Friday, October 4, 2019

I paid $2.05 for 16 boxes of cereal at RA

Hi everyone

I've hardly been to the drugstores this week. I just never got a chance. However, I saw a brag about Kellogg's cereal on another site and just had to go cash in on that deal. Printed my qs and stopped at RA while running errands today.

This week select Kellogg's cereals are on sale for 2/$5. It's part of the Spend $40 get $20 BC deal and there's also a monthly deal 'Spend $12 get $3' on select flavors. Add the Ibotta rebates to that and you have an awesome deal. Unfortunately, this store didn't have all the flavors that I wanted, so I just grabbed what I could. I still needed to head to Sams after RA and didn't want to stop at multiple RA locations to search for what I wanted.

6 x Kelloggs Special K Red Berries $15.00
4 x Special K Vanilla & Almond 10.00
3 x Frosted Mini Wheats 7.50
2 x Frosted Mini Wheats Strawberry 5.00
1 x Raisin Bran Crunch 2.50
Less 4/20 CAT (4.00)
Less 2 x $2/4 IP qs (4.00)
Less 3 x 50c peelies (1.50) only a few boxes had the peelies
Less BC (7.00)
OOP $26.00

Earned $23 BC ($20 WYS $40, $3 Monthly)

Earned $7.95 Ibotta ($3.25 Special K, $3 Mini Wheats, $0.60 Raisin Bran, $1 Bonus, $0.10 any item

Total Earned = $30.95
Total Spend = $33.00

Here's the kicker. As I was typing this post, I wondered how my OOP had a round number, when I used 3 x 50c qs. So I counted the items and saw that the cashier charged me for 17 boxes!!  I only bought 16. Grrrr. So this should've been a small MM trip for me. There's no way I can prove that I only bought 16 boxes and I'm not gonna waste any time driving to RA for $2.50. I'm already way too busy as it is. I also had a $2/4 L2C that didn't deduct.

All in all, it was a good sale. I wish that I had checked the deals earlier this week. I could've done this deal twice (once Ibotta reset) and donated half the cereal.

We really don't care for such sugary cereal (24g Yikes), but I'm gonna mix it with the plain Walmart brand Bran Flakes, since that doesn't contain any sugar.

I need to head to WAGS again tomorrow, cause they have a great deal on Revlon & Almay B1G50% off 2nd. Buy 2, earn $8 RR. I did stop at WAGS on Sunday and bought 2 Lip Balms (sorry no pic)

2 x Revlon lip balms $8.49
Less RR (6.00)
Less BR (2.00)
Tax 0.50
OOP $0.99, earned $8 RR

I like converting my points to RRs, cause they're much easier to use.

I think I should do my drugstore shopping on Mondays, so I don't miss out on the good deals in future.


  1. You, I and some other folks did very well at Rite-Aid this week. You were lucky to find boxes with .50¢ Qs on them too!

    1. We sure did! I love shopping trips like this. DH is complaining, because I haven't found a spot for all that cereal in the pantry

  2. Good score. I would call CS and explain what happened and that you cannot prove it, but it did happen. They would probably help you.

    1. Thank you Linda! I'm self employed, so to me it's not worth wasting time to call CS for $2.50. I know that I'll get blessed in some other way next time, that will more than make up for that extra charge :)


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