Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Rite Aid but all opinions expressed here are mine.
RITE AID STARTING POINTS: A NEW WAY TO SAVE
Rite Aid’s Starting Points promotion just hit a home run in my book and has moved to the top of my list of favorite drug store promotions. We all look for ways to save money and trim a few dollars off our budgets. I am no exception and now that Starting Points is here, there are so many more ways to save money in the New Year.
Starting with this week’s sale flyer, I kept my eye out for the Starting Points logo while mentally putting together a list of bargain items.
I quickly realized many of the items in the sale flyer were on my shopping list already. BONUS! Now I’ll be able to stick to my plan to only buy items on sale, with coupons, and/or as part of a money saving promotion. The Starting Points promotion is simple enough for everyone from a beginning couponer to a savvy saver!
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
Simply spend $50 on any participating products and receive 2,000 Plenti points. That’s the equivalent of $20 in savings for every $50 spent. In other words, 40% in savings! If you find these items on sale and/or have coupons for any of them, your savings will be even greater.
This promotion is valid through January 21st and you can take advantage of it twice a week. Here’s a helpful hint: Print out of the list of participating products to make it easier to work up your shopping scenarios for the next few weeks. The list changes each week.
THIS WEEK’S SHOPPING SCENARIO
Let’s call this week’s scenario a “double up.” All of the items are BOGO (buy one get one free). With cold and flu season upon us, now is definitely the time to take advantage of these deals. Here’s the scenario I came up with:
2 – Quilted Northern (12 pack) – $11.99 BOGO
2 – Pediacare Children’s Cold Multi-Symptom (4 oz) – $7.99 BOGO
2 – Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray (6 oz) – $7.69 BOGO
2 – Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges (18 ct) – $4.99 BOGO
2 – Contact Cold + Flu (28 caplets) – $8.99 BOGO
2 – Little Remedies Honey Cough Syrup – $7.99 BOGO
2 – Ricola Cough Drops (18-24 ct) – 2/$4 less $1 manufacturer’s coupon = $3
Total Out of Pocket (OOP) = $52.64
Plenti Points Earned = 2,000 ($20.00)
RETAIL VALUE = $103.28
TOTAL COST AFTER PROMO = $32.64
TOTAL SAVINGS OF 69%
The advantage to racking up my Plenti points is I’ll have $20 to fill up my gas tank next week!
CHRISTMAS WISH LIST FULFILLED
A second transaction I’ll be doing is purchasing an Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File (which I wanted for Christmas but didn’t receive). I can purchase the Amope file (on sale for $29.99 this week), an Amope Pedi Perfect refill package ($14.99) and four Gatorade (28 oz.) (2/$3) for a total of $50.98. I’ll earn another 2,000 Plenti points and be able to fill up the tank in my husband’s car too. Not a bad deal!
OTHER STARTING POINTS PRODUCTS
In case you’re looking for different items to create your own scenarios, check out these other products, which are part of the promotion:
Angel Soft Mega 6 Pack, Brawny Paper Towels 6Pack or Quilted Northern 12 pack
Mix & Match – Choose from Luden’s Cough Drops, Chloraseptic, PediaCare, Similasan Kids, Cold & Mucus, Chestal Children’s or Little Remedies Cold Relief, Boiron Oscillococcinum or Cold Calm Tabs, Contac Cold/Flu, Sambucol or Lysine LipClear Ointment (BOGO FREE)
Johnson’s, Desitin and Mylicon Products (excludes trial size) (BOGO 50% off)
Now that I’ve shown you how to take advantage of the Starting Points program, let us know what bargains you snag!