Apr 27 2008

I’m drugstoring again


I’m going to start working the drugstore deals a bit harder for awhile, and get a big stockpile of freebies from Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS.

I’m basically starting from scratch, as far as couponing goes. Most of my previous coupons have expired, except for a few that I’ve received in the mail. I bought a Sunday newspaper to get me going. I don’t have any CVS Extra Care Bucks, but I do have a few dollars on my Walgreen’s gift card.

Today, I went to Rite Aid to get a few freebies. I got:

–Listerine Smart Rinse mouthwash $2.99 and used a $1 off coupon in today’s newspaper. I’ll get $2.99 back via the store rebate, so that’ll be a net of $1.
–Citre Shine shampoo $3.99 and had a $1 coupon from today’s paper. This deal is only food for a few days. I’ll get $3.99 back, and I’ll net $1.
–Electrasol 3-in-1 powertabs were on sale for $3.99. I had a $3 coupon from the manufacturer, and there’s also a $2 rebate, so I’ll net $1.

The total sale price retail value was $10.97, plus $0.63 sales tax. After coupons, I paid $6.60 out of pocket. My rebate check will be worth $8.98, earning me those items plus an extra $2.38. Works for me!

To see all of this week’s Rite Aid deals, visit Be Thrifty Like Us.

The bad news is about $12 fell out of my pocket somewhere between my car and the store and who knows where. Most of the time, I use a debit card, and the one time I have cash, I lose $12. Ugh. Could have been worse, I guess.

I left my name and phone number with the store manager, but I doubt anyone will report it. Do you think anyone will? If you found $12, would you keep it?

I hope that if I don’t find it, it ends up in the hands of someone who needs it more than I do.

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6 Responses to “I’m drugstoring again”

  1. Hey Kacie, I guess I will be walking to rite aid today. I am starting to do the drugstore thing too. It is fun to me.

    Sorry about the 12.00 I hate when that happens!!!

  2. Sorry about the $12… that stinks.

    Unless I saw someone drop the money I would keep it… Hopefully someone more honest than me will find it! :)

    Kimberly’s last blog post..Sunday Sweeps

  3. I just posted this but it’s not there… sorry if it’s posted twice….

    But anyway, check out todays first post secret..

    Maybe someone will do something wonderful with your $12.


    Kimberly’s last blog post..Printable Coupon Bonanza

  4. Hi Kimberly-

    Since your comment had a link in it, the first one was held for moderation, so that’s why it didn’t appear just yet.

    I really hope that $12 can go a long ways for someone! And if they just happen to find my blog somehow, I lost it at Rite Aid (I think) in Pittsburgh, and it was two fives and two ones. The fives weren’t the brand-new fives. Anyways :)

  5. Sorry about the lost money! I am not buying more than two newspapers now, except when there’s a PG insert. I have found a freat person to trade with, so that’s how I get my coupons now.

  6. Sorry to hear about your $12..

    I would return it back to the manager. One time we found the ipod at the airport and we return it to the lost and found.

    Looks like you picked up a good week to start back on drugstore again. RiteAid has a few good deals for money maker. Thanks for sharing!

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