CVS Shopping Guide How to shop like an Extreme Couponer at CVS! Save Money atwritten by a TLC Extreme Couponer CVS
Before we get started...... 1. I was on TLC’s Extreme Couponing - I bought $625 dollars worth of groceries for $2.87! 2. I Love to Gossip.com is my website. Follow me to catch up with all the latest and greatest deals at CVS and many other stores! 3. So Glad You are Getting into Couponing! I startedI’m Chrystie Corns couponing after my divorce and it has literally changed my life (*tearing up*). I love helping others take back financial control of their life through coupons.
Wait one...I mean...3 more things... Quick Extreme Couponing Tips 1. More Coupons = More Deals! So get your hands on a lot of coupons 2. Only use a coupon if an item is on sale (unless you absolutely need the item..like diapers, that would be a mess if you waited ;) 3. Learn to ‘roll’ your drugstore rewards to get FREE stuff! ....okay now onto CVS deals!
Say Hello To Your New Best Friend :)The first thing you want to do before shopping at CVS, is get an ExtraCareCVS/Pharmacy Card. You can request one right in the store at thecheckout.Each time you make a purchase at CVS, scan your Extra Care Card in orderto get the sales prices shown in the sales ad as well as earn Extra CareBucks.
Extra Care Bucks = CVS Reward ProgramExtra Care Bucks (ECBs) print out atthe end of your CVS receipt when youbuy designated items.Extra Care Bucks can be used justlike cash at CVS! sTotal purchase after coupons &before tax must be at least value ofExtra Care Buck to use.Extra Care Bucks do have anexpiration date on them. Be sure touse them before they expire!
How Do You Earn Extra Care Bucks?You earn Extra Care Bucks bybuying items that offer Extra CareBucks Rewards.You will find the qualifying items inthe sales flyer, accompanied by theExtra Care Buck Rewardmessaging. Price for Extra Care Card Members Amount you will receive in Extra Care Bucks when you purchase the item. Shows Limit of (1). Which means I can only do this deal once during the sales week.
Quarterly Extra Care Rewards - More Free Money!Every 3 months you will receive aQuarterly Extra Care Rewardsbonus .The amount of the Extra CareReward will depend on much youspent at CVS in the previousquarter.You will receive 2% of your spendingback in the form of an Extra CareBuck.This will automatically print out at thecoupon printer, or at the end of yourreceipt when you make a purchaseonce the rewards are issued.
Typical CVS Transaction - Getting it for FREE! Buy (4) Starburst Candy $2.00 Use (2) B1G1 Free Starburst Coupon printable coupon Pay $1.00 Out of Pocket Receive $1.00 Extra Care Buck on your receipt = Like Getting it FREE!
Typical CVS Transaction - MoneyMaker!Buy (1) ThermaCare Patch $3.79Use (1) $1/1 ThermaCare couponfound in the Sunday PaperPay $2.79 Out of PocketReceive $3.79 Extra Care Bucks onyour receipt= Like Making $1 on the deal! MONEYMAKER!
“Rolling” Your Rewards - 2 TransactionsTransaction #1Buy (1) ThermaCare Patch $3.79Buy (4) Starburst Candy $2.00Use (1) $1/1 ThermaCare couponfound in the Sunday PaperUse (2) B1G1 Free StarburstCoupon printable couponPay $3.79 Out of PocketReceive $4.79 Extra Care Bucks onyour receipt.= Like Making $1 on the deal! MONEYMAKER
....still rolling with my homies!Transaction #2Buy (1) Gold Emblem Candy CornPatch $.99Buy (1) Pumpin Carving Tool $2.49Buy (1) Pepsi $.99Buy (2) Starburst $.50Use (1) B1G1 Starburst CouponUse $4.79 Extra Care Bucks Earnedin Transaction #1Pay $.18 cents Out of PocketReceive $2.48 Extra Care Bucks on yourreceipt.You’ve just purchased $11.26 worth of merchandise for $3.97 & still have $2.49 Extra Care Bucks leftover!
CVS Coupon Stacking - Twice the Savings!• CVS allows ‘coupon stacking’ which is when you are allowed to use (1) Store Coupon & (1) Manufacturer’s coupon on the same item.Buy (1) Skintimate Cream Shave$1.99 ,Use (1) $1/1 Skintimate Shave CreamCVS CouponStack with (1) $1.00/1 Skintimate ShaveCream Manufacturer’s CouponFinal Price = FREE!
Let’s Get Coupons -CVS “Magic Coupon Machine”• In each CVS, you will find a red coupon machine!• Scan your Extra Care Card each time you are in CVS to get CVS coupons!• These coupons CAN be stacked with manufacturers coupons.• You can also use this to check the price of an item• Pro Tip: Don’t just scan it once! Scan it until it says it is out of coupons!
Let’s Get Coupons -Even More Places to Find CVS Coupons• Look for occasional coupon booklets in store. These are usually filled with a combination of both manufacturer’s & store coupons.• Reinventing Beauty Magazine can be bought in-store for $.99 and offers coupons.• Occasionally CVS will have its own insert in the Sunday paper• Visit CVS.com to find bonus CVS coupons.
Follow CVS on Facebook & Twitterfor Even More Coupons & Offers Twitter.com/CVS_Extra Facebook.com/CVS @CVS_Extra
CVS Greenbagtag = FREE Money!Buy this Greenbagtag at CVS for $.99 cents (located near cashregisters), attach it to a reusable bag and have it scanned each time youmake a purchase at CVS.Every 4th time it is scanned, you earn a $1 Extra Care Buck
Earn Extra Care Bucks for Buying Beauty Products Sign Up for the ExtraCare BeautyClub online or in store. www.cvs.com/ beautyclub Once signed up, you will receive $5 Extra Care Bucks every time you purchase $50 worth of beauty purchases. (Note: $50 is counted BEFORE coupons) You do not have to buy $50 worth in one trip, it is tracked over multiple trips and your total is represented on your sales receipt as shown above.
Sign Up for CVS Email Updates & Save Big! Sign up for Extra Care Emails at www.cvs.com Upon signing up you will be rewarded with a $4/20 Coupon via email. The $20 is counted BEFORE coupons are calculated. Then be on the lookout for occasional coupons emailed to you like the one above.
Oh No! The Item is Out of Stock!If a sale item is out of stock, you canask the sales clerk for a raincheck. Araincheck will allow you to get thesales price on that item when iteventually does come back in stockat the store...even if it is no longeron sale.Pro Tip: Be sure the cashier writesdown the Extra Care Buck amounton the raincheck. She will then haveto issue the Extra Care Buckmanually when you do buy the item.
CVS/pharmacy Coupon PolicyThe use of ExtraBucks®, CVS/pharmacy and third-party manufacturer coupons is accepted in ourretail stores in accordance with the following guidelines.General guidelines to further understand the application of CVS/pharmacy coupons (ExtraBucksand ExtraCare® Coupons) and third-party manufacturer coupons:• CVS/pharmacy does not accept expired coupons. • Coupons and their face value cannotbe exchanged for cash or gift cards. • Competitor coupons are not accepted at CVS/pharmacy. • CVS/pharmacy does not accept coupons for items not carried in our stores.• CVS/pharmacy does not currently accept coupon bar code images displayed ona smartphone, iPhone, Droid etc. • The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value ofthe transaction.Sales tax must be paid if required by state law. • Certain CVS/pharmacy coupons may besubject to state sales tax rules similar tothird-party manufacturer coupons and sales tax may be charged on pre-coupon priceo Third-party manufacturer coupons are coupons issued by a third party and sales tax may becharged on pre-coupon price.• Language at the bottom of CVS/pharmacy coupons provides specific coupon acceptancerules.• Any coupon offer not covered in these guidelines will be accepted at the discretion of CVS/pharmacy management.Sale Items• CVS/pharmacy will accept manufacturer coupons for an item that is on sale. • CVS/pharmacy will not accept percent off coupons for sale and promotionalitems. • In the event that any item’s price is less than the value of the coupon,CVS/pharmacy will accept the coupon only to the price of the item. CVS/pharmacy does notprovide cash back in exchange for any coupons.Multiple Coupons• CVS/pharmacy accepts one third-party manufacturer coupon and applicable CVS/pharmacycoupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.• The number of third-party manufacturer coupons used in a transaction may not exceed thenumber of items in the transaction.• The coupon amount will be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discountsor coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99coupon value).• CVS/pharmacy accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long asthere is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Managementreserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.• CVS/pharmacy reserves the right to process coupons in any order.Internet/Print at Home Coupons• CVS/pharmacy accepts valid internet/print at home coupons containing a barcode.• CVS/pharmacy will not accept reproductions or rebates.
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