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Hopefully you've been able to make some sense of shopping Rite Aid so far this week, but I have a few more tips for you before we walk through a Rite Aid scenario. Rite Aid has a lot of extra savings available each week, but you've got to be able to do a little work to get the best of all the deals.
1. Rite Aid offers Rite Aid Video Value coupons.
If you really want to start saving big at Rite Aid, you'll want to check out their Rite Aid Video Value coupons. Watch a short video commercial for the item that's offering a coupon, and after watching the video you'll be offered a printable coupon. These videos re-set each month, and don't expire until the middle of the following month they're offered in.
To make sure you don't miss any great deals, watch all the videos for any items you might possibly purchase, and then use them before the 15th of the following month with Rite Aid offers the beset sale on that item. Each coupon can be used one time, and will include the code RC48 in the bar code.
2. Rite Aid also has in-ad coupons available each week.
Rite Aid offers in-ad coupons to be used in additional to manufacturer coupons each week. Watch for the code RC49 in the bar code underneath the in-ad coupon to verify that it's a Rite Aid store coupon.
3. You can “stack” your Rite Aid store coupons and manufacturer coupons.
You can stack one manufacturer coupon and one Rite Aid coupon (with code RC49) on the same item at Rite Aid. AND to make it even more fun to shop Rite Aid, you can also stack those with a Rite Aid Video Value coupon (ending in RC48), so that you can potentially use three coupons on one item!
4. Rite Aid's weekly ad varies some by area.
This is probably the one thing about shopping at Rite Aid that bothers me more than anything else, as the deals aren't the same in all areas! Most of us will see a “long ad” each week at Rite Aid, including around 12 pages. However, some cities (I haven't figured out exactly which ones) are given a “shortened” ad, which includes only 8 pages.
To find out which ad is in your area, go HERE and enter your zip code. If you have the shortened ad you won't be offered al the deals that are included on our Rite Aid weekly lists (which I know is frustrating!), so if you have a certain item that you find on the Rite Aid weekly list that you really want, you may want to verify that it's also on your local list. (You should be able to tell just by entering your zip code here which list you have – here in Columbus, Ohio my ad has 12 pages, but in Huntsville Alabama it was only 8 pages long.)
Stop back tomorrow night for a few Rite Aid shopping scenarios, and let me know what questions and suggestions you have as well! If you're new to drug store shopping, you'll want to also read through these posts to get started:
- 15 Days of Pinching Pennies at the Drug Stores (Day 1)
- 15 Days of Pinching Pennies at the Drug Stores (Day 2): How to Save at CVS
- 15 Days of Pinching Pennies at the Drug Stores (Day 3): What Is a CVS “ECB”?
- 15 Days of Pinching Pennies at the Drug Stores (Day 4): Make Sense of CVS Scenarios
- 15 Days of Pinching Pennies at the Drug Stores (Day 5): Extra CVS Tips
- 15 Days of Pinching Pennies at the Drug Stores (Day 6): How to Save at Rite Aid
- 15 Days of Pinching Pennies at the Drug Stores (Day 7): What is a Rite Aid +UP?
- Updated list of CVS savings currently available
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