by Melody on March 25, 2010

I have received several comments and emails recently with question’s about Rite Aid’s coupon policy.  I wanted to touch on a few points to clarify some things.

First things first, go here to check out a copy of their official policy.  You can find this in my Rite Aid 101 post here as well.  This is a very clear and easy to read policy and my best suggestion is to print it out and carry it with you.  Even with this coupon policy out there for everyone to see, it still seems that there are stores and managers who either don’t know the policy or have a different interpretation.

A few things that are addressed:

* You can use an in-ad coupon AND a manufacturer coupon together, even though they both say “manufacturer coupon” on them.  

* You can use a BOGO coupon on two items that are on sale BOGO.  Essentially, this makes both items free, but the store is offering one free and the manufacturer will pay for the other.  You will pay any applicable tax.  You can also use one coupon per item on a BOGO sale, even on the second free item.

* If you have a “total purchase” coupon (ie $5 off $25), this will be applied BEFORE any other manufacturer coupons.

There are a few things that aren’t cleared up in the policy that have come up recently.  I sent an email to Rite Aid asking for clarification and here is the information I received:

* Rite Aid’s Video Values coupons are considered “Rite Aid” coupons, therefore CAN be stacked with a manufacturer coupon. I know this has been an issue for several people and there are still stores in our area that won’t allow it, so I’m excited to have this information!

* Two coupons maximum per item.  This means you can not stack an in-ad coupon, a Video Values coupon and a manufacturer coupon together.  You must choose either the in-ad coupon or the Video Values coupon, as they are both considered store coupons.

I hope this clears things up for those of you who have been having trouble.  I would be happy to send a copy of the email I received to anyone who wants to print it out.  Send me your request to beautifulfrugallife@gmail.com.  If you are having particular trouble, you may want to email them yourself, ask them for the official policy and let them know what store has been giving you a hard time.  

Good luck and happy shopping! 

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