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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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rite-aid-wellnessRite Aid has made a lot of changes to it’s coupon and reward system over the past year by introducing the Wellness+ program. Some of these have been fun (like the instant +UP rewards rather than waiting for rebates) and others more of a challenge (only one coupon on a B1G1).

They are also making a few changes for 2012 that I think will make things a little easier for getting and keeping track of their store coupons.

The changes starting January 1, 2012:

  • Load2Card: They are going to be the first drugstore to allow you to load, manage and redeem coupons via the Wellness+ Card. According to their press release, this could be up to $100 in coupons per week and paper coupons will continue to be accepted.
    This should make it easier to get the coupons you want and keep track of them.  
  • Silver Reward: Silver level members (500 points) will earn a free gym membership, health/fitness magazine subscription or health screening.
    Since most couponers will have no problem meeting this level during the year, this will be a fun perk.
  • Bronze Reward:  This is a new level at 250 points that will give 10% off Rite Aid brand products and a one-time 10% shopping pass.

These are all of the details that have been released publicly.  No word on how or if the Video Values program will work with the Load2Card system.  For now, it’s a good idea to make sure you are enrolled in Wellness + online so you can use their coupon loading system at the start of the New Year!

What do you think about the additions to the Wellness+ program?

    • Anonymous

      I can barley keep up with all the different systems now.  Liked it like it was.

    • AP

      Any more info on the gym membership?  Did not see it on the wellness site.  Thx.

      • So far the on press release all they said was “gym membership” so hopefully they will give us more soon!

        • AP

          Thanks!

    • Sandy565

      I don’t do RiteAid but I might have to start with a free gymn membership!

    • Rhonda

      I wonder if this will be like Kroger where you can either use a paper coupon or the coupon loaded on your card.  Is it me or does it seem like the stores are all headed toward the day when they accept ecoupons only. 

    • Wow.  I have been couponing along with Jenny for about 4 years now but my health & beauty stockpile had gotten so big that I haven’t shopped a drugstore in about 2 years.  I remember that Rite Aid was always a big old pain but I might have to start paying attention because the perks for that Silver level program are too good not to at least give it a try!

      • Ginger

        Seriously! A gym membership? Awesome and crazy.

    • tonyareid

      With the changes that occur so frequently, it seems drug stores are looking for ways to always be one step ahead of us couponers…I personally encountered a lot of “gotcha’s” this year at rite aid (ex:  UP rewards expiring, UP rewards “not scanning”).  I think I am going to stick with Target this year…their gift cards never expire.

    • Anonymous

      I hope they still have the video coupons but instead of printing them out we can just load them to the card. Save me what i can on ink. 

    • Kiran_uoh

      Free Gym for this year who alredy erned 500 points or it is for the next year erning points?

    • DianneL

      Will we still earn our 20% off? I will miss that perk if it disappears.

      • Jerry

           I saw that the 20% for Gold level will continue into next year.
           I’m wondering, if we already are Gold level members, do we have to wait until we get another $500 worth of stuff next year, or will our status as Gold level members automatically give us those new benefits?

        • Sis2

          Gotta earn them for next year.  The new perks start next year, so you will have to earn 500 points starting 2012 to earn the new benefits. 

      • Midosc68

        the gold level remains the same. a new bronze level was added. the 10% rite aid brand everyday is going away

    • Shaunascoupons

      I am so close to getting to gold level for next year. It has really been nice this year having the 20% off on top of the up rewards for some products. I am looking forward to the gym membership and I hope the other changes make me want to stick with my favorite drug store!

    • Nmckeown

      i have had the 20% last year and will again next year… i wonder if that gym membership happens automatically or needs to be earned next year?

      • Midosc68

        has to be earned next year

    • Sis2

      I also heard that instead of your up rewards printing on your receipt, they will also be loaded to your card and they won’t be available to you for 24 hours.  So no more “rolling” of ups to do multiple transactions and keep your out of pocket low.  I can see this being a real pain.  

      • da

        i sure hope not

        • da

          if like cvs that would be ok. but not getting to use them for 24 hrs it want work..

      • Midosc68

        load2card is only an additional option

    • Red Berries

      Last week I received a certificate for a free wellness screening which seems to be what they are talking about getting at Silver level.
       Has anyone else gotten one of these from Rite Aid? 
       I reached silver months ago so I really don’t know why I received it now. I hope this doesn’t mean I got the health screening and don’t get to pick the gym membership.

      • Anonymous

        I also received that certificate recently…maybe they wait until near the end of the year to send all those out to qualifying members.  We didn’t get a choice this year, that starts on Jan. 1st for next year.

      • Midosc68

        gym membership starts in 2012. not eligible in 2011

    • Terri

      Walgreens is also changing there program. Here in Richmond VA we have been part of a piolet program, card with points instead of rewards prinbted. Then you have to go on-line 5000 points equals a 5.00 gc IT HAS BEEN HORRIBLE so much so I’m driving 35 miles to a different Walgreens outside of the Richmond area. I got a letter yesterday saying the  pilot program was finished and the ywould be launching the program nation wide in Jan

      • Nicara24

        I was so happy to get that letter. I wrote to Walgreens and complained so much!

    • Anonymous

      Change is good for Rite Aid. In my experience, the checkers at my store have a hard enough time with the manuf coupons, value video coupons (especially if there are two alike coupons with different expiration dates), Rite Aid coupons and all of their coupons printed from all the different coupon books they put out. I believe I have around 4-5 different coupons books I check through before I even get to the front door. Oh yeah, I forgot the “single check rebate” program. There are just too many different programs running at the same time to keep good track of them all.It seems that I always miss a coupon or two that I find after the fact….if they were loaded onto a card, Although at first I hated going to RiteAid, but after researching about all of their various coupon and cash rebate programs, I do quite well with getting much of my OOP cash recouped. All in all, change is good.

    • Courtney

      I find it interesting that couponers are getting so spoiled and want to get everything FREE and when they don’t they complain. Even if the UPs go to my card and I have to wait 24 hours, I am still getting a good deal. I appreciate Rite Aid giving me money back on products-how many stores do that? So I am not going to complain!

    • Bethany M

      Will you still have to watch the videos to load the coupons?

    • Kathyhodges

      I live 30 miles or more from any of the drug stores and Kroger, to wait 24 hours to use my earnings would mean I would have to go more often and probablyhave lots of my perks for shopping the store expire. I like buy earn, recieve immediate gratification…I may be dead tomarrow….

    • Tonyia

      I heard the reason that they are changing is because people where using the (ups) on products and would go back and return the product for cash and rite aid caught on to this. Also, they were getting all of the product really cheap with coupons and going to flea markets selling this stuff. Some people have to ruin things for everyone!!!

    • Momof4

      You will have to wait 24 hrs to use up reward and also you will have to present your card. No more just giving cashier your phone number.

    • Momof4

      Also limit one card per customer. No more multiple cards.

    • Char

      I wish CVS would come to our area; the more competition, the better for consumer. And by the way, immature people who whine that couponers are complaining about changes, don’t know the half of the work and hassles that avid couponers go through. I could write a book about the horrible treatment I’ve received from managers cashers, etc.