First let me note that my father asked me to pick up some vitamins for him a few weeks ago. But I never came across a really great deal. I'm sure they were out there but I just never made the connection. I felt badly about taking this long and he said he would just pick them up himself. But hello, when I became a crazy coupon-aholic on Jan. 01, I took an oath to never (or rarely) pay retail!! Tehe! They are currently producing a $10 + up Reward when you spend $20 or more.
Next let me explain that I have no use for the men's body wash myself. It went directly into my donation box after the terrible blackberry photo op. But it was a big money maker for me. So home it came. I don't always take advantage of those deals but tonight I did. The deal that is still going on through Saturday is that if you buy one Old Spice body wash, you will receive one $2 +up Reward. Limit is 2 on this deal.
I have at least four full size and four travel size deodorants in stock at the moment. But I forgot that I used to love this brand. In the end, they were only $0.34/each. Did I need it? Not really. So if you know me in real life and need one, tell me and I will gladly share. But at @ $0.34, it's a great deal. And now I have six. They are not going to spoil. I will use them. And as I said, I will of course share too.
The Salonpas patch was a purchase with a purpose. Though, aren't all of our coupon purchases that way? You see, months ago I printed off (no longer available) two $3 off any size coupons. One I used a while back but I had this last coupon in my binder for such an occasion when my out of pocket was going to be higher than I normally like to spend. I made more than $1 as there was a good bit of overage.
And...not so long ago I received a coupon at the bottom of my receipt for 10% and another for 20% off my purchase. I used the 20% a week or so ago but used the 10% tonight. So everything not on sale already went down by 10%. The cashier was weird about me using this coupon (the first coupon I gave her too- I was worried how this would all play out!) but it was fine in the end.
The gum was a money maker too. And the FREE coupon came from some random magazine. I think my trashy fix, OK. That I get for free from some deal I found six months ago.
So here's what I purchased...
(2) Old Spice Body Wash reg. $4.99, on sale for $2.99
(1) Nature Made Fish Oil reg. $23.99
(1) Orbit gum reg. $1.29
(2) Mitchum women's deodorant reg. $3.99
(1) Salonpas heat patch reg. $1.99
-(1) 10% off all non-sale items
-(1) $3/$15 purchase from taking the survey that prints at the bottom of receipts
-(1) $1 off Rite Aid Video Vault coupon
-(1) $1.50/1 Nature Made Rite Aid Video Vault coupon
-(1) FREE Orbit Gum
-(1) $0.25/1 Orbit Gum Rite Aid Video Vault coupon
-(1) $5/2 Mitchum deodorant from Rite Aid website
-(2) $0.75/1 Mitchum manufacturer coupons
-(1) Buy one get one FREE Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash manufacturer coupon
-(1) $1/1 Old Spice Body Wash manufacturer coupon
-(1) $3/1 ANY size Salonpas
Total value of items purchased ... $45.23
Total paid out of pocket ... $18.20
Percentage Saved ... 60%
BUT I earned ... $14 in + up Rewards and a $3/$15 survey coupon. Percentage wise, it was not a great trip. But I will absolutely use the + up Rewards next week. And my total paid was still less than buying the vitamins at full price.