Monday, October 6, 2008

Don't Forget About RiteAid!

RiteAid has a message for you: “I have good deals, too!”

Yes, RiteAid is often overlooked. And I must admit, it’s not my favorite. I don’t have one near to my house, so I only go for FREEBIES and the absolute best deals.

To RiteAid’s credit, it is very easy to do. There is no shopper’s card, no in-store cash. There is only one program at RiteAid: Single Check Rebate also known as SCR.

The monthly Single Check Rebate booklet is available in-store by the weekly ad--get both.

Some rebates are good for the whole month, but some are only good on a specific week of the month. Just be sure to read all the fine print including limits.

Once you purchase a qualifying item, go to RiteAid’s Single Check Rebate website. Submit your receipt information, but do not request your check yet. Wait until the end of the month or when you are absolutely certain that you will not purchase any more items that qualify. They will only process one check (like the name insinuates).

You will receive your check in less than six weeks. It is not a store coupon, it is an actual check to be deposited or cashed at the bank.

You can use a manufacturer’s coupon on a Single Check Rebate item to net a profit.


Buy L’Oreal Cleanser for $5.99
Use $1 off coupon
Receive $5.99 SCR
Profit: $1

Sometimes, there are package deal with the Single Check Rebate program, like buy $25 worth of Proctor & Gamble Items, get $10 back. These will most likely have to be purchased in one transaction. Again, read the fine print.

RiteAid does have store coupons in the ad, and you can receive some printable store coupons by signing up for their e-mail. These are usually for their store brand items, though.

RiteAid may not become your new favorite place, but it might be worth a trip every now & then.

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