Here's what you need to know to get started:
Wellness+Rewards card - this is a free rewards card that you get from Rite Aid; if you don't have one, stop in at Rite Aid and get one today! You will sign up using your phone number; you can request a physical card at the time of sign up and it will be mailed to you. You need to sign up for a Wellness+Rewards account to get all the great deals that Rite Aid has to offer, but you do not have to have a physical card - you can simply enter your phone number during your transactions. You can sign up in store or online HERE. Every time you shop, you will want to scan your card or enter your number so you can earn wellness points, and earn and spend BonusCash. If you have a wellness+plenti card, you can still use that card. You do not need to get a new card.
The number of wellness points you have determines your savings level at Rite Aid. You earn wellness points on every purchase - 1 point for every dollar you spend (before coupons). Everyone starts out with "Bronze Status"
- Bronze Status - 0-499 wellness points - earn a 10% off shopping pass for every 100 wellness points you earn, up to 499. The shopping pass will take 10% off of the regular price of every item in your transaction, or you will get the sale price, whichever is the better deal
- Silver Status - 500-999 wellness points - 10% off the regular priced items in all your transactions. If an item is on sale, you will get the sale price or 10% off the regular price, whichever is the better deal
- Gold Status - 1000+ wellness points - 20% off the regular priced items in all your transactions. If an item is on sale, you will get the sale price or 20% off the regular price, whichever is the better deal
Wellness points reset on January 1st each year. Whatever status you earned the previous year will remain in place until December 31st of the following year. So you have until December 31st to earn enough wellness points to make your status for the following year. You can see your wellness points status on every receipt. Wellness points have no cash value - they are simply a way of tracking your spending and rewarding you for shopping.
BonusCash is rewards you earn at Rite Aid for purchasing specially marked items; these items change each week and can be found in the weekly ad. BC earned can be spent after 6am the day after earning. BC can even be used for tax!
You can earn BC in store (and online) by purchasing specific items each week. Sometimes you have to spend a certain amount to earn the BC; other times you have to buy a specific number of items to earn the BC. These details are in the weekly ad, as well as on the tags in store. Note - offers that require you to purchase "two" will not track - you must buy both items in the same transaction; same with offers that require that you spend $9 or less - they will not track either. Offers that require you to spend more than $9 will track on the bottom of your receipt so you do not have to purchase all at once.
You can earn BC and redeem BC in the same transaction. BC earned today can be redeemed after 6am the next day, and expire 60 days after earning. After you scan your card (or enter your number), you will be asked on the pin pad if you want to redeem your BC. There is no way currently to only use partial BC.
You can find a list of your accumulated BonusCash in the Link2Card coupon section online or on the app. However, if you earned two BC for the same deal, only one of them will show. To verify how much BC you have, go online and add some high-dollar items to your cart. You should then see your BC being deducted.
You can access your wellness account online as well. You will have access to your account information and wellness status, and you can sign up to receive emails from Rite Aid that oftentimes contain valuable coupons. You can also search products - I find this extremely valuable when I am working on a breakdown and I'm unsure of the price of an item. I have found the prices online to be pretty accurate to what I find in store.
Rite Aid accepts up to 4 identical manufacturer coupons per transaction. They accept insert coupons, internet prints, peelies, tearpads, etc. They also accept store coupons. Store coupons can be found in the weekly ad, online, and occasionally on the product. Many of the store coupons say "manufacturer coupon" on them; however, if you look at the barcode, it will start with RC48 or RC49 - that means it is a store coupon, and can be "stacked' with a manufacturer coupon.
One thing to be aware of is that Rite Aid does NOT allow a manufacturer coupon on an item that is made free by a sale. So if an item is on sale in store "Buy One, Get One Free", you can only use a manufacturer coupon on the first item. Their policy does not allow a coupon to be used on the free item. In addition, you cannot use a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale or a BOGO-50% sale.
Rite Aid also offers Link2Card coupons. You can access those through your wellness account online. Simply click on the coupon at it will be added to your card and will automatically deduct at the register when you purchase the item. These coupons are one-time use and will disappear after you use them, and will only apply to one item. These are usually manufacturer coupons and cannot be stacked with an additional manufacturer coupon, but can be stacked with a store coupon. Occasionally, you will find a store L2C coupon. These can usually be determined when you click "info" on the coupon - no remitting information is usually a sign that it is a store coupon.
Also be aware that some items in the ad require that you purchase a certain number of items to get the sale price. For example, if the ad says "2 for $5 or $2.99 each", you will have to buy at least 2 items to get the sale price of $2.50. If you only purchase one, you will be charged $2.99 (minus gold or silver status discount). However, as long as you purchase AT LEAST 2, you will get the sale price for any quantity above two as well. So, if you purchase 3 items, you will be charged $2.50 for each one.
Official Coupon Policy can be found HERE
On the first Wednesday of every month, known as Wellness Wednesday, Rite Aid issues coupons geared towards the needs of seniors. On this day only, you can find a coupon booklet in store - usually on a table at the front of the store or near the pharmacy. While these deals are geared towards seniors who are part of the Wellness65 program, the coupons do not specify that theyare only good for seniors. These are store coupons, and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons, and are typically high value.
Note - some stores may insist that these are only to be used for Wellness65 members. It is the mananger's discretion, as with all coupons.
Wellness+ Allergy Program
Rite Aid's allergy program rewards you with BonusCash when you purchase any allergy products. You must sign up for the program by printing the barcode FOUND HERE and presenting it to the cashier prior to your first allergy purchase. You only have to do that one time and you are enrolled for the remainder of the year. Once you purchase $75 in qualifying items (before coupons), you will receive $20 BonusCash. The spending does track - you do not have to purchase all at once. It will track for the entire year, and there doesn't appear to be a limit to the number of times you can earn this reward.
Rite Aid is a retailer with a catalina machine (most locations). Several different types of coupons come out of that machine.
- Weekly Sales Suggestions - this is string of ads for the upcoming sale, based on what you usually buy - just an ad, no coupons
- Rite Aid Coupons - these may say "manufacturer coupon" on them, but the barcode begins with a "RC" - that's how you know these are store coupons and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. There seems to be no rhyme or reason for these printing. These coupons are not currently tied to your plenti card, so can be used on a different card than the one it printed for
- Manufacturer Coupons - these also say manufacturer coupon on them, but have a normal barcode, and cannot be stacked with another manufacturer coupon
- Catalinas - these are $-off coupons that are not for a specific item, they are good "on your next order" of just about anything in the store. These print when you purchase specific quantities of specific items (changes monthly) - new offers are added all the time. If your catalina does not print, there is nothing that can be done at the store level. You will need to contact catalina - fill out THIS FORM and your catalina will arrive via usps mail within 10 days or so.
Post by Kim Meroney