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Rite Aid Weekly Ad 8/30-9/5

on 8.29.2009 at 7:28pm

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It’s a great week at Rite Aid this week.  Sorry this list took me longer than usual there was a lot here to sort through.  This is the first week of the new September rebates so if you haven’t submitted for  them to mail your August check don’t forget!!

$5 off $25 Rite Aid printable Here or HereWatch videos for a $5 off $20 and other coupons.

To see the full ad scan go here.

If you are new to Rite Aid then read the getting started guide.

Single Check Rebates

Listerine Total Care Mouthwash 500ml $2.99
-$1 SCR #53 (limit 1)
-$2 off Listerine Total Care SS 3/15, RP 4/26
-$1 off Listerine Total Care SS 3/15, 6/14
Total =  Free with $2 off coupon

Stim-U-Dent Mint flavor, 100 ct $1.49 ea
-$1.49 SCR #45 (limit 1)
Total = Free

$10 Rite Aid Gift Card SCR #68 wyb $30 in select P&G products (limit 1)

Buy: (4) Natural Instincts $7.99
-$5 off $25 printable
(4) -$4 Natural Instincts PG 8/02 (exp 8/31)
(2) -$2 off in ad coupon
Total = $2.96
Get Back: $10 Gift Card
CoverGirl Cosmetics B1G1 50% off
(2) CoverGirl Foundations $7 ea (get cheapest possible)
(2) CoverGirl Face Products $11.50 ea (get most expensive possible)
-$5 off $25 printable
(2) Buy One Foundation get any Face Product Free PG 8/30
(2) -$1 off CoverGirl PG 8/30, 8/02
Total Due: Nothing
Get Back: $10 Gift Card
(the face products will ring up full price but are free after coupon, the foundation is going to ring up at 50% off — if you can find a cheaper foundation then you have an even bigger money maker)

ProFoot Miracle, Triad or Aero3 Insoles or Flex-Tastic (3) for $15
-$10 SCR #16 wyb (3) products (limit 1)
-$2 off Aero3 printable
-$1 off Flex-Tastic printable

Total = Free

G.U.M Toothbrushes 2 packs $3 ea
-$5 SCR #51 wyb (3) (limit 1)
-$1 off G.U.M. Toothbrushes RP 6/21
Total = $1 for (3) or .17¢ ea

Plus White Toothpaste 3 for $15
-$10 SCR #57 wyb (3)
-$1 off Plus White printable (use 3)
Total = .66¢ ea

Seabreeze 10 oz $4.99
-$3 SCR #67 (limit 1)
-$1 off Seabreeze SS 8/09, July or August All You Mag.
Total = .99¢

Aquafresh Iso Active Toothpaste 4.3 oz $3.49
-$1.50 SCR #1 (limit 1)
-$1 off Aquafresh Iso Active printable
Total = 99¢

Oral-B CrossAction Power Toothbrush (4) for $24
-$10 SCR #48 wyb (4)
-$2 off Oral-B Cross Action Power Toothbrush PG 8/30 (use 4)
Total = $1.75 ea

Electrasol Dish Detergent $4.49
-$1.50 SCR #87 (limit 1)
-.75/1 Electrasol SS 8/30
-.50/1 Electrasol printable
Total = $1.99

Almay Eye Cosmetics or Make Up Removers $4.99
-$2 SCR #61 (limit 1)
-$1 off Almay Cosmetics SS 8/02
Total = $1.99 ea

St. Ives Skin & Bath Products $4 ea
-$5 SCR #8 wyb $10 (limit 4)
Total = buy (5) makes it $2 ea

Breath RX Rinse, Toothpaste or Spray 2 for $15
-$10 SCR #54 wyb (2) products
Free Summer Fun Coupon Booklet wyb $15 in Oral Care products SCR #501
Total = $2.50 ea

Benefiber 100ct, powder 48-62 dose or packets 28 ct $8.99
-$3 SCR #32 (limit 3)
-$2 off Benefiber product SS 7/12 or printable
Total = $3.99 ea

Diapers Jumbo Pack $9.99
-$2 SCR #137 (limit 1)
-$1 off Pampers PG 8/30
-$2 off Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive, Swaddlers, Cruisers or Extra Protection Diapers PG 8/30
Total = $5.99 to $6.99

Other Deals

Soft White Long Life Light bulbs 2 pk $1 ea
-$2/2 Soft White in ad coupon (makes 2 free)

Reeses Candy bars .50 ea
-.55/1 Reeses Candy Product, any SS 8/23 (makes it Free)

Band-aid Bandages $2.99
-$1 off Band-Aids in ad coupon
-$1 off Band-Aids SS 8/02, 6/28
Total = .99 ea

Pepsi Products 12 packs 4 for $12
Free 12 pk wyb (4) in ad coupon (makes it $2.50 ea)

Kashi Cereal $3.50 ea
-$1 off Kashi in ad coupon
-$1.50/2 Kashi Cereal printable (makes it $1.75 ea)

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky $3.99
-.50/1 Jack Link’s in ad coupon
B1G1 Jack Link’s July All You Magazine
(use 2 in ad coupons with B1G1 makes it $1.49 ea)

Cottonelle 12pk or Viva 8pk $9.49
-$3 off Cottonelle or Viva in ad coupon
-.50/1 Cottonelle SS 7/26, 8/23 or printable
-$1 off Cottonelle 12pk June or August All You Magazine (makes it $5.49)
-$1 off Viva 6pk July All You Magazine
-.60/1 or .85/1 Viva SS 8/16
-.40/1 Viva printable

    • I wish we had a Rite Aid around me! I’m missing out! :-)

    • Cori

      Pepsie products on sale for $2.40 for a 12 pack at Walmart. Thanks for the deals Jenny!

    • Anne Marie

      Couldn’t you use a $2.50 off 2 Cover Girl Products from the 8/02 PG?

    • Emily

      I am having some trouble finding the $4.00 Natural Instincts coupon in the August PG insert…. all I find is a 1/2 page ad, but NO coupon. I thought that these inserts were the same no matter the paper. Am I wrong?

    • Emily,

      They vary from region to region- I didn’t get one of the $4 natural instincts in our paper either. I may try to trade for these since it’s such a great deal!

    • anne

      I just started doing the Rite Aid Rebates in August…thanks to you!! I can’t believe the deals I’ve gotten. I logged all my receipts online, but I’m confused about the rebate check. Should I request a check before I shop tomorrow? Or should I wait until August 31st? Their website seems kind of vague about it, and all I could find was info about the Program Period, which seemed to be longer than a month.

    • Tiffany

      The rebate for August ended today. So, go ahead and request your August rebate check. This week starts the Sept. rebate period.

    • Jenny

      You can go ahead and request August’s rebate check. Any purchases starting tomorrow morning will apply to the September rebate period.

    • anne

      Thanks so much for the quick response!! I’ll request it right now.

    • Anne Marie

      The clerks at my store in Woodstock, GA said that the computers were already reset for tomorrow’s sale and would not ring up correctly. Will I still get my rebates for things I bought tonight?

    • Oh and be sure to check your emails everyone- I rec’d one from Rite Aid with a 20% off coupon good for this weekend only! I’ll be using it tomorrow. I don’t believe you can use it along with $5/$25 coupon though.

    • carol

      I am definately getting the covergirl deal tomorrow but was wondering if i buy the items at 7.00/ea and 10.00/ea as presented in the scenario and the register price adjusts the $7.00 items at 50% off, won’t that take me out of the spend $30.00 requirement in order to get the gift card?

    • Kim

      I purchased the remaining amount of needed items to get the $25 Johnson and Johnson rebate on yesterday. It still hasn’t posted to my rebate total yet. Is it okay to still wait until it posts to get my full rebate?

    • SCYankee

      Maybe my math is wrong on the covergirl deal, but you would get the $10 face products free but the foundation would be $7 plus 3.50 for the second. Then use $5 off 25 and (2) $1 off would leave your oop to be 3.5 right?

    • Kate

      Wouldn’t the covergirl deal be $3.50 oop?

    • LaDora

      I think there is foundation as low as $5.00 for the cheapest foundation, I think she may be saying $7 total for the foundation. If so, that puts the total at exactly $0 after the $5/$25 and other coupons. HTH!

    • SCYankee

      That wouldnt be $30 though would it?

    • LaDora

      That’s true, so IDK. lol. Even at $3.50 for all that make-up, PLUS a gift card, I think I can handle it, lol. What I’m wondering is: can you do this deal more than once?

    • LaDora

      But then again, is the $30 BEFORE discounts? or after? It’s $30 WORTH of CG products, right? Just curious.

    • LaDora

      I plan on using the $2.50/2 Q for a little less OOP, too. $.50 may not be much but it’s money that doesn’t come out of MY pocket, lol

    • carol

      @SCYankee….if i am understanding it if you buy 4 covergirls, 2 foundation and 2 face products and you have a sale where its buy 1 and get the second at 50% then 2 items would be at the 3.50 price so the math is correct as i read it…maybe i am not understanding you tho

    • LaDora

      @ Carol – That makes sense. Do you know if it is pre-sale price that is counted toward the $30? Does it have to be $30 after sales? I’m sort of confused on that one..

    • Debra

      If anyone is interested in the Natural Instincts hair color, Publix this week has it on sale for $5.99 less $4.00 coupon from P&G the paper on 8/2/09 and then use a $2.00 coupon from there green advantage flyer and it becomes free. The P&G coupon for $4.00 expires on monday 8/31/09. Please check this out, its free after coupons. I like getting things for free, yahoo.

    • Debra

      I just made a comment about the Natural Instincts hair color it won’t be free but it will still be 1.99 without the green advantage coupon I just seen where the coupon expired on friday sorry about that, i got mine earlier in the week, but with the $4.00 coupon it still is a good deal, but remember the coupon expires on monday 8/31/09.

    • Marie

      I totally agree with Carol. We will be $3.50 short towards the $30 total. Only the before coupon PURCHASE price should count. If I can get a hold of enough coupons, I will repeat the scenario as Jenny posted, otherwise, I will look for more expensive products to make it to $30. Also, definitely going to use the $2.50/2, but I think they expire tomorrow. This is an awesome deal. THanks Jenny!

    • Erin

      how can I work the P&G deal with the pampers deal does the pre scr and coupon price get you there or what I guess since the price is 9.99 I’d have to buy 4 but if it is post coupon and scr it maybe more packs than that anyone know?

    • Robin

      Kim 13 just because the new rebate month starts today, you do not have to request your August check yet. Go ahead and enter this week’s receipt too and it will post to Sept. When everthing is listed corecctly for your Johnson rebate you can request then. The dates overlap. HTH.

    • Brinda

      Soft White Long Life Light bulbs 2 pk $1 ea
      -$2/2 Soft White in ad coupon (makes 2 free)

      I cannot find the coupon in the ad. What page?

    • L

      I saw your post this morning and realized that I had the $2 Listerine coupon. I went to Rite Aid as soon as they opened and they had plenty of bottles in stock. Thanks!

    • Angie

      I also could not find the light buld in ad coupon, nor the cottonelle in ad coupon. Neither were in our paper. Charleston, SC

    • Jenny

      Sorry guys you were right that we were $3 short on the PG deal above. Don’t get a more expensive foundation though get a more expensive other item. Here’s the math breakdown for anyone that is confused.

      CoverGirl is on sale B1G1 50% off – this will apply to the cheaper of the two products. So the $11.50 or more face product will be full price and the foundation will be half price. We are going to use this weeks coupon to make the expensive free.

      So half price of the $7 foundation is $3.50 ea

      $3.50 x 2 = $7
      -$5 printable
      -$1 CoverGirl x2
      Total Due= Nothing

    • Robin b

      I have a quick question and I don’t know where to post it…so I thought I would try here…I just purchased my Sunday paper and there was not a Smart Source coupon bookelet in it???Do I call the paper or go back to Publix? Thanks!

    • Brandi

      Does anyone remember seeing some pringles coupons lately? I can’t remember where I’ve seen them. Thanks!

    • Steve

      The fine print on the Rite Aid ad for the $10 gift card when buying $30 worth of P&G products says that the offer is good only on the following products:

      Clairol, Olay, Secret, Venus, Pantene And Head & Shoulders.

      Covergirl is not included. This per Rite Aid’s circular in the AJC.

    • Brandi

      This is posted on Riteaid.com under September 2009 Rebates and DOES include Covergirl.

      September 2009
      Rebate #68
      VALID ONLY ON PURCHASES FROM 08/30/09 to 09/05/09**
      FREE $10.00 Rite Aid Gift Card After Rebate

      Purchase Thirty Dollars ($30.00) Worth of Any Variety:
      • Olay Skin, Olay Bath, Ivory, Zest, Safeguard, Venus Razor and Cartridges, Always, Tampax, Cover Girl, Secret, Crest (Toothpaste, Whitening, Floss, Mouthwash, Toothbrush), Nice ‘N Easy, Pantene, Natural Instincts, Head & Shoulders
      and receive back by mail a FREE $10.00 Rite Aid Gift Card
      Excludes Crest Spinbrush.
      Gift Card mailed separately from rebate check.
      **Rebate valid only on products purchased between the dates shown above. Purchases made outside of stated dates will not be honored for the rebate.
      Offer valid 08/28/09 – 09/03/09 in select California stores and 08/30/09 – 09/05/09 in all other stores.

    • Heather

      I went to my Rite Aid earlier and tried to do the CG deal. The cashier told me I couldn’t use the buy foundation get face product for free if the face product was more than the foundation. But the Q does not say anything about must be lesser value.

      Has anyone tried the deal and it worked? Can you tell me specifically what you bought.

    • Jennifer

      I tried to print out some of the feet coupons and the only ones on there are for foot creme. ProFoot Miracle, Triad or Aero3 Insoles or Flex-Tastic (3) for $15. Any ideas??

    • Jennifer

      Does anyone know how long it takes to get the all you mag. once you order it?? I’ve been waiting for over 1 1/2 months. I can’t wait to get those coupons. :))

    • Jen

      I did the CG deal and it worked perfectly. I got two foundations at $6.49 and two mineral blushes @ 12.99. I used all the coupons in Jenny’s scenerio. I actually would have gotten cash back, if that were allowed, so the clerk adjusted the free coupon to deduct the amount left. So, I didn’t even pay for tax and I will submit for the rebate.

      Thanks Jenny!

    • Kim

      I did the P&G Covergirl deal. Came up .74 short of the $30.00. Will go back and get some sort of small P&G product listed. Toilet paper if I can’t find anything else. But for once they did my 5 off $25 coupon first and every other coupon and it rang up perfectly. Including some other items that I bought that I really needed, I still came out with overage.

      And the sad sound you hear from Ohio, our Kroger just put in their ad that they are limiting double coupons to three of the same item. Does anyone know if you can just do multiple trips?

    • carol

      I did the CG deal and had a heck of a time….one of my 1.00 coupons wouldn’t ring…i believe you had to use them in a certain order with giving the 1.00 off then a freebie then another 1.00 and another freebie last…anyway i was unable to use 1 of the 1.00 off coupons and i spent 1.82…i noticed also that the coupon for the free item seemed to refer to only the tru blue CG collection also, although now I think it would have taken on any CG line. I ended up buying 2 more papers and going back and doing the deal at another store where I rang the coupons in way i thought was the correct order but the 1.00 off coupons reduced the price of the most expensive items and so i ended up with a $2.30 balance at the end of that deal lol….but still a good deal and i covered the $30.00 required purchase to get the 10.00 gift card….

    • Jenny

      I bought the Stim-U-Dent Mint and it rang up 2.99. Is it not on sale? Also the listerine was priced 4.99 at my store. I looked through the ad and didn’t see it listed. Is it supposed to be on sale also?

    • Patti

      We didn’t get the CoverGirl coupons in our paper.

    • Emily

      The same thing just happened to me…. guess I will just have to try it at another Rite Aid since it seems to be working ok for everyone else. Sorry!

    • I had a question on the Rite Aid Rebate for September. I purchased over 30.00 on Covergirl products…and for September they are sending a 10.00 rite aid gift card. After all coupons given (5.00 off 25.00 or more) and manufacter’s coupons what I paid was under 30.00. Do I still qualify for 10.00 rite aid gc?

    • Marie

      I did the CG deal today. The manager was changing prices as I was looking at the products. I got the $12.99 mineral blushes as my FREE “face” products and the only products that had “foundation” written on them were a couple compact types–some compacts said “pressed powder” or the liquid type said “makeup”. I stayed away from these because I didn’t want to have any issue with using the BOGO coupon. The cheapest foundation had a shelf price of $5.79 (rang up at $7.59, but manager approved adjusting it down) and the other foundation I got was $9.39 (rang up $9.99–again manger adjusted down). A word of caution: these adjustments threw off the BOGO 50% calculations and only one of the $12.99 blushes was discounted. I used 2 BOGO Qs, 1 of the $2.50/2 Q, and spent $1.18 + tax OOP, instead of my calculated .09 + tax OOP–not too bad since I’m getting $10 back :) Thanks again Jenny!

    • erika

      Does anyone if there is a pharmacy running any deals/specials for new precriptions?
      I am in S. Fl. & have CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, publix – I think thats about it.
      Thanks a lot : )

    • Kim

      Help – as I read other comments I am wondering about something. I bought two foundations at $6.59 each and 2 CG powders at $12.99 each. They rang up at $6.59, $3.29, $12.99 and $6.49 after the B1G1 50% off was figured. For the $30.00 P&G deal – does the price count on the before B1G1 50%0ff price or after they figure it in. If so, I am short a few cents of the $30.00. Anyone else?

      Thanks. And I absolutely love this site and am so grateful for Jenny and all of you.

    • erika

      there were pringles coupons in todays P&G brand saver.

    • Sarah

      quick question. i did this deal at rite aid and then went online and submitted my info under the single check rebate section. Was that correct? Will they just mail the gift card? It worked at my rite aid but not without manager approval. The register wouldnt take my coupons so the manager had to manually impute the coupon and override the system. I ended up not needing the extra $ 1 off coupons because if they had taken them rite aid would have owed me money and the cashier said there was no way that would work. So I paid $0.14 out of pocket. Not to bad. The foundations were 6.59 at my store and I chose the mineral blushes as my free face item- they were 12.99 at my store. Thanks Jenny!

    • Kathy

      I just went to my Rite-Aid and did the Covergirl idea and it worked fine! The clerk did have to get the manager to push the OK button because of the high price of the (2)face products coupons ($12.99 each).
      I got $39 of makeup, 2 packs of bulbs, 1 box of Finish gel tabs, and 2 Reeces all for $2.79- and they will send me a $10 gift card. So, they paid me $7.21 to take all of the above home! Boy that was FUN! Thanks Jenny!

    • Michelle

      The cover girl deal did not work for me at all. They gave me the cheap foundation for free. I’m very agravated right now grrrr….
      They also gave me the %50 of of one fundation and one of the face products that I bought. Since I was holding the coupons in my hand at the reg. the guy would only ring them up after each item bought, meaning he wouldn’t ring everything then take my coupons. So I didn’t even get the $5 off $25. This is what my receipt looks like.

      -6.59 Manuf coupon
      -6.59 Manuf coupon
      3.99 N-Easy (I wanted the hair dye, so it wasn’t part of the CG deal)
      12.99 blush
      4.09 blush (this is the one that I got the half off on)
      6.59 foundation
      3.29 foundation %50 (off)

      19.63 Total plus tax

      I did call the store after I got home and talked to the manager. He told me to come in tomorrow and they would see what they could do. I’m so frustrated that I’ve given up for the day. I’ll finish my shopping tomorrow.

    • Anyone else in TN having an issue with the foot products not being on sale? My store did not have the Aero3 products marked 3/$15….they were still $12.99 each! However, I noticed that each one did have a peelie on it for $2 off. Are some sales regional? Our ad didn’t have the foot products marked on sale either. Bummer!

    • Lynna

      Haven’t done the deal yet but after reading most of the comments, I am hopeful. However, I noticed the fine print on the CG coupon says on coupon per purchase. Does that mean you shouldn’t put these coupons together in the same transaction?

      • Jenny


        One per purchase really means one per item purchased. Had it said one per customer, one per transaction etc. then that would mean that you could only use one.

    • heather

      Anyone know of a good P&G filler item? I did the covergirl deal but since the 2 of the 4 products were half off I am 75 cents short. So any good suggestions for something P&G that is around 1.00.

    • Taryn

      Careful on the CG deal. I got two foundations for 6.59, one lip gloss for 10.99 and on mineral powder for 12.99. The main problem was that one of the expensive items rang up for half price, so I don’t qualify for the 10 rebate. I still did well, though, b/c the full price was taken off for the 10.99 when it rang up as free. I don’t get the 10 dollars, but still got the products for free. I’m not sure about the ethics of this though and if I should take them back.

    • elizabeth

      What does “SCR” stand for in the above coupon deals?

    • Dianne

      I live in Montgomery and it is quite frustrating to see how many coupons don’t make it into our inserts. Haven’t had much of an issue with P&G until today. No Cover Girl or Oil of Olay Qs in our insert…just ads. I guess they don’t think we care about our appearance here. Would have loved to do the great Cover Girl deal.

    • LaDora

      Does anyone know of a way to get the Foundations for ring up as 1/2 off? I want to do this deal, but don’t want to miss out on the $10 GC! I noticed that some people were having trouble with one of each product ringing half off. I was wondering if they were put in this order if it would work:

      1 face product @ $xx.xx

      1 foundation @ $x.xx (half off)

      1 face product @ $xx.xx

      1 foundation @ $x.xx (half off)

      Would that be the way to do it?

    • Cherish

      The CG deal didn’t work for me b/c the cashier told me that I couldn’t use *both* the B1foundation, G1 face product free coupons. I did not understand his reasoning, and I didn’t feel like asking him to call a manager b/c he may have been a manager. :) I might try again at another store. Jenny, thanks for all you do!

    • Julie

      I went to do the Cover Girl thing at Rite Aid today, and the cashier at the first store seemed completely frustrated by the whole coupon thing. He did not understand how it was supposed to work, and he kept trying to give me the foundation free and make me pay full price for the other products. I finally just gave up and went to another location. Had no problem at all there! :)

      Here’s what I got… Note, I did not buy the cheapest foundations because I plan to use them and wanted a particular kind.

      9.39 AquaSmooth Foundation
      4.24 CG Smoothers Foundation (rang up 1/2 price – reg $8.49)
      6.49 TRUblend microminerals bronzer (rang up 1/2 price – reg $12.99)
      13.99 Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush
      = 34.11 TOTAL toward rebate

      – 5.00 ($5 off $25 purchase)
      – 13.99 (B1G1 coupon for reg price of blush)
      – 12.99 (B1G1 coupon for reg price of bronzer)
      – 1.00 coupon
      – 1.00 coupon

      $0.13 + tax
      Will receive $10 gift card for $30 P&G purchase

    • amy

      I can’t find the CG coupons in the PG insert in our paper. I am in Greenville, SC…did anyone else have it around here? I had the actual insert from PG, but coupon for CG. I was wondering if it just fell out or something…

    • Heather

      I buy the Greenville News and it was in mine. I actaully had to flip through a few times before I actually saw it. If I can remember correctly, it was on the right side page about in the middle. Sorry I can’t be more help.

    • Sarah

      Has anyone had trouble using multiple coupons in a transaction. Last week I tried to use 4 )$0.75 coupons off of 4 boxes of cereal and the cashier refused to ring it out. She said that they are not being reimbursed for them?? I then asked her if she would ring them out separately, and she refused. I was shopping w/ my mom and sister at the time so I took a box and gave one to my mom and one to my sister and the cashier refused to let us purchase any of them. I put my stuff back and left the store.

    • Erin

      Has anyone noticed that the items on the “OUTER WRAPAROUND” from the scanned ad copy on Slickdeals are not on sale at the stores?
      My ad did not have the wraparound part.

    • Anne Marie

      HELP! I tried this today and totally messed it up today because my store didn’t have anything for more than 10.99 so I got a 5th thing and messed it up entirely. I ended up with this

      1 blush 5.69
      1 Covergirl Outlast Smoothwear 10.99
      1 Covergirl Outlast 5.49 (1/2 price0
      1 Covergirl clean makeup foundation 6.59
      1 Covergirl clean makeup foondation 3.29(1/2 price)

      – 5.69 blush (free item)
      – 5.49 (free item)
      – (3) 1/1 coupons

      total 12.87 plus tax.

      Is there anything I can do to fix this or just chalk it up to experience?

    • Tina

      Heather #55

      The same thing happened to me and here is what I’m going to do. In the 09/06-09/12 Rite Aid ad the Secret Deod.(also qualifies for this deal) will be 2.50 and I am going to use the $2 Secret coupon out of the Kmart booklet. By doing this I will qualify for the rebate and it will only cost an additional .50!

    • Angela

      If someone could answer this it would be wonderful for me and I think a lot of other people on here.
      Can you just buy One Foundation and one face product and use the BOGO coupon and the $1 off coupon then do the transaction again for a second time so that the correct items are half price and you could still get the $10 Gift Card??
      It seems when you buy all four of them together it causes problems.

      Thank you for your responses.

    • Angela

      OK I do see why you won’t want to. It would cost too much out of pocket to make the $10 GC worthwhile. Sorry. Answered my own question.

    • SCYankee

      Anyone do the cgdeal at the summerville store?

    • Jeanne

      My riteaid would not let me use two $1 off and face makeup free when you buy foundation coupon. He showed me on the coupon where it says only one per purchase. Still a good deal if I am use to paying full price. SO I only got to use two coupons instead of four

    • Chantelle

      My rite aid has a new manager and he is great! he originally used the B1G1 Q’s on the cheaper foundations, but when I went back in he refunded me cash on that. however, b/c one of the higher priced items rang up at 50% off, I now don’t have enough for the rebate! I’m short $1.79. I will have to drive all the way back there (not convenient at all to me) and purchase a nail polish or something to get it! I chose products that I thought I would use with the foundation I was buying so i guess I should have bought higher priced ones! Lesson learned!

    • Heather

      Tina #68

      On Rite Aid’s website it says that the gift card offer is only good through 9/05/09 so if you wait until the 6th to buy your other item it wont qualify! Just FYI!! :)

    • heather

      One per purchase is not the same as one per transaction. If you have 4 products you should be able to use 4 coupons.

      I myself have tried the CC deal here is the breakdown:
      1. cc cln foundation 6.59 29.35
      2. cc cln foundation 3.29
      3. mineral powder 12.99 total 29.35
      4. mineral powder 6.49 used5/25 -5.00
      my total is 29.35 cc Q 250/2 -2.50
      2)free face product -12.99
      subtotal 2.38
      tax 2.06
      oop total 4.44

      The register was being difficult
      so the manager had to override
      everything so had not noticed that my cc balance was .65 short so I will try this again. This time I know my 1st.foundation must be at least $7.10 and then my balance should reach 30.00
      Hope this long winded example helps out

    • heather

      Sorry for the confusing post. I will try this agian.
      1.cc cln foundation 6.59
      2.cc cln foundation 3.29
      3.mineral powder 12.99
      4.mineral powder 6.49
      subtotal 29.35
      used 5/25 -5.00
      cc q 250/2 -2.50
      free face product -12.99
      free face product -6.49
      subtotal 2.38
      tax 2.06
      oop 4.44

    • Jeanne

      So should I call corporate and explain to them what happened b/c the manager of the store was the one that rang me up? Now that I look at my receipt I notice that he gave me the foundation free and not the mineral blush which was much more then the foundation. BTW thanks for your help!!!

    • Tina

      Thanks Heather. I didn’t notice the expiration date for the rebate period.

    • I went this morning to do my covergirl deal. With a little bit of help it mostly worked out. BUT, they (the manager) wouldn’t give me the $1.00 off coupons! I guess I should have used them first. I was going to be a little bit under the $30.00, so I did the whole thing 2 times. SO – 4 mineral blushes at 12.99 each, 4 foundations at 7.49 each. Around $42.00 for 4.16 total, AND I’ll get a $10.00 card back. Yeah!!!

    • Carol

      At Rite Aid today they would not let me use the $5 off $25 coupon unless my total AFTER coupons totaled $25. This is the first time this has happened – has anyone else had problems? The clerk told me they had just had a ‘coupon class’.

    • Rhonda

      My copy did not have the wraparound either and I do not have the soft white bulbs in my ad either. I’m in Charlotte, NC area.

    • Susan

      Tried the CG deal at the Ooltewah, TN Rite Aid, and the cashier couldn’t make it work right. She called a manager when I said that I didn’t think it rang up properly, and the manager basically said (nicely) that they couldn’t do that because then Rite Aid would owe me money (they wouldn’t have, but I wasn’t going to argue).

      I then drove to the Chattanooga, TN Rite Aid, and it worked just fine. The only thing I did have to do was tell the manager which products were the foundation (it was a man, I don’t think he was “up” on what all the make up was called). I did purchase three foundations and three loose powders, because I wanted to make sure I hit the $30 mark. I was able to use (3) B1G1 coupons, (3) $1 off coupons, and (1) $5 off of $25 coupon. I did not try any other poducts in that transaction, because I knew it was already going to be confusing enough!

    • kim


      SCR means single check rebate, referring to Rite Aid’s rebate program. You can usually find the rebate booklets in the front of the store.

    • lisa

      hi do we know yet if there is going to be another one of the $5 off 25$ coupons that we have had for the last several months? thanks

    • kat

      I had a very hard time with the CG deal…the cashier & “manager” did not know what they were doing…they tried to give me half off the free mineral powder instead of the foundation…needless to say I got frustrated & will try it again tomorrow when there is someone there that knows what they are doing!

    • ang

      I tried the CG promo and coupons, too at Rite Aid in Bellevue, Tn. I would have owed 1.15 if he had taken the $1 coupons, but I’m still wondering how it would ring up for free, because it’s BOGO 50% off. But I’m not sure how any of this worked out because the first foundation was 6.49 and the second would have been 3.25. I may go back later and look for a cheaper foundation and try it again. I also couldn’t get the aero 3 insoles to work out either. They weren’t 3/$15 either. All of this with a 3 yr old screaming to look at the toys. I was so frustrated, when I got in the car I had to pray to continue my shopping day.

    • ang

      Now that I have reread Jenny’s explanation I see how the foundation is only $7 for 2. Thanks. I am going to go back and try this again. :)

    • ang

      The Aero 3 products are not in the circular for the Bellevue,Tn region. The circular scanned on SS has more pages than the one in the paper and on the internet for 37221 area code. Maybe they will have that sale later for our area.

    • melissa

      This cover girl deal was a mess at the RiteAid on STone ave in Greenville, SC. THey wouldn’t let me use the $1 off coupons with the B1G1 coupons. THen i had one of the expensive items ring up half price and one of the cheap foundations ring up half price. THat is going to mess up my $30 total. THen they had a hard time understanding how much money should be taken off for each of the items. We finally got that figured out and I ended up paying 6.64oop. STill not bad,but maybe Ishould have tried somewhere else. The cashier was paranoid that she was going to get fired over coupons. I think I will stick to my RiteAid in Greer. Maybe I will try the deal again.

    • sheley

      At my riteaid they wouldn’t allow the covergirl deal. I’m gonna try again. anyone else have problems?

    • Angela

      The manager at my rite aid told me that it is $30 after coupons and wouldn’t give me the deal. I returned all my stuff in extreme frustration….

    • Katie

      I just ran to walgreens to do the covergirl deal. It was one hot mess. Two transactions and a return later, I somehow ended up being GIVEN $2.33 to walk out of Rite Aid wit two foundations, two CG simply ageless blushes, one 50 fl oz Arm & Hammer laundry detergent and a single packet of drink mix.

      2 – CG Clean Makeup Foundation
      2 – Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush

      – 5.00 ($5 off $25 purchase)
      – 13.99 (B1G1 coupon for reg price of blush)
      – 12.99 (B1G1 coupon for reg price of blush)
      – 2.50/2 covergirl coupon

      Again, it was one hot mess. The manager was pretty frustrated (although still nice) and ended up price modifying one of the blushes, so I may not get the rebate. I’ve submitted it online already, and I’m going to call them if it doesn’t go through. I don’t know if speaking with them will help, but from this blog, I know it was possible to do without price moding.

    • Katie

      I mean Rite Aid, not walgreens. Wow, it’s late. :)

    • Michelle

      Have any of you purchased the Stim-U-Dent mentioned above? I bought it tonight, and it rang up regular price (over $3). The rebate explanation on Rite Aid’s Web site is confusing. The manager at my store said it’s regular price, and the rebate is just for $1.49 of the purchase price.

      Any input?


    • frankie

      I can’t get a 5 off 25.
      The first link expired 8/31 and the 2nd link to coupons dot com doesn’t list it anymore. Do I need a specific zip code for it to show up?
      thank you for all you do and share

    • carol

      My CG rebate is approved. Can I submit for it now or will it disqualify me for the rest of September’s SCR’s????????????????????????????????????????

    • Heather

      I got the CG deal to work! I was worried when I walked in because the new cashier (he isnt the friendliest ever) was working but I just handed him my items in the order I wanted them rung up (to get the right CG item 1/2 off) and the same with my coupons! I didnt get the “best deal” possible but I did get what I wanted/needed most!

      After the rebate I will be OOP 7.99 -2.50 for the candy corn that I just couldnt resist = 5.49 for 2 CG products, secret deodorant and Olay Total Effect moisturizer!! Im pretty happy with that!! :)

    • Stephanie

      I did the CG deal last night I bought 2 foundations at 6.59 each and 2 mineral blush at 12.99 each. I handed the products in the order I thought would work best (blush, foundation, blush, foundation) and it still took off half for one foundation and one blush, so I don’t think the order matters at leasat when it si the same products. Now if you buy 4 different products and hand them in the ocrrect order it may work.

      I was able to use the 5/25, my two free coupons (12.99 and 6.59 (they were off by 10cents)) and my 2 $1 off coupons. Paid 4.84 with tax but am l 63 cents short. I am not sure if I will try again with 4 different products and return the first purchase or just buy something small to get to $30.

    • carol

      FYI….I called Riteaid and was told NOT to submit a request to have the gift card sent to me until I have done all my shopping for September or I would be disqualified for any future month of september rebates. I am glad I called as the clerk at the store said it was a separate issue but apparantly according to the SCR rep I spoke with it is considered part of the September rebates program

    • Kristen

      I can’t find the $5 off $25 Rite Aid printable. Mine is expired. HELP!!!!

    • the rite aid on 123 in easley would not take my coupons to get the free powder because they were already on sale. but, their sale paper has on the front “look in sunday’s paper for coupon savings” walked out of the store. went to the rite aid in piedmont and it worked great! already called corporate to complain.

    • Kim

      Question – our Riteaid (Ohio) had a sign posted in front of the Creamy Natural Oil of Olay (CoverGirl)foundation that said if you purchased the Creamy Natural (the only option) you would get a $10.00 rite aid gift card. Do you know if it would be in addition to the P&G rebate? I need to do a .76 filler and if I do this right and you get both – I would get two more “free” items in the deal. Anyone?

    • Sunshine

      I can’t get a 5 off 25, seen one last night that expired on 09/05/2009, went to print and it just disappeared. Can’t find it again. Please help

    • soni

      hi I can’t find the $5 off $25 Rite Aid printable. Mine is expired on 08/31/09. HELP p’ls !!!!

    • Nicole Timmons

      I did the Cover Girl transaction on Sunday right after the papers came out….Here is what I bought
      2 CG foundations $6.59 ea w/ 1/2 off one making both $9.88
      2 CG powder foundations $9.39 ea with 1/2 off one making both $14.08
      Sunday Paper $1.50 (doesn’t count but I needed the extra coupons)
      These items before discounts total $31.96 which is over the $30 requirement, however I don’t get the gift card because of the %50 of the two items my receipt only show $23.96. Should I have bought others items??? AND I had to pay $6.57 OOP. Please tell me what I did wrong!

    • KIM

      I did the Covergirl deal and it worked great. You need to ring up the Face Product $12 and then a foundation next to be 50% off of $7 ($3.50)and then repeat with a Face Product $12 and another foundation to be 50% off of $7 ($3.50). My total was $31 and worked fine! I even got a small filler item because with my total was only $2.00 before my $2.50 coupon. The store manager rang me up and couldn’t believe the deal I was getting!

    • SCYankee

      Need help with the cover girl deal. When ever the cashier rang it up it would give me half off one of the cheaper item and half off one of the more expensive item. It seemed however she rang it up it would do the same thing. For those who got it to work by getting half off both the lesser priced items…. How did you do it? Did anyone get it to work on charleston, if so what location? Thanks!

    • Ang

      If you haven’t already registered with Rite Aid then you can print out 50 in coupons. A 5 off of 25 will print at the last.

    • chrissy

      What is everyone getting as a “face product”? I’ve seen blush listed in the comments but I’m curious as to what else works.

    • Stacy

      Is there a place available to print a “5 off 25” coupon for September?

    • Nicole

      So how do you get the $10 gift card if you spent the $30 but with the discounts it was less?

    • sheryl


      Please update the .pdf file for the $5 off $25 as the one above expires on August 31.

      Thanks for all you do! You are such a blessing!

      • Jenny

        Sorry, but for right now there is not a new coupon to replace it. There is one but it is not a legitimate reproduction so we can’t go there.

    • Angela P

      Awwww shucks Jenny! Keep us updated (as I know you will) on the 5/25 Q’s! I rely on them for any RA & CVS shopping I do. Guess Sept will see me staying home for once! LOL

    • sheryl

      Can you combine both $5 off $25 and the $5 off $20 in one transaction? I’m new to this and would like to know.


    • Scott

      I need a filler item for the CG deal,..need $2.28 to get $10 gift card. Do you think the Olay bar soap for $2.49 will qualify?

    • Laurel

      My paper didn’t have the cover girl coupons either. Really sad. I tried to get a subscription to the Atlanta paper but they said specifically it would NOT have any coupons and it would be 3 bucks a paper. I guess I am stuck with Greensboro, NC’s chintzy paper.

    • Ferris

      I went to RiteAid on White Horse Rd. in Greenville tonight and got the CrossAction power toothbrushes. They rang up for $7.99 each, which multiplied by 4 makes them a total of $31.96. I used the $2 off Q’s and qualify for the rebate, however, this makes them $3.49 each, not $1.75. I have searched my ad for the 4/$24 thing or something that says anything about the rebate, which by the way on the RiteAid website says it is only good for this week, and could not find anything about it. I think I will return these toothbrushes. I am not happy with RiteAid. Why can’t they make all the different ads for all the different areas/regions the same?? Has this happened to anyone else?

    • ash

      anybody been able to find the $5 off $25 on coupons.com? if so, what zipcode are you using? thanks!

    • TJ

      I couldn’t find the OralB Cross Action toothbrushes 4 for $24. They were $8.99 each at my store. Is this listed somewhere I can’t find? Has anyone else tried this deal? Thanks

    • Stephanie

      Has any one returned there product before and still got the rebate. I ended up not liking something I bought a lot of and was just curious if it’s been done. I would hate to have wasted all those coupons for nothing.

    • ang

      I am so frustrated. I went back to try the CG deal again. It was worse than before. I told them how to ring it up and do the coupons in order, but it still wasn’t coming out right. The night manager said that the other RAs were ringing it up wrong if they were getting it for free. I even caught the cashier rolling her eyes at me. This is at the Rite Aid in the Bellevue area of Nasvhille. Has anyone got this deal to work at this store or do you know of one in the area that knows how to do it right?

    • Stephanie Wilson

      I went to rite aid and used the b1g1 free coupon in Sundays paper for the Oral B. It was great.
      2 candys-(2).55 off
      4 oral B-4/24.00- (2)buy one get one free
      5.00 off 25.00 plus 10.00 SCR
      Makes each tooth brush .25 each

    • Stephanie Wilson

      My mistake, I made 3.oo on the tooth brushes.

    • MiMi

      I had so much trouble with the CG deal in my GA Rite Aid today.Cashier refused to honor the language of the B1 Foundation/Get Face Product Free. I had the 2 B1G1 and 2 $1 coupons like Jenny referenced and tried to work the deal just like listed. The cashier proceeded to tell me that her Mgr said that they were to give the Free on the cheaper product (not what the coupons SAID!) and since they were on sale (B1/G1 50% off), I couldn’t use the coupons like they were written!! I even laid all the items out and read the coupons to her, pointing to what it was supposed to go with. (Like “ang” above, I caught some huffing and eye rolling going on. I was very polite to her.) She called the Mgr on the phone and told her what “her” version of the coupon said and of course the Mgr agreed with the cashier, not knowing the correct language or scenario. She even wrote the wrong amounts in the spots on my coupons, so can’t use them anymore! She was going to charge me over $23, so I asked for my coupons back and left the items on the counter. Any suggestions as what to do about this? Evidently the Mgr won’t be much help either. Have any of you ever gotten satisfaction from calling corporate in situation like this? I even thought about calling CG since would not honor language on their coupons. Suggestions?

    • RaeBerr

      Just did the covergirl transaction and it worked great. The mineral blush didn’t ring up as one of the covered products at the store in Dunwoody Village in Sandy Springs-but the outlast lipsticks (10.99)worked which generated a negative balance which the store allowed. Was planning on making a 2nd trip with neice to let her pick out eye shadows (since I was about 3 short of the 30 total needed for the rebate). So excited about getting this deal!!!

    • Received my Rite Aid Gift Card from Kimberly-Clark deal, be on the lookout in your mailbox if you did this deal.

    • Cathy

      I tried the CG deal today at a Rite aid and they would not allow me to use my coupons. THeir reason was because the product is already on sale buy one get one 50% off. It made no sense to me but they would not do it and said and i quote “they didn’t know why CG would put coupons in the paper on a week they were running a sale” and “i would be getting two deals and that would be like doubling a coupon which they did not do” i was frustrated and just left the store with nothing. any ideas?

    • Ferris #118
      I did the CG deal at RA in Woodstock, Ga. yesterday and the cashier was fantastic and she knew exactly how to do it. It worked great! Today, I went to another RA in Marietta and did the toothbrush deal and it worked fine. There was a sign on the shelf where the toothbrushes were stating it was $4/24 and they did ring up for that price. No problems at either store. In fact, the cashier at the Marietta store said that he hoped he had everything I needed. He was so nice. Hope you have better luck in your area.

    • Ang #122
      I have done the CG deal yesterday and today. Yesterday at RA and today at CVS. No problems at either store. In fact, the cashier at RA was so nice, (she was an older woman), and she said she loved coupons. She even told me that if I ever had problems doing “deals” to tell the cashier to do them “manually” and that would take care of the problem. I’m in the Marietta, GA. area Today at the CVS did another CG deal and it went fine also. Good luck.