Rite Aid 101

Rite Aid offers a very enticing Single Check Rebate program and distributes coupons via Rite Aid Ad Perks. You must create an account to participate in these programs. Rite Aid sales run Sunday-Saturday, with the exception of some Southern California stores, whos’ ad cycles run Friday-Thursday.

While there is no set page for Their coupon policy The Krazy Coupon Lady did get an email from Corporate on it and that can be seen HERE.
The best deals at Rite Aid utilize the Single Check Rebate (SCR) system. Instead of receiving Register Rewards like Walgreens, or Extra Bucks like CVS, which can only be used in the store, Rite Aid sends you a monthly check for the total of all your rebates purchased during that month. You can cash the check as you would any other check or use it in-store to pay for you purchases!

Do I have to clip UPC codes and mail in my receipts to get rebates?

NO! Rite Aid’s program is as easy as they come! When I get home from the store, I log in to my Rite aid account and fill out four boxes store #, register #, transaction # and date. That’s it! If you prefer, you may keep all your receipts until the end of the month and enter them all at once.

How do I know which Items have rebates?

Every month, Rite Aid offers rebates on different items. You can find them in the weekly store ad– the price will read $5.99 product, 2.99 after “Single Check Rebate”. The entire list for the month is available at

What is the offer period for rebates? Are they valid from the 1st-31st of the month?
NO! The above link to RiteAid.Rebateplus will tell you the exact offer period. It is not a calendar month. In August 2009, the rebate period is July 26th-August 29th.

How long does it take to get your rebate in the mail?
You may request your check once per month. Make sure to wait until the end of the month, or you won’t be able to take advantage of other SCR offers. You’ll receive your check within a week of your request. It’s mailed to you and looks like a post card.

How many rebates can I submit? When an item is “Free after Rebate” may I buy 20 of them?
NO! SCRs are usually limit one per household. You cannot submit more than one rebate per household.

Rite Aid has Store Coupons which can be ’stacked’ with a manufacturer coupon, meaning you may use two coupons on one product, as long as one is a store coupon and the other a manufacturer. Store Coupons can be found in the weekly ads and printable coupons.

Do you really “make money” at Rite Aid?
YES! Usually each week, Rite Aid advertises items that are “Free after Rebate”, they call them Frebates! Few Weeks ago Bausch and Lomb contact solution was $9.99 with a $9.99 rebate. I printed a $2.00 off coupon, so I paid $7.99 out of pocket and will receive the full $9.99 rebate. That is what I call a “moneymaker”. You still pay out of pocket, but your rebate check can exceed your out of pocket expense.

**TIP** If you think it sounds fun, take your first month’s Rebate Check and buy a gift card to Rite Aid. This will help you see just how much money you’re saving because you’ll never have to pay cash again!

I have a $5 off $25 printed coupon. Is the $25 minimum purchase before or after coupons?
Spend $25 before coupons! These $5 off coupons are a sure way to make money. Last week, I purchased nearly all the items that were ‘Free after Rebate, FAR’ and my subtotal was $26.26. I FIRST handed over my $5 off $25 purchase coupon, then I used about 8 dollars off in manufacturer coupons. I paid $13 out of pocket and will receive rebates for $23.00, so I made $10.00!

My Rite Aid never stocks for their rebate items and they’re always out of stock by the time I get there! Is there anything I can do?
YES! Rite Aid offers Rain Checks for rebate items! Here’s how you make Rain Checks work:

•Ask the cashier for a raincheck.
•Cut out the weekly ad that gives price and rebate info and keep it with your rain check.
•Rain check expires in 30 days (if your item hasn’t been restocked, you can get another rain check as long as you take it back in within 30 days)
•When you redeem your raincheck, the picture from the weekly ad will help you and your cashier. Make sure your receipt prints the word “raincheck”; you’ll need this to submit for rebate.
•If you purchase outside the offer period, the automated SCR program online won’t recognize your receipt for the rebate, so you have to mail or fax it in.
•Mail to:
Riteaid Single Check Rebates
PO Box 8340
Wilmington, DE 19803

Fax to: 1-800-457-2243

Include your username, full name, address and contact info. Also include the rebate number, which month the SCR was offered and the dollar amount owed to you. Wait for your account to show the rebate credit. You may have to call or email, rebates@riteaid.com, follow up. Kind of a pain, but for larger rebate values, it’s worth it to me.

Things to remember

Most rebates have a limit of one per household. It could be a rebate period that is a week long or that lasts the entire month. Unless stated differently assume that it is a limit of one.

If you want to buy a second one, you will need to purchase it in a second transaction and then you will need to set up a Rite Aid account with a different name and address. They will only mail one rebate to each house hold. This is a little tedious for most and helps to keep people to getting just the limit.

In ad coupons for Rite Aid will always say “Manufacturer Coupon”. They are not! They are store coupons and can still be used with a true manufacturer coupon. If your store attempts to tell you differently use the weekly ad to point out that in many places they ad will recommend that you do this!
Rite Aid Wellness + Program:

What’s New??
1.You will need to grab a Wellness+ card when you are in Rite Aid.
2.Every time you shop have your card scanned before checking out.
3.Your card will keep track of your points and extra savings.

What’s the Program??
•Earn 1 point for every dollar spent on non-prescription purchases.
•Earn 25 points for every prescription you purchase.

As you earn more points, you earn more rewards!

for every 125 points – a one-time 10% off shopping pass (not good on sale items)
500 points – 10% off all non-prescription purchases every day
500 points – free health screenings
1000 points – 20% off all non-prescription purchases every day
Other Benefits

•Exclusive store coupons just for your card!!
•Members-only sale pricing throughout the store
•10% off Rite Aid Brand products every day
•24/7 exclusive access to a pharmacist when you call 1-800-RITEAID

The Small Details

1.Points accrued based on calendar year.
2.Customers earn 1 point for every front end purchase. Excludes cigarettes, alcohol, gift cards, online purchases, lottery tickets, licenses, money orders, or items paid for in whole or in part by state or federal health care program.
3.Customers earn 25 points for every prescription purchased when they scan their card at the register. Prescriptions paid for in whole or in part by state or federal health care programs such as Medicare or Medicaid are not eligible. Prescriptions filled in NY/NJ are not eligible.
4.One-Time Passes delivered to members via email (or mail if no email address is provided). Members must present pass at check out to receive discount. When used with a sale priced item the customer will receive the lower of the discount price or sale price.
5.Year long discounts will remain active through the end of the calendar year. Members will be informed of discount eligibility via email (or mail if no email address is provided). Members must present their wellness+ membership card at check out to receive discount. When used with a sale priced item the customer will receive the lower of the discount price or sale price.
One thing to note: the 10% discounts and year long discounts are on regular priced items only. When an item is on sale the computer will pick the higher discount to give you, either the sale price or the 10% off.
Video Values:

Rite Aid now offers a program where you watch a video, normaly a 30 second – 2 minute commercial on an item or store program, and in return you earn points and store coupons. You get a different coupon for each product video you watch PLUS each video earns you 1 or 2 point. Once you reach 25 point in a month you recive a $5 of $25 purchase in store (or something close). There are always enough videos for you to reach this goal each month. Then you can pick and chose what coupons you would like to use.

Remember these are Store Coupons and can be stacked with a manufacturer coupon. However, you will have less luck using a In Ad Coupon and a Video Value coupon together on the same item.

Go HERE to watch the videos and print the coupons!
Rite Aid now offers a $3/$15 coupons for taking their store survey’s get more info HERE.

Danielle, The Frugal Navy Wife

Hey everyone, I'm Danielle, I am the owner of The Frugal Navy Wife and Roadschooling with The Frugal Navy Wife and Author of "How to Have Your Dream Wedding for Under $1,500".

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