Saturday, March 5, 2011

Rite Aid Deal and Transaction Scenarios 3/6 to 3/12

 

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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.


In case some of you are wondering what has happened to all the normal posts this week . . . we have had a LOT going on in our house. The short version is that we have been waiting to be matched for adoption for a while now and we found out this week that we have indeed been matched and that they want to move the children (yes, plural) into our house SOON.

In light of this fact, things around my house have been a little out of the ordinary. And therefore, the posts have been affected. I will not be going back and making up any of the posts that I missed this week. I'll try to do better next week, but we are awaiting calls from social workers with dates and times for more meetings . . . so things may remain a little up in the air.


Purchase #1

2 Ester-C To-Go Packets (pg. 2) B1G1 ($5.99/1) = $5.99/2
- 2 $2/1 Ester-C Naturesmart Product, exp. 3-23-11 (RP 02/06/11; Printable) = $1.99/2
[or $1/1 Ester-C Product, exp. 3-4-11 (ALL YOU Feb '11)]
[or $1/1 Ester-C Powder, Tablets or Gummies, exp. 3-8-11 (RP 01/23/11)]
- $2/1 Ester-C Product Mar. RA VV coupon = FREE or MAKE $0.01
and if your RA gives overage - $1/1 Ester-C Product Feb. RA VV coupon
- $2 +UP Reward wyb 2 = MAKE $2 or MAKE $3.01

2 Osteo-BiFlex Powder (pg. 1) B1G1 ($15.99/1) = $15.99/2
- 2 $7/1 Osteo Bi-Flex Caplets, Softgel or Powder, exp. 3-8 (RP 01/23/11) = $1.99/2
- $3/1 Osteo Bi-Flex Item Feb. RA VV coupon = FREE or MAKE $1.01
and if your RA gives overage - $1/1 Osteo Bi-Flex Item Mar. RA VV coupon
- $2 +UP Reward wyb 2 = MAKE $2 or MAKE $4.01

1 Comtrex (pg. 9) 24 ct. $4.99/1
- $1.50/1 Comtrex Product, exp. 5-31-11 (SS 02/13/11) = $3.49/1
- $4 SCR #26 = MAKE $0.51

Total before coupons $26.97
- $23.50 or $26.50 if using extra VV coupons (in MFC and RA coupons)
Total OOP $3.47 (or $0.47 if using extra VV coupons) + tax (Remember to use previously earned +UP Rewards to lower your OOP costs.)
- $4 SCR = MAKE $0.53 (or MAKE $3.53)
earn $2 +UP Reward from Ester-C
earn $2 +UP Reward from Osteo-BiFlex
(like MAKEing $4.53 or $7.53 on everything in this scenario!)


Purchase #2

1 Snickers Single Candy Bars (pg. 11) 1.76-2.07 oz. $0.88/1
- $0.88 +UP Reward (Limit 1) = FREE

2 Port Clyde Sardines (pg. 10) 3.75 oz. B1G1 50% off ($1.29/1) = $1.94/2
- 2 $1 +UP Rewards (monthly deal) = MAKE $0.06

1 Mentos (pg. 11) 0.75 oz. $1/2 = $0.50/1
- $0.50/1 Mentos Item, exp. 3-30-11 (SS 02/06/11) = FREE

1 Thermacare (pg. H1) 1 ct. $3.99/1
[NOTE: Your Wellness+ discount will apply. So if you have a 20% discount, your cost will be $3.19/1 = MAKE $0.80]
- $3.99/1 Thermacare Products (in-ad coupon) = FREE

2 NYC Cosmetics (pg. 4) B1G1 50% off ($1.99/1) = $2.99/2
- $1/1 NYC Mascara or Eye Product, exp. 3-31-11 (ALL YOU Mar '11) = $1.99/2
- $1/1 NYC Color Product, exp. 4-1-11 (ALL YOU Feb '11) = $0.99/2
[or $1/1 NYC Skin Matching Foundation or Face Product (ALL YOU Mar)]
[or $1/1 NYC Smooch Proof 16hr Lip Stain, exp. 3-31-11 (ALL YOU Mar '11)]
- 2 $1 +UP Reward wyb $1.99+ = MAKE $1.01

1 filler item worth $0.46+ if you have no Wellness+ discount ($0.86+ with 10% discount; $1.26+ with $20% discount)
[NOTE: For those of you with Wellness+ discounts, unless your filler item is on sale, make sure you remember to calculate that your filler item will also have a Wellness+ discount on it.]

Total before coupons around $10.49 (without any Wellness+ discount)
- $6.49 (in MFC and RA coupons)
- $4 in +UP Rewards from Purchase #1
Total OOP $0 + tax (Remember to use previously earned +UP Rewards to lower your OOP costs.)
earn $0.88 +UP Reward from Snickers
earn (2) $1 +UP Rewards from Port Clyde
earn (2) $1 +UP Rewards from NYC Cosmetics
(like MAKEing $4.88 on everything in this scenario!)


Purchase #3

1 Keri Lotion (pg. 9) 15 oz. $6.99/1
- $3/1 Keri Lotion Printable = $3.99/1
[or $2/1 Keri Lotion, exp. 4-16-11 (SS 01/09/11)]
- $6 SCR #34 = MAKE $2.01

3 Kashi (pg. 1) 12-17.5 oz. $9/3
- $3/1 Kashi GoLean Crisp! Cereal, exp. 3-31-11 (Vocalpoint) = $6/3
- 2 $1/1 Kashi GoLean Crisp! Cereal, exp. 3-31-11 (Vocalpoint) = $4/4
[or $2/1 Kashi Product printable (Recyclebank)]
- $3 +UP Reward wyb 3 = $1/3

Total before coupons $15.99
- $8 (in MFC and RA coupons)
- $4.88 in +UP Rewards from Purchase #2
Total OOP $3.11 + tax (Remember to use previously earned +UP Rewards to lower your OOP costs.)
- $6 SCR = MAKE $2.89
earn $3 +UP Reward from Kashi
(like MAKEing $5.89 on everything in this scenario!)


If I roll the +UP Rewards from one transaction to the next, I will end up paying a total of $6.58 OOP (or $3.58) for products with a sale value of $53.45 (that is, if I didn't have any +UP Rewards from previous weeks . . . which, of course, I do). I will have earned $10 in SCRs which will get sent to me in check form (that I can cash at the bank) at the end of the month. I will receive a MIR check for $0. And I will have $3 in +UP Rewards left for other purchases this week or next. That's like MAKEing $6.42 on products with a sale value of $53.45!

6 comments:

  1. Hey, at least you're a bit ahead for this week! :-) Congrats!!

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  2. Congratulations! What an exciting time for your family!

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  3. Katie and Rachel W,

    Thank you both. We are very excited. So far we have not met the children. That should happen in the next two weeks. Right now, we've got to focus on getting ready for them - rooms, beds, space in the car, etc. etc. : )

    Erin

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  4. WOOO HOO! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Sodbusters,

    : ) Thanks! We are excited and VERY busy now.

    Life is about to become very interesting . . . as if it wasn't already. : )

    Erin

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  6. Congratulations!

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