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CVS Thanksgiving Deals

on 11.21.2008 at 10:13am

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Here are the amazing Thanksgiving Day deals.  This sale starts on Thanksgiving and runs through Saturday however, if you actually want to buy any of it go on Thursday.  The grand plan (scroll down) this week gets you $120 in products for $4.25 out of pocket!!  Stores open Thursday morning at 8am.  I would assume the 24 hour stores you could go at Midnight if you really wanted to.  Week long deals and scenarios are here.

3-Day FREE after ECB items:

Colgate Total Advanced, Clean, Advanced Fresh or Whitening $2.99 (Limit 2)
-$1.50 off any Colgate Total Toothpaste Printable
-$1 Colgate Total Advanced, any 4 oz.+ SS 11/16
-$1 off Colgate Total or Max Fresh Toothpaste Register Receipt Coupon

Aussie Shampoo or Conditioner $2.99 (Limit 2)
-$1 Aussie Product, any except trial size PG 10/12

Johnson’s Soft Lotion $5.69 (Limit 1)
-$1 Melt Away Stress or any Johnson’s Body Care Product Printable
-$1 Hand or Body Lotion or Body Wash, Any Register Receipt Coupon

Gatorade G2 20oz $1.49 (Limit 3)
-$1/2 Gatorade G2 from Beauty Book

Hershey’s King Size Bars $1.00 (Limit 1)
B1G1 Hersheys Bar, 1.45 oz – 1.55 oz SS 9/28
B1G1 Hersheys Milk Chocolate Bar, w/ Almonds, or Special Dark SS 11/9

Bic Soliel $5.99 (Limit 2)
-$3 Bic Soleil System Razor, SS 11/02
-$2 on any Razor Purchase of $10 or more Register Receipt Coupon

Garnier Nutritioniste cleansing towelettes 25 ct. $5.99 (Limit 1)
-$1 Garnier Nutritioniste Cleanser or Moisturizer, any RP 8/24, 9/14, 11/09

Maybelline Foundation $8.99 (Limit 2) – Week long deal
-$3 off any Maybelline Foundation RP 10/26
-$2 off any Maybelline Foundation , RP 9/21

-$4 off $20 in Cosmetics Register Receipt Coupon

5 hr Energy 2pk $3.99 (Limit 1)

Magnovox Remote or Phillilps Headphones $6.99 (Limit 2)

L’Oreal lipgloss $6.99 (Limit 2)
-$1 L’Oreal Lipcolour, RP 11/02

Sally Hansen Max Growth $3.79 (Limit 1)
-.50/1 Sally Hansen nail color, any RP 8/17
-$3/2 Sally Hansen Nail Color or Nail Treatment CVS Beauty Book

Covergirl Smoothers Foundation $7.99 (Limit 1)
-$1 Cover Girl Product, PG 10/12, 11/02
-$4 off $20 in Cosmetics Register Receipt Coupon

Covergirl Smoothers Powder $5.99 (Limit 1)
-$1 Cover Girl Product, PG 10/12, 11/02

Other ECB Deals

$5 ECB wyb Clairol Hydrience Haircolor for $8.49 Limit 1
-$2 Clairol Perfect 10, Nice N Easy, Natural Instincts or Hydrience Haircolor PG 11/2

$3 ECB wyb Playtex 16-18ct for $3.99 Limit 1
-$1 Playtex Gentle Glide SS 10/05

$6 ECB wyb Schick Quattro Razor or Trimmer for $7.99 Limit 1
-$2 Schick Titanium Trimmer printable
-$4 off Schick Quattro Power razor or refill coupon on product
-$4 off any Schick Quattro Titanium Razor, Refill or Travel Gift Set Dec. All You Mag.
-$2 on any Razor Purchase of $10 or more Register Receipt Coupon

$10 ECB wyb Small Kitchen Appliance for $19.99, Limit 1, Offer includes…
Rival 5 qt Crock Pot
Oster 10 cup Rice Cooker
Black & Decker 12 cup Digital Coffee Maker
Home Exclusives Waffle Maker
Rertro Style Hot Air Popcorn Maker
3 in 1 Grill
Electric Griddle

$20 ECB wyb Digital Photo Frame 5.6”-7” for $79.99 Limit 1
$3 ECB wyb Digital Photo Keychain for $17.99 Limit 4
$20 ECB wyb Kodak Easyshare C713 Digital Camera for $89.99 Limit 2
$5 ECB wyb Craig 2G MP3 Player for $24.99 Limit 1
$10 ECB wyb GPS for Dummies for $89.99 Limit 1
$5 ECB wyb Essence of Beauty Shopper Tote for $14.99

$3 ECB wyb Memory Foam Pillow for $9.99 Limit 1
$3 ECB wyb Scunci Scarfband/Headband for $9.99
$3 ECB wyb 4pc Spa Set for $9.99 Limit 1
$10 ECB wyb Shiatsu Heated Massage Cushion for $89.99 Limit 1

Other Deals
Whitman’s Sampler $3.99
-$2 Whitmans Sampler 12oz  RP 5/4

Soft & Dri Pulse or Right Guard $.99

50% off
Boxed Holiday Cards (excludes Hallmark & American Greetings)

The Grand Plan. This is what I will do Thanksgiving morning using the coupons that I have.  I have done this starting with no extra care bucks to make it easy for anyone that is just starting.  I do have $15 ECB’s remaining from last weeks Duracell deal, to use those add transaction #2 and #3 together (remove the .50 cent filler item) and pay with the $15 ECB from last week.

(2) Colgate Total Advanced

-$1 off CVS coupon

(1) -$1.50 off printable (technically states one per household)
(1) -$1 off SS 11/16
Total Due: $2.48 cash
Get Back: $5.98 ECB

(1) Johnson’s Soft Lotion $5.69
(1) Aussie Product
(1) .50 cent filler item
-$1 off Johnsons
-$1 off Aussie
Total Due: $6.18, pay with $5.98 from #1 and .20 cents
Get Back: $8.68 ECB ($5.69, $2.99)

(2) Bic Soliel Razors

(3) Gatorade G2
(2) Hershey’s Bars
(1) -$2 off $10 in razors CVS coupon
(1) B1G1 Hershey’s
(2) -$3 off Bic Soliel
Total Due: $9.45, pay with $8.68 ECB from #2 and .77 cents
Get Back: $17.45 ECB ($4.47, $11.98, $1)

(1) Garnier Towelettes
(2) Maybelline Foundations (if you did not buy them earlier in the week)
(1) Cover Girl Powder
-$4 off $20 in Cosmetics CVS coupon
-$1 off Garnier
(2) – $3 off Maybelline
-$1 off Covergirl
Total Due: $17.96, pay with $17.45 from #3 and .51 cents
Get Back: $29.96 ECB ($5.99, $17.98, $5.99)

(1) Energy 2pk
(2) Magnovox or Phillips items
(2) L’Oreal Lip Gloss
(2) -$1 off Lip Gloss
Total Due: $29.95, use $26.96 ECB from #4 (ask to downgrade by one penny)
Get Back: $31.95 ECB ($3.99, $13.98, $13.98)

(1) Sally Hansen Max Growth
(1) Cover Girl Foundation
(1) Schick Quattro
(1) Playtex
(1) -$1 filler item (at least.71¢)
-.50/1 Sally Hansen
-$1 off Cover Girl
-$4 off Schick
-$1 off Playtex
Total Due: $18.26 pay with $3.99 and $13.98 ECB from #5 and .29 cents
Get Back: $20.78 ECB ($3.79, $7.99, $6, $3)

You still have one Aussie Product left that you can buy.

Total value of products: $120.28
Total spent out of pocket: $4.25
Extra Care Bucks Remaining: $34.76

    • April

      when you say cvs coupon.. is this just their advertised sale or is there an additional coupon i should be looking for?

    • Jenny

      The CVS coupons are all coupons that will print on your receipt with all your extra care bucks. I got most of these this week doing my battery deals.

    • I love you! You save me so much time and energy every week! I’m going to link to this post on my little blog.

    • Brenda

      HELp! I am new at this! What if I do not have those coupons from weeks ago?

    • Jenny

      You can still buy everything you just won’t make as much money in the end. Buy items in groups that are about the same amount so that you can keep using the ECB’s from the previous transaction to pay for the next transaction.

    • Renee

      Do you get the beauty book at CVS?

    • cheryl

      I never get register coupons. Am I doing something wrong? I did 2 battery deals this week.

    • cheryl

      I also could only use 1 $5/2 batteries. Even though I did 2 transactions, the register kept beeping it out. The manager said my first $5/2 coupon was posted with my cvs card and there is a 1 per customer limit. did anyone else have this problem?

    • I did not get the register receipt coupons and I did the battery deals. Should I hand them my card when I walk in and see if I can get them to print. If not, is there any other way to get the coupons??

    • Jenny

      If you just started CVSing I have heard that it takes about 3-4 weeks before coupons will start to print when you check out. You can always try getting them to scan it when you enter the store to see if you will get any before shopping. Also make sure you have registered your card on CVS’s website so that you are getting emailed coupons!!

    • Alanna

      Thanks for writing the deals up. I have paper clipped my coupons in 6 separate trans with your deals on the fron to keep me organized. I only hope that since I am going to a differnt CVS in another town everything goes smoothly

    • Jenny

      I’m going to a new CVS too. I hope Tallahassee FL CVS’s are as nice as mine in SC!

    • troy

      i will be starting my cvs journey on thanksgiving day..thanks for posting it from the beginning for us newbies……

    • retro mama

      Where do you get the beauty book??

    • Jenny

      The Beauty Book is sold in CVS for .99 cents. These come out every few months so you might not find any in your stores now. I have never gotten my hands on these coupons so I hope you have better luck. You can get them on ebay still but probably wouldn’t have them in time for this weeks sales. They expire 12/31.

    • I’m amazed once again. Way to go with the deal scenerios!

    • Susan

      I was just wondering if you do all of your transactions at once or do you go and get the things for the first transaction and then go back and get the things for the second, etc.

    • Jenny

      So I don’t lose things to people shopping behind me, I get everything in my buggy and then sort it into groups. I’ll check out at one time and if there is a line behind me I’ll finish a transaction and step to the beck of the line for next ones. It’s much faster to me to do all the shopping at one time and then all the checking out.

    • Marcy

      Are all the coupons from register coupons or do I need to cut them out of the paper some were?

    • Jenny

      Any blue colored coupon is a CVS coupon that is either a register or beauty book coupon all found/acquired at the store. The other red coupons are from newspaper inserts or printables. The SS means Smart Source insert, RP means Red Plum insert, so SS 9/21, is Smart Source Sept. 21st

    • Rose

      Jenny would you go ahead & use $10/50 coupon or would you wait for another deal. Thanks

    • Jenny

      It depends on how many ECB’s I have starting out. I would probably do a few transactions and then do one big transaction at the end so that I could have the most ECB’s to use with it so that I wasn’t paying a lot out of pocket just to use a coupon.

    • Loretta


      Any chance CVS will start the THanksgiving sale a day early like they do on the weekends?

    • Jenny

      Oh I wish I knew that! The ad states that stores open at 8am and that it is a special 3 day sale. I’m treating it like the Sunday/Monday specials they run that really only work on those day. I will be there at 8am…

    • Katie

      Jenni — Tallahasse CVS’s are very nice! I use the one in the Oak Valley Shopping Center on N. Monroe (there’s a publix next door too). Have a nice trip!

    • troy

      jenny..on transaction #5 you say to ask to downgrade by a penny…can you please explain this….thx

    • Sarah

      My BF ad says limit one on the Maybeline Mineral Power Foundation???

    • Jenny

      On Transaction #5, to use an ECB that is more than the value you are purchasing the register will not want to accept it, but the cashier can change your ECB value to be a penny less and it will take it with out a problem. Normally you don’t want to do this because you are losing money but in the case of a penny it is better to downgrade the ECB then to be forced to buy candy and spend more money.

    • Jenny

      The Maybelline Foundation might be advertised as limit 1 for Black Friday but it is really limit 2 because that is how it is advertised in the week long flyer.

    • debby

      i did the amx transaction the cards were $4 95 each still made 10 ebs

    • kelly

      what is the amx transaction

    • Jenny

      It is part of the week long deals buy 3 Amex Cards and get $10 ECB. The cards have an activation fee of $3.95-6.95 each. They also only start at $25 I think so you have load them and pay the fee.

    • Cathy

      I couldn’t do all of your scenarios b/c I didn’t have all of the coupons but I did three carefully planned transactions this morning and got $70 worth of items for $.81 and I got $32 in ECB back!!! I did have a $10 gift card from MyPoints which helped:) but I couldn’t have done it without all of your matchups-thanks!!!!

    • shortyhodge


      Heads Up, when I did my deals yesterday I discovered out of accident that the Schick Men’s razors were printing ECB’s for 2…. I had a BIGI coupon that I used to get the 2nd razor FREE and it printed 12 ECB, not 6, Happy Thanksgiving!!