Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Grocery Geek's Sister Reporting

Okay, I usually leave the reporting of killer deals to my sister the self-proclaimed "Grocery Geek". But, today I dropped Ella off at preschool and ran to Rite Aid to get some more diapers. A quick glance at the ad before I left told me that there were lots of FREE items after rebate. Most of them were health related and since cold season is upon us, I thought it would be prudent to stock up on them for free. Take a look at what I got...

  • Pampers (Jumbo Pack, Size 3) - normally $12.49
  • True Shimmer ChapStick - normally $2.99
  • Lizard Lips (SPF 22) - normally $1.99
  • Comtrex Cold & Cough Tablets (Bonus pack w/50% more) - normally $5.99
  • Hyland's Sniffles 'n & Sneezes 4 Kids Tablets - normally $6.49
  • Sucrets Herbal Throat Drops - normally $4.49
  • Bee MD Honey Cough Drops - normally $2.99
  • Excedrin Extra Strength Gel Tablets - normally $4.99

If I had purchased all of this at regular price, it would have cost me $45.70 (tax included). But, today all of these items were on sale, and I had a $1.50 coupon for the diapers. So, I ended up paying $32.36 out-of-pocket. However, all of these items have a Rite Aid Single Check Rebate so once I get the rebate check at the end of the month, I will have only paid $9.93! An added bonus...the Sucrets has an additional mail-in rebate for $1.50, so if I mail that in, the price drops to $8.84 (taking into account the $0.41 stamp)! Not a bad shopping trip!

If you're interested in getting these deals at Rite Aid, you might want to hurry if you live in CA. At some stores in CA, Rite Aid deals run from Thursday to Wednesday, so you've got to get them today and tomorrow. If you've never done Rite Aid's Single Check Rebates, I highly recommend it! All you need to do is sign-up for an account online, enter some info from your receipts throughout the month and request the check at the end of the month. No forms to fill out and mail. I usually get my check within a couple of weeks.


FishMama said...

Whoo hoo! You go, girl! Thanks for the heads' up.

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