Here are the basics of shopping at Rite Aid, another one of our favorite places to get bargains at! Rite Aid has several rewards programs. When you combine the programs you can really have some money-maker purchases on your hands.
Here are some basic tips to get you started. You’ll probably want to return to this page often, until you get the hang of it.
First hopefully you have a Rite Aid near you. If you are unsure, you can check here.
Second, you will need a Wellness Rewards Card. If you don’t have one, sign up for one next time you are in the store. You will be able to use it right away. Your Wellness Card will get you sale prices, coupons, and +UP Rewards (+UPs). Make sure you have it EVERY time you go to the store, and have the cashier scan it at the beginning of each transaction.
+UP deals are found in Rite Aid advertising and are posted on GS. +UPs are ‘coupons’ that print on the bottom of your receipt, and are good on most future purchases at Rite Aid. Just use these like cash at Rite Aid. Remember, though that they do not cover tax, and that they typically expire in 2 weeks.
With +UP deals, you can frequently get items for free or even make money on the deal!. Here is an example:
Crest toothpaste $2.99 get $2.99 +UPs
That means when you buy that Crest toothpaste for $2.99 you will get $2.99 back in +UPs on the bottom of your receipt.
Now, how do you make this a moneymaker?
Well, if you have a coupon for $1 off Crest toothpaste and give that to the cashier when making your purchase then you now paid $1.99 for the toothpaste, but still get back $2.99 in +UPs. So you made $1 in +UPs on this purchase.
Sometimes there are super hot deals, where there is a month long +UP reward deal on a product plus a weekly deal and you end up getting both rewards for your purchase. We will be sure to post these deals as soon as we are aware of them.
Rite Aid Coupons
Thankfully we were able to obtain Rite Aid’s Coupon Policy directly from Rite Aid Corporate. You can view a copy of it here. Familiarize yourself with it and print it out to keep with your Rite Aid coupons. If you would like a more official copy please see this one.
Rite Aid has in-ad coupons which can be combined with manufacturer coupons
Rite Aid also has video values coupons. You can see access them here. You will need to set up an account linking it to your Wellness Card. You receive coupons for watching a short video about a product. You can choose what videos/product coupons you would like. These videos are only available for a month but the coupon doesn’t expire for about 2 months. New videos are available every month for new savings opportunities. You may only print each of these coupons once.
You can combine these coupons with manufacturer coupons and sometimes in ad coupons. See the coupon policy.
Single Check Rebates
Rite Aid also has a Rebate (SCR) program. You can sign-up and access that information here. You can fill your receipt info in online and at the end of the month submit them so that you can receive your rebate in the mail.
There are times when a product will offer a SCR, +UP, and you will have coupons for this item. These are fantastic deals and we will be sure to post them.
Go for it!
In the beginning, start small! Try not to overwhelm yourself and do every single deal. More deals will come.
Make sure you gather your list, coupons, and previous +UPs before hand. On your list include the item, the price, your coupons to use, and the amount of +UPs you are to receive, so you can double-check as you go.
Good luck, and remember we are here to help.