The Beginner’s Guide to Couponing at Rite Aid
An In-Depth Look at the Rite Aid Coupon Policy
Rite Aid, it’s one of my favorite stores to coupon at!
Because couponing at Rite Aid is a breeze.
This store has an EASY to use reward system. Learn the system and you can be saving lots of $$$!
Ready to learn it all?
I’ll teach you everything you need to know to be a successful couponer at Rite Aid in this beginners guide to couponing at Rite Aid.
Couponing at Rite Aid
To get started couponing at Rite Aid, you’ll want to do two things:
1. You will want to get a Plenti Card. You can sign up in store or join online.
2. After you have joined the Plenti program, the next step is to sign up for a wellness +with Plenti account.
Once you do both those things, you will have all of these benefits:
- Earn up to 20% off almost anything in store.
- Manage and redeem digital coupons simply with the Load2Card feature.
- Earn Plenti points in-store and at RiteAid.com.
- Access to members-only sale pricing and discounts throughout the store.
Types of Coupons Accepted at Rite Aid
Next up, I’ll go over each type of coupon you can use at Rite Aid.
Manufacturer coupons are found in newspapers, magazines, printed online and even affixed to products. They will clearly say “Manufacturer Coupon” on them.
The UPC on these coupons begins with a “5.” The UPC is the number UNDER the barcode on a coupon.
Rite Aid Manufacturer Coupons
Rite Aid Manufacturer coupons generally appear the weekly store circular, on the Rite Aid website and are sent to customers via email.
These coupons are labeled “Manufacturer Coupon”, as well. They have a UPC that begins with “49.”
Rite Aid Valuable Coupons
There are Rite Aid coupons are labeled “Valuable Coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “48.”
Internet/Print at Home coupons
Rite Aid will accept internet/print at home coupons.
Rite Aid has digital coupons available that can be loaded directly on a wellness+ card or Plenti card.
The register automatically applies the coupon when the qualifying item is scanned. These are called Load2Card coupons.
Buy One, Get One Free Coupons
You CAN use Buy One Get Free coupons at Rite Aid.
Rite Aid will NOT allow you to use a BOGO FREE Coupon with a BOGO FREE Sale.
You can use a BOGO coupon with a dollar amount off coupon.
For example: using a BOGO Pantene Hair coupon and a $1/2 Pantene coupon on both products.
The only rule for using these coupons together is that the dollar amount off coupon cannot exceed the selling price.
Sometimes you may get a coupon that takes an amount off a total purchase.
A $5 off a $25 purchase price threshold coupon. This means you must spend $25 before tax (and before other coupons are applied) first and then $5 will be deducted.
When using a total purchase coupon you CAN use coupons (like a manufacturer coupon) for individual items, as well.
Rite Aid Coupon Rules
Here are the Rite Aid coupon rules you should be aware of.
#1. Coupons must be valid and in date; Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash.
#2. Register will validate coupon through scanning or keyed entry of the coupon UPC number.
#3. In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Rite Aid will accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item.
Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is allowed.
This means they will reduce the amount of the coupon to equal the price of the item and it will then be FREE.
#4. When making a return for a purchase that coupon was used on, Rite Aid cannot refund cash for the value of the coupon and cannot return the coupon that was used.
#5. Rite Aid reserves the right to not accept any coupon where the validity of the coupon cannot be established.
Can I Use More Than One Coupon Per Item?
Yes! This is called coupon stacking.
All coupons used must match the item being purchased (no brainer).
The total value of the coupons must be is equal to or less than the selling price. This means you can get items for FREE.
You can use up to 3 coupons per item:
- One UPC “48” Rite Aid Valuable coupon.
- One UPC “49” Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon.
- One UPC “5” Manufacturer coupon.
The general Rite Aid coupon policy allows you to buy up to 4 of the same item when you use coupons.
IF you want to buy more than 4 you must get manager’s permission. It is up to the discretion of the manager and stock on hand.
Do I pay tax when I use coupons?
Yes, you will pay applicable sales tax on the full price of the item before coupons.
What are Plenti Points?
Plenti Points are another way to save at Rite Aid! Plenti points are Rite Aid’s rewards program.
You can earn Plenti Points on everything you buy in the store. And each week there are different offers to earn more points on select purchases.
To earn them, all you need to do is use a Plenti Card, key tag or enter your linked phone number at the register.
These points expire – but not for 2 years!
Plenti points that are earned can be used the next day after 6am to buy products.
100 Points = $1.00.
What are Wellness+ Points?
Wellness+ Points are another rewards program that Rite Aid uses. These points are different than Plenti Points.
You also earn Wellness+ Points for every purchase you make at Rite Aid. These points are earned in conjunction with Plenti Points offers.
Earn 1 wellness+ point for every dollar spent on non-prescription purchases. Earn up to 25 wellness+ points for every prescription filled.
Wellness+ Points Add Up to More Savings!
- Earn 100 Points to Bronze Status and get a 10% off shopping pass for every 100 points.
- Earn 500 Points to Silver Status and enjoy 10% off almost the entire store for a year.
- Earn 1000 points to Gold Status to get 20% off almost the entire store for a year!
Additional Ways to Save
I have just three extra money saving tips for you when it comes to couponing at Rite Aid.
One: Watch your email for coupons. They send out special, unique coupons this way sometimes.
Two: Check the Weekly Ad for savings, sale and Plenti Point offers each week.
Three: Look at your receipts – coupons are sometimes printed at the bottom of them.
That’s wrap, that’s all I have to teach you about couponing at Rite Aid. Now you’re a complete pro when it comes to couponing at Rite Aid – right?
Okay, soooo it may take a little longer to get a complete handle on things.
You have all the foundational information, and I’m sure you’ll be saving lots of money in no time!
Let it all sink in, you’ll soon come to appreciate the simplicity of couponing at Rite Aid compared to some other stores.