Sunday, January 16, 2011

Free Paper Products Galore

UPDATE - RA has just limited the tissue deals to one per card. You can get one of each item (one tissue box, one individual tp roll and one package of tp).
Staples
  • Staples Legal/Letter Tote $8, will get back $8 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Paper Mate Retractable Gel Pens (medium, black, four pack) $4.99, will get back $4.99 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Used $12 in Staples Rewards, total was $1.07
Then my hunny bought:
  • Staples Legal/Letter Tote $8, will get back $8 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Paper Mate Retractable Gel Pens (medium, black, four pack) $4.99, will get back $4.99 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Post-It 3" x 3" Notes (yellow, 12 pk) $11.99, will get back $11.99 in Staples Rewards = FREE
  • Duck Tape $4 (in the online circular, there's a coupon to make these $3 but this wasn't in the circular from the store)
  • Used $10 and $16 in Staples Rewards, total was $3.19
Rite Aid
  • 6 RA Bath Tissues $0.80 each ($1 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), got back five $1 UP's = $1.20 profit
  • 4 TGIF snacks $0.97, got back $1 UP for each = $0.12 profit
  • 5 RA Facial Tissues $1 each, got back five $1 UP's = FREE
  • 2 RA Napkins $3.99 each, BOGO sale and got back $1 UP (WYB 2) = $1.49 each
  • Dr. Pepper $1.35 (drank while shopping)
  • Used $4 UP, four $3 UP's, $2 UP and $1 UP, total was $0.12
Then at another store -
  • 5 RA Bath Tissues $0.80 each ($1 reg price, 20% Wellness discount), got back five $1 UP's = $1 profit
  • 4 TGIF snacks $0.97, got back $1 UP for each = $0.12 profit
  • RA Facial Tissues $1, got back $1 UP = FREE
  • 2 RA Napkins $3.99 each, BOGO sale and got back $1 UP (WYB 2) = $1.49 each
  • Used $12 in UP's, total was $0.87

Check out the duck tape! My hunny was in camo heaven.

6 comments:

Sam said...

I always get so jealous of your Staples & Rite Aid deals! No Rite Aid anywhere to be found around here, and Staples is about an hour away :(

I might need to come on a hounding vacation and visit Rite Aid :)

Leah said...

On the Staples Rewards, if you use your rewards to buy more FREE after staples rewards, will you still get back the full amount? I think I read somewhere that you will get back what you paid, not the full amount. I've never tried this before but wondered if you had and what the outcome was. Thanks!

frugalsuz said...

Sam,
That's the worst, reading about some fantastic deal that you can't get yourself. Sorry!

Leah,
Nope, I've never had a problem getting back what I paid for the item. Staples is really good about stuff like that.

coocoo's mom said...

I do not know about the state you are in but in Massachusetts if we use staples rewards we only get back what we paid OOP. It is even stated on the front of our ads. I found out the hard way I used an ink reward to buy batteries and only got back like .99cents. Yuck. Since it was my first time Staples did a courtesy credit back.

frugalsuz said...

coocoo's mom,
I've read a bunch of different (and conflicting) things about using rewards money on rewards items. I think I'm going to hang on to everything and the receipts and see how much I get back. Then I can do a return if I need to.

Pubbler said...

leah - We (MI) also don't get rewards, if we pay with rewards. Only your OOP is reimbursed. I learned that the hard way :-(