Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rite Aid - Week of December 18th to 24th

This will be my last post for a little while because tomorrow at 7am I will be induced in order to meet our 3rd child. Today's trip was a great note to end on. I didn't make a profit necessarily, but $0.22 for all that is shown in the picture below isn’t bad. Another awesome thing is that I came across a rebate for Arm & Hammer that I qualify for a $10 rebate due to this purchase and past purchases. It pays, literally, to save your receipts I'm learning. 

Transaction #1
(2) - Reese's Peanut Butter Tree, 2/$1 sale
(1) - Lysol Healthy Touch No-Touch Starter Kit - $7.99, get back $3 UPR
(1) - Orbits Gum, get back $1 UPR
Subtotal: $9.99
Total Due: $3.74 + tax
Get back $4 +UPR

Transaction #2
(2) - Arm & Hammer Spinbrush for kids, $7.49 B1G1 Free
(2) - Oraljel Kids toothpaste, $3.99 B1G1
(Arm & Hammer products, get $5 UPR wyb $10) 
$4 UPR from Transaction #1
Total Due: $1.48 + tax
Get back $5 UPR

Total out-of-pocket from 2 transactions: $5.22 + tax
Total UPR: $5 UPR
Total after UPR considered: $0.22 ($5.22 - $5) 

Friday, November 25, 2011

DEALS - Week of November 20th to 26th

This has been one amazing week of deals in our household... 

Not bad for $17.75.
I needed clothes for our upcoming addition to the family. I was able to get the 18 pieces of clothing above for $17.75 thanks to a lovely coupon I printed off of the Target website that is no longer available. It was $5 off a $20 purchase of their CIRCO line of clothing. Each piece of clothing was marked down to $1.25.

Then I needed some diapers. Target was running their buy 3 packages of diapers get a $5 Target Card. I remembered as I looked at my coupons that a few weeks ago I got 2 'Target coupons' that printed out after buying huggies that stated it could be used to get '$5 off a pack of huggies and wipes'. Since you can stack a manufacture coupon and a target coupon I was able to get the above for $8.91


I had also noticed in the Giant circular that there was a diaper deal. You could buy $30 worth of Huggies diapers and wipes and get $10 off your next purchase. On top of the $10 off there was another deal running that I found out about thanks to Forthemommas that if you bought 3 packages of diapers you would get an additional $5 off your next purchase. After manufacture coupons and these coupons for future grocery trips the above actually cost me $7.96.

Black Friday Deals at CVS:

Thanks to I had purchased a $10 gift card for $5. It was a huge help this week. I was able to get ALL of the above for free and GET PAID $8.46. I did 4 separate transactions in order to roll my in store credit into other orders to keep me from having to spend much cash up front. I may post the scenario tomorrow morning. 

Black Friday Deals at Rite Aid:

I was able to get the above for $2.96.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rite Aid - Week of November 13th to 19th

Not much this week, but still for profit!

Transaction #1
(2) Orbit Gum, $2 - get back $1 +UPR each
Subtotal: $2.00
Total Due: $1.75
Get back $2 +UPR

Transaction #2
Buy: Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, $2.99 - get back $2.99 SCR
$1/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11)
$1 +UPR from Transaction #1
Total Due: $0.99
Get back $2.99 SCR

Total out-of-pocket from 2 transactions: $2.74
Total UPR & SCR: $1 UPR & $2.99 SCR
Total Profit: $1.25 ($2.74 - $3.99)

Friday, November 18, 2011

GUEST POST: Rite Aid - Week of November 6th - 12th

During the sale last week one of my good friends did this deal and I’m just getting around to posting it. She did a better job then me and I am so proud of her. 

You go, Emily!

Imagine being paid to buy all this...It can be a

Transaction #1

(2) Arrid $4.00
(2) Ester-C To Go $6.29  (BOGO)

Use  (2) $3/1 Ester-C Peelie I found on the package
use $1/1  Ester C RA Video Value
use (2) $1/1 Arrid
Pay $1.11
Got back $3.00 UPR (Arrid) and $2.00 UPR (Ester C)

Transaction #2
(2) Arm & Hammer Spin Brushes $7.49 each (BOGO)

(2) Orajel Toodler Toothpaste $3.99 each (BOGO)

use (1) $2/1 Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Coupon  (NOTE: I should have printed out an additional coupon for more savings)

use (2) $1/2 Orajel Toothbrush or toothpaste or tooth ache medication
use $7 UPR from transaction #1
Pay $2.48
Got back $5 UPR (Orajel)

Transaction #3
(2) Colgate Advance Total Toothpaste  $7.00
Boogie Wipes $3.99

use (1) $1.00/1 Colgate Toothpaste (printable)
use (1) $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste (printable)
use (1) $0.50/1 Boogie Wipes (printable)
Use $5.00 in UPR from transaction #2
Pay $3.74
Got Back $7 UPR (Colgate) and $2.00 SCR & $1 UPR (Boogie Wipes)

Pay $7.33 OOP 
Got Back $8 UPR
Will Get $2 SCR
Profit: $2.67 ($7.33 - $10)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Just this week I finally reached the coveted 20% off on all retail price items at Rite Aid. Every time I go to Rite Aid now when they swipe my card I will get a 20% discount off all retail prices automatically. If the item is on sale at less than 20% off I will get 20% off instead. I have been working at this goal inch by inch all year. 

In order to reach this status you have to spend $1,000 in the store. Okay...stop right I did not spend $1,000 at Rite Aid in the last 10 months. I sat down and crunched the numbers using my banking software. I reached this status by only spending $200 (that's $20/month on toiletries) in the last 10 months. The $1,000 is based on buying a $1,000 WORTH of products. I bought $1,000 worth of products using $200 cash and $800 worth of coupon and rebate/refund savings. So basically in all my spending this year I have saved 80% on all my purchases (diapers, paper towels, kleenex, tooth paste, detergent, razors, etc, etc.)

I'm so thankful I sat down to take a look at the big picture of savings. It is completely worth it. Give it a try. 

Rite Aid - Week of October 30th to November 5th

There wasn't much to do this week, but I did need a little more Halloween candy for Trick or Treaters. I also saw that the Aussie Deep Cleaning Conditioner was on sale...which I need for my stock because I am down to my last one right now. The Bufferin I only bought because it helped pay for everything else. I basically broke even this week. 

Transaction #1
(1) Aussie Deep Conditioner, $2.99 - get back $1 +UPR
(1) Bufferin, $6.99 - get back $6 SCR
Subtotal: $9.98
$3/1 Bufferin Product, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 10/16/11) 
$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Products (P&G 10/30)
Total Due: $5.98 + Tax
Get back $1 +UPR and $6 SCR

Transaction #2
(1) Snickers Fun Size, $2.50 
Subtotal: $2.50
$1.50/1 Mars Product (may not be available anymore)
$1 +UPR from Transaction #1
Total Due: $0

Total out-of-pocket from 2 transactions: $5.98
Total Profit: $0.02 ($5.98 - $6)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rite Aid - Week of October 23rd - 29th

It didn't seem like there was much to do this week until I fell upon She and showed me how I could profit from buying Zicam and Simply Saline Neti Pot Kits. I also needed toothpaste for the kiddos. Let's see what next week brings. Sorry no pic this week. 

Transaction #1
(2) Orajel Toothpaste, $7.98 - get back $4 +UPR
(1) Zicam Cold Remedy, $7.99 - get back $7 +UPR
Subtotal: $15.97
$2/1 Zicam Item, exp. 12/31/11 (Rite Aid Flu Coupon Book)
$2/1 Zicam Product printable
Total Due: $9.97 + Tax
Get back $11 +UPR

Transaction #2
(2) Simply Saline Neti Pot Kit @ $14.99, B1G1 free (Spend $10 this, earn $5 UP rewards) 
Subtotal: $14.99
$11 +UPR from Transaction #1
Total Due: $2.99 + Tax
Get back $5 +UPR and Submit for full rebate HERE

Total out-of-pocket from 2 transactions: $12.96
Total Rebates & UPR: $14.99 mfg rebate & $5 UPR
Total Profit: $7.03 ($12.96 - $19.99)

Rite Aid - Week of October 16th - 22nd

I haven't been in the swing of couponing for months due to expecting my 3rd child, but after seeing the Rite Aid circular this week I decided to search my coupons for deals.  along with helped me come up with a plan of action. 

My whole purpose was to get two things I needed and I would purchase anything else to help make toilet paper and detergent free. I also wanted to walk away with no UPR because of the difficulty of getting to Rite Aid each week. 

Here is what I was able to do. I was able to acquire $96.89 worth of products for $21.15 out-of-pocket. Once I receive my SCR and mfg rebate I will have made a profit of $9.83.
It's worth the search for deals.

(Here's the break down)

Transaction #1
(1) Cold Buster Warming Syrup, Sinus Buster, Allergy Buster, $8 Limit 1-get back $8 +UPR
(1) Revlon Emery Boards, 10 ct, 75¢-get back $2 +UPR
(1) Sucrets, $2.99-get back $2 +UPR
Subtotal: $11.74
$1/1 Revlon Beauty Tool, exp. 10/31/11 (SS 07/31/11), (SS 08/28/11) or (SS 09/25/11 R)
$1/1 Sucrets coupon in Rite Aid Flu Coupon booklet
Total Due: $7.74 + Tax
Get back $12 +UPR

Transaction #2
(2) Charmin Basic 12 Roll, $12 ($6 each)
(2) Gain Powder Detergent, $10 ($5 each)
(1) Cover Girl Under Eye Concealer, $5.49
(1) Cover Girl Blush Brush, $2.64 ($5.29 originally - Sale Buy 1, Get 1 50% off)
Subtotal: $30.13
(1) $1/2 Charmin Product, exp. 11/30/11 (P&G 10/16/11)
(2) $2/1 Tide or Gain Powder Detergent, exp.10/31/11 (SS 09/11/11 #2)
(1) $8/2 CoverGirl Face Product, exp. 10/31/11 (P&G 10/02/11)
$12 UPR from Transaction #1
Total Due: $5.13 + Tax
Get back $10 +UPR (When you buy $30 worth of select P & G you get $10UPR)

Transaction #3
(1) St. Joseph 81mg Aspirin - $4.99 -Get $4 UPR
(1) Oral B Floss/Picks, $2.99 -Get back $1.50 +UPR
(1) Neilmed NasaDrops Saline on the Go, $7 Limit 1 -Get back $7 +UPR
(1) Organix Cough Drops, $1.50 Limit 1 -Get back $1.50 +UPR
(1) Blistex Cold and Allergy Lip Balm, $1.49 Limit 1 -Get back $1.49 +UPR
Subtotal: $17.97
$10 + UPR from transaction #2
$1/1 St. Joseph 81mg Aspirin, exp. 12/7/11 (SS 08/07/11 R), (ALL YOU Aug '11) or (SS 09/11/11 R)                       
$2/1 Crest Complete Toothpaste, Scope Dual Blast Rinse, Oral-B Complete Floss, or Oral-B Complete Toothbrush, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 09/11/11 R)
Total Due: $4.97 + tax
Get back $15.49 +UPR

Transaction #4
(1) Similasan Cold Relief for Children, 4 oz, $3.99 –Get back $3 SCR
(1) Saline Soothers Moisturizing Nose Wipes, 15 ct., $1 –Get back $1 SCR
(1) Zarbees Natraflu Nighttime Cough & Sleep, 6 ct., $6.99 –Get back $6.99 SCR
(1) Prevacid 24 Hour, 28 ct, $19.99
(1) Cover Girl Eye Shadow, $3.39
(1) Cover Girl Eye Shadow, $1.69 ($3.39 originally - Sale Buy 1, Get 1 50% off)
Subtotal: $37.05
$1.75/1 Similasan Product, exp. 11/30/11 (SS 09/11/11)
$4/1 Prevacid 24HR Product, exp. 11/18/11 (SS 09/18/11) or printable
(1) $8/2 CoverGirl Face Product, exp. 10/31/11 (P&G 10/02/11)
$15.49 +UPR from transaction #3
Total Due: 3.31 + tax
Submit for $10.99 in Single check rebates & $19.99 via here 

Total out of pocket from 4 transactions: $21.15
Total Rebates: $30.98
Total Profit: $9.83 ($21.15-$30.98)

The Plan

My goal with this website is to show others how to make a profit from buying the stuff they actually need. I intend to be pretty detailed to help others find the right coupons they need to make it happen. Hope it's a big help to all who read!!!