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Rite Aid Gift of Savings just made some good changes

Posted December 10, 2010

Rite Aid made some very good changes to their Gift of Savings program this year. I received an e-mail today from Erik at corporate with the following:

"We heard your feedback and we've changed our Gift of Savings coupon policy. To best reward you for shopping at Rite Aid, manufacturer coupons will not be subtracted from your total spend amount. Check your accounts within the next 48 hours to see your recalculated balance. We understand you have a choice of pharmacies and thank you for your continued support of Rite Aid."

The Gift of Savings promotion lets you earn Rite Aid gift certificates beased on how much you spend from November 26 through December 24. Click the link in the box above for more details on the promo.



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  • Nancy Dec 11, 2010

    jzka23vzka - I decided long ago, in order not to miss a single check rebate or anything else, ALL my RiteAid receipts get entered, I let them figure it out :)

    They have so many rebates/different dates to qualify/etc that I don't want to take the time to track all of that so I just enter every single receipt - saves me time tracking the deals and then before I submit for the check to be mailed, I make sure that I did get all the rebates I should have first by checking the list of rebates offered that month. Much easier on me to do it once than checking it every week :)

  • Trickat Dec 11, 2010

    Oh boy did I have this one wrong! I'm so glad you posted this today, because I had it my head that Rite Aid was automatically tallying my purchases!

    I just entered my receipts and have $10 so far. I could have missed out on the whole deal, thanks everyone!

  • Nancy Dec 11, 2010

    You're very welcome Faye! I panicked when I realized I had already reached the $20 gift level - I had to look back at my receipts on my spreadsheet and still couldn't fathom what happened. I was prepared to call RA and ask what mistake they made.........then I read your post :)

    Whew! And I have to say I was quite pleased to see the expiration date is long enough to enjoy it at my leisure. I'm thinking after Christmas sales would be the best way to max out the savings on this one :)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 10, 2010

    Thanks for the fine print on the gift certificate Nancy!

    I was reading through the exclusions too quickly and combined prescriptions and lottery in my head. I could not understand why they were excluding pottery! LOL I think it is time for some sleep. The drug store deals will just have to wait until tomorrow.

    Thanks again, Nancy. :-)

  • Nancy Dec 10, 2010

    Ahhhh, that makes sense! I could not for the life of me figure out how I had reached the max already! But I did and already printed off my $20 gift certificate. For those interested, the certificate does state in small print:

    Coupon good through 4/20/11. Coupon is non-transferable and is valid for one in-store purchase only which includes at least $20 of eligible product. Upon use, coupon barcode will be deactivated. Sales tax is not included. No cash can be given. This coupon is not valid on purchase of prescriptions, prescription co-pays. Medicare or Medicaid prescriptions, lottery tickets, tobacco, alcohol products, money orders, gift cards, prepaid cards, stamps, licenses, other mailing services, online purchases or any other items exluded by law. May not be combined with any like offers. Limit one coupon per customer.


    Your name, first and last, is also printed on the coupon.