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Rite Aid: Game of Life Promotion

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 2, 2010 · 249 comments


As if the great deals at Rite Aid aren't incentive enough to shop there, now they're offering this new Game of Life promotion, making shopping even more fun.

You'll earn game tickets every time you shop through February 27th, as well as bonus game tickets when you purchase any of these specially-marked products. Paste them on the gameboard found here, and you win when you complete a section. Plus there are over 900,000 instant win prizes!

Win anything from a Rite Aid Gift Card, to a 2010 Infiniti convertible, to a quarter-of-a-million dollars toward your home mortgage. Find a complete list of prizes here.

I'd sure love to hear about some Deal Seeking Mom readers winning big with this offer, so please come back and leave a comment sharing your successes if you do!

Thanks, The Frugal Find!

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1 Kathye March 1, 2010 at 1:53 pm

What is a s and a 1 as one number..I have those?

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2 chelsea March 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm

is it for the cruise? if it is than you need the s2 for that but i have that too. i thought for sure id win something with 50 cards lol but i was way wrong

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3 Wendy March 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm

This story of mine really takes the cake and I am seriously thinking about contacting Rite Aid Headquarters. Sunday (2/28/2010) one day AFTER the game ended I still had some pieces that were instant wins and so I went into the Hudson MA place and attempted to get the tickets. It was only about 20 and I KNEW the game was over on 2/27/2010 but I thought I would try anyway.

So anyway, I went into the store and tried to redeem the tickets and the clerk said "Oh, that game was over yesterday" and I proceeded to tell her that I know that but some of the other ones were still passing tickets out if they had them until they were gone. She then told me again "Well, the game was over yesterday and we got rid of any remaining ones". I asked her what exactly got rid of meant. She said they were thrown away. Well, I really don't want to make it seem like I am going to go totally psycho over a game, but there is potential for lots of money. Chances are the tickets are just more common tickets, but for her to state that they just threw them away really rubbed me the wrong way. What if one of them does have a rare piece or an instant winner???

I know for a fact that there was someone who won the instant winner convertible at the Rite Aid in Methuen MA as the manager of the Marlborough MA (boy, I'm knowing more about rite aid than I need to know but that is how much this crazy game has consumed me....sure it is about the money, but also about the challenge of being able to locate these tickets) told me so.

Are there any thoughts from anyone else in the forum regarding this. It just seems so crazy that they would throw them out instead of handing them out to customers who are playing.

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4 judy March 1, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I just want you to know that this was a frustrating life game. I was given over 250 extra tickets by employees the last two days for nothing. I understood they were just trying to get rid of them, for the coupon winnings, to keep our business. It was aggrivating going through this anyways but at least I didn't have to purchase the stuff I didn't need to get those extra tickets. The truth came out when I opened all of those tickets, the winning numbers were spread so far apart through other states that it made it difficult. I personally think this was a deliberate state of mind by Rite Aid, its all a money deal. When I started searching on the web ,is when I realized which states had what and the pattern seem to stick. It's how they made money and it left us with some awesome 25 cent coupons.

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5 Amber March 1, 2010 at 11:11 pm

I agree. I won a five dollar and three two dollars and a couple of free products. I also got a #14 and 18, but have yet to find anyone with 15 or 20. Anyone have those?

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6 kja March 1, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Wendy, don't feel too ruffled about their throwing out leftover tickets. I may have you all beat in terms of trying to win this silly thing. On Friday Rite Aid employees said they were told they had to give all tix away, so one store gave me a HUGE pile when I told him I'd take whatever he had to give. He gave me just over 370 tickets; I told my sister & bro-in-law who went to the same store and picked up almost 320. I'll save you the story of my odyssey this weekend, but I figured I'd darn sure win something with that many tickets, so I kept hitting store after store.
Here's the sad part - among the 3 of us, we opened over 3,100 tickets - no, I'm not kidding! Clearly I had no life this weekend! We won nothing on the board game. Here's the pitiful sum of what we won in instant winners:
- $2.00 cash
- $5.00 cash
- 2 liter bottle Sunkist
- 1 hair scrunchy
- 1 150-minute phone card
- 1 4-pack ballpoint pens
- 1 Riceworks snack
- 10 4x6 prints
Now THAT is sad! Hope springs eternal.......!

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7 Jessica Sears March 3, 2010 at 12:18 am

Hi there would anybody like to start a classaction lawsuite, i bet you that there was not one big winner of the big prizes. this was just a lure to get more peopole to shop their and they had no intention of giving out those pieces. i am pissed off and the game is over now so what the hell! I really got in to this with a lot of hope, traded pieces, and nothing and I know we all fell we got ripped off, i wasted alot of money just for those tickets. Nowe i got a sure plus of makeup and everything else that was a promotional item. I'm sure that they broke a law if they never had the intention of a customer winning.

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8 Jessica Sears March 3, 2010 at 12:19 am

and another thing i bet boone even won the cruises huh?

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9 Carl March 3, 2010 at 4:24 pm

hi,

I am very upset, I stopped at three Rite Aid stores daily from the start. I had 6 to 10 tickets daily with one $5.00 winner out of hundreds.
At each store I got to know the employees and asked if anyone had any winners. "NO" was the answer. Only two free tickets and a few free products.
I will be very interested in the cruise contest, will anyone ever win?

I do think this was a scam and should be checked out!

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10 CC March 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I have two rare pieces. Rogaine Marker 14 and Tide Marker 6. I am interested in splitting the prize if someone has marker 1 and/or marker 18. Reply to this with your email if interested.

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11 kja March 3, 2010 at 11:50 pm

CC - I do have 17, 18, 19 - only helpful if you have 20 - do you? Kallvin@juno.com

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12 Julie March 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Hi-I AM 1 away from 25k or 10 k makeovers.
will split if you have 15 or 20. Please e-mail me and we can work something out. I have worked hard at this and I'm sure you have too!
email:jederr@peoplepc.com

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13 Julie March 4, 2010 at 9:11 pm

CC-I have 18, PLeae see my e-mail above!

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14 Linda March 4, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I sent a SASE to the Rite Aid headquarters for a list of the winners (over $600). Since people can claim prizes until March 31,2010, it may be awhile before I receive the results. But I REALLY want to know if anyone won this crummy game. Linda

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15 dean March 5, 2010 at 12:01 am

i have #18 who needs it i need #20 #29 #35 #26 #22 #23 lets split it

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16 Melinda March 5, 2010 at 5:49 am

Hey. I won the 250 dollar gift card. After the stores were giving away the free tickets is when I got the Sunkist one. But I agree the big prizes no one can win. Although the manager said that they have to give out all the prizes because thats what they advertised. She said it is illegal if they dont or they would have to have a second chance drawing. I think we should file a complaint this is ridiculous, I have opened approx 5,000 tickets and have saved them all. Alot of cheap instant wins.

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17 Julie March 5, 2010 at 9:21 am

Still waiting for someone with 15 or 20 for a win/split.
jederr@peoplepc.com. I am persistant that is for sure!

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18 Julie March 5, 2010 at 9:39 am

Looking for 15 or 20 still.........

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19 Linda March 5, 2010 at 10:23 am

The official rules say any unclaimed prizes are forfeited, so they are NOT having a second chance drawing. Is this legal? I have #23, but #22 seems to be non-existent.

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20 Kathryn March 5, 2010 at 10:53 am

With all of u who have the rare pieces, how come noone on this site has won a big prize, or have you?? I have seen some of us say we have all but one number to win a big prize, and someone else say they have that missing piece and both willing to split..what happened guys? Did any 2 people get it together and claim a prize??!!!! I sure hope so..
Also..what about the rest of the public who just took tickets and threw them away..if there was only a few #1's anyway, it's a good chance Rite Aid saved ALOT of money not having ANYONE claim these prizes because they were thrown out by nonplaying customers or just not handed in..correct anyone?? They sure did gain alot of customers!

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21 Allan March 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I need # 6..willing to split prize if you have it..

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22 Stefanie March 7, 2010 at 4:27 am

I have #6 and #11 pieces. If anyone has either #1 and/or #8, e-mail me at familyfarmers@yahoo.com (We can possibly make a deal?)

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23 SW March 7, 2010 at 4:28 am

I do agree that it seems like there aren't any winning tickets. I have opnened at least 2,000 tickets myself and keep thinking I'm boung to see a #1 or #8 soon. But if you think about it, there are literally only a few of those "winning" numbers - out of 190 MILLION tickets (that's how many tickets were printed/distributed). On Rite Aid's website, there is a list of winners so far (http://content.riteaid.com/gameoflife/GameOfLifeCustomerWinners.pdf). It seems to be updated about once a week. So far there has been 1 winner of the $25,000 and 1 winner of the $10,000, but no winners of the $250,000 or the car/$50,000. And they also show about 17 winners of the Wii/$400 so far (out of 200 that were supposedly available). They also show 2 cruise winners have been drawn on all the drawing dates so far (with more dates coming - up until April 1st - they'll draw 2 more cruise winners per drawing date until then). But like "Linda" said above, the rules DO say that they don't have to make sure all prizes are claimed. So there's not likely anything that can be done such as class-action suits.

I've seen people selling unopened tickets on e-bay. I wondered if those people have some way of telling if those tickets don't contain the rare pieces or that they aren't instant winners. I just find it hard to believe they would be selling unopened tickets that could have a $50,000 instant winner (the car) or some other major instant-win prize. The tickets do have a code on the outside of them. Do you think that there's some way to look up the contents by those numbers? Maybe these e-bay sellers have some inside scoop (ie. they work for Rite Aid headquarters?).... I'm just skepitical.

On a happier note, I did finally find the rare #6 piece and the #11 but not the matching #1 and/or #8 to create a winning combination. But I keep getting big handfuls of tickets every day at my local Rite Aid... they say they're going to keep handing them out until they're all gone.

When I ask for tickets at the store, the clerks always say that I can have a handful, but mention that "the game was over at the end of February". I've noticed that the kids working there (clerks) don't realize that prizes can be claimed until the end of March. When I mention it, they just say "oh, really?". You'd think that they would educate their employees better.

I understand that most of you who have left comments so far are upset or mad about this whole game... feeling or believing that you should have won something, having opened hundreds (even thousands) of tickets. I feel the same way, only it's more frustration than being mad. We have to realize that there's only 36 prizes that are $10,00o and higher... out of the 190 MILLION tickets distributed. (2 of the $250,000 --- 7 of the $50,000/car --- 11 of the $25,000 --- 16 of the $10,000 ) Those are HUGE odds. Our mere few hundred or few thousand tickets are still hardly anything to that. There are only TWO of those #1 Duracel battery marker pieces out there. There are only 6 of the #8 piece out there (to win the car) and ONE of the "instant win" tickets for the car .

If you're wondering where I get all these details, check out http://www5.riteaid.com/game-of-life

Good luck everyone!

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24 Julie March 7, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Looking for number 15 or 20 for a split email above

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25 Julie March 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Nobody has contacted me yet several people say they have 15 or 20?

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26 brian March 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm

how do win at this game i have 3 game pieces for the $400.00 NINTENDI Wii game piece NUMBERS 30,31,32 how many do you need to win anyone know i cant figure out how to get a game board can anyone email me one.

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27 Dalton March 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I am an employee at Rite Aid! Listen we are just doing our job. We got an E-Mail to get rid of them and we did. If there is an instant winner in the ones thrown away! Then thats the point. The company got to finish the game without having to give away the prizes that were advertised! Its called marketing, learn it!

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28 Ada March 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I think the whole thing was a scam. Even the people who work at rite aid in the town where I live have no idea who won. They think nobody did and that is not fair. I know it is not the employee fault it's the higher up and that makes me mad. This seems like false advertising to me. What can we do about this?

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29 SL March 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I have rare numbers 6, 18 and 23. I need 1, 20 and 22.
Anyone wanting to go 50/50 split please contact me. :)
celestite_sd@yahoo.com

Thanks!
SL

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30 cathy March 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I have rare number 6

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31 CATHY from Green, OH March 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Listen friends, #6 cannot be that rare if so many of you are reporting having it. There is usually just one that completes the winning combination. Also, I have heard that the winners of prizes had all of the required pieces all on one gamepiece. I like that. It would make it that much easier to identify winning something.

Ada, the workers don't know who wins. The sweepstakes/promotion agency is the company that handles the sweepstakes for Rite-Aid. If you win a huge prize, you don't go to Rite-Aid to collect it. Usually, we, the sweepstakes players, know more about the contest than the clerks or mgrs. at the store.

Personally, I don't care for these "games" at all. Who has time to rip apart their teeny tiny game pieces, not me.

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32 Linda March 12, 2010 at 3:10 am

I won $1,000 and I am sending in my prize claim form today (03-12-2010). I am in Marietta, Georgia. I do not know where I got the winner. I opened them all at the same time. Also, I would like to see a list of the winners.

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33 Dana March 12, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Allan, I have #6. Email me. mcbethpd@yahoo.com

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34 Amanda March 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I have ALOT of them left, nothing won for me but I'll mail them to someone who wants them. Feels like a shame to just toss them. I do not have 1,6,8,11,14,15,18,20,22,23,26,28,29,35,39,42,46,47,52 so please don't ask. I'll just seal up in an envelope and ship out. Thanks!

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35 jd March 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I have marker numbers:

6
11
14
18
23

I can be reached at jditoro2000@yahoo.com if interested.

Good luck!

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36 Linda March 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I have all the makers except 1,8,15,20,22,29,35,42,46,47,52. Each one is the only one I do not have for that individual prize. They must be the key pieces.

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37 Marissa March 17, 2010 at 1:01 am

Linda ,
Please contact me, together WE have it all filled in. What you dont have I do. Email me at mkiddyrn@ yahoo.com and lets split!
mkiddyrn@yahoo.com

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38 Dianna March 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I have all except 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 26, 29, 35, 39, 42, 46, 47, 52, 8, 11, 1, 6. I have 23 if anyone has the 22 we can split the $5000 cash. Linda do you have a 26?

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39 Dianna March 17, 2010 at 9:52 pm
40 Linda March 18, 2010 at 1:17 am

I am missing #1 (250,000), 8 (car),15 (kitchen), 20 (10,000) ,22 (5,000),26 (1,000)
29 (wii), 35 (250),39 (100),42 (50),46 (50),47 (20),52 (20). I used my #26 to win a 1,000 /only 125 of the #26 were printed. Rite Aid told me that only the number of winning pieces were distributed nationally as the number of each prize available. I was afraid it was a first come first win deal. They also said that one person could win more than one prize. I think I am missing the key pieces for each prize. If anyone finds them, they will not need help from anybody. But, let me know if I can help. Good Luck, Linda

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41 Jim M. March 18, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Hey Allen,

I have a 6.

E-mail me at joyfulmw@sev.org

Jim M.

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42 Stephanie March 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Uggggghhh....I never get into gambling, lottery, silly games but I got into this one.....at first I just threw the game tickets away - I would go with my daughter to the Rite Aid while my other daughter was in acting class to waste time....it was the only nice building in the area. I usually go to Wal-mart, CVS and will continue after this game.......what a sucker I am......I have opened over 6-7,000 tickets and have them all in my home...my kids have helped and I have wasted a lot of time.....won a blood pressure machine at $90, tissue for the nose and rear (Lots) band-aids, shampoo lots and lots of other tiny things and paid taxes on it. One store in Charlotte, NC was giving me 10 tickets per instant win rite aid (the 2 instant win coupons) and I would walk away with 500-1000 tickets at a time after the Feb. 27-28 deadline. SC still is giving out tickets in Rock Hill and Fort Mill but they very strict and only give a couple - I mean come on people GET RID OF THE TICKETS.....this is a total scam and I was in it to win it......when I was in Atlanta I stopped at stores there just to have a game plan....what a sucker!! I guess Rite Aid won in the end.....I feel duped!! I know the odds, etc, etc. But they should have guaranteed winners, second chance drawings so somebody would win.....I will never go to Rite Aid or play there stupid silly games again.......and no. 6, 11, 14, 23 are not rare - I have tons of them.....the rare and the 1, 8, 15, 22 - those are the ones I pay attention to.......I have one away for every prize....c'est la vie.....now I'm going to enjoy my life and stop the nonsense of this game of life that is a total scam but kudos to Rite Aid....for a short term gain.....no long term gain for this customer......
Feel free to comment and ask questions to stephanie.sorenson@live.com......I was truly the Rite Aid Game of Life Warrior Woman......I had BIG plans.......funny huh?

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43 Julie March 21, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Hi-
Time is running out-Do you have 15 0r 20 for a 50% SPLIT.
I am hopeful! My email: jederr@peoplepc.com. Let's win!

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44 Julie March 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm

15 0r 20 for a 50 percent split. jederr@peoplepc.com

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45 Jim Moriarty March 21, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I have # 6 and am willing to split the prize if anyone has # 1.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT.....Jim M.

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46 Julie March 22, 2010 at 8:17 pm

CC -I HAVE 18 FOR A 50/50 SPLIT. E-MAIL: jederr@peoplepc.com

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47 MS. E. March 23, 2010 at 3:14 am

If anyone needs any of these let me know.
- 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9
-10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19
- 21, 24, 25, 27, 28
- 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38
- 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 48, 49
- 50, 51

Found them in my bag after leaving rite aid and just spent a couple hrs organizing them. There are at least several of each number so if you need one of them, don't worry.

Not really sure what it's about as I don't typically go to rite aid but good luck to you all!

honibee333@yahoo.com

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48 Tanner March 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm

I've opened over 4,000 tickets so far and what happens is you'll get some instant cash coupons, some store products and the semi-rare pieces of 06, 11, 14, 18 and 23....

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49 Virgel April 28, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Guess what, my sister just called me from California, and she was all excited. Our little sister just won one of the Rite Aid Cruises, in this contest. She will get a cruise for 4 people. So there are winners after all. Maybe I'd best enter my Albertson's cruise entries, lol.

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