This week, Rite Aid introduced another new program nationwide called the +UP Reward program. If you shop at CVS, the program appears to be a lot like the CVS ECB's program. Here's how it works:
- Each week, Rite Aid will list items in the ad that qualify for +UP Rewards. There should also be a shelf tag next to the item specifying the +UP Reward (similar to the SCR tags).
- You will need to use your Wellness+ card to get the +UP Reward (and to redeem the reward).
- The +UP Reward will print on the bottom of your receipt (see picture above) when you purchase the specific item/quantity. From what I understand, you do not need to purchase all the items in one transaction to qualify for the +UP Reward. The reward will print once the quantity needed is purchased.
- You can use your +UP Reward to pay for your next purchase. From what I understand, they will not adjust the reward down and there is no overage allowed, so you will need to purchase filler items to avoid overage.
- There is a limit of 1 +UP Reward per item per transaction. Meaning, this week you could get the Duracell and Old Spice +UP Reward in one transaction, but you cannot get 2 Old Spice +UP Rewards in one transaction.
- The +UP Rewards are appearing to roll. Meaning, you could use the Old Spice +UP Reward to purchase more Old Spice and still receive another +UP Reward.
- At this time, there does not appear to be a limit on the number of times you can get a +UP Reward for an item in separate transactions. This may change in the future as Rite Aid refines the program.
- The +UP Rewards that I earned today both expire 2 weeks from the last day of the sale (Saturday). So, if you shop towards the beginning of the week, you have almost 3 weeks to use your +UP Reward.
- Since the program is new, there may be kinks in the system. Be vigilant that your +UP Rewards are printing and that they are actually being deducted from your total when you redeem them. I had an issue with redeeming my coupon today, due to a system problem. The manager had to push it through, but if I hadn't noticed, I would have lost the $4 reward since the cashier thought it scanned and put it in the drawer.
- As of right now, Rite Aid still has the SCR program. However, it is still to be seen if they phase out the SCR program in favor of the +UP Rewards program.
Have you shopped at Rite Aid since they introduced the new +UP Rewards program? What do you think? Do you have anything to add or any questions?
Corrie from "Cents"Able Momma is the Deal Seeking Mom Store Expert for Rite Aid. At "Cents"Able Momma, she helps others be "able" to save their "cents" by sharing great deals, coupons, freebies, money saving tips, and even a few methods to earn a little extra money.