I made 2 Rite Aid runs this week (didn't get to any other stores at all). As you can see, I wanted to get in on the diaper deal. : ) My store was all out of the Alka-Seltzer, so I got a . . . we'll just call it a "large" raincheck.
The picture above is from my first RA trip for the week. I bought 4 Gillette Pro Series (shelf price $7.99/1). Well, I forgot all about my 20% Wellness+ discount while I was in the store. I couldn't figure out why the +UP Reward didn't print. . . . figured it out when I got home. Anyway, I called the RA Wellness+ number so that I could ask whether or not the +UP was tracking (ie. could I purchase just one more in a separate transaction and get the +UP to print, or did I need to return the 4 I'd already bought and rebuy 5 in the same transaction) and the customer service rep. told me something very interesting. . . She said that people who have earned the 10% or 20% Wellness+ discount are not penalized when it comes to +UPs. Yes, the +UP won't print at the register. BUT, if you just call the number at the bottom of your receipt, RA will send you the +UP that you should have earned. Whether or not you qualify for the +UP is based on the price that people who do not have a discount would pay. (Sorry that was confusing.) The point is . . . since I bought 4 of the Gillette Pro Series which had a shelf price of $7.99/1 (or $31.96/4), then I qualified for the +UP Reward. . . Even though my total before all coupons was only $25.64/4 (or $6.41/1). This was news to me! AND that got me to thinking. . . . what did this mean for the Alka-Seltzer deal? I only have to buy 6, AND I get my 20% discount, and I STILL qualify for the extra bonus +UPs! You're telling me that RA wants to pay me even more to shop at RA? My head is spinning.
Saturday, I just had to run back to RA and pick up more FREE candy with my remaining coupons. I also had to do the Gillette deal again (for me that was an almost $10 Moneymaker). And the Renpure is B1G1 (should still be B1G1 this week too). There is a $3/1 Oct. RA VV coupon. And I found a "Try Me Free" MIR taped to the top of the bottles. There is no expiration date on the MIR and you are allowed more than one rebate per household (there is no stated limit on how many rebates you can get - only 1 rebate per receipt). So that is at least a $3 Moneymaker (for me it was a $6 Moneymaker as I had 2 VV coupons - mine and my husbands).
So, everything that I bought this week was either FREE or a moneymaker for me, with the exception of the diapers. But I made more than enough buying the other stuff to cover the cost of the diapers (the Gillette alone was a $10 moneymaker when I bought 4 . . . and I bought 8.)
Oh and if you look closely, you'll notice that I bought at least one of almost every size Huggies diaper RA sells. That's not because I have children in every size diaper. My RA just didn't have enough diapers in the sizes that I wanted, so I figured it would be easier to go ahead and buy the diapers, get the +UP Rewards, and then come back next week and exchange the diapers for the right sizes.
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