Thursday, October 08, 2009

Rite Aid

Rite Aid became my dear friend in September.

I had a $25 Rite Aid gift card from July's purchases (from buying $50 worth of Kimberly-Clark products - the maker of Huggies), and I determined I would spend it either on great diaper deals or items we actually use that would give me a rebate.

After a few weeks and 5 transactions, I used up the gift card & paid $39.07 out of pocket, getting over $125 worth of products. I'll be getting $26.69 in rebates for some of those things and will also get a $20 gift card. So essentially, I got PAID $7.62 to shop there.

Here are the items I got paid to "buy":
1 Huggies Big Pack diapers
3 Huggies jumbos diapers
4 Huggies wipes (travel size)
5 Johnson's baby washes
2 CG foundations
2 CG eyeshadows
3 boxes of Kleenex
1 canister of Wet Ones
1 Crest toothpaste
2 Tylenol extra strength (24 ct)
1 Suave lotion
2 Stayfree products

As I've said before, I don't love Rite Aid's rewards program because you do have to pay up front with real money & can't roll it over like with CVS. I guess I could cash out my rebate & put it in an envelope specially marked "for Rite Aid" or something, and then it'd basically be the same. Maybe I'll do that.

For now, I'm waiting on my rebate & keeping my eyes on the Rite Aid ads for Huggies or Pampers deals.

If you want to save $ on diapers (but maybe not wait for a rebate), Rite Aid always has their Huggies & Pampers "big packs" for $19.99. You can use this coupon ($5 off $25 - print it out however many times you want! - and pick up something else you need to make your subtotal $25) and paired with a manufacturer's coupon get a pretty good deal. (But if you do this, just go ahead on to & enter your receipt to get a $5 gift card for spending $25 this fall.)


Jenna said...

you keep bringing new meaning to "Don't Waste!"

do any of your stores take expired coupons? if so, how do you organize? just curious.

i love coupon shopping, which i find interesting, because i generally don't like shopping.

Tara said...

Jenna: no expired coupons. We'll, I've never tried; just assumed.

I have a 5 x 7 index box with alphabetical dividers. I just switched to it from a categorically divided file folder, and I'm LOVING the switch. SO much easier for me.

ME TOO! (Don't like shopping generally, but love coupon shopping.)