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CVS Hidden Deals

on 8.18.2009 at 2:49pm

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There are two Hidden Deals at CVS this week!!

1.  Get $1.49 ECB wyb CVS Tampons at $1.49 (limit 1) FREE

2.  The following Loreal Deal is actually a limit of 2

$10 ECB wyb L’Oreal Advanced Revitalift Deep Set Eye Wrinkle Repair & any Cleanser

L’Oreal Advanced Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle Repair $14.99
L’Oreal Age Perfect, Revitalift, or Skin Genesis Cleanser 5-8oz $5.99
-$1 off LOreal Age Perfect product RP 6/21
-$1 off L’Oreal Revitalift product RP 6/21
-$1 off L’Oreal Moisturizer or Cleanser, RP 8/02, 5/31
-$5 off L’Oreal Deep Set Wrinkle Repair
-$4 off $20 in Facial products “CVS Autofill” booklet (ask pharmacy)

**Deal Idea**
(1) Loreal Cleanser $5.99
(1) L’Oreal Deep Set Repair $14.99
-$4 off $20 store coupon
-$1 off Cleanser
-$5 off Deep Set Wrinkle Repair
Total Due: $10.98
Get Back: $10 ECB, makes it $0.49 ea

Repeat again!!

(thanks to everyone that emailed and commented)

    • Susan

      Just wondering if anyone has successfully printed the $5 off wrinkle repair coupon more than once. I was able to print once, but get the message that I’ve exceeded my limit when I go back in. Would LOVE to do this deal again!!

    • Verona

      I did, but I can’t remember if I did it from the same computer or if I did one on each computer in the house. I also just got an email $4/$20 coupon. It is specific to beauty purchases. Makes for a great deal!

    • heather

      I was able to print 2 per computer.

    • Erika

      I was also only able to print the q once. I did go back today and get the deal again though, using a $1.00 coupon. I got a $4/20 beauty email and took the readyfill quiz and got the $5/25 and was able to use these together! So I spent about $9 OOP (I also got the filler paper and a couple of clearence glade plugins that I had a B1G1 for) and got back $11.98 in ECBs, not bad!

    • Erin

      I was able to print two from the same computer, but I did one immediately after the other.

      Also, don’t forget that you can send in your CVS receipt when you buy two participaing Loreal products for a cosmetics case & samples!


    • My tampons were 1.89. Wish I would’ve known about the limit of two for Loreal!! I spent like 1.XX after using the Ready Fill beauty coupon….only tax.

    • Enzo

      I printed two Qs from the same computer, using Safari browser.

    • Bobbie

      How do you find the CVS hidden deals? Just look around in the store? Also, to get the free cosmetic bag the Deep set wrinkle 24hr eye repair duo is the only qualifing item in the above deal idea isn’t it? And if it is you would have to repeat the deal to get the bag I guess.

    • Stacy K

      Ya’ll can you help?? I asked the person behind the counter for a rain check on the mini comp notebooks…turns out he’s the manager and not exactly ECB friendly…but he said he won’t issue rain checks on the 3 days sale items. Is this everywhere and I just missed it somehow??

    • Stacy K

      Oh and my tampons were also 1.89, but still got the 1.89 in ECBS!

    • Bonnie in ATL

      Stacy K. – post #8
      Our CVS in N. metro Atlanta said they would give a rain check for the sale price of items that they had run out of, but no EBCs would be allowed beyond the 3 day sale. :(

    • Anne Marie

      My CVS in Canton, GA will force the ecb’s with a raincheck. I haven’t had a problem at either of the two CVS’s I normally shop.

    • Stacy K

      I wonder why there’s not a ‘corporate’ policy on the three day sale ecb items??

      I guess I’ll have to shop at 5:00 Sat evening, load my buggy and browse until 6 PM before I check out. He said Sat. nights were crazy and they did print the ecbs!

    • elizabeth

      What is an ECB? How do I get one?

    • Jennifer

      There is a corporate policy on 3-Day sales; the policy is the sale price AND the ECB’s should be issued. When you have a problem, call the corporate number on the back of the card. They WILL fix it! I’ve run into this problem twice, and both times corporate issued the rain checks, and told me that they were going to ‘retrain’ the managers and associates at that store regarding the policies.

    • Misty

      Smyrna, GA My store issued the ECB and rain check with no problem.

    • Stacy K

      Fab! I’ll call today!

    • Tara Jackson

      Does anyone know if this was a Sun- Tue deal or a weeklong deal? I tried yesterday and they were out of the Wrinkle Repair.

      • Jenny

        They are both week long deals!

    • Meredith

      I am so frustrated. My husband was very kind and helped me pick up last night. My ECB are gone and it is trash day so the trash is gone. I called CVS and they said they could only give me $8 of the $17 ECB back that I lost. Do you guys know if there is anything else that I can do? I really hate to lose $9. Thanks so much for your help!

    • srtasa

      i also got a no to getting rainchecks on 3 day sale items. the cvs that was my favorite has been becoming very unfriendly lately.

    • Bobbie

      Meredith I sure don’t know. I have the same problem but try to hang onto them just like my money. Have so much to keep up with.

    • Taylor

      FYI–The $5 off coupon for the Eye Cream can be used for the Loreal Nighttime or Day moisturizer too!

    • I did this deal an hour ago and it was the single most frustrating q shopping experience I have ever had- not because of beeping or acceptance issues. It was the cashier’s attitude. When I handed over my q’s for the second transaction, she grumbled and said, “how did you get so many coupons? You are shamming the system and they’ll put a stop to it soon.”

      I’ve heard stories on this site and others of people being treated in such a way but it’s never happened to me up until now. She made me feel as if I was a criminal or something. I think I’m going to call CVS corporate and complain. It had me so flustered, I messed up on handing her my ECBs for the second transaction. I handed her an old ECB for $5 and then tore off the bottom one from my first transaction (which was the $1.89 ECB for the tampons) without looking at it and handed it over- which meant I couldn’t use the $10 L’Oreal ECB on the purchase and was OOP $4.00 rather than .98. Ugh!

    • I just went CVSing for the first time. I was in there forever (I was on lunch break, so time was short) I hadn’t realized that some of the great deals were 3 days only and ended yesterday. Hopefully I will do better next week as I figure it all out. I got the L’Oreal eye cream deal, picked up a couple of other items I needed to get to the $25 to use my $5/$25. Got the ReadyFill coupon book from the Pharmacy–they actually gave me two! Look forward to going back and learning the store…and using my $10 ECB.

    • Jenn

      Where do you get the $4 off $20 CVS coupon?

    • Miss M


      Don’t let the store clerks get to you. You were doing nothing wrong. I’ve only had this happen to me once and when the clerk got snippy with me I told her I had the corporate number on the back of my card and if she wanted to explain her accusations to them I could give them a call right now and pulled out my cell phone. She was fast at apologizing and checking me out in an appropriate manner. Now when I go in I purposely get in her line and I’ve had no more problems since.

    • heads up…get your carefree panty liners coupons ready…money maker heading our way YAY

    • suzanne

      ladies, if you delete the cookies on your computer after you print a coupon, it will let you print another coupon. Here is the way to do that:

      Firefox browser – Go to TOOLS at the top of the browser and click CLEAR PRIVATE DATA. This will remove any cookies that your computer has picked up while browsing this site

      I am not sure where you go if you are using Internet Explorer, but it will be similar. It is probably under tools or something like that. If you can’t figure it out, check with someone you know who might be computer savy.

    • Jenn-

      Go back to the pharmacy and ask them if they have a coupon book for you if you ask about Ready Fill. They gave me 2 coupon books yesterday (I think it was an accident). There are several $4 off 20 in there.

    • Anne Marie

      Elizabeth #14,

      ECB’s are extra care bucks. When you use your CVS card to buy items that are advertised on sale with x amount of ecb’s, they will print on your receipt to use on your next purchase. So if you buy the above products, you will pay the total OOP if you don’t have any ECB’s, but you will get $10 to spend on your next purchase. Does that help?

    • Maehing O

      Meridith #19
      I had my pocketbook stolen two weeks ago, and my CVS was very happy to take care of replacing my ECB’s. I went on line and printed out my summary of unused ECB’s from cvs.com, took it into my store and she reprinted them. Another reason I love CVS!

      God luck! They should reprint all of them for you!

    • Tara

      I did this today and really like the cleanser and the eye cream!

    • Tracy

      Do you think this will work? I still have my $5 off $25 purchase. I wanted to develop some pics so I was thinkinng I could develop $5 worth and purchase the Loreal deal. That would be just slightly over $25. I could give the $5 coupon to bring it down to $20. Then the $4 off $20 in skin products, then my q’s for loreal stuff. Should esssentially make my pics free, too. but will they take 2 q’s like that? Just not sure of the policy.

    • Tracy

      Well, I got there to try it, but the pic kiosk was down, so I got the tampons and Qtips. Used both coupons and paid $1.68 OOP and got back 11.89 in ECBs. Yay!

    • Paige

      I just purchased the $1.49 tampons and did not receive my ECB. What did I do wrong, or is this a one day or limit issue. I only purchased one, but received no ECB.

    • Angela

      Can someone tell me if there is a deal if you transfer your prescription to CVS? I thought I seen one time that there was some type of incentive for transferring your prescription? Thanks for your help!!