Reader Shopping Trip: Rite Aid, ShopRite and Pathmark

Reader Jim called his shopping trip the “Triple Threat”.  I’d just call it, a whole lot of stuff for nothing! 🙂

He did his “Triple Threat” shopping at Rite Aid, ShopRite and Pathmark.  And came home with $25 more then he started with.

It took a few days to complete this, and I’m not done yet but here’s my trips so far. Its nice to get paid to food shop via catalinas.

:: Rite Aid Transaction #1:

(2) Betty Crocker Cookie Mix 2 – $4
(2) BC Yellow Cake Mix – $4

SUB-TOTAL – $8.00

Coupons Used:
(2) $.40/1 BC Baking Item IP
(1) $1/2 Video Values
Total after coupons – $6.20
Used $6 UP Rewards from Lays Stax deal last week
OOP – $.20
Received $8 UP Rewards

:: Rite Aid Transaction #2:

(2) BC Yellow Cake Mix – $4
(2) BC Chocolate Frosting – $4

Subtotal – $8
Used $8 rewards from previous transaction
OOP – $0

:: Rite Aid Transaction #3:

(4) BC Cookie Mix $8
Subtotal – $8
Used $8 rewards from previous transaction
OOP – $0

:: Rite Aid Transaction #4:

(4) BC Cookie Mix – $8
Subtotal – $8
Used $8 rewards from previous transaction
OOP – $0

*This was done at 4 different Rite Aid stores. Walked away with $8 rewards and received my $20 winter rewards as well. $27.80 moneymaker after all transactions.

:: SHOPRITE Transaction #1:

(1) Afrin Nose Spray $2.89
(1) Airheads 6pk $.99
(1) Mentos $.69
(1) Quaker Oats Grits $.99
(4) Quaker Instant Oatmeal $9.96
(1) Fisherboy Fishsticks $1.00
(1) Small Clorox Bleach $1.19
(1) Herrs Pretzels $1.49

SUB-TOTAL – $19.20

Coupons Used:
(1) $3/1 Afrin Nose Spray
(1) $.50/1 Airheads 6pk (Doubled)
(1) $.50/1 Mentos Item (Doubled)
(4) $1/1 Quaker Oatmeal
(1) $1/1 Fisherboy Fishsticks IP
(1) $1/1 Clorox Bleach IP
(1) $1/1 Herrs Product
Total after coupons – $7.63
OOP – $7.63
Catalinas Received – $7.00

:: SHOPRITE Transaction #2:

(1) Quaker Grits
(4) Quaker Instant Oatmeal

Coupons Used:
(4) $1/1 Quaker Oatmeal

SUBTOTAL – $6.95
Paid with $7 catalinas from previous order
Received $7 in catalinas
OOP – $0

:: SHOPRITE Transaction #3:

(1) Quaker Grits
(4) Quaker Instant Oatmeal

Coupons Used:
(4) $1/1 Quaker Oatmeal

SUBTOTAL – $6.95
Paid with $7 catalinas from previous order.
Received $5 in catalinas
OOP – $0

:: Pathmark Transaction #1:

(2) Chex Cereal $3.00
(2) Cocoa Puffs $3.00
(2) Golden Grahams $3.00
(1) Cheerios Cereal $1.50
(1) Cinnamon Toast Crunch $1.50

SUB-TOTAL – $12.00

Coupons Used:
(2) $.75/1 Chex Cereal IP (Doubled)
(2) $.55/1 Cocoa Puffs (Doubled)
(2) $.75/1 Golden Grahams (Doubled)
(1) $.55/1 Cheerios (DND not sure why)
(1) $.55/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch (Doubled)

Total after coupons – $4.45
OOP – $4.45
Catalinas – $8.00

:: Pathmark Transaction #2:

(2) Cocoa Puffs $3
(2) Cinnamon Toast Crunch $3
(2) Chex $3
(2) Golden Grahams $3


Coupons Used:
(1) $.55/1 Cocoa Puffs
(2) $1/1 Chex Cereal
(1) $.75/1 Golden Grahams
(1) $8 Catalina

Total – $0
Received $8 Catalina

* Repeated this process 1 more time.

24 boxes of cereal
OOP – $4.45
Walked away with $8 catalina for some milk for all this cereal.
$3.55 Moneymaker

OOP – $12.08
Catalinas/Up Rewards – $36.35
$24.07 Money Maker

Check out all the Rite Aid, ShopRite and Pathmark deals and matchups for this week.  Scroll down to see them all.

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  • Anna

    Amazing…I thank God that I found this website one day and thanks to Cindy I save soo much money. I, my self made 6 cereal trips and received $48 in catalinas.

  • Emily

    I wish we had a Shoprite!! We only have giant and Weis, i don’t even think they give out Catalinas! 🙁

    • Cindy

      Emily, you’ll be happy to know that you have a General Mills catalina starting on Sunday at Weis. You can check out my friend Shannon at For The Mommas for the details.

      • Emily

        Thank you sooo much! Would I find these catalina offers in their weekly circulars? im still new to all of this!! Also, If I wanted to use mutiple catalinas in one visit, would I just do multiple transactions?

  • Evelyn

    Wow…that’s so awesome. We don’t have ShopRite here either. Or Weis or any those stores. I’m just thankful we have a Rite-Aid. Otherwise, it’s Meijer, Target (but reg., not super) and a few Spartan stores…and I live the land of no doubles. 🙁

    Oh well. There are still ways to save but not like above! Awesome job!!

  • Jennifer K.

    I especially love the awesome artistic presentation of all his loot! Great shopping!

    • Ueen

      OMG!!! me too, thats what I noticed first 🙂

  • Bernell

    Great job!!!!
    At least there are some Rite Aid’s with plenty of stock!! My Rite Aid had 1 cookie mix! LOL
    You did a fantastic job!

  • Aileen

    Do you have to go to different RiteAid’s to get the catalina’s? Or can you do it all at the same one?
    Mine also only had one package of sugar cookie and chocolate chip cookie mix. And were out of Bounty Basic towels-got a raincheck though. 🙂

  • Jay

    Well, the RA profit was only $21.80 (because you used a previous $6 UP reward to kick it off), but still good job 🙂 $20 monthly reward, plus $1.80 in coupons in the first transaction for an overage. And you didn’t clear out any stores completely by buying like 20 at once, so you’re not a jerk 😉 Too bad you didn’t have more IPQs for that..

  • Rei

    $10 added bonus if you got the Box Top Rebate emailed to some Box Top for Education members 😉

  • Julie

    How did you get $8 in UP each time you bought only 4 items? My ad says $2 UP wyb 2, which would make the UP only$4. Am I missing something?

    • Julie

      Sorry… Might be nice to say I was referring to the BC cookies and cake!

      • Lisa C

        Julie there is a monthly $1 up for the Betty Crocker items. I think I read that someone didnt get both the weekly and monthly up, but I got both today when buying the cookies/cake mix

  • Julie

    Thanks Lisa! I’m off to Rite Aid then!

    Does anyone know if the UPs count as coupons and if you have to have that many items? I have lots of $2 UP from the ice cream last week but then i couldn’t use my $.40 off and RA printables also! Thanks

    Cindy, love your sight. You sure have saved me lots of money!! Thank you for your work!

    • Rei

      You can use your up rewards & the manu coupons together…you don’t need to worry about item to coupon ratio since RA rewards work like “cash”…you just can’t use it towards tax, restricted items (ie: alcohol, stamps, etc) or receive cash back for it 🙂

      • Julie

        Thank you Rei. Awesome…! I was wondering if they were like Walgreens and I always have such a hard time using up my RR, so have avoided Rite Aid, even though I have a new big one in my town!

        Love this site and all the helpful people!

  • Barbara A

    I love the layout for your photo. I don’t understand your ShopRite transactions. How did you use 2 catalinas totaling $7 to pay for a $6.95 order? Also can you really use the 2 catalinas and still get 2 new catalinas to print? My understanding was that they were not rolling. (the $5 is only good on Quaker stuff but the $2 is rolling?) If this works I will rethink my next ShopRite trip. Please confirm that the 2nd Catalina printed. I see that you got it for transaction 2 but not transaction 3? Nice job. Thanks

    • Jim

      I have 2 different shoprite cards. I did (4) quaker deals so far, not all were in the shopping trip seen above. I didnt think it would print out another catalina the 2nd time i used my primary card. But it worked no problem. prints every time for me. I dont do more then one a day though.

    • Jim

      i did receive $7 in catalinas everytime. sorry i messed up that last transaction. I dont know, maybe its just one a day. Sorry im not much help

  • How did Jim get $8 Up reward after using the Betty Crocker Up rewards…I thought you couldn’t get more Up rewards when you use the Up rewards that you earned from that very same product. Not sure if I’m even making sense, my baby is crying in the background.

    • Julie

      Patti, it’s not like Walgreens where you can’t roll them. They treat it just like cash and can be used on anything – even the exact same item. Plus, it doesn’t count in the item per coupon ratio. You could buy one item and use five UPs if you had them!

  • Jenny

    JIM!! I hope you are saving all your box tops! I am the coordinator the my sons school and if you dont have anything to do with them I would be happy to take them off your hands.