Tips on Use
Tips on Use of Your Gift Card
Your Rite Aid Gift Card should provide an enjoyable shopping experience at participating and/or authorized Rite Aid locations. Use of your gift card will be facilitated by the following tips on use. Click on the title to reveal the tip.
Remember that your gift card is subject to terms and conditions that govern its use. For information on these terms and conditions, see Terms.
Remember that your gift card is issued by the Card Issuer. For information about the Card Issuer, see Card Issuer.
Remember that your gift card is redeemable only up to the available balance of the card. You should keep track of the card balance. For information on how to make balance inquiries, see Balance Inquiry.
Remember that your card is a single load card. As a result, after your card is purchased, you cannot add or load additional value to the card.
Remember that your gift card is redeemable to purchase goods and/or services only at participating and authorized Rite Aid locations. You cannot use the gift card at other merchants. For information on Rite Aid and its locations, visit www.riteaid.com.
Remember that your Rite Aid gift card is redeemable only to purchase goods and/or services and, unless required by law, is not redeemable for cash even if your gift card has a small remaining balance. A limited number of states have enacted statutes that require gift cards to be redeemable for cash in certain circumstances that are set forth in the statues. Most of the statues require gift cards to be redeemable for cash upon the consumer's request when the balance of the card is less than a specified dollar amount. In California, Rite Aid gift cards with a balance of less than $10 are redeemable for cash. For inquiries or additional information, see Contact Us.
Remember that your gift card is not usable by you to make payment on any Rite Aid credit or other card or any recurring store or payment account at Rite Aid. Your gift card is usable only to buy goods and/or services at participating and authorized Rite Aid locations.
Remember that your gift card is not usable to make “card not present” purchases. As a result, you cannot use the gift card to make on-line purchases or purchases over the phone. Your gift card is usable only to make in-store purchases at participating and authorized Rite Aid locations.
Remember that your gift card cannot be used in any illegal transaction. In addition, your gift card is not usable to purchase lottery tickets or money orders.
Remember that the initial available balance on your gift card will be an amount set at the time of activation and/or purchase. Thereafter, the available balance will be reduced by each authorized use of the card or as otherwise provided in the terms and conditions except as prohibited by law.
Remember that if you use your gift card to make a purchase for less than the available balance of the gift card, the remaining balance will not be paid in cash to you, unless a cash payment is otherwise required by law. See Tip 6 above. You will be able to use the remaining balance on the gift card to purchase other goods or services at participating and authorized Rite Aid locations.
Remember that if your purchase exceeds the value of your gift card, you must pay the difference at the time of purchase with another acceptable form of payment (such as cask, check, or payment card) for your transaction to be validated. These combined transactions are known as split tenders. Rite Aid will facilitate these transactions. You can help facilitate these transactions by advising the cashier before the transaction that your purchase will be for an amount in excess of the available balance on your gift card.
Remember that any returns or exchanges of goods purchased with your gift card will be governed by the policies of Rite Aid governing returns and exchanges.
Remember that after the passage of time which should be more than two years, your gift card may be subject to a deactivation date under which the gift card will be deactivated from immediate use at a cash register. The deactivation date is not an expiration date on the gift card balance. The available card balance as of the deactivation will remain available for your use. You may be required to exchange a deactivated gift card, at no charge, for a new gift card in the amount of the available balance. If you have problems in obtaining a replacement gift card after deactivation, please contact us. See Contact Us.
Remember that if you have not used your gift card within a time period set by state law, the unused card balance may become subject to escheat under various state unclaimed property statutes. These time periods set by state law usually are two, three or five year periods. If the remaining card balance becomes unclaimed property subject to a state unclaimed property law, the Card Issuer may be required to escheat the card balance to a state in an amount and at the time required by the state law. At that time, you may lose the ability to use your gift card. If this occurs with respect to your gift card, you may inquire about the status of your card by contacting us. For information about escheat and unclaimed property, visit www.unclaimed.org.
Remember that your card is a limited-value and limited-use store card. It is not a credit card, a debit card, asset account, or a deposit account. Your gift card is not a bank issued card. The funds loaded on the gift card are not segregated or kept in a fund pending use of the card. Therefore, the gift card obligation is not backed by segregated cash funds.
Remember to safeguard your gift card. Although it is not cash, you should safeguard your gift card like cash. Your gift card is not subject to replacement if it is lost, stolen or damaged. Therefore, you will bear the risk of any lost, stolen or damaged gift card.
Remember that if you have questions about your gift card, you can contact us. For inquiries, see Contact Us.