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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 Weekly Ad 10/11-10/17

on 10.9.2009 at 2:40am

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It’s not a big a week at CVS next week.  It makes me hope that something is missing from the ad, but I doubt it.  I have put together a few scenario ideas though to get a free razor, body wash, face wash and cereal.  Remember you can still print (3) $5 off $25 coupons to take with you.  Many have found that you can use them again with the same card.

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If you are new to “CVSing” read this to help figure out what everything means.  It really will help.

3 Day Sale Sunday – Tuesday

  • Brach’s Candy Corn 44¢
  • $1.99 ECB wyb 4-in-1 Carving Tool at $1.99 Limit 2 free
  • 99¢ ECB wyb Halloween Nylon Treat Bag at 99¢ Limit 1 free

Week Long ECB Deals

  • $5 ECB wyb $20 in Halloween Candy (any) Limit 1
    Mar’s Funsize Candies B1G1 at $3.50-$4.49

    -.55/1 of any Reese’s candy SS 8/23
    -$1/3 Hershey’s Fun size SS 9/27
    -$1 off Hershey’s Kisses SS 9/13
    -$1/2 Rice Krispy Treats
  • $5 ECB wyb $15 in Kraft Products Limit 1
    Maxwell House Coffee, 34.5 oz $8 ea
    -$1/2 Maxwell House Coffee
    printable (buy 2, use 1, makes it $5 ea)
    Planters Nuts, 9-10.25 oz $5
    Wheat Thins, Ritz, or Triscuits $3 ea
    -$1 off Wheat Thins printable (IE) or
    printable (FF) (buy 5, use 5 makes it $1 ea)
    Free Nabisco Crackerfuls wyb Ritz Crackers SS 8/23
    -$1/2 Nabisco Crackers or Cookies Nabisco Calender booklet

    Easy Mac, or Velveeta Shells & Cheese 12oz $3
    Cakesters 12ct or Oreos 17-18oz $3
    -$1/2 Nabisco Crackers or Cookies Nabisco Calender booklet
    -$1/2 Oreo Cakesters 100 calorie printable (if included)

    DiGiorno $6
    -$1.50 off DiGiorno Ultimate toppings
    -.50/1 DiGiorno pizza SS 9/27
    -$1 off DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza SS 8/23, 8/02
  • $1 ECB wyb Lipton Iced Tea 12 pk, 16.9oz bottles at $5.99 Limit 1
  • $5 ECB wyb $15 in any Energizer Batteries Limit 1
    Energizer Max AAA/AA-8pk, C/D-4pk, 9V-2pk $5.99 ea
    Energizer Advanced Lithium AAA/AA-4pk $8
    -$1 off Energizer Batteries SS 10/4 or printable
    -$2 off Energizer Max Batteries Tearpad (buy 3, use 3 makes it 2.33 ea)
    -$2 off Energizer Advanced Tearpad
  • $7 ECB wyb (2) Picture Frames or Albums starting at $6.99 Limit 2
  • $5 ECB wyb Olay Pro X Starter Kit at $69 Limit 1
  • $5 ECB wyb any Olay Regenerists Kit or Definity Facial Care at $24.99 Limit 1
    -$1 off Olay Facial Moisturizer or Cleanser PG 9/27 or RP 9/13
  • $5 ECB wyb $15 Axe Products at $5 ea Limit 1
    Hair Care, Body Spray, Shower Tool, or Shower Gel
    -$1.50 off Axe Shower Gel
    (buy 3, use 3 coupons makes it $1.83 ea)
  • $5 ECB wyb $15 in select Gillette Products Limit 1
    Gillette Body Wash 12oz.
    -$1 off Gillette Body Wash PG 9/27
    Gillette Deodorants
    -$2/2 Gillette Deodorants coupon inside select products
    -$2/2 Gillette Deodorants PG $120 Savings Rebate Booklet
    -$1 off Gillette Clincal Strength CVS $100 Flu Booklet (store coupon)

    Gillette Shaving Products (excluding cartridges)
    -$1 off Gillette Shave Gel or Foam RP 10/4
    -$1 off Gillette Shave Preps CVS $100 Flu Booklet (store coupon)
    -$3 off Gillette Disposable Razors RP 10/4
    -$4 off Gillette Fusion Razor PG 9/27

    Gillete Shampoo or Conditioner 11.5-12.2 oz.
    -$1 off Gillette Hair Care, any, PG 9/27
  • **Deal Idea**
    (1) Gillette Fusion Razor $9.99
    (2) Gillette Shave Gel $2.59 ea
    -$4 off Fusion
    (2) -$1 off Shave Gel
    (2) -$1 off Shave preps (store coupon)
    Total Due: $7.37
    Get Back: $5, makes it .79¢ ea
    (if needed for coupon to work, buy shave gels in separate transaction)
  • $2 ECB wyb Scope Outlast Rinse or Toothpaste 7.6oz starting at $4.88 Limit 1
    -.75/1 Scope Mouthwash PG 9/27
    -$1/2 Crest Toothpastes PG 9/27
  • $3 ECB wyb Prilosec OTC 42ct. at $22.99 Limit 2
    -$1 off Prilosec OTC PG 9/27
    -$2 off Prilosec PG $120 Savings Rebate booklet
  • $2 ECB wyb Claritin 24hr tablets 30ct. or Liqui-Gels 24ct. at $19.99 Limit 2
    -$3 off Claritin 15ct +
    -$4 off Claritin 15ct + September All You Magazine or SS 9/13
  • $1 ECB wyb Quilted Northern 12 Pk double rolls or Brawny 6 Pk $6.99 Limit 3
    (states no rainchecks)
    -$1 off Quilted Northern
    -$2/2 Quilted Northern September All You Mag.

Other Deals

  • Kashi GoLean Crunch or other Cereals $3 ea
    -$3 off Kashi GoLean Vocalpoint home mailer
    (makes it FREE)
    -$1.50 off Kashi GoLean home mailer or
    -$1.50/2 Kashi Cereals printable (IE) or printable (FF)
    -$1 off Kashi Cereal coupon on select boxes
  • Flex-a-min B1G1
    -$6 off Flex-a-min RP 9/13
    -$3 off Flex-a-min
  • Nature’s Bounty Vitamins B1G1 starting at $4.99
    -$1 off
    Nature’s Bounty Vitamins And Supplements SS 9/13
    -$1 off Nature’s Bounty Vitamins And Supplements RP 8/23
    -$1 off Nature’s Bounty product
  • Revlon Cosmetics B1G1 entire line starting at $2.99
    -$1 off Revlon Cosmetic SS 9/13
  • Almay Foundation, Powder, Blush or Concealer B1G1 starting at $5.23
    -$1 off any Almay product SS 9/13, 8/02
  • Biore entire line B1G1 50% off
    -$2 off Biore Complexion Cleaning or Pore Strip products printable (IE) or printable (FF)
    -$2 off Biore Skin Preservation product printable (limit reached)
  • Free L’Oreal Cleanser 5-6oz wyb L’Oreal Towelettes 25-30ct at $6.99
    -$1 off L’Oreal Skincare product printable (IE) or printable (FF)
    -$2 off any L’Oreal Cleanser printable
    (use 2 -$2 off coupons makes it $1.49 ea)
  • Free L’Oreal Collagen Filler Night Cream 1.7oz wyb Collagen Filler Day Lotion 2oz at $16.99
    -$1 off L’Oreal Collagen or Age Perfect Product RP 9/20
    -$3 off L’Oreal Collagen product printable
    (use 2 -$3 off coupons makes it $5.49 ea)
  • Free L’Oreal Perfect Night Cream or Eye Cream wyb L’Oreal Age Perfect Day Cream or Serum at $16.99
    -$1 off L’Oreal Collagen or Age Perfect Product RP 9/20
    -$1 off L’Oreal Skincare product printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • Free L’Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Night Cream or Eye Cream wyb Advanced RevitaLift at $16.99
    -$1 off L’Oreal RevitaLift product RP 9/20
    -$1 off L’Oreal Skincare product printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • CVS Batteries B1G1
  • Purex Detergent B1G1 at $5.99-$7.69
    -.35/1 Purex Detergent SS 10/4
    -$1/2 Purex Detergent SS 8/16
    -$1 off Purex Natural Elements printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • Poland Spring Water 24pk 16.9oz bottles $3.49 ea
    -$1/2 Poland Water RP 9/27

Getting Started Scenario

  • #1
    Nylon Treat Bag 99¢
    4-in-1 Carving Tool $1.99
    Total Due: $2.98
    Get Back: $2.98 ECB (99¢, $1.99)
  • #2
    4-in-1 Carving Tool $1.99
    -$1.99 ECB
    Total Due: Nothing
    Get Back: $1.99 ECB

Now take you $2.98 ECB’s and head home if you like, save them for next week.

My Grand Plan

  • #1
    (1) Gillette Fusion Razor $9.99
    (2) Gillette Shave Gel $2.59 ea

    (2) Kashi Cereal
    (2) 4-in-1 Carving Tools $1.99 ea
    -$5 off $25 printable
    -$4 off Fusion
    (2) -$1 off Shave Gel
    (2) -$1 off Shave preps (store coupon)
    (2) -$3 off Kashi
    -$5 ECB
    Total Due: 15
    Get Back: $8.98 ECB, makes it free
  • #2
    (1) L’Oreal Cleanser $7.99 (free wyb towelettes)
    (1) L’Oreal Towelettes at $6.99
    (3) Axe Body Washes $5 ea
    (1) Nylon Treat Bag 99¢
    -$5 off 25 printable
    (3) -$1.50 off Axe printable
    (2) -$2 off L’Oreal cleanser
    -$8.98 ECB

    Total Due: 50¢
    Get Back: $5.99 ECB
    (note: scan card after coupons but before ECB’s)

Total Value Purchased: $56.12
Total Spent: 65¢
ECB Remaining: $5.99 ($5, 99¢)

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    • Kristin

      How does the count for b1g1 chocolates work. If I bought 8 bags before the b1g1 it would be around 28.00 but after the b1g1 it would be 14.00 would i still get the 5.00 ecb?

      • Kathy

        Kristin- The computer will take off the $5 on $20 before coupons but not before a sale. In other words, you will need to buy at least $20 of candy after the B1G1 has been considered. Hand them your CVS card first (you can’t wait til later on this because you need it to credit you the $5), then hand the cashier your coupons if any.

        • Kathy

          Oops! Never mind!! So sorry- I misread the deal.

    • Kimberly

      Why do you scan your card after coupons?

      • rebecca

        why scan card AFTER coupon and BEFORE ecb? I may be doing something wrong.

      • Brooke

        I think Jenny is basically saying to scan your card after the $5 off $25 coupon. This is because once you scan your card it will take off 7.99 for the cleanser making the total less than $25. Depending on how the computer works if it sees the cleanser as free it may also not take the $2.00 coupon for the cleanser.

        • Susan

          I think the computer recognizes the normal price of B1G1 items. Last week I bought four of the 4 pack schick razors blades that were B1G1 and was able to use a $5/25.

          • jennie

            i got two of the schick quattro titanium razors, and it was automatically taken off.. making my total less than $25… so i couldn’t use my coupon.. then, since i am new to couponing… i had a complete panic attack at the register… it was terrible!

            • Hsv mom

              If they subtotal before taking off the coupons, the register will take off the free items. Ask your cashier not to subtotal before using your coupons.

    • I have asked them before to scan my card after, and they said they can’t do that. Has anyone else ever run into that?

      • Lisa

        yes- they won’t let us do that either- it makes sense to me that they would want you to scan it first

      • Amanda

        My CVS insists on scanning my card first thing!

      • Julie

        On occasion they’ll just start ringing items but they ALWAYS ask for my card before they finish… Hmm… I realize now how that free cleanser could trip me up.

        I printed off a $5/$25 and I just got a $4/$20 in my email so I’ll probably just swap those between my 2 planned transactions and I’ll be safe.

        • Karen

          I went today and was just adding in my head (badly). The cashier asked for my card first, I gave it to her and she scanned it. Then she rang up my stuff, took my cents off coupons, then applied my $5 off $25 coupon, then applied my 3 ECBs, charged me the difference and I left. When I got to my car I realized that the actual amount of my purchase (subtracting off the free cleanser that rang up as FREE) I only had $24 and change of stuff that I bought. But the $5 off coupon went through fine. CVS can be pretty confusing.

    • Tanya Franco

      Under what zip code did anyone find the axe coupons? Thx!

      • Stacey

        I found it under 34608.

        • Kim

          I’m not seeing it under 34608 – any other options anybody? This is a need at our house right now so I don’t want to miss it. Thanks.

          • Sheila

            Smartsource.com using zip 30656.

          • Susan

            I’m not getting it either. I’ve tried that one, 32080, and 90210…still no luck. I’d love these coupons; my sons love Axe. It’s just so expensive without coupons and sales.

          • Stacey

            It doesn’t show on the screen when you enter zip 34608. I enter the zip and then select “AXE” shows under the Brands tab. It then pops up as the first coupon.

            • Susan

              Axe doesn’t appear in my “brands” drop down box at all. :( I tried personal care, and it’s still not there.

            • Kim

              Same here. Not in the drop down box. I tried all the zip codes given and my own.

        • Cori

          I just printed two from 34608. Look under personal care on the drop down box and then the brand axe, it makes it easier than looking page by page. Just hit return and it should be on the first page.

      • June12345

        I found it using zip 33334

      • Sue

        I can not get it either. I think that it is because I printed it a month or so ago.

    • Karen

      These deals will not work for me because they will not let me use another $5.00 of $25.00 purchase coupon again. I never received my $4.00 of of $20.00 coupon that I was suppose to get when I first got a card.

      • kelli

        I would call the number on the back of your card. I had the same problem, 2 months in I hadn’t received my coupon. The register kept printing out a place for me to enter my email address and I was told each time that I would get 1 coupon. I literally filled out the thing about 20 times but I never got a single coupon. After calling and complaining about it, they issued me $4 ECBs to print off on my next purchase.

      • melissa O.

        Yah, i was wondering how everyone was using the flu shot 5 off 25 over and over again…because when they scanned mine a second time a week later they said that i couldn’t use it twice! ugh it made me soo mad! whats the deal?

        • Katie

          That’s what happend to me today too!

    • Sasha

      Jenny, I noticed in the add a lot of deals for candy. What is a good deal? I am looking to buy Halloween candy for the kids and I was wondering what the best deal on candy would be?

      • Kristin

        My idea for the candy is as follows but not sure yet if it will work yet.

        8 bags of candy @ 3.50 and B1G1 = 14.00
        1 Tote .99
        2 Carving tools 1.99 each = 3.98
        1.00 filler item
        Total 20.00
        4 off 20.00 coupon
        4 coupons for 1.00/2
        Total After coupons 12.00
        Get back 1.99, 1.99, .99 and 5.00 ECB
        Like pay 2.00 for everything!

        • Sheryl

          which 4 1.00/2 coupons are you using? I noticed that only the mars are B1G1 and the coupons listed are hershey’s? Could we use the hershey’s on these?

          • Kristin

            I have 1.00/2 coupons for mars chocolates from the 9/20 inserts. I’m not sure which insert it was though.

      • The candy that is b1g1 Free has a limit of 4 bags. I just bought four bags using the $1/2 bags and was sad to see that this candy does not qualify for the $5 ECB either.

        • Ashley

          So you cant buy the B1G1 candy in the Halloween Candy deal? That stinks

          • Joy

            I was wondering this myself. I just called my local CVS and they told me the b1g1 snickers/m&m’s sale does work towards the 5.oo Eb bucks for a 20.00 purchase. I am in north Carolina. I may go check it out wih my additonal 5 off 25 coupon too!

    • Sheryl

      Where can I find the Energizer Batteries Tearpad?

    • Julie

      Anyone have an idea of how much the Gillette Haircare or Bodywashes are going to cost? I haven’t been able to get my hands on the Flu Booklet coupons.

      • penny saver

        in mt pleasant, they are $4.99

    • Stacey

      On a side note, CVS has created an advisor panel and you can sign up to join on their website. From time to time, they will be contacting you via email to participate in online surveys. In appreciation of your participation in these surveys they will compensate you with Extra Bucks between the amounts of $2 and $15.

      • Tracy

        WOW Stacey..Tha is MAJOR coolness!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

      • Stacey

        I printed one earlier but I believe they are now gone. The links from afullcup.com and hotcouponworld.com don’t work either.

        • Stacey

          Sorry, My comment above was in reference to the AXE coupon.

      • Carrie

        Can’t seem to find it on the website. Is it invitation only?

    • Penny

      how does bogo work at cvs? do u have to get 2 products or can u just get 1 & be charged half price?

      • kelli

        You have to buy 2 items. The first one rings up full price and the second will ring up free.

      • Remember to use 2 coupons though on B1G1.

    • amber

      are the cvs coupon booklets working as manufactured coupons or store coupons

      • Jenny

        they are store coupons so the computer will let you use another coupon with it.

    • Question, I go to CVS it says buy 20.00 worth to receive 5.00 ECB I have coupon that lowers the purchase to 16.00, so with the coupon lowering the price do I still get the 5.00 ECBs? Thank you

      • Jenny

        You will get the ECB as long as before any coupons you reached the amount needed. Great huh?

        • Melissa

          they had the candy deal this last week AND next week (5 ECB when you spend $20). does this keep accumulating or does it start over on sunday? for example, i spent $6 on candy so far this week. will that set back to 0 on sunday or will it keep accumulating toward my $20?

          • beth

            If I’m not mistaken, the Hershey’s candy was the one generating the ECBs this week. Next week it will be Mars brand, so unless the Hershey’s continues through next week, your total may not roll over to the next week.

            • beth

              Sorry, I looked at the ad again, and it SHOULD roll over to next week. The deal goes through the 24th.

    • jackie

      don’t think this is mentioned but I was on their website earlier and they have instore coupons available. I printed $2 off Hersheys or Reese Jumbo snack and $1 off Loreal. I remember wisps and Softsoap Serum…but there were others.

      • Becky

        Does the Loreal Q you printed have a CVS logo on it? And say “CVS/pharmacy Coupon” on the top by the expiration day? IF so, where did you find it? Thanks!

        • The CVS website has a savings center with lots of manufacturer and cvs store Q’s on it – check it out…some really good deals!

          • Becky

            Most of those coupons are Manf. Q and can’t be stacked. They also seem to be the same ones from coupon.com. The only CVS one I was able to print was for the Baked Lays. Would have been awesome to get a CVS Loreal one. Thanks anyway. :)

            • When I scanned my card at the kiosk when I first entered, I got a $3 CVS coupon good for ANY 2 facial cleansers and/or moisturizers! Combining that with my 2 $1 L’Oreal cleanser coupons made for a great deal on the facial towelettes/cleanser deal!

    • April

      I am having a problem trying to find the quilted Northern coupon. Is anyone else?

      • Tara

        Yes. Me too.

    • Stephanie

      I am not able to print any of the printable coupons already (Kashi, Purex, Starkist, etc…) – do these renew at somepoint or have they already been taken at 3PM today?

    • mmscls04 in cola., sc

      FYI, Wheat Thins, Oreo Cakesters and Kashi Go Lean ($1.50 off Kashi GoLean home mailer or printable)coupons have reached their limit. I just tried to print and got that message on all of these.

    • Tara

      Okay, need help please. If I have already used my $5.00 off $25.00 order this past sales week, I am not allowed to use another one for this new sales week coming up? Also, so if I am gettingthe $5 ECB wyb $15.00 in any Energizer Batteries, then using the $1.00 printable coupon, and then doing the $1 ECB wyb Quilted Northern 12 pk double rolls or Brawny 6 pk $6.99, and if I am allowed to use the $5.00 of $25.00 purchase, how is the best way to do the purchase. ie… give CVS card first, then $5.00 off $25.00 purchase, then hand over my printables… ect? Also, on the link for the Quited Northern, there was no coupon for this. Anybody know anything about this? Sorry for all the questions, but sometimes CVS confuses me. Thanks!

      • Hi Tara,

        Let me see if I can answer one of your questions.

        You can use more than one of the $5/$25 with the same card as long as the individual bar code is different. You can only print it out 1 time per computer (assuming you have your computer set up so CVS or any other site can store info on your computer). Most people will have their computers set up this way, so they can only print out #1 $5/$25 per computer.

        Assuming that is how your computer is set up, if try to print a second $5/$25 even if you retake the test you will get a print out with the same barcode. If you had access to 3 computers than you could use 3 – $5/$25 with your same CVS card. (I’ve used 2 this week with no problems but with different barcodes.) I hope that was helpful!

        • Tara

          perfect! Thank you so much!

    • I was at CVS today using the 5 off 25 printed coupon and it showed up on their computer as used before. I was ready to take it back and give her a 3 off 15 coupon, and before I realized it, she took the 5 off 25 and made it work AND took the 3 off 15!! I ended up saving a little more than I expected off my total! Whoo-hoo! Every little bit counts! :o)

      • Tracy

        Jenny..The same thing happened to me!! The cashier used both 5 & 3..and I used all my ecbs. When it was all said and done I saved big time..Im loving CVS!!

        • Becky

          It’s not supposed to be done that way (the fine print says it can’t be used with another $/$$) but occassionally the cashiers themselves don’t realize that and put them in anyway. Probably not a good thing to do on a regular basis since it could cost them their jobs. Just wanted to give some friendly advice. :)

    • Could someone please explain this to me? I don’t know what “Shave preps” are and I want to do the “grand plan”. THANKS:)

      (2) -$1 off Shave preps (store coupon)

      • Brittney

        I’m pretty sure a shave prep just mean shaving cream

      • Becky

        It’s in the CVS $100 Savings Flu coupon book (in other words it’s a CVS store coupon and can be stacked with a Manf. Q). It just means any item except for razors and cartridges.

        When Jenny says you may have to break the transaction into 2, it’s because you might not be able to use 2 CVS coupons (of the same type) in one transaction (assuming you have 2 $100 coupon books). The stores have been telling people you can only get a book if you get the flu shot. But the ad also says No purchase necessary, so I think you could argue the point…

        Hope that helps!

        • Melissa

          The Flu Shot Coupon Book coupons are Manu. Coupons that can only be used at CVS, not CVS Store Coupons (the print on the back states this) so I don’t think they will stack.

    • Michelle

      If you can shop on Saturday for your CVS deals, please note they have a $5 ECB when you buy 10 St. Ives Scrub. These are in the sample bins for $1.49 ea. I bought 10 and used my manufacture coupons from Kmart for the St. Ives $1.00/2 and so I paid $14.90 and used 5 coupons making it $9.90 and got $5 back so I paid $4.90 for 10 samples, which was about $.50 per one. These are great for Christmas baskets.

    • Jennifer

      Are the energizer tear pads on the battery display?

      • Michele

        I found them at Food Lion n an energizer display

    • April

      What time do most CVS stores start their Sunday sales on Saturday’s?

      • kelli

        I think that most of them start at 6.

        • Lindsay

          mine starts by noon. I don’t know exactly what time but it is already active when I get there.

        • SC Mom

          If you call the store, will they tell you what time the sales start? I never seem to get there before everything is gone.

    • ANYONE need the KASHI coupons for $3.00 or $1.50 off please call me-we live in Liberty. I do not need the cereal, or the coupons!

      Leave a comment and I’ll email you for mailing info.

      • Deb – Clemson

        I would like to have those coupons if they are still available. I live in Six Mile,SC. My email address is debkoconnor at yahoo dot com.


      • I’m using my $3 coups but will probably not use all the $1.50. Anyone that wants my extras, feel free to message me as well.

      • michelle

        hey do you have any more left? I love kashi cereal. My email

      • Kristin

        I also would love any Kashi coupons. We eat that cereal everyday. My email is skbaumert@hotmail.com

    • win2006

      hi, please could someone explain me about the “vocalpoint home mailer”???

      • Vocalpoint.com is website that you can join and that allows its members the chance to get in on free samples of different products. Sometimes you get an actual sample, but many times you’ll get a coupon that makes the item free (plus a bunch of high-dollar coupons also). One of their recent offers was for Kashi Go-lean; they sent a mailer with 2 FREE coupons ($3 max) and lots of $1.50/1 coupons.

    • Hi, do you all know if expired ECB’s will work? I have one that expired a few days ago and wanted to see if I could use it. Thanks so much!

      • Depends on your CVS; some will be nice and take ones that have recently expired; others won’t. Just go in and show them and ask.

    • Overall, not a bad trip; I went at midnight and my CVS was OUT of the pumpkin carvers so I had to do some readjusting in-store… I may bounce to a different one today to find them, b/c in order to spend as little OOP as possible, I forfeited the deal that would have given me ECBs on my 2nd transaction. Otherwise I’ll be starting with “0” next week.

      Trans #1 – Buy:

      (2) Kashi Go Lean cereals – 2/$6
      (1) Halloween Nylon Treat bag – $.99
      (1) Gillette Fusion Razor – $9.99
      (2) Gillette Shave Gels – $3.29 ea (DH does NOT like the cheap foam)
      (1) Lifesavers Gummis candy bag – $2.50

      -$4 off $20
      -(2) $3 off Kashi Go Lean
      -$4 off Fusion Razor
      -$.55 off any Gillette Shave gel/foam (no flu booklet)
      -$10 ECB

      Total OOP w/ tax: $3.47
      Get back $5.99 ECB (plus I had an extra $1 ecb stuck to the $10 that she missed)

      Trans #2 – Buy:
      (1) L’oreal Skin Genesis Towelettes – 7.99
      (1) L’oreal Revitalift Facial Cleanser – 6.99
      (1) Brachs Candy Corn – $.44 (filler just in case)

      -FREE Cleanser wyb L’oreal Towelettes (CVS sale)
      -$2 off L’oreal Cleanser
      -$6.99 ECB

      Total OOP w/ tax: $0.22 (my subtotal was actually NEGATIVE $.56)
      Get back: NO ECBS

      It feels pretty good when the cashier says that one of her coworkers is “pretty good” at working the ECB system but she’s never seen her get as low as me! Thanks Jenny!

    • Kimberly

      My deals:


      2 Gillette Razors – $19.98
      1 L’oreal Cleanser – $6.99
      1 L’oreal Towelettes – $6.99
      3 Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kits (Trial Size) – $2.97

      Total $36.93

      -$1 off Towelettes
      -$2 off Cleanser
      -$8 off Razors
      -$2.97 off J & J First Aid Kit
      -$5 off $30 CVS
      -$11 ECB
      -$6.99 Free Towelettes

      Paid $1.41 (Includes tax)
      Received $5 ECB

      This was my blessing for the day. Gotta love CVS!

      • lynn

        good jo .. where did you get coupon for the first aid kits as i have a rain check that pays ecbs so i could realy use that couppon thanks

        • Hsv mom

          She may have gotten them from a blinky at Publix on the medicine aisle. They had them last week, but after I posted they were available at my Publix, someone cleaned out the dispenser. :(

          • lynn

            oh bummer thank you for the info will look at my publix but if it was a week ago it was posted i have a slim chance of getting them also wish people understood the diffrence between stocking up and hording i have a large3 family myself so of course some one with a large family is going to need to buy more than a person with a small family but that doesnt mean buy them all Just a suggestion to people with large familysI will buy a few at the start of the same and if i need more i wait till the last day of the sale to stock up that way i am not taking from anyone eles ….

      • Cassandra

        Can I do this deal as a newbie with 0 ECB?
        I have all the coupons

    • I can’t get the shopping list for CVS to work. Anyone else??

    • Cori

      Kashi cereal at Walmart for $3.00 – just in case your CVS runs out, I saw a whole end cap of this today.

      • MeghanLD

        Did the Kashi at Wal-Mart include the Honey Sunshine?

    • Debra

      I had a good day at CVS, here is what I purchased: All these items were on sale except the paper and peanuts for extra savings.

      2 cans of Maxwell House Coffee 34.5 ounces
      2 boxes of Kashi Cereal
      2 bags of Brachs Candy Corn
      1 Sunday Paper
      1 snack size of roasted peanuts

      Coupons Used:
      $1 off coffee
      $6 off cereal
      $5 off $25
      $8.50 ECB

      Total before coupons was $25.38 and after all the coupons my grand total was $4.88 OOP which was a great deal along with the items being on sale. I also got back a $5 ECB for purchasing the coffee deal.

    • Pam

      I may have missed it somewhere, but don’t think I’ve seen this mentioned here yet. Just wanted to point out that there is a promotion for Energizer where you can get a free BCA Keep Going Journal with the purchase of 3 packs of batteries & they will donate $1 per journal to Komen for the Cure.


    • Binkle

      I was going to try the Grand Plan for this week but I’m a little confused. I’ve only been doing this a few weeks so I’m still a newbie. With Grand Plan #1 its says you get back $8.98 in ECB. After reviewing the ads and looking over this multiple times, I cant figure out how you get this. I am only coming up with $6.99 ECB. I feel like maybe there is a secret that I don’t know or maybe I’m just missing something. Can anyone help. Thanks so much.

      • Marina

        The gillette deal (6.99 ECB) plus the carving tool (1.99 ECB). Gives you 8.98 ECB. :)

      • Hsv mom

        Rebates for grand plan #1

        Carving tools you buy 2x$1.99=$3.98 rebate
        One Razor plus two shave gels=$5.00 rebate
        Equals a total for rebates of=$8.98

        The chance of getting the carving tools today is very slim though as these types rebates usually sell out less than an hour after the store opens.

        • Rose

          My red plum coupon for 10-4 was for 55 cents off Gilette shave Gel not 1.00, anyone else have that issue?

      • Binkle

        AGH, now I see. I didn’t read close enough. I was thinking you could only do 1 of the ECB rebates per item. I now see that some items you can get more on. Thanks for pointing that out for me. So exciting!! This site, the members and staff are awesome!! Thanks so much!!!

    • Kerry

      I wasn’t super impressed or excited about this weeks ad… Here’s what I got:

      #1 Buy:
      3 – Axe BW $15
      1 – Halloween Treat Bag $.99
      3 – $1.50/1 BW
      $10 ECB
      $1.61 w/tax

      #2 Buy:
      Quilted Northern TP 6.99
      $5 ECB
      $.99 ECB
      Total: ZER0!

      But I only have $1 in ECB left for next week, or whenever, this is why I’m sad :( lol.

      • Kerry

        Oops, I also used $1/1 for the toliet paper… duh.

        I should really learn to proof read.

    • Stephanie

      Hi! I am so thankful for this website and all the help here. I had a problem with the grand plan and ended up spending $15…
      Here is what I did.

      3 axe body washes $15.00
      loreal skin cleanser 7.99
      loreal skin wipes (free)

      6 ecb
      (2)1.50 off axe washer (could only print 2)
      (2)2.00 off loreal
      $4 off $20 purchase

      I got 5 ecb and paid 7.14

      I didn’t get the deal the plan said I would? It said I only have to pay $.15. What did I do wrong? Please help!!

      • Stephanie

        I’m new, so I really do need help :)
        I spent 7.14 on this one and the first plan I had to change a few things since the 4-in-one carving knives were gone…I spent 8.00 on that one…

        • Hsv mom

          Her plan: Buy
          (1) L’Oreal Cleanser $7.99 (free wyb towelettes)
          (1) L’Oreal Towelettes at $6.99
          (3) Axe Body Washes $5 ea
          (1) Nylon Treat Bag 99¢
          -$5 off 25 printable
          (3) -$1.50 off Axe printable
          (2) -$2 off L’Oreal cleanser
          -$8.98 ECB
          Total Due: 50¢
          Get Back: $5.99 ECB

          The difference with your plan is that you had one less $1.50 coupon, 2.98 less in ECB (total coupon/ECB difference is $4.48) and yours includes tax, hers does not. Also, you should have gotten the cleanser for free and paid $6.99 for the towels. The difference in the ECB you recieved back was the nylon bag.

    • Samantha

      Has anyone tried buying the Digiorno pizzas at their CVS using the Ultimate Toppings coupons out? I stopped by my CVS this morning and all they had were the “regular” pizzas that just say rising crust on the front. Does anyone know if the pizza has to say “ultimate toppings” on it for the coupon to work? My husband loves these and I was hoping to work them into a deal using a $5/$25, but it wouldn’t be as good of a deal if those coupons wouldn’t work.

    • I did ok today, but it turns out prices at CVS in DC are higher. For example, the L’oreal products were each $8.79.

    • Jenn D.

      Has anyone tried to stack the Flu booklet coupons with manuf. coupons yet? I have two booklets and was going to use them with the Gillette shaving cream manf. q’s, but I wasn’t sure if it would work or not. If I have to split the trans., would you still be able to get the $5ECB’s on the Gillette products or do you have to buy them all at the same time?

      • They are CVS coupons and can be stacked. I stacked them with the Gilette deal and toothpaste last week.

    • kelli

      I finally made it to CVS today. I was out of town on Sunday and I knew there was a good chance they wouldn’t have anything until today (they get their truck on Tuesdays) but I got today and of course they didn’t have either of the freebies. They didn’t even have a place on the shelf for them. Their Halloween section was pretty lame. I still had a pretty good trip.

      I bought:
      2 boxes of Kashi Go Lean = $3 each
      1 package of Quilted Northern (12pk) = $6.99
      1 L’Oreal towelettes = $6.99
      1 L’Oreal cleaner = free
      – $5/$25
      -(2) $3 off Kashi Go Lean
      – $1 off Quilted Northern
      – (2) $2 off L’Oreal
      – $4 ECBs
      Subtotal: -$.02, Total OOP: $.49 (all tax), Total Saved: $34.37, Total ECBs Earned: $1

    • kelli

      I went back to CVS again to do the above deal again, except I got the $7.99 L’Oreal and used $5 in ECBs. Spent 66 cents out of pocket (all tax). When I was there I tried to return something that I’d been meaning to return for the last 2 weeks. I bought a bottle of shampoo that I thought I needed to buy because the bottom of my receipt told me I needed to spent 5 more cents to get the ECBs to print out. I was in a rush and didn’t notice that they’d printed out even though the receipt didn’t seem to think that they had. The last bottle didn’t make the ECBs print out and when I asked to void the sale and give me back the ECBs tat I’d paid with, a manager was called over and she started to make phone calls about it. I told her that I was in a hurry and that I’d just return it later….

      So, later was tonight and of course there was an issue. The Shampoo was $4.99. I used a $1 coupon and $3 ECBs. I paid $1.24 OOP. The cashier, who was new, returned the shampoo and told me to swipe my card, putting the full amount ($5.24) back on it. Then the manager that was training her came back over, I guess the computer was having an issue. After a few minutes of no one telling me what was going on, I asked… the manager told me that she was returning it, so I just stood and waited. Finally I saw that she was just giving me $1.24 back. She never mentioned this, she just did it. I told her that if I was only getting $1.24 back that I didn’t want to return it.

      She told me that this was all that she could do. She told me that there was no way for her to do anything else. I asked if she could put the rest of it onto a gift card for me of something and she said that there’s no way to do that. I’m just wondering if this is true? This is only the second thing that I’ve ever tried to return to CVS (the first thing was a clearance item that I paid for with ECBs and I had no problem returning it – they even gave me cash back for it).

      I’d love any help/input on this.

      The thing that made me the maddest about this is that after I walked away, I heard the manager whispering something about me to the cashier. I hate shopping at that store and I swore that I wasn’t going to anymore but it’s less than a mile from where I live and the other one is across town. I absolutely LOVE CVS, but this store’s management is awful!

      • Emily

        Well, you can always just go in and return it without a receipt and they’ll put the full amount on a gift card that way. That happened to me once before and that’s what she did because she couldn’t get the coupons or ECB back for me.

        • kelli

          I thought about doing that. I’ll probably do it at the store with nicer management/employees. I was just wondering if it’s actually CVS’s policy to only return the OOP. I mean, it’s not like I bought something on sale and then brought it back and tried to get full price for it (full price is $6.99). I just want what I “paid” for it. It would be totally insane for me to only take $1 back for something that’s so expensive at regular price.

          • Meredith

            I returned a glucose monitor because the rebate in box was expired–I had purchased with ECB. The cashier did a return for me no questions asked and put it on a gift card. I think it has to do with the cashier.

    • LD

      I decided to do the Energizer battery deal
      Lithium 2 pkgs
      16.00 total
      -$3/15 and 2 $1 printables
      then mail in for the $5 rebate
      then get back $5 ecb
      so in the end I will have paid $1 and a stamp for the batteries lol .

      I think I have just missed going to cvs lately but will have the RR for this coming weeks deal

    • Beth

      Email surprise! Today I aged yet another year. I got a coupon from CVS for $3 bucks off ANY order for my bday. WooHoo!

      • kelli

        I got one of those last 2 weeks ago for my birthday. it was exciting! :)

    • Momof2 (Greer, SC)

      How are you guys able to use (2) loreal coupons if the cleaner is free. The ad says buy the towelettes & get a cleaner for free. I assumed that I would buy the towelettes & use the $2 q for that & the cleaner would ring up free.

      • rydergal

        CVS will allow you to use a coupon on a free item as well, so you can use 2. They still get reimbursed for the q by the manufacturer regardless of how much they charge you for the item…so giving it to you for free, but then allowing you to use a q on it, means they actually get money on the deal from the manufacturer. It’s a win-win situation :)

        • Momof2 (Greer, SC)

          Thank you for replying. Do I need to scan my CVS card after the coupons or is it ok to scan it before?

          • Ashley

            Scan it before.

    • Stephanie

      I just wanted to say that our CVS accepts Walgreens store coupons. Right now Almay is bogo free, and other almay products are bogo 50% off. Walgreens has $3 off bright eyes stuff. I used two $3 off Walgreens coupons on these and got them for very cheap!! I had another $1 any Almay product as well as a $4 off $20 purchase…So, I got lots of make up for a great deal. (I also used my Revlon coupons for the Revlon bogo makeup as well!).

    • Jenny W.

      Does anyone know if you can sub. another pack of towelettes rather than the tube of facial cleanser with the L’oreal BOGO deal? Same price…I just prefer the towelettes. (get two packs of towelettes rather than one and a tube)

      I asked at CVS but the cashier was very busy and didn’t bother doing a check on the register to see if it would still ring up on sale…just rolled her eyes and said “NO!” I just wanted to see if anyone else out there had tried this…

      Thanks, Jenny, and all the others who post cuopons and deals…this has really helped our household quite a bit!

      • kelli

        I’m not sure if it would work or not but you could buy one of each and then take in the tube to exchange it for the towelettes the next time you go in. They shouldn’t have any problem exchanging it since it’s the same price.

        • couponlover

          I think that this is why CVS is going to be revising this coupon policy because of actions like this. If someone wants 2 towelettes then they should just buy 2 towelettes but get also get the 2 cleaners but just pass it on to someone who may like it (friend or relative)but taking it back & exchanging it to me would be wrong. My CVS says that people have been buying things that comes w/ an ecb at 1 store & returning it at another store & then keeping the ecb from the original purchase & also getting a refund. Once again actions like that is what messes up a good thing. That is why if you buy something & get a ecb for it & try to return it, they will deduct the ecb from the return which I think is a great idea. In reference to the original post, just be happy with the 1 towelette. Not trying to be mean or anything but we are fortunate to be able to use coupons at all.

          • Jenny W.

            You are absolutely right…I never intended any dishonesty, just wanted to check.

            Thanks to you both, kelli and couponlover!

    • Momof2 (Greer, SC)

      Thank you guys so much for letting me know that you can use 2 coupons on BOGO item at CVS. I never knew this. I guess I’m not so experienced as I thought. I went today & got the Loreal Cleaner for $6.99 & the towelettes for $6.99. I used a CVS store q for $3 off 2 cleaners & (2) $2 Loreal coupons. My total was 42 cents. I practically ran out the store. Thanks again guys.

    • Jamie

      The Glade candle offer limits to one. Does this mean one per transaction? I used one today, but would like to go back and get another. I also had a ton of issues ( I was sweating by the time I left there, using only 2 transactions). It took the cashier about 20 minutes to ring me up, and get all of my q’s to work. All of my q’s wouldnt work for the candy deal, but still ended up making out ok:

      1 glade candle
      8 bags of Hershey’s candy

      $5 off $25
      $3.50 glade printable
      B1G1 Hersey candy bags
      (had 1 more each of the above for herseys and it wouldn’t work??)

      oop: $15.66 (including tax)
      Got back $11.99 ECB

      1 Cottonelle 12 pk double rolls
      2 8pk double roll Bounty Select a size

      $3.00 of $15.00
      $2.00 Cottonelle
      $11.99 ECB

      oop: .79 (covering taxes)

      All in all good trip, but VERY frustrating, and there was only one cashier working with a line up behind me :(