Halloween is just days away and I had NO candy! I have to say it's hard to fit candy to give away in my budget. Sure, we eat our fair share but most of it goes to the kids that come to our door. How to save money but still get the good candy?
Head to Rite Aid!
I've been shopping there on and off for a few weeks trying to learn their system which is now very similar to CVS. The Rite Aid by me is newer than CVS and very nice inside. And tonight the manager was very, very helpful making my trip even more pleasant.
Here's what I picked up in 2 trips:
Total spent: $22.16
Total saved: $39.88
In my first trip I bought $25 worth of candy.
I used 5 $1.00/2 coupons from S 10/17 (Hershey's, Reese's or Kit Kat) and RP 10/17 (Nestle Chocolate Fall Candy) along with a $5 off $25 coupon I still had from a while ago. Do note that these coupons are no longer available for print anywhere - I just had one left that I had not used and it hadn't expired.
After coupons my final cost was right around $15 and I got $10 back in +Up Rewards.
In my second transaction I picked up Pepsi and paper towels. The paper towels that are actually on sale are Bounty and there is a $1.00 off coupon from PG 9/26 but the store was out. I was going to get a raincheck but the store manager was more than happy to give me a substitue and since we are completely out of paper towels I was happy to "sacrifice" my $1.00 off coupon for the paper towels I needed :)
I would highly recommend that if you are in need of Halloween candy that you head on over to Rite Aid and do it quick because I was told that a number of Rite Aid stores were already sold out of the candy!