Rite Aid Couponics

I’ve been resisting the pressure to go into great detail about the coupon/shopping games I play at assorted pharmacies, out of fear that they’d take over my blog. However, I get a lot of questions about the details of the deals I do, so here’s my first attempt to give in…blog-002

Items purchased
$3.09 – 1 gallon of milk
$1.99 – 1/2 gallon of milk
$5.97 – 3 x 24ct Bayer aspirin
$2.99 – Nivea lip care
$3.00 – 6 jars of spices
$2.99 – Finesse conditioner
$4.00 – 8 Hershey bars
$   .69 – Sally Hansen nail polish
$   .47 – Sales tax
$25.19 TOTAL before coupons

Coupons used
– $5/$25 purchase coupon (online at NBA.com, good thru 3/13/09)
– $5 Bayer printable coupons (2 x $2, 1 x $1)
– $2.50 B1G1 Hershey’s (accidentally put one extra through)
$12.22 TOTAL after coupons + sales tax adjustments

Rebates expected:
$1.99 for Finesse
$2.00 for Nivea
$10 gift card for 3 Bayer products
$13.99 TOTAL Rebates due mid-March

Net cost:  $1.77 profit

For me:  1/2 gallon milk, 3 spices, 2 Hershey bars ($4 worth of stuff)
Everything else will be donated.

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6 Responses

  1. Thank you for this! I need to see some real-world examples of how it works before I feel ready to jump on in.

  2. If you ever want me to show you the ropes in person, just let me know and I’ll “hold your hand” through your first foray. It’s easy to make mistakes at first (heck, even the experts mess up sometimes!), and I recommend CVS because it’s not a rebate system, and so requires the smallest “start-up” outlay.

  3. Hello Moneymate Kate author,

    As a fellow money miser saver I have followed your blog for a little while now.

    So I have a little offer for you.

    The company I work for would ;like to pay you to put a text link to a credit card site on your blog. I have not seen any other deals already. But would love to make you an offer anyhow, I’m sure we can come up with some good terms?!

    The website is called creditcardmenu.com and we will be launching a new fantastic looking credit card review and comparison service which is free to our customers; advertising with sites like your should be great for our profile.

    So let the bartering begin??!

    Alex Preece
    Bad with my money, great with other peoples!
    Negotiator
    (I am based in London, England so excuse the weird times you get this email!)

    Giant Investments
    E: alex.preece@giant.org.uk
    T: +44 (0) 1273 224002
    M:+44 (0) 7976 989946

  4. See, that is why I send my coupons to you and let you go work your magic. I’m not a great couponer. I can’t believe you come out positive after all that.

  5. You’re so lucky that your store accepts printable coupons! Only CVS does that here 😦

  6. just awesome!! 🙂

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