As I was writing up this week’s starter deal for Rite Aid, their store brand napkins caught my eye because I’m running low. The Rite Aid brand 250-pack of napkins is on sale for 2/$4, so I did the following:
1 Gillette Fusion $8
2 Oral B Advantage Toothbrushes $2.29 each
4 Rite Aid napkins $2 each
– $5/$20 Video Values coupon
– $4/1 Fusion Razor from 4/4 P&G
– B1G1 Free Oral-B Product from 3/7 P&G
– $2/1 Oral B Toothbrush or $2/2 Indicators from 4/4 P&G
Paid: $7.29 + $1.52 tax
Receive: $4 SCR for Gillette + $1.50 SCR for Oral B
That works out to $3.31 for 4 packages of napkins, or 83 cents each (including tax), which is a pretty good deal. My (unrealistic) target price for napkins is 33 cents (before tax) for a 200-count pack, which is what I paid last year at Pavilions during the Living Well promotion. I say 33 cents is unrealistic because it’s unlikely I’ll be able to hit that price regularly, since I only got to it via a $1/1 coupon combined with a Catalina deal that took off 33%. I bought 9 packages of napkins during that promotion, and we’re just about to run out, so the 4 packages I just bought should last us a good six months.
This is a great illustration of how you can work The Drugstore Game to get what you need for less, and it’s something I don’t think I quite understood even after six months of playing. It took me a long time to get to this point, and sometimes I still overlook it.