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2009

Rite Aid FAQs

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Rite Aid has one of the best and easiest rebate programs around-called Single Check rebates. The rebate offers typically change monthly and you need to pay attention to the exact dates as they don’t usually run from the 1st of the month to the end of the month.
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SINGLE CHECK REBATES:
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That means exactly what it says. You can get one check for all your rebates per month from Rite Aid. So you need to plan out your month because you can only request one check per household per month. If you only have one rebate you are interested in, you can request your rebate anytime after it has been accepted. If you aren’t sure, you might want to hold your rebates open and request the check after the rebate period ends.
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You can register HERE for the rebate program and start entering receipts immediately. There are a few reasons why I particularly like Rite Aid rebates.

1. Since you enter your receipt online you don’t need to mail anything in. That means you can double dip on rebates. So if there is a Rite Aid rebate and a manufacturer rebate on the same item you can enter your receipt to get the full amount back from Rite Aid and then mail in your receipt to get the refund from the manufacturer. You can also use a coupon on the item to make even more of a profit.
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2. The checks come pretty quickly. I would say 3-4 weeks after you request your check it will arrive in the mail. (It is a postcard that looks exactly like the one pictured). You can cash it at any bank or you can take it in to Rite Aid and use it like cash on another transaction.
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3. You will get the full rebate from Rite Aid regardless of whether you use coupons. So if an item is $20 and has a $20 rebate and you use a $5/20 Rite Aid coupon AND a $2 manufacturer coupon you will still get a full $20 rebate.
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4. You only need to enter the information at the top of your receipt- the date, transaction # etc… The SCR system automatically tallies all the rebates you qualify for.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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How are purchase amounts calculated- before coupon or after coupon?
They are almost always before coupon. So if there is a rebate that offers $5 back on a $20 purchase, you don’t need to pay $20 in cash. You just need a pre-coupon amount to hit $20.
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Do I have to buy all the rebate items at one time?
No. If a rebate is for 3 packs of diapers you can buy them all separately or whatever works for you. Just so long as the pre coupon amount or the quantity purchased is all done before the rebate period ends you will still qualify for the full rebate.
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Can I have more than one SCR account?
These are limited to one per household, so you can have two accounts or more only if they are sent to separate addresses.
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What happens if my store is out of a rebate item?
You can get a rain check on a rebate item! You need to pay careful attention to the dates of the rebate. If it is a month long rebate you can simply buy the item anytime during the month and use the rain check to get the item at the sale price, then submit the receipt online as usual. If it is outside of the specified rebate period, you can still get a rain check and buy the item later. You need to make sure your cashier types in that it is a rain check purchase- it will say that on the receipt. The cashier than keeps the rain check and you need to take your receipt and fax it to Rite Aid at: 800-457-2243. Include a note that you would like the purchase credited to your SCR account. You can also call Rite Aid at 1-800- Rite Aid and they might be able to do it over the phone.
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Do I need to keep all my receipts?
My strategy with Rite Aid to ensure I never lose out on a rebate, is to enter the receipts online immediately. Rite Aid will send an email confirming receipt and then a few days later, another email letting you know which rebates you qualify for. I always keep my receipts until all rebates are credited, then I toss them. You can always enter all your receipts at one time at the end of the month too- just be sure you enter them before the period ends. There is a cut off for entering receipts and requesting rebates.
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What do I do if a rebate isn’t credited?
Call Rite Aid customer Service at 800-Rite Aid. They can immediately correct an over site or they can tell you why you didn’t qualify for the rebate. If you purchased the wrong item you can always return it to the store.

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How do I know what has a rebate?
The ads are typically very clear on rebate items each week. You can also get the monthly rebate books at the front of your store or check them online HERE.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

jen October 30, 2010 at 9:44 AM

I was wondering how RA’s new UP reward program works. Is it similar to RR @ WAGS or reward program at CVS? Is there a time limit when the UP rewards expire? And are they kept automatically on your Wellness card or do have to keep your receipt or another paper that prints in order to use the UP reward on your next purchase? Thx so very much for your help!:)

Charlene October 30, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Jen, I am a little short on time this weekend so I won’t be able to walk you through the entire program. Keep checking the Drugstore 101 tab at the top of the blog and you should see it updated very soon. They are closer to ECBs than RR.

Jen October 31, 2010 at 8:35 PM

No worries and thanks! I actually just went and tried it out and have a few answers. In case anyone else was wondering the quick answers to my questions, yes, the UP rewards print on the bottom of your receipt and it seems that is what you need to provide to the cashier in order to use them on your next purchase. Mine expired 2 weeks after my purchase but I believe I’ve read from others that they expires two weeks after the sale (from the week you received them) ends. So, yes it seems to be more like the CVS program but it expires 2-3 weeks after your purchase (I think that CVS gives you longer) so the exp is more like WAGS. Hope this might help until the Rite Aid FAQ is updated. thx!!

Amy February 2, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Is it possible to continue rolling +UPs on the same product? For example, this week I bought 5 Chex Mix and received $5 +UP rewards. Can I then go back to the store, use the $5 +UPs, purchase 5 more bags of Chex Mix and receive 5 more +UPs, thus getting it for free?

Thanks for your knowledge!
Amy

Charlene February 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Amy- should work fine.

Sheila February 3, 2011 at 9:37 AM

How many UP’s can you get on one offer? They do not seem to list a limit. Such as: the Prilosec has a $7 UP this week. If I buy two (to try to get the P & G rebate) will I get one $7 UP or two? TIA

Charlene February 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM

The quantity is unknown Sheila- there seems to be no limit on most of the offers but keep in mind I can not guarantee that. So you should get 2 but there is always a chance you will not.

Sheila February 3, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Thanks Charlene, I went and indeed I got two $7 UPs!

Sue February 16, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Hey Charlene, hope you can help me with this question. If an item that’s on sale that has UPs with it is out of stock and I get a raincheck shouldn’t the raincheck list the price minus the UPs? Recently went to a RA out of my area and they would only give a raincheck for the sale price but not include the UPs….didn’t seem right to me! Also are there any $5 off $25 coupons anymore…..I really miss those. Thanks for your help.

glenncof July 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM

SCR is best rebate program in the industry or ever (?).

Monthly program guide, sales timed to synchronized with SCR, online entry, single check to cash, online history for reconciliation… auto deposit to my checking account is only improvement.

If you LIKE rebates…you’ll luv SCR.

franki April 7, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Charlene:
I’ve seen links to a new load 2 card program
the page on Rite Aid site says “QR”, but are only for one coupon at a time
and I can’t figure out how to access these links unless I see them on a blog or forum
If you’ve demystified this latest program, could you please share?
thanks

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