playtex ortho pro pacifiers 2 pk $3.99 ($4.99 - 20% discount)
sally hansen clean cut nail clipper $2.79 ($3.49 - 20% discount)
salad bowl $.80 ($1 - 20% discount)
-$4 playtex baby care w/ in-ad coupon
-$3 sally hansen beauty tools w/ in-ad coupon
earned 1 wellness+ points
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rite aid's policy is to adjust down any coupons for more than the selling price of the item. but in a case like this, i find it much easier to buy another small item that the overage from a store coupon can apply to if the cashier doesn't adjust it. otherwise you can end up in a situation where the register won't take the coupon because your balance is too low, and the cashier refuses to adjust the coupon, or doesn't know how. (this only applies to store coupons, a man. coupon won't apply to other items in a transaction and will still beep if it exceeds the item's price.)
so that's why i picked up the salad bowl... that and i needed one anyway. i found it in the $1 section at my store.
if you don't have the 20% discount, you can still get free playtex items by combining the ad coupon and $2 printable.
* i have the wellness gold+ discount - after earning 1000 points wellness+ cardholders receive 20% off. customer will receive the lower of the discount price or sale price. read more here