Last week, I explained the ins and outs of shopping at CVS. It can be really confusing to new shoppers at CVS.
However, Rite Aid (aka Longs, Brooks, and Eckerds) is a lot easier program to shop. Here are the basics:
- Rite Aid has a monthly rebate program called the Single Check Rebate (SCR). You can either pick up a rebate book from the front of the store each month or look at the list online here (click on View Offers). Many times, the best rebates are only good for a week period and the item is on sale also.
- Rite Aid also added a rewards program, called +UP Rewards. When an item qualifies for a +UP Reward, it will print on the bottom of the receipt to be used for your next purchase. Find out more information about the program at +UP Rewards 101.
When you make a purchase that's eligible for an SCR, you can either enter your receipts online or save up all the receipts and mail them in at the end of the month. You can only make one check request for the month, so it's best to wait until the end of the month. You will receive your check a couple of weeks after requesting it. It will come on a postcard, and you can either deposit it at your bank or use it to make a purchase at Rite Aid. Please note: I usually have trouble depositing the check at the ATM, but I've never had a problem when I deposit it through the drive-thru.
- In the weekly flyer, Rite Aid usually offers in-store coupons. These are Rite Aid coupons (unless they specifically state Manufacturer Coupon) and they can be stacked with manufacturer coupons (and combined with an SCR).
- Rite Aid accepts manufacturer's coupons. In the past, the official policy was that they did not accept internet printables (although some stores did), but they have recently changed that policy so that they now ACCEPT internet printables (up to $5) as well as coupons from the newspaper inserts.
- Occasionally, Rite Aid will also offer a coupon such as $5 off a $25 purchase that can be stacked with the other coupons and SCRs. You will want to purchase $25 worth of goods and give the $5 off $25 purchase coupon first and then hand the cashier the rest of your coupons.
Do you shop at Rite Aid and take advantage of the SCRs? Did I miss anything in my tutorial?