Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rite Aid-on my own

Today I went to Rite Aid all alone. It took me a little over an hour to get "prepared" to go, but I am glad that I took the time to check out my coupons, the rebate book, the ad and Sarah's blog. Right when I got to the store I asked if they would let me make multiple transactions during ONE shopping trip and use the $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon on each transaction. They told me I could, so away I went.

Here is transaction #1

2 Listerine Smart Rinse, 1 pack of GE light bulbs, and a Wart removal kit. I did not actually NEED any of these things, but I had been wanting to have the kids try the Smart Rinse and I can donate the other items to Love Inc. I paid 17.48 oop (out of pocket) and will be receiving a rebate for the full price of the wart remover and light bulbs and I also had a bogo coupon (buy one get one) for the smart rinse and a $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon., which means I spent $0.49 for all 4 of these items!

Here is transaction #2

2 pack ReNu saline solution, 2 Clean and Clear moisturizers and Zantac. I spent 11.42 oop and will get back the full amount on the ReNu and Zantac and a three dollar rebate on the Clean and Clear. I also had 2 $2 off coupons for the Clean and Clear and a mail in rebate for $5 on the Zantac and another $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupons. So I will be getting PAID $11.56 for buying these items!

Transaction #3

Crest Pro-Health, Venus razor, Fructis shampoo, Secret clinical and Gillette clinical deodorant. I spent 14.37 oop and will get rebates on the toothpaste and shampoo and a partial rebate on the razor. I had coupons on the other items and a $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon. I spent $4.58 for these items.

Then I came home and made my dear husband go back for one last purchase. Here is what he bought for transaction #4

It is hard to see, but there are 10 boxes of Frosted Flakes, a thing of packing tape and a package of Werther's candies. He paid $18.47 oop. We will be getting back the full amount of the packing tape and candies through rebates. Darin also had a $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon and 1 coupon on the cereal. We will also be getting back a $10 rebate through Kellogg's Fuel for School. After rebates, we will have paid $3.99 and we will also be receiving a $5 Kellogg's coupon as part of a Rite Aid rebate!!

Here is everything we bought today:

Total SALE price for everything together was just over $100. In the end we will be getting PAID $2.50 AND the $5 cereal coupon for buying all of these things!! Crazy, I know. It took about 3 hours of my day (I am so not good with the math part of couponing) and it would have taken a lot longer without Sarah's blog! Seriously, check it out.


Anonymous said...

This kind of made my head hurt....but it is AMAZING that all of that stuff is free and you get $ back! Way to go! love ya, SAD

jzylstra said...

Holy moly, Jonna - Impressive!

Anonymous said...

wow, wish we had one by us!!!

Sarah said...

That's great. Now they'll call us both the crazy coupon ladies. The cashier I had yesterday is so sweet. She asked if I was looking for the Werthers candy as I was wandering around aimlessly. She said she had more behind the counter:)