REMINDER: Rite Aid Up Rewards Changes September 2, 2012

by Laura on September 2, 2012

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I have a huge crush on Rite Aid.  It’s my favorite store to shop at- including all the grocery stores in my area.  (Check out the Rite Aid deals this week!)

But they are changing on me and I am not sure if I am excited about it or not.

I will let you be the judge.

Beginning September 2, 2012 your Up Rewards will be automatically added to your Wellness + card (unless you specifically request to have them continue to be printed).  The credit on the Up Rewards will not be available for use until 6 a.m. the next morning.  So if you were planning on doing multiple transactions at Rite Aid using credit- no more.

Obviously the benefit to this is you will no longer lose Up Rewards or leave them at home.  They will automatically expire in 14 days so you won’t find old ones in your wallet and get excited.

They also have a Rite Aid app for some phones where you can track your progress as well as online at Rite Aid’s website.

Rite Aid is also launching +UP Text Notifications so customers can track their +UPs on the go. Wellness+ members can text “REWARD” to “RATEXT” on their mobile phones to receive a weekly text of the number and value of the +UPs available on their wellness+ card. Rite Aid customers may also elect to continue having their +UPs printed on their register receipts if they wish. A +UP can be redeemed starting at 6 a.m. on the day after it was earned and expires 14 days after issue.

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Laura September 25, 2012 at 7:45 am

Ashley it is not- You should be able to tell them before you check out. Remember as far as being able to redeem them it won’t change anything- they still will not be good until 6 a.m. the next day.

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Ashley Scott September 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Is it too late to opt out of the UP+ rewards being loaded to your card? If not how do you do it? I didn’t see how to do so on the website. It sucks having them loaded on the card. I did my second transaction today and couldn’t use any of my coupons because the total was down to $.37 with them using all my rewards off my card.

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Stephanie Rodriguez September 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Rite Aid is one of my favorite stores. I just opted to still receive the printout because I like to save them up and purchase my diapers and wipes and if it goes on the card it comes off the next purchase. I don’t have the problems others are having since my store is in walking distance of my house it really hasn’t bothered me.

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barbie September 5, 2012 at 12:06 am

I do not like this new policy i live 30 minutes from my closest rite aid it is now not worth the extra trip to have to go on another day just to use these up rewards.I think this is going to be a problem for many people. The price of gas is to high to have to be making extra trips.

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Wendy Turner September 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Yes my Rite aid is in Gloucester and Im in Mathews its 20 min drive So this is going to make it a problem for Me!!!!

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Marquita August 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Everyone should call RiteAid’s corporate customer serive line via phone (1-800-Rite-Aid) and voice your concern about this new policy. With the price of gas it would not benefit us in the long run to use the up rewards. I called today and it only took about 2 mins of my time.

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Michael Spencer August 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm

The hardest hit will be to people who don’t have a completed stockpile yet. The problem for me and many in Hampton is that Rite Aid isn’t on the way to anything. I have to go out of my way to get to the closest two stores. Becuase of this I am not inclined to make daily trips. I will definately be going to the competitors now for as long as they will let me use their program the same day.

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