My Rite Aid Trip 9/25 = Moneymaker

After a long dry spell and not shopping at Rite Aid, I see some good weeks coming up!

Here is what I did this week:

Transaction #1
(1) Similsan Eye Drops $6.99
(1) Periobalance $20.49
Total $27.48
Used $5.00/1 Periobalance Coupon
Used $1.75/1 Similsan Coupon
Total After coupons: $20.73
Get $20.00 UPR from Periobalance
Get $6.00 UPR from Similsan
Moneymaker after coupons & UPR

Transaction #2
(4) Softsoap Bodywash $2.99 ea.
(1) Crest $2.69
(1) Oral B Toothbrush $2.69
Total: $17.34
used(4) $1.00/1 Softsoap Coupon
used (1) $1.00/1 Crest Coupon
used (1) $1.00/1 Oral B Coupon
$11.34 after coupons
Get (4) $2.00 UPR softsoap
Get (2) $2.69 UPR Crest
Moneymaker after coupons & UPR

I love these kind of weeks at Rite Aid. You can see all the coupon matchups for Rite Aid here.

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  • Sharon A.

    Dear Shannon I have recently noticed that you are not putting the date of issue for the coupons i.e

    1.00 crest coupon ( 9/11/11 rp)

    Is there a reason – I organized my coupons so that i can clip only what I need and I will be so sad :{

    I am hoping that I have misunderstood..

    • Shannon


      I do not put them in my shopping trip posts – but they are all listed in the matchups. So if you note at the bottom of the post I say see the matchups, you will find that all the coupons are listed like this:

      Crest Pro-Health Clean Mint or Oral-B 3D White Vivid – $2.69
      Get $2.69 UPR
      $1/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel Excl Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar, exp. 9/30/11 (P&G 08/28/11)
      $0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 9/30/11 (P&G 08/28/11)
      $0.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar 3D White, Pro-Health, Complete, Indicator or Cavity Defense Manual Toothbrushes, exp. 9/30/11 (P&G 08/28/11)
      Free + overage after coupon & UPR

      The reason is time. I simply do not have the time to look up all the coupons again – once my coupons are cut and redeemed. I write up my shopping trips from my receipts. I do make it a point to link to where you can find all the coupons necessary. Hope this helps.

  • Rachael

    I’m sorry so many of you have problems with Rite Aid! I LOVE the 2 stores by me. They’ve always been very helpful. One of my UPS printed without a barcode a few weeks ago and the manager fixed it all up for me! :)

  • Susan

    My GUM Perio Balance caused me to get the $5 Oral Care UPR so it was a really sweet deal.
    Gum Perio Balance 19.99
    Similasan Dry Eye 6,99
    used $5.00 GUm coupon and $1.00 Similasan

    Total $22.46(incl. tax)
    Got $20 UPR GUM
    $6.00 UPR Similasan
    $5.00 UPR Oral Care
    $7.54 MM(and I have a great Rite Aid)

    • Florence

      I had a similar deal to Susan. It was priced 24.99 at my store but it triggered the $5.00 oral care UPR so it worked out, :)

  • Erin

    Isabel, what kind of problems have you had with walgreens? Just curious. I’ve only been shopping there about 2 months but I’ve never had any problems. I’m curious though as to what to look out for. Thanks!!

    • Maggie

      The thing that drives me nuts at Walgreens is needing to buy more items than you have coupons and not being able to use a RR to purchase the same item that the RR was for. They had some great back to school deals so I have been doing small purchases there. I prefer Rite Aid and CVS, much easier.

      • Jen

        UGH WALGREENS!!!! I have problems there every time I go. Some of the deals are so good that I keep trying but I seem to have issues everytime I go. Last week after double checking my manufactur’s coupons and register rewards vs. the number of items in my order (I had 3 items, two coupons and one rr) the cashier told me that I could not use all of them because one of the coupons was for $3 off 2 items and therefore it counted as two coupons. I even asked for the manager and she said it had always been that way?? Where in their policy does it say that??? It is still only one coupon. What if it had been for $ off of 5 items? Would that count as 5 coupons?? SOOOOO frustrating!! UPRs and ECBs are so much easier, you can just use them like you would a gift card. I give up trying to figure out the RR rules, they seem to make up more as they go along anyway.

  • Giovanna

    There seriously must have been some type of glitch today, I guess others also had an issue with the UPRs printing….

  • Isabel

    I love rite aid, my store is awesome!!!! They only thing on this trip was that one up rewards didn’t print for the soft soap I got 3-2 up but I should gotten 4. They were all very friendly and they gave a 2 gift card to correct the issue.
    Walgreens is a store I will never go back to they are horrible!!!!
    I haven’t gone in months and will not go back they are mean, mean people!

    • Bethanie

      I have the opposite issue. My Walgreens is so much more helpful and friendlier than the Rite Aid.

    • Chris

      Any Walgreens I have tried have real issues, and they are completely UNhelpful when there are issues with rewards not printing!

  • Jennifer K

    I gave Rite Aid another chance today after about a year of boycotting–I ended up returning everything. Not only do they not mark the shelves correctly, but they do nothing to try to help rectify the situation. And of course, once they scanned my $20 UP from the Doctor’s Night Guard (the one item I really need, I use these things and they are expensive) when my next transaction was incorrect they couldn’t give me the UP back. And didn’t offer to put it on a gift card or anything. I’m done.

    • Meryl

      ooo, no- that is all wrong. At the very least get your UPR back, use them and be done! No way would I let them keep my $20!

      • Brooke

        Yes! At the very least, chat or call with customer service to complain and make sure you get your $20 back! That’s not acceptable

    • Chris

      Definitely explain this politely to the 800 #!!! I did all those transactions yesterday after beginning with the Night Guard, and everything printed!! The one manager there even gave me a post coupon cash back FIRST yesterday for accidentally expired UPs. A couple months ago at the same store I had a manager refuse to do anything with them, and niether would corporate when I called them. But this guy was great, and handed me $14 cash to begin my transactions yesterday. This central PA Rite is great.

  • Giovanna

    None of my UPs printed this morning. Manager told me it was because I used the $20 UP from last week to pay for the items. I’ve never had this problem before, I have always used my UPs towards items with UP rewards. Has anyone had this happen to them?

    • Shannon


      That is a bunch of bologna. Be sure to call customer service first thing tomorrow and get your UPR.

      • Giovanna

        Thanks Shannon, I thought the same thing. I am going to give customer service a call tomorrow and see what happens….

        • Shannon

          Please let us know how you make out!

        • Maggie

          This is so wrong. I went this morning and bought the following:
          3 – Irish Spring Bodywash
          1 – Softsoap Bodywash
          2 – Crest Toothpaste
          1 – Colgate
          1 – Similisan Eye Drops

          I used my $20 Scott catalina without any problems, I was so glad it went so smoothly.

  • Lisa S

    I have had nothing but problems with Rite Aid lately. I did the (4) softsoap, (2) Aussie styling products, (2) Oral B toothbrushes, and got no UPR. I am so frustrated. The associates are no help. I sat there and returned my whole order…it was a complete waste of time! Now in addition to NEVER shopping at Kmart again, I can see Rite Aid is coming to make that list soon!

    • Ruth Jenkins

      I also had an experience last week where the UPR for the Scott didn’t even track on my receipt or print the UPR. The manager returned all the items and did the transaction again and this time, it worked. I’m lucky that the managers in my area are awesome, if the manager doesn’t have a clue about UPRs or how to fix their system error, I can see your frustration. I also never shop at Kmart, the employees are rude and it is just not worth it. It baffles me that there are still in business.

    • Kathy

      I feel your pain. I’m actually taking a break and just casually Rite Aiding right now due to stress. I really get too wrapped up in it and consumed by it. LOL

      Just some helpful suggestions…

      You may have done this, but always make sure your RA card is scanned first. I’ve had problems when it wasn’t. I’ve also had times they scanned it and it didn’t register too. Try explaing that to them, um my discount was better than the sale price so I was charged the wrong price – boy was that a headache since they didn’t believe me. I don’t think there is a way of knowing ahead of time unfortunately when the machine doesn’t take it without being able to look at their screen yourself. I usually have them scan it before I put any items on the counter.

      Also, do a chat with customer service or call them. They have made good on everything I didn’t get when I have contacted them – UP wise that is.

      Good Luck.

      • Shannon

        Kathy.. SUCH A SIMPLE TIP – but so true. You must must must get them to scan it first. Every single time it doesnt scan first, I have issues. So I normally hand them my card and check to see if it registered, before I even put anything up on the counter. Great tip.

  • Judy R

    Where did you get the $1.00/1 softsoap coupon?

    • Shanta

      Judy mines was in today’s Smartsource

  • Shanta

    meant to say Good afternoon….lol :~)

  • Shanta

    Good morning Shannon. I love these kind of weeks too!!!!!

  • ozzie

    Hi sharon, i think there is an awesome deal for next week in the rite aid dept. there def is a deal in the cvs dept. for dove hair care in rite aid, buy 15 get 5 upr. there is a $2 off dove shampoo conditioner and hair styler in the video values, there is cirrentky a 75 cents off dove hair care, and hoping its not regional, there is a BOGO ON SHAMPOO. so that should be an awesome deal, if not there might be a 3.50 off two. i know u cant use coupon and bogo but heres hoping u can use video values n bogo. ortherwise, the coupon n bogo would be reserved for cvs (their coupon policy is not very clear on bogos so it might work.
    cvs deal
    buy 6 dove shampoo
    use 3 bogo and use 3 .75 off,
    pay about 6.75 out of pocket and get 5 ecb back

    pls check the rite aid deal if its possible, i dont want you to mislead your readers. thanks,

    • Shannon


      Let me look at this further.. because even with the new CVS policy, it could be an issue. let me check it and get it posted soon! thanks