Using coupons at Rite Aid can seem a bit complicated, but once you learn the coupon policy and use the rewards program, you can net free products nearly every week! Here’s what you need to know to start saving like krazy at Rite Aid:
How to get started
Print out Rite Aid coupon policy. It’s always a good idea to have the policy on hand just in case you encounter a cashier who is unfamiliar with store policy. Politely referring to the store’s official policy can stop a lot of arguments before they get a chance to escalate — and get you on your way out the door with your deals faster!
Sign up for the wellness+ Program. In order to reap the benefits of all these great deals, you’ll need to have a wellness+ account. This will allow you to receive +Up Rewards. Sign up in store or at RiteAid.com. Receive the wellness+ card in 5-7 business days, or sign in with a phone number at checkout. Make sure to create an account online to receive maximum wellness+ benefits!
How to use Rite Aid +Up Rewards
How +Up Rewards work: Rite Aid +Up Rewards are similar to a Catalina in a grocery store. At the end of your transaction, receive reward dollars for purchasing featured products. The rewards are loaded onto your wellness+ card for use on a later purchase. The rewards are available beginning at 6 a.m. the following day and are good for up to 14 days.
If you do nothing, your rewards will automatically load onto your wellness+ card. However, you may want to opt to have your rewards print out on your receipt instead of loading onto your card. When your rewards are loaded onto your card, they will be redeemed automatically the next time you use the card, redeeming the highest value reward first and working down in value. This means you have less control over which rewards you use and when. If you want your rewards to print out on your receipt, just ask your cashier or customer service to change the preference on your account.
Stacking coupons and rewards: Save more by combining manufacturer coupons with +Up Rewards — just remember to have the cashier apply manufacturer coupons before you swipe your wellness+ card, or you may not be able to use your manufacturer coupons at all.
Here’s a great example of how you can use +Up Rewards with your coupons to get great deals: Ricola cough drops were on sale 2/$3, or $1.50 each. We had two manufacturer coupons for $1 off, making our out-of-pocket cost for two packages $1, or 50 cents each. Rite Aid offered a $1 +Up Reward for buying two of this product, making our final cost…drumroll, please…free! Tough to pass up, don’t you think?
Rite Aid Coupons
Rite Aid offers a few different types of coupons — here’s what you need to know to use them to their fullest potential:
Video Values: These are Rite Aid store coupons earned by logging in to the Ad Perks system at RiteAid.com. Watch short commercials to earn printable coupons. Though you can print more than one, only one coupon may be redeemed per wellness+ account. Video Values coupons can be stacked with manufacturer coupons.
In-ad coupons: The verbiage on these coupons states that they are manufacturer coupons, but you can ignore that — they’re coded like a store coupon and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. Be aware, though, that you cannot stack in-ad coupons with Video Values coupons.
Load2Card coupons: These are eCoupons that you can load directly onto your wellness+ card. Log in to your wellness+ account on the website and go to the Load2Card page to see over 80 coupons that you can add to your card. They will be applied automatically when you use your card at checkout.
Load2Card coupons include both store and manufacturer coupons, but Rite Aid doesn’t make it clear which are which. But that’s what we’re here for! Here’s how to tell: each Load2Card coupon will have a link that says “More.” When you click on it, the fine print will pop up. If the fine print says “Digital coupons and paper coupons may not be combined on the purchase of a single item,” this indicates a store coupon. Any other verbiage such as a remit address or instructions to the retailer indicate a manufacturer coupon.
Rite Aid Coupon Policy
Stacking: Rite Aid coupon policy specifically addresses three types of coupons. The easiest way to know which is which is to refer to the numbers under the bar code:
- Manufacturer coupons: code begins with “5”
- In-ad or Video Values coupons: code begins with “RC49”
- “Valuable Coupons:” code begins with “RC48” (though we don’t see these often)
Store policy states that you can use one of each of these types of coupons per item.
Buy One, Get One Free: During a BOGO sale, you are only allowed to use one cents-off coupon in conjunction with the sale. In other words, you only get a coupon discount on the item you are purchasing out of pocket. However, if the store promotion is “Buy One, Get One 50% Off,” you can use a coupon for each item — again, one for each item you are paying for out of pocket. You also cannot use a BOGO manufacturer coupon in conjunction with a BOGO store sale.
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