How to Coupon at Rite Aid
Rite Aid is a couponer’s paradise. Unfortunately, many look at it as confusing and shy away. Don’t! We’re here to break it down, answer your basic questions and show you how to make the most of shopping at Rite Aid. Get ready to Learn How to Coupon at Rite Aid!
Rite Aid has 2 savings programs in place: The Wellness + program and Plenti Points program.
- You must sign up for a Rite Aid Wellness + with Plenti to get the sale prices, earn Wellness + Status AND earn Plenti Points. You can sign up and get a card online or in store. You’ll get a keychain card and a regular sized wallet card.
Wellness + has 3 levels: for each dollar you spend (pre-coupon total) you will earn 1 point.
►Bronze — 250 points to 499 (Bronze Level gives 10% off all Rite Aid Brand products for one year, and a one time 10% off shopping pass)
►Silver – 500 points to 999 – (Silver Level gives 10% off the entire store (some exclusions apply), and a wellness reward such as a gym membership or health screening
►Gold – 1000 points and up (20% off the entire store (some exclusions apply).
You have an entire calendar year to build up your status. Whatever status you earn, you retain your status the following year after. For example, last year (2015) I earned Gold status. I have all the benefits of a Gold card until 12/31/16. Your Wellness + points reset to zero on January 1st and you have the entire year to earn your next year’s status.
The percentage off discounts you earn by reaching the different Wellness + levels apply to items at regular price. In the event that your items are on sale and you go to use your percentage off coupon, you’ll receive the sale price or your percentage off discount, whichever is greater. Save that coupon for something you need that is not on sale. ;-)
Plenti Points are a whole other ballgame, one like no other. It’s a Rewards program where you can earn points at one store, and redeem at another. Plenti Partners include Rite Aid, Macy’s, AT&T (you can earn points just for paying your bill!), Exxon, Mobil, Hulu and more! Points earned at one store can be used at another, making it the most versatile Rewards program out there! I’ve racked up points buying household stuff at Rite Aid, then used those points to fill up my gas tank C-H-E-A-P!
Redeeming is pretty simple. Once you have 200 Points ($2) you can redeem them. Just tell the cashier you want to redeem them, you enter your zip code on the credit card PIN pad and it comes off your total! My absolute favorite part of Plenti is the points ROLL, meaning you can redeem points and in the same transaction earn new ones! Plenti is considered a form of tender, so you can even use them on tax, and spend ZERO OOP.
To learn which products are giving back Plenti Points each week, just browse your store ad. You can usually earn points back on one or two deals; the limit is listed in the ad. There are two types: a threshold offer (where you have to buy a certain dollar amount (before any coupons are applied) to get the points back, and a flat offer, like when you buy 2 products you earn back points.
▼AN EXAMPLE OF A THRESHOLD OFFER▼
▼A FLAT OFFER▼
LOAD 2 CARD, STORE COUPONS AND COUPON POLICY NOTES:
Rite Aid offers store coupons (found in the flyer) and manufacturer’s coupons that you can load right onto your Wellness + card. Some things to remember:
- Load 2 Card coupons are manufacturer’s coupons and DO NOT stack with paper or printable manufacturer coupons. If attempted, the Load 2 Card coupon will reject.
- The coupons located in the Rite Aid Flyer are marked as Manufacturer Coupons. However, I will guarantee you 99.9% (to be safe) of the time they are store coupons and can be stacked. The numbers under the barcode will always start with RC or RA.
- No Limit to like coupons. You are subject to the limits stated on coupons themselves.
- Rite Aid is unique in that they’re the only store I know that specifically states they accept a dollar off and BOGO coupon on the same 2 items. That means you can use a B1G1 FREE coupon and one $1/1 (or any other dollar amount) coupon on 2 items to maximize your savings. You’ll save even more if you have store coupons to stack with this! A BOGO Coupon with a BOGO sale is not allowed.
- Store coupons (both ecoupons and printable coupons) only work once per card, unless otherwise stated in the small print on the specific coupon.
- You cannot use a coupon on a free item in a BOGO sale. If the sale is BOGO 50% off, you may use a coupon on each item.
- In the event of a 2 for sale (like 2/$5) you must buy two for the sale. One item is regular retail price.
As always it is important to be familiar with your stores coupon policy. It is subject to change at any time. Go here to see Rite Aid’s Coupon Policy