Monday, March 8, 2010

Profit at RiteAid

CVS - I've decided to use up all the EB's on my card and get a new one, in the hopes that I'll get some better coupons. I'm going to use my EB's on rebate items to turn them into cash.
  • Psst shampoo $6.49, will submit for Try Me Free rebate (sticker on package) = FREE
  • Used $5 EB, total was $1.94

DBF's card - had an expired EB to use up

  • 2 Oral B Cross Action Toothbrushes $4 each, used two $1 coupons (2/7 or 2/21 P&G) and got back $8 EB ($4 EB each, Limit 2) = $2 profit
  • Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99, used $4 coupon (2/7 P&G) and got back $4 EB (Limit 1) = $0.99
  • Used $10.98 EB, total was $1.20

On to RiteAid - I had such a hard time figuring out my scenarios for this week. And I spent an hour or so last night watching all those stupid videos to get my Video Value coupons, only to have my printer jam when I went to print them. The website showed that I'd already printed them so it wouldn't let me print another set. Grr. I emailed tech support, but didn't get a response yet, so this morning, I set up another account and watched them all over again. Ugh.

I had a cashier and then a manager give me grief about using a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale today. I was prepared though! I whipped out my printout of RA's coupon policies from iheartriteaid.com (right side of screen) and showed them right where it said that was a-ok. The manager says - "oh, well, its a manufacturer's coupon that you have, that's ok. I meant it wasn't ok to use a BOGO RA coupon." Yeah right that's what you said!

BTW I have no idea what size Metamucil powder counts for the rebate. The SCR booklet and circular say 114 doses, but some bottles are 114 teaspoon doses and others are 114 tablespoon doses. I'll see what clears and try to figure it out.

First store

  • 4 Cover Girl powders $6.99 each, BOGO sale, used two BOGO coupons (2/7 P&G) and two $1 coupons (2/7 P&G or 2/14 RP) = $2 profit
  • 2 John Frieda Root Awakening Sham/Cond $5 each, used two $3 coupons (3/7 SS) and two $1 RA coupons = $2 - count towards SCR #41, $5 WYB $15, Limit 3 rebates
  • Metamucil Powder (114 dose) or Capsules (120 ct) $9.99, used $3 coupon (2/7 P&G) = $6.99
  • Used $5 off $20 coupon (or $5 off $25 coupon), total was $3.32

Second store

  • 2 Cover Girl TrueBlend makeups (note - the coupons beeped on these items) $12.99 each, used BOGO coupon (2/7 P&G) and $1 coupon (2/7 P&G or 2/14 RP) = $1 profit
  • 2 John Frieda Root Awakening Sham/Cond $5 each, used two $3 coupons (3/7 SS) and two $1 RA coupons = $2 - count towards SCR #41, $5 WYB $15, Limit 3 rebates
  • Metamucil Powder (114 dose) or Capsules (120 ct) $9.99, used $3 coupon (2/7 P&G) = $6.99
  • Used $5 off $20 coupon (or $5 off $25 coupon), total was $4.25

Third store

  • 2 Cover Girl TrueBlend makeups (note - the coupons beeped on these items) $12.99 each, used BOGO coupon (2/7 P&G) and $1 coupon (2/7 P&G or 2/14 RP) = $1 profit
  • 2 John Frieda Root Awakening Sham/Cond $5 each, used two $3 coupons (3/7 SS) and two $1 RA coupons = $2 - count towards SCR #41, $5 WYB $15, Limit 3 rebates
  • Metamucil Powder (114 dose) or Capsules (120 ct) $9.99, used $3 coupon (2/7 P&G) = $6.99
  • Crest toothpaste $2.74, used $1 coupon (2/21 P&G) and will get back $1 (SCR #39) = $0.74
  • Used $5 off $20 coupon (or $5 off $25 coupon), total was $8.18 because the cashier missed two of my $1 coupons. I realized this afterwards and could not force myself to go back in and deal with him again. Nice man, such a scatterbrain!

Now...I've qualified for the following rebates:

  • $10 for John Frieda (bought 6 bottles or $30 worth, get back $5 when you buy $15 worth)
  • $10 RiteAid gift card (SCR #18) - for buying Metamucil & Crest)
  • $1 for Crest toothpaste

My total OOP was $15.75 and I'm getting back $21 in rebates, so a $5.25 profit overall. Next I'm going to tackle some other rebates - the Almay makeup, the Prevacid rebate and the Biore rebates. And I have to do these in DBF's name too. What a busy RA week!

5 comments:

Slickcat said...

Don't you just love those videos? I like to "watch" them on my laptop so I can mute them while I'm watching TV.

Don't forget, the Biore is the same rebate as the John Frieda (limit 3).

frugalsuz said...

Slickcat,
I mute them too, haha! I'm doing some rebates in my name and some in my boyfriend's name, so I'm all set but thanks for thinking of me.

Jean said...

I did the Metamucil deal and entered all my receipts. It doesn't work though. The Metamucil for the $5 SCR is for the bigger size and the one for the Healthy Heart rebate is the smaller size. So I had to return them to fix it. Plus for some reason none of the Metamucils were applied to the P&G rebate. I called on that and they are checking to see why it didn't work. Very frustrating though. I don't usually have trouble with Rite Aid but this week is just not my week I guess.

Kathy said...

I just received an e-mail from Coors stating that they were not going to honor my $15 Coors/Pepsi rebate because I only spend $3 cash out of pocket. They said the price of the $30 has to be after coupons. I called them to tell them that I used my CVS extra bucks to pay for them and it said nothing on the rebate that the price has to be after coupons. The nasty lady on the phone said they don't care...I am not getting my $15. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there anything I can do?

frugalsuz said...

Jean,
I knew that the Metamucil wouldn't count for those particular two rebates. As far as I know, its only counting towards the P&G rebate. I hope mine clears! Nothing has gone through yet, so we'll see.

Kathy,
Oh no, that stinks! I haven't heard anything about that being a problem, but if they're doing that to you, chances are they're doing that to others as well. :(