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CVS Weekly Ad 3/7-3/13

on 3.5.2010 at 1:24am
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Here are the deals that start Sunday 3/7 at CVS. This is a huge Procter & Gamble week to go with the great P&G coupons coming in Sunday’s paper. I know you are used to focusing on free deals, but there are a few things this week that are some of the best prices for P&G products we’ve seen in a long time. So at least make sure you look at the non free stuff.shoppinglist1

To see the full weekly ad scan, go here.

If you are new to CVS read the CVSing Guide to figure out what everything means.

Extra Care Deals

  • $2.99 ECB wyb Nivea Lip Care $2.99 Limit 1 free
    B1G1 Nivea Lip Care Product, .17 oz or 0.35 oz, RP 2/07 (exp 3/07)
  • $4 ECB wyb Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush $4 Limit 2 free
    -.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage Toothbrush, PG 2/07, 2/21
  • $2 ECB wyb Stayfree Pads, Regular 24ct at $3.89 Limit 4
    B1G1 Stayfree Pads RP 1/03
    -$1 off Stayfree printable
  • **Deal Idea**
    Buy: (4) Stayfree Pads $3.89
    Use: (2) B1G1 Stayfree RP 1/3
    (2) -$1 off Stayfree printable
    Total Due: $5.78
    Get Back: $8 ECB, you make $1.22 profit!
    ************
  • $4 ECB wyb Gillette Fusion, Venus Embrace or Breeze Razor $8.99 Limit 1
    -$4 off Gillette Fusion Razor, PG 2/07 (makes it 99¢)
    Free Razor wyb Fusion Cartridge Pack PG 3/07
    -$2 off Venus Embrace or Spa Breeze System Razor, PG 2/07
    FREE Olay Body Wash wyb Venus Embrace or Venus Breeze Razor, PG 2/07
  • $5 ECB wyb (4) Kellogg’s Cereals, 8.7-15 oz, Pop tarts or Rice Krispies Treats 8 ct. $2.50 ea Limit 1
    Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops Cereal
    -$1.50/2 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Frosted Mini Wheats, All Bran, printable or printable
    -$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal, RP 2/07
    -$1/3 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts 8 ct, RP 2/07
    -$1/2 Kellogg’s All-Bran, Frosted Mini-Wheats and/or Raisin Bran – 11.4 oz + RP 3/07
    -$1/2 Kellogg’s Fruit Loops, Corn Pops and/or Apple Jacks cereal – 10 oz + RP 3/07
  • **Deal Idea**
    Buy: (4) Raisin Bran $2.50 ea
    Use: (2) -$1.50/2 Raisin Bran printable
    Total Due: $7
    Get Back: $5 ECB, makes it 50¢ ea
    ***********
  • $1 ECB wyb (2) True North or Stacy’s Chips $2.50 ea Limit 1
    $1 off True North Snacks, printable (buy 2, use 2 makes it $1 ea)
    -$1 off Stacy’s Chips printable (limit reached)
  • $1 ECB wyb Tide 2x Ultra, Total Care Liquid 20-32 loads or Powder 31 – 40 loads $5.97 Limit 1
    -.35/1 Tide Detergent, PG 2/07
    -$1 off Tide PG 3/07
    (makes it $3.97)
  • $1 ECB wyb Downy or Bounce Liquid 48-60 loads or sheets 120 ct $5.97 Limit 1
    -.25/1 off Downy, PG 2/21
    -.50/1 off Downy, PG 2/07, 3/07
    (makes it $4.47)
  • $1 ECB wyb (2) Cascade Gel or powder 45 oz $2.98 ea Limit 1
    -.75/1 off Cascade, PG Home Mailer
    -.25/1 Cascade PG 3/07
    (makes it $2.23)
  • $1 ECB wyb Bounty Basic 6 big rolls $5.97 Limit 1
    -$1 off Bounty 6-Roll Towels, PG 2/07, Save-a-Lot Home Mailer
    -.25/1 Bounty Towels PG 3/07
    -.50/1 Bounty Towels 6pk + Upromise eCoupon

    (makes it $4.47 after college savings)
  • $1 ECB wyb Charmin Basic 12 ct or Ultra 9 ct Bathroom Tissue $5.97 Limit 1
    -.50/1 off Charmin Basic Tissue, Save-a-Lot Home Mailer
    -$1 off Charmin Ultra, Save-a-Lot Home Mailer
    -$1/2 Charmin product, PG 2/07
    -.25/1 off Charmin product, PG 2/07
  • $1 ECB wyb Duracell AAA/AA-10pk, C/D-4pk or 9V-2pk $5.97 Limit 2
    -.50/1 off Duracell Copper Top PG 2/07
    (makes it $4.47)
  • $1 ECB wyb Clairol Nice N’ Easy Hair Color, root touch up Gray Solution $4.97 Limit 2
    -$1 off Clairol Nice N’ Easy Hair Color, PG 2/07
    -$1 off Clairol hair color PG 3/07
    -$5/2 Clairol hair color PG 3/07 (buy 2, makes it $1.97 ea)
  • $2 ECB wyb (2) Pantene or Gillette Hair Care $3.48 Limit 2
    -$1/2 Pantene Products, PG 2/21

    -$2/2 Pantene Products, PG 2/07

    -$1 off any Pantene Styler, PG 2/14, 3/07
    -$3/2 Pantene Products PG 3/07 (buy 2, makes it 98¢ ea)
    -$1 off Gillette Hair Care PG 3/07
  • $2 ECB wyb (5) Pepsi 8-pk, 12 oz Cans selected varieties $2 ea
  • $3 ECB wyb $10 Easter Candy Limit 2
    Gold Emblem Jelly Beans $2
    -$1/2 Gold Emblem Candy, printing on CVS receipts
    Jelly Belly, Gimbal’s, Starburst, Sweetarts, Jolly Rancher, Sour Patch or Gold Emblem, $2.50
    Easter Skittles or Starburst $2.50
    -$1/2 Starburst Jelly Beans, RP 3/07
    Dove Chocolates $3
    -$1 off Dove Chocolate 8.5-9.5 oz bags, RP 1/31
    Mighty Malts Speckled Eggs $1.50
    Mars Easter Chocolates $2.50
    -$1/3 M&Ms and Mars Easter Candy, RP 3/07
    Ferrero, Lindt Truffles, Raffaello or Ghiradelli Squares $3
    -$1 off Lindt Truffles, SS 1/24
  • $4 ECB wyb (2) Vaseline Sheer Infusion $6 ea Limit 1
    -$1.50 off Vaseline Sheer Infusion, printable (buy 2, use 2, makes it $2.50 ea)
  • $5 ECB wyb Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream with sunscreen 3.4 oz Limit 1
  • $1 ECB wyb Secret Flawless, Expressions, Fresh Effect 2.6 – 2.7 oz, Old Spice Ever Clear 2.6 oz or Gillette 2.6 -4 oz Deodorants $3.99 Limit 2
    -$1/2 Old Spice Deodorant, PG 2/21

    FREE Gillette Body Wash wyb Gillette Deodorant, PG 2/07, 3/07

    -$1 off Gillette Deodorant, PG 2/21
    -.50/1 Secret Deodorant PG 3/07
  • $5 ECB wyb (3) Axe Shampoo, Conditioner 12 oz Styler 2.64 oz Body Spray, 4 oz Shower Gel 12 oz or Detailer $5 Limit 1
  • $2 ECB wyb Pantene Expressions, Restoratives hair care or Head & Shoulders 13.5-14.2 oz $4.99 Limit 1
    -$1 off Pantene Restoratives or Expressions Product, RP 2/14
    -$1 off any Pantene Styler, PG 2/14, 3/07
    -$3/2 Pantene Products PG 3/07 (buy 2, makes it $2.49 ea)
  • $10 ECB wyb Crest Whitestrips 3D White Vivid 10 ct, 3D Professional 20 ct or Advanced Seal 14 ct Limit 1
    -$10 off Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal 14ct or 3D White Vivid Whitestrips 14ct, PG 2/07
    -$7 off Crest Whtie Strips PG 3/07
  • $1 ECB wyb Listerine Original, FreshBurst, Cool Mint, Citrus, Advanced 1.5 liter or Whitening Rinse 32 oz $5.99 Limit 1
    -$1 off Listerine Whitening Rinse, RP 1/03 or printable
    -.50/1 off Listerine Antiseptic, RP 1/03, RP 10/04/09
    -$1 off Listerine Antiseptic, RP 12/06 or RP 10/18/09
  • $3 ECB wyb Pampers Cruisers Diapers Big Box $22.99 Limit 1
    -$2 off Pampers Cruisers, PG 2/21
    (makes it $17.99)
    -$1.50 off Pampers Diapers or Pants, PG 2/07
  • $5 ECB wyb Clearblue Pregnancy Test 2 ct $12.99 Limit 1
    -$1 off Clearblue Pregnancy Test, PG 2/21, 3/07
    (makes it $6.99)
  • $5 ECB wyb Align Probiotic digestive care 28 ct $28.99 Limit 3
    -$5 off Align Probiotic, PG 2/07
    (makes it $18.99)
    -$7/2 Align products PG 3/07
    -$3 off
    Align product PG 3/07
  • $5 ECB wyb Dulcolax Balance 17.9 oz tablets, stool softener 100 ct or suppositories 16 ct $19.99 Limit 1
    -$3 off Dulcolax Balance, SS 12/13
    -$2 off Dulcolax Balance, SS 1/24
  • $2 ECB wyb Gas X or Benefiber Gas X 48-50 ct, Benefiber Chewables 100 ct powder 58-62 doses or stick packs 28 ct $9.99 Limit 5
    -$1 off Gas X product, SS 12/06, 2/07
  • $5 ECB wyb Prilosec OTC 42 ct $24.99 Limit 3
    -$3 off Prilosec OTC, PG 2/07
    -$7/2 Prilosec 42ct PG 2/07
  • $3 ECB wyb Bausch & Lomb Renu Multiplus Solution Twin pk 24 oz total or Alaway eye itch relief .34 oz $12.99 Limit 2
    -$1 off Renu Solution, SS 12/13/09 or printable
    -$4 off Alaway Drops printable
    (makes it $5.99)

Other Sales

Grocery

  • Edy’s Ice Cream 48oz $2.99
    -$1 off Edy’s Brand product SS 1/31 (makes it $1.99)
    -$2/2 Edy’s Slow Churned “Nestle School Days Made Simple” mailer
  • Nabisco Crackers 4-6oz $1 ea
    -$1 off Nabisco Crackers 6 oz+ SS 1/24 (makes it FREE)
  • Campbell’s Chunky or Select Harvest Soup $1.50
    -$1.50/3 Chunky Soups printable (makes it $1 ea)
    -.50/2 Campbell’ Healthy Request SS 2/07
  • Altoids Mints or Gum B1G1 $1.99

Household

  • Zhu Zhu Pets $7.99 Limit 2
  • Bounce Dryer Bar 1 ct, $3.99
    -$1.50 off Bounce Dryer bar PG 2/21
    -$1 off Bounce Dryer Bar PG 3/07
  • Tide Stain Release liquid 20 oz or Duo Pac 10 ct $3.99
    -$1 off Tide Stain Release PG 3/07 (makes it $2.99)
  • Dawn Detergent 9.5-10.3 oz 97¢
    -.25/1 Dawn Soap PG 3/07
    -.50/1 Dawn plus Hand Renewal PG 3/07
    -$1 off Dawn Hand Renewal “Home Made Simple” mailer (makes it FREE)

Personal Care

  • Always Pads or Liners 14-60ct $2.99
    -$1 off Always Pads or Liners PG 3/07 (makes it $1.99)
  • Degreee or Dove Clinical Protection Deodorant 40% off
    -$2 off Degree Clinical printable
    -$2 off Dove Deodorant printable
  • Almay Cosmetics B1G1
    -$2 off Almay Cosmetics, SS 2/07
  • Zicam Cold Remedy Spray, Chewables, or Rapid Melts $9.99
    -$1 off Zicam product, SS 10/25/09

Scenarios

  • Here is an idea of how to group items together to pay the least out of pocket.
  • Transaction #1
    Buy:
    (1) Oral B Cross Action $4
    (2) Nivea Lip Care $2.99
    Use:
    -.75/1 Oral B Cross Action PG 2/21
    B1G1 Nivea Lip Care RP 2/07
    -$5 ECB
    Total Due: $1.24
    Get Back: $6.99 ECB ($2.99, $4)
  • Transaction #2
    Buy:
    (4) Raisin Bran $2.50 ea
    Use:
    (2) -$1.50/2 Raisin Bran printable
    -$6.99 ECB
    Total Due: 1¢
    Get Back: $5 ECB
  • Transaction #3
    Buy:
    (1) Oral B Cross Action $4
    (2) Pantene Hair Products $3.48 ea
    -.75/1 Oral B Cross Action PG 2/21
    -$3/2 Pantene Products PG 3/07
    -$5 ECB
    Total Due: $3.21
    Get Back $6 ECB ($4, $2)
  • Transaction #4
    Buy:
    (1) Gillette Fusion $8.99
    (1) Tide Detergent $5.97
    Use
    -$4 off Gillette PG 2/07
    -$1 off Tide PG 2/07
    -$6 ECB
    Total Due: $3.96
    Get Back: $5 ECB ($4, $1)
  • Transaction #5
    Buy:
    (4) Stayfree Pads $3.89
    Use:
    (2) B1G1 Stayfree RP 1/3
    (2) -$1 off Stayfree printable
    -$5 ECB
    Total Due: 78¢
    Get Back: $8 ECB

After getting this you will have $29.97 towards the $50 P&G coupon booklet rebate all for $8.41!!

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    • Debbie33

      If you don't have the stayfree pads b1g1 coupons…I wasn't couponing then…where can you get some?

      • TK

        You might want to try thecouponclippers.com. I have used them in the past and they are pretty fast.

      • Jen

        I have some if you want to do a trade

        • Debbie33

          I went ahead and ordered some on copondede. I didn't want to miss this sale. I went ahead and got some other coupons that I wanted too. Ha! Thanks for the offer though.

        • georgiamom

          If u still want to trade the Stayfree coupom t let me know.

          I am not able to use my Publix or Target qs where I live to anyone interested.

          • HH

            At what point during a transaction at CVS should I present a manufacturer's coupon?

            • lucy2778

              At any time, usually in the end.

    • Suemh

      You could try one of the online coupon brokers such as coupondede(dot)com or thecouponmaster(dot)com.

    • mary

      For ECB… if it says “limit 1” does that mean I can buy one per transaction (to get the ECB's) or does that mean I can only do the deal one time during the week? For example, could I go into CVS everyday and purchase the Gillette Fusion Razors and get $4 ECB back every time? Or will it only give me ECB the very first time? TIA!

      • Debbie33

        1 per week

      • The limits are per card. So if it's limit one, then you can only get one per CVS card. It's not like Walgreens where you can get as many as you want (as long as they're in separate transactions).

      • Becky

        If you frequently find that you want to purchase more than the allowed number per card, you can get a second card in your husband's name for those situations. That's what I did, because sometimes I need two of something that has a limit of 1 per card.

        • guest

          Just be aware that some stores are not particularly friendly about customers wanting to have more than 1 card. Some are nice and don't mind, but others will publicly humiliate you for trying to get more than the limit stated in the ad. Just fair warning.

          • Shauna

            I really appreciate them making the card limit 1 per household. This way there is more of a chance for everyone to get a good deal.

        • Jess

          I believe the cards are supposed to be one per household/address, FYI.

          • guest

            Actually there is no written limit anywhere on how many cards you may have per household – not on the application and not on the website – there is only a limit on the *deals* per household (in the ads and of course on the sale tags at the store). If you call CS and ask, they will generally say that they *recommend* only 1 card per household, but that each person in the household may have their own. The writte limit on *deals* per household gives the store the authority to limit purchases to ensure product availability for other customers, however not all stores choose to enforce the limits. Depends on the store and how badly they want/need to make extra sales.

            • crystalbrothers

              If you are honoring the number of “deals” per household then what is the point of having 2 cards?

            • guest

              Some people will get a different card in the hopes that it will generate better coupons from the register and scanner (sometimes people think they've found a 'lucky' card that gets $/$$ coupons when their regular one never did). Some prefer for each person in the household to have their own card for whatever reason.

            • CassieThad

              crystalbrothers, I think you have the wrong concept of the cvsing, I am a CVS/Caremark employee so I will explain how things are and the LEGAL way of doing things, a husband and a wife may both have a CVS card, even if there is an adult child or mother or father living with you. The one deal per household is to let members know that they will only be receiving 1 ECB deal on that card, the manufactors are the ones giving the deals just thru CVS. Now if you make up names and get cards that is cheating…. But every member of you family as long as an adult can have a CVS card. Maybe you should get the facts before blowing everyone out of the water that is just trying like you to save money to make it in this economy.

            • crystalbrothers

              If this is the case, then it seems as if the wordage on the CVS ads would be changed to reflect that. There are many coupons/deals that state “1 per person” or “1 per purchase” etc. The CVS extra care bucks deals specifically state “1 per HOUSEHOLD with card” and not “1 per person with card,” like you are saying is the case.

              Again, I have made myself as knowledgeable as possible. If I find that I am incorrect then I can join others in getting a second card for our household in my husband's name. But, the CVS ads don't state per person, they state per household.

            • TCP97

              Working for the company I do know the policy so you can do what you like but please do not be so opionated on this site that is not what it is for, the comments are to be a help to others not bring them down. I normally would not even have responded to any of the comments but is seems all of yours are this way just a suggestion of course. This is a happy site people are just looking for the deals. Hope you have a Blessed day.

            • crystalbrothers

              I honestly wasn't trying to tear anyone down and I do apologize that it came across that way. If you could just try to put yourself in my shoes. In the CVS ad it says “per household” and people are talking about getting cards in other people's names so they can still get the deal multiple times. It seemed to be a deceptive way of doing it, based on what my CVS ad said. Thank you for clarifying that. Again I am very sorry if I seemed to be tearing honest people down that is the last thing I intended to do.

              Your first response to me was very rude and sarcastic. I responded with “thank you for your .” Again, I apologize for making myself unwelcome at your site and if there is anything else besides my aforementioned thanks for the clarification and the current apology, please let me know because I am currently at a loss. I feel like I have been met with nothing but animosity here so for me I appreciate greatly the deals that Jenny puts together but the comments are certainly not a happy site for me because of you and another person and I do apologize if I have made it that way for others as well.

            • family5

              If this is what you do with your day you really need to get a life.

            • RebeccaFer

              I have noticed a trend with comments on SS where they have gotten very snarky and downright rude and at even hurtful. I applaud your help and insight into what can be a hot button topic. I will admit there are times I feel almost scared to voice my opinion on here lately because I'm waiting to have my head chopped off by some posters. I love Jenny’s help and SS as the generous resource it is. I wish others would just breath deeply and think before they type. I think 99% of the people here are willing to help and I'm always glad to see that. It makes life much easier to know there is a community where others are willing to help people in the same financial boat they are in to stay afloat.

              Crystal, I know this thread didn't go quite so nicely but I think the comment that you made back a few days was what TCP97 was talking about. You said, “Yeah, there is 1 card per HOUSEHOLD, not per person. So, if you got 2 then you ARE cheating. I'm all about getting a good deal, but not at the expense of honesty/integrity.” I'm saying this very nicely and I’m not trying to be hurtful but may be you don't realize that putting words in all caps is considered shouting. Also, saying that someone is being dishonest and has no integrity is not very nice either. I saw several posts back that someone slammed you as well and I felt they were out of line for jumping all over you. That wasn’t right of them and I was sorry to see it happen to you.

              Please know Crystal, that you are not the main person I am writing about and it was just in reading this thread that I finally felt compelled to put in my two cents. I have been holding this back for a long time. There are random comments from more and more that just feel out of line and I don’t think any are from bad people. I think we all just need to re-read what we post before we put it down for others to read. I know that if we were in a room, it would be much easier to convey our thoughts and to have a discussion that didn’t get misunderstood so quickly. Unfortunately words can be taken different ways when people read them and the internet is all about what we type without any of the helpful inflections of our voices which soften what otherwise might sound harsh.

              Please, realize that I'm actually extremely nervous to write what I feel because I think someone is going to trash me for saying it. I'm not trying to be on a high horse or a soap box but I have been feeling this way for a couple of months now. I've even written to Jenny about it as well in hopes that we can just help our fellow couponers by trying to share info a gentle manner and discuss things without innuendos or name calling.

              If I receive any angry negative responses to this, I can honestly say I will stop reading the comments and only concentrate on all the wonderful help Jenny has so generously given to me over the last five months since I started couponing. I always strive to be helpful but I will sadly feel compelled to stop trying to help others because of the bitterness of some. I have way too many sad things happening outside of this computer to be caught up in silliness that only drains me more. Thank you so much to those who read such a long post. I apologize for going on and on. I just hope I said something that was helpful to some and not hurtful to anyone. God Bless you all and may you all live peacefully and find deals that make you happy!

            • Jennifer

              For those people who have multiple people in their house, they may have more then one card per 'household'. For instance, those who share a place may have 4 different people living in a four bedroom house. So hence they may each have a card.

              I personally have talked to the local manager about this and there is NOT a rule about only one card per house.

              I wish people would stop getting on their high horses and just share thoughts instead of insults! It's quite rude to be honest.

        • crystalbrothers

          Yeah, there is 1 card per HOUSEHOLD, not per person. So, if you got 2 then you ARE cheating. I'm all about getting a good deal, but not at the expense of honesty/integrity.

        • Annamarie

          We don't have a second card in our house but sometimes my mother in law will give me her card to go back and use if its a deal she doesn't want to snag for herself. My mom has done the same.

      • Rob

        For deals that generate ECBs you will only get ECBs up to the limit. Remember that ECBs are usually granted on items at their HIGHEST price. So while you would still get the same price, there is absolutely no advantage to buy more than the limit.

        • jennifr1966

          Yeah, except that yesterday I went to buy Softsoap Body Wash for myself, and my daughter wanted one for her, too. So, I gave her the money and let her buy one. I only had one “$1 off” coupon, so I kept that with me. When I went to buy mine, I found out that it was Limit 1, so my daughter got some nice soap; I did not.
          Oh well, read the fine print, I guess!

          • jennifr1966

            You know, actually, CVS is so deal-friendly all-in-all, maybe we should be thankful that they give us that deal at all. Or see if a friend will let us use their deal, just like swapping coupons. Yesterday my BOGOF Purex Sheets was expiring, Wags had them @ 2/$9, but NO ONE had them in our town.
            Also, I know people who will buy things they don't want/need because they can get it super cheap and actually make a profit, getting a better “x off your next visit” type coupon, so then someone who needed that product can't buy it. Am I wrong to feel “bugged” about this? I'd really like to know someone's opinion on this. My one exception is rain checks, because you can come back when they're fully-stocked.

            • diane

              I think the deals are there for anyone. I do sometimes buy things I don't need if they are very cheap or if I can make a profit. I generally donate them to a family violence council – a place for abused wives and children. Their location is a secret, so they come to me to pick up the items. Otherwise, I give them to friends who can use them. If the deal is there and I'm not cheating, I think I am as entitled to the deal as someone who wants it for themselves.

            • crystalbrothers

              I get deals that are free/moneymakers and if I can't use them I pass them on to someone who can. I don't necessarily need toothbrushes right now, but I can use the $1.50 money maker with buying them in conjunction w/ coupons and then pass the toothbrushes on to someone else who may need them, or save them until we do need them.

              However, it DOES bug me when people do that for the purpose of selling the items to make a profit. But, that's just my personal thing I guess.

            • jennifr1966

              Yes, that's what I'm talking about. Looking back over it, I'm not sure I explained that right. This guy bought something for free, got an extra free deal off of it, then sold it on Ebay for like 3/4 the retail price. Maybe that's the way business is supposed to be, but to me it seemed unfair. Maybe I'm wrong, because you have to find ways to make a profit, but I guess I didn't like the way he was doing it.

            • Mysterious_Mentalist

              On a positive side, there was someone like you who was able to find it on ebay and of lower cost to that individual who was otherwise not able to buy with full price. Instead of “bombing” the other guy, just think what you can and should do for yourself. If you dont like it, inseatd of complaining abput others then pay with full price when they are available in plenty-I am sure the retailers and manyf would love you for that and if you care about them

            • SOWHAT

              What people do with the items after they purchase them is none of anybody's business. No one would get their panties in a bunch if the guy was paying full retail for the product. Just a personal thing for me not to worry about others

            • Mysterious_Mentalist

              Exactly my motto. Mind your own business and not be poking into others', let alone “bombing” others what you dont like in them.

            • crystalbrothers

              I think it's funny that my disliking what they do with it is wrong, but your “bombing” me and others for having that opinion is okay.

              And when people are cheating the system to do it, I do consider it my business because it does directly affect me in some cases. Maybe this is something that you ladies do and that's why you don't think I should disagree with it. At any rate, you have your opinion and I have mine.

              I was just sharing that opinion and not trying to get flamed. I really appreciate this site because it's one of the few that focuses on stores that I actually have in my area (like Kroger).

            • Mysterious_Mentalist

              There is no stealing-No one was stealing. The story was about someone who made the full of a deal he/she could get at the store. There is nothing wrong with it. It is like you are blaming the shopper for buying an item that is available at store to be purchased in the first place.

              I notice with interest that you yourself actually bought something to make a “profit” on shopping. The way you portrayed your view on others making a good on their deal, directly contrasts to what you are actually doing yourself. Bottomline, this is not a “thieves den.” Deal making is smart shopping that benefits all three parties-customers, retailers, and manufacturers.

              If you still dont like people buying items at stores, then volunteer yourself at retailers around you and protest the shoppers for buying “too many” items. Then post here and let us know how appreciative the retailers and manufaturers are to you.

              (my posts are for educational purposes only based on facts not opinions-so no argument about it; not a fodder for ceaseless arguments)

            • crystalbrothers

              Again, it bothers me that people cheat the system (having more than one card per household or bending the rules to be able to have extra cards and such) and get things for free that they then sell for full retail or close to it. And it BOTHERS you that it bothers me. It's just one of those things. You have your opinions and I have mine.

              And, for the record, I never used the word stealing. But when you break the rules that you know are in place, I do consider it cheating. And, you may not. Again, we can both have our own opinions.

            • crystalbrothers

              Also, I just want to say that in starting this conversation, all I said was that it “bugs me” when people go out of their way to get things for free only to sell them. I personally choose to donate them, but to each their own. I really don't know why you are taking such issue with the fact that it bugs me for people to do this.

            • crystalbrothers

              I see that your comment keeps changing, so I'm done with this “conversation.” My replies are to a comment that you made, but then you keep changing it based on what I write (I have the original one in my email inbox since it was sent to me). So, I'm done. The bottom line for me is that you have your opinion and I Have mine.

            • brendak27

              I agree with you. I may not need a idem but I know alot of people that are out of work and I can bless a family with diapers. that is a blessing they might realy need. we have all had hard times.

          • crystalbrothers

            Make her get her own card next time :-)

    • jprince

      Can I use my $2 off Venus Embrace with my Buy a Venus Embrace get a FREE Olay Body Wash?

      • carolinesurfs

        Yes!

        • jennifr1966

          When you go to use both coupons, is there something you say? What if the cashier says, “You already have a coupon for this product?” Is there a good response, without sounding mean? (I get embarrassed *too* easily!)

          • Mamaberry

            Most of them are pretty well informed at CVS. But, if you have to explain (or you are questioned) just remind them that the $2 Embrace goes for the razor itself. The Free Olay Wash applies to the body wash. CVS coupon policy is one coupon per item, so they will honor it – usually ;) hth

          • Mysterious_Mentalist

            You say nothing. This is your consumer legal right. Be proud of educating them if they raise such objection. And here is the lesson => You are buying two items and using two Qs. One Q is for the Olay BW that happens to pay full price by your “sugar daddy”; the retailer is not giving it to you for free-they are getting their money from the manuf-the sugar daddy. This particular Q. states a condition when you buy the venus razor. You are BUYING the razor not picking and taking it with you. So the B1 Razor and G1 Bw Q condition has been met. That coupon is now valued at full asking price of the BW-nothing less, nothing more.

            So, now that the BW has been PAID (not free giveaway), you are left with a purchase of the razor with due amount $XX. So, your other Q. $2 off on the razor purchase kicks in. You are still purchasing the razor too. This time you are paying the partial amount of $2 with a Q. (just as you might have with a personal check). So $2 on the razor Q. must be applied to the asking price of the razor and then all is just “cash or credit.”

            This is legit and this is how it works universally. There is no if or but.

          • lucy2778

            I know what you mean, I get embarassed easily too, and usually do not fight with them. Remember that using coupons is not embarassing. You probably wouldn't stop by CVS if you didn't have those coupons, so you are bringing them business. Plus, remember that they are getting reimbursed for these coupons from the manufacturer. Also, cashiers are usually well informed about coupons, so you should be fine.

      • Logibearsmommy

        Yes! And put that towards the 15.00 mir from Olay!

      • sherry30643

        My CVS also let me use the $1 Q for the Olay Body Wash in addition to the $2 Q and free body wash Q! I was super excited!

        • lucy2778

          Wow, I never thought they would do it.

      • lucy2778

        Yep!

    • Christine

      There are -$2 coupons on the cross action tooth brushes floating around. I found a few at my dentists office a couple months ago.

      • texassaver

        I found one -$2 on top of my fridge last night, and I believe you're right in that it came from my dentist. So, that should be 2 toothbrushes for $6 + 8 ECB's!

        • sdred85

          If you buy one toothbrush, and use the B1G1 from this Sunday's add, would you get $8 in ECB, or just $4? Also, could you use that coupon and the $-.75 as well? Thanks!

          • texassaver

            OK… I went to CVS today and got 2 of the oral B toothbrushes @ 4$ each with 4ECB each in return.  Used 1 -2$ off and 1 -.75$.  Paid 5.25 oop and rec'd 8 ECB.  2.75 profit!  Thanks for the heads up!

          • Mysterious_Mentalist

            You would get $8 ECB. CVS is not giving away the brush for free. You are paying for it in the form of Q. You can certainly use $.75 alongwith the B1G1.

    • valeriejcm

      Wow! Can I just say… Wow! Thank you so much for putting this together, especially the deal scenerios! After making my list and checking it twice (or 3, or 4 times!) and matching up my coupons, my head is already swimming and I can never figure out how to put in all together, so thanks, really!

    • Christy

      Thank you! I could never figure this out on my own!! :)

      • jennifr1966

        You aren't kidding! This is the only site I know that tries to really help hand-hold us through this process. I never would have figured so much out without this site!

    • dianeinalabama

      Can someone tell me if there is a meaning to the color coding when talking about the deals? There's the regular black, red, and green. Thankks

      • emilyinalabama

        not really, I think its just to help the text stand out. Black is the item thats on sale, red is the coupons that match up and green is just an alert that th1eres a limit on them ;) HTH!

      • MargaretJane

        The black refers to the product that is on sale in CVS' ad this week. The Red below the black refers to the coupons that match up with that specific deal.

        For example: Jenny lists the Oral-B toothbrush on sale for $4 in black. This is the advertised sale price in the CVS ad. Underneath that, she lists the .75 coupon that you can apply at checkout for this item in red. She also notes the word “free” in red because after you receive your $4 ECB back on your receipt, this item is free!!

        The green refers to the “limits” put on each item. The Oral-B toothbrush deal shows “limit 2.” This means that for this week's sales, you can only purchase this item AND get ECB back 2 times. You can purchase as many as you want (5, for example), but you will only get $4 ECB back on your first 2 since it states “limit 2” in the ad.

        • Diane

          Thank you so much!

          • gingerinCA

            And if a coupon is listed in blue, that's a store coupon, as opposed to a mfr coupon.

    • Amy

      Does anyone have a zipcode for the $1.50/2 Kellogg's cereal coupon?

      • lisa

        try 28806, worked for me! :)

        • WynetteC

          I can't find it and I have a feeling the limit on this one was probably reached and that's why.

          • crystalbrothers

            I printed this yesterday from the link here at the southernsavers site. So I don't think the print limit was reached although it could have been by now.

            • WynetteC

              Sorry about the confusion, I was referring to the zip code search on coupons.com. I could not locate the coupon from that location. And yes, the coupon from Southern Savers site (powered by Red Plum) did work but for only one of my computers.

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        When I click on the link, it takes me to the page within this site and the coupon is right there in the right upper most grid. I entered no zipcode-It is still there at this moment on my screen

    • Carrie

      I can't find the Nivea B1G1 coupon in the RP 2/07. Anyone else having this problem? I thought there was a another Nivea coupon but I don't remember what date it came out on. Anyone else know? Thanks. Also, does anyone know of a website that has a master coupon list of all current coupons and which flyers they are in?

      • kel

        Hey Carrie –

        When I can't find them I go to thecouponclippers(dot)com and search “nivea” or whatever coupon. Hover your mouse over the paw print (you'll see what I mean when you get there!) and it'll show you where the coupons came from. Also: It wasn't in my 2/7 RP so it much have been regional. Good luck!

        • Carrie

          Thanks for the info!!

        • Carrie

          I forgot to say that I've already checked out the coupon clippers and have set up an account. I'm sure that's a site I'll visit frequently. Thanks again for taking the time to respond and letting me know about it.

      • Logibearsmommy

        Many people did not get this coupon, it was regional :(

        • Carrie

          Thanks for responding. I wonder what region gets the most high-valued coupons. Each time something is regional, it seems both the Jacksonville Times Union or the St. Augustine paper either doesn't get it or has the lower valued coupon. That, plus not being able to have coupons doubled like other states, now I'm seeing why I can't get $200 worth of groceries for $20 or less like I've seen other women do. Even without the other benefits, it's still nice to even have these sites to help me bring the grocery bill down as much as possible. Now, if only I'll stop buying unnecessary things just because I can get them super cheap!

          • Logibearsmommy

            I live in Chattanooga and we don't get a very good selection either! Atlanta seems to be the best place for coupons around here but unfortunately they don't sell their paper here anymore :( Too bad because they seem to get all of the good ones!!

          • nfg

            “now I'm seeing why I can't get $200 worth of groceries for $20 or less like I've seen other women” don't forget that there are also men who do couponing!

            • jennifr1966

              Oh my, I didn't catch that like you did, njg. Thanks for reminding all of us!
              But as for the “cheap” groceries, I do wish it were more possible. The one thing I've ready from a coupon professional is that she does BUY coupons. It can be worth it when you're stock-piling.

          • amanda5377

            Carrie, I live in SC and did not get the coupon either in our paper here but my Mom who lives in PA sends me her coupons weekly and this coupon was in her paper. I get very excited when I get my weekly letter with coupons from her because all the good coupons are in it.

            • Cole05

              I never thought of doing that, getting someone who lives far off to do that. My grandmother lives in FL. I'll give that some thought.

      • Barb

        I didn't get one of those either.

      • MargaretJane

        I found a $1.00 off any NIVEA product coupon…not sure what date it's from but it is definitely after 1/24 (that's when I started collecting coupons). The coupon is valid for a product between 2-16.9 oz….not sure if the lip gloss is 2 oz or not? If it is, then you can probably use this one if you have it. I don't live in a large regional area either so maybe you do!

        • deniseCLT

          it was in the same coupon insert as the B1G1 Nivea Lip Product. RP 2/07 I think. and yes, you can use it for the lip balm, i did this deal a few weeks ago. i got the coupons from the charlotte observer.

        • guest

          The Nivea lip products are much smaller than the size restriction on the $1.00 coupon – they are under 1 oz.

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        It was regional. Same item was for sale couple of weeks ago and many, especially in wider south did not get it. I used couple last time and still have 2-4, but they expire 3/7 this Sunday-So no worries! Forget it for now. It seems that coupons cycle between the regions. You might get it coming next time (probably soon), while we probably wont.

      • jennifr1966

        I do remember a coupon, because I used it. Man, I hope I have another one! What a deal! (Warning: Nivea Lip Care is basically Vaseline, tho, but with the deal, it's WAY worth it!)

      • RV

        I used mine a while back, maybe you did to there was a deal in Feb.

      • irisfaith

        I can't imagine how this could help, BUT my stepdad sends me coupon inserts from Kansas City area papers. That's how I got my 2 Nivea coupons. I just found them tonight and got stupid excited!
        Know anyone near KC?

    • Logibearsmommy

      I don't see the Stayfree on sale or with ECB's in my CVS ad, am I looking in the wrong place?

      • rydergal

        Stayfree is a monthly deal that's not in the weekly ad. There should be a shelf tag at your store.

        • Logibearsmommy

          Thanks! I hadn't noticed this one! I wonder if it is all stores or just regional? I'll go look later this afternoon to see! Thanks again!

        • hittingtheslopes

          I tried the Stayfree deal…no tag on the shelf but I was careful to get the correct one (right quantity)- no ECB's….the cashier recommended I call CVS on Monday. ;-(.

          • Kristi

            I went this morning and my ECBs didn't print either. The cashier called the manager over and he printed my $8 right then. Your cashier should have called the manager.

            • Kelley

              I went today and same thing…no ECB printed.

        • kelly1369

          It didn't work at my store :(

        • bonnie

          No ECBs here or shelf tag. I called Customer Service and they are going to look into. They said if I “qualify” then my ECBs should print on Saturday. They were asking for the UPC code and if it ended in 800??? (Not sure the exact number). I bought the 32 ct “bonus” package since there were no regular 24 ct sizes. To me, this is a 24 ct since it was written like this on the box. I wonder if they don't have all their stuff together on this deal?

      • jess

        this is for the week of 3/7 u dont have this ad yet…

        • Logibearsmommy

          I do already have this ad. I get them usually on Thursdays from my local store, which I have became friends with!!

      • WynetteC

        It worked for me tonight at my store. And it is indeed an ECB money maker! :)

    • downs1418

      For the Free Olay Body Wash with the Gillette razor, is the particular body wash that you have to buy from Olay?

      • Mom2teenagers

        There is no particular one listed although the olay ribbons wash is pictured. There is no “up to value of ___” shown either so go for the good one like total effects or something. I did this last week at Wags. I love it when coupons are for free products with no value limit listed. I bought the Olay ProX cleanser at CVS 2 last week when it was on sale with ECB's and used the coupons for free Olay lotion and free Secret deodorant when you buy Pro X product. I got the biggest Olay lotion and the Secret Clinical Strength

        • colagirl

          I agree. I had a free Olay lotion when you buy a Regenerist product a few weeks ago. There was no size or price limitation on the coupon. The only bottle left in my CVS was the HUGE Olay Quench. At first, the register wouldn't allow it becuase it said it was over the limit. When I pointed out there was no limit mentioned in the coupon, the cashier overrode the computer and let me have it. I couldn't believe it.

          • Mom2teenagers

            I got the huge Olay Quench for my freebie too!
            Here's the deal I did with the ProX cleanser last week:
            (1) Pro X cleanser 19.99 w/ ECB offer
            used $10 Vocal Point Pro X q
            used $5/$20 CVS q that I got when I scanned my card
            used free Olay lotion when you buy Pro X product (lotion was $10)
            I only paid $5 plus tax for all of this got the $5 in ECB making everything almost free.
            I did this again using my husband's CVS card except I used the free deodorant q when you buy ProX product and got the Clinical Strength which was $10.99 in value.
            I then submitted my receipts for the $15 Olay MIR.

            • jennifr1966

              Can you PLEASE tell me how people are getting the $5/25 (or whatever)? I have no idea, and it's driving me crazy!

        • jennifr1966

          Oh goodness, that reminds me of a confusing coupon we dealt with – had Mylanta and a few others. It said “Up to $4 Off” when you bought 3 out of 4 products listed. They could not be the same product. My husband did buy 2 TYPES of Mylanta, and the cashier counted it, but not until involving the manager and a few others to figure out the “up to” part. I said, “Well, what if someone had a close-out at 97 cents each? Then they don't want to give you $1 off of 97 cents.” It finally worked.

    • quidquidquidquid

      Yay! I have gotten so addicted to that Nivea lip balm after all the Nivea sales recently!

    • ereka

      can I use these two coupons together?
      -$2/2 Pantene Products, PG 2/07
      -$3/2 Pantene Products, PG 3/07

      • sarah

        If you are buying 4 Pantene Products, you can, but if you are buying two, you can't. You can't stack manufacturers coupons.

        • mommy1sc

          what is the difference between stacking and piggybacking

          • jennifr1966

            I don't know the term “piggy-backing.” Would that be, like, the BOGOF coupon mixed with a $2 Off coupon? I think because one isn't a price thing, but I'm honestly not sure. I'm too intimidated to give the cashier the BOGOF along with the $2 off coupon, tho my husband did it one, and it worked.

      • MargaretJane

        Unfortunately, no….You would have to purchase 4 Pantene products to use those coupons. Only 1 manufacturer's coupon can be used per item. If you tried to buy 2 Pantene products and use both coupons, only one coupon would ring up at checkout (both coupons apply to 2 products each, not just one). Go for the $3/2!

      • Brooke

        Only if you buy 4 products

    • Kate

      I must not have labeled the RP from 1/3. Can someone please tell me what the cover looks like so I can find the stayfree b1g1 coupon. Thanks!

      • guest

        It has a different cover in different areas…

      • Kelley

        Mine has 70% off JCPenny glasses on the front, gold with red letters.

      • Shauna

        I don't know if this will help but each insert has the date on its spine. It is in very small writing and will say something like “Advertising Supplement To Atlanta Journal Constitution 01/03/10”

        My cover has a huge picture of a Loreal model's face and it says $13 in savings. – this is the one that came in the AJC. What area are you in? Perhaps someone in your area can share what the cover looks like.

    • cherietheridge

      I went to CVS on Lee Hwy in Chattanooga yesterday and the lady (I think the manager) told me that I can't use a $4 of $20 coupon (printed from coupon machine) until AFTER manufacturers coupons. I have been going there for about a year and this is the first time that has ever happened to me. I politely asked if something had changed and she said no that was how it's supposed to be since you are not actually paying the amount of the coupon. Is there a written coupon policy for CVS that addresses this or is this a common issue happening at CVS now? Thanks.

      • tracy99

        I just went this morning in the St. Augustine/Jacksonville FL area and had no problem. In fact, I specifically asked the cashier to use my $4 off $20 1st and she was fine with it. Same with a $5 off $25.

      • aolss

        I'm in Kentucky but used mine this week with no problem. I just give them that coupon on the top of the stack.

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        This is absolutely incorrect. This is universal fact and has been for ages. $4 on $20+ purchase is basically a store discount for thanking you to spending high amount. Manuf. Qs have cash value when used. That means is simple, instead of paying in green currency, your “sugar daddy” is jumping in and paying partially for the product in shape of Qs that the reatilers will cash. That means it is no different from if you were payinb by check-the retailer is still getting all its money. The employee needs to be educated; if she is one of those close-minded refusing to learn, then call CVS cust. svce immediately. You will be doing a good service to CVS for helping educate their employees. When something is so logical and legit like this, I never budge and refuse to cave in what they have to say. I have educated many employees including managers from time to time. Most employees do not have a concept of smart shopping-They only know “cash or credit.” Moreover, such kinds of refusals can be challenged legally under consumer protection laws.

        • jennifr1966

          You know what? You're right. HERE's what to do: GO to their website and send them an email of what happened. Ask them, nicely, for clarification on WHEN you can use that deal. When they send you your confirmation, PRINT it out. Next time she tries to CHEAT you, give them the email!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • jennifr1966

        It was someone different than you're used to dealing with, right? Try to stick with the same NICE ones whenever possible, even if that means letting someone else take your place in lin! Some people are harder to deal with and are ignorant on their own store policies, managers included! Hey, I had a manager once at Claire's boutique try to cheat me once. Something was “75% off” of $10. She tried to charge me $3.75. I could not convince her differently.

    • Lynne

      Does anyone know why I wouln't be getting any of the $4 off $20 or $3 off $15 q's in my emails? I registered my card with CVS and get their emails constantly, but I have never received any store q's…it's all for online ordering. Any thoughts??

      • Lori

        I haven’t been getting them lately either and it makes me upset! I called and they said it has to do with what you buy. Well, I buy from them every week and I still haven’t gotten any in a few months. I use to get a 5 off 25 every week. Check out iheartcvs.com She posts links to coupons and I used a 3 off 15 last week. Hope this helps!

        • Just to chime in here, the coupons that are sent via email are only meant for the person intended and CVS frowns heavily on asking the cashier to push one through.

      • Nica

        I have to request the coupon with a button marked “in-store coupon” that launches bmy browser, takes me to their site, and allows me to print it out. Do your e-mails not give that option? If so, I would probably contact them and ask about it.

        • Kelley

          I do not have that button on ANY of my emails and I have NEVER gotten a coupon. =(

      • I finally registered my card and waited for what seemed like an eternity for those wonderful coupons to arrive… and waited.. and waited… I asked the mgr. and he said it would take at least 6 weeks to process. Well I knew by then it had been well over that, so I sent an email to CVS and they replied that they didn't know why I wasn't getting them. But mysteriously that same week, my first one arrived!!

      • Natalie559

        I had registered for the extra care promotions on their web site- BUT- after I logged out, then back in, it had changed my answer to no (which is the default answer) when it should have been yes. I contacted CVS on email and they changed it for me on their end. maybe others are having this same problem???

    • swan4gore

      Are there any $/$$ Qs available for this week or next? I haven't seen one in a while for CVS – my local doesn't match any other store Qs.

      Thanks!

    • MomOf4Blessings

      Jenny, I believe the profit on the Stayfree deal would be $2.22 instead of $1.22.

      Thank you!

      • Cheryl

        New to CVS and have a question, I plan on purchasing x2 of the toothbrushes, if I buy the x2 limit in one transaction will I get back x2 $4 ECB? Thanks in advance:)

        • MomOf4Blessings

          Yes, you will get back $8 ECB if you buy both toothbrushes in the same transaction. If you want two $4 ECBs, you could buy the toothbrushes in separate transactions.

        • Debbie33

          You will get a ECB of $8 it will not be two $4 ones it will one $8.

        • uknowme

          They have a B1G1 coupon in todays P&G insert for the toothbrushes, and you can use either the $1.00 off one or the 75 Cents off one, so you can get both of them for $3.25 to $3.50 after coupons, and you will get back $8.00 in ECB dollars.

          • guest

            Actually the b1g1 coupon in today's inserts does not list the same toothbrush that's on sale, and it does not appear that the manufacturer intended the coupon to be used on that particular toothbrush.

    • sheila

      Does anyone know if the new Sunday deals start at midnight (sun.am) at the 24-hour CVSs–or at 8:00am when all stores open?

      • Each store is different. Some say they start midweek, others on Sat. evening and mine insists it is not until opening on t he day of the sale, although I have yet to try it out for myself.

        • jennifr1966

          One night I was at Bi-Lo grocery store way late – almost midnight. My beautiful manager actually let me get the best deal, whether it was for the past week or the week that was changing!
          Honestly, tho, that isn't so much a corporate decision as a local

    • Kathee

      How do I get the Home Made Simple mailer?

      • go to homemadesimple(dot)com and find the link for Refresh Your Nest. It has the link for the coupon booklet. Watch the bogs for other links, as you can usually get it several times a year.

    • nfg

      If I were to buy one toothbrush I know I will get $4 ECB. Can I take that $4 ecb and buy another toothbrush with it and still recieve another ECB since the limit is 2? Thanks!

      • 8tina

        Yes, that would work just fine!!

    • renee06

      kroger recently sent a coupon in the mail for $2/1 Gillette Razors or Cartridges. It says manufacturer coupon, but has a small kroger logo at the bottom. can i use this at CVS or only at kroger? the q code starts 47400… if this helps?

      thanks!

      • kelli

        unless your store takes manufacture's coupons, you'll probably have a hard time getting them to accept it.

      • brooke_b

        As long as it says manufacturer coupon they will take it! I have used coupons like that all the time with different store logos on it and had no problems.

        • jennifr1966

          That's a deceitful way to get you to use it only at Kroger. It's a manufacturer's coupon so it should be taken, anyway. Depends on whether the cashier knows, tho.
          If you run into this, tell them, “This is not a store coupon; it is a manufacturer's coupon simply with the store's ad on it.”

    • renee06

      I forgot to mention in my last post. CVS had this re-usable bag “tag” that gives you $1 ECB everytime you make a purchase and scan it. The tag only cost $0.99 so it more than pays for itself if you buy at CVS regularly. The only catch is you have to use a re-usable bag when you shop… you can buy them there for $0.99 — or just use one that you already have at home (target sometimes gives these out for free). This might be old news to many people and may have been mentioned awhile back, but I'm kinda new to CVS and thought that there might be a few others that aren't aware of this program. : )

      • Erin

        You get an ECB ever *fourth* time the bag tag is scanned–not every time.

        • renee06

          i meant to 4th…thanks for catching that : )

      • jennifr1966

        Dollar General sells small re-usable bags for 50 cents each! CVS will accept re-usable bags from ANYWHERE. Also, if you have Bi-Lo, they do, too. They take 5 cents off each bag. Just let them know at the end how many bags you have.

    • ejrree

      What is the sale price for the Crest Whitestrips?? Thanks for all of your hard work. I LOVE this site!!!!

    • Faye

      how do i go about getting that thank you mom home mailer I keep seeing mentioned? thanks to anyone that can help :)

    • Jane

      Where can I get an olay rebate form. I hadn't plan to do this one but have decided to and now need form Thanks

    • Jane

      Where can I find the Olay rebate form. I have decided to do it

    • Jane

      Where do i find the Olay rebate form

    • Annie

      Most of you probably already know this who have kids but just an FYI, sign up with all the baby companies like Huggies Luvs and Pampers and also the baby food companies and they will send you valuable coupons in the mail every couple of months as well as free samples. I have received tons of free samples of diapers as well as formula and baby food just for signing up with their mailing list! Hope that helps!

      • jennifr1966

        Thanks I'M one who did NOT know! I only knew that some grocery stores offer discount programs for having little ones!

    • Betty

      does anyone have the address to send our expired coupons to the soldiers ????

      • jennifr1966

        I'm having a hard time, too, getting them to someone who needs them. Ask around and see if anyone KNOWS a family overseas. Don't be surprised if they didn't know about the deal, as the people I've brought it up to — in the military! — had never heard of it.

    • Denise

      I would like to buy the Gillette Fusion razor ($8.99) and the cartridge pack ($15.00). Can I use the $4Q for the razor, a $3Q for the cartridges (I know they expired Sun., but my CVS will take them for a week), and the Free Razor wyb Cartridge pack?? If so, that's a $24.00 purchase for $8.00. I have 3 ECBs so it would be $5.00 oop and I get 4 ECBs back. Someone tell me if my math is right.

      • guest

        If you are only buying the 2 items, you cannot use all 3 coupons. You can use 1 coupon to take money off of each 1 item you buy – so your best deal would be to use the 'free razor wyb cartridge pack' coupon to make the razor free, and also use the $3.00 cartridge pack coupon. That way you are using 1 coupon toward the razor (the one that makes it free) and 1 coupon toward the cartridges. You cannot use both the 'free razor' coupon AND the $4.00 razor coupon – that's stacking 2 manufacturer's coupons on the same item and it is not allowed, and normally the register is smart enough to not allow it. Anyway, if you use the 'free razor' coupon along w/ the $3.00 cartridge coupon, you will pay $12.00 and get back $4.00 ecbs for the razor. (and of course you could use your $3.00 ecbs to make it a bit cheaper if you wish)

        BUT if you want to get a BETTER deal, wait until this coming Saturday 3/13. If your store starts sales early (activating Sunday's sales on Saturday evening) then you will be able to double-dip with a deal that starts on 3/14 – buy a Fusion cartridge pack, get $3.00 ecbs – so you could do this same scenario you're planning on doing anyway – the razor + cartridge pack – use your 2 coupons to pay $12.00, and you'll get back $7.00 ecbs ($4.00 for the razor and $3.00 for the cartridge pack). The only day that will work is Saturday 3/13, and only if you do not buy the razor earlier in the week, and only if your store starts the sales early on Saturday, and only if they will still take your expired cartridge coupon (it would then be 13 days expired, so you should probably ask your store in advance to decide if you want to wait and do the deal).

        • WynetteC

          that's a lot of *only ifs*
          Well with my luck.. One of the following situations might repeat history on me…
          #1 I open the car door, one of the kids opens their door & creates a vacuum and all my coupons that are pulled out and ready are sucked out the door and blow around the parking lot.
          #2 The store manager says NO to expired coupon (plus he doesn't allow expired store coupons either although I've seen many of you say that your stores allow exp. store coupons
          #3 They decide NOT to start the new weeks sale on Sat. night. Has happened many times before and will happen again I'm sure.

    • Jane

      My CVS starts the new week on Saturday so I just made my first visit. The Stayfree deal did not print the extra bucks so the shift manager adjusted it for me. You may want to double check to be sure yours are printed. Also I did the Tide deal but used a BOGO from PG 2/7 to get the Tide stain releaser free with a Tide purchase of 50 oz.

      • Natalie559

        So the sale Tide is large enough to do the b1g1 stain release coupon with? If so that's great!!

        • WynetteC

          My coupon states free Tide Stain Release wyb 75 oz or larger Tide. The Tide on sale tonight at the store was only the 50 oz.

      • jennifr1966

        Did you know that if they're out, CVS will write the rain check WITH the ECB deal? I did that with Pepsi Max. They were out of them and that's all my husband wanted. So later I still got the 6 for $20 deal, PLUS they gave me back $10 ECB! Ever since then, I've been using the $10 ECB deal to buy products, and I keep making sure I get back $10 worth. Yesterday I spent $1.50 for FOUR products — including Thermacare (not cheap!) and got back $10 worth of ECB!
        QUESTION: CAN YOU USE *MORE* THAN ONE ECB AT A TIME WHEN PAYING?

        • Dianne

          Yes, ECBs spend like money, not like coupons.

    • brooke_b

      I have 2 $1/1 Renu Contact Solution Coupons. I want to get the deal $12.99 with 3 ECB back. Since it is a twin pack- I am allowed to use both coupons?

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        One Q. per item scanned. Twin pack is “one item” with one barcode not two separate. In other words, it does not matter how many cookies you have in one sealed box.

    • brooke_b

      The save-a-lot home mailer has coupons in it for .75/1 any cascade and .75/1 any one Downey fabric softener. Didn't see these listed at the top.

      • WynetteC

        I used mine and was leery they wouldn't accept it because of the Save-A-lot logo but no problems.

    • WynetteC

      Anyone having printing issues when you use two different computers and one printer, what I mean is I printed 2 coupons from the first printable link for the $1.50 off two Kelloggs Cereals, and when I try to do it from my second computer, it seems to recognize the other computer's print history. Could this be something new or perhaps just my computer being lame?

      Second question… I went to CVS tonight and I could not find any 4-6 oz package of Nabisco Crackers. All of them on were much larger sizes starting at maybe 8 oz and up. The blog above claims Nabisco crackers for $1, in the actual CVS ad that I saw in the store tonight, there was Nabisco 2/$5 pictured. Anyone know something on this?

      • Shauna

        I just got back from CVS. They have them next to the larger crackers at my store and they are priced 5 for $5. Most of the boxes are smaller than 6 oz though so be careful not to get ones that are too small for the coupon requirement of 6 oz.

        They are out there so if you have more than one store, you could check there.

      • Faye

        WynetteC,

        The Nabisco Crackers are pictured on the back page of the ad at 5/$5. The only ones pictured are Fig Newtons and Lorna Doone. However, the ad details read “with card Keebler or Nabisco – Keebler crackers, Nabisco cookies or crackers 4-8 oz.

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        To my understanding, each computer has its unique IP address irrespective of printer. Therefore, you may be facing some other technical issue not related to IP address.

        Nabiscos are shelved at end aisle in store I usually go to, and are correct size-just bought few.

      • marysc

        The system recognizes IP addresses, so if your two computers share an IP address (and if they are both at your home they probably do) then you are out of luck. (I've thought of going to the library!!)

        • Mysterious_Mentalist

          A Question: Does “IP” refer to each indvidual computer or one particular internet service provider (account) to one particular account/household?

          • WynetteC

            For what I learned this morning, the IP address is shared between the two computers on our network though I don't have a clue what that means.

        • WynetteC

          Okay, I am technologically challenged but I now know the answer is yes, my main pc and laptop share an IP address. But I can always print two different sets of coupons from them on the various sites. But it's the particular Red Plum powered site that said print limit reached which I know I only printed from the laptop. In any case, I like your thinking. We visit the library weekly and zoom right past all the people sitting at the computers. That would be another option. :)

          • Mysterious_Mentalist

            That means, IP adresses are unique to individual internet service provider account, not to individual computers. That means, two computers using same internet service/account would have the same IP. Furthermore, your experience also suggests that Redplum keeps a count of Ip address, while the other websites are perhaps storing some cookie into computers where they print from.

            I like to get to the bottom of this. I think I will try to uninstall coupon printer and then reinstall to see if the”limit” cookie vanishes-just for educational purposes only, not to circumvent anything as I do not need many printouts anyway.

            On a side note, in my local libraries, “coupon printers applications” are not installed. Therefore, you have to install them but the computers are restricted and nothing can be downloaded or installed. Therefore, most, if not all, computers in library may be of no help.

    • Bobbie

      I don't see the stayfree pads in the ad. Am I overlooking it? I was there tonight and they did not ring up the ECB.

      • WynetteC

        Many have stated above that the Stayfree is a monthly deal and is not in the ad. Make sure you are not trying to purchase the Ultra thins ($6 I think), this only applies to the regular pads which were $3.69 each at my store. So for me…I profited $2.62

        • Bobbie

          Thanks for the info. but the price was about the same as listed and the count the same. Will try next week if they have any left.
          Thanks again.

    • Anonymous

      HELP, I do not see a “Refresh your Nest” link on the homemadesimple.com website

    • desirae

      I dont see the stayfree deal either?

      • guest

        It is not listed in the ad, however there are tags up in the store advertising the month-long deal.

        • couponsyay

          The Stayfree deal doesn't work at my store. No shelf tags, plus I brought it up to the checkout to try out, and it didn't work. Boo hoo. (This is in Raleigh.)

          • WynetteC

            I had tried this at one store (they only had 3 of reg. 24 count and one of a different volume same 24 count though) and it did not ring up with ECB's so she voided it out for me. But that cashier said a lady had come in 20 minutes before me and had gotten it to work but she had no way of finding the transaction to help me figure out which one to get to make it work.
            The other CVS had at least 4 of the Regular Stayfree Maxi
            (barcode 3 8004-092700 1) and I got them and they DID work and I received the 8 ECBs. But since there were no tags and the cashiers do not know about which ones are the sale items, it was a guessing game for me.

            • Mysterious_Mentalist

              I think I read it at Iheartcvs site that only regular maxi 24 count works; and apparently did in your case as well.

            • WynetteC

              Yes, I just wish there was a way for the store employees to actually know their own monthly deals. That way I wouldn't be telling them what I know going on hearsay from a website. In that case it's my word against the computer/register. And the computer/register always wins in that scenario.

    • New

      I am still a newbie. When you have different transactions do you just go pay and then get something else and pay and go get something else. All in one visit?

      • marysc

        I put everything in my cart at once. If there are people behind me I do one transaction then go to the end of the line. Of course if I am the only one, I just keep going. The clerks expect this and most are very nice about it.

    • jhoran

      ok, can anyone figure this out? I bought 4 stayfree, used the right amount of q's and got back 2 ebc instead of 8.

      • Marina115

        If you look at the bottom of your receipt, it should say “this weeks extra bucks offers” and list everything that you've purchased and the limit per card. If it states that you still have a limit of three, you can show the manager that you actually purchased 4 and they should be able to print the ECBs for you. However if does say that you reached you limit of 4, you might have a hard time proving that they actually didn't print since you already left the store. Hope that helps.

        • jhoran

          Thanks for the infor Marina 115. I did not make it back to cvs until tuesday, and they already knew that it was not printing correctly, so no problems. I got back the 6 ebc. Help too that they know me.

      • sharris

        Where do you find the stayfree deal in the circular-I cannot find it and it is not marked in oor CVS Thanks!

        • jhoran

          Sharris, its not in the circular. I suspect its one of those monthly deals that are not advertised . Best thing to do is to check the tags on the shelves and also the price scanner if in doubt.

    • Heather

      Okay – question about Gillette Deoderant – I have a coupon that was right below the 1/1 coupon in the p&g – it says 4/2 body washes or deoderant – if I bought 2 deoderants – and used this coupon – wouldn't that save me 2 dollars on each, instead of 1 on each? I feel like I'm missing something.,… then I would still recieve the 1 ECB for each… If I do that, can I still use the BOGO bodywash free? If so, could I use two of those and get two bodywashes free??

      • crystalbrothers

        Okay, I didn't get any of the good coupons for this week that people are posting about. No John Freida in my SS and no Nivea BIGI lip care in my red plum. I hate when that happens.

        • Dianne

          The Nivea B1G1 was in the 2/7 RP, not today's, so check back and see if you have it saved. It expires today 3/07!

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        Yes absolutely. This is what you do for your maximum benefit. Buy 2 Deo and 2 BW. Use 1 $4/2 deo, and 2 B1G1 free Qs. This is legit and make sure that the cashier plugs in the correct price for the BW for each Q. The $4/2 Q that you would use apply to deos not bw.

      • GAmeg

        I did this exact deal yesterday – no problem! Got 2 deoderants and 2 bodywashes, 4 OOP, got 2 ECB. Not bad for 4 items!

      • SusanStauffer

        Yes, I did that this week. Purchased 2 deo. for $3.99, used the $4/2 coupon, and used 2 buy deo. get body wash free coupons. I got back $2 ECB's–1 for each deo. Awesome deal!!

    • I am close to all drug stores CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid. I need to pick one and master, which one should I choose?

      • marysc

        I would do Rite Aid first, because you get actual cash back with their SCR program (you get a check you can deposit or use later in the store). Also be sure to do their video rewards program where you can earn a $5 off $20 coupon every month (copyable, and my store said copying them is fine) and other coupons you can pair with manufacturer ones. And example: they had Natures's Bounty vitamins for BOGO last week. I paired 2 $2 manufacturer coupons with 2 video reward $1 coupons and got $18 worth of vitamins for free, using a $5 off 20 while buying one more item!! (Be sure to hand them the $5 off $20 first!!) And there are also $3 off $15 and $5 off $25 coupons all the time.

        Second would be CVS… you earn ECBs which are good for about 21 days, and remember to scan your card in the machine every time you go in for coupons… dollar off total purchase or merchandise. You just have to be sure to use the ECBs before they expire (although some say their stores will take expired ones!).

        Walgreens is very user unfriendly I believe… you can't use an RR later on the same product or sometimes even another product by the same manufacturer, and you must use “fillers” (cheap items) so you end up with only one manufacturer's or RR coupon per item you are buying. Truly obnoxious.

        They all have good deals. I would start with both Rite Aid and CVS, since their programs are very straightforward.

        • guest

          RA is nice b/c of the 'real money' rebates (and giftcards), however it takes time to get those back and some people prefer more of an 'instant gratification' system like at CVS and Wags – with those stores, you can immediately turn around and spend your reward on something new, rather than having to wait to receive your reward in the mail. However even though it takes longer to get back your RA rebates, you also do not have to worry about a time limit to use them before they expire.

          ECBs are good for 1 month after the date that they print, not 21 days. That gives you 4 weeks of sales in which to re-use your ecbs into the next deal.

          Walgreens RR's expire 2 weeks after the date of printing, so you have to use them much more quickly to keep from losing them, and the rules at walgreens are a bit more complicated to master.

          Each store and program has its positive and negative points, it just depends on what you ae most comfortable starting with.

        • Toni

          I like Rite Aid and CVS. I find that my CVS is much better stocked than the Rite Aid. But they are both awesome. I haven't even attempted Walgreens because of all the comments about it. Plus, between RA and CVS, I have more than I need already!

      • april s.

        cvs! it is much easier!

      • kelly1369

        I love CVS – you can see it so quickly.. Rite Aid is my 2nd favorite but you have to wait for rebates… with CVS you can do multiple transactions with your ECB's and gets lots of free or near free things. Walgreen's makes me mad with the way their programs prints as a manufacturer coupon and then you have to buy extra items as fillers. Just my personal opinion though!

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        CVS. They have top notch cust. svce. with minimum or no issues with Qs. and very easy to deal with. Although, Rite Aid may give you actual cash back, but it is still your own paid money and you have to wait for long to get the money back. With CVs, you are investing initial amount XX and simply rolling it to next best transaction deal with minimum or no out of pocket cash, and if any mostly for taxes only.

    • HH

      At what point of the transaction do you submit the manufacturer's coupon at CVS?

      • AimeeO

        You would give them to the cashier after you give them any other coupons such as $5 off $20 purchase. That way, your manufacturers coupon won't take away from the total purchase price, in which case you may not be able to use your 5 off 20 coupon. I always give them after all my items have been rang up.

    • ToddDu

      The Listerine deal is also good on 1L bottles, pretty sure it was $3.99 with 1ECB. The 1.5L size at the store, last night, also had a free bottle of Advanced Care included. I bought 1L, had $1 off Manuf coupon and CVS CRT for $1.50 off. So ended up paying $0.49 after coups and ECB

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        What is CRT, where do you get it? probably easy question and Thanks

    • Veronica

      Venus Embrace razor rang up only $6.00 even though tag said $8.49 @ CVS on Beauregard St. in Alexandria, VA. With $2 off plus 4 ECB ended up getting that free plus a free olay body wash wyb venus razor! Makes up for the fact that the Washigton Post P&G didn't have any John Freida coupons :)

    • anabelleg

      was able to get the 50 buck req for the pg savers coupon book in one transaction
      fisrt of all i was armed with 8 ecb, 10 bucks of a 50 dollar purchase printout from the coupon center. and 10 bucks off the crest vidid whitening.
      I purchased the whiteeen strips along with a tide, 2 pantene, tide stain realease and 2 dawns for aroun 18 dollars getting back 13 ecb so not to bad I think ( the cashier accepted the tide realese for free coupon) in summerville

    • Iris

      this might be a dumb question, but does USA Today weekend (fri/sat/sun) have coupon inserts in it? I was walking past a newspaper thing today and I noticed that it's actually cheaper then my local paper is ($1.75).

      • Paige

        I have never gotten anything but the USA Today newspaper. There are never any inserts included and we have gotten the paper for 10 years. It is always only the newspaper.

        • Iris

          thanks! I was just curious, but not curious enough to spend $1 to find out, especially since I was sure that someone here could tell me for free. :)

          • Mysterious_Mentalist

            You could always flip thru before you buy? That's what you do or should do when you buy any paper to make sure the paper has all the inserts. (Inserts are processed manually in local warehouses, to my understanding, and any employee could miss an insert or two)

    • HH

      When should I present manufacturer's coupons during a transaction at CVS?

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        Is that a real question? Second person is asking this question here :) After the items are rung up, you are expected to be asked for payment. Qs are form of payment. You would then hand in all the Qs. (any CVS “$x Off on $xx purchase” Q.s first or on top of your Qs. pile) Then there will most likely be some balance still due; then it is usual “cash or credit.”

    • Beth

      Make sure you look at the add in the paper where you live before you cut out your coupons! The Pepsi 12 packs were 4/12 & 3 ECB for me. Also – Stayfree/Carefree weren't in my add at all.

      • mandkmom

        Same here with the Pepsi, so normally I can use the SS list but this week I'm double checking everything.

      • georgiamom

        Same here….no Stayfree items on sale in my ad either. :(

      • Beth

        It turns out the Stayfree/Carefree weren't in my add but they still had the ECB signs under them on the shelf?? I was able to get them after all. Maybe you guys will too.

        • jess

          It wasnt in my ad either, but it was tagged as well. so I bought 2, and actually got a larger size they were bonus sizes. I got the 32 count ones. And the ECBs..

        • yolandav

          Thanks for the info about the Stayfree. I was very disappointed that it wasn't advertised in the sales flyer and there were no tags on the shelf. I will check another CVS tomorrow. This is a great deal to stockup my donations to the our local woman's shelter.

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        Someone already mentioned that it is a monthly deal and not weekly, so it is not advertised in weekly circulars. You can still get the deal even if there is no shelf tag. make sure you have them check the price, not at the cust. scanner but at actual registers. Registers seem to show the price, sale price and also if any ECBs are attached to the item. The price scan machine never reveals ECBs.

        Does anyone know where the monthly deals are advertised?

        • Beth

          They have a list on iheartCVS of monthly deals found on shelf tags. There isn't a printed booklet anymore according to that web site. I found out the hard way not to buy monthly deal items if they aren't in the sales add or tagged on the shelf. Not all CVS's I've been to have the monthly deals that others have found.

    • mcleodsc

      CHEAP PAPER TOWELS! The red scanner is giving $1. off CVS paper towels coupons. One roll of CVS paper towels is $1.29, so 1.29 – 1.00 = .29.

      • georgiamom

        Cool! Thanks…I have added this to my list!

      • jess

        I actually went to CVS twice today cuz I saw this posted, so I went and swiped my card and sure enough out came the 1.00 off coupon, but luck has it, they were all out of the paper towels.. darn.. guess ill be going back again sometime this week.

      • crystalbrothers

        Are these coupons specific to the card used to trigger them? Just wondering because someone apparently didn't like their coupon and left it lying there. Can I use it or can only the card used to trigger it use it. Anyone know?

        • Mysterious_Mentalist

          hmmmm!!! That''s cheating and “it bugs me a lot.”

          • crystalbrothers

            Mysterious Mentalist, thank you for your thoughts. I honestly didn't know if it was a one per card kind of deal or not. That's why I was asking here if it was allowed.

            I didn't use it, because I wanted to see what the deal was and if those coupons were intended to be only used by the person/card that triggered them. I was ASKING for clarification, not doing anything wrong.

            Again, I was asking a genuine question and I don't think I deserved your carry-over rude/sarcastic remark.

            • Toni

              I think the coupon beeps if it didn't print from your card. Don't you hate to see those wasted coupons! I really hate to see people shopping without coupons and if I see you with a product that I have a coupon for, I'm handing out coupons!

            • lucy2778

              Ha ha, I hate seeing people shopping without coupons too. There was a lady in line behind me in Publix today. I spent $10 for $45 worth of stuff (full cart), and she only had 4 items and probably ended up paying more than I did. People keep asking me how I do it, and I tell them about this website, and about Sunday newspapers, but they just never follow through… well after that lady saw me, and I saw her jaw drop, I think she'll start couponing for once :)

            • swoodroof

              I could see what you were asking. It was very plain and did not deserve the remark made about it. Keep asking questions! That is the way we all learned isn't it?

        • Mysterious_Mentalist

          This is a serious reply. Generally speaking, “coupons are not transferrable.” What that means that Qs can not be used by anyone other than they were “intended' for. In legally correct terms, if you receive your Qs in newspaper you bought, you legally could not give any to your mom for use. Doing so would be literally “cheating.” In the same manner, if you found those Qs left by someone else, they are technically not yours ragardless of wether those Qs are hooked up to particular card or not. Assuming those Qs you find left over are not hooked up to the one specific card, they are still not yours. Using them anyway would be circumventing the system. Sorry, but this is how it is if you were to live in a perfect world.

          I believe they are hooked up to particular card and would beep but I could be wrong. Maybe someone can come along and clarify that

          • crystalbrothers

            Thank you, that makes sense. How can people “sell” them on sites like coupon clippers, etc, if you aren't even supposed to give them away (just speaking of regular coupons now and not the ones that print at CVS)?

            • Mysterious_Mentalist

              (This is based solely on my logical understanding of how the system works-so i could be wrong somewhere.) They do not “sell” coupons. On ebay, you will notice that the sellers are required to have a disclaimer. And the disclaimer is something like “I am not selling the coupons but only sorting them for you and you are paying for my services and time, and not for Qs…..” Thus, they are off the hook. You cant do anything about it legally or otherwise. This is legit. They are “collecting” them for you and thus simply providing services to “sort and mail” the Qs to you. They were never in ownership of them and therefore are not “transferring” them to you. Therefore, coupons are neither being “sold,” nor “transferred.”

              There is also some confusion about Qs being “copied” and thus a fraud. There are two dimensions.

              A) Qs can not be “reproduced” or “duplicated.” Doing so is “fraud.” Without going into fine distinction between the two, it merely means someone actually sits down behind computer and use software to “recreate” a replica. Sort of like making knock offs of Chanel or Coach bags and sell them as real ones with tags and everything. That is considered “fraud.” These two terminology are not the same as 'copying.”

              B) “Selling,” “copying,” and “transferring” are “prohibited,” as opposed to “fraud.” Copying a Q is not a fraud but it is prohibited. That means there is virtually no legal action available if you did so. Fraud is a strong word and can only be proven in actual courts. All these three actions are almost impossible to prove and therefore, “Fraud” is a distant consequence. You will notice that Qs state, doing so will make the Qs “void.” That simply means manuf do not want people to use them. Since all three actions are virtually undetctable, these 'warnings” are simply for fine prints and for some legal authority just in case-have no real meanings. Manuf. are still able to sell their items so all these three actions are mere words to keep some sort of regulations. Manuf. are happy that you are buying the items that you would otherwise not. If you “paid for the Q”, well it did not cost much to the manuf nor to the retailers-if only, they got a boost of sales.

            • jennabows

              ok seriously. giving someone a coupon is illegal. give me a break. I give mine away all the time. when i am out shopping and i see someone with a item that i clearly am not going to get or do not need. i also trade with my friends.

            • joyce

              I agree…I am certainly not going to use all coupons and, I too share with others. I do understand the CVS program and know that you cannot use a coupon that is left by someone else, but a manufacturer coupon? Give me a break!

            • lucy2778

              This is hilarious. So selling coupons on eBay is legal and legit because “you are paying for their time to clip coupons,” but giving a coupon to your mom is illegal because your were the one who bought the newspaper? People who sell coupons on eBay give them to you just like you give the coupons to your mom or whoever, so they are not following the rules either.

              I'm against copying the coupons because the coupon will go through but the store won't get reimbursed for it… but swapping coupons is just fine!

            • Mysterious_Mentalist

              A) This is incorrect. On ebay, they do not sell coupons-it is not allowed; you are paying for their services-I already explained why not in technical terms-If you insist you are actually “buying Qs” directly, then you are engaged in prohibited activity, and according to the “books,” those Qs are “void,” you can not use them. Everyday life and system technicalities are two different things, I guess.

              B) This is incorrect. “Transferring” is not “illegal.” It is rather “prohibited.” I already explained it. Another dimension why it might be so because, manuf. wants to promote one item in one region of the country and they do not want people to mail them to other region where in other regions they do not need to invest on Q. reimbursement for the item.

              Also, manuf. still want the consumers to pay the full price for their items if they are already ready to buy their items. So, when you see someone in store and give one the Q. to use when you see the item in their hand. You are doing disservice to the manuf. The other consumer was already ready to pay the full price. By giving the Q. to that customer, you have actually increased the manuf. payout expense for the Qs. Manuf. wants people to use Qs on items that they would otherwise not buy-like us here. That is why “transferring” is prohibited. This is solely my understanding though.

              C) This is also incorrect! Retailers are reimbursed just about fine. If not, then retailers would have microscope under their eyes at the time of transaction. Unless, a 'copy” of Qs is gross and is obvious to the naked eye, Qs. are redeemable. Retaliers are customers to manuf. just as consumers are to retailers. Manuf. would never give hard time to their retailers by not reimbursing them. Calling a computer printout a “copy” would be just arbitrary. Most computer “printouts” and “copies” are almost identical from home printers. Thus, refusal of an otherwise valid Q can be easily challenged by consumers; and similarly, by retailers if retailers are denied payment. However, I hardly doubt that manuf. have time and resources to actually scan each and evry Q. for “accuracy.” It is not cost efficient and not worth it.

              You do not like “copying” but you are ok with “transferring,” by all means, keep it up ! You are against a wolf which is nice; but you are also calling a wolf in sheep skin a sheep. Sorry, that is how technicality it is. I am not encouraging or discouraging anything. I am myself against these silly restrictions and fine prints that are not enforceable and hardly make much practical sense.

              (My posts are for educational purposes only based on facts, and hardly on personal opinions; no personal attacks or endless arguments necessary.)

            • To chime in here. I'm sorry to say but any copied or duplicated coupon from an internet secure printable (coupons.com, smartsource, redplum, bricks etc.) is not reimbursed by the clearinghouse if it is a copy. Head over here for a little more info:
              http://www.southernsavers.com/2010/01/spotting-

              These are detected by computers automatically and kicked out. Any use of a coupon against what is specified is considered fraud and is prosecuted by manufacturers and coupon distributing companies.

            • itismedia

              Crystal, Seriously you can share coupons. There is no 'law” against it. I swap coupons with several people. I clip what I want, they clip what they want and we trade. I paid for the coupons and I can freely give them away, I even leave a coupon behind at the store, like the one you found ,from time to time, if I am not going to use it. I will also give someone a coupon in the store if I have extra and they are buying the product. I also receive products from time to time to try and a big stack of man coupons. Not special ones. They look just like reguIar coupons they are just usually for a higher value and the company says, “pass them out to your friends and neighbors. I will take what I have left after pasing them out and leave them at the store near the product. I am not sure if the coupons at CVS are attached to your card, but I would just ask the cashier or manager. However, it is not illegial to pick it up and use it.

            • Janie

              I am sure that you don't need a lesson on right and wrong, where your coupons are concerned. I personally have picked up coupons off the floor and used them. I would
              also use one of those coupons that is left behind at CVS, however they will only work with your CVS card. I tried, and I certainly don't feel convicted of wrong doing..Coupons are also left on shelves, in parking lots. There are a lot of places to find coupons. Please, lets quit straining at gnats and swallowing camels. This couponing is work,
              let's not make it any harder, by judging, someone for asking a simple question.

            • Mysterious_Mentalist

              I am not sure if I made myself clear but it seems that my post has been misunderstood. “Picking,” “giving” and all of that is not illegal. This is what I proved or tried to prove in my post that it is perfectly ok to do what you do.

              I am also amazed some of you indicated in your posts somewhere that “copying” is fraud (which it is not-sorry its a fact-I am not making this up-it is stated on coupons that copying is rather prohibited). So I was trying to make that clear and free you of fears. Same people are “trading” on this site asking to print Qs form the internet and mail them the printed copies. This is “transferring.” Transferring is in par with “copying.” So, if some of you are refraining from “copying” then “transferring” should be your equal concern. Just that transferring is being called a sheep even though it is just as a wolf but in sheep skin.

        • wolverinehokie

          I'm pretty sure they're linked to the card the same way ECBs are. Mine always say which card was used to get them so I assume that means they are connected. I never tried using one that wasn't from my card though so I don't know for sure.

        • froggymom

          Crystal,
          I worked for CVS & know that the card scanned that generates the coupons must be used to redeem it. It is specific to that card.

      • lisa

        my cvs had a 3 pack of paper towels on sale for $1.99.. with the $1 off coupon I got three rolls for .99 cents!! Made me smile! lol

    • Jeff

      I dont know about anybody else, but my Venus Embrace razor rang up for $6.00. With coupon and ECB that makes it free!!!

      • jess

        u got lucky.. i bought mine and it rang up at 8.99.. but i did use some ECBs from a prior purchase and the 2.00 off coupon and I paid only .68 for the razor.. cant beat that!

        • Toni

          Mine rang up 8.99 also. I used the $2 off coupon and I also used the get a free Olay Body wash when you buy a Venus razor, so I got a free $7.50 body wash on that deal also.

    • LK

      What is the best way with this weeks ad & coupons to get started with least oop.

      • diane

        All of Jenny's scenarios tell you just that – she makes it so easy for us!

    • kimr74

      I am so frustrated with CVS, they wouldn't take 2 coupons printed for the 4 raisin bran deal, he told me he could only take one because I printed them off my computer.

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        It never happens and has nere happened to me. Even if it did, I would not budge. There is no policy that tells you cant accept multiple Qs. Some emp-loyees try to make their own sense and policies.

        • kimr74

          I have never had it happen before, I expained to him the computer allows you to print 2 but I didnt say anything about the policy as I don't know CVS's coupon policy. I planned on going to another CVS and try, it just frustrated me to death. What would you say if it happened to you? I believe it was the manager he was watching the cashier like a hawk because I had a bunch of items and did like 5 transactions.

          • Mysterious_Mentalist

            The employees actually did a disservice to CVS. They not only lost that legit sale, they have also tarnished the reputation. You will try to avoid the store next time, and worse, you posted this online for ther people perhaps not to shop CVS. Therefore, you may be doing a service to CVS if you call them and let them know that your valid Qs were not accepted.

            Just dont be timid and dont be defensive-You did not need to explain how you got the Qs and your computer allowed it twice and so on. If they are perfectly looking Qs, then should have been accepted without anyone making opinions on how many Qs you can get from the site. To my understanding, the Qs do not state “one Q per customer”. In any case, his objection was he could not accept two of the same which make no sense because, they are reimbursed for Qs anyway. You should not feel like being put on witness trial when you go shopping.

          • WynetteC

            Don't feel bad. It happened to me only a couple weeks ago trying to use my coupons on a rain check deal. The overage was $1.50 per item. As the store manager was typing it in, he told me (from his own knowledge) that I could not use the coupons with the raincheck deal because I would be making money. I told him correct and that was the point of it being a great deal! Perhaps because of how firm I stood in what I believe to be true, he went ahead and swiped the coupon though he didn't agree. That showed me that he may be perhaps teaching his own employees improper coupon terminology and that's why I run into struggles there. But they are all nice and I love 'em and it's still my most favorite store. :)

      • Natalie559

        When you print from your computer the bar codes are the same but a new ID # prints different on each coupon. I would point this out to show that you did in fact have two legit coupons. If that still didn't work I would email CVS and or call store manager.

    • melissa747

      You missed the free oral b crossaction toothbrush on the front page of theadd. You pay $4 and get $4ECB plus there is a coupon in theP&G saver for bogo. Thought your reader would lik to know!

      • georgiamom

        Melissa, thanks so much! I was just about to head to CVS and I am so glad that I 'double-checked' my list! Good goin' girl! :D

      • jessyca

        i didnt realize i cut that coupon out too, I did buy the toothbrush today with the .75 off coupon.. so im glad we can get the limit 2 per household cuz Im going back and getting me another, with the BOGO deal. thanks for posting this tho…

      • Toni

        My coupon in the P&G saver was for the Oral B Advantage, not the crossaction. Maybe yours is different? There is a 75 cent coupon for the Crossaction that Jenny has listed.

    • Roxybigd

      ok, I new and I do not understand the CVS ecb and the whole thing about going back again for the same items. I have read it but I just don't get it ! :(

      • socoupon

        Hi Roxybigd, you wouldn't go back again for the same items. You would use the ECBs you earned in a transaction to use towards another transaction that would earn you more ECBs. The goal of doing this is to minimize your OOP aka “out of pocket” expense. For example, let's say you go to CVS with no ECBs:

        Scenario 1 – you buy item(s) totaling $10 OOP (you pay $10 out of you own pocket) and earn $5 ECB
        Then you take that $5 ECB that you earned to use on…

        Scenario 2 – you buy item(s) totaling $6. You use the $5 ECBs you earned in Scenario 1 and use it towards the $6 amount due. Your OOP for Scenario 2 will be $1 (this is what you're paying out of your own pocket). Because $6 due – $5 ECBs = $1. Then, let's say for this Scenario 2 you earn $3 ECBs. You use this for…

        Scenario 3 – you buy items totaling $10. You use your $3 ECBs from Scenario 2. So, $10 amount due – $3 ECBs = $7 OOP. And if you earn ECBs from this scenario – you can use these on your next transaction.

        You always have to play with the items and numbers that will earn you ECBs to make sure that you're paying as little out of pocket as possible. It takes some time to sit down and go through, but is well worth it! HTH!

    • Angela

      does cvs let you use 2 $xx./1 coupons on a buy one get one free sale?

      • guest

        Yes, as long as the combination of the 2 coupons does not exceed the total value of the 2 items. Also, when there's a bogo sale, if you have a bogo coupon for the items, you can use it and get both items and only pay tax.

        • Cole05

          Is this really legal?? I was just wondering b/c Walgreens quit accepting the BOGO q's for the Purex last week. They took them to start out with, but when we went back at the end of the week, they refused to take them..Can they really REFUSE to take a coupon? They are getting their money from the manufacturer, and if their coupon policy says they take coupons…???
          Come on Mysterious Mentalist..What do you know about this policy?

          • Mysterious_Mentalist

            As far as policy is concerned, Walgreens has informed me that they have none but general guidelines. She also told me that they have left everything for the stores to decide how they will accept Qs. I asked them if it was allowed to pick and choose and when to accept any Qs under consumer protection. She said that Consumer protection “regulations” issue general guidelines and it is up to the retailers how they intrepret those. It is also worth noting that Store policies can not trample on consumer rights to conduct a fair business transaction. That is why you will note that retailers tailor their policies around a general consumer protection guideline structure and it is hard for them to change any policies because Qs are there for transactions-Period.

            In my opinion, if you have time, energy and resources, you can legally challenge what happened to you. One argument might be that manuf. Q you presented does not state “not valid with any other offer.” (?) If they do not state so, then BOGO should be accepted with store sales in general (unless the retailer has a better legal argument to make). Stores sales is one offer and manuf is extending another. Also, bluntly refusing a Q to one “class' of consumers, and accepting from another could be construed as a discrimination-most serious violation a public entity can engage in. In addition, stores must not be picking and choosing when and from whom to accept Qs. In your case, they were accepting at one time and not at another; then they must have some reasonable cause. Though, I must admit I do not know exact consumer protection law text at the moment that will cover all this. (Disclaimer:- Not a legal advice, nor am I a legal counselor-nor am I encouraging or discouraging any action disposable at your free will)

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        yes you can-That's the beauty of it. Let's say there was Nature Bounty B1G1 free store sale. I bought one item $9.99 and the other one was “free” in store sales. I had two coupons for $5. The first coupon will go through and the second would beep. That is because the total amount of two items is $9.99, but the coupon value now exceeds a cent by using the second Q. Therefore, the employee should manually reduce the second Q. price by one cent to $4.99. Thus, I got and you would get both items with no charge due to you. The reason, I mentioned that to make sure that employees do not give hard time to you when it comes to using two Qs. and if the coupons beep due to overage in which case they should be adjusting the price.

    • Meredith

      How did you get the -$5 ECB for your 1st transaction to make your total due only $1.24?

      • guest

        She often shows her first transaction assuming that you already have some ecbs from the previous week to use. If you don't already have a $5.00 ecb from a deal last week, you would have to pay $5.00 more than shown.

    • ramonita

      Stayfree pads 24 ct @ $3.89 with $2.00 ECB is not on the CVS weekly ad (McCAlla, AL), is this part of the deal this week?

      • lizruiz

        In Pasadena Texas, Stayfree deal did not work. I puchased the four regular 24 count, and used my coupons. no ECBs. When I went to return they didnt want to give me coupons back but manager gave me my cash, 7.99 and a cvs money card 7.99

        • Mysterious_Mentalist

          That's a smart manager. I am not too sure but now coupons are processed electronically. That means, once the Qs are scanned, they are matched with manufacturer and so forth for reimbursement. Qs are simply collected and sent to one place where they might be sorted and sent in lumpsome to some warehouse-I doubt each and every Q is looked at and matched-It is too time and MONEY consuming. Therefore, the manager issued you a store credit for the coupons which is the right way.

      • bonnie

        The deal is not working for me in Cumming, GA either. Did I do it wrong? I didn't see it in the circular so I assumed it was unadvertised. No ECBs here.

    • annagfrost

      Does the CVS on Lake Murray Blvd. not know how to restock?! I have tried the CVS thing 2 times and I am so excited going in and then disappointed leaving. It always screws up the rest of my scenarios because they are out of the thing I need in my 1st transaction. Am I the only one struggling with that? The sale officially starts today, and they were already out of all of the Oral B toothbrushes.

      • KanDee1

        I can't count the times this has happend to me. Seems like whats on sale is whats NOT in stock.

        • Cole05

          I have found that the up-side to this is “rain checks.” You still get it at the same price and you still get the ECB with it. Make sure you tell the cashier to write in the ECB deal on the rain check ticket. So, whenever you go in the next time, you're getting a deal noone else is getting..With the toothbrushes, an extra 4 ECB is good on a slow week. Just do it before your coupons for the product expire!!! Happy shopping!

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        Most times, items with 100% ECbs are sold out quickly the same day. This is because casual shopper walking in for something finds that he would spend the amount anyway, why not get the item free and still able to use the same money on whatever he/she came for. All other items are just about ok most times.

    • Annamarie

      Just got back…had 0 ECB's this week…got 2 nivea lip, 2 toothbrushes, 2 pantene, 2 cascade, 2 vaseline lotion and 4 raisin brans. Paid around $15 and saved $58. Oh, and have 1 ECB left. lol I love CVS!

    • Tracy T

      I'm at Isle of Palms for kids Spring Break & the CVS I know on 17 in Mt. Pleasant closed. The store locator online didn't help. Anyone know the closest CVS near IOP or Mt. Plesant? TIA

    • nina21007

      I have the buy a venus razor and get olay body wash for free…can I use the $2 off coupon for the venus razor as well?

      • socoupon

        Yes, you can!

    • melindaruth

      I went to CVS yesterday and I tried to get the Nabisco Cracker deal. I could not find any boxes of crackers that were 6 oz, which is the requirement for the coupon! Does anyone know what kind of crackers will work with the coupon? I did however get some other great deals but I will go back if I can figure this out! Thanks for the help!

    • sgesselrn

      Just fyi…the kelloggs deal (in Ohio at least) the limit is 2 even though advertised as 1. Cheap cereal yay! :)

      • To everyone who doesn’t receive the emailed coupons, try contacting them. I contacted them this morning to ask about it, and within a few hours I had a coupon in my inbox! Yay!

        ALso, you can sign up for recyclebank.com and join the EBay green team and get 50 points free which you can then use to purchase a $4/$20 coupon.

    • Lib

      Can anyone help me, I can't find the free olay body wash? A I missing something?

      • guest

        You get the Olay bodywash for free by using a coupon that states 'buy a venus razor, get olay bodywash free'. You must have the coupon to get the free bodywash.

    • donna

      nabisco $1 from SS 1/24 excludes small sizes… this deal is posted on numerous blogs and is not valid…

      • guest

        Thank you.

    • KanDee1

      I noticed on the Bounty deal you listed the coupon from the Save a Lot home mailer….I have that. Does CVS honor Save A Lot coupons? I have been told in the past they do not honor other stores coupons.

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        That coupon is not a store coupon. It would say on top “manufac Q” and the codes start with 9 or 0 or 5 followed by space followed by a set of numbers. The logo is simply the advertisement where the stores probably pay to the manuf. to put their logos on their Qs to encourage their sales at their stores. Qs will still scan and are legit to use anywhere they accept manuf Qs.

    • Denise

      I had a great visit to CVS today. Doing 3 transactions, I got (4) boxes of cereal, (1) birthday card, (2) Oral-B toothbrushes, (1) box of marshmallow peeps, (1) cup of honey nut cheerios, (5) bottles Dawn detergent, (1) Venus shaver, (1) Olay body wash, and (2) packs of Stayfree pads. I paid $4.83 OOP ($4.03 of this was sales tax). I also have $5 ECBs.

      • joyfullysaving

        how much was the Olay body wash originally, trying to get to 20.00 for a coupon, I know the end result is free… Thanks

        • Mysterious_Mentalist

          One variety, I think Ribbon series, is $7.49, while the other one is something like $5.xx

    • teachmejoy

      I am super new to couponing and feel like such a ditz! I am so overwhelmed. I was wondering about the different transactions. Why do you do the CVSing in a bunch of small transactions instead of one large one? Do you do all the little transactions in one day or do you just go back multiple times? I'd love a little help before I give up.

      • crystalbrothers

        When you do separate transactions, you can reduce your out-of-pocket cost because you use the ECB's from the first transaction to help pay for the next transaction and so on. Otherwise, your OOP cost would be higher but you'd have a higher amount of ECB's to carry over.

      • guest

        The idea behind doing multiple transactions is that you use ECBs that you just earned in order to bring down your OOP expense on the next transaction. Say the only thing you are interested in this week is the toothbrushes – buy 1 for $4.00, get back $4.00 ECBs, limit 2. Assuming you do not have any coupons to use, if you purchase both of them in the same transaction, you pay $8.00 plus tax and get back $8.00 ecbs. However, if you buy 1 for $4.00 and get $4.00 ecbs, and then turn around and buy the second one and use the $4.00 ecbs that you just earned, you spend less *real money* out of pocket and still have both items. If you buy them separately, you can spend only $4.00 plus the tax on the 2 items instead of paying $8.00 plus the tax. Yes you will only have $4.00 ecbs left instead of $8.00 ecbs, but many people find it more advantageous to keep their *real money* spending to a minimum rather than try to focus on getting a large amount of ecbs. I know I personally value my *real money* much more than I value a store coupon to be used on my next order, therefore I work hard to keep my *real money* spending to a minimum.

        • guest

          Also, many people who do separate transactions will do several in the same trip to the store. It is nice to be courteous to other shoppers, though – if you have several transactions to do and there is a line forming, it's nice to just do 1 and then move to the back of the line to help keep the line moving. I personally find it hard to concentrate when there are grumpy people mumbling behind me about me taking too long, anyway. LOL Plus the cashiers really appreciate it if you do this since it helps keep the line shorter and keeps more customers happy. :)

    • couponbandit

      The oral B BIG! coupon can be use on the toothbrushes at CVS. Makes a profit of $4.75

      • Crystal

        The B1G1 in my P&G wasn't for the same kind of toothbrush, so I'd say this will be a YMMV kind of deal.

    • Mary C.

      So, I did my CVS run today and did found out which of the razors were ringing up for $6.00. I price-checked every single one (that is, one of each type) and found out that the Gillette Venus Embrace (it's purple on the top) is clearanced down to $6.00, but is still eligible for the ECB deal (so with the $2/1 Q it comes out FREE.) The SKU is 047400302457.
      Oh, and thanks to WynetteC for correctly posting that the Stayfree Maxi deal is for the 24 count Regular pack with the SKU 380040927001. These are $3.69 at the Atlanta area CVS's so even better deal!
      Happy Shopping!!

      • jessica1970

        Were these disposables or “regular” razors?

        • Mary C.

          They were “regular” razors with the replaceable blade cartridge (it comes with 2 cartridges.)

          • Julie

            Doesn't this Venus razor have a coupon out that if you but the Venus Razor you will get a Olay Body Wash for free? Olay body washes also get a 15 rebate check back on a purchase of 3. Last day to buy them for the rebate is 3/12.

      • carolinabunch

        I can't seem to find the Stayfree deal in the CVS ad. I was just at the store and there was not a EBC sign on any stayfree product and I have scanned the flier a dozen times. Am I missing something?

        • bamamom81

          I'm wondering the same thing. I live in Alabama and haven't found the stayfree deal either.

      • Rose. S.

        hey mary, i went sunday to a cvs in ga.. got two stayfree(deoderant)all they had, for 3.69. did not print the ecbs, cashier was looking in the paper, nothing. sooo thanks for the info. wonder why it isnt in the circular..

    • jenabc123

      I had a problem getting the 3 dollars off of the Easter Candy ECB. It didn't print when I went last night. My receipt said I needed to spend another dollar in Easter Candy to qualify. Went back today to get the additional item. Purchased Reeces Peanut butter eggs. The manager came over and told me it didn't print because I needed to only purchase the items in the picture. She had me return the eggs and purchase the easter cups before realizing that the coupon still did not print out.

      Still not sure what the problem was.

      • Cheryl

        jenabc….I almost didn't get my ECB on the easter candy. The candy was on sale and I thought I had enough to qualify for the $10 when I only had $7.50 because of the sale. I had to go back and look through the ad to get the sale prices. They were not posted. Got 4 bags of candy that were marked $4+ each for $10, used the $1 off coupon from Sundays paper, and got the 3 ECB

        • terri52

          This was not advertised in our south fl paper. I tried it anyway but no ECB on Easter candy…:(

    • Rachel

      Can you use more than one coupon on one product?

      • crystal

        You can use a store coupon + manufacturer coupon, but you can't use more than one manufacturer coupon for the same item

    • Mysterious_Mentalist

      A) There is partial misinformation posted on this board about Nabisco. Nabisco Oreo variety 6oz is also for $1/1. Therefore manuf Q. is legit and you can still get the deal. I think such misinformation is doing a disservice to CVS because many reading those posts would not bother consider the deal anymore and thus, CVS is losing Q. value revenues (plus 8c handling on each Q). Please always do your research as well and do not always take for exact words of some here who do not like people making deals. I am proud to say that some of my “deals” such as Excedrin from last week are going to a less fortunate part of the world where my deal(s) will somewhat help those who have nothing, nil , nada.

      B) Venus Emrace one variety (of 3) is on clearance for $6. Someone above mentioned how you would recognize it by color. You can also take all three varities to the scanner and will find out that one scans at $6. It does generate ECB.

    • joyfullysaving

      What a great week at CVS… My OOP was .47c (before tax) with $11 in ECB for next week. The best part is I have not been to Walmart in 3 months. My brother, knowing I buy at CVS asked me what this $5 thing on his receipt was… and then after I told him it is like money at CVS, he said well I think I lost it. I almost had an MI, some people don't realize the value of that little piece of paper. Thank you SS for saving me so much money this is such a great site, and you all are so helpful with finding great deals… Keep up the comments.

    • ekjkp23655

      I had a good day at CVS yesterday. I went to pick up the Gillette deodorant (3.99-1ECB). I found that it was on clearance for 2.75. I got 2 and used the $4/2 Gillette deod. or body wash Q (PG 2/21) and 2 B1G1 body wash wyb deodorant.

      2Gillette Deodorants @ 2.75 ea
      2 Gillette Body Wash @ 4.99 ea
      1 4/2 Deodorant (PG 2/21)
      2 B1G1 PG 2/7)
      Paid 1.50 oop and got 2 ECB's.

      Left the store with a smile!

      • lovemydognc

        Thanks for sharing your great deals. I am new to all of this and find it very encouraging.

    • ckb5

      Did anybody getting the Chattanooga paper receive an RP for March 7? It wasn't in my paper, so I didn't know if mine was just missing one, or if it was city-wide.

      • georgia girl

        got the Chattanooga paper and was very disappointed in the
        red plum. only had coupons for Stanley Steamer,Qdoba,
        country crock,Colleman organic and Logan's

    • Guest

      At my CVS yesterday they accepted the Oral-B B1G1 coupon from Sunday's paper for the ECB toothbrushes. I already had $3 ECB so I made a tidy profit on clean teeth and got free diaper wipes for the little guy :)

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        Q. was probably overlooked. Employees have no time to read all fine prints and they really do not need to. Regardless, on a positive side, CVS is getting reimbursed.

      • BB

        I do not know how to start a new post so I am posting under this. Please tell me how to start one.
        Has anyone gotten their $10 rebate from the Beauty For All Ages $10 Mail In Rebate? Is there a number to call to check on this?

        • Gan in Georgia

          Mailed my Beauty for all Ages on Jan. 15.
          Received by $10.00 check last week. Hope yours
          arrives soon.

          • kelli

            did you spend $30 oop? I'm still nervous that mine isn't going to show up because I bought $30 worth of product but didn't spend anywhere near $30…

        • Mysterious_Mentalist

          You start it from the very top where the comment section starts

        • kelli

          I was actually about to post something about this. I haven't gotten mine yet, I mailed it on 1/21.

          I was wondering about the Coors Light (pepsi product) rebate too.

    • christie1225

      I did not see stayfree in the add or advertised in the store.

      • CVS shopper

        It's not in the add and it wasn't advertised in my store either, but when I asked the cashier, they were able to scan it and confirmed that the register said it was ECB item. Just make sure you get the 24 ct Regular Maxis.

    • Laura

      so excited! Marietta CVS, they have satin care shave gel on clearance but the price tag on the shelf says 3.29, we it was scanned it was 1.65, then used the 55 cents off sunday paper coupon and got it for 1.10. great deal! its the apricot and dry skin formulas. Also a shout out to the employees there, they are always friendly and patient with my multiple transx.
      p.s. met a fellow southern saver today at Wags!

    • Leslie

      I'm not sure if someone mentioned it or not, but there was a BOGO coupon for Oral B toothbrushes in Sunday's paper. I didn't think it would work for the ones CVS had for the $4 ECB deal, but I asked the cashier to try and it did. So, I paid $4 for 2 toothbrushes and got $8 in ECB!

      • Elizabeth

        I did too!!! OMGoodness… I used my ECBs to buy four boxes of cereal (2Qs), dawn dish detergent (1Q) and a cvs floss for around $2 and got back $5 for the cereal purchase in ECBs!!! So I spent $6.99 out of pocket and got $5 ECBs for new wk… $1.99 for all of these items! This has been so much fun… 3rd wk couponing. :o)

    • Toni

      The red scanner gave out a $3 off Glad fragrance collection coupon. The small ones are $3.29, so 29 cents for a Glade candle and it counts toward the SC Johnson $5 rebates if you are still doing those.

    • scmom

      Ok. So, I went to a workshop and want to start couponing. Understanding some basics, but have questions. What is the red scanner at CVS? Also, every time I've tried to print coupons online the coupon printer won't ever download to my computer. Very frustrating. Any suggestions?

      • Toni

        Red scanner is basically a price checker but you can scan your CVS card and it prints out a coupon or two out of the side of the machine. It is found near the front of the store near the main aisle. I'm not computer savvy, so can't help with your other issue.

        • scmom

          Toni, thanks re the red scanner thing at CVS. Never have noticed it and will look for it next time.

      • joyfullysaving

        What does it say when you try to download it? I had difficulty with one of the downloads and I restarted my computer and then it did download. You could try that. Hope it helps

    • Crystal

      Does anyone know if CVS ever offers gift cards for transferred prescriptions like Rite Aid does?

      • aolss

        There's a Rite-Aid coupon for $25 on transferred Rx. Local CVS's honor competitors coupons. I got it honored for a new prescription tonight :)

    • 3monkeysmom

      So I emailed CS and complained that I never got any good coupons ( I get coupons for Gold Emblem Candy and CVS hair care EVERY time) from the red scanner.
      And….today I finally got a name brand (Loreal)coupon to come out of it. And a CVS coupon I can actually use (paper towels).
      Now if I could just get that coveted $4 off $20, I'd be doing good :-)

    • Michelle

      Reveived 4 off huggies diapers and wipes q from the red box today

      • Alli

        i got the same one on my receipt. are they on sale this week at all. will be great combined with manuf coupons!

    • awesomecvsshoppingtrip

      Great CVS shopping trip tonight. Total was $55.93. I paid $3.93 and have $6 ERB to use for another visit, plus an aditional $5 I didnt use at this trip.

    • emily_hope

      I went to our local CVS on Sunday and they were out of the Oral B Toothbrushes. They said the truck when be in Tuesday. Went back today, still no Oral B Toothbrushes. :(

      • jess

        i tried using the bogo coupon for the toothbrushes and the cashier wouldnt let me.. =( i did however get 2 kids toothpastes for .99…. so that was a plus.. but they only had 2 left.. i would have bought more..

      • Toni

        Get a raincheck! The rainchecks never expire and they will still print the ECB's when you purchase them later.

      • frelee03

        Ask for a raincheck for the toothbrushes. I got one, it is good for the extra bucks also and has no expiration date!!

      • emily_hope

        Thanks everyone. I should have asked about a raincheck. I just didn't think it would include the ECBs. If I get out tomorrow, I'll stop back by and ask…

    • jess

      Can anybody explain this to me?…. I went to cvs today, and my total after coupons and ECBs was .19….. well for some reason the cashier voided off one of my $2 ECBs and made me pay 1.81 instead.. does this make sense to any of you? Im still not that great at getting deals at CVS and to me it just doesnt make any sense cuz i was still paying them.. it wasnt like they were handing me any money for my order…

      • aolss

        Maybe tax? I don't think ECB's can cover the cost of tax.

        • Toni

          That's it exactly. ECB's can't be used for tax.

      • Mysterious_Mentalist

        This is incorrect to do so. If coupons and/or ECBs go through then this is what it is. CVS register is sophisticated enough and programmed in such a way that it detects ECBs. From my experience, some ECBs go thru for taxes and some do not. Someone on these boards in previous CVs week forum explained that in detail. ECBs that are generated manually would reduce the tax amount because those ECBs are considered store own discount. Whereas, ECBs that scan as “CVS manuf. Q.” are those that were generated from normal shopping and would not go thru normally for taxes. In that case, the subtotal would be deducted.

        In your case, it seems that ECB went thru even for taxes which was fine. If it went thru for the total balance, its great. The cashier should not be doing what he/she did. Or, I am thinking the way your balance is coming up, is that after scanning the $2ECB, your balance might have been negative -0.19c, not +19 cents. So, the end balance cant be neg., the cashier should have adjusted the ECB to 1.81 instead making you pay. You would have lost 19 cents from ECB.

        • jess

          yeah i gave her my manufacturer coupons first.. then the ECBs… my total was a positive 19 cents to owe them so then when she took my 2 ECB off and handed it back to me it came to 1.81 and idunno i feel that she shouldnt have did that.. i still do not like the cashier, everytime i go to cvs she makes me feel stupid and just treats me like she is better than me.. oh well..

          • Mysterious_Mentalist

            ok, so it sounds like your ECB went thru for tax amount as well and as it appears cashier did not like that. Most ECBs do not scan for taxes but some do. If it goes thru, then that is what it is. The cashier is probably obe of those close-minded ones who cant stand smart shoppers doing smart shopping. Such cashiers feel repulsed and try to make sure that the shopper does notget away with anything that she could control. next time, raise your objection. If ECBs go thru, its fine. However, know that ECBs can not be used for taxes as they wouldn't go thru the register even if cashier tried to puch it thru.

    • lisa

      I went to cvs today. The oral -b toothbrush that is $4.oo and has $4.00 extra care bucks can also be used with the oral-b bogo coupon in this past sundays paper. I got 4 toothbrushes for $8.00 with $8.oo ecb back!

      • GaMom

        Hi,
        Just wanted to know if you were still able to use the -0.75 q on the one that was not free or can you use only one. Still a great deal if I can't use both though.

    • GaMom

      I cannot find the $2 ECB wyb 5 pepsi 8-packs in my circular. Was this a month long ECB deal or just unadvertised. Has anyone tried this yet.

    • bolessd

      CVS has b1g1 50 %, I have a b1g1 free coupon… how does this ring up at the register?? do i buy 1, get one 50% and get one free? new to cvs shopping.

    • Esmerelda

      Hi! I went to CVS today and had the B1G1 coupon for Stayfree, as well as the $1 off for Stayfree. The cashier took the $1 off the free Stayfree, and left the one I was paying for as full price. So instead of me $2.89 and getting the second one free, I paid full price ($3.89) and got the second one free. Which essentially wasted the $1 off coupon! I politely questioned the mgr and she said that when I have a B1G1 coupon, they have to take the additional coupon off the lowest price item, which is the free one, and then I have to pay full price for the item I am paying for. This doesn't make sense to me. I thought Stayfree is reimbursing them for the free one at full price since I used the coupon, and then Stayfree would reimburse them the $1 for that coupon. can anyone explain to me why that didn't work, or what the policy is? When I add jenni's deal above, even though it was four packs of Stayfree, it still looks like they took the $1 coupons off the one she was paying for. can you guys explain? Thanks!

    • we should all be smart enough in buying one…

    • yep we should always consider its quality…