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CVS Gift Card Deal

on 5.2.2010 at 10:55pm
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This deal is over

We all love shopping CVS and normally don’t need to spend any money but right now if you are planning on spending money on prescriptions, diapers or other large items then stretch your dollars a little further.

For every $25 gift certificate you buy online you get an extra $5 gift certificate!

These can be used at any CVS location and never expire.

(thanks Sheley!)

    • Mel

      What's an “e-gift card?” Can it be used in the store or is it just for use for online orders?

      • In reading all the FAQs on the site it is just a printable gift card that you can use in the stores.

        • Beth

          So this CAN be used on prescriptions? If so, I'll get one – if not, I'll pass. We definitely spend money at CVS on prescriptions, but usually gift cards can't be used for prescription purchases. Anyone know for sure? I looked in the “terms and conditions” but didn't see anything that made it clear….

          • junebug30523

            Absolutely! I used on prescriptions in December, worked like a charm.

        • shananava

          I am assuming this is gone? I tried the other day, got an error a few times with Discover's site generated secure cc (one time use to avoid using real #). It then appeared to go through but guess it didn't as no conf email, or e gift cert. Thanks
          I emailed them to ask as well as I do not see it on page to order now.

      • kelli

        it's a gift card that they will send you in your email. If you buy it for yourself, you'll get 2 emails, one for the amount you buy and one for the bonus. It's just like a regular gift card but you have to print out the email and keep track of the paper. I've been using mine in the store since I got it in December.

      • Mel

        Thanks for the clarification! I definitely want to take advantage of this offer but only if I can use it in my physical store.

      • john michaels

        Did you even bother reading? It says clearly in her post:

        “These can be used at any CVS location and never expire.”

        • Mel

          Wow. Sorry for my ignorance and wanting to clarify before I wasted my money.

    • kelli

      I got one of these when they were available in December. My fiance bought me a $150 for Christmas. I got a $30 bonus. I still have about $85 left from the $150 and I haven't touched the $30 yet.

      • shaunascoupons

        I did this deal back in December as well! I definitely recommend doing it. I am gonna do it again myself.

    • teachingthem

      This is really useful for all of us because, unlike ECBs, they can be used to pay for tax. I'm in!

    • Bobbie

      I just purchased a $50. card. Sould get an extra $10. A very good dead since I'm always going to CVS anyways.

      • Bobbie

        Sorry mispelled deal. LOL

    • Soooo is this basically a defacto $5 off $25?

      • RebeccaFer

        I'm more of the opinion that it's like buying $25 and getting $5 because you can use it with a $5 off $25 q too … along with all the other qs and ECBs. :D You're getting an additional amount instead of saving an additional amount. I think this is a much better deal then a $5/$25. :D

    • RebeccaFer

      I love the idea of getting a gc for each store I shop at so I can really keep track of how much I am spending at them. I have a bunch of RA gcs because I keep receiving them for various SCRs. I did have one for CVS when I did a prescription transfer and I was happy with how long it last but alas, it's gone. I don't have one for Wags but I've been thinking it would be worthwhile to get one. Now, I just wish Wags would do something like this! :D

    • melissa

      this may be a dumb question but can i use the paper gift certificate to buy a hard gift card at the store?

      • kelli

        I assume that these will be the same as the ones in December. This is what mine says.

        Using your eGift Card is simple:
        1. Print this page.
        2. Use at any CVS store during time of purchase.

        PROTECT THIS CARD AS YOU WOULD CASH!
        This card may be used just like cash toward purchases at any CVS/pharmacy. Cannot be used to purchase money orders or prepaid cards. Not redeemable for cash or credit except where required by law. CVS/pharmacy cannot replace or replenish the card if it is lost, stolen, r used without your authorization. Call Customer Service toll-free at 1-877-295-7777 should you have any problems concerning your gift card. To check balance of this card, visit http://www.cvs.com. This gift card has no expiration date, and no dormancy or inactivity frees will be charged. Gift card retains unused balance. Balance cannot be transferred of recharged.

        PLEASE TREAT THIS eGIFT CARD LIKE CASH AND SAFEGUARD IT ACCORDINGLY.

    • Thanks!! This is great!!

    • courtney_80

      i did this back in december when they offered the same deal. i only ordered $25 because i had just started shopping at CVS. it's a great deal since i usually only pay tax and this card covers that unlike EB's or coupons or $/$$ coupons. if you are going to spend the money anyway, why not get an extra reward just for getting the gift card? it was easy to use and quite convenient.

    • kat

      Silly question…these can be used for ANYTHING in the store, right? I can by alcohol with these egiftcards?

      • kat

        Ok, that looks really bad, I must explain. Indiana does not have coupons or rebates for beer. The idea of getting “a deal” on beer is the exciting part for me.

      • kelli

        I have one from December and the only things it says you can't buy are money orders and prepaid cards.

        • kat

          Thank you.

    • couponNERD

      Is this deal good cross country?
      Jenny – do you have any suggestions for blogs for the west coast or how to find them?
      I'm taking a trip to Southern CA and my inlaws are very curious about my couponing habit. <grin>
      I see that they have CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Target out there, but the grocery stores are different. I imagine that the drug store prices are higher, but maybe the deals are similar?
      ***Bracing myself for sticker shock when we travel***

      • john

        Good

        • couponnerd2

          i would say Vons is cheaper. they also have more sale items than ralphs. so cal here too..

      • gingerinCA

        I'm in SoCal, and the drugstore prices are usually similar to what Jenny posts. If not exact, then close enough. The deals are almost always the same, with a very few regional differences. (For ex, when you guys get RRs on Nature's Bounty vitamins, we only get sales or BOGOs.) I wish we had a good grocery list out here, as our groceries are waaaay different, but one of our biggest chains, Ralphs, is a subsidiary of Kroger, so Jenny's list is a good guideline for Ralphs. We also have Albertsons and Vons, but they are higher-priced than Ralphs, and typically don't double, or only double one or two coupons. best-priced groceries out here are Ralphs, because of coupons, El Super for meats and produce, but you can't be afraid to try to read some Spanish, and Lucky, if your in-laws are lucky enough to have one nearby. You can definitely show them the benefits of couponing just by hitting Ralphs, Wags, and CVS, though. And maybe Target. You might only need to brace yourself for the sales-tax sticker shock, we're almost at 10% now. :) HTH

        • couponNERD

          Thanks so much, Ginger! I used 411.com to find what grocery stores are in So Cal and saw Ralph’s. They have printable store coupons, I think.
          10% Sales Tax?!?!? Wow. I hope it gets put to good use!

          • gingerinCA

            You're more than welcome. Have a nice trip. :)
            PS- I forgot, Food 4 Less is also a Kroger subsidiary, but they don't double. They do have good prices, though.

        • kathi

          Ginger you might try this link http://moneysavingmom.com/ the author is in CA (I think) and she has just added a bunch of grocery store links but I haven’t tried them because southern savers covers all of the stores I use

          • gingerinCA

            Thanks, I'll check her out. :)

      • kathi

        Try this link http://moneysavingmom.com/ It is the first $ saving blog I started reading. I like southern savers better because it has “our” stores and more linkies

    • john

      hello

    • Kelly

      I just bought one and never received mention of receiving a $5 gift card. I just sent them an email asking them. Any insight as to when this comes to me?

      • carolc23

        It took a few hours for my gift card and bonus money to be emailed to me. Patience is a virtue. Lol!

    • jbrookshire01

      I have teacher appreciation coming up and one day we have to send in gift cards for the teachers, so can I buy this giftcard and then go but an actual giftcard to somewhere else through their store?

      • Rebecca

        I tried to do that at Christmas-time, but it was a no-go then. Best of luck.

      • kelli

        you can't buy gift cards to another store, unless the wording is different then it was on the ones available in December. The one I have from December states that you can't buy money orders or prepaid cards with it.

    • Rebecca

      I bought a $100- at Christmas-time and got the $20- bonus. I'm just getting to the end of it now. I definitely will get another this time. It's a great deal – about a 17% discount. (actually 16.66666% – you pay $25 for $30 worth of stuff). If combined with one of the $5- off your $25- order Qs it gets even sweeter. If you can't keep track of it, it's fine, because you can keep it in your e-mail file and print it out again (although I wouldn't recommend losing it, because someone else could use it if they knew what it was). When it's empty, you just throw the paper away. I just keep mine with my CVS stuff. I DID have kind of a hard time keeping up with how much was left on it, and had trouble with the last two transactions. On my second to last transaction, the cashier told me there was a zero balance, but I was pretty sure I had about $4- left on it. So I went home, went to the CVS website, key entered the card #, found out that I had $3.89 left. So, on my last transaction the cashier had to ring in the exact amount of what was left on the card, (which was, obviously kind of a pain). If you keep up with it (which I know to do now), no big deal.

    • junebug30523

      I did this in December and used them for my prescription co-pays since I was buying them anyway. Works great!!

    • couponqueen8202

      I just purchased a $50 card and got $10!! I'll purchase my prescriptions with it, since I was going there anyway!

      • saveinLA

        My CVS is not letting me use these gift cards for prescriptions. They say although the certificate doesnt say you cant, it is against federal law. Have you been successful? I bought $450 worth and am beginning to feel regret.

    • couponqueen8202

      Where do you get the $5 off $25 coupon?

      • Rebecca

        It's not a coupon. Click on the link, pay for the $25- gift card, and they'll send you an e-mail with a printable $25- gift card, and a second e-mail with a printable gift card worth $5 (or any multiple thereof – I bought the $150- gift card, so I'll get a $150- and a $30-).

      • Rebecca

        Oh, I see your other posts, you get it! Sorry. I keep getting e-mails from corporate for $4/$20 and $5/$30 coupons. CVS is lawyerly (says Jenny) about those e-mailed coupons being posted for everyone to use. I've been getting them Thursdays or Fridays (and they'll only be good for Fri/Sat/Sun) for the last couple of months pretty regularly.

    • dibeedee

      Is there any mention of an expiration date for these?

      • Rebecca

        I don't know how long the offer will go on, but the certificate says that it has no expiration date.

    • theqponlady

      Does anyone know how long will they be offering this? I need to wait until Friday to do it because I would like to get the biggest amount, but if it expires sooner I may go ahead and grab the $25 one today.

    • Natalie559

      Thanks for the tip, this is a good deal! They did call me to verify some questions before emailing it to me. I wonder if this was just me or others? Maybe we overloaded the gift card server :)

    • Effie

      Just spoke to Luke at CVS – I had made an order and he wanted to verify it with me. I questioned him about the amount of time the offer would be available, and he was not sure if this was a Mother's Day week offer. He had not been told when it would expire. He also said that you can order as many as you want, but cannot order more than $150 at a time!

    • irisfaith

      This promotion has ended. I screwed up and purchased one today, and when the bonus card didn't come through, I called to see what was up. Had to cancel the order. Super bummed!
      But wanted to warn y'all that the deal has expired.

    • Natalie559

      Boo hoo it has ended, yesterday they said

    • audrey

      How long was this deal supposed to last? I bought a gift card yesterday for $25, but never received the $5 additional gift card. Also, the website (CVS's) didn't mention this offer. Thanks so much for all you great tips, as always!!!

    • gracie1

      thanks

    • saveinLA

      My CVS is not letting me use these gift cards for prescriptions. They say although the certificate doesnt say you cant, it is against federal law. Have you been successful? I bought $450 worth and am beginning to feel regret.