If you have been reading about my trips to Rite Aid…you may have noticed that some of my prices are different than yours. That’s b/c I get a 20% discount or the sales price whichever is the better price for me!
San Diego was one of the test cities for the Wellness+ Program. I signed up for the Wellness Card right away and I started accumulating points. After I hit 500 pts, I got a 10% discount on all my purchases. Then in February, I had reached a $1,000 pts, thereby, reaching the 20% discount. At that time, you accumulated points based on before coupons. Now, I don’t know what the formula is as to how you accumulate the points since the program has gone nationwide.
Whenever, there is a BOGO or BOGO50%, the BOGO’s always override my 20% discount b/c it’s a better a 50% discount is much better than a 20% discount.
However, in the case of the Nivea Lip Care being on sale this week for $2.49, I got for $2.39 b/c the “sales” price was still higher than my 20% discount.
That being said, sometimes, it’s hard coming up with a senario when you don’t know if an item is on sale or it’s the regular retail price. For example, the Colonaide will be $22.99 get $22.99 SCR. If the sales price is $22.99 than I can use a $5/$20 and make an instant $5 profit. However, if that is the regular retail price, then I would get a 20% discount making it $18.39 than I would need a filler to use the $5/$20.
The Colonaide regular retail price is $29.99 so with discount it would be $23.99…the sales price is better so I’ll get the $22.99 sales price and use the $5/$20!!!!!!!
The 20% discount can be a Blessing and a Curse, at times, but I love having it.