Rite Aid has made some more changes in its coupon policy in an effort to thwart shelf-clearing shoppers. The largest change is that it is limiting its loyalty card program and all the savings and benefits attached to it to one per household. It's loading any coupons shoppers have earned to that card and making it more difficult for shoppers to skirt store policies and deplete inventory of sale items. Go HERE to read about them. Thanks SavvyShopperDeals.com!
Many stores, including Rite Aid, Smith's Food & Drug and Target, have become more restrictive with their coupon policies over the past year in an effort to create an environment where everybody can get deals. The show "Extreme Couponing" promoted the idea of amassing large amounts of coupons and using them to buy huge quantities of groceries and other items. Since the show first aired, many stores have struggled to keep enough of certain sale items in stock.
As a result, last year Rite Aid began prohibiting shoppers from combining a buy-one-get-one-free sale or promotion with a buy-one-get-one-free coupon to get two items for free. When it allowed the combination, one shopper with a lot of coupons could wipe out an entire shelf of product.