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

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CVS just tweeted a chance to get a great printable coupon!  Go here, and enter your CVS extracard number and email address and they will email you a $4 off $20 printable coupon.  Hurry though, this is only good through Wednesday 9/15.

(thanks Good Deal Mama!)

    • Shawna

      Got the coupon within minutes of putting in my card info and email address. This is NOT just for people who are registering for the first time. My card has been registered with CVS.com for months and I received the initial $4/20 and other random email coupons ever since. So even if you are already signed up with them, complete the info again b/c I did and still received the coupon in my email.

    • Amy B.

      Sweet! Now if they just step up the ECB game to compete with Rite Aid, I might actually go :)

      • Lorrose57

        Since my family has 4 CVS cards I got four coupons… and all of the cards are signed up for emails….and from the 3 off of 10 grocery coupons and the Cheerios and cheezit ecb's I have at least 8 off of 20 now… now what to buy… How much Nivea Body wash can you have?….

    • Michelle T

      Awesome! Thanks!

    • Lori

      Thanks, Jenny! :)

    • Jody

      That was easy..thank you so much!

    • Jenni

      Yay! I wasn't going to do any shopping at CVS this week, but maybe now I will!

    • Lori

      Do they all expire on the 15th?

    • Natalie559


    • PaulaB

      Just want to say thank you. I cannot believe how awesome this site is and the people who send in more deals make it even better.

    • Sibylle82

      woo hoo! Awesome, thanks.

    • mrsX

      love this site!!

    • B Brown04

      Thank you so much!! I never get these type of coupons anymore so this is awesome!

    • anita willis

      will not allow my info

    • mrsH

      They didn't email it to me :(

    • Queuepawn

      haven't gotten my coupon yet–is it maybe only for those who hadn't already registered an e-mail with their extra care card?

    • june

      I was getting really nervous…..I clicked on the link in the email and the page that open was blank. I was worried if I refreshed it would not let me print, but I did and the coupon did show up. I just printed it. WooHoo! Thanks for the heads up, now to find another $9 to spend so I can use the coupon. Maybe there will be some things left at the 75% summer clearance……LOL

      • guest

        75%-? its 90 now in some stores in e tx

    • Queuepawn

      It just came through (about an hour after I submitted my info). :)

    • Guest

      This is only for people who haven't signed up with CVS before. to get e-mails. It just like the ad says for new people signing up.

      • Shawna

        My card was registered with CVS months ago and I received that initial $4/20 coupon. However, I tried the posted link today and got another $4/20. So it may be for anyone who completes the info regardless of whether you have registered with them in the past or not. You may wanna try again just in case!

        • Mcleodsc

          Has anyone used the coupon yet? Does it beep? I have had a card for years and this printed out for me.

        • Nita Royal

          I think this one is good for everybody – mine also printed a 20% off entire purchase! Wonder if I can use them together….

      • Dusty

        It's ANOTHER one!! CVS is awesome! Do it again!!

    • Sewhartsc

      Thanks so much. I got mine printed with no problem. Email came thru right away. This is not just for new sign ups. I have been signed up for a year now. They do expire on the 15th. Just be aware of that.

    • Honeybear9773

      I got my email with coupon but it(when opened to print coupon ) was off centered i printed itanyway barcode still there so i hope they still take it. Thanks

    • Laura

      I was able to print two coupons. Do you think I can use two (on separate visits)? I have never commented here; but, this site has been such a blessing to my family! Thank you so much, Jenny, for all you do!

      • amy

        I would only use it once.

    • Michelle

      I haven't gotten anything yet….it's been about 20 minutes. Maybe it takes a while to arrive?

      • Melanie

        Did you check your spam box? For some reason, mine went right into the Deleteds box.

      • Lara

        I signed 4 hours ago and hasn't received my coupon. And I haven't registered this card before too because in the past we had been sharing it with my friend. And i checked spam, deleted and so on.

    • Tobys_Mom

      I got mine within 5 minutes of submitting! I'm even more excited about my trip to CVS tonight now!!!

    • ChefMary

      Got it…..THANKS!

    • Di

      Changing your printer setting to 'landscape' before printing assures you of a good print.

    • Janderson

      Will Publix take this coupon?

      • Natalie559

        If your publix considers cvs a competitor yes. Mine does!

    • Grooms53

      Help!! I'm kinda new to CVSing. I read where you can keep going back for more with your freebie amt. printed on your CRT. But what if the salespaper says “Limit 1 per household with card.” ??? Thanks!

      • Mandy

        Then you will not get any more extra bucks printed out, if there is a limit of one. However, you can use your bucks like cash…on anything in the store!

    • Teresa

      Got mine in less than a minute, Thanks Jenny

    • ireneY

      Wow, didn't think it would work since my email is already tied to my CVS card. Got my email immediately!

      Now, what's everyone getting with this Q? As a dedicated weekly CVS shopper, I've already bought everything on the FAECB list on Sunday!

      • mc

        Because I've already bought my list too, I think I'll purchase the 12 packs. Can't let $4 go to waste… can we? Lol

      • Thecastelfamily

        I was thinking the same thing… bummed that I did everything on Sunday!!! :(

    • Ashley

      Has someone worked out a scenario using this coupon? I have 2 ECB and I am pretty brand new CVS'ing. Just wondered if anyone had a good scenario for the $4 off $20.

      • Kbell0430

        Hi Ashley,

        I went into CVS on Sunday & bought 1 Almay foundation & 4-12 pk cans coke products… My total was around $25 & I got $7 ECBs back ($4 ECB for the makeup & $3 ECB for the cokes.) Therefore, if you made the same purchase, you would pay around $23 w/ your $2 ECB & get $7 total ECBs! SO, it would be like paying $16. Keep in mind you have to spend at least $10 on an Almay product to receive the $4 ECB & purchase 4 of the 12 pk cans coke products so it would be up to you to determine if it's right for you. I know they also have the Skinitimate shaving cream for $3.99, but you get $3 ECB on this…

        I am pretty new to the whole CVSing trend as well so you are not alone!!

        Good luck!

      • macboy

        Well, I had a $5 off $30 coupon. I bought 100oz of Tide ($2 back in ECBs), the Alive Men's Vitamins ($9.99 in ECBs; FREE), Nivea Men's 3-in-1 Wash ($4.99 in ECBs; FREE), and a case of CVS water for $31. In addition to the $5/$30 coupon, I had a $1 coupon for Tide, $1 coupon for the vitamins, and a $1 coupon for the Nivea. Spent $22 out of pocket and got $16.98 back in ECBs.

    • Jaimeeholmes

      I was hoping it would come through immediately… Sitting here with my envelope and my bag… ready to go! : )

    • Michelle

      I just called customer service because I never got my coupon (entered my info. about three hours ago). She said that since my e-mail address was already on file, I didn't qualify for the coupon, that it was only for new e-mail addresses. That doesn't seem to be right, though, because it looks like lots of you already had your e-mail addresses on file, too. Hmmm. Bummed.

      • mc

        It took about 3 to 4 hours for mine to arrive. Not a new e-mail address on file.

    • Lynn

      I don't really need anything from CVS this week – will Publix honor this coupon? (my publix honors the rite aid coupon, so I would think they would, right?)

    • Stephanie

      Can I use the $4/$20 along with a 20% of your total purchase coupon?

      • pfsinnh

        I would like to know this as well! And which Q would you use first if you could? :)

        • pfsinnh

          Never mind. I just read the fine print in the 20% off total purchase and it says you cannot combine the two. Lame. :(

    • I could really have used this today. I spent about $80 before coupons!

    • AJ

      Well, this was a little late. :( Did my CVS shopping first thing this morning and the q expires on Wednesday. I could make a deal out of the 5 Purex laundry detergents, but no HE version, so can't use them. Oh, well. CVS has stopped giving me any $ off $ qs from the red box, so this would have been nice to have.

    • Kelleyharold

      Got mine immediately – and my e-mail was already on file. Sweet surprise!

    • Lori

      I wonder if they are updating their database? Many of us have never received the weekly coupons, maybe this will fix the problem…

    • patty

      So sad i did my cvs shopping on Sunday :(
      Wish there was a good deal that I could do without spending so much oop. Ohwell maybe next time.

    • Mandy

      May go well w/ another deal I saw. Buy two olay moisturizers ($8-9.99), use two $1q and then get the rollerball free w/ buy 2 get rollerball free q. Get the $6 ECB and then submit them for the $10 rebate w/ $30 purchase (rebate ends 9/18).

    • Kim

      I am new to this and have a CVS question. I have a CVS printed coupon, it says, save $5 off $15 purchase or more–expires 9/14/2010–since that is today, has it expired or can I use it today?

      Thanks–I am still learning! :)

      • Stick man

        yeah you can use it today

        • Kim

          Thank you!!

      • Aaflaschen

        It's good for today

        • Kim

          Thank you!

    • LauraJ

      Can I use a -$4 coupon AND a 20% off coupon in the same trip???

    • Xrayjennym

      You should be able to. Today I'm going to buy SImulac Formula and use $4 off $20, a 30% off and a 20% off all at the same time.

    • Shannon

      I tried to get the q but CVS already has my email on file so I didn't get it. Is this a one time only q or was it reset? Also, I got an email for 20% off your next purchase EXCEPT for sale items. What's the point? I always buy stuff on sale. Can the 20% off be applied to things that come with ECB's but are not necessarily on sale?

    • AJ

      Ok, I need laundry detergent, so I'm going to use the 4 off 20 to get some Tide that's on sale. Without the extra $4, I thought the tide was too expensive, but at $5.50 a bottle when I need it, it's probably a decent deal.

      2 Tide @ 10.98 each

      – 4.00 cvs 4 off 20
      – 3.00 qs
      – 4.00 ecbs from earlier transaction

      = 10.96 + tax for 2 bottles of tide 2x and get the $4 ecb back on my receipt

    • Kim

      I used my $5 off $15 purchase today, along with 2 manuf. coupons and a $10 ECB. I paid a total of $3.76–but I was very surprised to see I paid $1.50 in tax (included in the $3.76)–8% of the total order BEFORE coupons or ECB's. I didn't realize you pay tax on the entire amount regardless of the coupons you have or ECB's. Is this correct?

      • Martha

        yes, it is.

      • Freedomspradley1

        I've found one store in West Columbia, SC that only charges tax on your total after coupons and ECB. It's my fav store!!

        • Gophersavingcash

          Which W. Cola. store is it?

    • Lynn

      went to CVS today for some meds for my little one – scanned my card out of habit and got ANOTHER $4 off 20 purchase!!! This one doesn't expire until the 28th! picked up medicine $15.99, tylenol precise $5,99, nivea $4.99 and milk $3.79 after coupons paid $22 AND got back $7 in ECB's plus the extra coupon!! I love suprises!!! :)

    • Kaysmom

      Question….I already used my $4 off $20 that is connected with my card however my mother has given me her coupon…do I have to have her card scanned at check out for them to accept the coupon? I have never tried this before. Thanks

      • Tracygene

        In Gainesville FL you do. You can also give them her telepohne #.

      • Freedomspradley1

        Also remember you can only used ECB earned on her card on your purchase (can't use ECB from your card with her $4 off $20 Q).

    • MArtha

      Can I use the same coupon twice? or is a unique barcode?

      • Val

        Just once. It's a unique barcode tied to your card only.

    • Hollie617_03

      Is the $4/$20 before or after tax? Example Huggies are on sale for $18.99. I have a $1.50 off coupon plus the 4/20. My total with tax before coupons would be $20.32 could I use both and pay only 14.82???

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    • Luvv2lafnva

      Used the 4/20 coupon along with my ECB and other coupons. All I had to pay was tax on a 31.00 total (before all discounts). I love CVS!

    • Luvv2lafnva

      I forgot to mention I left with 22 dollars in ECB.

    • Zacknlyn

      it says deal expired

    • JLorch

      I just talked to CVS and they said that Twitter is the one giving these coupons so they are not responsible for them. CVS rep. stated that Twitter is having some problems and then they are going to send a gift out to people instead of the $4 off of $20 now. Probably if you call CVS and ask them the story will change tomorrow but that is what I was told just now.