Thursday, April 12, 2018

Rite-Aid Stuff Lately & Changes

Last Wednesday, the day we drove down to Virginia for a quickie visit with eldest son, was Wellness Wednesday at Rite-Aid.
So you know I had to make a brief pit stop there before leaving town.

Hubs uses Sensodyne toothpaste now and there was a stackable opportunity to get some for cheap as well as some caramel candies!

I stacked the one day Wellness Wednesday Rite-Aid Qs with Manu Qs from Coupons dotcom for each item......

2 x Sensodyne toothpaste BOGO50% sale=$10.93
4 x Werther's candies 20% Wellness disc. off reg. price=$2.31=$9.24

Coupons Used
2 x $1/1 Sensoydyne Manu IPQ=$2.00
2 x $3/1 WW RAQ=$6.00
4 x .50¢/1 Werther's Manu IPQ=$2.00
4 x $1.50/1 Werther's WW RAQ=$6.00
Coupon Total......$16.00

$4 in Bonus Cash came off this card so I put the .17¢ on a R-A gift card.
None of these items earned more BC back.

So the word has gotten out that July 10th is the last day to use up your Plenti Points at Rite-Aid.
The whole Plenti network is shutting down for good on that date and Rite-Aid will no longer accept or track your PPs at that time.

Also, there are changes in the Bonus Cash scheme coming on April 16th.  After that date you will be prompted on the register scheme whether you want to use your BC or not on your transaction so BC will no longer automatically come off your transaction unless you elect to use them.  Also even though you earned the BC in certain dollar amounts you can use them in any amount that your purchase totals.  IE-You have a $2, $5 and a $7 BC totalling $14.  You can use or not whatever your purchase total amounts to up to $14.  Your total is $6 so $6 will come off and you'll have $8 left.
You still can not choose how much of your BC to use but being able to choose to use it or not IS an improvement.

So over the next 3 months or so I'll be trying to use up all my Plenti Points spread over 3 cards/accounts.  I may elect to use some Plenti Points on prescriptions as you can use PPs in our state on those but BC can not be used for this purpose.

I also got this Catalina earlier this week when I went up to refill an Rx............

On Friday and Saturday this week, for every $25 you spend you'll earn $5 in Bonus Cash on your purchase, no matter what you buy(a few limitations apply like gift cards, lottery tickets, tobacco products, etc.)
I don't believe you need this Catalina to take part in this just need to be a Gold Member level on your Wellness card/account.

Between this Spend $25/Get $5 BC Deal and all Rite-Aid branded products being 30% off this week, maybe I'll plan out a big transaction to use up some PPS in this week?  I could load up on some allergy products we use or something.

Stay tuned.



  1. Good heads up about the plenti points. I didn't know they were about to vanish into think air and I have some to use.

  2. Ack - you will have to find a new coupon scheme. Good luck using all your points, that might be a challenge in itself in the coming months.

  3. Im gonna have to figure out the Rite aid and Walgreen thing..a tutorial or something. But first I have to figure out how I have two rite aid accounts and neither will let me link to plenti, lol.

  4. That's a significant change. Good luck spending down.

  5. Didn't they just change things a bit ago?

    1. Yes, R-A rolled out Bonus Cash in Jan. so both BC and PP are accepted right now.

  6. I earn PP at the Winn Dixie ~ have not heard they are being discontinued? Will you change drug stores due to the change? Teddie

    1. Hi Teddie,
      The wording was “Plenti points will no longer be accepted in our stores or any other Plenti partner”. It seems that the whole Plenti program is going away. WD will probably announce it soon.
      I'll still be a R-A shopper though as they replaced PPs with Bonus Cash. BC isn't as good for the customer as PP was so I'll most likely be choosier about when/what I shop at R-A.

  7. Since the Walgreen purchase of a 2k plus Rite Aid stores it is going to be interesting to see pans out. I foresee me doing a lot of cherry picking at both stores. It does not feel like either is going to have substantial bonus rewards.

    1. So your area has RAs turning into Wags? We don't here. Nor do we have Albertson's. I am wondering in areas w/both RAs and Albertson's(and I am assuming all Als have pharmacies already)do you think the RAs will close up in those areas....or at least a fair number of them?

    2. We don't have Albertson's down here.

  8. I started shopping at WD to get on the PP bandwagon. Luckily, I don't have that any points to get rid of before July. Thanks for the heads up!

    1. Now if we had a grocery store around here that took PP I could them up easy peasy.

    2. Can you use up the points on things you can sell?

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