Thursday, June 30, 2011

$1 off Fruit of the Loom Socks

Click here for a $1 off Fruit of the Loom Socks.  You can never have too many of these.

(Thanks, LRWC)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

7-3 P&G Coupon Insert Information Availble Now!

The ever so anticipated P&G Saver will be in this Sunday's paper.  Check out the details on what will be included by clicking here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Free samples never stink.

Vocalpoint’s giving away FREE samples of Glad® ForceFlex® OdorShield® with Febreze® Freshness bags. Get yours!

$1 Off Any Pure Spring Item

Click here to receive a $1.00 of any Pure Spring item.  This is a Rite Aid coupon, which means its STACKABLE! The coupon is available to the first 10,000 Facebook fans.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Types of Coupons

There are several types of coupons you can use at Rite Aid.  There are the usual standard manufacturer coupons and then there are Rite Aid coupons, which I consider be GOLDEN! Let's break down the magic.

Manufacturer Coupons: Coupons provided by manufactures to motivate consumers to buy a specific product. They are mostly found in newspapers, but are also provided in magazines, product packaging, in stores aisles and freezer doors, with product samples, and even in store ads (read the fine print).   They can be stacked (used with) Rite Aid Video Value coupons and/or Rite Aid in ad coupons. The UPC of most manufacturer coupons will begin with the "5", which generally means it can be doubled, unless otherwise stated.  Note: Coupon doubling is always according to the stores policy, not the manufacturer. Rite Aid DOES NOT DOUBLE COUPONS.

Internet Coupons: Coupons provided on the internet by manufactures to motivate consumers to buy a specific product.  These coupons are printable and can be found on various coupon printing websites like, Red Plum, or Smartsource.  They are also available on social networking websites, like Facebook, and on the manufacturer’s web page or even on a stores web page.  You never know where these coupons will pop up.  Most stores, including Rite Aid, will not accept internet coupons that exceed $5.00. These coupons can also be stacked with Rite Aid specific coupons, as they are considered manufacturer coupons, unless otherwise stated (i.e. Target internet coupons)

Video Values (Powered by Adperk): Coupons found on the Rite Aid website that are provided after watching a short product commercial. These should not be confused with Adperk coupons, which are manufacturer coupons, found at They can be stacked (used with) manufacturer coupons AND with coupons found in the Rite Aid weekly ad. Video Value barcodes begins with the number "49'.

Weekly Ad Coupons:  Coupons found within the Rite Ad weekly ad.  Weekly ad coupons start with the number "49' and can be stacked (used with) a Video Value coupon AND a manufacturer coupon.

Survey Coupons: Printable coupons provided by Rite Aid after the completion of a store survey using a unique code found on the bottom of some receipts. Theses coupons are for $3/$15, start with the number "48", and can be used with a Video Value coupon, weekly ad coupon, and manufacturer coupon.  Side bar….this might be my favorite one of them all because it’s the key to driving out of pocket cost down. This coupon has been discontinued effective August 2011.

+Up Rewards Coupons: Coupons located on the bottom of a receipt that are generated when a consumer has met all of the stated requirements (i.e. buy 3 lotions for $7, receive a $2.00 +Up Reward). They can be used for toward the purchase off most general merchandise in the store. Exclusions include prescriptions, tobacco, alcohol, lottery, etc. (read the fine print).  You may use more than one +Up toward the purchase of a single transactions.  The value of the +Up cannot exceed the amount before tax.

HOT!!!! $3 Off WYB $10 in Participating Clorox Products

Ooooo....this is a goody.  Click HERE to receive a manufacturer coupon (says Winco on the page, but its a standard manufacturer q) for $3 off when you buy $10 in participating Clorox cleaning products.  Use it next week toward the purchase of 6 bottles of Tilex, Pine Sol, or Clorox Wipes.  The best part is you can still use your item specific coupons to drive the cost down. If you buy 8, use a $3/$15 to knock it down to $1.98+tax!

(Thanks, KCL)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

3 $1/1 Excedrin Coupons

There are 3 printable coupons available on the Excedrin website.  All of them can be used this week at Rite Aid to score free Excedrin. Stack them with your $1 Video Value from June and they are yours for FREE! Click here to print.

$5 /1 Bengay Cold Therapy Product

Click here for $5 /1 Bengay Cold Therapy Product.  Use it at Rite Aid this week and stack with the in ad coupon.

$2 off Renu (Limited Quantities)

Click here for a $2 off Renu coupon.  This coupon has limited prints, so act fast.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

$2 OFF Clip-On Mosquito Repellent Starter Kit Coupon

$2 OFF Clip-On Mosquito Repellent starter kit. Click here to sign up and get your coupon. 

Flintstones Vitamins Coupon

$1/1 Flintstones Vitamins Coupon available now. Hurry and print before it's gone.  Click here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Big Weekend for Video Values

There’s a lot going on with Video Value coupons this weekend.  I want to make sure everyone is aware, so you don’t miss out. Click here to print 

Saturday, June 25th – May Video Values expire (good 4/26-6/25)
Saturday, June 25th – Last day to print June Video Values (good 5/29-7/23)
Sunday, June 26th – July Video Values are available (good 7/26-8/27)

A few quick things….

·    July 4th is approaching.  Make sure you have the Dixie coupons printed by tomorrow, July 25th.  Beginning Sunday, they are on BOGO promotion.

Dixie Plates - $3.99 ea.
Use 2-$0.50 coupons ( Dixie packaging) + 1 $1/1 Dixie Video Value
Total OOP: as low as $1.00 ea.

·    Print and use the June Veet Video Value and the July Veet Video Value during this upcoming week’s sale.  You can stack it with the in ad coupon and the manufacturers coupon.  Nice moneymaker!

Veet (Moneymaker) – prices vary (appx. $4.49/$4.99 on up)

Complete the following deal 2xs
Use $2.00 RA ad coupon AND
$1.00 RA May or June Video Value AND
$2.00 manufacturer FB coupon
Total OOP: $0
Receive $1+Up

Once out of Video Values repeat the following deal 2xs
Use $2.00 RA ad coupon AND
$3.00 manufacturer FB coupon
Total OOP: $0
Receive $1+Up

· Bengay
Use $2.00 RA ad coupon AND
$1.00 RA May Video Value AND
$3/1 RP 5/22 or 6/19
Receive $1.00 +Up
*Remember to roll your Up+ Rewards from purchasing Veet if necessary

· Excedrin 20 – 24ct - $1.99
Use $1.00 RA May Video Value AND
$1/1 printable coupon
Total OOP: $0
Receive $1 +Up

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Why Rite Aid?

For many years I shrugged Rite Aid off.  Visiting it only on occasion when I had no other choice but to go there.  I would drive right past it, for no particular reason.  Man oh man, I could kick myself,  For years, I have missed out on some of the best deals a savvy shopper, like myself, would ever want. Why? Well because like many of you reading this page, I also decided to embark on the journey of couponing after the recent craze that has hit our society.  And well, maybe not like as many of you, couponing has taken over my life and consumed my every thought and total existence.  Sad huh? Well, some may say so.  My best friend thinks I have lost my mind and my grandmother tells me I need to get a life.  That's okay coming from them, because they are family and they make these comments out of love.  As for the rest of the onlookers who gawk as I leave Rite Aid with cart loads of merchandise and make funky comments...I laugh. Ha ha ha! Because they are spending their money foolishly in a store that does everything it can to help you save when there.  This is why I'm Rock'n with Rite Aid.  Rite Aid wants you to save and they dole out those rewards, quick, fast, and in a hurry to keep you coming back for more.  And boy do I ever keep going back to get more.

Take a look below and some of my more recent shops and you will see what I am talking about.

Couponing 101

Couponing at Rite Aid (or any other store) is an art form.  You must enter into it slowly in order to minimize your frustration.  Good things take time, so with that being said…TAKE YOUR TIME.  Everybody wants to extreme coupon like they see on television. Let’s be realistic folks….that’s TV. You and I live in the real world, so let’s be REAListic about what we expect to save from week to week.  Yes, you can save an enormous amount with carefully planned couponing, but don’t get upset when you have to spend a few bucks.  Good couponing isn’t about not spending any money, it’s about catching good deals and minimizing your out of pocket cost with coupons.  Now with that being said, let's review the Five Steps to a Successful Shop at Rite Aid (of course this is AFTER you have already made your coupon binder).

 5 Steps of a Successful Shop

Step 1 - Read the circular and check out my blog ;)
Even with all of the blogs that point out the most fantastic deals of each (including mine), I never put all my faith in another person.  Besides, what will you do if your internet connection is down?  It's okay to review the blogs and pull your deals from them, but I use them as a platform for developing my own shops and you should do the same.  Just because I recommend buying a certain automatic hand dispenser and a certain type of toothbrush together, doesn't mean it's the best deal for you.  Therefore, you have to become comfortable with scanning the weekly ads and creating your own plan. 

I recommend READING everything. Don't get caught up by the pictures.  Some of the best deals have been found in the tiny print.

As your reading break out that Sharpie and start marking up the pages; circle, check marks, asterisk signs...whatever works for you.  Just don't use a pen because you will have the hardest time noticing the marks if you find yourself in a pinch at the store and you need to make a quick scan.

Step 2 - Make a list
Once you've reviewed the ad of the week, make a list of all the wonderful merchandise you would like to pick up. WRITE IT DOWN. WRITE IT DOWN. WRITE IT DOWN! I can't place enough emphasis on this.  Do not depend on your brain to remember it all.  While you may have the best brain ever, trying to remember will stress you out.  Make it easy on yourself.

Step 3: Match your coupons to items that are on sale
Aha...the tricky part.  Well not so much, but this step does take some time to get down. Not because you can't, but because you have to get used to recognizing a good deal and a mediocre deal and the difference between a good coupon and a HOT! coupon. The good thing about Rite Aid is that you can make a good coupon into a HOT! coupon if they a have video value (adperk) to go along with it. Hurray for Rite Aid!

When matching your coupons, I recommend using a coupon database.  While I don't have one here to offer you (hope to in the future), you can find one on the LRWC website.  Also, take the time to scan your binder.  Get to know what you have and put your skills to the test.

Step 4 - Work your deals
Okay, this step can be the tricky part and it's the reason why I say you can't depend solely on blogs to tell what deal is good for you.  It all depends on how invested you are in Rite Aid.  Are you a couponer with tons of Up+Rewards, several $3/$15 survey coupons, and that has a 10 or 20% discount on non-sale items because you have spent so much throughout the year? Or are you a couponer, with 0-2 Up+Rewards, one $3/$15 survey coupon, and no discount? I, personally, depend on my Up+Rewards to help me earn more rewards and my receipts to give me more survey codes for coupons.  They also allow me to aim for those high price items and eliminate my out of pocket costs. Here's an example:

Automatic Hand Soap Dispenser - $7.49 (coupon match up - $3/1 AND $1 Rite Aid Video Value)
Lotion - $3.99 (coupon match up - $2/1)
Total - $11.48
Coupon Total - $6.00
Total OOP - $5.48
Up+Reward Received: $4.00
2 Automatic Hand Dispenser - $7.49 (coupon match up - (2) $3/1 AND (1) $1 Rite Aid Video Value)
Lotion - $3.99 (coupon match up - $2/1)
Total - $18.97
Coupon Total - $9.00 + $3/$15 Survey Coupon = $12.00
Total - $6.97
Use - $6 in Up+Rewards
Pay - $0.97
Receive - $7.00 Up+Rewards

The difference between deal one and deal two is that the total before coupons on deal two is over $15.  This allows me to use the $3/$15 survey coupon and make out with more merchandise for less money and more rewards.

Know what you have and work your deals!

Step 5 - Pull your coupons and organize them by transaction

After you have worked your deals, pull the coupons you plan to use.  I like to put everything together in order, just in case I plan to roll rewards on more than one transaction.  Each transaction is bundled together with a paperclip and put in an envelope that I tuck in my binder with my marked up circular. 

Voila! Happy couponing!