My Trip to Rite Aid and CVS

I went to CVS to roll $4 in Extra Bucks, I bought the two Colgate toothpaste which enabled me to roll my Extra Bucks!  A quick and easy transaction.

I went into my nearest Rite Aid which is the store I typically go to on a weekly basis, they store is in the mist of a renovation and as I walking around the store, I did notice that I did not see the store manager on the floor nor did I see any other manger out and about in the store.

Anyways, I get up to the register with my three B1G1 Tic Tac coupons and a new girl on the register is like “I cannot take a reproduced coupon.” and I’m like it’s not reproduced, if you look at the top right of the coupon they have unique numbers.”  So, then she says “I’m so confused about coupons. I got to call the manager.”  Somehow another new guy comes over (he started last week) and I am like where is the manger?  They both rush away with a coupon in their hands and I am not a happy camper.  They were gone for like a good five minutes and he says “we can’t take this coupon.”

I was like “Lets cancel the transaction and you give me back my coupon…and I’ll call the manager in the morning.”

I went to another Rite Aid in Hillcrest and I had no problems with the transaction.  All coupons scanned as expected.

A very similar thing happened to me at Whole Foods for the Tres Latin Pupusas deal.  The cashier initially began to read the coupons that I gave to her without scanning the coupons.  Then she came with the “I can’t take all these coupons” crap.

Me:  Why? (Cashier and baggers eyes widened and mouths flew open)

Cashier:  Ummmm #@%%u99***&^ (says something unintelligible)

Me:  Can you go ask the manger why you cannot take the coupons?

Cashier: Let me try to scan them.

Miraculously, the coupons scanned.  When I was younger, I worked retailed and my number one priority was to get people through my line without allot drama.  I knew even back then, that I had no plans to make a life career being in retail.  Every retail job I ever worked, I ended up quitting – the customers are mean, as well as, the managers.  This is the reason most of the time when things go wrong when I am couponing, I don’t act ugly, I just tell them to cancel the transaction or take the item off my transaction.  No fuss, no muss.

 

 

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My Trip to CVS and Rite Aid

On Sunday, everything that could go wrong did go wrong.  I had completely forgotten that in our 8/6 Red Plums in San Diego, came as an almost abbreviated version and we did not get the $2 Got2b styler coupon…at least, in my two sets of Red Plums, I bought at the $.99 Store.  However, since I had $4 in Extra Bucks on my old card, I went ahead and got the Got2b styler at CVS.  In my mind, Extra Bucks and any store rewards are sunk costs so I might as well use them to turn them into cash!

OMG, I went late morning, to do my drugstore shopping, and when I got to Rite Aid, nothing was tagged and the Rite Aid ad had no specific sizes in the ad.

I had remembered that the GE LED 1 ct for $7.99 and I bought 2 of the exact same kinds of LEDs and I got 700 points for one and no points for the other.

I bought two of the Crest 500ml mouthwash and I got (2) 300 points.

However, I bought the toothpaste, no points and I bought the Oral-B toothbrushes and no points.

I did not realized until I got home and looked at my receipt that I did not get back all of my points.  Therefore, I will be returning all the items in which I did not get the points.

On top of that, I submitted for the $.50 Crest Mouthwash Ibotta rebate and I used my CVS receipt!  Ugghhh!

It was a truly a everything went wrong type of shopping trip!  It happens to the best of us.

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My Trip to Rite Aid

OMG, I had a fantastic trip to Rite Aid today because it turns out one of the targeted $3 Schwarzkopf hair color Plenti offers…had a limit 2.  I had two different Schwarzkopf hair color Plenti offers with two different expiration dates and I guess one offer was limit 1 and the other offer was limit 2.

3 Schwarzkopf hair color $25.17
1 Puff facial tissues $.99

= $26.16

-$3 off $15 hair care or hair coloring products Rite Aid catalina
-$3 Schwarzkopf hair color targeted Rite Aid coupon
-$11.99 Schwarzkopf hair color coupon (NLA)
-$.25 Puff l2c

Total after coupons used = $7.92

Get Back $9 Plenti Points
Get Back $14.99 Savingstar rebates
Get Back $.75 Checkout 51

Final Price: FREE + $16.82 Money Maker

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My Trip to Rite Aid & Walgreens

There was not much that I was interested in getting at Rite Aid but I thought I would be able to get two FREE packs of Trident gum and two FREE Milka chocolate bars since I had two 100 pts Plenti offers for each.  The single serve candy bars was on BOGO FREE sale and the Milka was $1.19 and (2) $1 points was added to my account, however, the Trident gum was on sale for $1 and I bought 2 and I only received (1) $1 points.

I went to Walgreens and thankfully, they had only 2 Oral-B Kids battery brush in stock, they were priced at $7.29 at my store, I bought 2 and used $10 in points and I got back $20 in points!!!

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My Trip to Rite Aid

I rolled my points into rebates, I believe that on BOGO sales, and when you buy 2 of the same items, Rite Aid reports to Savingstar that each item is 50% off, if my memory serves me right.

On the Right Guard, the cashier took off $4.99, the max value on the BOGO Right Guard coupon.  All of my coupons scanned flawlessly but I did read reports that the $1 BIC product coupon beeped when scanned for some folks.  Right Guard was a $2.98 Money Maker.

I cannot believe those Vanity Fair napkins was $3.69 (on BOGO) but after coupons and rebate, they will end up costing $1.10 each for the napkins.

The Dixie plates $4.99 on BOGO after coupon and rebate, they end up costing $1.50 each.

The Persil was just plain FREE after coupons and rebates and Sunday was the only day to do the deal.

The Kellogg’s cereal, I used (2) $1 Kellogg’s cereal from Kellogg’s family rewards and I got back $1/2 Checkout 51 rebate and earned (2) $.60 Savingstar rebates.  Make sure to read my post from earlier today regarding the Kellogg’s rebates.

I got back rebates for everything you see in the picture above except for the 2 packs of pens and of course those were FREE.

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