Rite Aid stores nationwide are now able to offer American Express Card Members participating in the Membership Rewards ® program the opportunity to use Membership Rewards ® points for eligible purchases. Eligible American Express Card Members, who have accumulated enough Membership Rewards ® points to pay for their purchase, will be prompted to use points for their purchases after they swipe, tap or insert a Membership Rewards-enrolled American Express Card in-store. Rite Aid is the first pharmacy chain to offer Card Members the opportunity to use Membership Rewards ® points for their purchases. "At Rite Aid, we know how much our customers value choice and convenience, which is why we are excited to be the first pharmacy chain to offer American Express Card Members the opportunity to use Membership Rewards ® points for their purchases," said Ken Martindale, CEO of Rite Aid stores and president of Rite Aid Corporation. "Thanks to our partnership with American Express, in one quick and easy motion, our customers can use the points they've accrued through the Membership Rewards ® program for their purchases, saving them both money and time." American Express Card Members who are also part of Rite Aid's free loyalty program, wellness+ with Plenti, will also have the option of using their wellness+ with Plenti points, in addition to using Membership Rewards ® points. To learn more about how to use Membership Rewards ® points at Rite Aid, visit www.riteaid.com/membershiprewards. 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. The Membership Rewards® program from American Express offers more than a million rewards from more than 500 brands. The program allows American Express Card Members to earn one point for virtually every dollar charged on eligible, enrolled American Express Cards, with many opportunities to earn points faster. Membership Rewards® points are redeemable in a wide selection of reward categories. There is no limit on the number of points an American Express Card Member can earn. For more information about the Membership Rewards® program, visit: membershiprewards.com or call 1-800-AXP-EARN (297-3276). American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress. Key links to products, services and corporate responsibility information: charge and credit cards, business credit cards, Plenti rewards program, travel services, gift cards, prepaid cards, merchant services, corporate card, business travel and corporate responsibility.