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Monday, January 14, 2013

How I made money earning my $20 anniversary +Up Reward at Rite Aid!

I got my $20 Anniversary +Up Reward today! With two weeks to spare, no less!

A recap:

Look for the $ symbol throughout the store until January 26. If you spend $100 on participating products (before coupons), you'll get a $20 +Up Reward. Then for each additional $50 you spend, you'll get another $10 +Up Reward, up to an extra $50 in +Ups.

With this type of deal, I tend to only buy things that are a good deal even without this extra reward; otherwise I'd end up spending too much (it's a trap, y'all!)

I've rounded up the stuff I've bought so far this month that qualified for the reward. Of course, all the deals from previous weeks (except the Art Skills markers) are dead now, but I wanted to show you how I made this deal into a nice moneymaker.

Week of 12/30:

Bought 1 Mucinex, 14-20 ct $10.99, regularly $16.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Part of $ Deal
Paid $10.99
, Received $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $8.99

Bought 2 Art Skills Permanent Black Markers $1.43 each, regularly $1.79 each
With 20% Gold Discount
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward through 1/26, Limit 4

Part of $ Deal
Paid $2.86
, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $1.14 MONEYMAKER

Week of 1/6:

Bought 2 Stayfree Pads 2/$5.00, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Part of $ Deal
Used 1 B1G1 Stayfree Products from SS 1/6
And used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon
Paid $1.50, Received $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.50 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 L’Oreal Preference or Feria Hair Color 2/$15.98, regularly $9.99 each
With 20% Gold Discount (Sale price 2/$17.98)
Part of $ Deal
Used 2 $3.00/1 L’Oreal Feria or Preference Hair Color Internet printable coupons
And used 1 $5.00/2 in-ad coupon
Final Price: $4.98 ($2.49 each) for 2

Transaction 1:

Bought 1 Neosporin Essential Trial Pack $11.19, regularly $13.99
With 20% Gold Discount (Sale price $12.99)
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Buy 1, Submit for (up to) $12.99 Mail-In Rebate, Limit 1 per household

Part of $ Deal
Used 1 $3.00/1 Neosporin Essentials Product Internet printable coupon
Paid $8.19, Submitted for $11.19 Rebate

Transaction 2:

Bought 1 K-Y Intense Yours & Mine $20.99, regular price
Bought 1 K-Y Personal Lubricant Warming Liquid $5.99, regular price
BOGO 50%
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Buy 1 K-Y Date Night, Yours + Mine or Intense Effects, Submit for $10.00 Mail-In Rebate, Limit 1 per household

Part of $ Deal
Used 2 $5.00/1 K-Y Product, excludes jelly from SS 1/6
Paid $13.98, Received $10.00 +Up Reward and Submitted for $10.00 Rebate

Final Price: $9.02 MONEYMAKER

Bought 2 Sharpie Fine Black Markers, 2 ct $3.19 each, regular price
BOGO Free
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward through 1/26, Limit 4
(same as Art Skills marker deal)
Part of $ Deal
Paid $3.19
, Received 2 $2.00 +Up Rewards
Final Price: $0.81 MONEYMAKER

Week of 1/13:

Bought 1 Culturelle Probiotic, 30 ct $16.00, regularly $24.99
Buy 1, Receive $16.00 +Up Reward, Limit 1
Part of $ Deal
Used 1 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupon from previous product insert
Paid $14.00, Received $16.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $2.00 MONEYMAKER

Bought 4 Single Serve Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, 0.35-2 oz $0.46 each, regularly $0.57 each
With 20% Gold Discount (Sale price $0.50 each, when you buy 2)
Part of $ Deal
Used 2 $1.00/2 Ritz Crackers Adperk coupon (RiteAid.com)
Final Price: $0.16 MONEYMAKER

Today:

Bought 1 Pinnacle Photo Album For 180 4×6″ Photos $8.49, regularly $16.99
50% Off
Buy 1, Receive $8.00 +Up Reward through 1/26, Limit 2

Part of $ Deal
Paid $8.49
, Received $8.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.49

Bought 1Pinnacle 5×7″ Mocha Solid Wood Frame $6.49, regularly $12.99
50% Off
Buy 1, Receive $6.00 +Up Reward through 1/26, Limit 2

Part of $ Deal
Paid $6.49
, Received $6.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.49

Bought 1 Pinnacle 2×3″ Mini Baby Frame $2.49, regularly $4.99
50% Off
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward through 1/26, Limit 2

Part of $ Deal
Paid $2.49
, Received $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.49

$ 157.62  Shelf price
-    46.63  Discounts
=$110.99  Sale price
-    31.50  Coupons
=$  79.49  Out of pocket cost
-     75.19  +Up Rewards/Rebates Received/Submitted for
=$    4.30
-     20.00  Anniversary +Up Reward
=$  15.70  MONEYMAKER

What WHAAAAAAT? Ha. I'm estimating the sales tax on these purchases as $3.81, still making it all a $11.89 moneymaker.

Now onto earning another $10 reward or two! I'm already $11 toward my second reward.

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