Friday, April 15, 2011

Rite Aid Shop 4/10-4/16

This week's shop was not as well planned as I thought...I had good intentions but a poor delivery.  
I blame being 300 days pregnant...
my mind gets be-jig-ity with the baby boy hormones.

So I did two shops and the first one was a fail.  But I got the L'oreal Shampoo/Conditioners that I "needed" for the stockpile so it was worth it for me.  Kind of.  Until I messed up and spend $1.98 over what I wanted too and had to PAY for my shop.  Which I hate to do, I am always trying to get out of the store and just pay tax.  

Ok come to think of it I did three shops this week, but the VERY first one was just meh...I read on several msg boards that people were getting UP+'s for purchasing 2 Gillette and 2 OS Body Wash in the same transaction.  Yeah nooo. 
Not so much.  
I guess I misunderstood or they didn't know what they were talking about.  So those are going back to the store...$6 back in my pocket.

Shop #1 I am not going into

Shop #2 (sorry no pic, just use your
4 L'oreal Vive Pro Shampoo/Conditioners -- $2.50 each ($2 UP+ wyb 2)
1 Scunci Hair Clippy Glittery thing for Bonnie (cuz she was such a good girl) -- $3.99
1 bag of Sour Patch Gummy Bunnies -- $1.99 (where I blew it OOP wise)

Coupons I used:
$3/15 from Survey
4 $1/1 L'oreal Vive Pro from here 
$7 UP+'s 

Subtotal: $1.98
Total OOP: $2.92

Earned $4 in Up+'s 

Shop #3
8 Physicians Make Up on clearance 75% off -- $1.49-$3.73 (not what I needed at all but I wanted the peelies I had to create overage to pay for my cough drops)
26 RA Brand Cough Drops -- .50 each ($1 Up+ wyb 2)

Coupons I used:
$4/1 Physician's Formula Peelies on the front of the products!!

Subtotal: .82 cents
Total OOP: $2.61 

Earned $13 in UP+'s 

There was a huge bin of 75% make up and other random stuff at the random Rite Aid I shopped at today so I grabbed all the products that I thought my Mother and sister in law would use.  There were more make up products there but I didn't want to clean the store out because I totally hate when people do that to me.  
Buuuut I wanted to, I am not gonna lie.  LOL.  

I also gave a few packages of cough drops to my mom because I think she uses them as  It seems like every time I see her I give her cough drops and yet she is always out of them.  

So it wasn't a huge haul like I wanted but I am always daydreaming about getting 38943 items and only paying tax.  

Plus, I added some things to the stockpile that we needed.  I have not bought shampoo or conditioner in a deal shop in over a year because I got about 30 John Frieda Shampoo and Conditioners on clearance at CVS for .13 plus q's so it was a GIANT Money Maker.  And we were getting down to the last few sets because we have used/donated so many over the past 12+ months.

If I can convince my Jet Pilot to drive me to another local Rite Aid on one our trips off base I may try for more clearance make up and more cough drops...I will have to make the sad face and beg but it would be worth it.  I hate to drive at this late stage in my pregnancy...I feel like blimp all day anyways and then to put a steering wheel in front of me and its just a recipe for a cranky pants mama.  

**After I return my Body Washes back to Rite Aid it will be like I spent just change OOP to pay for my shops, so I guess that's good.  And I have also added to my UP+'s so I am always liking that.  I just wish I was better at pre-planning for my shops so I don't go back 2-3 times a week.  
I hate to drive.
I like to passenger seat it.  Its where I am most comfortable. get anything good this week at Rite Aid??


Cindi S World said...

You are rockin it girl!

Melissa said...

I've decided you need at least two shops a week: first on Sunday (or early in the week) to get the known deals, then another later like Friday or Saturday to get the hidden, found deals, and to take back anything that didn't work out right in the earlier shop.

Before, I'd try to do some deals here and there, whatever day I went, and adding deals that appeared as the week went on, and I was just all over the place (BTW, those brain cells you're losing due to pregnancy don't come back, lol)(Seriously, though. I used to be alot smarter before I had three kids).

Anyway. Now I try to plan for Sunday's shop on Saturday (or earlier), then the rest of the week, or Thursday, I catch up on any new deals and get ready for my Friday shop.
It seems like since I started doing that I plan better and it's less stressful.

I have to admit, I don't feel bad about cleaning out clearance stuff. I've had cashiers and managers encourage me to "take it all" so many times, it seems they are happy to have it out of their way.

starbucksgirl said...

Hey there girl! Your post was so funny. Made me laugh out loud. I'm like you....I don't want to pay anything out of pocket. I have a new philosophy though. Even though I don't need much of what I obtain from Rite-Aid I have started packing up stuff as soon as I get home for our garage sale. We made a nice chunk of change at our last garage sale. So fun.

I read through Melissa's post and I agree with her. I actually plan my shops about a week in advance by going to and viewing the ad early (I'm visual so I like to thumb through the ad page by page on her site). I print some of the coupons and then clip some and then on Sunday I wake up and clip the coupons on need that came to my house that morning in the inserts and I'm off to Rite-Aid. I go before we go to church and then dump my stuff and take a picture later on that afternoon. I usually either go back out after church or wait until the following Saturday to get the stuff that is not so "hot."

You need a system so you're not feeling as though you've missed alot of good deals. Don't worry about going back out for the John Frieda haircolor. It will be there for several days as it is not a "hot" item. Even if it is gone don't forget about rainchecks. They are golden.

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