Rite Aid: The Game (Gold Level status)

by Krista from Frugal Living NW on March 26, 2013

Rite Aid has a program called wellness+ that is connected with your Rite Aid store card. There are a number of benefits that come with this program, including +UP Rewards, Video Value coupons and more.

There is also a points program tied to the wellness+ program and your Rite Aid store card. There are three levels of points: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level gets you a step closer to the Gold Level or the only level die hard Rite Aid shoppers strive for!

The Gold Level gives you 20% off the entire store for the year! This can be tricky when you are doing a +UP Reward deal that requires you to hit a certain dollar amount before coupons. Your Gold Level status may require you to add an extra item to hit the target dollar amount. Melody does an excellent job of clarifying if the Gold Level status affects these deals. Melody also mentions if the Gold Level status reduces your total out of pocket expense for an item.

You earn wellness+ points for the year you are currently shopping in and the following calendar year. Once January 1, 2014 comes, your points return to zero. Whatever level you reached by December 31, 2013, you will be at that level for the entire year of 2014.

It takes anywhere from six to nine months to earn the Gold Level Status by shopping Rite Aid consistently. The goal is always to spend the least amount out of pocket and this requires smaller, consistent trips. (Having a mother who enjoys using one’s Gold discount but few coupons helps move this process along a bit quicker!)

Here is a great way to spend some of your +UP Rewards either from last week or continue to roll them this week:

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(2) Schick Hydro Silk Women’s Disposable Razors (4 ct) $9.43 (shelf price $11.79)
(3) Edge Shave Gel (7 oz) $2.79 (shelf price $3.49)
Almay Intense I-Color (.12 oz) $4.67
Almay Smart Shade Powder Blush (.24 oz) $9.43
(3) Whitman’s Solid Milk Chocolate (2 oz) $.88
(3) L. Frances Carmels $.26 (shelf price $.33)
Total Before Coupons: $44.75
Used (2) $4/1 Schick coupons from 3/24 SS insert
Used (3) $1/1 Edge coupons from 3/10 SS insert
Used $5/2 Almay coupon
Used $2/1 Edge Rite Aid store coupon from weekly ad
Used $4/1 Schick Rite Aid store coupon from weekly ad
Used $3/1 Schick Hydro Disposable Rite Aid Video Values store coupon
Used $2/1 Intense iColor Rite Aid Video Values store coupon
Used $3/1 Smart Shade Rite Aid Video Values store coupon
Used $15 +UP Rewards from last week
Paid $.07, Received $10 +UP Rewards

Rite Aid Gift Card Balance: $30.99
+UP Rewards for next week: $10

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Cindy April 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Here’s a question…
I just hit Gold last week for the first time. On a buy one get one 50% sale, will I get the 20% discount off of the first item?

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sandra March 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm

i have just hit my 500 points, and will be recieving a wellness reward for that. I shouldnt have any problems making it to the 1000 pts goal being its only March!

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Heather March 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

I have enjoyed the Gold Status for 2 years running now, but I used to worry and fret that I wasn’t going to make it. The first year, I made it just before Christmas and then last year I made it late summer. I got “smart” (lol!) this year and realized that for every Rx you fill, you get 25 pts. I need 1000 pts for the year, so I determined that by renewing our families 2 Rx meds twice a month for the year (which we would do anyway…) would net us 600 pts; not to mention all the Rx orders for our daughter who may get a cold throughout the year to get to 1000 pts. Having to only get 400 pts OOP on other non-Rx purchases took some of the worry off. I know that so far this year I have 435pts, so I am not concerned! So, if you have prescriptions and can move them to RA’s pharmacy, I would suggest it as its an automatic 25 pts every time you renew that ongoing medicine order.

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Heather March 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

***to clarify: we only renew our 2 meds once a month, not twice… LOL! :)

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charolyn March 26, 2013 at 11:14 am

On just the razor/edge deal if you & either did it in separate transactions to use more of the store ad coupons-or used one for each item in one purchase, which most stores are good with (check your individual cashier first)-you would have made money.
My store’s prices run a little higher-which is to my advantage with this sale as two razors & 2 Edge cost just over $25-so I made about $6 after all the coupons -I only had to use about $4 in +ups and got $10 back!
Actually I had one of the BOGO Edge printable coupons left (no longer available)-so was even better!

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