The Rite Aid Coupon Quest Challenge

After a quick browse through a ton of coupons and store ads, I have to admit….I felt a bit overwhelmed!  So I took a deep breath and decided to take this one step at a time. Each day this week I am going to attempt to conquer one store at a time. I want to study each stores coupon policy, rewards programs and prices to the best of my ability. And hopefully help you along too!
Rite Aid is lucky number one.
1. The first thing to do is to sign up for a FREE Wellness Rewards card. You can do that in store or online. Its a typical store discount card. I luckily already have one of those.
With the Wellness Rewards Card I get:

  1. A $5 off $25 coupon (upon sign up)
  2. 10% off all Rite Aid brand products
  3. an e-mail newsletter (with printable coupons)
  4. Access to member-only sales throughout the store

When I have the cashier scan my card each time I shop, I will earn points towards additional rewards. Each dollar spent is worth one point, and each presciption is worth 25 points. Here’s what those points will get me:

  • every 125 points = a one-time, 10% off shopping pass
  • 500 points = 10% off all non-prescription purchases every day
  • 1,000 points = 20% of all non-prescription purchases every day

2. Next I should be looking to buy products that offer Up+ Rewards.
Up+ Rewards are rewards that are loaded directly onto my Wellness card and are shown at the bottom of my receipt when I buy certain products. They can be applied to my next purchase just like a coupon (some restrictons apply). I am pretty sure they are available for use the following day.  Browsing through the weekly sales circular will help me find which products are eligible this week.
3. Video Values
I can watch short video advertisements on RiteAid.com and earn dollars-off coupons. The more I watch, the more I will save.  I can’t wait to check this out!
4. Single Check Rebates
Rite Aid puts out a rebate book each month. I can participate in as many offers as I would like, and then get my earnings back in a single check. The current rebate book is in store, or I can view it online. Things I just learned about the Rebate Program:

  • I have to go and sign up online to use it.
  • Most of the rebate offers are good all month, but some are only good for a week
  • I can submit my rebate online or mail it in using the form in the book
  • I can only submit one rebate request per month which means I need to be sure I have participated in all of the offers that I am interested in before hitting the send button online
  • THE BEST PART IS….If I use coupons to purchase rebate items, I will still get the full rebate amount!!!!!

5. Online Coupons

I should be checking out Rite Aid’s website for manufacturer coupons that I can print and take with me when I am on my Coupon Quest.
6. Unadvertised Sales
Even though the weekly sales insert lists a lot of deals, but it doesn’t list all of the deal. So I can go online to view Rite Aid’s unadvertised specials .

7. Gifts of Savings Program

A few times throughout the year (back-to-school and Christmas are typical), Rite Aid runs a Gifts of Savings promotion. If I Spend $100 during the promotional period and enter my receipts online, I will earn a $20 gift certificate.
8. Stacking Coupons (also known as using a store coupon with a manufacturers coupon).
I can combine manufacturer coupons, with Rite Aid manufacturer coupons, store coupons and total purchase coupons to save BIG. That sounds like a store I want to shop at!
Well, I feel like I have really learned a lot today about Rite Aid. If I have some free time later I will put together a list of things to buy and head out on a Coupon Quest.  I will let you know how it goes!!
Any tips or questions?  Please leave a comment!
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