Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rite Aid Coupon Policy Revised

Blogland has been filled with a lot of talk, speculation and misinformation regarding Rite Aid's coupon policy that was just updated this month.  Quite a few people believe that this change is going to affect the spectacular deals we get there.  After reading their policy, I believe we are going to be able to get the same   deals we've always gotten.  I also think there will be less shelf clearing and multiple raincheck issues that have been a problem in the past.  Be thankful these companies put out policies and guidelines for us to follow in order to keep things in check.  Here is a copy of the new policy (I have highlighted the changes I found)

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 email. These coupons are labeled "manufacturer coupon" and have a UPC that begins with "49."
Rite Aid Valuable Coupons Rite Aid coupons are labeled "Valuable 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 non-prescription 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 Rite Aid accepts Buy One, Get One Free coupons, however only one coupon can be used for each pair of items purchased. A customer can use one "cents off" coupon in conjunction with the item they are purchasing on a Buy One Get One Free promotion (or with a Buy One Get One Free coupon), although the value of the cents off coupon cannot exceed the selling price of the item. Buy One Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One Get One Free promotion.
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 $25 purchase price threshold coupon. These coupons are accepted under the following conditions: o The coupon is valid and in date; only one total purchase coupon per transaction. o Total purchase equals or exceeds $25 before tax (before any coupons are applied). o Coupons for individual items can also be used including another "48" coupon that is tied to an item in the transaction. o 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: o All coupons match the item being purchased. o 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 up to 4 identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager’s sole discretion.
Revised May 2011

1.  So now we have a limit of 4 like items--so stock up with 4 now and 4 when the deal comes out again because we know it will.

2.  No more BOGO coupons with their BOGO deals----OK BOGO and a manufacturer coupon for cents off is still a great deal!

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