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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 another wonderful Rite Aid week! This week there are money makers so after these coupons and the $5 off $25 printable you should have a good sized rebate check!!

Because stores will run out of these items quickly make scenarios by grouping what items are in stock into groups of $25 so you can use the $5 off $25 printable.

To see the weekly ad go here.shoppinglist1

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

Single Check Rebates

  • Zantac 150, 24ct or Cool, 24ct or Zantac 75, 30ct $8.99
    -$8.99 SCR #2 (limit 1)
    -$5 off Zantac printable
    -$1 off Zantac, SS 8/23

    Total = $5 profit!
  • Sinuflo Ready Rinse 8oz or NasoGel Drip Free Gel Spray 45mL $5.99
    – $5.99 SCR #20 (limit 1)
    -$2 off NasoGel printable
    Total = $2 profit!
  • Blink Tear Lubricant Eye Drop 15mL $7.99
    – $7.99 SCR #23 (limit 1)
    -$4 off Blink Tears or Blink GelTears Lubricating Eye Drops, RP 8/02
    Total = $4 profit!
  • Little Allergies Allergen Block 150 app. $9.99
    – $9.99 SCR #28 (limit 1)
    -$3 off Little Allergies Allergen Block SS 5/03
    Total = $3 profit!
  • Neilmed Nasal Mist Saline Spray 6oz
    – $9.99 SCR #21 (limit 1)
    -$2 off Nasal Mist printable
    Total = $2 profit!
  • Zucol Coldcare Lozenges, Orange Cream Flavored 18ct $5.99
    – $5.99 SCR #22 (limit 1)
    -$2 off Zucol Cold Care SS 3/08
    Total = $2 profit!
  • Children’s Coldcalm Pellets 80ct or Chestal Honey Cough Syrup 8.45oz $7.99
    -$7.99 SCR #24 (limit 1)
    -$1 off Coldcalm or Chestal printable
    Total = $1 profit!
  • Little Colds Multi-Symptom Formula 1oz $3.99
    – $3.99 SCR #25 (limit 1) free
  • Little Colds Mucus Relief or Sore Throat Melt 12ct $5.49
    – $5.49 SCR #26 (limit 1) free
  • Chloraseptic Kids Throat Spray 6oz or Throat Relief Strips 40ct $4.49
    – $4.49 SCR #27 (limit 1) free
  • Sambucol Lozenges 30ct $7.99
    – $7.99 SCR #29 (limit 1) free
  • EOS Lip Balm .14-.25oz $1.99
    -$1.99 SCR #30 (limit 1) free
  • Cepacol Fizzlers Just for Sore Throats 12ct $4.99
    -$4.99 SCR #31 (limit 1) free
  • Tresemme Hair Care $3.33 ea
    -$1 SCR #88 wyb (1) Smooth & Silky Shampoo
    (limit 1)
    -$1 SCR #89 wyb (1) Smooth & Silky Conditioner
    (limit 1)
    -$1 SCR #90 wyb (1) Heat Tamer Spray
    (limit 1)
    -$1 SCR #101 wyb (1) Extra Hold Hairspray or Mousse
    (limit 1)
    -$1.50 of Tresemme Stylers printable (store coupon)
    -$2 off Tresemme Shampoo or Conditioner printable (store coupon)

    Total = 33¢ to 83¢ each
  • John Frieda Sheer Blonde, Brilliant Brunette, or Luxurious Volume $4.99
    -$2.00 SCR #84 wyb (1) (limit 1)
    -$1 off John Frieda product SS 10/11
    Total = $1.99
  • Conair Hair Brushes $5.99-$14.99
    -$1 SCR #111 (limit 1)

Other Deals

  • Purex Laundry Detergent B1G1
    -$2 off Purex 3-in-1 Sheets printable (store coupon)
    -$1 off Purex 3-in-1 SS 10/04, 8/16
    -.35/1 Purex Detergent SS 8/16, 10/04
  • GE Light Bulbs, all B1G1
    -.40/1 GE Reveal 4pk
    printable (store coupon)
    -$1 off GE Reveal product SS 10/04
  • Quilted Northern 12pk $6.49 ea
    -$2 off Quilted Northern printable (store coupon)
    -$1 off Quilted Northern RP 10/11 or
    printable (use both together makes it $3.49)
  • Kellogg’s Cereals B1G1
    Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops or Corn Pops
    -$1 off Kellogg’s Cereals with fiber in store dispenser
    -$1 off Kellogg’s Cereals coupon inside select boxes
  • L’Oreal Foundation, Powder, Blush or Concealer B1G1
    -$1 off L’Oreal Cosmetics, RP 8/30
    -$2 off L’Oreal any Makeup, RP 9/13, 8/02, 10/18
    -$1 off L’Oreal True Match
    -$1 off Bare Naturals or any L’Oreal Face Product
  • Acne Care Kits, all types 25% off
    -$5 off Neutrogena acne Kits
    -$3 off Clean and Clear Advantage Acen Kit SS 8/02 (exp 10/18)
  • Hershey’s Snack Size or Fun Size Candy $1.99 ea
    -$1/3 Hershey’s Snack size SS 9/27
    B3G1 Hershey’s Snack Size SS 10/18
  • Progresso Soup $1.25 ea
    -$1 off Progresso High Fiber Soup printable (makes it 49¢ ea)
    (keep refreshing page until you see a progresso advertisement)
    • I am having a blast @ Rite Aid!!!!

      • denielle

        im knew to this, what is a single check rebate??

    • Amy

      Can you shop SAturday night?

      • Stephanie

        If the rebates are week only rebates then I do not think so since the date on the receipt would not be during the correct week. As far as the sale prices go I am not sure when Rite Aid changes their prices.

      • I do alot of my shopping on Saturday Night before 9pm and it works for me

    • Sam

      Can I use 1 Rite Aid Q and use it to buy more than one item? Example, if I buy 2 packs of Quilted Northern, will the 1 RAQ take off twice or do I need 2 RAQs?

      • Stacy

        You would need a RiteAid coupon for each item purchased.

        • BB

          I just printed the northern bath tissue Rite Aid coupon and it has my name on it and says only one per customer. So is buying in multiples out?

    • Julie

      I can’t get the Rite Aid Q’s for Purex & Quilted Northern to come up… When I click on the link, it brings me to a blank page & nothing happens. Any suggestions?

      Thanks for all you do for us, Jenny! This website is AMAZING!!!

    • Jen S

      I have a MQ for free Purex sheets. Can I buy 2, use my free coupon and the $2 coupon for overage? I’m not a big Rite Aid shopper. Thanks!

      • Lauren

        Yes you can.

    • Bethany

      Do you have to buy 2 to get the B1G1 price at Rite Aid?

      • courtney

        Yes, the first comes up at full price the second rings up as FREE

    • Amber

      Does anyone have trouble with RiteAid not taking their $5 off $25 first? I went to one store that gave me no problems. Then, I hit another store on the way home and they said it had to be “after” coupons. I didn’t see that in the details, but maybe I didn’t read them correctly.

      • my rite aid just requires that the $5 off $25 be the FIRST coupon scanned, so that it is scanned before the total gets below $25.

      • Amy

        Hi Amber! I think with the $/$$ coupons, it’s always YMMV. Some stores are getting picky about that, however, find one Rite Aids store that you like and stick with it! Cashiers aren’t always up-to-speed on how coupons should be handled. And no – there’s nothing on the $/$$ coupon that says “after sales and other coupons.” (I think some cashiers like to make up things to sound important.) Hope this helps!

    • Anita

      Out of curiosity, how long is the typical wait for the rebate to arrive back to you?

      • courtney

        Usually about 3-5 weeks…longer for Gift card/certificate rebates…sometimes less for the standard check rebate HTH

    • I am loving RA these days! They process the SCR’s so quickly. I’m still waiting on my GOS but hopefully it will get here soon. It would have been great to use it on this week’s deals!

    • Becca

      I can’t pull up the weekly add–can someone tell me if the Progresso soup is 1.25 or 1.50?

      • Stacy

        In the ad scan I saw the Progresso Soup is 4/$5 which makes them $1.25 each.

    • Susan

      Has anyone received their Fall Gift of Savings check more than once? I got my $20 check a few weeks ago, and then, yesterday, another one arrived. It was the exact same check with the exact same letter. My mom also got a second one. Very strange as I only requested it once–well, you can only request it once.

      • Brandi

        My sister-in-law and I both received 2 $20 Rake in the Savings gift certificates also. I tried to call customer service but they were not open today. I would like to use it tomorrow if it is valid but I am not sure since I didn’t request it and already received one. I can’t imagine that they mistakenly sent out 2 to so many people?? If they did, I guess I shouldn’t use it. What does everyone else think?

        • Becca

          I got an extra also. I emailed and the rep said they are trying to decide what to do and that she would get back to me.

        • i got an extra and emailed and they told me it was invalid and a duplicate…so you can only use one.

          • Amy

            I also got 2 gc…had no problems using either..not sure why they sent two.

      • Tammy

        I got 2 checks also. I requested my check one day, hadn’t checked email lately and then when I did I got email saying we requested your Fall Savings Check for you, it will be mailed soon. So they may be what happen? Guess they did it theemseleves because $20 is the highest you get back and when you are there at 20 they send it out. ??

      • Bethany

        I also got two 20 rebate checks. I called customer service and they said that I can us one and then the system will void out the other rebate check so to just tear up one of them and throw it away.

        • Brandi

          If it was a mistake, I don’t mind NOT using it BUT the barcodes are the same on all of them I think. I checked mine plus my sister’s and sister-in-laws and they were all the same so I don’t know how the system could void one or even recognize if we used two. I’m sure this could turn out to be a very expensive mistake for Rite Aid. I’ll gladly not use mine because I would hate for them not to do this again because of the extra expense…

          • Susan

            I agree. I think the whole line about RA voiding one is bunk—all of them have the exact same codes…I’ve compared the two I got to the two my mom got. They are all the exact same. I think they are just trying to control the situation.

            • susan

              i would hate for this mistake to be the reason for them filing for bankrupcy and going out of business. then we would all lose big time in the future. they are on shakey grounds now.

    • Susan

      I posted this at the very end of last week’s comments and thought I’d post it again in case anyone didn’t see it:

      I called the customer service number for the free Proctor & Gamble kitchenware today twice (wanted to be sure the first person was correct)–and they confirmed that Rite Aid purchases will work for this. They also told me that, even though the little mail-in form says original receipts only, they will accept copies. SOOOO–if you purchased the Olay Anti-aging eye roller and pantene deal from them this past week as outlined in Southern Savers, it will qualify you for the $10 P&G Rite Aid gift card, the $20 mail-in-rebate from Olay (using original receipt), AND the free kitchenware (with copy of receipt). I only spent about $15 on the shampoo and Olay after coupons, so this was a big moneymaker for me. AND–if you don’t have the mail-in form, they told me it doesn’t matter. You can just write your information on a sheet. Here is the customer service number: 1-877-733-5849

      • Hi! Can you fill me in on what the Kitchenware offer is? I’ve spent a ton on P&G these past couple of weeks.


      • Bobbie

        Could you tell me where to find the kitchenware rebate? Would appreciated it very much.

        • Susan

          Here’s the link for the free kitchenware:


          The information number is on the second page, and I’ve used it several times. Feel free to call them with any questions.

        • Susan

          Oh, and beware–the free P&G kitchenware can only be purchased from certain places–CVS does NOT count. Purchases from Publix, Bi-Lo, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and several other stores will work. You can call the toll-free number to confirm if your store counts. Also, all $25 worth of P&G stuff has to be on the SAME receipt–of course, using coupons to bring your out-of-pocket below $25 won’t affect the rebate, as long as the original prices added together are above $25 and show on your receipt.

          • Bobbie

            Thanks Susan for the info. I’m afraid my receipts won’t work because I have two different receipts for the shampoo and Olay. Maybe will still call and see if it will work.
            Thanks again.

          • Thanks so much! I definitely have a qualifying receipt. It’s fun to find a bonus like this for something I already purchased!


          • Wende

            When I called on the P&G pans 2 weeks ago they told me specifically that Walgreens & Rite Aid DO NOT count. The only one in my area – South Metro ATL was Publix. No CVS, Walmart, Kroger, Rite Aid or Walgreens.
            So, hold your breath if you are doing either Rite Aid or Walgreens unless you are buying items anyway.

            • Dale

              I just got off the phone with Debbie on the support line for the cookware. She confirmed that the following are participating retailers for this offer: Rite Aid, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, and Publix. I am sure there were others, but I didn’t ask for a complete list. She also confirmed that they will take a copy of the receipt, and you do not need the form to enter. So, I will be sending in my Rite Aid receipt and should have no problems, per Debbie.

      • Amy

        Thanks Susan!! This is an awesome “extra” for purchases I already made for the $10 Rite-Aid card!!!!

    • Joy

      The $5 Zantac coupon has reached the print limit.

      • Susan

        Just printed my Zantac coupon…

      • MarySC

        I just printed one!

      • Drew

        I just printed mine at about 4:30 PM ET. Good Luck.

        • Michael

          They have just reset the coupons and you can now print them. Just printed mine on 10/21 at 10am

    • Snellmom

      I’m having trouble getting the NasoGel, NasoMist, and the Coldcalm/Chestal coupons printing. I keep getting “output file name”. I click cancel and then tried typing in a file name, but it won’t print. I even tried saving them as .pdf files and still get the same. Suggestions? Anyone else have this issue?

      • Angel in Charleston

        Just printed all three, no problem. Maybe someone more computer-saavy than I am will have an idea why you can’t print. Sorry!

      • Snellmom, I actually went to http://www.neilmed.com clicked on the customer tab and then the rebate/coupon tab, entered my email address and the coupons were actually emailed to me. HTH

    • Caren

      None of the printable links will work on my computer. I have been using the site for months and last week was the first time this started. It says that it can’t find a program to open it. Does anyone know what I messed up and how I can fix it? Thanks

      • Bobbie

        Sorry, I just got my computer out of the shop today. Wish I could help but maybe someone can.

    • Susan

      I don’t know where to get a 5 off 25 coupon. I don’t see a link. Can anyone link it or would I already have to have it?

      • Drew

        Ms. Susan,

        I saved the document as a .pdf. If you email me at halykins@aol.com, I would be happy to reply with the .pdf document that contains the color coupon. Just put in the subject something like “Please send the coupon pdf”


        • Drew

          Actually, I’ll send the pdf document of the $5off/$25 to anyone that requests it. You should have it saved on your computer and print it on the highest quality so it will have a higher chance of scanning at the register. And, the color coupon looks more official.

          My email address is halykins@aol.com I won’t do anything with your email address, because I don’t know how (first) and second, I just want to be of help considering all the free product and overage rebates that I am getting from this site. It is truly wonderful!


          • Susan

            Thank you, Drew. I already got it, but appreciate the help! :)

      • Stephanie

        Susan – Look at last weeks ad on here and at the top Jenny has links to the coupon. I’m sure she just forgot to post it this week. I can’t imagine how much time and effort she puts into this and I am surprised she remembers all she does.

        • Susan

          thank you! got it!

    • Tracey
    • Drew

      Hello, I am very new and only have a couple of weeks of coupons saved from my local newspaper (the Louisville Courier-Journal). So, for the Freebates this week at Rite-Aid, I can only use the $5/25 coupon and the printable Q’s listed above. Thanks Jenny for all the information and her hard work, it has been a wonderful week since I started using Southern Savers.

      So, if I may be so bold, I have listed 3 scenarios to use the $5/$25 and the printable coupons and, of course, get the products FREE! I have used only the items that are Free after rebate.

      These scenarios assume that all of the Freebate items in this week’s circular are available (a pretty big assumption), but it you get busy tomorrow, maybe, just maybe we can get all three scenarios!

      So here goes:

      Scenario #1

      -NasoGel Drip Free Gel Spray less $2 printable coupon $3.99
      -NeilMed Nasa Mist Saline Spray less $2 printable coupon $7.99
      -Zucol Cold Care $5.99
      -Zantac 150 less $5 coupon! $3.99
      -Little Colds Formula $3.99

      Total before tax 25.95
      Scenario #1 over by 95 cents to achieve the $25 Total
      Total Due Before tax (less $5/$25 coupon) = 20.95
      Addition to your Rebate Check = $34.95

      Scenario #2

      -Kids Choloraseptic Grape Sore Throat Spray (6 oz) 4.49
      -Childrens Coldcalm Pellets less $1 Printable Coupon 6.99
      -Little Colds Sore Throat or Mucus Relief Meltaways 5.49
      -Sambucol Immune System Booster 7.99
      – $0.50 Filler Item

      Total before tax 25.46
      Scenario #2 over by 46 cents to achieve the $25 Total
      Total Due Before tax (less $5/$25 coupon) = 20.46
      Addition to your Rebate Check = $25.96

      Scenario #3

      -Blink Tears Lubricant Eye Drops 7.99
      -Little Allergies Allergen Block 9.99
      -Eos Lip Balm 1.99
      -Cepacol Fizzlers Just for Sore Throats 4.99
      – $0.50 Filler Item

      Total before tax 25.46
      Scenario #3 over by 46 cents to achieve the $25 Total
      Total Due Before tax (less $5/$25 coupon) = 20.46
      Addition to your Rebate Check = $24.96

      So, the total of using the three scenarios with the printable coupons and three $5off/$25 will give you $85.87 in products Free (assuming they are actually “worth” $85.87) and we get paid $24.00 more than what we paid (before tax) for shopping wisely on these 3 different register transactions.

      Maybe this will be of help to someone out there who is new like me.

      Take care,

      • Drew you could come out better if you got your total to $25 before coupons. In your second senario, you do not need a filler item becausr you total is over $25 before coupon. This works if you hand the $5/$25 first.

        • Drew

          Thank you for your input Leonards! As, I said, I’m brand new to this. A problem that I have had the two times that I used the coupon was that it did not scan. Then they ran the remainder of my coupons, that would scan.

          One of the two times, the cashier had the authority to override the fact that the coupon would not scan (maybe he was the Asst. Manager). The second time, the override took manager approval and I wasn’t even sure they were going to take the coupon.

          I am now printing all of my coupons on the highest quality to increase the likelyhood that it will scan and the cashier will not have to get approval. I will be sure to try presenting the $5/$25 coupon first and see how it goes.

          Thanks again,

          • yeah, that happens t me as well. my coupon does not scan so the cashier had to override and get approval. i always had the $/$$ first and let them take care of that before giving my manu coupons.

    • Kelley

      Question – I have been CVSing like a champ, but with a dull week at CVS I am considering this Rite Aid rebate deal. I am little scared to add another shopping addiction to my week though! Anyway, can you used the $5 off $25 multiple times? I am unable to figure out how to get a new barcode. Does that matter?

      • Angel in Charleston

        It all depends on the store … sometimes even just the cashier. Go figure!

      • Susan

        No–you don’t have to have different barcodes. I use the same coupon several times during one trip to the store–multiple check-outs. AND, this coupon doesn’t come with different barcodes like CVS coupons. They are all the same.

    • Sue

      I know this is probably a long shot, but does anyone out there have an extra Rite Aid receipt they are not using for rebates? I only need .42 cents to be able to get the $20 check instead of the $10. I didn’t know if someone might have just purchased a soda, paper or some gum and still had it. Just thought I would ask. Thanks in advance for your help!

      • Susan

        Sue–I think I have a receipt you can have. Email me at sag0907@yahoo (dot) com. Put “Rite Aid” in the memo line.

        • Sue


          Thank you again for your generosity!!


      • Lynn

        Hi Sue,
        This is the first time that I have posted! I enjoy reading what everyone else writes. But you brought me out of the shadows!

        After reading your desperate plea for a coupon, I really laughed out loud! It really gave me a lift!

        But you do know that you are an addict don’t you?
        Girl you’re hooked!

        But you’re a great saver!

    • Susan

      Oh, and beware–the free P&G kitchenware can only be purchased from certain places–CVS does NOT count. Purchases from Publix, Bi-Lo, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and several other stores will work. You can call the toll-free number to confirm if your store counts. Also, all $25 worth of P&G stuff has to be on the SAME receipt–of course, using coupons to bring your out-of-pocket below $25 won’t affect the rebate, as long as the original prices added together are above $25 and show on your receipt.

      • Wende

        Actually when I called on the P&G pans 2 weeks ago they told me specifically that Walgreens & Rite Aid DO NOT count. The only one in my area – South Metro ATL was Publix. No CVS, Walmart, Kroger, Rite Aid or Walgreens.
        So, hold your breath if you are doing either Rite Aid or Walgreens unless you are buying items anyway.

        • Susan

          That’s wierd because 3 different customer service representatives told me Rite Aid purchases will work. Wonder if they were just added, as I didn’t call until just this past Friday.

    • Ashley

      Question – If I buy the Purex and it is B1G1 can I use 2 Rite Aid coupons and 2 Manuf. Coupons or am I only allowed to use one set because it is B1G1?

      • Susan

        Depends on your store….I always use 2 coupons on B1G1 things….computer takes off the second item at the very end. Yes, I would use 2 RA and 2 manufacturer coupons.

    • Can’t find the Purex coupon in the 10/4 SS from The State (Columbia). Am I missing something?

    • Susan

      How much are the Purex 3-in-1’s at Rite Aid?

      • Ashley

        On the Rite Aid online shopping it say that the regular price is $9.99 ea. However, today they are on sale for $8.99. I don’t know if the price would be the same in the store but I am assuming so.

        • Susan

          FYI–Most of the packages of 3-in-1 Purex’s I’ve bought have coupons shrink-wrapped in them (they are in the back and you can see them from the outside). They contain $1 off 2 coupons. HTH

    • ALL: I am concerned about these Neilmed “coupons”. These coupons, when you read the fine print, state “Not honored if present through third party such as retailer or clearinghouse”. I am not sure where these came from, but this wording indicates these should not be used as coupons. The retailer will not be reimbursed for them. I don’t know what exactly they are…but they’re not coupons…

      • if you go to neilmed website, you will see that riteaid is one of the retailers.HTH

      • Lori

        It worked for me this morning. The cashier did have to override it and manually key in -$2.00. It required manager approval, but they had not problem doing it.

    • There is also still a $5/20 Rite Aid Video Value coupon available. . .

    • 2 Free boxes of Rice Krispies with the “free” vocalpoint Rise Krispies coupon. Expires tomorrow though!

    • L

      Thank you for this post. The last two weeks have been great at Rite Aid. I went at 8 this morning and got the Zantac (front page) and all of the items on the flyer’s back page. I did two transactions and used one 5 off $25 coupon in each transaction (I didn’t want to push it and do three transactions). I also used some printed manufacturer’s coupons. That was a great shopping trip!

    • Amanda

      Is the John Frieda on shampoo or does it include hairspray?

      • Amanda

        I found the circular..yea my hairspray is on sale :-)

    • Brook

      The Zantac printable is out again :(

      • Michael

        Working again as of 10/21 at 10am.

    • Kim

      There is a printable blinks coupon for those of us with the 8/2 insert. Find it at http://www.yourhealthyeyes.com/ – $1.50 off

    • Snellmom

      Did my shopping in 4 transactions today. The printable coupon for the Coldcalm/cough syrup did NOT work. The poor manager tried several different things to get it to print. She said they are not able to override. I didn’t worry about it since she was already so helpful. Everything else worked like a charm. The only thing that was gone was the Sumbacol. Yea!

      • Deena

        I just noticed on the Sambucol that I bought it has an expiration date of 7/09………..back to the store in hopes of something newer, or should I just keep it cause it’s basically free?

        • amy

          This sounds like an expired product. The stores should have weeded this out already. I would go back to get another. It shouldn’t matter the price paid (or not paid for an item). I wouldn’t eat spoiled milk just because it was free. I’m sure it was an oversight. I would say you entitled to an in date product. If they are out of it, I would hold it for a couple of weeks and take it back with the receipt to show it was out of date when you purchased it. ~just my 2cents

    • Snellmom

      Just a note to anyone who still has money in their FSA accounts. Most of the stuff that is Free After Rebate also qualifies for FSA reimbursements. Something to think about, even if you just turn around and give it away!

      • Emily

        What is an FSA account?

        • Drew

          Emily, “FSA” is a flexible spending account. I get mine through work. I decide at the first of the year how much I want to put into the account out of my check before taxes. If you don’t spend it by the end of the year (or by the date set by the plan) then you lose the rest of it. My FSA is for medical expenses and other medical related, “approved” items. I think all of the Freebates this week would qualify for my plan. But, I already spent it all. Take care, Drew

      • Krista

        I’ve wondered about using my FSA on stuff I get free after coupons. I guess I assumed I couldn’t do it because with my Flex Account I sign something saying I’m promising I’m not reimbursed for these items in any other way. Or is couponing and rebates from the manufacturer different in the eyes of FSA?? I’m so clueless with this stuff!

    • kiley

      wont let me print the zantac either bummer says it has expired??

    • Brook

      Got my first SCR check in the mail yesterday. Am I able to actually cash this at a bank, or do I have to use this like cash at RiteAide? I’m hoping its the first of the two, otherwise I will be totally disappointed!

      • Dianne

        Take it to the bank!!!! :)

        • Brook


    • Jenn

      Have tried a couple of times over the past two days to get the Zantac coupon. It always goes through the registration process and then says the campaign is over. Bummer!

    • cam

      i love RITEAID!!! Its my favorite!

    • Tina

      The coupon for $1 off when you buy 3 Hershey Snack Size Bags in SS 9/27 expired yesterday (10/17/09). :(

    • Patty

      WOOT! Hubby found a rebate form in the NeilMed rinses and spray gel boxes. You can get a rebate back for $3.00 on each NeilMed item you purchase between 10/1/09 and 12/10/09…it also noted no limit to number of rebates and they include a survey which may net you some great coupons in return for participating. Bought two cans of rinse for $1.99/each on a clearance table last week with $1 off coupons on them and then picked up more with the SCR deals last week and this week also. Will get back $12 on top of my RA SCR. Only required copies of the receipts and not the originals in case you find other rebates you need the original receipts for..$10 money maker in the end!!! Here again, Rite Aid is listed as one of the many retailers that you can purchase the NeilMed products from in order to qualify for the rebate, and I also used the two printables from this weeks list as well with absolutely no problems…so I actually will make more than $10 on that deal… ;) Yeah, I am really liking Rite Aid too.

      • Drew

        WOW Patty, great information.

        Since you have to send a note enclosed with the UPC’s, copy of the receipt and the little coupon/rebate form from the booklet in one of the boxes, I wrote a letter this morning to enclose with the items.

        This is not my exact letter becuase I don’t want them to get the same letter 100 times with only the names changed. But, you can just copy the letter below and paste it to your word processor or text editor, fill in your information, with minimum effort (I love to copy and paste instead of typing out things):

        Attn: Cash Rebate Offer
        NeilMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
        601 Aviation Blvd
        Santa Rosa, CA 95403

        Dear Sir or Madam:

        This is a rebate request for Reference Code: 0608 mail.

        A copy of the receipt for two of your products is attached with the UPC codes from the boxes and the rebate form.

        So, I am requesting a $6 rebate.

        Information requested for rebate:

        My Name: xxxx

        My Address: xxxx

        My Phone Number: xxxx

        Email: xxxxx

        Thank you,


        • sloan

          Do you have to buy them in one transaction? I bought my nelimed this week in two transactions – so two receipts. Do you think I can still get this $6 rebate?

          • Drew

            I didn’t see anything on the little coupon/rebate ticket that is in the booklet (inside the product packages) that indicated that it had to be a single transaction/receipt.

    • Bee

      I am a newbie at Rite-Aid and have entered all my receipts. One receipt has given me credit for several items but there are two rebate items that are not showing up on my approved list at the Rite-Aid site. Do they sometimes show at various times even though other items on the same receipt are showing? How do you dispute a purchase?

      Unrelated: still can’t find an Oil of Olay eye roller. Called every Rite-Aid in town but they keep saying maybe after the next truck comes in. Thoughts?

    • Teresa

      Just a quick FYI – I found a printable $1.50 off coupon for the AMO Blink Tear Lubricant Eye Drops on their website: http://www.yourhealthyeyes.com/

      If you click the link on the bottom picture and enter your email, it prints through bricks.

      I didn’t have the $4 one listed on this site.

      • Drew

        Thanks for finding the $1.50 coupon. I didn’t have the $4 coupon from 8/2 either. I have already used it, too!

    • Had a great day at RiteAid today. Used my Fall GOS check and 5/25 along with my coupons from the “Tote” coupon book and several others. Got over $36 woth of stuff and paid $0.88 oop. Would have gotten money back but the computer wouldn’t take my $1 off 2 Act II popcorn balls because they were on sale at 3 for $0.99. I even tried purchasing another to make it over $1, but it wouldn’t take it. So, I only got the 3. Still a happy shopper!!

    • Melissa

      Has anyone else had trouble cashing or depositing your Rite-Aid rebate check at your bank? I had such a hard time convincing them it was a real check the first and only time I’ve gotten a rebate that I hesitate to even try again. Any “magic words” to tell the tellers that will help?


      • Alicia

        I just deposit mine at the ATM and have never had a problem.

        • I went through the drive-through and did it like a regular deposit and the teller did not say a thing.

      • Crystal

        I don’t have any magic words, but I have been in banking for 5 years, and the only reason they are probably skeptical is that there are SO many checks that are coming back as NSF or as fraud. You could always deposit it and then write a check for the amount of your SCR. If you need more details as to why to deposit it, you can e-mail me at crystal.hyatt@yahoo.com (put SSavers in the subject line).


        My husband a problem at another branch of our bank but after several phone calls they had to accept. Rite Aid gave out a phone number to verify the check. It is 888-213-9920. Hope this helps.

    • Sue

      I went to Rite Aid for the first time today. I bought:
      Neilmed Nasal Mist 9.99
      Nasogel Spray 5.99
      Zucol Lozenges 5.99
      Sambucol Lozenges 7.99
      EOB Lip Balm 1.99
      Cepacol Fizzlers 4.99
      Tresemme Conditioner 3.99

      Total was 42.74 inc. tax


      2.00 off Neilmed Store Q
      2.00 off Nasal Spray Store Q
      2.00 off Tresemme Store Q
      5.00 off $20 purchase Store Q

      Paid 31.74 inc. tax

      The Tresemme Conditioner that I bought was a special package that had a bottle of shampoo free with purchase.

      I am expecting 36.94 SCR

      I will also be claiming 6.00 rebate from the form inside one of the packages of eilmed.

      That’s all this merchandise for free plus an extra $11.20.

      That’s a SWEET deal!!!

      And the associates at this Rite Aid were so nice! It was a pleasure to shop there!

    • sloan

      Went to the Rite Aid in Easley today (Tuesday) and they still had almost everything. Didnt get the Sambucol, EOS Lip Balm stuff, or the Cepacol, but still did three transactions. So made at least $15 from the 5/20 coupons, probably more like $20 with all the other coupons. Couldn’t get the Chestal/coldcalm printable coupon to scan. It was $1 off so I didnt make a big deal about it. It didnt work with either of the two products in the ad. A manager did come over and override it after looking at the coupon and what I bought. The cashier said they got a truck today, so their stock may be completely replenished for later shoppers! =)I am really liking Rite Aid – so many deals the past couple of weeks I can’t keep up with them on my rebate page

    • T

      anyone have trouble finding the Zucol 2q from the 3/8SS? i still have 4 inserts and none had them in the charlotte,nc area -oh… & has anyone found the $3q inside the Sambucol packages? x.10/31

    • Dana

      When are you supposed to request the rebate check from Rite Aid for the month or do you save up your receipts until a certain day? This is my first time, I’ve already punched the receipts in but haven’t requested teh check yet. ??

      • Jenny

        You want to wait each month to request the check until you have done all your shopping for the month. This week is the last week of October rebates though so when you are done with shopping you can go and request the check to be mailed.

    • Michael

      Zantac coupon is now working as of 10/21.

    • Crystal

      I’m having issues! I can not register for the video savings. I keep getting a “validation form error”, I have cleared the history, and written support with no answers. Anyone out there have a suggestion??

    • Just printed the Zantac coupon twice with no problem.

    • Dana

      Rite Aid would not let me use both coupons (printable store coupon and RP 10/11) for the Quilted Northern. They said both were manufacturer coupons.

    • Debra

      I have a question, I went to Rite Aid today and had a rain check for some tylenol that was bogo free several weeks ago and was going to use 2 manufacturers coupons and the manager said I could only use 1 coupon, that it was fraud to use 2 coupons. Is he correct? I have always used 2 coupons in the past and never had any problems until today. I even asked him if I could see the policy on the coupons and he said he didn’t have a copy. I told him to just forget about it, and walked out rather disgusted.

    • ET

      I entered my receipt info Friday after buying this week’s specials and entered all of the info correctly. I just recieved an email indicating my status had been updated and it says the info can’t be found in their system. I double checked the info again and it is correct per the receipt. Has anyone else had this problem?

      • Zipporah

        I think there is a system glitch. There are a couple of people on AFC that are having the same problem, including me. It’ll probably be fixed by Monday due to the amount of phone calls that Customer Service is gonna get. :)

      • Stacy

        I’m having the same problem. I’ll be calling in the morning. Good to know its not just me!