Thursday, October 12, 2006
Frugal Friday--Rite Aid Rebates
I've been so very inspired by reading the series that Crystal over at Biblical Womanhood is doing on Supermarket Savings. If you've missed these great articles, be sure to check them out!!!
Anyway, this week I felt a tiny bit like Crystal must feel when she gets all those good deals, as I discovered a way to get a few things for free at Rite Aid! I thought it would be fun to share my experience for Frugal Friday, hosted by Biblical Womanhood. Now, I rarely shop at Rite Aid, even though there is one right in our town, so I usually haven't paid much attention to the sale fliers that come in our mail every week. Just a couple weeks ago, though, I happened to be perusing one, and saw that they had several offers for things that you could get free with a rebate. So I went in that week and got a Colgate toothbrush and toothpaste, which were 2 of the only items I was interested in. Apparently you can only get one rebate per offer, which is why I only got one of each item. Anyway, I really was clueless as to how the rebate system worked (and the cashier wasn't much help when I asked him, either). So when we came home, I did a little checking online, and found this site, which is where you can sign up to get the rebates. You simply register, then enter information from your store receipt. It can take from 1 to 7 days for their system to check your receipt and figure your total rebate, but they send you an email when it's all figured out. Then you can either request your rebate check right away (they send it via mail), or wait and record more receipts and request the check later (that's what I'm doing). The key is to remember to request your check before the monthly deadline. (October's rebate period ends on the 28th, but the deadline for requesting your check is November 11.) I think it'll be a fun way to save some money, and I will update again once I've gotten the check to let you all know if it goes smoothly!
Here's an example of how much you can save; this is the stuff I bought today:
*1 box (20 count) Celestial Seasonings tea--on sale for $1.99. FREE after $1.99 rebate
*1 Jet Dry Orange (dishwasher stuff)--on sale for $2.99. Total: .99 after $2.00 rebate
*1 Lysol toilet bowl cleaner--on sale for $2.99. Total: .99 after $2.00 rebate
*1 Oral B toothbush (one of the more "fancy" ones, originally $4.49)--on sale for $2.79. FREE after $2.79 rebate
* Confirm Clearly pregnancy test 2-pack (NO, I'm NOT pregnant--I can just see the eyebrows going up, LOL! But those things are expensive, and I figure I'll probably be needing it SOMETIME! :))--on sale for $10. FREE after $10 rebate
*1 pkg. Lansinoh Clean & Condition Cloths for babies (70 count)--$3.99. FREE after $3.99 rebate
So, I spent $24.75 on those 6 things. Once I get my rebate, I will actually have only spent $1.98 on those 6 things! I was pretty excited! I hope this info may be helpful to others who have Rite Aid stores near them, too.
Posted by Carrie at 6:52 PM