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Rite Aid: Updated Coupon Policy (May 2011)

by Corrie @ Centsable Momma on May 26, 2011 · 8 comments

Rite Aid Deals

Rite Aid has updated their coupon policy, with the biggest changes being the B1G1 FREE coupon acceptance policy and the number of like-coupons allowed.

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 email.  These coupons are labeled “manufacturer coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “49.”

Rite Aid Valuable Coupons

  • Rite Aid coupons are labeled “Valuable 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 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 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

  • Rite Aid accepts Buy One, Get One Free coupons, however only one coupon can be used for each pair of items purchased. A customer can use one “cents off” coupon in conjunction with the item they are purchasing on a Buy One, Get One Free promotion (or with a Buy One Get One Free coupon), although the value of the cents off coupon cannot exceed the selling price of the item.
  • Buy One Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One Get One Free promotion.

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 $25 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 up to 4 identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager’s sole discretion.

*revised May 2011

Thanks For the Mommas!

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.

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Rite Aid: Updated Coupon Policy

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

Rite Aid Deals

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.

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Rite Aid: Wellness+ Rewards Card + $5/$25 Coupon

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 25, 2010 · 5 comments

Rite Aid Wellness+ Rewards CardHave you registered for a Wellness+ Rewards Card at Rite Aid yet? Register today and print a $5/$25 coupon!

Online Benefits

  • Members-only sale pricing
  • 10% off Rite Aid Brand products every day
  • 24/7 access to a pharmacist at 1-800-RITEAID

Everyday Benefits

  • Get reward points when you shop at a Rite Aid Pharmacy
  • Earn up to 20% off non-prescription purchases
  • FREE health screenings

Additional Benefits

  • Special member-only offers, discounts and coupons
  • Valuable health and wellness information, one stop prescription management
  • Online tracking of your wellness+ reward status and points

Read more about how points are earned and calculated.

Do you have a Wellness+ Rewards Card yet?

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How Does Rite Aid’s SCR Program Work?

by Corrie @ Centsable Momma on April 15, 2010 · 13 comments

Rite Aid Deals

Corrie from "Centsable" 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.

Over the years, I have saved a lot of money on household goods at Rite Aid with their SCR program.  I find that it is one of the easiest drugstores to shop, since you can submit rebates online and you don't have to worry about rewards expiring like you do at some of the other drugstores.

So How Does the Single Check Rebate (SCR) Program Work?

Each month Rite Aid publishes a booklet with their weekly and monthly SCR deals.  You can either pick up the book in-store or search for rebates by category or product online.

Many of the rebates are valid for the entire monthly period, but there are also rebates that work only during a specified week of the month period.  There are also rebates for a single product (such as $1 SCR wyb Crest toothpaste) or for a group of products (such as $10 SCR wyb select Johnson & Johnson products).

Can I Use Coupons on SCR Items?

Definitely!  If an item is free after SCR, using a coupon will turn the freebie into a moneymaker.  Plus, the SCR items are usually on sale at least one week during the month for additional savings.

For rebates that encompass a group of products (like the Johnson & Johnson rebate mentioned above), you do not need to purchase all of the products on one receipt.  As long as you purchase all of the minimum requirements during the rebate period, Rite Aid's system will determine if you qualify for the rebate when you enter your receipts.

Sometimes a product that you purchase will qualify for more than one rebate.  You can "stack" the rebates for even more savings.  For example, last year there was a week when I was able to purchase Zyrtec and use a $4/1 coupon.  The Zyrtec then qualified for a Zyrtec SCR, an allergy SCR, and a Zyrtec Rewards SCR, so I ended up getting the product for free.  The system will determine which rebates the product qualifies for automatically when you enter your receipt.

Can I Get a Rain Check?

Yes, you can get a rain check at Rite Aid, but it's not as easy as at some of the other drugstores.

You can request a rain check from your cashier, which must be used within 30 days.  When you make your purchase of the rain check item, the receipt must state "Rain Check" under the participating item.  If you make the purchase during the qualifying period, just submit your receipt as usual.

However, if your purchase is outside of the qualifying period, you will need to submit your receipt to Special Services via fax or mail, and they will manually add the rebate to your account.

How Do I Get My Rebate Check?

One of my favorite features about the SCR program is that you can do the entire process online -- from entering your receipts to requesting your check.

After I make a purchase, I usually enter my receipt information into Rite Aid's site as soon as I get home (so I don't forget or lose my receipt).  Rite Aid will pull the data from the store and update my account for the items that are eligible for rebate within a couple of days after the purchase.

At the end of the SCR period, I just need to click a button to submit my request for a check.  Please note: you can only request a check once per rebate period, so it's best to wait until the end to ensure you enter all your receipts.  If you forget to request your check, Rite Aid will automatically submit it at the end of the rebate period.

After your request, the check will be mailed in a couple of weeks.  It will arrive as a postcard check which can be deposited or used in-store.  I personally deposit my checks in my bank account, but I have heard of others who use them to purchase Rite Aid gift cards to roll the SCR deals.

Do you have any questions that weren't covered here? Ask away and I'll do my best to answer.

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Rite Aid’s Wellness+ Rewards Card Goes Nationwide on 4/18

by Corrie @ Centsable Momma on April 12, 2010 · 6 comments

Rite Aid Deals

Corrie from "Centsable" 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.

For the past several months, Rite Aid has been testing out a new loyalty rewards program in 4 markets.  This Sunday, 4/18, Rite Aid is rolling out the Wellness+ program nationwide.

What is the Wellness+ Program?

Earn Points on Purchases - points accrued over a the calendar year

  • Earn 1 point for every dollar ($) spent on non-prescription purchases
  • Earn 25 points for every prescription purchase

How Can I Use the Points?

  • Every 125 points (up to 3 times): one-time 10% off shopping pass (off regular price)
  • 500 points: 10% off all non-prescription purchases every day
  • 500 points: Free health screenings (blood glucose or total cholesterol health screening)
  • 1000 points: 20% off all non-prescription purchases every day

Every Day Benefits

  • Members-only sale pricing
  • 10% off Rite Aid brand products

How Do I Sign Up?

  • Starting Sunday (4/18), you will be able to sign up for the program in-store.  You can register now online and print your temporary card until the permanent one comes in the mail.

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