As most of you know, Rite Aid is running their amazing “Winter Rewards” program again this month: Spend $100 on participating products through March 3rd, get a $20 +UP Reward. I thought I would take you along on my journey to reach $100, to see how little out of pocket I can spend and still reach the $100.
As some of you mentioned, there was another misprint in the weekly ad. The “Spend $30 on Advil, Dimetapp and Robitussin, Get $10 +UP Reward” was actually supposed to be “Spend $25, Get $10 +UP” and Colgate products were included. This wasn’t necessarily a “double-dip” like we originally thought, but it still made for some fantastic deals. For me, it actually worked out in my favor as I didn’t have to spend as much out of pocket.
Out of pocket spent: Profit of $1.10
Received: $6 in +UP Rewards
Total spent towards “Resolution Rewards”: $12
Out of pocket spent: $.88
Still have: $6 in +UPs
Total spent towards “Resolution Rewards”: $20
Purchased in Transaction 1:
(4) Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste $3.50
(2) Vaseline Lotion (10 oz) $2.97
Used (2) $1/1 Vaseline coupons from 1/29 RP insert
Used $6 in +UP Rewards from previous week
Out of pocket spent: $11.94
Received: $18 in +UP Rewards
Total spent towards Advil/Colgate +UP promo: $14
Total spent towards “Resolution Rewards”: $40
Purchased in Transaction 2:
Children’s Advil (4 oz) $4.99
Children’s Robitussin (4 oz) $4.99
Advil Congestion Relief (10 ct) $4.99
Used $1/1 Advil Congestion Relief coupon
Used $1/1 Robitussin coupon
Used $1/1 Children’s Advil coupon from 1/29 RP insert
Used $10.50 in +UPs from previous transaction
Out of pocket spent: $1.47
Received: $10 Advil/Colgate +UP + still have $7.50 in +UPs from previous week
Will submit for: $10 Pfizer mail-in rebate from 1/29 RP insert
Total spent towards “Resolution Rewards”: $55
After the Pfizer mail-in rebate, I have spent a total of $3.19 out of pocket. I still have $17.50 in +UPs to use and I am over half way to my $20 “Winter Rewards” +UP. Not only have I basically made a profit shopping at Rite Aid this month, but I have picked up extremely practical items that our family uses all the time. Now, I’m going to blow my entire stash of +UPs on Cadbury Mini Eggs.
A few things to note: It looks like the Vaseline is actually tracking towards the “Winter Rewards” although it wasn’t marked in the ad. Most of you will be able to do even better than me, as we didn’t get some of the higher value Advil coupons in our area. This was just based on what I got in my Sunday newspaper and a few printables.
See you next week for another action-packed installment of “How little can Melody actually spend?”.
I’d love to hear about your shopping trips this week!
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