Rite Aid stores extends shopping hours for last minute holiday shopping

Many Rite Aid Stores Offer Extended Shopping Hours From 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Through Dec. 23

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Dec-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid stores nationwide are ready to help customers finish their shopping this holiday season. From now through Dec. 23, many Rite Aid locations feature extended shopping hours, convenient for picking up last minute holiday needs such as batteries, gifts, cards or baking supplies. From family and friends to school teachers, coworkers and everyone in between, Rite Aid carries a large assortment of gifts and treats perfect for everyone on the list.

Rite Aid offers a wide variety of merchandise customers are looking for to successfully celebrate the holidays this year including:
• Electronics: Great savings all season long on Craig electronic products including a 19-inch TV, new virtual reality glasses, 9-inch tablet, 27-inch lighted speaker tower and retro turntable. Give the gift of wireless with a Bluetooth speaker system or earbuds, and stay connected with car, wall and portable chargers.
• Toys: Rite Aid’s KidStuff toy line will be 50% off leading up to Christmas, including items such as baby dolls, radio controlled cars and mini air hockey and foosball tables. Shelves are stocked with Snoopy bowling sets, Barbie and Hot Wheels toy cars, as well as licensed plush in favorites such as Paw Patrol, Star Wars, and Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse. For the preschoolers on the list, Rite Aid carries a selection of Fischer Price toys. For teachers or coworkers, great prices on holiday food and gift sets such as Star Wars, Starbucks and Swiss Miss.
 Sweets: Need a gift on the go? On your way, grab a box of Hershey’s Pot of Gold, Russell Stover, Whitman’s Sampler chocolates or Holiday Popcorn Tins. For stockings, classic, Trolls, Minions and creamsicle candy canes. And for the candy dish, an assortment of Lindt, Ghirardelli or Dove chocolates, Hershey’s Kisses, M&M’s and more.
• Stocking Stuffers: Makeup makes for a perfect last minute stocking stuffers, including the new Covergirl So Lashy Mascara, Tsum Tsum lip smackers, trendy metallic nail polishes from Essie and razors for him or her.
 Gift Cards: Over 180 gift cards from retailers such as Macy’s, Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Starbucks, GameStop, Netflix, Barnes and Noble, Kohl’s, Old Navy, Home Depot, Lowes and Rite Aid, along with the American Express and Vanilla Visa gift cards.
 Beauty: Fragrance sets for men and women including White Diamonds, Curve and Nautica or the popular Beauty University Palette gift set from Wet n’ Wild, which features over 130 color options for holiday eyes, lips and face.
• Holiday Entertaining: Perfect for holiday entertaining, Rite Aid carries a variety of treats including butter cookies and Planters Decorative Holiday Tin Assortment, or for those who like to bake, supplies are available including spices, sugars, cake and cookie mixes. Pick up a holiday decorating kit for some family fun, and create your own gingerbread house, gingerbread man or new this year, a whole village!
• Everyday Items: Rite Aid’s Home brand batteries and tape as well as Rite Aid pain relief and mouthwash, all at great prices.

Be sure to check the Rite Aid circular for additional deals and the opportunity for shoppers to earn Plenti points through Rite Aid’s new wellness+ with Plenti program. New and existing wellness+ members can now sign up for wellness+ with Plenti at any Rite Aid store nationwide or online at www.riteaid.com/plenti. Once enrolled, members of wellness+ with Plenti will earn Plenti points on featured items they buy. These points can be used for at least two years for savings at Rite Aid and certain Plenti partners including Exxon, Macy’s and Mobil.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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Kristin Kellum

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Select Rite Aid Stores Nationwide Set to Open 8 a.m. Thanksgiving and 7 a.m. Black Friday

Select Rite Aid Stores Nationwide Set to Open 8 a.m. Thanksgiving and 7 a.m. Black Friday to Kick Off Busiest Shopping Weekend of the Year

Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid stores nationwide are ready for customers to dash through the aisles in search for the perfect gift, décor or holiday essentials at great prices with many of its 4,600 convenient locations open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and opening at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.* According to the 2014 Accenture Holiday Shopping Survey, 45 percent of consumers plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, an increase from 38 percent in 2013.

“Rite Aid is offering something for everyone this holiday season, whether they are looking for items that are new and exciting or traditional holiday gifts,” said Tony Montini, Rite Aid executive vice president of merchandising. “Our shelves are stocked with this year’s must-have items and we’re offering tremendous value through our wellness+ program. With our easily accessible locations and expanded hours, Rite Aid is sure to be a convenient destination for shopping during the busiest shopping weekend of the year and throughout the holiday season.”

Members of Rite Aid’s free wellness+ program will enjoy super savings on this year’s hottest items including:

Holiday Décor

  • The popular 5 ft. tall animated signing and storytelling Santa is returning this year for $59.99.
  • 50% off wide selection of Christmas décor including wreaths, wall art, village collection pieces and candles to turn any home into a Winter Wonderland.
  • An assortment of artificial Christmas trees varying in with great deals on light sets and batteries.
  • Stock up now as assorted holiday boxed cards, gift wraps and gift bags are buy one, get two free.

Holiday Gifts

  • Deals on Craig tablets and netbooks can be found for $69.99.
  • For $29.99, Rite Aid has a Midland wearable camera, which allows the user to capture all of the action from an incredible point of view.
  • A great selection of cosmetic, bath and fragrance gift sets available in both Men’s and Women’s from favorites such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Nautica, Stetson and more.
  • A variety of children’s toys including radio controlled cars and helicopters, mini-foosball table, Barbie, Disney Frozen book set and an assortment of plush stuffed animals.
  • 2 for $9 on Holiday Popcorn Tins where shoppers can choose from 24 distinct designs including Coca-Cola, Disney and various holiday scenes.
  • Stock up on decadent holiday chocolates from favorites such as Hershey’s Pot of Gold, Russell Stover, Ferrero Rocher or Peppermint Roca.

Picture Perfect Holiday Greetings and Gifts

  • Get your personalized holiday greeting card out of the way as Rite Aid is offering a new broad assortment of multiple-image greeting cards to help spread the cheer to friends and family.
  • Other great photo gifts include mugs, holiday ornaments, wall decals, tablet covers and cell phone cases; visit RiteAid.com to find great values on 8×10 canvases and feather-light wood prints.

Check out the Rite Aid circular for all Black Friday deals available through Saturday. And for customers who don’t feel like fighting the crowds, visit shop.riteaid.com. Shop comfortably from home and enjoy exclusive and expanded merchandise offers, the same sales and promotions as in-store customers, plus free shipping on all orders now through Dec. 6.

Spread the Social Cheer
Beginning Dec. 1, Rite Aid will feature an array of “One-Stop Stocking Shop” themed content on its social media channels. Followers will enjoy exclusive seasonal deals, customized stocking ideas and have the chance to win Rite Aid gift cards on Rite Aid’s Facebook and Instagram channels. To enter the giveaways, fans will have a chance to guess what gift is wrapped in festive holiday wrapping paper by looking at the shape of the product and reading clever clues. For holiday deals and delights, visit Rite Aid’s social channels at www.facebook.com/riteaid,  www.instagram.com/riteaid and www.twitter.com/riteaid.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

* Store hours may vary and many pharmacies close at 3 p.m.; see www.riteaid.com/stores for details.



Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713