Week 7: Free Couponing Course

by Claire on October 4, 2009

It’s Monday, which means another couponing class!

We’re now in week 7 of the ten week couponing course and I hope you all are really getting going on all the great free stuff out there. Go here to learn more about my free couponing course or sign up here.

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At this point, you should have a good sense of how to navigate the ins and outs of Walgreens and CVS – and with some practice, you’ll be well on your way to scoring hundreds in free stuff each month. This week I want to focus on the other programs – the ones that aren’t as spectacular as CVS and Walgreens but still deliver awesome rewards. The main reason we focus on Walgreens and CVS in the couponing course is simply because those are the most popular stores around the country, and they generally also have the best programs for getting free items. However, Rite Aid and Longs can also deliver some good deals, so you should know about these too to see if they work for you. Let’s take another look at what’s available at Rite Aid!

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Although you can use your coupon-match up knowledge at any store (Rite Aid included), at Rite Aid you do need to learn about the Rite Aid Single Check Rebates system to maximize your savings.

What is the Rite Aid Single Check Rebate system?

The Single Check Rebate system at Rite Aid is most similar to the old easy saver rebate system at Walgreens, in that you pick up a booklet at the beginning of the month in store or online, buy the appropriate items, and then either send in your receipt with the accompanying tally sheet via the mail or upload it online at riteaid.com. You then get your money back in checks sent to you in the mail.

The main annoying thing about the Rite Aid system is that the deals (including the entirely free after rebate deals) are sometimes only good for a few days or one particular week. They are not always good for the whole month (sometimes they are, though). So this is the only thing to watch out for - as getting the freebies from Rite Aid can sometimes require more planning to make sure you go to Rite Aid during the right week of the month.

In my personal experience, I have found that the fact that there is this extra complication means that less people use the Rite Aid system, meaning that I usually have an easier time finding all the free after rebate items at one store on my first try. (Since more people use the CVS system, for example, you don’t always get all the items you want on the first go around).

This Week’s Assignment:

1. Sign up for the Rite Aid Single Check Rebate System online here.

2. Get your $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon for the week here!

3. Don’t forget about the new Rite Aid video values coupons that are HERE.

4. Go to your local Rite Aid. At the front of the store pick up the Single Check Rebate booklet for the month to see the pictures of the products that are free after rebate this month and to make sure you are buying exactly what I have outlined below.

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Pick up these easy free and nearly free deals:

Scalpicin medicated wipes 12ct $4.49
Get $4.49 Single Check Rebate #73
Use $1 coupon here
Final price FREE plus $1 back

Super Poligrip $2.99
Get Single Check Rebate $2.99
Final price Free

Reeses Candy Bars $.88
use BOGO Reese in 08/23 SS
Final price 2 for Free

Chicken or Tomato Soup 2/$1.00
Use $1 off 2 printable HERE
Final price Free

Clean & Clear $4.50
Use $3 Rite Aid Video Values (From September)
Use $2 coupon HERE
Final price Free + $.50 (do this as part of the scenario below)

Then do this money-making scenario:

J&J Scenario Rebate #75

Buy $25.00, get back $10.00

Buy 2 Clean and Clear  $9.00
Buy 2 Listerine Total Care  $7.98
Buy 3 Reach Toothbrushes -$8.97
Total: $25.95
Use $5.00/$25.00 Rite Aid Coupon (Get your $5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon here!)
Use (2) $2.00/1 Clean Clear Printables (Use $2 coupon HERE)
Use ( 2 )$3.00/1 Clean and Clear Rite Aid Video Values (from September)
Use (2) $2.00/1 Listerine Total Care in 04/26 RP
Use (3)$2.00/1 Reach in 6/14 SS
Total Out of Pocket $.95
Get back $10.00 J&J Single Check Rebate

=$9.05 profit  & Single Check Rebate

That’s it! You had a great week at Rite Aid!

Head on home and fill out and submit your SCR tally sheet online for all SCR items (or fill it out via the mail). Then, wait 4-6 weeks to get your money!

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