Sunday, July 15, 2012

CVS: The store I love!


Great title right?  Well, CVS finally opened a store in my town and I'm super stoked.  They've been open for maybe a week and on Wednesday I got a mailer from them with coupons for FREE products!  So on Saturday (when the coupons were supposed to take effect during their Grand Opening) I went over there and man were they busy!  So you're probably thinking, "What's the point of this post?" Well, I wanted to share what I was able to pick up with my mailer coupons (sorry no picture of the mailer) and let you know some couponing "rules" for shopping at CVS.

CVS 7/14/12 (Spent $0.63 | Saved 98%)

Diet Coke @ $1
  Used FREE Coke coupon (mailer)
Bayer Aspirin 20ct @ $4.49
  Used FREE Bayer coupon (mailer)
Palmolive Soap 10oz @ $1.67
  Used FREE Bayer coupon (mailer)
Earth Essentials paper towels 3ct @ $3.19
  Used $3 off CVS product (mailer)
OOP - $0.19

Okay, so what are the rules to shopping at CVS.  To see the corporate coupon policy go here and check it out!

  • Must use your Extra Care rewards card to get sale price and ECB deals
    • If you don't have one sign up in the store or online (you will have to wait for your card if you do it online)
    • Make sure to have the cashier scan your Extra Care card first before any of the merchandise
  • Only one manufacturer coupon per item (just like everywhere else).
  • Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) are earned on participating products
    • Have limits on how many times you can earn (i.e. limit 1 - meaning you can only get the ECB on this deal once)
    • These print at the bottom of your receipt
    • Can use as many as you want in a transaction (as coupons)
      • Do not need to have the same amount of items as ECBs
      • Can not use if you go over the amount owed
        • i.e. If your total is $5 (before tax and after all other coupons) and you have 2 - $3 ECBs, then you will only be able to use one of them unless you buy another item to get your total (before tax) over the $6.
  • You do NOT have to do the ECB reward deal all at once.  Your card keeps up with your rewards on a weekly basis.  So if you do 2 transactions and need to spend $15 on Covergirl products to get a $5 ECB then your ECB will print once you hit that $15 mark.
  • If you have a CVS coupon for $4 off a $20 purchase (or something similar), you must use this coupon first before any manufacturer coupons, then use CVS coupons and ECBs last.
    • i.e. If your total is $20 before tax and you were to use your manufacturer coupons first, then when you tried to use the $4 off $20 coupon your total would no longer be $20, therefore the coupon is not valid on that purchase.
  • On BOGO FREE items you are allowed to use a manufacturer's BOGO FREE coupon to get both items for free.  OR you are allowed to use 2 manufacturer coupons on the items.  Please see the email from CVS below that I got from Hip2Save.  You may want to print it and keep it with you incase you run into any issues at CVS.
  • You earn 2% cash back (in the form of an ECB) on every purchase.  You will get an ECB every quarter for the amount you have earned.
Thank you for contacting CVS/pharmacy. Your e-mail has reached the Customer Relations Department. We appreciate the time you have taken to contact us with your inquiry.
In the case where a particular item is on sale for Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO), you are only allowed to use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon. For instance, if Revlon lipstick is on sale for BOGO, you can use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon. You would get both items free and pay any applicable tax. We reserve the right to limit quantities. If our store is running a sale for BOGO, you can use two manufacturer’s coupons for a specific dollar amount off. For example, if Revlon lipstick is on sale at our store for BOGO, you can use two $1.00 off Revlon lipstick manufacturer coupons.
Again, thank you for contacting us. We value your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Have a wonderful evening!
Sincerely,
Danielle
CVS/pharmacy
Customer Relations

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