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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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This week at CVS, save on deodorant, shampoo, tampons and more. On top of the weekly ad deals this week, you can print out CVS store coupons at the Coupon Center.

CVS Changes

As of today CVS is no longer taking expired store coupons (including ECB’s) past a 14 day grace period.  That means you can still use expired coupons, but only until 2 weeks past their expiration date.  Before grumbling, realize that this is still one of the most lenient policies out there!

Here are some coupons people are reporting this week (you won’t get everything listed, but you’ll get some of them).

Expiring In One Week

$7 off Physicians Formula Cosmetics purchase, $24+
$4 off Razors, Blades or Shave creams/gel purchase, $10+
$1.50 off Facial Moisturizers, Cleansers or Acne Care purchase, $5 off+
$4 off Razors, Blades or Shave creams/gel purchase, $15+
$1 off Cough and Cold – prepare for flu season purchase, $5+
$1 off Downy, Bounce, Suavitel or Total Home Fabric Softener purchase

Expires In Two Weeks

$3 off Alway Cosmetics purchase, $9+
$2 off Advil, Aleve, Bayer, Excedrin or CVS brand pain relief purchase
$1.50 off Glade, Renuzit, Febreze or Airwick air fresheners purchase, $5+

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    • tess

      Yeah CVS…still seems very fair

    • cb

      Never knew they took expired ones at all nice to know

    • ampis1st

      Never knew they did this. This weekend, they wouldn’t accept a 25%off store coupon for us.

    • pamela

      I’m confused. Their coupon policy on this site clearly states they do not accept expired coupons. I do not see anything about a grace period. Please explain where this is stated.

      • Anna

        I’m confused too. The policy on their site has t changed. Where did Jenny get this information?

    • Bobbie Stratton Johnson

      My CVS refused to take an Ecb that was only 1 or 2 days past the expiration date.Said they don’t take expired coupons.And this was 1 to 2 months ago.

    • Toni

      My CVS has always refused expired coupons despite this policy. Interesting.

    • Catherine Nolte Anderson

      I work for.CVS (in pharmacy) and I always feel some of us as employees are the last to find out about these policies. They are constantly changing and are hard to keep up with. Corporate says make customer happy but our managers set expectations for us to follow. We cannot accept expired manufacturers coupons whatsoever but we can accept store coupons to a certain point. The problem is, our registers kick them out if they are even a day past. They can be overridden by a MANAGER. The difficulty is getting that done in a swift manner without holding everyone else up. The cashier’s do not have the authorization numbers to do this. Therefore, they will probably tell you the coupon is expired…blah blah blah, so if it is really important that you use that coupon, ask for an override. It’s crazy. If we say we are going to accept expired store coupons to a certain point, then our registers should be that intelligent. We as personnel aren’t given any authority to do too much. I myself tried to use an expired extrabuck in another state (expired by a week) and was told I couldn’t. I said I thought CVS’s policy was to accept expired store coupons and the girl said no. This was in April and I didn’t feel like arguing or looking like a snot over $1. Unfortunately it just depends on the store you go to and how willing they are to work with you. It is true though that some cashier’s just don’t know. The 25% off coupons are a lot more difficult. If they are expired, our register will kick them out and if we override it we have to manually calculate the 25%. Not that hard to do except the percentage cannot be used on sale items so we have to find the total on a calculator without the sale items added in. Ridiculous.

    • Never_Speechless

      My local stores already had a 14 day policy for the past year. But I know of a store that is 30 miles from me that take any date./….even ones expired for 3 years. I used up all my old ECB this summer when I went there. Used tons of coupons that were a year old as well. I used to spend 3000- a year at CVS but this year I have spent less than 100-. I don’t even earn quarterly bucks anymore. That’s fine cause the coupons paid for all of it.

      • CaYaCoup

        Yeah, expect that store to be closed soon. LOL

    • http://savinsource.blogspot.com/ Suemh

      My stores used to take them if they expired in the same week, but they stopped that a couple of years ago. That’s mainly why I have all but stopped shopping there. I am fully stocked on toiletries, so I don’t really need anything, and have let several ECBs expire. When they expire, I feel like I am throwing my money away, and I can’t afford to do that.

      • Shannon

        You can call I-800-SHOP-CVS and have them reissue them if you still have them.

    • Marcus Driver

      My local store posted a sign stating that they would take no expired ECBs after October 7. I wish the stores would operate consistently so you know what to expect.

    • Connie Loves Cats

      I didn’t know they accepted ANY expired coupons so this is great to me, lol

    • Monica O

      My local stores have been doing the 2 wk grace period for a while now. There is 1 store w/a new manager that will not accept past the exp date. Needless to say, that’s not a location I shop much anymore. I did ask corporate and was advised the manager has the option to accept or decline CVS’s corporate coupon policy??? Sounds ridiculous to me…store mgr can override corporate’s printed policy. I agree with Mr.Marcus, this inconsistency can make for alot of unhappy customers that may start shopping elsewhere. Wonder how corporate would feel about that?? Hmmm….

    • BaseballMom

      I don’t understand why makes a big deal about a store not accepting expired coupons? This is one of the ONLY companies that had any stores (if you have a store that does) that will accept them 2 weeks expired! So does that mean you don’t shop anywhere because you can’t use an expired coupon? If you look at the actual coupon policy written out by CVS, it states they don’t accept expired coupon at all! Any store that gives ANY grace period with them is actually just doing you a favor, and doesn’t have to offer it at all!

    • HappySteph

      I went to CVS the other day with a $6 off $30 total purchase coupon loaded to my card. The system did not accept that coupon because I also had manufacturers coupons, which brought my total purchase under $30. The manager said the system calculates the total AFTER the manufacturer’s coupons. I thought that was so unfair.

    • Anna

      Where is this change posted?