Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How I Worked the SR Deal

ShopRite - there's a great promo this week.  Spend $75 in qualifying items, get back a $25 ShopRite gift card.  One of the qualifying items also has a catalina deal, which makes it a really cheap way to get to $75.  These deals almost always work on shelf prices, so often times, they work out really well.

  • 2 Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color $5.99 each, used $5 off 2 coupon (6/17 SS) and got back $6 catalina = $1.82 with tax *bought another set in another trip = $3.64 OOP
Then today I bought -
  • 2 Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color $5.99 each, used $5 off 2 coupon (6/17 SS) and got back $6 catalina = $1.82
  • Gold Medal Bread Flour $3.99
  • 4 Country Crock Spread $1.99 each, used four $1 coupons (printable, NLA) = $0.99 each 
  • 2 Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts $2.99 each (shelf price $3.99)
  • 2 Cracker Barrel Cheese Slices $2.99 each (shelf price $3.69), used $1 off 2 coupon (6/17 SS) = $4.98 or $2.49 each
  • 8 Yoplait Yogurts $0.75 each, used $0.50 off 8 coupon, $1 off 8 SR catalina coupon (got this last week) and will get back $0.40 Savingstar credit (WYB 6) = $3.60 or $0.45 each
Non Promo Stuff - 
  • 2 ShopRite hot dog/hamburger rolls $1 each (must buy 2)
  • ShopRite Garlic Bread $1.99, used $1 catalina coupon = $0.99
  • 3 Borden Single Sensations $2.19 each, used three $0.75 coupons (6/17 SS) = $0.69 each 
  • Used $6 catalina and $10 catalina, total was $19.72
So all in all, I spent $33.36 on all these items and got back a $25 ShopRite gift card.  And that includes $5.06 spent on non-promo stuff, so when you take that out, it was just about even - $25 spent, $25 back on a SR gift card!  Nothing better than free food.  I have some more $5 off 2 Clairol coupons so I'm going to do the deal again on another SR card.
Rite Aid - last Saturday, I took advantage of the Home Improvement gift card glitch four times, so I've got $40 in free money to spend.  What better way than to turn it into cash?

  • 3 Physician's Formula Youthful Wear Makeup Items - Foundation $14.95, Powder $6.97 (BOGO 50% off sale) and Concealer $10.36 ($12.95 reg price, 20% discount), used three $3 peelie coupons, got back two $5 UP's ($5 UP WYB $15 worth, Limit 2) and will send away for $25 rebate (WYB 3) = $11.72 profit
  • Compound W Freeze Off $10.99, used $1 coupon (or here) and will get back $10 (SCR #9) = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Used three $10 UP's, total was $5.89
My store had a display of the Youthful Wear makeup items with these peelies attached so keep an eye out for them.  You have to include a rebate sticker for each item on the rebate.

You can also pick up Act II popcorn for $1 a box (just don't buy the mini-bags) and get back a $2 UP for every two you buy (Limit 2 offers).  I didn't get these because I wanted to spend up all my UP's.  I've got one more $10 UP to use.


Michelle said...

Oh! Wish I'd known about the home improvement gift card glitch last week. We're remodeling our bathroom. I'm always a day late and a dollar short. ;(

Sheila said...

I figured the HI cards would pull you in ;) Nice SR trip!

frugalsuz said...

It really is hard to keep on top of everything. I was busy all day Friday and Saturday and took about 5 minutes to check the computer - voila a deal had popped up. Sometimes that's just the way it goes and you miss one. Don't beat yourself up, it happens.

You're right! haha Damn you Rite Aid, I can't quite you!