Make the Most of Your CVS Shopping!
If you’re new to couponing, new to CVS, or just not sure how to make the most of your shopping you’ll definitely want to read this.
Extra Care program
Before you do anything, you’ll want to sign up for an Extra Care card. You can sign up in store or online. If you want your card right away you need to sign up in the store. You will need this card to earn Extra Care Bucks (ECB). Make sure the cashier scans your card at every transaction.
Extra Care Bucks (ECB)
At CVS you can earn ECBs by purchasing products that are part of an Extra Bucks promotion. These promotions typically run on a weekly schedule, but there are also some deals that are month long. For example there may be an Extra Bucks promotion to receive $5 ECB when you spend $15 on select cleaning products. The required purchase to receive the ECB is a pre-coupon total. When you satisfy the purchase requirements your ECB will print at the end of your receipt. Most ECB deals at CVS have a limit which is tracked on your card/receipt
ECB can be used towards your next purchase but have some exclusions including prescriptions, gift cards, postage stamps, etc. The exclusions are printed on the ECB. The value of your ECBs can be adjusted down, however you will not receive any money back. If you purchase total is $4.95 and you have a $5 ECB, they will allow you to use the ECB but you will not receive the $0.05 change.
Green Bag Tag
CVS has a really easy and environmentally friendly way to earn some extra ECB – the Green Bag Tag. This is a little tag shaped like a leaf that you can attach to a reusable bag. Every time you shop at CVS, bring the bag with this tag attached and have them scan it at checkout. For every 4 times your card is scanned, you will earn $1 ECB which prints on the bottom of your receipt. You must also have them scan your Extra Care card to get credit.You can get credit once per day for scanning the tag (i.e. you can’t make 4 trips in one day and have them scan to earn $1). This tag will cost you $0.99, but use it just 4 times and it has already paid for itself!
“Magic” red coupon machine
Most stores have a red machine that you can use to check prices and also print coupons. Whenever you visit CVS, go to the coupon machine and scan your Extra Care card. Coupon offers change from week to week, and not all customers will receive the same offers. Sometimes these coupon coincide with ongoing or upcoming deals.
CVS Coupon Policy
Cvs accepts manufacturer’s coupons, including internet printables. CVS issues in-store coupons for use at CVS only. They do not accpet competitors coupons. You can use one manufacturer’s coupon and one store coupon on each item purchased. If the value of a coupon exceeds the price of the item, they will adjust the coupon down to the item cost.
Hopefully this helps. Still have questions??? Feel free to email me or leave a question in the comments!