Sunday, October 10, 2010

Turning UP's into Cash

Rite Aid - did these four transactions all on my card
  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • Neilmed Nasa Mist Spray All in One (6 oz) $9.99, used $2 coupon and will get back $9.99 (SCR #18) = $2 profit
  • Halls cough drops $0.99
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, five $2.69 UP's and $1 UP, total was $3.30, overall profit $2.24

Then I bought:

  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • Neilmed Nasogel Moisturizing Spray (1.52 oz) $5.99, used $2 coupon and will get back $5.99 (SCR #19) = $2 profit
  • Kids-EEZE Soft Chews (12 ct) $4.99, will et back $4.99 (SCR #16) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, six $2.69 UP's, total was $1.81, overall profit $3.03

Then I bought:

  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • Antiox Immune Support Shots (tropical fruit or sugar-free blueberry, 2 pack) $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #13, Limit 2) = FREE
  • Emergen-C Immune Booster Shots (citrus, 2 pack) $3.49, will get back $3.49 (SCR #17) = FREE
  • Comtrex (24 ct) $3.99, will get back $3.99 (SCR #15) = FREE
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, three $2.69 UP's and $10 UP, total was $1.37, overall profit $1.03

Finally, I bought:

  • Olay Pro-X Cleanser $16.19 ($17.99 reg price, I got 10% Wellness discount), used $2 coupon (9/26 P&G) and got back $10 UP Reward = $4.19
  • 2 Tugaboo Diapers $0.89 each, used two $1 coupons (found inside package) = $0.22 profit
  • Neilmed Nasadock Plus Drying Stand $5.99, will get back $5.99 (SCR #14) = FREE
  • Sucrets (18 ct) $2.99, will get back $2.99 (SCR #9) = FREE
  • 2 Halls cough drops $0.99 each
  • Used $5 off $25 coupon and Wellness coupon for $1 off any $10 cold/flu purchase, $1 UP, $2.69 UP and $10 UP, total was $6.02, cost of this transaction - $0.73

Now I'll also submit for this $20 rebate WYB $50 of Olay Pro-X items, rounding out my day at an overall profit (for all the transactions) of $25.57. Not bad for an hour or so of shopping! I did these transactions at three different stores and the most Olay Pro X cleansers I saw at any one store was two, so these may be hard to find. I don't think Rite Aid typically keeps too many in stock.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

You're scenarios rock, but why didn't you:
Purchase Neil Med Naso Gel Spray?

Neil Med Naso Gel $5.99 and earn $5.99 SCR
less $2.00/1 printable coupon
http://www.neilmed.com/pdf/ngcoupon_usa.pdf
and full rebate http://www.neilmed.com/usa/promo_walmartngs.php

After Mail in Rebate and SCR, $7.99 profit!!!

Sheila said...

Oops, rereading you did purchase the Nasogel, just didn't include the rebate info...

JoDee said...

Did you use a different wellness card for each tx or did the $10.00 Up reward just keep rolling?

frugalsuz said...

Sheila,
I've done Neilmed rebates before and they either took FOREVER to come back or I never got them at all, so I'm a little wary of them. Plus I need to send my receipts off to Olay anyway. But its worth a shot if you want to do the rebate yourself!

JoDee,
UP Rewards always roll, meaning you can use rewards from one promo to buy more of the same item and you'll still get new rewards. The only exception would be if there was a limit on the deal.