Welcome to this post where we will lay out some extreme couponing deals that will cost you about $5.00 out of pocket each week!  First, here’s everything you need to know about shopping at Rite Aid:

Before shopping at RiteAid you should sign up for a Wellness card or get one in your store.  The best deals at Rite Aid utilize the +Up Rewards and the Single Check Rebate (SCR) system.   In addition to the +Up Rewards, which are coupons that print with your receipt (similar to CVS), Rite Aid sends you a monthly check for the total of all your rebates purchased during that month with the SCR program.  You can cash the check as you would any other check.  In addition to the +Up Rewards and the SCR program, you can watch videos on products and receive Video Value coupons.  These coupons can be printed from your computer after you watch the corresponding videos. You can use each coupon once per Wellness card.    Go here for RiteAid’s updated coupon policy and here to watch the video on shopping at Rite Aid.

TRANSACTION #1:

Buy 4 Softsoap  Body Wash  $2.99  
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward. limit 4
Use  4 $0.75/1 Softsoap  body wash 12oz+ from SS 9/25
Or 4  $0.75/1 – Softsoap Brand Body Wash – (colgate.com)
Pay $8.96, Receive 4  $2.00 +Up Reward

TRANSACTION #2:

Similisan Computer Eye Drops and Dry Eye Relief $6.99                   
Buy 1, Receive $6.00 +Up Reward
Use $1.75/1 Similisan product, any from SS 9/11
Pay $5.24, Receive $6.00 +Up Reward

Buy 2 Crest Pro-Health Clean Mint Toothpaste   $2.69  
Buy 1, Receive $2.69 +Up Reward ,limit 2
Use $1.00/1 Crest Toothpastes, 4 oz. or more or liquid gel excluding Crest Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar from PG 8/28
Pay $3.38, Receive $5.38 +Up Reward

Herbal Essences or Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers $3.00
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward   
Use  2  $1.00 /1 Herbal Essences or Aussie product, excludes trial size from RP 8/7
Pay $4.00, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward

Total: $12.62, use 4 #2.00 +Ups from transaction #1, pay $4.62, receive  $6.00, $5.38 and $2.00  +Up Rewards

Total:  $13.58 plus $6.00, $5.38 and $2.00  +Up Rewards remaining.  So $0.20 plus tax for a little over $30.00 worth of product!

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31 thoughts on “Rite Aid Extreme Couponing (Week of 9/25): $5.00 or Less”

  1. How do you get a rain check to reflect the +up rewards that go with it? Or is that not possible? My Rite Aid rarely has enough of the sale items.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It would be really nice if you guys did a video on how to come up with these matchups. I follow your site but seem to always come with more OOP and too many left over RR and extra care bucks. I am obviously not matching things up right.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It would be really nice if you guys did a video on how you pick the matchups and how you decide what to pair together to spend the least amount oop and roll your RR or ecb. I seem to wind up spending alot more oop so I must be matching up things wrong.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The softsoap coupon from colgate.com does not seem to be available.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The softsoap coupon from colgate.com does not seem to be available.

  6. Dianne Buquet says:

    In San Diego area, the SS 9/25 has $1.00/1 coupons for Softsoap

    Buy 4 Softsoap Body Wash $2.99
    Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward. limit 4
    Use 4 $1.00/1 Softsoap body wash 12oz+ from SS 9/25
    Pay $7.96, Receive 4 $2.00 +Up Rewards ($8.00 total)
    .04 Moneymaker

  7. Vaughn Rasor says:

    You are right. You actually spent $21.58 and received $21.38 in store credit. You did buy a lot. but you spent $21.58 of your own money. You didn’t spend 20 cents, you spent $21.58 and received $21.38 in store credit, in which you had to buy $21.38 of store items. A very good deal, but you spent $21.58. If you want to spend less than $5.00 you have to use their SCR items which they don’t run very often any more or buy an item for $5.00 that gives you a 5+UP, which again is not free, but a buy one get one free deal. Please help people understand this.

    • There is an initial investment or outlay of money. However, if you roll these deals in the store from transaction to transaction or from week to week, you keep recycling the same money. This was a difficult concept for me to grasp as well but when you reuse the same money (in the form of store reward bucks) your “out of pocket” is low. It is exactly like the store has given her cash to spend the next time she comes in. Yes, there is technically $13 out of pocket but not when you count the money for the next week. It is a paradigm shift. Try not to worry too much about the semantics and enjoy the deals! It will make sense after you do a few transactions.

      • Vaughn Rasor says:

        First, I want to thank you for your reply. I would like to discuss this, but no one seems to care. My problem is with the store. When they advertise, take the Crest Pro-Health toothpaste at Rite Aid this week. It is $2.69 with an +Up of $2.69 and they say it is like free. It is not free, you paid $2.69. That is the semantics that bothers me. You can roll it over, like you explain, but as you said, it is not free, just a good deal. Rite Aid says in their ad, Save up to $189 in +Up Rewards and you can, if you spend at least $189 or more of your own money. I love Rite Aid deals and I do enjoy them, but please tell people that they are getting a good deal and don’t call it a money maker when you don’t make money, but are just getting store credit. There are deals that you can make money and you can do them at Rite Aid when you have coupons and they have an item with a SCR and I score them all the time. Thanks for listen.

  8. My ad has b1g1 free lady speedstick.
    Could I use this with the b1g1 free coupon for 2 free speedstick?

    (i don’t shop at rite aid very often)

  9. Andrea Melton says:

    Hey guys, just wanted to let you know, I got the $5 on Oral Care UP reward when I bought the mouthguard. I’m not sure if this was supposed to happen, but I thought I’d pass it on.

  10. Andrea Melton says:

    Hey guys, just wanted to let you know, I got the $5 on Oral Care UP reward when I bought the mouthguard. I’m not sure if this was supposed to happen, but I thought I’d pass it on.

  11. also rite aid is changeing there coupon policy…so keep a eye open for that….just got i to wit a lady at rite aid…

  12. Anonymous says:

    i printed out a coupon from the similisan website…but when i went to riteaid…it wouldn’t scan (this is the first time, it’s happened to me), and so i just had to cancel the transaction (there’s was a LOONg line forming behind me, and the cashier tried a million times, but he said he couldn’t enter it manually)…anyone know why?

  13. Katie says:

    Can you buy the same item (2 of the 2.69 toothpaste in deal above for example) and get +up for both of them on the same transaction? I had it happen a couple weeks ago where (a deal with tic tacs for example) there was limit 2 per household and you could buy 3, get $1+up, so I bought 6 total on 1 transaction, expecting 2 – $1 +up rewards, but it only gave me 1-$1. I didn’t notice until I was home, so I didn’t ask, but has anyone else had issue?

    • Anonymous says:

      The second Up should have printed. If you still have your receipt, call 1800RiteAid–they’re really good about mailing you the Ups you should have received.

    • Sarah Marie says:

      My 2nd +up reward didn’t work for me either today. As the previous poster said, the cashier told me to call them and they should mail you the +up reward. Regardless, I was pretty mad.

  14. Anonymous says:

    There’s a coupon from the 8/31 PG insert that is $.75 off one oral-b pulsar, 3d white, pro-health, complete or any TWO indicator or cavity defense manual toothbrushes. Could I use that coupon for the Oral-B 3D white vivid manual toothbrush? It’s the same deal as the crest pro-health toothpaste – $2.69 & get $2.69 back.

    I don’t want/need any more toothpaste and was hoping to get toothbrushes instead. I’ve looked on other sites and no one has listed this coupon as an option to use for the toothbrushes.

    • If the toothbrushes are also included in that deal *which they are & you have those coupons, then yes, you can do that instead of the toothpaste. you will just be OOP .25 cents more for each one than you would be on the toothpaste, but that is no big deal especially if it is toothbruses that you want.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I might be just missing something but why ($0.75/1 Softsoap body wash 12oz+ from SS 9/25) instead of ($1/1 Softsoap Brand Body Wash or Multi-Bar Pack, exp. 10/9/11). It might just be some fine print I’m missing :)

  16. Tiff Smith says:

    I am confused as to how I would spend less than $5.00 out of pocket, if the 1st transaction costs almost $9.00 alone? Its a great list, but I would like to know how to stay below $5.00 for everthing including transaction 1 if there is a way….

  17. Cali says:

    I soooo appreciate you doing this each week…I use it to double check my own list of deals after I’m done to make sure I catch everything…It is VERY helpful!:)

  18. Cali says:

    I soooo appreciate you doing this each week…I use it to double check my own list of deals after I’m done to make sure I catch everything…It is VERY helpful!:)