Are you new to using coupons or shopping at Rite Aid? Rite Aid is such an easy store to add to your list of places to shop at. Let me explain the ins and outs of Rite Aid coupon shopping in this beginner’s shopping guide.
Single Check Rebate (SCR) System
Rite Aid has an amazing Single Check Rebate program. To take advantage of Rite Aid’s amazing offers which are often free or even money maker deals, you need to register for an account. Once your account is set up you will be able to enter your store receipts online. There are no stamps necessary with the Single Check Rebate system!!!
Each month Rite Aid releases a monthly Single Check Rebate Directory. Each store has printed booklets available (generally on the stand underneath the weekly ad) and you can also view it online. Some rebates listed are valid for one week only while others run the entire month. Be sure that you read the offer details and participate during the correct time frame.
Each weekly ad features sales that correspond with the monthly Single Check Rebate Directory. Generally single items have a limit of one, but sometimes the limit is higher. An item that is on sale for $3.99 and has a $3.99 Single Check Rebate is free! If you have any manufacturer’s coupons to use in your transaction you can even turn the deal in to a money maker. That’s right – you can be paid to shop at Rite Aid.
It is important that you save your receipts! Every receipt has a unique store number, register number, transaction number, and date combination that you will type in to the SCR site. You can enter your receipts as you accrue them or you can save them and enter them all at once. It generally takes between 1 and 7 days for your receipt to be approved in the system. Be sure to save your receipt until you confirm that your SCR items cleared the system. We all make mistakes and transversing just one number will cause you a slight headache. No worries, if you incorrectly entered something simply enter it again. No harm, no foul.
At the end of the month you will submit your request for your rebate check. Do NOT click “request rebate” if you plan on purchasing other SCR items during the rebate period. Each household is only allowed one submission per month. If you forget to submit your request then a few weeks after the receipt entry deadline Rite Aid will automatically mail your check. In my opinion, it is better to be safe and not request your check than for a great deal pop up that you are unable to buy because you already requested your check.
Rite Aid Single Check Rebate help can be found online here or over the telephone at 1-888-213-9920 (8AM – 7PM EST).
Rite Aid offers a member reward card called Wellness+. Being a (free) card carrying member allows you to receive discounted, members only prices throughout the store as well as save 10% on Rite Aid brand products every day. Each time you shop with your Wellness+ card you earn points which automatically convert to prizes. For every 125 points you receive a one-time, 10% off shopping pass. When you accumulate 500 points the register automatically deducts 10% off all non-prescription purchases every day. When you reach the 1,000 point threshold you will receive 20% off all non prescription purchases every day.
When you shop at Rite Aid you are able to earn +Up Rewards on select items throughout the store. Similar to CVS the +Up rewards print at the bottom of your receipt. You need to cut/tear these coupons off for future use. With a few exclusions these rewards can be used on (just about) anything in the store! You are required to use your Wellness card to earn and redeem +Up Rewards. There is no limit to how many +Up rewards you can use per transaction. However, the +Up Rewards do not count towards sales tax. If your subtotal is 75¢ and you have a $1 +Up Reward you will not get change for it. Use it all or lose it.
Types of Coupons Accepted – Rite Aid accepts coupons from several different locations:
- Manufacturer’s coupons – generally from the newspaper or home mailers. These coupons start with the number “5” or “9” on the UPC. Rite Aid accepts Internet Printed coupons with a value of up to $5.
- RIte Aid Store coupons – found in the weekly circular, on their website, and via email. These coupons start with the number “49” on the UPC. Store Coupons can be combined with Manufacturer’s coupon for even more savings!
- Video Value coupons – found online here after spending anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes watching a video advertisement. You can also earn $4/20 and $5/25 value coupons for watching 20 videos (*note – these $/$$ coupons are not guaranteed every month). Video Value Coupons can be combined with Manufacturer’s coupon for even more savings!
It may be worthwhile to print a copy of the Rite-Aid-Official-Corporate-Coupon-Policy. If a problem ever arrises it will be easy to resolve if you have this handy!
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