*UPDATE* If any of you were doing the Loreal Rebate through the Rite Aid deal this week, I have good news for you! Loreal Rebate Center called me back today and said that yes, they indeed will honor those kits bought for $29.99, even though it was a penny short of $30! So, go ahead and submit for your rebate! Woo-hoo!
Last night I had a pretty good trip to Rite Aid and to Target. Knowing that the Rite Aid deals this week were not extremely exciting, but also knowing that I only needed about $30 of qualifying products to get to my $20 +UP reward (when you reach $100 in qualifying purchases – before coupons, of course) and that this week is the last week to get that done, I needed to drag myself to Rite Aid. Here’s what I was able to score:
Not too bad, right? Considering that after I submit for all the rebates and with all the +UP rewards (Rite Aid store cash money) I received, I made a profit of $24! ($18 out of pocket minus $18 of cash mail-in-rebates, plus $24 extra leftover +UPs!) Not bad. I was mostly there for the Loreal Youth Code kit, which was supposed to be free this week (after all the coupons, +UP rewards, and a couple of rebates available on it). But Rite Aid did something very sneaky (and normally I wouldn’t complain about getting a lower price for something, but here it actually mattered that they did unadvertised sale price of $29.99 on the kit, instead of $34.99 that was in their flyer and on the shelves). I couldn’t believe it when I got home and realized that it rang up at $29.99, because manufacturer’s mail-in-rebate is actually for $10, but for buying $30 worth of the product. So had it not rang up on sale, I would have been fine. But I know I’m not the only one with this issue. So I called Loreal rebate line this morning, and they said they’ve been getting swamped with calls about this and are still deciding what to do (whether they should honor the rebate if it’s 1 penny short of $30 (with tax it’s actually more!)), and will call me back in a couple of days when they know more. So we’ll see – hopefully they’ll decide that they don’t want negative publicity from so many upset people, and just honor the rebates anyway, since it was not an advertised sale anywhere.
I also had to stop at Target. From reading various message boards online, I’ve heard that some of their jeans are on clearance for $4.98 (down from $19.99!) and that you can use the $5 any women’s denim coupon on Target’s website to get the jeans for free. Since you can print two coupons per computer, I got 2 pairs for free! Now, it wasn’t my style, or cut, or even frankly my size, so I might just donate them someplace, if I don’t find some other use for these free jeans 🙂 Check out the receipt below:
I still need to go to Walgreens – I’ve heard there’s a lot of fun clearance going on there right now.
How about all of you? Did you find any good deals this week?