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Updated Rite Aid coupon policy

Posted May 26, 2011

I just received an e-mail from the Rite Aid PR people informing me that Rite Aid has just updated their coupon policy. Couponers are not going to love the BOGO coupon policy. Here is the wording from the policy:

"Buy One Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One Get One Free promotion."

In the past, all the drug stores have let us use a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale which made both items free. Looks like that is not the case at Rite Aid anymore.  You can still use a BOGO coupon and a cents-off coupon on the same 2 items, but no more BOGO coupons with BOGO sales.

They do clarify another question that comes up with $/$$ purchase coupons (like $5 off a $25 purchase). Here is the wording from the policy:

"These coupons are accepted under the following conditions: Total purchase equals or exceeds $25 (for $5 off $25 example) before tax (before any coupons are applied)."

This seems to indicates that you can use the $5 off $25 coupon before the other coupons are scanned even if your total after other coupons brings your total below the $25 requirement. That is a good thing!

Take a look at the policy and please post if you see any other policy changes that may be issues for couponers or may make it easier to shop Rite Aid.

Click HERE for the Rite Aid coupon policy.

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  • livefuller2 May 28, 2011

    I had a question about Rite Aid's coupon policy and I have received conflicting answers about this from different stores. When an item is BOGO can you use an amount off for each one you are purchasing. For example: Finesse Products are 3.99/BOGO, use 2/1.00 off for each, making the final price $1.00 each. Thanks for any clarification.

  • mrsgaskill May 27, 2011

    anyone know why the Rite Aid in Rolesville just closed it's doors? One day they were open and now all the signs are gone and it's dark! They were a little pricey, but often had really good sales.

  • Nancy May 27, 2011

    gailygoo - yes, they updated the policy, here is the link to their policy:

    http://www.harristeeter.com/promotions/online_coupons/coupon_policy.aspx

  • gailygoo May 27, 2011

    "look what happened with the HT policy with 1 coupon on BOGO deals. They changed their minds after enough negative feedback, I imagine. We shall see."
    Faye are you saying HT lets us use 2 coupons now for BOGO?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 26, 2011

    So true Nancy - look what happened with the HT policy with 1 coupon on BOGO deals. They changed their minds after enough negative feedback, I imagine. We shall see.

  • Nancy May 26, 2011

    I see this as a shift to doing BOGO deals at Walgreens and CVS now instead - they just lost some revenue on that aspect is all.

    They may change their mind if it impacts their bottom line.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 26, 2011

    Agreed jzka - still some great deals at Rite Aid!

    But I do love CVS, Erin!

  • Trickat May 26, 2011

    I still love Rite Aid! The BOGO deals are just a small part of my enormous savings :)

  • erinlikescoupons May 26, 2011

    I guess we'll just all have to be loyal to CVS more. :)