Step 1: Get a Wellness + Card:
You can sign up online or in-store, and there is a limit of one card per person, up to four per household. If you get your card in-store, you will need to register it online.
Step 2: Have your +UPs printed on your receipt:
+UPs are loaded to your card, and it's really annoying. All you have to do is tell the cashier you want your +UPs printed, not loaded to your card.
Step 3: Learn the policy:
Here are the key things...
Only one coupon can be used on a BOGO sale (you can't use a coupon on a free item)
You can stack a cents-off coupon with a BOGO coupon
You can't use a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale
A coupon exceeding the price of the item will be adjusted, but it is up to the store
There is a limit of four like coupons, but it is up to the store
You can stack an "RC49", an "RC48", and a "5" manufacturer coupon on one item
+UPs can be used on anything you want*. You can use +UPs and still get +UPs back
+UPs are valid the day after you got them, and are valid for 2 weeks.
Your total needs to be at or above the +UP amount (after coupons)
You will need a filler item if your total is less than the +UP amount. A filler is a cheap item.
*You can't use +UPs on the following...
Prescriptions and co-pays, Alcohol and Tobacco, Lottery and Money Services, Prepaid cards, stamps, newspapers, online purchases, mailing services, and licenses
Types of coupons:
RC49: These are Rite Aid coupons that say "Manufacturer Coupon" on them. They are found in the Weekly Ad, are sent to your email, are Video Value coupons, or are printed on your receipt (not +UPs). +UPs do not count as the no more than one RC49, RC48, and MQ on one item.
RC48: These are pretty rare. They are Rite Aid coupons that are either put on a product because it is expiring soon (It will say "Save $XX now!), or is a coupon that is not for a specific item (ex. $5 off $20 in vitamins, $10 off $50 worth of anything) The purchase threshold for these is calculated after sales, but before any coupons.
MQs: These are non-Rite Aid coupons. They say "manufacturer coupon" on them.
More to come...