Last time I talked about Walmart now I’m going to go over each store individually and how you look for moneymaker deals at that store.
Rite-Aid gives out what’s called an “UP”. It’s a reward you can use on almost anything in the store. A money maker deal would be the purchase of an item that was free or almost free with coupons and get an UP on top of it. Sometimes it’s just a plain purchase without coupons needed and the UP you got back was more than what you paid for it. Here’s an example of a deal I did a couple years ago.
There was a diet mix on sale for $9.99. If you bought two of them together it produced 2 weekly UPs of $10 each and 2 monthly UPs of $20 each. That’s why I always watch the monthly deals at the stores. They only get posted the first week and then everybody forgets about them. So I paid $21.40 out of pocket but got back $60. I maxed out the deal on all 4 of my Riteaid cards (4 cards allowed per household-highly recommend getting all 4) I ended up making $240. The next day all the summer stuff went 75% off. I bought two patio sets a bunch of chairs, folding tables…all free. It was awesome! You’d be surprised the awesome deals you get Couponing. Just hang in there through the learning curve and don’t give up.
CVS is good about giving gas gift cards. I’ve had as many as 15-$10 ones in my purse. Recently they’ve been doing it where they give you a lot more per month. The idea is to put together deals that are free after coupons but you get a gas card after all is said and done. CVS has rewards they give you called ECBs (Extra Care Bucks). Make money by finding deals that are free or almost free with coupons and it has an ECB on top of it. Here’s an example. I bought a glucose meter (my son and I both have juvenile diabetes) for $10. I had a $10 coupon. It produced a $10 ECB-$10 moneymaker!! The limit was only one or else I would’ve gone crazy buying them lol. CVS only allows one CVS card per household. They also give you beauty points and quarterly rewards. Make sure you register your card on their website!
Walgreens give out Register Rewards AND have a Point System that is loaded on your card. Pretty much every week they have one item that’s free after register reward. (FARR) if that item has a coupon out you just made money on it. My dream transaction is an item that’s free after register reward and I have a coupon that covers the cost of it. But it’s only happened twice to me. I can get pretty close to free but not totally lol! I had a deal a couple years ago on these diet pills that were $10 with a $10 register reward. I went on eBay and saw somebody was selling $10 coupons for this product. I bought 50 of them. I was on a business trip that week in Lexington. (There’s 54 Walgreens in the Lexington area lol!!) Yep fun doesn’t begin to describe it. The thing I like about Walgreens rewards is that they are a manufacturer coupon and Walmart will take them. $500 I made off that deal. Extreme? You bet (Who wants to come and learn from someone who isn’t? I know, I know it’s a sacrifice I make for you guys…) anyway, moving on…
Points at Walgreens can really add up. Last year I bought 200 toys with all my points on Black Friday weekend. They were buy one get one free and I had a bunch of $2/$10 Walgreens coupons. It was fun and the shelter acted like I was Santa himself when I brought them!
Kmart has a point system. 1000 points is worth a $1. It’s their ShopYourWay reward program. You have one card and you can use it at Kmart or Sears. They periodically have special deals where the points they give you back is more than what the cost of the item. Just bought two MP3 players for $8 each but it gave me 24,000 points that is the equivalent of $24. Used my points to buy two televisions that were on sale for $129 but gave back 80,000 points each. $50 for a flat screen-SCORE! This can be confusing to learn so sign up for me to be your personal shopper so I can help you find deals and coupons…Go here: PERSONAL SHOPPING SIGN-UP
There are many ways to make extra $ Couponing. It helps your budget to buy things that there aren’t coupons for. (That $500 in Register Rewards bought meat, fruit, veggies, a winter coat and boots for my little boy…) you get the picture right? There’s a learning curve to couponing just don’t give up!