Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shopping at Rite-Aid

Learning to Play the Drugstore Game... at Rite-Aid

Wellness + Card
  • You will need to go in store & sign up for this card
  • Fill out a small form & they give you a card right away
  • You need this card before you start doing any deals!
Overview of the Wellness + Program
  • Earn one point for every dollar spent on non-prescription purchases
  • Earn 25 points for every prescription you purchase
  • Get special wellness + only sales
  • Get special wellness + coupons
  • Earn Free Health Screenings
 Rewards Earned
  • For every 125 points - A one-time 10% off shopping pass to use on non-sale items
  • When you reach 500 points - 10% off all non-prescription regular price purchases every day
  • When you reach 500 points - Free health screenings 
  • When you reach 1000 points - 20% off all non-prescription regular price purchases every day
  Wellness + Coupons & CRT Coupons
  • There are also coupons online specific to your wellness card
  • You must login at to see your coupons
  • These may include $3 off $15, $4 off $20, $5 off $25 or % off coupons
Proper Usage of Wellness + Coupons
  • Only ONE Rite Aid coupon and ONE manufacturer coupon may be used on a product
  • Exception to this is Rite Aid in ad coupons. You can use a RA in-ad coupon with a wellness coupon and MQ
  • I touched on the usage of Rite-Aid coupons in this prior post
Wellness + Terms 
  • Points accrued based on calendar year
  • Customers earn one (1) point for every dollar spent on eligible front-end purchases they make when they scan their card at the register
  • Excludes: cigarettes, alcohol, gift cards, online purchases, lottery tickets, licenses, money orders, money transfers, prepaid cards, stamps, other mail services and items prohibited by law
  • Discount will remain active through the end of the calendar year
  • Members will be informed of discount eligibility via email
  • Members must present their wellness + membership card at check out to receive discount
  • When used with a sale priced item the customer will receive the lower of the discount price or sale price
  • Discount not valid on: prescriptions, prescription co-pays, cigarettes, alcohol, gift cards, online purchases, lottery tickets, licenses, money orders, money transfers, prepaid cards, stamps, other mail services and items prohibited by law and may not be combined with any other offer
Rite Aid Programs
  • SCR- Single Check Rebates- Rebates offered for purchasing a specified item. Submit Rebate online and receive a check for that amount
  • Most items require a single item purchase
  • Coupons can be used & will not be deducted from the rebate amount
  • Some will require multiple purchases
  • You can make purchases during the entire valid period
  • Purchase do not have to be on one receipt
  • List of products that qualify for the SCR will be shown
  • Coupons can be used and will not be deducted from the rebate amount
  • SCR lasts a month
  • Single check rebates can be entered anytime during the month
  • Takes about 2-5 days after purchase to credit account
  • You can only request you rebate once a month
+UP Reward Program
  • “Rite Aid” money offered for purchasing a specified item (see ad)
  • Prints at the end of receipt
  • Can “roll”
  • Limits specified in ad.  No limit listed?  Expect unlimited
  • Have expiration date - Most are 14 days.

You can see from the ad above how the savings "stacks" to get great savings.  The items is on sale for $6.99, then use a $4 manufacturer's coupon from the Sunday coupons, then there was a Video Values coupon that could be combined also!!

The above photo is an example of an "In-Ad" Rite-Aid Coupon.  By combining the SCR (Single Check Rebate) with the in-ad coupon & video values coupon, you can get great savings!!  You could even stack a Manufacturer's coupon with the In-Ad coupons!!  What a fun game this is!!

Coupons to use at Rite Aid
  • Manufacturer Coupon
  • In-ad coupons
  • Video Values coupons (watch a video to receive coupons)
How to Maximize Your Savings
  • Stacking
  • In-ad coupon w/manufacturer coupon
  • Video Values coupon/manufacturer coupon
  • Use $/$$ coupon to pay less Out of Pocket
Rite Aid Coupon Policy  

Internet Printable Coupons:
  • Will accept IP coupons up to $5 off
  • RA coupon with RA logo is not considered an IP and is an exception to this rule
 +UP Reward Coupons:
  • Multiple +UP coupons can be used up to the amount of the purchase before sales tax
  • Accepts 2 coupons for 2 items that are part of a B1G1 sale
  • Accepts B1G1 coupon on a B1G1 sale = both free
Total Purchase Coupons:
  • Total much be reached before tax & before coupons are applied
  • Other coupons can be used in conjunction with a total purchase coupon 
Acceptance Guidelines:
    • If the item’s price is less than the value of the coupon, the coupon will be adjusted down
    • Cannot refund cash for coupon if an item is returned
    Multiple Coupons:
    • No more than 1 “48” coupon , 1 “49” coupon & 1 MQ can be used on an item. (this code is at the bottom of the coupon and is the first two #’s)
    • Accepts multiple identical coupons as long as there is enough stock. Based on store manager discretion.
    The photo above shows examples of what the +UP Rewards look like.  You can see a $1 one & a $10 one.  treat these like cash & watch those expiration dates!!  I usually sort mine by expiration date with the soonest expiration on top so I can look quickly to see when they expire.  If you let it expires, it's gone.  I also carry a copy of the Rite-Aid coupon policy.  I actually wrap my +UP Rewards in the Rite-Aid coupon policy.

    Be sure to watch your receipts for survey's where you can save $3 off a $15+ purchase.  You can combine these $ off $$ coupons with other store & manufacturer's coupons to optimize your savings.

    Keep in mind:  Our Rite-Aid stores in Southern California sales days run from Friday thru Thursday.  If you see the dates listed for the following Sunday, our sales start 2 days earlier!!

    Thanks to Southern Cali Saver for help with this post!!

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