There just wasn't anything I really wanted at Rite Aid this week. So I got the one thing I needed and gambled (successfully) on something else I thought I might be able to get for free.
I needed the shampoo. I only use one kind but am taking a chance that I will like this one too. They both smell so yummy.
The Finish is on sale BOGO Free. Which means, according to their policy, I should only use one manufacturer and one store coupon. However, I find that YMMV (your mileage may vary) when it comes to this. So I don't know if it is a store to store thing or just the store I frequent most often. But I know it's not just me who has this, shall I call it luck for a better word? So I am not suggesting that everyone try to do this. But I know that we all have different quirks at our various stores. Some folks are able to use expired store rewards (at all of the 3 drug stores) and I am never able to do that. Some folks are able to get double coupons at Walmart and I am not able to do that. Some folks are able to get rain checks on items that will be free and I am not able to do that. So see, we all have our little "luck" category. This is mine. And only sometimes. I am sharing this because I want to be honest but am not looking for any sort of scolding. We all have a store or two that bends their own rules. The store does this on it's own- not because I asked.
That said, here is all I bought today.
(2) Garnier Anti-Dandruff shampoo reg. $5.49, sale $3.49
(2) Finish Quantum Tabs 10 ct reg. $3.99, sale BOGO Free
-(2) $1/1 Garnier shampoo or conditioner manu coupon
-(1) $1/2 Garnier RA VV coupon
-(2) $1/1 Finish manu coupon
-(2) $1/1 Finish RA VV coupon (one last month and one this month)
Total value purchased ... $18.96
Paid out of pocket ... $3.97
Percentage saved ... 79%
OK so this is less than I like to save at a drug store. But when I did the great closet re-arrange this week, I realized that I am about out of shampoo. I have a few days worth in the shower and that's it. So it was an actual need. The Finish I need like a hole in the head but after all my coupons and the sale, it was FREE! It's not like it will go bad any time soon.