Changes to Rite Aid’s +Ups start tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow, September 2, +Ups will no longer be printed on receipts, but will be loaded to Wellness+ cards.  +Ups are Rite Aid’s OYNOs, coupons good for a dollar amount off your next purchase’s total.  There are a few things you’ll need to be aware of with this change:

  • +Up Rewards will not be available to use until 6 a.m. the day after purchase.  So no more going in and making one transaction, ripping the +Ups off that receipt, and using them to pay for Transaction #2.  
  • +Ups will expire 14 days from the date of purchase.  They had previously expired on Saturdays, so you’ll need to keep the actual purchase date in mind.
  • +Ups will be deducted from your purchase total in order of value (highest to lowest) rather than by expiration date.  So if you have a $12 balance on your purchase, and you earned a $10 +Up 2 days ago, but earned (2) $5 +Ups and a $2 +Up 13 days ago, it looks like the $10 one would be used first, potentially allowing the others to expire.  You can manage your +Ups online or via the mobile app, clipping and unclipping them to avoid those issues.  Just be careful that nothing expires while it’s unclipped!
  • You can opt out of the Load2Card +Ups and continue to have them printed on the receipt.   You can do this starting Sept. 2 in-store at the register, or call customer service at 1-800-RITE-AID.  The printed +Ups still will not be activated until 6 a.m. the following day.

Personally, I think I’ll be opting out so I can have more control over how my +Ups are used, and so I can see the expiration dates (although if I had a smart phone to manage them, I might go that route instead).  There are bound to be issues in the first few weeks, so let us know what you encounter: the good, the bad, and the ugly.  So far cashiers have been very informative and helpful, letting me know with each recent purchase about the upcoming changes.  Hopefully this means they’ve been well-informed about the changes and they’ll be able to help us with any issues!

Comments

  1. Erin says

    Doesn’t it make more sense to opt out so that you can use your +ups at Giant Eagle now that they accept competitor coupons? If they are loaded onto a card you wouldn’t be able to do that.
  2. Jennifer says

    Does anyone know of a “compiled” list of what coupons can be used at GE? Am I able to use Target coupons (and if so, can you stack them with a manufactures)? I’m scared to try it out and have this food in my cart and then find out it won’t work…

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