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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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It’s also a slow week at Rite Aid next week. I’m seeing a trend. There are few fairly good deals that if you have a $5 off store coupon handy can be a great buy though. If you see any other deals please share!shoppinglist1

Rite Aid Store Coupons

  1. $5 off $25 (use zip 19457, and go to a 50 mile radius)
  2. $5 off $20 for watching lots of videos
  3. $5 off $25 for watching one particular video

For the full weekly ad, go here.

If you are new to Rite Aid shopping read the getting started guide.

SCR Deals

  • U by Kotex or Kotex Pads, Liners or Tampons $3.50
    -$3 SCR #54 wyb (2)
    -$1 off Kotex printable
    -$1 off U by Kotex Tampons or Liners SS 4/18
    -$1.50/2 any Kotex products SS 4/18
    -$1 off any U by Kotex Pads SS 4/18
    -$1 off any U by Kotex product April All You or printable
    Total = 50¢ each
  • Zegerid 14 ct., $9.99
    $2 SCR #27 wyb (1)
    -$2 off Zegerid printable
    -$4 off Zegerid OTC, 14 ct. + SS 4/18
    -$3 off Zegerid printable
    Total = $1.99 – $2.99
  • Old Spice Red Zone Body Wash, Deodorant, or Body Spray $2.99
    -$1 SCR #61 wyb (1)
    Free Old Spice Spray wyb (2) Old Spice Body Wash or Red Zone Deodorants, PG 5/02
    -$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant PG Rebate Booklet or PG 5/02

    Total = $1.99 ea
  • Aveeno Hand or Body Lotion starting at $3.49
    -$5 SCF #1 wyb (3) Aveeno, Johnson’s or Neutrogena Skin Care
    -$5 SCR #76 wyb $30 in Aveeno products
    -$2 off Aveeno Hand or Body Lotion in ad coupon

    -$1 off any Aveeno Product SS 4/25
  • Trojan Condoms $11.99
    -$3 SCR #31 wyb (1)
    -$2 off Trojan Condoms printable
    Total = $6.99
  • Sally Hansen Nail Enamel or Nail Polish Remover B1G1 50% Off
    -$3 SCR #70 wyb $15 in Sally Hansen or La Cross
    -.50/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color RP 3/28, 5/2 or printable
  • Sudafed $4.99
    $25 Gift Card wyb $50 in Allergy Products SCR #552
    -$2 off Sudafed
    printable
    -$5/2 Sudafed or select other medicines RP 4/11 or 3/14
  • Benadryl $4.99
    $25 Gift Card wyb $50 in Allergy Products SCR #552
    -$1 off Benadryl
    printable
    -$5/2 Benadryl or select other medicines RP 4/11
    Total = $1.99 each (full value will count towards SCR)
  • Garden Lattice Resin Chair or Folding Side Table $7.99
    -$2 SCR #89 wyb (1) table
    -$2 SCR #6 wyb (1) chair
    Total = $5.99
  • Kingsford Charcoal $9.99
    -$1 SCR #92 wyb (1)
    -$2 off Meat wyb any Kingsford Charcoal SS 3/14 (exp 5/15)
    Free Glad product wyb Kingsford Charcoal printable
    Free Hidden Valley Ranch wyb Kingsford Charcoal printable
    Free KC Masterpiece Sauce wyb Kingsford Charcoal printable
    Tota = $6.99
  • Prilosec $18.99
    $4 SCR # 19 wyb (1)
    -$1 off Prilosec OTC PG 5/02
    -$3 off Prilosec OTC PG 5/02
    Total = $11.99
  • Bahamas 39” Resin Table $29.99
    -$5 SCR #90 wyb (1)
    Total = $24.99

Other Deals

Pharmacy

  • Rite Aid Vitamins & Supplements B1G1
  • Zyrtec 45 ct $26.99
    $20Rite Aid Gift Card wyb $75 in Zyrtec products
    -$2 off Zyrtec product printable

    -$4 off Zyrtec PG 5/02
    -$5/2 Zyretc or select other medicines RP 4/11
  • Excedrin $1.99
    -$1 off Excedrin Product, Any 20 ct. + SS 4/25
  • Viactiv Calcium or Multivitamin Chews 60 ct. $5.99
    -$2 off Viactiv product printable (store coupon)
    -$2 off Viactiv product SS 5/09 (use both makes it $1.99)
  • E.P.T. Pregnancy Test Kit $9.99
    -$5 off E.P.T. product printable

Grocery

  • Trident Gum, single packs, 88¢
    -$1/3 Trident Gum SS 4/11
  • Single Serve Candy Bars 50¢
    B1G1 Hershey’s Dark Bar SS 4/18
    -.55/1 Reese’s Dark Cups SS 3/14 (makes it FREE)
  • Post Cereal B1G1
    -$2 off Post Natural Cereals printable

Personal Care

  • Rite Aid Mouthwash, Dental Floss, Toothpaste, Manual Toothbrushes B1G1
  • Rite Aid Maxi Pads or Pantiliners B1G1
  • Breathe Right Strips $9.99
    -$1.50 off Breathe Right product RP 4/11
  • Revlon Color Silk Hair Color $2.50
    -$1/2 Revlon ColorSilk Products, SS 4/25
  • TRESemme Hair Care $3.29
    -$2 off Tresemme Hair Care printable
    B1G1 Tresemme Fresh Start printable (IE) or printable (FF)
    (buy 2, use both makes it 64¢ ea)
  • Infusium 23 Hair Care 16 oz., $3.99
    -$3 off Infusium 23 May All You Magazine, SS 5/09 (makes it 99¢)
  • L’Oreal EverStrong or EverPure Hair Care $5.99
    -$2 off EverStong or EverPure Hair Care RP 4/25 or printable
  • Neutrogena Spectrum+, Ultra Sheer Liquid and Ultra Sheer Lotion Sunblock $9.99
    -$2 off Neutrogena Sunblock printable
  • Colgate Total Toothpaste or Oral-B Advantage, Stages or 3D Toothbrush, Floss or Floss Picks $2.50
    -.75/1 Crest Toothpaste RP 4/18 or PG 5/2
    -$1 off Oral-B Stages or Zooth Manual Or Power Brush, PG 5/02
  • Huggies or Pampers Wipes B1G1 50% off
    -$1/2 Huggies Baby Wipes, Any 64 ct. + SS 4/18

Household

  • Rite Aid Food Storage Bags or Twist Tie Trash Bags B1G1
  • Tide Laundry Detergent 100 oz., $10.99
    -$1 off Tide Laundry Detergent PG 5/02
  • Bounty Basic Paper Towels, 1 roll 99¢
    -$1 off Bounty PG Coupon Rebate Booklet (makes it FREE)
    -$1/2 Bounty Paper Towels PG 5/02

Scenario Idea

  • Buy:
    (2) U by Kotex Products $3.50 ea
    (1) Zegerid 14ct $9.99
    (1) Old Spice Red Zone Deodorant $2.99
    (1) Excedrin 20 ct $1.99
    (1) Infusium 23 Hair Care $3.99
    Use:
    -$5 off $25 printable store coupon
    -$1 off Excedrin Product, Any 20 ct.+ SS 4/25
    -$3 off Infusium 23 SS 5/09
    -$2 off Zegerid printable (store coupon)
    -$4 off Zegerid OTC, 14 ct. + SS 4/18
    -$1 off Kotex printable (store coupon)
    -$1 off any U by Kotex product April All You or printable
    Total Due: $8.96
    Get Back: $6 Rebate

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    • flutterbytml

      OK, I'm dumb….what is the trend you see?

      • :) Having just finished Walgreens deals when I started this and a few other stores this week it just seems that so many stores took a week off from having a good ad.

        • Brittanylollis

          In my case thats a good thing my husband and I decided to take a weekend to our self and go camping! Im really excited to spend the weekend with my husband but I cant seem to help but wonder what good deals im going to miss this week lol we are newly weds 24 and 26 and all the great deals you provide us with help out so much! Thanks for all you do I even have my husband into couponing our Saturday nights consist of Southernsavors, printing out the printable coupons, and getting everything together to go shopping Sunday morning! Once again thanks so much!!!

    • rosegarden2

      After reading an article about rite aid financial problems, I talked with a local store manager (midlands of SC) who says the region has been given a year for a turn around……or stores will close in this area. This is a sad thing to hear as I love rite aid coupon shopping.

      • nicki

        I had a really nasty cashier the last time I went to RA. She did make a comment after looking at my total about closing in a year. It might be a large spread thing. It really stinks.

      • Jenni

        While I would miss having Rite-Aid as an option to shop at, if Walgreens and CVS are doing fine, there isn't a reason why Rite-Aid couldn't also be okay. Hopefully they can “turn it around”. With the new Wellness program, etc, we can see that they ARE trying.

    • coupondiva02

      I spoke with the manager at one of our local Rite Aids and he said that effective this August they won't be issuing coupons – everything will be tied to the Wellness card because the company is losing money “hand over fist” (his words) and they have to curb the coupon affect. He told me they won't be accepting printable coupons at all. He also told me about two women who are making copies of their $5 off $20 and $5 off $25 coupons and they bring them in stacks. It's really sad that a few greedy criminals will end up ruining legit couponing for us honest ones. I'd been to another of our Rite Aids last week and the manager there (who is also very nice and helpful) complained about the same two women. She said they come when the doors open on the first day of the sale and clean off their shelves using the stacks of prined coupons, then Rite Aid has to issue rain checks all week. I asked why they accepted the coupons and she said they assumed they're legit because they're in color, and they scan. She said they are working on currently making drastic changes to their coupon policy.
      I know none of the people that visit this site would do these things but maybe we can give some peer pressure if we see anyone at the stores doing this. We all know that Rite Aid only lets you print one each of the $5 off coupons. Maybe we can gently remind folks we see that it's illegal to copy them. I really don't want to see anymore stores close and people lose their jobs.

      • Rachel

        Remember that Rite Aid **is** getting reimbursed by the manufacturers for the manu coupons. If they are “losing money hand over fist” then it would only be due to the Rite Aid coupons, not the manu coupons.

      • cassia2

        Now “stacks” of coupons, that could very well be copying. But I do want to point out that when $5/$25 coupons are listed on coupon sites (like Red Plum), there is a print limit of two per computer. So if someone had 3 working computers at home, it would be feasible that they could legitimately print 6 coupons – which could be seen as a “stack” of coupons to a cashier. Not that I know the details here, of course (and clearing out sale items on the first day is still rude), but just wanting to give that possible perspective.

        Plus it would be really odd if Rite Aid was having major problems with the $5/$25 coupons, given that two weeks in a row they put them on every single ad circular, at least in my area. I'd think if they were needing to limit those they wouldn't put them out quite so much. ;)

        • islandboybpb

          those coupons are not that big of a deal….the employees of that store have the right to refuse that many purchases to those customers if they see them wiping out the shelves due to overusing coupons….it even states it in the coupon policy that they can refuse their purchases if their purchases will not leave any for other customers to buy….those people should go back at the end of the week and then buy what they have left.

      • esturm1

        This manager should really not be complaining about copies of the $5/$20 coupon because Rite Aid's own site allows you to print this coupon more than once.

        • islandboybpb

          Somewhat true….it's your printer that allows you to print more than one of those coupons….once you print that coupon and puts a check next to that coupon and you are no longer allowed to print it again. However, when your printer box comes up as usually does whenever you print anything it will ask you how many copies to print….this is where everyone is changing the quantity to print more than one…..you can't fix that situation…all printers will do that.

          • esturm1

            Rite Aid has chosen to make these coupons pdf files, not bricks or smartsource coupons, and I think they know how pdf files work, so if they want to not have people print more than one, they will have to change their system. So far they haven't, so I don't think this is a big concern to the company. Don't worry, people.

            • islandboybpb

              I completely agree with you. I never said Rite Aid had a problem with it. I was simply making a statement to the comment earlier. With that said, that program is not changing anytime soon. Rite Aid allows a single customer to use as many of those coupons as long as they are using it in separate transactions and are not wiping out the shelves leaving nothing left for others to buy.

      • islandboybpb

        Printable Coupons for Rite Aid are not going away because of the Wellness card. All the wellness card is doing is attracting more business and making loyal customers. Coupons; however, will print on some transactions when using your wellness card. Your wellness card tracks everything you buy so that it can send you item specific coupons for things that you buy regularly. If you buy Zyrtec very often and you're using your wellness card you will eventually get Zyrtec coupons to help you save money on the items you buy most—LOYALTY

        • Meme

          If Rite Aid gets ride of their $5/$20 or $5/$25 coupons, then there's goes my incentive to shop there. It's because of those coupons that I even bother to shop there-everything is usually so overly-priced. I'll still use the pharmacy, and perhaps pick up a snack for my daughter on occasion, but SERIOUS shopping? I couldn't afford it anymore.

          And just to clarify, I'm NOT complaining about a free coupon (like I was accused of last weekend).

          • islandboybpb

            Yeah I have to agree that the regular priced items are higher than most GIANT RETAILERS (I.E. WALMART) who can afford to sell it cheaper simply for the fact that they sell 10 times as many, are bigger and have the man power. However, if you shop the Rite Aid AD, you can majority of the time get items cheaper than Walmart if not nearly the same price. LESS hassle, LESS time in line and LESS walking and majority of the time, Rite aid associates are friendlier or at least they speak to you.

    • Susan

      Regarding the wellness cards, I have a question…my sister received a wellness card in the mail just prior to the start of the program for “being such a valued SCRebater.” The letter stated it was already set to give her the 20% off discount. She mailed it to me because she didn't want it (I do all her rebates for her), but when I registered it online, it said she was really at a level that gives her “20% off RA brand merchandise.” It also said in 500 more points, the discount would go to “20% off all nonprescription, nonsale purchases.” Since I really don't buy RA brand merchandise, I haven't used my sister's card and have continued to accrue points on my own and am now at the 10% off level. MY wellness account says I've earned “10% off RA brand purchases,” even though I'm getting 10% off everything not on sale. My question is this: Since my account says “10% off RA merch.,” even though it's everything, would my sister's card really get 20% off all nonsale items, even though it says “20% off RA merch.”? Thanks for anyone's help!

      • Susan

        Okay–that may have been too confusing…I guess I am asking: If you automatically got a wellness card from RA in the mail prior to the start of the program, is it giving you 20% off all nonsale items or just 20% off RA brand merchandise?

        • mary

          No, you're only getting 20% off non-sale RA merchandise. Once you hit the highest level (I think it's 1000 points) then you get 20% all non-prescription, non-sale items.

          • Susan

            Actually, I tried my sister's card today, and it worked for 20% all nonsale items–didn't have to be RA brand!

            • cassia2

              So it sounds like RA has some bugs to iron out. :)

            • islandboybpb

              It's always been 20% off all non sale items in the store…doesn't have to be Rite Aid Brand….the program follows….125 points gets you a one time 10% off shopping pass to use on all non sale items….at 500 points you will receive 10% off all your non sale items everyday and once you reach 1000 points you will receive 20% off all your non sale items….the system will figure up the best price for you….10% off Rite Aid Brand from the beginning is active once you have a card everyday….everything else just follows in place once you start scanning your card and earning points (to earn points–you get one point for each dollar you spend and 25 points for each prescription you pick up).

            • Susan

              BUT–on the wellness site, when I log in, it happens to tell me I'm at a level to receive “20% off RA brand”–kind of misworded.

            • islandboybpb

              yeah must be a glitch in the system…just checked mine as well and it shows the same thing as yours and I too receive 20% off of everything, non-sale items of course.

            • S_Carolina_Girl

              I agree! The only “savings” I see are the sale savings. For example, if an item is on sale that week from $3.99 to $3.00, it shows the $0.99 as “Wellness Card Savings”. I don't quite understand this program.

    • Rachel

      Remember that Rite Aid **is** getting reimbursed by the manufacturers for the manu coupons. If they are “losing money hand over fist” then it would only be due to the Rite Aid coupons, not the manu coupons.

      • coupondiva02

        But they are only getting reimbursed if the coupons are legitimate – ie not copied. If it's a printable coupon, it's copied, and the store mistakenly accepts it, then tries to submit it, they won't be reimbursed for it. Then they lose money. And as you said, they are not reimbursed for the store coupons. That comes out of their profit margin. That's why they limit the number of coupons each person can print and that's why it's illegal to copy coupons.

        • Suemh

          Printable coupons are not considered “copied”. Each one that is printed has a different bar code, unless it is a pdf file. If they are copied, then the code is the same. Cashiers need to be trained to check the codes on “stacks” of manufacturers' coupons. And BTW, the manager of my store says he loves and welcomes coupons. I love shopping there.

        • Heather

          What?!! Printable coupons are not copies! they are put out there by the manufacturer.

          • coupondiva02

            Correct. They are not copies if printed only once (or the # of times allowed by the website) but if you then take that printed coupon and make a copy of it – it's a copy and thus illegal. The manufacturer won't reimburse the store for these “copied” coupons only the original printed coupon with the original barcode.

    • Anonymous
    • I recently got a big box of Pampers diapers, and included in the package was 2 coupons for $1 off any Pampers wipes 60+ count, good through 3/31/12!

    • monice

      Got $110 for $8.99 + tax today :) Cashier was very nice, my B1G1 Cover Girl coupons wouldn't scan after the first one. He got it all resolved without a frown. This was the first time I used the Wellness card, received two $1 off next purchase coupons. Unfortunately, I probably won't use them as they expire on 5/15 and they are too low a percentage off to do much good. One was $1 off $10 for Shaving & Accessories, the other $1 off $10 any household (not sure what that means).

      • RebeccaFer

        Keep in mind that those coupons can be combined with manufacturer coupons so it might be worthwhile if you purchase something by 5/15 that can be stacked with manf. qs. I used the $1/$10 household q for a fan and I also used a $5/$20 q so it can keep me cooler for $6 less then it would have before. I really needed a fan. :D

      • Becky

        I used the household coupon with a purchase of Purex 3 in 1 and Dawn. It seem liked it worked just like a $5/25.

    • meme

      I have always wondered what happens with a $5 off $25, etc., coupon if used at grocery stores. Does the grocery store have to “eat” the money or do they get reimbursed from Rite Aid?
      This message is in response to coupondiva02 mentioning the new coupon policy at Rite Aid:
      I know from visiting a flea market recently that the tables loaded with shampoos, lotions, makeup, etc., even Swiffer starter kits, had to be excessive couponers. The only feasible way they could do this is with printed (fraudulently) coupons. It just wouldn't make sense to buy that many papers or magazines to get the products and sell them at reduced rates.
      I think the woman at the table saw the look on my face (which was one of shock, even though I tried not to be that expressive) and she looked away from me and made herself unavailable. That tells me they know what they are doing is wrong. I sure wouldn't want to plan and live my life that way. How sad.

      • Susan

        I don't know about everything you're talking about, but in answer to your question, yes–if Publix or someone else takes a RA 5 off 25 coupon, they are “eating” the loss. I guess they feel it's worth it to have you shop and buy other things with them.

      • cassia2

        Weird. I would never have thought of those things being at a flea market.

        Again, though – I do want to point out that perhaps there is a way these things were not fraudulently obtained. You can get many multiples of coupons by asking neighbors for them or buying a bunch off of Ebay (you can usually get coupons in groups of 20 there for less than even 10% of their face value). Some with connections with a newspaper agency (for instance, their friend is a paper carrier) may be able to get copies of newspapers that were about to be thrown out. So maybe they're not buying that many papers or magazines but are still getting a bunch of coupons in an otherwise legitimate manner.

        Not that I'm trying to defend any who do use fraudulent coupons. But just trying to look at all the possibilities. :)

        • If you read the bottom of coupons it says they can not be bought, sold or transferred, if so they are void. Which means if you buy them off ebay, you are obtaining the coupons and items fraudulently

          • Amy

            Casey, you must be new to couponing. If you had actually gone to one of the websites that provide coupons, you would see that most sites clearly say “Please note that no where on the site do we buy or sell coupons. This is a coupon clipping service. We provide the coupons at no charge, but you have to pay for our time expressed as a handling charge. When you hire any kind of service, the parts are separate from the labor. At this site, you're only paying for the labor. We do not make any claims to buy or sell coupons” (The Coupon Clippers) or something to that affect. Before you judge and comment, or assume that someone is doing something illegal or “fraudulent” why don't you do some research!!!!! Maybe the woman at the flea market did not like your face! You didn't ask! Just assumed! I only buy enough for my immediate family with coupons but I wouldn't place judgement on anyone else's choice on how to provide for themselves and their family! You came across as very condescending. Do some research!

            • Amy, I never said anything about anyone at a flea market, you must have me mistaken with someone else. I am not new to couponing, but I don't purchase my coupons off of ebay. I actually work at Rite Aid, so I know my coupons backwards and forwards. And as you said “most sites” which means not all state this, therefore some are being bought fraudulently. And it says transferred, meaning if someone buys the paper and then gives them to someone else, technically that is fraudulent use of the coupon.

          • Asmith

            Not ever coupon has that exclusion. For example the $4.00 off Nivea from last week did not include that exclusion. It only voided copies of the coupon.

        • islandboybpb

          I get your point on the coupons from friends that may be newspaper carriers….those are people who are constantly getting fired for obtaining newspapers that were not paid for. I use to be an assistant for the Zone Manager for a circulation branch and we've fired people constantly for doing exactly what you just said about obtaining them from friends whom worked for the newspaper circulation department.

          Some people get extra coupon booklets by buying the newspaper out of a machine and taking more papers than alloted. Some people get extra coupons by skimming through the newspapers before they purchase them and taking out the coupon inserts from other papers and putting them in theirs. You'd be surprised how many other customers in retail places take their papers right back in the store to exchange it for another one simply because their paper was missing the coupon insert.

          • cassia2

            Actually, I don't think you “got my point” at all, though it appears you have more information on that than I did. I'd never heard that it was wrong to use newspapers that were about to be thrown away. That seemed like a perfectly honest way to get them (newspapers already outdated, wouldn't be selling it anyway if it were in the trash – just seemed like better than wasting). The two other scenarios you list are obviously wrong and definitely in line with shop lifting. The first I thought was more in line with getting expired food from a grocery store for free (instead of them throwing it out – which I know is perfectly legal when worked out that way). If I am wrong, then I'm sorry, and it would appear that there may be one less “non-fraudulent” way that someone may obtain so many coupons. But I still stand by my original point that it is possible that multiple coupons *could* have been obtained in a perfectly appropriate manner.

      • ayan

        I go past my county recycling center once a week and root through the newspaper bins to get newspapers to mulch my garden. I walk away with a minimum of ten sets of coupon inserts each time. I think the real issue here is that the people are depleting the store stock so that 1. other coupon users can't buy the product, and 2. the retailer may eventually decide it's too high a loss leader to keep offering the deals.

      • Suemh

        I have seen things like this several times. It really irritates me because I feel that “mass couponers” are cleaning off the shelves in order to get merchandise to resell, which is not fair to those of us who use coupons to get stuff for our own personal use or to give to those less fortunate. Even if the coupons were obtained legitimately, I still consider it coupon fraud, if not legally, then morally.

        • bltl

          i get tons of coupons from others and have also bought off of ebay…there is nothing wrong with that…i also buy for myself and my family and give to others but then what is left i sell and see nothing wrong with it…it is mine because i purchased it at the store…doesn't matter how much i paid or if i used a coupon to get it cheaper…they will get reimbursed for that! it isn't coupon fraud! it's being smart with your money!

          • PDC

            I will have to say Thank You for your comment. I am a stay at home mother. I have taken in my mother-in-law (not working)a year ago. My husbands work has cut pay to stay operating and we have three small children. I get all my coupons from the sunday paper. I only print Rite Aid or very very good ones. I give to Churches, Family, and the Homeless when the churches get together on Wed nights to feed them. When (and I do) I can get items very cheep I take them to the flea market. My table price is a very small amount over what I have paid but for my family we need help paying everyday bills. There are no coupons to get a free power bill or water bill every month. I also can say that I will not go and clear a shelf of anything. If the deals are to good to pass up I will make an extra trip to get a rain check or find the left over deals late Saturday night. I know that everyone is trying to save money and get the things they need for their familes also. So, do not like me if you want. I am just trying to take care of what is most important to me. MY FAMILY!

          • Suemh

            I believe that there is a difference in selling what you don't need and buying a large quantity for the purpose of selling it. When a person buys all of a particular item that the store has using, coupons, then those of us who only want one or two at a good price miss out on the sale. It may be something that I need right now, or my coupon may be expired by the time I can use a raincheck. I drive 20 miles to shop Rite Aid and it is very disappointing to get there and the items are all gone. It is not feasible to make 2 or 3 trips trying to get something with a raincheck, considering I am also out of work and my husband is on Social Security. I have to make it worth the time and gas.

        • Lisa Shepherd

          If you go for something that is not there then just get a rain check. Rain checks work out better some times any way.

          • I've never been successful getting a raincheck from any RA I've gone to. They always tell me I can't. Is it possible you can get a rc for the sale price but not for the SCR? TIA!

            • Jess

              If you check the SCR website it will tell you how to submit receipts that you used rainchecks for.

        • kl

          Just a thought…is it not illegal to resell these items and not charge a sales tax since you are selling to make a profit??

          • Suemh

            I do not think the same tax laws apply to flea market selling.

            • Yet! Wait until Obama's done and we'll be charged a tax on each coupon we print on our own home computer.

            • Heather

              Seriously? This is a coupon blog, for everyone who wants to save some money. Not a political bashing forum…

          • Angel

            To be required to sharge sales tax, you must be “in business for profit” and not just an occassional sale or “hobby”. Sales tax isn't a huge issue when the volume of business is low. BUT, if you make any money at all seleling your stockpile, you “should” claim it a misc income on your federal income tax return.

      • Ashley

        I think she probably made herself unavailable to you because she did not want anyone asking how she can sell her stuff below retail. She didn't want her “secret” getting out I'm sure to anyone who has not discovered the couponing goldmine. Otherwise, some would get it theirself and not buy from her.

        I guarantee you not everyone is a criminal as you assume. All you have to do is buy from coupon clipping sites where a coupon costs as litte as 5 cents. And I've talked to a couple of people in the store buying 100 papers where they then sell at the flea market. I don't think it's sad, but I do think it's sad your assumptions and judgements. This is only because I have thought about selling at the flea market myself. I've been couponing for 8 months and I have 2 frikkin houses overflowing. And this is just from buying 2 papers a week. So no, I don't think it's sad if people want to sell at the flea market.

    • katherine

      I like Rite Aid. I also like reading about economics and business news. The reason Rite Aid is losing money is NOT because of coupons!

      “Camp Hill, Pa.-based Rite Aid has lost money for the last 10 quarters as the chain’s 4,800 stores suffered lower sales and the company struggled with a heavy debt burden. Rite Aid bought 1,800 Brooks and Eckerd drugstores, including 47 in Rhode Island, in 2007.

      Rite Aid’s debt-laden balance sheet makes it more likely the company would merge with a larger rival such as CVS than make any acquisition on its own, Doug Conn, managing director and retail credit specialist at Hexagon Securities in New York, told Bloomberg News.” – PBN article 2/18/2010

    • Ashley

      Wow, guess what guys. No more B1G1 q's with a $ off q. I did the covergirl Sunday with 4 Covergirl using 2 B1G1 and 1 $2.50/2. Works great every time. I happened to go back today the last day of the sale to do my mom's for her since she had to go to work.

      And bam, rite aid has gotten an email where they will not allow this anymore. Most of you guys probably don't know this because we did all our shopping earlier in the week and the email just came. I told the lady well, that's funny b/c the manufacturer still pays the $2.50 and she said no they don't.

      Why on earth would Jenny tell us to do this if the manufacturer doesn't pay the $2.50? Ugh, I LOVED rite aid. This really sucks.

      • cassia2

        You know, I've heard a lot of differing opinions on the B1G1 + $ off combining. My Rite Aid actually stopped doing it a little over a month ago. I've heard it explained from Jenny that the B1G1 is for the free item and the $ off is for the other item so they should be stackable, but then I've heard it from the other side that the B1G1 is for both items, just as a $/2 is for both items (just the B1G1 is more flexible). Honestly, both explanations could make sense to me. I'm trying to get a definitive answer on this but I'm not sure where to look. But either way, I don't think Jenny or the stores are doing this to try to cheat. It's just something that needs to be clarified. Not sure what group would be the final word on it though.

        • islandboybpb

          Yes you can only use the Buy One Get one Free Coupon on that specific transaction with no other coupons involved. Example if you bought Cover Girl at the sale price this week at Buy one Get one Free and then presented a Buy one Get one Free Coupon it would make your transaction free whereas you still pay tax. If you were to give a $1.00 coupon to use on the free item, then Rite Aid would be giving you change back whereas you never gave any money to begin with therefore you cannot combine those coupons…in the Coupon Policy it clearly states that you cannot make the total less than what you are paying for it with your coupons. Another Example….Nivea body was was on sale this week 2 for $7.00 (showed $3.99 in the AD), coupon was for $4 off therefore the coupon has to be modified for $3.50 because that is all the company is getting reimbursed for which is what you literally paid.

          • Ashley

            I am not really hearing anything new here, or that I understand. All of the 5 stores in my area are true BOGO and I think all of them are. I always trust Jenny, and I've been following this site since September and she always says to do this even at Rite Aid I'm 99.9% sure, unless I'm having a brain lapse, but I can go back and check. That's why I'm confused, Jenny telling us do something legit and then RA saying it's not. I've been doing it for months no problem and I know everyone in Greenville has too. And islandboy, I'm not quite understanding your Nivea example. 2 for $7 using 2 $4 q's is 2 cents overage yes, but how do you figure the mfr pays only $3.50 for each one. And how did I literally pay $3.50 if I paid $3.99 with a $4 q of which in 8 months since I started couponing RA accepts no problem?

            Anyway, this was the norm in my area but not anymore. I do wonder with most employees being confused as to what acceptable and often trying to block things that are legit, if I will now have to deal w/correcting them all the time when using B1G1 and $/off on a non-B1G1 sale?

            • Jennifer

              I have the same question too. I went to Traget one day and they wouldnt let me use B1G1+$2off coupon for 2 OFF! clip-on. I know I should be able to use both, but I dont know how to explain it to the cashier. I didnt take Jenny's class because I am in the west cost (CA). I am wondering who made the rules about using B1G1+$2off together. I am not saying Jenny is not right (and Jenny is not the only person teaching people couponing), just want to make sure I can find something written so that everytime I get into this situation, I can show them that I dont do anything illegal.

              Can anyone help??

            • islandboybpb

              Yes in instances where products do come up at a sale price of half off of each item instead of full price for the first and “0” for the second you can only use a Buy one Get one Free coupon to get both free….you cannot use another dollar amount coupon on the second item for which you paid nothing. If you were getting them in the past that would be because Rite Aid BOGO's did come up half off of each item but not anymore….If you are still currently getting the additional dollar off coupons (stackable) then the cashier isn't paying attention to what they are doing….so keep getting the bargains if that's the case; however, they are not suppose to be doing so.

            • Lisa

              I tried the same thing at Target with the off clip on's using the B1G1F and a $2 off coupon along with their $2 store coupons (had 2 of those) They would not do it. They would only allow me to use the B1G1 coupon and one store coupon. I of course put the items back, but I am confused on the whole B1G1 coupons and using $$ off coupons with them because it never seems to work for me.

            • islandboybpb

              yes the ad showed $3.99 and so did the sale sign in the store (which means the store personnel wasn't doing their job–they were instructed in the middle of the week to remove those signs and print and place new sale signs with an ad disclaimer posted on the front entrance of the store), however, the sale prices that scanned in the register came up 2/$7 which means they were instructed by the manufacturer to adjust the face value of the coupon to $3.50 for each product making them free.

            • Heather

              They rang up $3.99 at my RA…..twice last week.

          • Ashley

            Aggh, nevermind islandboy I got you on the Nivea :)

      • islandboybpb

        Sad but true….you can never go below zero by using coupons for the products you are trying to purchase….example….Covergirl was Buy one Get one Free….you are allowed to use one Buy one Get one Free coupon on that transaction making the product total free….all you pay is tax…..with that said…you cannot use any additional covergirl coupons on those items to make your total less for other items on that transaction so you save even more money….they do not get their money back for all manufacturer coupons…they only reimburse for a certain percentage no matter where you shop.

      • andrea

        Wouldn't it depend on if your store does a true BOGO vs half price on each item? My RA does a true BOGO where you pay full price for the first item and zero for the second item, so in this instance I could see where you can only use the one B1G1 coupon. But, if (like Publix) their BOGO is just charging half price on each item, then it seems like you would be able to use the B1G1 coupon w/a $ off coupon. So, I don't know if all RA's are the same, but I know mine does true BOGO so I am only allowed to use the BOGO coupon (and get both free).

        • islandboybpb

          All Rite Aid's are doing True BOGO and have been doing so for awhile now. The only time they should be giving half off the one item is when they are out of the second one.

      • K'smom

        It must just depend on your store. I did two seprate transactions during the week using b1g1 and 2.50 off and went again last night with my mom and they took all coupons with no questions asked!!! Sorry you were not able to do it!!

        • islandboybpb

          Yes true…some stores will allow you to do so, simply for EXCELLENT customer service (which they shouldn't be doing according to their company coupon policy). Did you buy other items in that same transaction? If so, they just kept scanning and you still paid some amount of money.

    • AmyFMSC

      F.Y.I.: The E.P.T. printable coupon is printing at $3 instead of $5.

    • littles

      which 'particular' RA VV video is it? please :)

      • littles

        4 the xtra $5 off $25 Q

        • me

          n/m found it! thanks 4 the tip. i had overlooked it :)

    • ams

      How does the Free coupons work when you purchase any Kingsford Match Light Charcoal. All that was on my coupons were Expiration dates and a max value and what you get free. There are no bar codes or anything else.
      How does rite-aid get their money back for the 3 free items when you buy Charcoal?

      • Jess

        I used one of these at Publix a couple of weeks ago. They would only take ONE of cpn for ONE bag of charcoal.

    • frugal mom of 4

      Check with your Rite-Aid because my Rite-Aid will match CVS and Walgreen ads!

    • melirish

      does anyone know if the tresemme fresh start are included in the sale?

      • Susan

        They are, but my store didn't have them yet.

    • Deborah

      Does anyone know of a pharmacy offering a “deal” for a new prescription?

      • Susan

        Target had a coupon in this past Sunday's paper for a $10 gift card with a new or transferred prescription.

      • jess

        Rite Aid had 2 $25 coupons for new Rx's in last Sunday's ad in the Atlanta area. the coupon says for transferred Rx's, but they let me use one for a new Rx.

      • jess

        Rite Aid had two $25 coupons in the ad in the Atlanta area. The coupons say transferred Rx's but they let me use them for new Rx's.

    • Deborah

      Does anyone know of a pharmacy offering a “deal” for a new prescription??

    • Susan

      Zegerid rebate listed is wrong…#27 $2 rebate is for the 28 ct. 14 ct. is only $1–it's rebate #28.

    • Deborah

      thanks Susan!!!

    • jenny

      i want to buy some benadryl and u by kotex. i don't see how you get the prices down to 50 cents and $1.99. i have coupons for $5/2 for benadryl and $1 off kotex. i watched a video and got 2 more dollar off coupons but they are manufacture coupons so i can't use them together right? what am i missing?
      thanks so much for all your for all your work doing this. it has helped me tremendously.

      • Susan

        No–you have it wrong. All video values coupons are really RA coupons–not man. ones. (Even though they say manuf. at top, the barcodes start with RC, so they are indeed store coupons and stack with manuf. ones.)

        • Jenny

          thank you so much! that is good to know. now it makes sense.

    • Brooke

      Similac formula (23.2 oz. powder) is on sale at Rite Aid for $21.99! The 5/9 AJC had a $2 Similac coupon. Here's what I did:
      1 Similac Isomil Advance @ $21.99
      1 U by Kotex Liners @ $3.50

      Used $5 off $25
      $2 off Similac
      $1 off U by Kotex
      $1 off U by Kotex store coupon
      Paid $17.15

      I repeated this transaction, only the second time, I paid $18.15 because I didn't have another store coupon for the U by Kotex. I should get back a $3 rebate for the U by Kotex products, so I will have spent $32.30 for two cans of formula and two packages of feminine products! This is probably the best deal I have found on Similac formula! I tried switching to a cheaper formula once, but it seemed to upset my daughter's stomach; so we stick with Similac!

    • Southern Savarian

      Okay so heres a deal for you:
      (8) Tressemme products – $3.29 (your going to have to sign up for the wellness card)
      (8) -2 off store coupons
      (2) -BOGO Tressemme coupons (BRICKS typically allow two prints anyway)

      AFTER TAX you will only have to pay 37 cents

      • 3monkeysmom

        I'm not sure that's going to work :) If the store coupon you're talking about is the Video Values coupon, those coupons say “one coupon per customer” and you can only print one from the website.

    • Southern Savarian

      Ohh… I almost forgot. You are going to also need a 5/25 coupons posted above to get the Tressemme Deal.

    • Jason – Grocery Saver

      Theres seems to be confusion on the use of a B1G1 cpn and a $ off coupon for the same items. Let's clear it up. Some of you are confusing two different situations.

      The CoverGirl deal was unique and often times happens at drug stores like Rite Aid. Basically they have a *SALE* B1G1 and you get to use your B1G1 COUPON for 2 FREE items. This has been confirmed by Rite Aid corporate, store managers, and even the manufacturers. You can NOT use a $ off coupon with a B1G1 sale AND a B1G1 coupon.

      However, lets change the values. If the *SALE* was 2 for $10. Then you could use a B1G1 Coupon AND a $ off coupon. For instance the B1G1 would save you $5 and let's say your $ off coupon states $3/1. Then you could save another $3 on the other product that costs you $5. In the end you would pay $2 total for Both and have used a B1G1 FREE Coupon and a $ off coupon for the same group of items.

      (*Note if a RA coupon were also available you could stack it on either deal*)

      So yes you can use a B1G1 Free coupon WITH a $ off coupon. But ONLY if there is NOT A B1G1 FREE Sale. So if you really want to use both types of coupons look for RA's Buy One Get One 50% off sale. You can also use a B1G1 FREE coupon and a $ off coupon on that kind of sale. But the second item CAN NOT be free on sale before coupons if you want to use both types.

      • Ashley

        Thanks Jason. Now, I just wonder why all of my RA's have been accepting this until now with the new email f/corporate.

        • Ashley

          Oh, and why is it that RA won't accept this? Doesn't the mfr still pay the $/off?

        • Ashley

          Oh, and why is it RA won't accept this? Doesn't the mfr still pay the $/off?

    • Jenn

      I had filled out the form and everything for the P&G Coupon Rebate Booklet. When should that arrive? I still haven't gotten mine.

    • krsmarie

      Is there a limit to how many SCR's you can get on 1 product?

      • Susan

        Yes–it's always listed with the information about the rebate in the rebate booklet or online at Rite Aid's website. Most are limit 1.

    • Susan

      Yes–it's always listed with the information about the rebate in the rebate booklet or online at Rite Aid's website. Most are limit 1.

    • Lisa

      I tried the same thing at Target with the off clip on's using the B1G1F and a $2 off coupon along with their $2 store coupons (had 2 of those) They would not do it. They would only allow me to use the B1G1 coupon and one store coupon. I of course put the items back, but I am confused on the whole B1G1 coupons and using $$ off coupons with them because it never seems to work for me.