your friend - unless you also share your Wellness+ card). And the newest big news is that RA has stopped limiting the majority of the +UP Rewards. If a +UP Reward is limited, then it will be clearly stated. So, if one of your +UP Rewards does not print for some reason, make sure that you call and get it mailed to you.
    Public Relations Dept.,
    Rite Aid Corporation, Camp Hill, PA
    Office: (717) 975-5713
    (Eric Harkreader)
  5. Print out EXTRA $5 off any purchase of $25 or more coupons HERE (exp. 12/31/10). Coupons will be blurry at first. Give them a minute to finish loading.

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.

Last week was a great week . . . for diapers, candy, and cheap makeup.

There are a lot of coupons which expire on the last day of October. You have only 1 day to take advantage of those deals! If RA is out of an item, then get a raincheck.

I've had to call RA corporate several times to get +UP Rewards straightened out. I LOVE the +UP Rewards that corporate sends. They don't expire until Jan. 15, 2011!


1 Ascensia Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems (pg. 6) $14.99/1
- $10/1 Bayer Meter or Monitor, exp. 10-31-10 (RP 08/08/10) = $4.99/1
- $5/1 Bayer Contour Meter Nov. RA VV coupon = FREE or MAKE $0.01
[Free Contour Meter Printable if you have a prescription]
($14.99 towards $5 +UP Reward wyb $30 worth of select Diabetes products - See comments)

1 Bayer Breeze 2 (pg. 6) $14.99/1
- $10/1 Bayer Meter or Monitor, exp. 10-31-10 (RP 08/08/10) =  $4.99/1
[Free Breeze 2 Meter Printable if you have a prescription]
($14.99 towards $5 +UP Reward wyb $30 worth of select Diabetes products - See comments)

2 All Single Pack Gum (pg. 6) B1G1 = $??/2
- FREE Stride Shift Gum wyb any Stride Gum, exp. 10-31-10 (SS 05/16/10) = FREE/2
($?? towards $5 +UP Reward wyb $30 worth of select Diabetes products - See comments)

1 filler that cost at least $0.02 after all coupons
(My filler would be 1 Travel Sized Tide $1.03/1 AFTER 20% Wellness+ discount
- $1/1 Tide Detergent, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) = $0.03/1)

Total before coupons at least $30
- $5/$25 RA VV coupon
- at least $25+ (in MFC and RA VV coupons)
Total OOP $0.01 + tax IF YOU USE MY FILLER AND HAVE 20% DISCOUNT. (Remember to use previously earned +UP Rewards to reduce your OOP.)
earn $5 +UP Reward from Diabetes products (This +UP Reward was supposed to be tracking. It's not. See comments below.)
(like MAKEing $4.99 on this scenario)


1 Dawn Dish Liquid (pg. 10) 9.5 to 12.6 oz. $0.99/1
- $1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal, exp. 10-31-10 (Decor Done Right) = FREE or MAKE $0.01
[or $1/1 Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Liquid, exp. 4-30-11 (Organize In Style)]
[or $0.25/1 Dawn Product, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) - $0.74/1 with this coupon]
[or $0.25/1 Dawn Ultra Dish Washing Liquid, exp. 4-30-11 (Organize In Style)]

2 Tide Stain Release (pg. 10) 20 oz. $3.99/1 = $7.98/2
- 2 $3/1 Tide Stain Release, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) - NOTE: The size this coupon is good for is different in Spanish than it is in English. The Spanish says that the coupon is good on the 20 oz. product. = $1.98/2
[or $3/1 Tide Stain Release Mailer - Request it now and get a raincheck!]
[or $2/1 Tide Stain Release, exp. 11-30-10 (P&G 10/31/10)]
[or $2/1 Tide Stain Release, exp. 11-30-10 (Parenting Early Years, Sep)]
[or $2/1 Tide Stain Release, exp. 12-31-10 (Parenting Early Years, Oct)]
[or $1/1 Tide Stain Release, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10)]
- 2 $1 +UP Reward = MAKE $0.02

1 St. Ives Body Lotion (pg. 9) $3.99/1
- $1/1 St. Ives Body Lotion, exp. 10-31-10 (SS 09/19/10; Printable) = $2.99/1
- $3 SCR #64 = MAKE $0.01

1 Downy Fabric Softener (pg. 10) ultra concentrate 34 oz., regular 64 oz., dryer sheets 80 ct. $3.99/1
- $1/1 Downy Fabric Liquid Softener, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) = $2.99/1
[or $1/1 Downy Product (P&G MIR Booklet)]
- $1 +UP Reward = $1.99/1

1 Febreze Noticeables Warmer (pg. 10) $2.49/1
- $3/1 Febreze Noticeables Kit or Warmer, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) = FREE or MAKE $0.51[or $1/1 Febreze Noticeables Kit or Refill, exp. 10-31-10 (Decor Done Right; Organize in Style)]
- $1 +UP Reward = MAKE $1 or MAKE $1.51

2 Gillette Body Wash (or 2 deodorants, or 1 body wash and 1 deodorant) (pg. 1) $7/2
- 2 $2/1 Gillette Bodywash, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) = $3/2
[or $2/1 Gillette Deodorant, exp. 11-30-10 (P&G 10/31/10)]
[or $1/1 Gillette Deodorant, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10)]
2 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner (pg. 4) 13.5-14.2 oz. $7/2
- 2 $1/1 Head & Shoulders Shampoo/Conditioner, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) = $5/2
- $2 +UP Reward wyb 2 = $3/2

Total before coupons $26.44
- $5/$25 RA VV coupon
- $16 (in MFC coupons) if you are getting the Gillette
Total OOP $5.44 (w/ Gillette) + tax (Remember to use previously earned +UP Rewards to reduce your OOP.)
- $3 SCR = $2.44
earn (2) $1 +UP Rewards from Tide
earn $1 +UP Reward from Downy
earn $1 +UP Reward from Febreze
(AND if you bought Head & Shoulders, your OOP costs would have been $2 more, and earn $2 +UP Reward from Head & Shoulders)
(like MAKEing $1.56 on this scenario)

Purchase #3 - (GOOD ONLY ON SUNDAY - Not as good of a deal as 2 weeks ago, but if you were not able to get out then and you still need the items and have the coupons . . . then $9 for everything is not a bad deal.)

4 Old Spice Fresh Collection Deodorant (pg. 1) 2.6 to 4 oz. $7/2 = $14/4
4 Old Spice Body Spray (pg. 1) 4 oz. $7/2 = $28/all
- 4 FREE Old Spice Body Spray wyb select items, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) = $14/all
8 Old Spice Body Wash (pg. 1) $7/2 = $28/8
- 4 B1G1 Old Spice Body Wash, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) = $14/8
2 Old Spice Red Zone Deodorant (pg. 1) 2.6 to 4 oz. $7/2 = $7/2
2 Old Spice Body Spray (pg. 1) 4 oz. $7/2 = $14/all
4 Old Spice Body Wash (pg. 1) $7/2 = $28/all
- 2 FREE Old Spice Body Spray wyb select items, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) = $21/all
- 2 B1G1 Old Spice Body Wash, exp. 10-31-10 (P&G 09/26/10) = $14/all
You get the idea; you need 8 total.

Total before coupons $28
- $5/$25 RA VV coupon
- $14 (in MFC coupons)
Total OOP $9 + tax (Remember to use previously earned +UP Rewards to reduce your OOP.)
(like COSTing $1.13 each)

Purchase #4

2 Kendall (pg. 7) antimicrobial gauze or non-stick pads 10 ct., bandages 10-24 ct., or bandage roll $7/2
- 2 $2.50/1 Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Wound Care product Printable = $2/2
- $3 SCR wyb 2 = MAKE $1
($7 towards $5 +UP Reward wyb $30 worth of select Diabetes products)

2 Splenda (pg. 11) 3.8 oz. or 80-100 ct. $2.99/1 = $5.89/2
- 2 $2/1 Splenda Sweetener Granulated w/ Fiber, exp. 11-7-10 (RP 09/26/10; Printable) = $1.98/1
[or $1/1 Splenda Sweetener Product, exp. 11-7-10 (RP 09/26/10; Printable)]
- (2) $1 +UP Reward = MAKE $0.02

2 Suave Shampoo (pg. 4) 22.5 oz. $3/2
- $2/2 Suave Item Oct. RA VV coupon = $1/2

1 Coffeemate (pg. 11) 15-16 oz. $2.99/1
- $1.50/1 Coffee-Mate 15oz.+ Liquid or Powder Printable = $1.47/1
- $1 +UP Reward = $0.47/1

3 Febreze Air Effects (pg. 10) 9.7 oz. $2.49/1 = $7.47/3
- 3 $1/1 Febreze Air Effects, exp. 11-30-10 (P&G 10/31/10) = $4.47/3
[or $1/1 Febreze Air Effects, exp. 4-30-11 (Organize In Style)]
- (3) $1 +UP Reward = $1.47/3

Total before coupons $26.44
- $5/$25 RA VV coupon
- $15.50 (in MFC and RA VV coupons)
Total OOP $5.94 (Remember to use previously earned +UP Rewards to reduce your OOP.)
- $3 SCR = $2.94
earn (2) $1 +UP Rewards from Splenda
earn $1 +UP Reward from Coffeemate
earn (3) $1 +UP Reward from Febreze
(like MAKEing $3.06 on this scenario)

Providing that I use my +UP Rewards from each scenario to pay for the next, I will have paid a total of $11.39 OOP for products with a sale value of $110.88. I will have earned $6 in SCRs which will get sent to me in check form (that I can cash at the bank) at the end of the month. So, in reality these purchases will have cost my family $5.39 (that is if I didn't have any +UP Rewards from previous weeks . . . which, of course, I did). I will have $6 in +UP Rewards left for next week. That's like MAKEing $0.61 on $110.88 worth of products!


  1. I have a question regarding the Tide coupon that says a different size in Spanish.

    If the cashier says it's not for the right size, how would you handle telling her that the Spanish says that it is?

    I want to use the coupon yet remain tactful that I'm using it correctly.

    Waiting for your reply,
    Michelle - in Ohio

  2. Is Offer #64 for the Lotion, it for face items? Please help. On St. Ives Skin Care. The book states Apricot Scrub or Collagen Moisrurizer 10 oz., Naturally Clear Cleanser, 6.75 oz. or Naturally Clear Scrub 4.5 oz.

  3. Michelle,

    I'd kindly direct the cashier to look at the end of the second to last line. It says "Liquido de 16-68 oz." The cashier should be able to figure out that "Liquido" means liquid.

    Just to let you know, the coupon will go through without any beeps or issues.


  4. Thanks, Erin, for the reply and all you do!

    Michelle - in Ohio

  5. Babygirl-Pebbles,

    I must have missed your comment when I answered Michelle last night. (I think you posted while I was answering her.)

    The St. Ives . . . I've got to go out to RA later today - so I'll double check. I thought that at least one of the St. Ives products - the Moisrurizer in particular - was a lotion. And therefore the lotion coupon could be used on it. If you find out otherwise before I do, please let me know so that I can edit the scenario. Thanks.


  6. The $5 up rewards wyb $30 select Diabetes deal, do you have to do it all in one transaction?

  7. Sodbusters,

    It is my understanding that you do not have to do it all in one transaction. In fact, it was active prior to this week. You may already have money towards the deal . . . although I am not sure how you would go about finding this out.


  8. @Erin and sodbusters, the up reward do not print unless you buy all $30 in 1 transaction. The Rite Aid rule is...your wellness card was to keep track of your purchase. It is not, so I called 1 800 Rite Aid and they is mailing me the $5 up rewards. Something is wrong with this offer. My Sister purchase $30(1 transaction) and the up reward print for her today.

  9. Babygirl-Pebbles,

    Thanks for the update. I added a note about this to the scenario post in case others are wondering too.

    Also good to know that if we want to do it in separate transactions, we'll still get the +UP - we just have to call corporate and ask for it.