Friday, December 4, 2009


SCR stands for Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid’s monthly rewards/rebate program. Just register here and you can immediately start participating. Each month Rite Aid publishes a booklet that highlights the monthly deals.

Throughout the month as you make purchases, enter your register information on the website, or keep an envelope for mail submissions. At the end of the month, request your rebate by clicking the “request rebate” button. DO NOT request the rebate if you are planning to make any more rebate purchases that month, as you are only allowed one submission per month.

Check the limitations for the items you are expecting rebates on. Most of the SCR rebates are limited to one item per household.

It typically takes 48 hours for a rebate to show up in your “Detailed Status” after you have submitted it, although sometimes it may be a little faster. If you have waited 48 hours and your status for that receipt still says “The following receipts are waiting for data from the store,” then something could be wrong (e.g. you bought the wrong item, or you bought it during the wrong dates). Double-check your purchase and then call the hot line for assistance: 1-888-213-9920 (8 AM - 7PM EST).

If you have a coupon for an item that is free after rebate (FAR) then definitely use it. You will get the full purchase price back, even if you used a coupon, thereby making a profit. Some items are free only AFTER SCR and a coupon, but the ad will usually be clear about this.

RA produces its own coupons and releases them either in the weekly flyer or in a separate pamphlet/booklet. These usually can be stacked with manufacturer coupons, depending on your location. I have never had a problem. They do NOT work like a Walgreen's coupon where you only need one to get the reduced price for every item you are buying. If you buy more than one item...clip the required number of store coupons from their ad.

Scenario: Rite Aid has an item on sale for Buy One, Get One Free. Can I use coupons on both items? Can I use a B1G1 coupon to get both for free? Another YMMV. Many Rite Aid registers have the quirk of ringing up B1G1 sales at half price for each item. You should be able to use two coupons with a B1G1 whether your store has this quirk or not. However, if you use a B1G1 coupon, you will probably only get the half-price value for that coupon.

Pay attention to the rebate dates--they are critical. Many of the rebates are valid for just a week and not the entire month. Also, the month doesn't begin and end neatly on the 1st and 30th/31st. Often a new SCR cycle straddles a couple of months.

Many times Rite-Aid offers $$ off total purchase coupons. For example they offer on their website or through a $5 off $25 purchase. They also will offer $4 off $20 purchase. I've also seen $3 off $15 purchase. These are awesome coupons to have because they can be combined in the same order and they can be applied at the very end of your transaction...AFTER store and manufacturer coupons have been applied. I have been known to walk out of a Rite-Aid with $25 worth of stuff for next to nothing!

One way to get a $$$ off of total purchase coupon is by viewing video values, here. Just view 20 1-2 minute videos advertising different products and get one of these coupons, plus extra coupons for the item commercials you just viewed. These are Rite-Aid coupons and can be combined with in-ad coupons and/or manufactured coupons.

For example, here is a recent transaction I had at Rite-Aid
Purchased 4 - 12 pack Quilted Northern toilet paper on sale for $5.99 each
Purchased 1 Suave Body Wash on sale for $1.99

Total was $25.95 before manufacturer coupons and tax

Used $5 off $25 Purchase Coupon
Used $4 off $20 Purchase Coupon
Used $3 off $15 Purchase Coupon
Used $5 off 2 Quilted Northern Rite-Aid video value Coupon
Used $2 off 1 Quilted Northern Rite-Aid Coupon
Used 4 - $1 off Quilted Northern Manufacturer Coupons
Used $1 off Suave Body Wash Manufacturer Coupon

Total paid with tax was $3.23


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