Friday, August 6, 2010

Shopping Drugstores: Rite Aid 101 Part 2 of 3

Hello,

Today I will talk about shopping at Rite Aid. This drug store has recently become my favorite drug store to shop. I'm sure you will come to love it too! :)

First, like CVS, they have a rewards card as well. Their card is called the Wellness + card. You just have to fill out a simple form to receive your card, at no charge of course. You will get a $5 off your next $25 purchase just for signing up. (Remember to use this coupon before any other coupons, so your total doesn't dip below the $25, as we talked about in Part 1 of this series.) The cashier will need to scan your card in order to get the sales prices. There are many benefits to using this card.
  • Card members receive 10% off Rite Aid products
  • Only members get the sales price
  • Also, you have access to a pharmacist when you call the 1-800 number
There is also a reward point system. For every dollar spent (not including prescriptions), you get one point. For prescription purchases you get 25 points. These points add up to rewards that you can read more about here.

In addition to all this, Rite Aid also has +Up Rewards on items in their weekly circular. These are very similar to the CVS ECB's discussed in Part 1 of this series. These +UP rewards will print at the end of your receipt to be used like money on your next purchase.

That's not all though folks! Rite Aid also has something called Single Check Rebates. These are FANTASTIC! When you walk into a Rite Aid you should see near the front door, the ads, as well as a Single Check Rebate booklet (SCR). Pick one up! These booklets come out once a month. They are packed full with upcoming items that will be included in the Single Check Rebate Program for the month. Ok, now your asking....what does it do? spit it out! Well, when you purchase an item that is currently featured in the weekly circular for a Single Check Rebate, you will get back the specified amount in a check. Yes, a check that you can cash in for money at the bank to use anywhere you please!

Let me explain some things about this program. First, you need to go here, and click on Sign Up For SCR. This will set you up an account, so that you can get your check. The way you get your check is, when you purchase an item that is included in the SCR program, you have to come home and enter your receipt into your account. You will see in the link I provided above a link for entering your receipts. It does that a few days for your receipt to show up. Of course, you have to be sure to set up your account first.

Second, you can only request your check once during the month. So, I always keep entering receipts until I know I for sure I will not be returning again for that month, then and only then, click on the request your check field. It does take a few weeks to get your check.

I know this seems like a lot of things to do, but it is definitely worth it! This is how you read about people getting free groceries. They cash in their checks, and use them at the grocery stores for things that maybe you don't see many coupons for, like meat, and produce.

Let me give you a perfect example:

Next week (8/8-8/4) Rite Aid's ad will have
-Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield Toothpaste 4.2oz for $2.69, and there is a $1 Proctor & Gamble (PG) manufacture coupon that came out on 8/01/10, which brings your Out of Pocket (OOP) to $1.69 + tax. This item is also featured this week in the SCR program for $2.69. Yes, when you come home and enter your receipt, you will get back the full $2.69 sale price at the end of the month when you request your check.

Once again, I would like to give credit to i heart rite aid , which is where I always check for the upcoming deals at Rite Aid.

Well, hopefully this post has been informative, and clear. Please feel free to leave questions, or comments! I love to hear from you. :)

Until next time, Happy Shopping!
Jennifer

4 comments:

Tracey said...

I just posted today about my first venture into the drugstore game at Rite Aid! Your post is very helpful and cleared up a few questions I still had. Thanks so much!!

Jessica said...

Wow! Great info! It's taking everything I've got to not make a third trip to town this week to try out all these new places!

Jennifer said...

Tracey,
Thanks for stopping by! Come back anytime. :)

Jennifer said...

Jessica,
Ha! Ha! Isn't it fun to get such great deals! I'm glad you liked the post. Thanks for passing along my blog! Have a great day!

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