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Rite Aid: Updated Coupon Policy

by Corrie @ Centsable Momma on August 4, 2010 · 8 comments

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Rite Aid has updated their coupon policy, which will hopefully help with any coupon issues you've been having since the introduction of the +UP Reward program.

Rite Aid gladly accepts the following coupon types as detailed in the coupon acceptance guidelines listed below:

:: Coupon Types

Manufacturer Coupons

  • Manufacturer coupons are found in newspapers, magazines and even affixed to products. The UPC on these coupons begins with a "5."

Rite Aid Manufacturer Coupons

  • Rite Aid Manufacturer coupons generally appear in our weekly circular, on our website and are sent to customers via e-mail. These coupons are labeled "manufacturer coupon" and have a UPC that begins with "49."

Rite Aid Valuable Coupons

  • Rite Aid coupons are labeled "variable coupon" and have a UPC that begins with "48."

Internet/Print at Home coupons

  • Rite Aid will accept Internet/ print at home coupons up to The equivalent value of $5.00 off.
  • A Rite Aid coupon (with the Rite Aid logo) is NOT considered an Internet coupon (even if printed off the Internet) and is therefore not subject to the $5.00 maximum.

+UP Reward Coupons

  • +UP Reward coupons are special coupons earned by a customer in a prior purchase that can be used for any nonprescription purchase with a small number of exclusions that are listed on the +UP coupon. Multiple +UP coupons can be used (subject to the printed exclusions) up to the amount of purchase before sales tax.

Buy One, Get One Free

  • We accept two coupons for the purchase of two items that are on Buy One, Get One Free Promotion.
  • We accept a Buy One, Get One Free Coupon with an item that is in our flyer as Buy One, Get One Free, meaning both items are free. The cash register will compute any sales tax due, which varies by state law.

Total Purchase Coupons

  • Rite Aid may feature total purchase coupons which discount the total purchase amount based upon meeting specific requirements. For example, $5 off a 525 purchase price threshold coupon.
  • These coupons are accepted under the Following conditions:
    • The coupon is valid and in date: only one total purchase coupon per transaction.
    • Total purchase equals or exceeds $25 before tax (before any coupons are applied).
    • Coupons for individual items can also be used including another "48" coupon that is tied to an item in the transaction.
    • Provided the total of items purchased is equal to or greater than the purchase requirement, other coupons can be used in conjunction with the total purchase coupon.

:: Acceptance Guidelines

General Guidelines:

  • Coupons must be valid and in date; Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Register will validate coupon through scanning or keyed entry of the coupon UPC number.
  • In the event that any item's selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Rite Aid will accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is allowed.
  • When making a return for a product that had a coupon attached, Rite Aid cannot refund cash for the value of the coupon and cannot return the coupon that was used.
  • Rite Aid reserves the right to not accept any coupon where the validity or the coupon cannot be established.

Multiple Coupons

  • More than one coupon can be used on the purchase of a single item under the following conditions:
  • All coupons match the item being purchased.
  • The total of the coupons is equal to or less than the selling price of the item before sales tax.
  • No more than one "48" Rite Aid valuable coupon, one "49" Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon, and one "5"manufacturer coupon can be used on a single item.
  • Rite Aid may accept multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager's sole discretion.

*revised August 2010

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.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ladette August 4, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Hi! Where can I print this off (and prove that it's from Rite-Aid)? I would like to be able to use it in our local store. Also, is there something like this for CVS?


2 Rhonda August 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm

At the very top of this page right above the Rite Aid label, there is a space marked "print this post." It will give you a printable page and the prompt to print.


3 Rebecca August 4, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Wow! I'm so thrilled with RA's leadership in printing a clear and easy to understand coupon policy! Great job RA! I love you anyways but hey, you're setting an awesome example of how a store should behave towards coupon users. :D

The only thing I (still) have issue with is this:

"When making a return for a product that had a coupon attached, Rite Aid cannot refund cash for the value of the coupon and cannot return the coupon that was used."

I understand that you don't want to give us the cash but aren't you getting reimbursed for the use of that coupon?!?!?! Also, if I just purchased the item because I thought it would give me a +Up reward but then realized it was the wrong size or some such error, and I want to purchase the correct size, why can't the cashier give it back? It is one of the few things that I find frustrating about RA's policy. Wags & CVS will return the item and give you the cash value of the coupon since they will be getting reimbursed from the manf. The only thing I can figure is some people could/would take advantage of the situation but there are times that it should be allowed, like when the purchase just happened. Just give me back my high $ coupons please! Lol.

Thanks Tara!!! :D


4 Jakayla September 25, 2011 at 3:16 am

I actlulay found this more entertaining than James Joyce.


5 Denise August 5, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I love Rite Aid.


6 Nicole September 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I just wanted to let someone know that they changed some of the coupon policy in May 2011.... you can no longer use a buy one, get one free coupon with a buy, one get one promotion. I didn't know who to contact about this. =(


7 Corrie @ "Cents"able Momma September 30, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Yes - here's the updated Rite Aid coupon policy -


8 claudine December 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

Here's a link to the updated Rite Aid coupon policy (April 2012).


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