New Rite Aid Coupon Policy 08/03

Here is the new Rite Aid coupon policy you all have been waiting for, directly from Rite Aid. I will have a nice clean official version posted later, but so you can start reading…. Questions, leave them in the comments!

Rite Aid – Coupon Acceptance

To Our Valued Customers:

Rite Aid gladly accepts the following coupon types as detailed in the coupon acceptance guidelines listed below:

COUPON TYPES:

Manufacturer Coupons

  • Manufacturer coupons are found in newspapers, magazines and even affixed to products. The UPC on these coupons begins with a “5.”

Rite Aid Manufacturer Coupons

  • Rite Aid Manufacturer coupons generally appear in our weekly circular, on our website and are sent to customers via e-mail. These coupons are labeled “manufacturer coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “49.”

Rite Aid Valuable Coupons

  • Rite Aid coupons are labeled “variable coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “48.”

Internet/Print at Home coupons

  • Rite Aid will accept Internet/ print at home coupons up to The equivalent value of $5.00 off.
  • A Rite Aid coupon (with the Rite Aid logo) is NOT considered an Internet coupon (even if printed off the Internet) and is therefore not subject to the $5.00 maximum.

+UP Reward Coupons

  • +UP Reward coupons are special coupons earned by a customer in a prior purchase that can be used for any nonprescription purchase with a small number of exclusions that are listed on the +UP coupon. Multiple +UP coupons can be used (subject to the printed exclusions) up to the amount of purchase before sales tax.

Buy One, Get One Free

  • We accept two coupons for the purchase of two items that are on Buy One, Get One Free Promotion.
  • We accept a Buy One, Get One Free Coupon with an item that is in our flyer as Buy One, Get One Free, meaning both items are free. The cash register will compute any sales tax due, which varies by state law.

Total Purchase Coupons

  • Rite Aid may feature total purchase coupons which discount the total purchase amount based upon meeting specific requirements. For example, $5 off a 525 purchase price threshold coupon.
  • These coupons are accepted under the Following conditions:
    • The coupon is valid and in date: only one total purchase coupon per transaction.
    • Total purchase equals or exceeds $25 before tax (before any coupons are applied).
    • Coupons for individual items can also be used including another “48″ coupon that is tied to an item in the transaction.
    • Provided the total of items purchased is equal to or greater than the purchase requirement, other coupons can be used in conjunction with the total purchase coupon.

ACCEPTANCE GUIDELINES:

General Guidelines:

  • Coupons must be valid and in date; Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Register will validate coupon through scanning or keyed entry of the coupon UPC number.
  • 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.
  • When making a return for a product that had a coupon attached, Rite Aid cannot refund cash for the value of the coupon and cannot return the coupon that was used.
  • Rite Aid reserves the right to not accept any coupon where the validity or the coupon cannot be established.

Multiple Coupons

  • More than one coupon can be used on the purchase of a single item under the following conditions:
  • All coupons match the item being purchased.
  • The total of the coupons is equal to or less than the selling price of the item before sales tax.
  • No more than one “48″ Rite Aid valuable coupon, one “49″ Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon, and one “5″manufacturer coupon can be used on a single item.
  • Rite Aid may accept multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager’s sole discretion.

Revised August 2010


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  • Julie

    Until this written policy, I didn’t realize there were two different coupons in the RA circular, the manufacturer and Rite Aid valuable coupon. So to be clear, only those marked with rite aid valuable coupon and bar code starting in 48 are able to be stacked with another manufacturer coupon? Many of the coupons in the circular start with a 49 and read manufacturer coupon.

  • Megan

    My concern is the internet coupons line – I had a problem at a store last week that had a sign up next to the register (it must’ve been old) that said internet coupons were limited to one per transaction up to a value of $5.00. The policy you posted earlier said “$5.00 off per item”, however this policy says “Rite Aid will accept Internet/ print at home coupons up to The equivalent value of $5.00 off.” and doesn’t state per item. I am nervous that the store will interpret this as $5.00 total per transaction.
    Have you encountered this before?
    Another quick question – how does a BOGO free coupon work with a BOGO 50% off sale? Do they take off the full price item or the 1/2 price item?
    Thanks so much for all of this Shannon!

    • Shannon

      @Megan,

      the 50% item for BOGO free – if you run into issues, call into customer service they should be able to help!

  • Nashon

    Oh so you mean like with the Veet that was bogo for 6.99 and I gave the lady two three dollar off coupons and she didn’t want to accept them. She called someone on the phone and I explained to her that their new coupon policy allows me to do so. She said no you can’t use a coupon on the item you are getting for free… It kinda made me mad!!!!

  • Valerie

    Lisa, Here here! We’ve known the policy better than the employees at RA for some time. Let’s hope they actually train them on this rather than continuing to throw them (and us!) to the wolves each time we try to use multiple coupons on a transaction.

  • Nashon

    So are you saying that you can use a BOGO coupon and another coupon for the item you are paying for? when they say “We accept two coupons for the purchase of two items that are on Buy One, Get One Free Promotion.” So If i had a BOGO coupon for something and a .75 off 1 rite aid would accept both coupons correct??

    • Shannon

      @Nashon,

      No. this means if Rite Aid has toothpaste on sale BOGO, then you can use 2 $.75/1 coupons for the sale.

  • Lisa

    Yes and every cashier should have to pass an “open book” exam regarding the policy.

  • mike

    This policy should be on every cash register and yes, every associate can access this through the web browser.

  • Dee

    Mary, Typically all stores reimburse you for manufacturer’s coupons on a return. I’ve returned Physician’s Formula cosmetics at Rite Aid before & got reimbursed for the $5 coupon I used!

  • So good to know Thanks so much for the info and the work you do!

  • Mary

    The part about returns is not clarified sufficiently. I understand that you will not be reimbursed for a video value or a RA coupon on a return but does that include a regular manufacturer’s coupon that you would get from the Sunday paper or print online? If not, then RA will profit from your return and the customer will lose out on the money and the loss of the coupon itself.

  • Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. SO NICE to have this ;) Thank you for posting the details of it. Now if only Walgreens could do the same …… would really help a lot ;)

  • Cheryl

    This is great!!! Thanks so much. I can’t wait to print my new official policy.

  • Jen T

    Yay!! Good work Rite Aid. =)

  • Mel

    Looks pretty good to me! It clearly states policy on all issues that I’ve run into at my store ( BOGO, in-ad,manf, & RA, etc). Can’t wait to get the official policy printed so I can whip it out when needed : )

  • Kristin

    I love Rite Aid!!! Their SCR program has been so helpful to me and the UP Rewards make it even better!

  • Jennifer

    Is this posted on their website somewhere? My local Rite Aid told me two days ago that they wouldn’t accept more than one +Up reward coupons per transaction. I’d like to print this to take with me.

  • sounds good to me. wish every store had a policy as clear as this one

  • Devin

    Thank you for posting this! I decided a few weeks ago I would only shop there for the SCR deals b/c I was having so much trouble using coupons, hopefully this will make this more clear!!

  • Looks good to me- I like that the multiple usage of coupons is clear- No more than one “48″ Rite Aid valuable coupon, one “49″ Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon, and one “5″manufacturer coupon can be used on a single item.- that’s helpful- because isn’t that using an in-ad, with a VV & a MQ? That was one that had previously been a YMMV… Is this on their website somewhere to print to keep in my coupon binder or where can I get a clean copy of this?