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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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A big weekend is coming soon at CVS. The Black Friday deals have been up for a few days now, but I was waiting until we got final word on the coupons coming this weekend to make any deal ideas. It’s officially time to start planning now. The deals below mostly only include the free items. The bottom deal throws in a hair dryer too, and you still come out $11 ahead!

Check out all deals in the CVS Black Friday Ad.

Normally I would try to get everything into 4 deals or less, but to reduce out of pocket expenses this has a few extra. Please be sweet and jump to the back of the line if someone comes up behind you and isn’t doing what you are doing.

Deal Idea for New CVS Shoppers

  • Start by Registering your card for CVS emails — you will get a $4 off $20 coupon emailed to you. Note: Please don’t register until this Sunday or you run the risk of your coupon expiring this week.
  • Trip #1
    Buy:
    (1) Breath Right Nasal Strips, 10+2 ct., $5.99
    (1) Finish Quantrum, 10 ct., $2.99
    (1) LA Looks Styling Gel, 20 oz, $2.49
    (2) Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz, $2.87
    (1) Benefiber Sticks, 3 ct., $1.49
    (1) Theraflu Caplets, 8 ct., $1.87
    (1) Theraflu Daytime 1 ct., 99¢
    Use:
    CVS Store Coupon -$4 off $20
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1.50 off Breathe Right product, max 12 ct, RP 10/16
    CVS Store Coupon -$1.50 off Breath Right 10 ct. + (CVS Coupon) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Finish Quantum, SS 10/23 or SS 11/20
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off LA Looks product, 20 oz, RP 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon (2) -$1 off Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste, 4 oz +, SS 11/13
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Benefiber product, SS 10/16
    Manufacturer Coupon -$3/2 Theraflu product, SS 9/25
    Total Due: $6.56 or $6.70
    Get Back: $21.56 ECB ($5.99, $2.99, $2.49, $5.74, $1.49, $1.87, 99¢)
    (total due could vary if they reduce the Theraflu coupon)
  • Trip #2
    Buy:
    (1) Listerine Pocket Packs, 72 ct., $2.99
    (1) Fiber One Brownies, $3.99
    (1) Carmex Lip Balm, .15-.35 oz, $1
    (1) Irish Spring Deodorant, $2.77
    (1) GUM Super or Micro Tip Toothbrush, 2 ct., $2.99
    (1) Balance Bar, $1.69
    (1) Starbucks Double Shot, 6.5 oz, $1.69
    (2) Hershey’s Kng Size Bar, 2.1-2.86 oz, 99¢
    (4) Mar’s Chocolate Singles Candy, 1.08-2.15 oz, 75¢
    (1) Advil PM, 4 ct., 99¢
    Use:
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Listerine pocketpaks 24 ct +, RP 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/1 General Mills Fiber One chewy bars or 90 cal brownies, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.30/1 Carmex lip balm, RP 10/30
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Irish Spring deodorant, Fall CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine
    -$5.99 ECB
    -$2.99 ECB
    -$2.49 ECB
    -$5.74 ECB
    -$1.49 ECB
    -$1.87 ECB
    Total Due: 32¢
    Get Back: $22.32 ECB ($2.99, $3.99, $1, $2, $2.99, $1.69, $1.69, $1.98, $4, 99¢)
  • Trip #3
    Buy:
    (1) Cepacol Lozenges, 16 ct., $4.99
    (1) Be Kool From Fever Discomfort Gel Sheets For Kids, 4 ct., $4.49
    (1) CVS Dental Flossers, 90 ct., $1.99
    (1) Pepto Bismol, 4 oz, $2.99
    (1) iChill Relaxation Shot Dietary Supplement, 2 pk., $5.29
    (1) Sheets Energy Strips, 10 ct., $3.99
    (2) Soft Lips Single Pack, .7 oz, $2
    Use:
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Cepacol product printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Softlips (2) products or Oxy or Rohto product, Fall CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine
    -$2.99 ECB
    -$3.99 ECB
    -$1 ECB
    -$2 ECB
    -$2.99 ECB
    -$1.69 ECB
    -$1.69 ECB
    -$1.98 ECB
    -$4 ECB
    -99¢ ECB
    -99¢ ECB (left from Trans #1)
    Total Due: 43¢
    Get Back: $25.74 ECB ($4.99, $4.49, $1.99, $2.99, $5.29, $3.99, $2)
  • Trip #4
    Buy:
    (1) Philips or Magnavox Universal Remote, $6.99
    (1) CVS Alkaline Batteries, AAA/AA 4 pk., $3.99
    (3) Revlon Nail Polish, $4.99
    (1) Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues, 50 ct., $1.50
    (1) Irish Spring Deodorant, 2.7-3 oz, $2.77
    Use:
    Manufacturer Coupon (3) -$1 off Revlon Color cosmetic, Walmart insert 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Irish Spring deodorant, Fall CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine
    -$4.99 ECB
    -$4.49 ECB
    -$1.99 ECB
    -$2.99 ECB
    -$5.29 ECB
    -$3.99 ECB
    -$2 ECB
    Total Due: 48¢
    Get Back: $26.48 ECB ($6.99, $3.99, $12, $1.50, $2)

I’m already scared to tell someone who is just starting out to do four deals, but this includes all of the free items. You are still allowed 3 more Revlon nail polishes, but I doubt you have more coupons and 2 more Irish Spring Deodorants. You’ve done great though and it’s best to just go home now… If the ECB’s are burning a whole in your pocket use them towards some of the gift card promotion items so that you get some Christmas gifts covered and get a gift card back.

My Deal Idea – More Advanced Shoppers

  • This is using coupons that I have, in the quantity that I have them. I am also starting with $3 ECB from previous weeks.
  • (*) items qualify towards the beauty club
  • Trip #1
    Buy:
    (1) Breath Right Nasal Strips, 10+2 ct., $5.99
    (1) LA Looks Styling Gel, 20 oz, $2.49 (*)
    (1) Theraflu Caplets, 8 ct., $1.87
    (1) Theraflu Daytime 1 ct., 99¢
    Use:
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1.50 off Breathe Right product, max 12 ct, RP 10/16
    CVS Store Coupon -$1.50 off Breath Right 10 ct. + (CVS Coupon) printable
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off LA Looks product, 20 oz, RP 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon -$3/2 Theraflu product, SS 9/25
    -$3 ECB
    Total Due: $1.34
    Get Back: $11.34 ECB ($5.99, $2.49, $1.87, 99¢)
    (total due could vary if they reduce the Theraflu coupon)
  • Trip #2
    Buy:
    (1) Finish Quantrum, 10 ct., $2.99
    (2) Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz, $2.87
    (1) Benefiber Sticks, 3 ct., $1.49
    (2) Listerine Pocket Packs, 72 ct., $2.99
    (1) Mar’s Chocolate Singles Candy, 1.08-2.15 oz, 75¢
    Use:
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Finish Quantum, SS 10/23 or SS 11/20
    Manufacturer Coupon (2) -$1 off Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste, 4 oz +, SS 11/13
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Benefiber product, SS 10/16
    Manufacturer Coupon (2) -.50/1 Listerine pocketpaks 24 ct +, RP 10/09
    -$5.99 ECB
    -$2.49 ECB
    -$1.87 ECB
    -99¢ ECB
    Total Due: 61¢
    Get Back: $16.95 ECB ($2.99, $5.74, $1.49, $5.98, 75¢)
  • Trip #3
    Buy:
    (1) Fiber One Brownies, $3.99
    (1) Carmex Lip Balm, .15-.35 oz, $1
    (4) Irish Spring Deodorant, $2.77
    (1) GUM Super or Micro Tip Toothbrush, 2 ct., $2.99
    (1) Balance Bar, $1.69
    (1) Hershey’s Kng Size Bar, 2.1-2.86 oz, 99¢
    Subtotal: $21.74
    Use:
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/1 General Mills Fiber One chewy bars or 90 cal brownies, SS 10/02
    Manufacturer Coupon -.30/1 Carmex lip balm, RP 10/30
    Manufacturer Coupon (4) -$1 off Irish Spring deodorant, Fall CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine
    -$2.99 ECB
    -$5.74 ECB
    -$1.49 ECB
    -$5.98 ECB
    -75¢ ECB
    Total Due: 9¢
    Get Back: $18.66 ECB ($3.99, $1, $8, $2.99, $1.69, 99¢)
  • Trip #4
    Buy:
    (1) Cepacol Lozenges, 16 ct., $4.99
    (1) Starbucks Double Shot, 6.5 oz, $1.69
    (1) Hershey’s Kng Size Bar, 2.1-2.86 oz, 99¢
    (3) Mar’s Chocolate Singles Candy, 1.08-2.15 oz, 75¢
    (1) Advil PM, 4 ct., 99¢
    (1) Be Kool From Fever Discomfort Gel Sheets For Kids, 4 ct., $4.49
    (1) CVS Dental Flossers, 90 ct., $1.99
    (2) Soft Lips Single Pack, .7 oz, $2 (*)
    Use:
    Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Softlips (2) products or Oxy or Rohto product, Fall CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Cepacol product printable
    -$3.99 ECB
    -$1 ECB
    -$8 ECB
    -$2.99 ECB
    -$1.69 ECB
    Total Due: 72¢
    Get Back: $19.39 ($4.99, $1.69, 99¢, 75¢, 99¢, $4.49, $1.99, $2)
  • Trip #5
    Buy:
    (1) Pepto Bismol, 4 oz, $2.99
    (1) iChill Relaxation Shot Dietary Supplement, 2 pk., $5.29
    (1) Sheets Energy Strips, 10 ct., $3.99(1) CVS Alkaline Batteries, AAA/AA 4 pk., $3.99
    (1) Revlon Nail Polish, $4.99 (*)
    Use:
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Revlon Color cosmetic, Walmart insert 10/09
    -$4.99 ECB
    -$1.69 ECB
    -99¢ ECB
    -75¢ ECB
    -99¢ ECB
    -$4.49 ECB
    -$1.99 ECB
    -$2 ECB
    Total Due: 86¢
    Get Back: $20.26 ECB ($2.99, $5.29, $3.99, $3.99, $4)
  • Trip #6
    Buy:
    (4) Revlon Nail Polish, $4.99 (*)
    (1) Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues, 50 ct., $1.50
    (1) Wet N Wild Festive Flirt Nail Kit, $2.88 (*)
    Use:
    Manufacturer Coupon -.40/1 Kleenex Cool Touch, came with sample in mail
    Manufacturer Coupon (4) -$1 off Revlon Color cosmetic, Walmart insert 10/09
    -$2.99 ECB
    -$5.29 ECB
    -$3.99 ECB
    -$3.99 ECB
    -$4 ECB
    Total Due: nothing
    Get Back: $19.50 ECB ($16, $1.50, $2)
  • Trip#7
    Buy:
    (1) Conair 1875 Watt Ionic Red Metal Dryer, $9.99 (*)
    (2) Herbal Essences Hair Care, $3.49 (*)
    (1) Revlon Nail Polish, $4.99 (*)
    (1) Hot Wheels Car, 50¢
    Use:
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Revlon Color cosmetic, Walmart insert 10/09
    Manufacturer Coupon (2) -$1 off Herbal Essence or Aussie product, excl trial size, PG 10/30
    -$16 ECB
    -$1.50 ECB
    -$2 ECB
    Total Due: Nothing
    Get Back: $10 ECB + $5 Beauty Club ECB (register at CVS.com)

Total Value Purchased: $139.47
Total Spent: $3.62
ECB Remaining: $15