My dad works for a local middle school and for some reason he thinks the kids are worthy of some candy (hee, hee). So he called last night and asked if I could recommend a candy sale. I told him I would take care of it today because I knew Rite Aid had a sale on some candy with coupons.
Candy is EXPENSIVE- when I started looking at prices a few weeks ago I couldn’t believe the cost! So while I enjoy getting things free I knew that probably wasn’t going to happen in this case.
So I checked out the Rite Aid deals for the week and a good deal on Mars candy popped out at me. I cut two coupons and was on my way to Rite Aid to do two small transactions.
6 Bags of Mars “Fun Size” bags of candy (M&Ms, Snickers, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers) $15.00
Used (2) $1.50/3 Mars Candy coupon from 9/25/11 Smart Source Insert
Final Total: $12
But I also earned $5 in Up Rewards
Now I could have used other coupons to buy more candy at a discounted price and made this an AMAZING transaction but my dad specifically requested Tootsie Rolls, which did not have coupons.
Ideal Transaction #2
3 Nestle Fun Size Bags (Butterfinger, Crunch etc) $7.50
Use $1/2 Nestle Fun Bag coupon from October All You Magazine
Or use $1/2 Nestle Fun Bag coupon from 10/16 Red Plum Insert
AND the $1/2 Nestle Rite Aid Printable  (yes you can use both on this transaction)
Use $5 in Up Rewards from first transaction
Final Price Out of Pocket: $.50
So for 9 bags of candy (chocolate no less!) the total out of pocket would be $12.50 (and your local sales tax). That’s $1.38 a bag!
But I am a good daughter so I got Tootsie Rolls.
Large Bag of Tootsie Rolls (360 count) $5.99
Used $5 in Up Rewards from Transaction #1
Final Price: $.99
So my total for 7 bags was $12.99 or $1.85 each
Either way- this is a GREAT deal on Halloween Candy (especially since it’s the good stuff)!