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CVS $5 off $20 printable

on 12.15.2009 at 3:22pm

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The Sacramento Bee newspaper has  a great $5 off $20 printable coupon for CVS!  It expires 12/19, so use it this week for any deals that you have not grabbed.

Click on print preview and it will pull up just the coupon.

(thanks Beth!!)

    • Lori vann


      I’m getting ready to head to CVS for formula – this comes in handy!

    • Kelley

      I couldn’t get it to print anything but the info box below the coupon. :-( Thanks anyway.

      • Sherri

        I couldn’t get it to print right either, I even copy’d & pasted it into an email & the top & bottom printed but not the middle…bummer

        • Sherri

          I finally got it to print, don’t go to print preview, just do
          “CTRL P”
          maybe that will work for you

    • Missy

      It wouldn’t work on firefox but it did with internet explorer!
      Thanks !!

    • Heather

      Mine worked on Firefox….sounds like a ticky coupon!! :)

    • Dianne

      will this work at any CVS?

      • Jenny

        it will :)

    • R

      Didn’t work on Firefox but worked on IE

    • Jamie

      Awww.. I just made a trip to CVS before I saw this… but oh well, I cant complain on getting paid to shop at CVS today :) (They ended up paying me about $5 to shop!!)… I got 4 packages of bows, 4 flats of wrapping tissue, 4 rolls of gift tags, and 2 packs of Advil (using 2 CVS Cards.. my mom and I both have our own separate)….. The CVS card scanner thing in the store gave me a $5 off $15 coupon and I used a $4 ECB on $20 coupon too… So really, I made $9, but my dad used my $4 extra ECB to get my mom some lotion… so in the end, I walked out with $5 more than I walked in with (plus tons of great products!)
      Thanks Jenny!!

    • Joy

      I’m seeing on some other blogs that this isn’t a legit coupon? What do you think Jenny?

      • Jenny

        CVS honors all coupons that are put online by publishers they pay to advertise with. This would not be legit if it were hosted by any site other than the original news source that they paid for advertising space with. But as long as it is hosted on the news site is it a legitimate coupon for CVS.

        • roda

          but is this not a coupon spec intended for customers in ca. and not intended for use in other states since cvs has just expanded into ca in the last year or two

          • Ashley

            I used it yesterday without a problem.

          • Clarissa

            CVS has been around for many years in CA (I grew up there), so I don’t see how that would matter for the placement or use of the coupon.

        • Joy

          Thanks Jenny! Just wanted to be sure! =)

    • Melissa

      Save-A-Lot has a 5.00 off 20.00 on there website

      • Tiffani

        I would love that coupon, but I’m not finding it. :(

      • Mitch

        I got a $5 off $20 publix coupon in a packet from the USPS when I moved into my new apartment, it was attached to a ‘Get a FREE $25 Publix gift card when you transfer in a prescription,’ and found inside a little packet of stuff that comes with out change of address request forms here in Atlanta. Im going to ask the mail lady for a couple more packets ;-)

      • Tiffani

        After a night of sleep, I think I understand…LOL! By “there/their”, you were indicating that the coupon is on the Save A Lot website (I’ve printed this one a couple times already)…..not necessarily on the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Gotcha. ;)

    • kim

      If someone uses this and it is accepted, please let us know.

      • Marc

        Just used it, works fine!

    • Shannon in ATL

      Used it tonight with no problem…thanks Jenny!

    • Lori vann

      Used it tonight in Metro Atlanta with no problems!

      • where can I find the $5.00 off coupon for publix

    • AngelaDH

      Wow, something valuable from the Sac Bee for once. They are loosing readership because they made the State employee’s info (address, salary, etc) easily accessible to anyone (ex’s, people they helped lock up, stalkers, etc) via their website. It was wild, however, to find Sacramento Bee in bright print on your website. :)

    • Cheryl

      I printed it and used at a Columbia, S.C. store with no problems

      • Tammy

        This is my first time on this site and I was trying to see where the CVS coupon was to print it. Any advice? I must be blind!! Thanks!!

    • oh wow! this would sure come in handy right now as all of my lights that I brought down from the attic are not working! :(

    • Dawn

      I used this tonight no problem!

    • Angela

      This is nice to have at this time of the year. Where I work at a few co-workers and I are very faithful to coupon savings. So it will be a nice surprise when I give them one tomorrow.


    • Carrie

      I am going to hold on to mine until the night of the 19th (After 6pm), since it will be the start of the next week’s add which looks pretty hopeful. There are chances to get some stocking stuffers or other filler items like that plus last minute gifts with all of the CVS money that I’ve saved up.

    • Natalie

      So if my Publix accepts CVS coupons it would be okay to use this there?

      • Natalie

        I used it in Tallahassee, FL Publix with no problem. Thakns again for the tip!!

    • Carrie

      I used the $5 off $20 CVS coupon at Publix last night with no problem.

      • Sherri

        depends on the Publix, my Publix is not taking drug store coupons anymore, if anyone has a question call your Publix & ask their local policy about matching

    • This is awesome. Free money. Nothing better than that! Thank you!!

    • Dianne

      Can it be used more than once or is it like other CVS discount coupons that lets your card take it only once?

      • Julie

        I was just wondering the same thing! :) I just used one, and it doesn’t indicate anything on my receipt about “offer limit reached.” So it does seem that we could use it more than once!

    • Rebekah

      there was a mention of some kind of machine on the 12/13-12/19 CVS weekly post. This is where you can do a price scan or scan you cvs card & they were saying it spits out Qs. Have any of yall heard about this machine & if so is it just the register or is it actually somewhere in the store?
      Thanks for help:)!

      • Stefanie

        My CVS up the road from me (Anderson, sc) has this machine. When you walk in the door…it is straight ahead. It is bright red, can’t miss it. You can scan a product to check the price OR scan your card and it will print out any coupons available. You can scan your card more than once and sometimes it will print out coupons more than once or at least tell you there are no more available. I’ve gotten $/$$ coupons, coupons off on products in the store, etc. It is great to have!

        • Rebekah

          very cool! I’m lookin for one in the Cayce/West Columbia/Columbia area. Thank you for letting me know what I’m lookin for:)!

          • pharmSCgirl

            The new CVS on Knox Abbott has one.

            • Rebekah

              oh sweet i guess i will hit that one up to do my major shopping:)

          • Sue

            There is one in the CVS on Lake Murray Blvd.

        • I am in Anderson also and was wondering if you know do they start their ad prices after 6pm on Saturday also? I will probally go to the Greenville St. location. Never tried this before but was wondering if you had since I saw you were in Anderson also.


    • Does CVS take competitor coupons?

    • Anyone know where I can get a gift card coupon for a new prescription. I am not sure when they had them in the Ad last. Thanks!!

      Or even where I can print one. Also, does anyone know if Target accepts competitors prescription gift card coupons? Thanks again !!

      • pharmSCgirl

        I know that CVS takes competitors coupons at the pharmacy. For instance they will take the Rite Aid $25 gift card coupon but it says with a transfered rx. Not sure about target. I got a CVS one out of the coupon scanner inside a while back. Good luck finding one.

    • Terri N.

      CVS is giving a free gift to all extracare members. You choose either chapstick or hand lotion. . .

      Print this coupon to use at any CVS/pharmacy store. Pick up one of these items, present it at checkout and get it FREE with your ExtraCare card!* Happy holidays!

      Here is the link to my coupon. . .



    • Carrie

      Is this a universal coupon or will it reject since it was intended for you? The reason I ask this is because I know that CVS machines are smart and know when you use a coupon (let’s say $5 off $20) more than once when it has the same bar code.

      It’s too early for me to worry… I will just print it and try it. Worst case they tell me no and since they are friendly it wouldn’t bother me a bit.

      • Terri N.

        let me know if they let you use it Carrie!:)

        • Carrie

          It did beep, but my cashier forced it through manually. Thanks for the coupon! :)

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