RITE AID 101

by Melody on January 3, 2010

Rite Aid is an amazing store to shop! Once you read this and do a couple of transactions on your own, you’ll be a pro, it’s that easy! First of all, find a store that you are comfortable with. You want a store with employees willing to help out and answer questions and that is always well stocked. There is nothing worse than planning a trip to the store with your coupons and finding they are out of half the items you want. This may take you a few trips or you may find your store on the first trip, lucky you!

RITE AID COUPON POLICY

Rite Aid has released a very clear coupon policy online, addressing many coupon issues, including the use of internet coupons, multiple coupons, etc. I suggest printing a copy of this short policy and keeping it with you, just in case you run into a cashier who isn’t sure of the policy. You can find a copy here.

SINGLE CHECK REBATES

What is a Single Check Rebate (SCR)?
Rite Aid has an incredible rebate program. Each month, they publish a booklet containing all the qualifying rebate items, including which dates they are good for. Some are good for only a certain week, some are good all month. You can also view all available rebates here. All you have to do is sign up here for the program. Purchase qualifying items and submit your receipts online, so easy!

If an item has an available rebate, when should I buy it?
In each weekly Rite Aid ad, they will indicate certain items that qualify for rebates. If you see something in the booklet you are interested in, chances are, sometime that month, it will be featured, either at a reduced price or completely free after rebate. For example, if an item is $2.99, but eligible for a rebate of $2.99, the item will be totally free. The best part is that you can combine this sale with a manufacturer coupon and actually make money.

How do I submit for my rebates?
After each purchase you make during the month, submit the information from your receipt online. Continue to submit until the end of the qualifying dates (usually the end of the month). Your rebate total will continue to increase after each receipt entered and will be broken down per item. After submitting your receipts, there is usually about a 48 hour wait period until your rebates will show up.  You only have to submit your information online, you do not have to send in your receipt.  This means you can sometimes “double dip” with a mail-in rebate that does require an original receipt.

What do I do if my account shows an item doesn’t qualify and I know it was correct?
If something does not show up, first double check that you purchased the correct item by type and size and that it was purchased within the correct time period. If everything looks correct, check here for more information.

How do I request my rebate check?
At the end of the month, request your rebate check by simply pressing a button. Make sure to request only at the end of the month and you can only submit once. If you request it too early, either before making purchases or before entering a receipt, it is too late. You will receive a check in the mail in about 3-4 weeks.  Several times a month, there will be offers from different companies that are still included in the Single Check Rebate program.  For example, Proctor & Gamble will offer a gift card or a coupon booklet or Kimberly Clark will offer a free pack of Huggies diapers.  These offers generally have to be requested separately, but as soon as you qualify, you can request them instead of waiting until the end of the month.

Tips and miscellaneous information:
* Make sure you purchase the correct item (size and type) and within the correct time period.  If you buy the correct item but in the wrong size, you will not qualify for the rebate.

* You can use a coupon with a Single Check Rebate item.  If an item is priced at $7.99 and has an available rebate of $7.99, you can use any coupon on that item and still receive the full rebate.  You can even use a “free” coupon, meaning you will pay nothing for the item, but will still receive a full rebate.

* Even if an item is free after rebate, you will still pay the applicable tax.

* Don’t rush out and buy an item at the beginning of the month just because it has a qualifying rebate.  If there is a rebate on an item, sometime during that rebate period the item will be featured on sale.  If you buy it at full price, you won’t be maximizing your savings.  Watch coupon blogs for the best sale/coupon/rebate match ups.  We’re here to do the work for you!

RITE AID VIDEO VALUES

Another cool program from Rite Aid! Sign up or find more information here. Once you have signed up, you can start watching videos to earn credits. Each video is worth at least one credit and you will receive a Rite Aid coupon that can be stacked with a manufacturer coupon for even more savings. Once you reach 20 credits, you can print a coupon for $4 off any $20 purchase at Rite Aid. You can print your coupons all at once or only as you need them. The videos are anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes and are basically a commercial for different products. Very easy and a simple way to maximize your savings!

I emailed Rite Aid and asked for clarification on using a Video Values coupon with a manufacturer coupon.  The response I received stated that Video Values coupons are considered Rite Aid coupons, therefore can be stacked with manufacturer coupons.


DOLLAR OFF TOTAL PURCHASE COUPONS

Rite Aid offers several coupons throughout the year that offer a certain dollar amount off your purchase over a certain dollar amount. The most common coupon I have seen is for $5 off a $25 purchase, which has been released as PDFs by Rite Aid or are available on coupons.com. You can also use your Video Values coupons for the same purpose. According to their coupon policy, your total has to be $25 or $20 before any manufacturer coupons. The coupon can be scanned at the end or beginning of your transaction, but should always be accepted. These can be used to maximize your savings, as they can be combined with a purchase of many free after rebate items.

+UP REWARDS 

There are two kinds of +UP Rewards coupons.  They will both print at the bottom of your receipt.  The first kind are just generic dollar off coupons, such as $1 off $10 or more shaving accessory purchase.  The second kind print after your purchase of specific qualifying items.  For example:  Purchase two Old Spice Red Zone body washes for $4 each, receive $3 +UP Reward.  You can use coupons to bring down your total out of pocket cost for the initial items and still receive your +UP Reward.  Super easy! 

WELLNESS+ REWARDS PROGRAM 

Rite Aid Wellness+ official press release 

Rite Aid has been offering their Wellness+ program in select markets and is now rolling it out to all areas!  Go here to sign up now and you will be mailed a Wellness+ discount card.  You will also be able to print a $5 off $25 purchase coupon.  

When you shop with your Wellness+ card, you will receive one point for every dollar you spend.  Earn 25 points for every prescription purchased.  (Your points are accrued during one calendar year) 

For every 125 points (maximum of 375), you will receive a one-time shopping pass for 10% off your purchase. 

When you reach 500 points, you will receive 10% off all non-prescription purchases and a free health screening. 

When you reach 1000 points, you will receive 20% off all non-prescription purchases.

EVERYDAY BENEFITS  

* Members-only sale pricing throughout the store
* 10% off all Rite Aid brand products every day
* Printable coupons with awesome offers for members only
* Wellness+ coupons printed on the bottom of your receipts 

Your Wellness+ coupons are store coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer coupons or even more savings.  The best part about these coupons is that they are not brand specific the majority of the time.  For example, I have used a $2 off $2.99 or more cosmetic purchase coupon and a $1 off $1.99 or more pain relief purchase coupon.


 

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RITE AID 101

by Melody on January 3, 2010


Rite Aid is an amazing store to shop! Once you read this and do a couple of transactions on your own, you’ll be a pro, it’s that easy! First of all, find a store that you are comfortable with. You want a store with employees willing to help out and answer questions and that is always well stocked.

RITE AID COUPON POLICY

Rite Aid has released a very clear coupon policy online, addressing many coupon issues, including the use of internet coupons, multiple coupons, etc. I suggest printing a copy of this short policy and keeping it with you, just in case you run into a cashier who isn’t sure of the policy. You can find a copy here.

SINGLE CHECK REBATES

What is a Single Check Rebate (SCR)?
Rite Aid has an incredible rebate program. Each month, they publish a booklet containing all the qualifying rebate items, including which dates they are good for. Some are good for only a certain week, some are good all month. You can also view all available rebates here. All you have to do is sign up here for the program. Purchase qualifying items and submit your receipts online, so easy!

If an item has an available rebate, when should I buy it?
In each weekly Rite Aid ad, they will indicate certain items that qualify for rebates. If you see something in the booklet you are interested in, chances are, sometime that month, it will be featured, either at a reduced price or completely free after rebate. For example, if an item is $2.99, but eligible for a rebate of $2.99, the item will be totally free. The best part is that you can combine this sale with a manufacturer coupon and actually make money.

How do I submit for my rebates?
After each purchase you make during the month, submit the information from your receipt online. Continue to submit until the end of the qualifying dates (usually the end of the month). Your rebate total will continue to increase after each receipt entered and will be broken down per item. After submitting your receipts, there is usually about a 48 hour wait period until your rebates will show up.  You only have to submit your information online, you do not have to send in your receipt.  This means you can sometimes “double dip” with a mail-in rebate that does require an original receipt.

What do I do if my account shows an item doesn’t qualify and I know it was correct?
If something does not show up, first double check that you purchased the correct item by type and size and that it was purchased within the correct time period. If everything looks correct, check here for more information.

How do I request my rebate check?
At the end of the month, request your rebate check by simply pressing a button. Make sure to request only at the end of the month and you can only submit once. If you request it too early, either before making purchases or before entering a receipt, it is too late. You will receive a check in the mail in about 3-4 weeks.

Several times a month, there will be offers from different companies that are still included in the Single Check Rebate program.  For example, Proctor & Gamble will offer a gift card or a coupon booklet or Kimberly Clark will offer a free pack of Huggies diapers.  These offers generally have to be requested separately, but as soon as you qualify, you can request them instead of waiting until the end of the month.

Tips and miscellaneous information:
* Make sure you purchase the correct item (size and type) and within the correct time period.  If you buy the correct item but in the wrong size, you will not qualify for the rebate.

* You can use a coupon with a Single Check Rebate item.  If an item is priced at $7.99 and has an available rebate of $7.99, you can use any coupon on that item and still receive the full rebate.  You can even use a “free” coupon, meaning you will pay nothing for the item, but will still receive a full rebate.

* Even if an item is free after rebate, you will still pay the applicable tax.

* Don’t rush out and buy an item at the beginning of the month just because it has a qualifying rebate.  If there is a rebate on an item, sometime during that rebate period the item will be featured on sale.  If you buy it at full price, you won’t be maximizing your savings.  Watch coupon blogs for the best sale/coupon/rebate match ups.  We’re here to do the work for you!



RITE AID VIDEO VALUES

Sign up or find more information here

Once you have signed up, you can start watching videos to earn credits. Each video is worth at least one credit and you will receive a Rite Aid coupon that can be stacked with a manufacturer coupon for even more savings. You can print your coupons all at once or only as you need them. The videos are anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes and are basically a commercial for different products. Very easy and a simple way to maximize your savings!

I emailed Rite Aid and asked for clarification on using a Video Values coupon with a manufacturer coupon.  The response I received stated that Video Values coupons are considered Rite Aid coupons, therefore can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. 


DOLLAR OFF TOTAL PURCHASE COUPONS

Rite Aid has been offering a $3 off $15 or more purchase when you complete a short survey, using a code that can be found on some receipts.  According to their coupon policy, your total has to be $15 before any manufacturer coupons. The coupon can be scanned at the end or beginning of your transaction, but should always be accepted. These can be used to maximize your savings, as they can be combined with a purchase of many free after rebate items.

+UP REWARDS 

+UP Rewards are coupons that print at the bottom of your receipt after qualifying purchases.  You can use these coupons on your next visit or next transaction.  For example: Buy Crest toothpaste at $2.99, receive $2.99 +UP Reward.  You will pay $2.99 initially out of pocket, but you can now turn around and use your +UP Reward on your next purchase of $2.99 or more.


You can also use a coupon on an +UP Reward item purchase.  For example, if you used a $1/1 Crest toothpaste coupon on the scenario above, you would pay $1.99 out of pocket, but still receive a $2.99 +UP Reward.  Essentially, you made a profit of $1.


There are also running +UP Reward promos.  For example: Spend $25 on qualifying products, get $10 +UP Reward.  You do not have to buy $25 in products on a single receipt.  Your total will be tracked at the bottom of your receipt and your reward will print when the final qualifying purchase is made.



WELLNESS+ REWARDS PROGRAM 

Rite Aid Wellness+ official press release 

Rite Aid has been offering their Wellness+ program in select markets and is now rolling it out to all areas!  Go here to sign up now and you will be mailed a Wellness+ discount card or you can sign up easily in store. 

When you shop with your Wellness+ card, you will receive one point for every dollar you spend.  Earn 25 points for every prescription purchased.  (Your points are accrued during one calendar year) 

For every 125 points (maximum of 375), you will receive a one-time shopping pass for 10% off your purchase. 

When you reach 500 points, you will receive 10% off all non-prescription purchases and a free health screening. 

When you reach 1000 points, you will receive 20% off all non-prescription purchases.

EVERYDAY BENEFITS  

* Members-only sale pricing throughout the store
* 10% off all Rite Aid brand products every day
* Printable coupons with awesome offers for members only
* Wellness+ coupons printed on the bottom of your receipts 

You can also check out I Heart Rite Aid, she has most of the weekly ad scans posted at least a few weeks out.  I try to post the deals as soon as possible, but you can always check yourself if you are looking for a specific product.

Happy shopping!


 

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