How to Shop Rite Aid
Rite Aid is my favorite place to get the WILD deals! They are always putting out deals that make it possible to pay little or nothing Out of Pocket (OOP). Rite Aid has some things that you should learn before you head to the store that will help you get the most savings. They have several different programs in place to help you really stretch your money! Be sure to print a copy of their coupon policy before you head to the store!
Everything you need to know about shopping at Rite Aid:
The first thing you will need to score great deals at Rite Aid is their Wellness Plus card. This is just basically a store shopper’s card that you need to use to get the sales prices. It does not cost any money to have it, and you can sign up right in the store and start getting your savings right away. You also need to have this card to get the +UP Rewards that we will talk more about in just a minute. The greatest benefit I have found to this card is you build up points on it the more you shop there. These points build up into a Wellness Discount once you hit certain thresholds. Once you hit 500 points you save 10% off all regular priced merchandise. Then when you get to 1000 points, you save 20% off all regular priced merchandise! It’s like creating your own sale on whatever you need to buy! For instance we just totally ran out of garbage bags, which is not a good thing in our house. I was able to save 20% off the top, even though they were not on sale this week! I saved $1.40 on an item that I would have had to buy no matter what, so I was happy for any savings I could get! The card maxes out at 20% savings. You do not save an additional 10% or 20% off of the sale price, but we will show you different scenarios in the weekly matchups where these savings will come in handy!
Coupon Limitations as stated in Rite Aid’s Coupon Policy:
“Rite Aid may accept up to 4 identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager’s sole discretion. “
What this means for you, is you can buy as many of a particular item as you would like, but ONLY 4 manufacturer coupons will be allowed to be redeemed on those items. If you buy 8 candy bars, and you have 4 coupons for $.50/2, you would be able to use all 4 of the coupons, and each candy bar would be reduced by $.25. However, if you were to buy 8 candy bars, and you have 8 manufacturer coupons each for $.25/1 to use on them, you would only be allowed to use 4 of the coupons, thereby only reducing the cost of 4 of the candy bars.
Rite Aid has had to put this rule into effect to help combat their shelves being constantly emptied by only a few couponers. They would then have to rain check the items for the rest of the week so all of their other customers could get the deal as well. This was resulting in a loss to them on the +UP Reward items (we will be talking about these next), not to mention the many unhappy customers who always found the shelves empty when they came in the store.