Are you new to Shopping at Rite-Aid?
Rite-Aid is a great place to shop! Because of the great sales they have you can combine Coupons, +Ups and Single Check Rebates to get Free and very inexpensive items every week! I have put together a “beginner” guide below to help you get started shopping at Rite-Aid. Use the weekly ad list I post and you will be on your way to shopping like a Pro at Rite-Aid in no time!
Beginner’s Guide to Shopping at Rite-Aid!
The first thing you need to remember with Rite-Aid is that there is a large combination of things that help you bring down your overall cost. These are Manufacturer’s Coupons, Store Coupons (in-ad, video values, etc), +Up Rewards, and Single Check Rebates. You can combine all 4 of these at any given time to get FREE and inexpensive items. They also have a Rewards Program (where you have a card and scan it with each purchase) called “Wellness” that allows you to get the discounts on the sales, your +Up rewards, etc. I am going to go over each item below:
As with any other store, you can only use 1 manufacturers coupon per item bought. The nice thing about Rite-Aid, is that you can use TWO coupons on items that are marked Buy One Get One Free, even though you are only “paying” for one, you can still use a coupon for each item.
Another great thing to remember is that when they are having a buy one get one free sale, you can use a buy one get one free coupon to get TWO items for FREE! (you cannot combine bogo free coupons with other coupons).
For more information about this go here to read more.
Rite-Aid Store Coupons:
*Rite Aid has in-ad coupons you can use with manufacturers coupons to save even more!
*Rite Aid also offers a Video Values program where you can go to watch short videos about products and earn a coupon for that item that you can combine with your manufacturers coupon. (these cannot be combined with in-ad coupons). They also offer $1 off any purchase coupons and total purchase coupons. Go HERE to check it out and sign up for your FREE account!
*Total purchase coupons are coupons you can use when you spend a certain amount of money. Say you get a $2 off your $10 purchase coupon. This can be combined with other video values, or in-ad coupons and manufacturers coupons to get even more savings!
Rite Aid offers a great program called +Up Rewards. These are “coupons” that print at the bottom of your receipt (when you buy qualifying items) that are good towards your next purchase. Each week different items go on sale with an advertised +Up reward. These are the items you are going to look at when you go shopping. Sometimes they combine these items with Single check rebates for ever more savings. You CAN use manufacturers coupons and store (in-ad or video values) coupons with these items! There is usually not a limit on these unless stated in the ad. The best part about these, is that you can keep rolling them. Here is an example:
Pantene is on sale buy 2 for $7 and get a $4 +Up reward. You buy two in the first transaction, and get a $4+Up reward on your receipt good for your next purchase. Then you buy two more in the second transaction and you can use the $4 +Up reward you got in the first one, to help pay for the second one, and another one will still print! (Walgreen’s does not do it this way!)
Single Check Rebates:
I LOVE Rite-Aid’s Single Check Rebate Program! It is very user friendly and VERY easy to use! You combine this with the items listed above and usually you end up with FREE items or end up making money on the purchase after you get your rebate back!
Here is how it works: you buy a participating item, come home and enter a little bit of information from your receipt, and then the information will show up 2-3 days after the purchase. It will automatically check everything on your receipt to see if it qualifies. Sometimes they offer programs where if you buy (before coupons) a certain amount of items, you will get a “special” reward like a beauty bag or an extra amount of rebate. They keep track of what your total rebate is and at the end of the “rebate period” you can request your check. It will take a couple weeks to come. This check can be cashed or deposited into your account at the bank, or you can take it to Rite Aid and use it to either pay your Out of Pocket cost or to buy a gift card and put that amount on it, so you can use that to keep paying your out of pocket cost every time you shop there. This way, you don’t have to worry about paying for the sales tax out of your own pocket, you can cycle your check into a gift card, and use that to cover the balance at the end of each transaction.
Check the ad each week for items that offer Single Check Rebates. You can also go online HERE and see what rebates are offered. Some are offered for the whole month so be sure to check the dates on the offer before you purchase the item!
There is no limit to the number of receipts you can enter, so don’t worry about that. I would also highly recommend that you enter the information as soon as you get home from each trip, that way you don’t forget, or lose the receipt. If you encounter any problems, call the Rite Aid Single Check Rebate Customer Care number for assistance: 1-888-213-9920 (6 AM – 5PM MST) or you can use the contact help form here.
Rite Aid Wellness Program:
The Rite Aid Wellness Program is also a great part of shopping at Rite-Aid. To participate in this program you have to have a Wellness Card. Use this EVERYTIME you shop there. Here are just a few of the great benefits:
* Member-only pricing – (this means you have to have your card to get the sales price)
* 10% off Rite Aid Brand products every day
* 24/7 access to a pharmacist – Just call 1-800-RITEAID.
* Earn one point for every dollar you spend on non-prescription purchases – There are exclusions
* Earn 25 points for every prescription you purchase
And the more points you earn, the more rewards you get…
* Every 125 points – a one-time 10% off shopping pass
* 500 points – 10% off on all non-prescription points purchases everyday
* 500 points – free health screenings (Members will receive a certificate good for one free blood glucose and total cholesterol health screening at Quest Diagnostics or an equivalent service.)
* 1,000 points – 20% off on all non-prescription points purchases every day
They also offer coupons and other specials on your online wellness account here. So check it every so often!
Rite Aid Coupon Policy:
Rite Aid has an updated coupon policy that I highly recommend printing out and taking with you. It is very detailed and very informative and will help you when a clear up any issue you might have with a checker or manager.