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During the month of December anything you spend at Rite Aid adds up to help you earn a gift card for future purchases.  Many of you were finding out that they were making it after coupons and rewards, well you spoke and they listened!

I just got this note in my email from the Rite Aid PR Department:

“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.”

That’s fun to hear!! 

What is the deal??

Spend $100.01 +, get a $20 Rite Aid Gift Card.
Spend $51-$100, get a $10 Rite Aid Gift Card.
Spend $25-$50, get a $5 Rite Aid Gift Card.

Check out as usual then come home and enter all receipts into the Rite Aid Rebate system.  They will keep track of everything for you and send you the reward that you earn.

    • Britras

      Way to go!!! Squeaky wheel gets the oil, huh?!?!

    • katie mac

      Don't forget $100.01 or more is $20! :)

    • TAHE4KA

      So this means that up rewards also are being subtracted

      • Peachy

        No. I received an e-mail from Rite Aid today saying they were sending me a gift card as my total was over $100. I had used many many ups rewards on these receipts.

        Yeah, Rite Aid!

    • Amy Medeiros

      Wow, that's great! I love Rite Aid. Seriously. :) The manager at my local Rite Aid (Longgreen Parkway in NE Columbia) greets me by name every time I go in and is always so friendly and helpful; his asst mgr is great, too, and their policies are so customer-friendly!

    • savysaver

      Maybe that explains why I can't get to them online???

    • Another reason I LOVE Rite Aid! Thanks for the update!

    • Sweepercs

      Made me go there today instead of CVS!!!

    • Juli

      So when did this start? I need to go through my receipts and don't know how far back to go. :)

    • Katie

      definitely like this, when we logged on last night we actually had $324.65 instead of $10! We turned it in for the $20 in case RA decided to change their minds again, lol!!

    • Nani

      one more reason i luv luv luv rite aid!!

    • Katie

      juli – this program runs Nov 26th – dec 24th i think.

    • Michelle

      I called corporate about this last week and left a message with the lady in charge of the program. I politely told them that I could totally understand not counting RA coupons in our gift of savings totals, bu they get reimbursed for our manufacturer coupons and even make more on those than if someone pays cash because of the handling fee that they get. I said I was really disapointed that they were not counting our coupons and it would be very hard for us couponers to qualify for the gift of savings this year.

      Oh, and it looks like they counted all of my RA coupons in my totals now, as well. They had exclueded them before (made them negative), and now they're not showing up at all on my account. I got an automated e-mail this morning saying that they had requested my certificate for me. I was very confused until I logged into my account and saw that I suddenly had over $160 in receipts showing up!

      I'm so thankful that they changed their minds!

      • Michelle

        I misspelled “excluded” above. Oops. I was typing too fast!

    • Connieb03

      Yeah this is great!!!!!

    • Hemdacoupon

      thanks wow great news!!

    • Kandi

      Awesome, I just checked on mine and it went from yesterday I was showing $57 and now it's showing I spent $177 and they already submitted my offer so I'll be getting back $20! Woo hoo!

    • Babysnuggles83

      yea i received an email today said that i qualified for $20 gift card and did not understand haw but it makes since now and I'm glad they changed it, to bad they would not let you get more than one…

    • kristi

      The website says it started on November 26

    • Savinglotsofdough

      I just went to Rite-Aid today, primarily to spend enough to get to the $20 level. I got back to enter my receipt for the day and my total was already over $157!! This is still good news even though I made an unnecessary trip.

    • Heather

      Nice!! Checked mine, rite aid coupons still subtract from the total…but the manufacturer coupons weren't deducted!

    • brenda z

      Ok, i'm a little confused. Are UPs considered manufacturers coupons?? Cuz technically they are right? Or am I wrong. If that's the case woohoo!

    • Phyllis

      Thanks Rite aid!

    • meme

      Oh, Wow! I thought I still had some shopping to do before qualifying for the gift of savings, even with the manufacturer coupons added back on. To my surprise I was at $122 when I checked my account. Rite Aid has already ordered my $20 gift card. I am so thankful because there was no more in the budget to shop, and I can really use the money right now for necessities.

    • I checked my e-mail, and sure enough! I went from having about $16 towards my total, to having over $100! So my shopping on the Thanksgiving weekend (which I made a little over $3 buying $231 of retail-price items) EARNED me an additional $20! How exciting, and what a great decision on Rite Aid's part!

    • Momsdword1

      That sounds good to me! I am still learning to shop Rite Aid, but liking it more and more.

    • AHHHHH!!! This is awesome news! It would've been even better news if I knew this before I threw out my Rite Aid receipts!!! (I gave up when my account said only 38 cents toward the Gift of Saving)!!! :-O thanks for the info though, Jenny!

    • Krystal

      That is awesome. I was wondering how I qualified so quickly.

    • Sue3

      The link is going to somewhere else. Strange.

    • Marianne

      Rite Aid ROCKS!!!! Not only are their deals amazing, but so are their salespeople. I live in North Raleigh and shop at two different Rite Aids and every single person that works there is so kind and helpful!

    • Paige

      I have never had anything but AMAZING service from Rite Aid. I called the corporate office the other day and bragged on my local store and assistant manager. They have gone above and beyond to meet my needs.

    • JulieB

      Rite Aid is my favorite drug store! It has been for a long time.

    • Jenirizarry

      I was just a little sad when I checked my status a couple of days ago because there were so many deductions: manf. coupons, UP rewards, & of course tax was not included in my total spent. With all the deductions, my total was only $18 spent.
      I just checked my account & I now qualify for the $10 Reward.
      Their Wellness Program is awesome & this is just icing on the cake!

    • Cynthia

      Ahhh. I love Rite Aid. I had to lol when I entered my first receipt the other day. It actually was a negative amount! So I stopped entering receipts if they had a negative subtotal. I'll have to find them again and enter them now. Thank you, Rite Aid!

      • Cynthia

        Actually, I won't need to enter those receipts afterall! I checked my account and it went from twenty some dollars to $130! So I am already overqualified! It also stated that my gift certificate was requested that day, which I had not, so they must automatically send it when you pass the $100 mark.

    • ashley

      this is awesome! i was going to go back to my jeffersonville indiana store to get to the $20 reward mark, but checked my account before leaving. i'm glad i did because my total have doubled!! love rite aid!!

    • Fallaya

      Thanks, Rite Aid!

      I qualified for the $20 GOS and my reward is waiting in my inbox :-)

    • Shellybelly1014

      I am excited I saved my receipts for this. I entered one from 12/4 yesterday. It came back as an Unqualified Offer….So my question is do you have to enter all of your receipts at the same time to see your total amount towards the rebate?

      • WendyMK

        I had entered 2 receipts and also got that message but when I read the post and went back to enter 1 more receipt, the other 2 were there as well. Hope this helps!

      • Mary S

        Yeah, just keep entering them…it saves them but says “unqualified offer” until you get to the minimum $25; then it changes the status and tells you how much you qualify for. Mine just jumped from $8 “unqualified offer” to $83 after they decided not to subtract manufacturer coupons!

    • thedrakesx4

      I entered a receipt this morning and saw that my total was alot higher than it was a week ago. Then I read this post! So exciting! I”m almost to $100! Woohoo! Love me some Rite Aid!

    • dd

      thanks!!!!! I appreciate your advocacy!

    • WendyMK

      I've only been shopping Rite Aid for about a month and it's already my favorite!!! Thanks so much for all you do to help us all save so much money!!

    • Ukrainianunit

      do you have to put your receipts the same way like for the SCR? Or there is a different way, beacause I did so and I got an email saying no qualifying purchases made.

      • Paige_Aminehdestin

        You do enter the receipts the same way, but it won't show up under the SCR list. Look on the left side and click the link for the “gift of savings” and it should pull up the transactions you've entered the info for. The email saying no qualifying items was simply for your SCR account, letting you know that you didn't qualify for anything on rebate.

        • 3monkeysmom

          Thanks for this info!! I was going crazy trying to figure out where to find it :)

    • Ahparker24

      yeah!! i just checked mine and where i was only at about $50 a few days ago, i'm well over the hundred now!!! YEAH!!! thank you for sharing!

    • gail

      How come you don't do the save $5 saving for every $25 you spend

      • Rachel

        in utah they won't take the coupons at all!!

    • brenda z

      I totally didn't expect to qualify for this, but I always enter every receipt I get at riteaid into the single check rebates, even if I haven't bought anything. I'd just rather it be in there in case something changes, so when I went to check the gift of savings I have $59 and I didn't expect to be at hardly anything! yay! It's a really good idea to just enter every receipt from riteaid. It takes 1 minute and it can really add up :)

    • Val

      I am new to rite aid shopping. I was wondering if we use any CVS coupons if they will count towards the total purchase. The note mentions Manufacture Coupons, but doesn't say anything about CVS coupons. If I have a total of $25 and use a CVS $5 off will they still give me the $5 gift card or would I need to spent $30 before using that coupon to bring my total down to $25 before manufacture coupons?

      • Val

        I meant rite aid coupons, not cvs coupons. :)

    • Fbr

      I have a question: the Gift-of-Savings program details says one would receive a “gift certificate”. I assume this is not a RA gift card. Can a certificate be used for multiple transactions, or does need to be spent in a single transaction in the future? Also does anybody know what is the validity?

      • Nita Royal

        I just got mine and it is for 1 use only. I can't imagine how I'll actually get a total of $20, after my super-couponing habit! ;-)

        • Fbr

          Can you please tell me what is the validity of this gift certificate?

        • Rachel

          I am thinking jsut buy everything that has an up and then use that to roll with? I need help I seem to spend 10 to 20 a week their. I know I am doing something wrong.

    • ALERT for Spartanburg, SC county Rite Aid shoppers: Rite Aid corporate is considering doing us what they did to Greenville county! That's right – turning all our Rite Aids into Sav-A-Lots! From my sources, it appears the Sav-A-Lots/Rite Aids in Greenville are turning a decent profit, and they are looking to do the same thing in near-bye Spartanburg, including my Woodruff store! They were in my store this weekend doing surveys, which I was told hinted strongly that they are trying to prove through the survey that a Sav-A-Lot would be well received. Um, NO. There is a Family Dollar, A Freds and a Bi-Lo less than a quarter mile away from this Rite Aid. We don't NEED a Sav-A-Lot/Rite Aid hybrid. We like our Rite Aid as it is!

      I cannot even BEGIN to say how much I HATE that this might happen. Those of us who don't want this to happen to their store need to write corporate, or call corporate IMMEDIATELY and let our concerns politely but firmly known.

    • Dawnmcgavin

      I was wondering if anyone knew what happens if I were to spend over $200? Would I get two $20 gift certificates? =)

      • Jessica

        No, not unless you set up two separate accounts. If you have a relative or someone else's name you can use for the other one, you could get a second $20 GC

    • maconchip

      I am planning on using all my flex spending on health stuff at RA before the year is out. This will be over $200 at RA. Should my husband and I enter these into separate accounts so that we can get two $20 gift cards?

      • Jessica


    • Angrcooking

      I got that note from Rite aid Too and actually it started on 11/26, so I have already qualified for the 20$ rebate…..I am really LOVING RA Right NOW!!

    • Aimeemohler

      What about Walgreens? They don't let you have their rewards except after coupons.

      • Rachel

        not true it is after their coupons not manufactuer ones. I like how u get theirs instantly it is gratifiying.

    • Rachel

      I am feeling better about buying the wrong tape now. I spent 30 out of pocket and got 130 in items. I now qualify for the 20 giftcard and 2 dollars in scr. So 8 bucks for 130 dolalrs of stuff. now if I could get to be a pro and spend 8 a month liek some. Right now between walgreens and riteaid I spend 80-100 a month. Keep in mind that I buy diapers. I spent 100 at walgreens which included 17 packs of diapers and 10 tubs of wipes among other things. Those that spend so little do u jsut get the free stuff and forget the other deals?

    • Linden

      I entered all of my receipts from my awesome money making deals that I had and none of it counted towards the Gift of Savings. Is it because I used my Up Rewards to pay for all of it and didn't pay anything oop? I know it is the total before manufacturers coupons but is it before or after Up Rewards? Does anyone know?

      • 3monkeysmom

        How long ago did you enter your receipts? Sometimes it takes several days for anything to show up.
        If your receipt is already showing up and it's saying that you don't qualify, I would call customer service and see what's up.

      • 3monkeysmom

        I just saw an older post that said when you go to the page where you view your rebate status, look on the left-hand side and click on Holiday Gift of Savings. You will have to log in again.
        The regular SCR page says I don't qualify for anything but when I clicked on Holiday Gift of Savings and then clicked on Request Your Certificate it showed I qualified for a $10 giftcard ( I only spent $29 OOP after coupons, also got $13 in UPs!!). Hopefully next week I can reach the $100 mark so I can get the $20 giftcard :)
        Hope that helps :)

    • Cabryn

      I cannot file for my $20.00 rebate for the Holiday Gift~~~~~Please send me my check~~~Thank You,

    • kjmiller

      Cool! I entered my receipts last night and just got a notice saying I qualified for the $20 gift card because they totaled more than $100. I hadn't even calculated what I had spent and turns out I cleared the $100 mark by only 56 cents. Woohoo!! :)

    • Mlvanes

      Doe's anyone have a Rite Aid reciept that woould qualify for the Gift of Savings, for the amount of about $12.00? If you have one that wasn't used I would appreciate it. Thanks