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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • 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 10/25-10/31

on 10.23.2009 at 1:59am

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These deals start Sunday 10/25 at CVS.  It’s a so-so week.  If you have any $5 off $25 coupons or other money off coupons lying around you should have a great week!


Go here to see the full ad scan.

If you are new to CVS please read the getting started guide.  It will help explain all the greek that you are looking.

Weekly ECB Deals

  • $9.99 ECB wyb Nova Max Glucometer at $9.99 Limit 1 free
  • $1 ECB wyb (2) Pepsi 2 liters at $1.50 Limit 1
    -.25/1 Pepsi products printable (limit reached)
    -$1/2 Pepsi 2 liters “Making Triathlon Cool Again” Publix flyer (released only in FL)
  • $5 ECB wyb $15 of any Duracell Batteries Limit 1
    Duracell Power Pix 4pk or Ultra 4-8pk $2 off
    Duracell AAA/AA-8pk, C/D-4pk, or 9V-2pk $5.99
    Duracell AAA/AA-16pk, C/D-8pk or 9V-4pk $9.99
    Duracell Hearing Aid Batteries 16ct. $8.99
    -$1.50 off Duracell Hearing Aid Batteries PG 9/27

    -.75/1 Duracell Batteries PG 9/27
  • **Deal Idea**
    Buy: (1) Duracell 16pk $9.99
    (1) Duracell 8pk $5.99
    (2) -.75/1 Duracell
    Total Due: $14.48
    Get Back: $5 ECB
  • $2 ECB wyb (2) Revlon ColorSilk at $3 ea Limit 1
    -$1/2 Revlon ColorSilk Products SS 10/04
    -$3/2 any Hair Colors or Highlights
    printing on some receipts (store coupon)
    (buy 2, use store coupon and manuf coupon makes both FREE)
  • $2 ECB wyb any Aveeno Shampoo or Conditioner 10.5 oz at $7 Limit 1
    -$1 off Aveeno Product, RP 9/27 (makes it $4)
    -$1.50/2 Aveeno Product, RP 9/27
    -$1.50 off Aveeno Nourish Hair Care June All You Magazine
  • $1 ECB wyb any Mennen Speed Stick at $2.49 Limit 1
  • $5 ECB wyb Gilette Fusion, or Venus Embrace 1 ct at $9.99 Limit 1
    -$4 off Gillette Fusion Razor PG 9/27 (makes it 99¢)
    -$2 off Venus Razor PG 9/27
  • $1 ECB wyb (2) Colgate Total 6oz, or 2-in-1 4.6 oz, at $2.75 each Limit 4
    -.50/1 Colgate Total SS 10/11
    -$1 off Colgate Total SS 10/11, 10/25 or
    printable (buy 2, use 2 makes it $1.25 ea)
    (not really a great deal)
  • $2 ECB wyb Crest Spinbrush or 2 ct refill at $6 Limit 1
    -$2 off Crest Spinbrush
    printable (makes it $2)
  • $3 ECB wyb Multi-pack Crest, Fixodent, Glide or Oral-B starting at $4.99 Limit 2
    -$1 off Fixodent Adhesive 1.2oz+ PG 9/27
    B1G1 Fixodent 2oz+ RP 10/04
    -$1 off Crest Premium Paste 4.1oz+ PG 9/27
    -.75/1 Crest Toothpaste, 4.1 oz+ or Liquid Gel PG 10/11
    -$1/2 Crest Toothpaste 4.1oz+ or liquid gel PG 9/27
    -$1 off Oral-B Floss Pick, 45ct+, Satin Floss, or any Glide Product PG 9/27, 10/11
  • $8 ECB wyb $20 in any CoverGirl cosmetics Limit 1
    -$1 off any CoverGirl product PG 10/11, 9/27
  • $7 ECB wyb 1 Harajuku Fine Fragrance at $29.99 Limit 1
  • $10 ECB wyb $20 in Dove or Degree products listed: Limit 1
    Dove Shampoo or Conditioner $4 ea
    -$1 off Dove Hair Care Products, RP 10/04 or printable
    -$1.50 off Dove Conditioner, RP 10/04

    -$1 off any Dove Shampoo or Conditioner CVS $100 Flu Booklet
    (store coupon)
    Dove Body Wash, Lotion or 6 pk Bar Soap $7
    -$1.25 off Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion or Hand Cream, RP 10/04
    -$1.50 off Dove Cream Oil Body Lotion or Hand Cream, RP 10/04 or printable
    -$1.50 off Dove Body Wash, 12oz.+ RP 10/4
    -$1.25 off Dove Beauty Bar 6 pk or Body Wash RP 10/04

    Dove or Degree Ultimate Clear Deodorant $3.50 ea
    -$1.50/2 Dove Deodorant and/or Body Mist RP 10/04
    -$1.25 off Degree Absolute or Clinical Protection, Fine Fragrance or Ultra Clear RP 9/13
    -$2 off Dove, Ultimate or Clinical Protection
  • **Deal Idea**
    (3) Dove Ultimate $3.50 ea
    (2) Dove Conditioner $4 ea
    (1) Dove Shampoo $4 ea
    (3) -$2 off Dove Ultimate printable
    (2) -$1.50 off Dove Conditioner
    -$1 off Dove Hair Care
    -$1 off Dove Hair Care store coupon
    Total Due: $11.50
    Get Back: $10 ECB, makes it 30¢ ea
  • $3 ECB wyb (2) Nature’s Bounty Supplements, B1G1 starting at $7.49 Limit 3
    -$2 off Natures Bounty, printable (register)
    -$1 off
    Nature’s Bounty Vitamins or Supplements SS 9/13, 10/11 or printable
    (this is possibly only for Fish Oil 50-320ct., CO Q10 30-100ct., Flax 80ct., or Red Yeast Rice 60-250ct.)
  • **Deal Idea**
    (2) Products at $7.49
    (2) -$2 off printables
    Total Due: $3.49
    Get Back: $3 ECB, makes it 24¢ ea
  • $3 ECB wyb Gas-X or Benefiber at $9.99Limit 1
    -$1 off Gas-X productt SS 10/18 or printable (IE) or printable (FF)
    -$2 off Gas-X “What Ache?” Flyer at Publix
    -$2 off Benefiber SS 7/12
    -$1 off Benefiber SS 9/20
    -$2 off Benefiber Stick Pack SS 7/12 or printable (IE) or printable (FF)
    -$1 off Benefiber Stick Packs SS 9/20
    (buy 1, use $2 off coupon makes it $4.99)
  • $10 ECB wyb $20 of the following products Limit 1
    Benadryl or Benadryl-D 20-24ct., $5
    -$1 off Benadryl Allergy Product RP 8/02, 8/23

    Zyrtec Drops, or 12-14ct.,$13
    -$2.50 off Zyrtec, 14 ct. tablets RP 9/13
    -$2 off Zyrtec printable (IE) or printable (FF)
    -$4 off Zyrtec Itchy Dry Drops, .17 fl oz. RP 9/13

    -$1 off Zyrtec Drops
    Claritin $10
    -$4 off Claritin Non-Drowsy or Claritin-D, 15ct+ SS 9/13

    Breath Right 26-30ct., $12
    -$1 off any Breath Right product RP 10/18
    -$2 off Breath Right
    Sudafed OM spray $7
    -$4 off Sudafed Product, any & Sudafed OM, .5 fl oz RP 10/04
    -$2 Sudafed, Sudafed PE or OM SS 8/02

    -$2 off Sudafed OM printable (IE) or printable (FF)

    Simply Saline $5
    -$1 off Simply Saline, SS 1/11, 10/18
    -$1 off Simply Saline or Wound Wash Saline SS 7/26

    Halls or Halls Naturals Cough Drops 25-30ct., $2
    -.35/1 Halls 20ct+ Single Bag, any SS 9/27

    B1G1 Halls Cough Drops tearpad (recently found at Kroger)

    Delsym 3oz., $10
    -$2 off Delsym 3oz CVS $100 Flu Booklet (store coupon)

    Chloraseptic Throat Spray 1.6oz., $6
    Zicam $11.50
    -$2 off Zicam, printable

    -$2 off Zicam CVS $100 Flu Booklet (store coupon)

    -$1 off Zicam SS 10/25
    Emergen-C Immune Defense $11
    Carmex $1.50
  • **Deal Idea**
    (1) Zicam $11.50
    (2) Halls Cough Drops $2 ea
    (1) Benadryl $5 ea
    -$2 off Zicam printable
    -$2 off Zicam store coupon
    B1G1 Halls Drops
    -.35/1 Halls
    -$1 off Benadryl
    Total Due: $13.15
    Get Back: $10 ECB, makes it 78¢
  • $10 ECB wyb Omron Blood Pressure monitor Limit 1
  • $7 ECB wyb 2 picture frames or Albums starting at $6.99 Limit 4
  • $4 ECB wyb Align Digestive Care 28ct. at $28.99 Limit 2
  • $10 ECB wyb Alli at $59.99 Limit 3
    -$10 off Alli printable (take free consultation)

Other Deals

  • Hershey’s, Mars or Nestle Bagged Candy 9-12oz $2 ea
    (price good Sunday – Tuesday)
    B3G1 Free Hershey’s Snack Size Candy Bags SS 10/18
    -$1/2 Mar’s Candy Bags RP 10/11
    -$1/2 Nestle Fun Size Bags RP 10/18
    -$1 off Nestle Candy
    printable (makes it $1 ea)
  • Campbell’s or Sawnsons Soup or Broth 50¢
    -.40/4 Cambell’s Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soups SS 10/04, 9/20
    -.40/2 Campbell’s Condensed Soups SS 10/04, 9/20
    -$1/2 Campbell’s Cooking Soups
    printable (makes 2 Free)
    -$1/5 Swanson Broth Cans SS 9/27
  • Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaurs $16.99
    (available starting Tuesday 10/27)
    -$2 off Ice Age
  • Huggies or Pull Ups $9.88 ea
    -$2 off Pull Ups
    -$1 off Huggies Diapers SS 10/25
    -$1.50 off Huggies Diapers printable or printable

Scenario Idea

  • Transaction #1
    (1) Gillette Razor $9.99
    -$4 off Gillette Razor
    -$5 ECB
    Total Due: 99¢
    Get Back: $5 ECB
  • Transaction #2
    (3) Dove Ultimate $3.50 ea
    (2) Dove Conditioner $4 ea
    (1) Dove Shampoo $4 ea
    (3) -$2 off Dove Ultimate printable
    (2) -$1.50 off Dove Conditioner
    -$1 off Dove Hair Care
    -$1 off Dove Hair Care store coupon
    -$5 ECB
    Total Due: $6.50
    Get Back: $10 ECB
  • Transaction #3
    (1) Zicam $11.50
    (2) Halls Cough Drops $2 ea
    (1) Benadryl $5 ea
    (2) Nature’s Bounty Products B1G1 at $7.49
    -$5 off $25
    -$2 off Zicam printable
    -$2 off Zicam store coupon
    B1G1 Halls Drops
    -.35/1 Halls
    -$1 off Benadryl
    (2) -$2 off Nature’s Bounty
    -$10 ECB
    Total Due: $1.64
    Get Back: $10 ECB

Total Value: $67.97
Total Spent: $9.13
ECB Remaining $10

I have other ECB’s that I’ll use to reduce the out of pocket but if you were only starting with $5 this would still be a great savings.  If you are just getting started this week, try sticking to just one deal.

Posted in the Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble.

    • The Mentalist


      Thanks for posting all this great information in an easy to read format.

      I thought I point out this deal you presented above

      **Deal Idea**
      (2) Products at $7.49
      (2) -$2 off printables
      Total Due: $3.49
      Get Back: $3 ECB, makes it 24¢ ea

      2 products at $7.49 would make spending $14.98 and consequently, total due after $2 coupon each ($4) would be $10.98 and the deal would not end up at 24c each. Let me know if I misunderstood something.

      Thanks again

      • jody

        The $7.49 product is B1G1, so it would be $7.49 for the 2. :-)

      • Christine

        The deal is B1G1 so for 2 it would be 7.49 ($3.75 each).

        • nancy

          remember in a drug store U must BUY Two to get the free one. First on is always full price then second is Zero dollars. Not like food stores. Just FYI carefull

          • Christine

            Thanks! Still new at doing CVS, about 2 months. It’s good to know all these rules in advance. I would hate walking into CVS and it messing up my grand plan for not knowing it.

      • Dale

        The items are B1G1, so the two items would actually be $7.49 and the deal works.

      • Wendy

        The items are BOGO, therefore you buy one at $7.49, the other is free.

    • Lanna

      Great ideas!!! Thanks so much for sharing especially the scenarios

    • susan

      isnt there a 1.50 huggies diaper coupon somewhere?

      • Christin

        Yes, there is! You can find it on coupons.com HTH

        • what does HTH stand for?

          • susan


            HTH means hope that helps…

    • Brooke

      Question about the Dove Deal…You are buying three hair care products, so can’t you use 3 coupons from the 100 Flu Coupon book?

      • Brooke

        Ahh…I just noticed on the back of the coupon it says limit one coupon per customer. How are they tracking that? You can’t use two in one transaction or if you try to use the coupon again in a different transaction they will know it has already been used on your CVS card?

        • Robin

          I think they would work the same as the reinvinting beauty magazine qs… Can’t use multiple in same transactions but can use them in a separate transaction. HTH

        • kelli

          technically you can’t use more than one in a transaction but if you have a nice cashier, they’ll just push it through. I’m pretty sure that you can use as many per card as you have.

        • Amy G

          I don’t know if this helps or not, but I bout the Secret Clinical PG deal today and used 2 coupons out of that coupon book alont with a manufactor coupon and they used them. I do agree that i’m sure it depends on cashier and store! Our CVS us loves us and know us!

    • Aaron Smith

      Is it worth it to get the Cover Girl deal? I need some make-up, but don’t want to use my 2 P&G coupons if there will be a better deal down the road.

      My deal would look like this:

      Buy $20 in Cover Girl Products
      Use (2) $1 P&G Coupon
      Use $6.99 ECB

      Total Spent: $12.99
      ECB Returned: $8
      Makes it $4.99 in the end.

      I know that the drugstores can be expensive for items like this, so I’m not sure if it is the best deal…

      • Jenny

        The CoverGirl is a pretty good deal. I didn’t make up a scenario only because everyone would need different priced items, but $8 back on a $20 purchase makes it 40% off basically. Not too bad and then you are going to use coupons so even better.

    • Val

      When I started CVSing, I would go every week and get amazing deals. Now my trips are once or twice a month. Maybe it is because I don’t need anymore shampoo or toothpaste for a while, but it seems like the ECB deals are not as great right now. I still love CVS for the great deals I can still get, but wished some of the products I used more often were on sale with ECB’s. Oh well. Maybe next week. Thanks Jenny for all your hard work.

      • D

        I feel the same way! I used to love Friday mornings so I could start planning my Sunday CVS shopping…now I hardly ever have anything to buy there. You’re right the ECB deals just don’t compare to what they were a few months ago (in my opinion!). Oh well maybe soon there will be a great week again!

      • kelli

        I agree, some weeks the deals don’t seem great at all. I make myself go shopping almost every week though because I’ve got piles of ECBs. I can almost always find at least a good deal. I wish that I was one of those people who could do multiple transactions and only carry over a few ECBs for the next week but I’m not that great at that. And recently there have been so many $$/$$ coupons floating around, I’ve been trying to have as many breaking even or (even better) money maker weeks.

        I think that all of the free school supplies spoiled us.

        • CouponNERD

          Yes! I definitely got spoiled with all the free school supplies. I still have a small stash, next to my shelf of shampoo, conditioner, floss, listerine pocket packs, and toothpaste!
          I haven’t been to CVS like I used to. Maybe it just runs in cycles like the grocery stores?
          Although, I still do end up at Publix every week somehow…. :)

      • Val

        I am just glad that the ECB’s are good for a month. It gives me time to wait for the good deals on things I NEED.

        • kelli

          I’m glad that they’re good for a month too. That’s why I don’t mess with Walgreens, that and the fact that they have so many rules… oh, and there isn’t one in my town. But yeah, I love CVS and the fact that ECBs are good for a month. I seem to have quite a few expiring next week though. gotta get working on my plan!

          • Val

            I tried Wal-Greens too, but it was very frustrating. I always had to have filler items so that my coupons didn’t exceed my items because the RR count as coupons. I realized it was much easier to stick with one drug store. The employees at my CVS are so nice and don’t mind that I have multiple transactions or coupons. On the other hand the Wal-greens employees acted as if I was inconviencing them.

          • Karen

            Haven’t tried Walgreens (probably won’t for a while – too much going on) and I have to travel 20 Miles to get to a CVS, but I LOVE Rite Aid! Not only is there a local one in my small town, but I don’t have to worry about using up ECBs – I just get a check the next month. It’s not instant gratification and you do have to float some money for a while, so it’s not for everyone, but I find it to be the easiest.

        • suemac

          One of our CVS’s here in G’ville, FL lets you use expired ECBs (Hunter’s Crossing). I mentioned that to a new friend who works in a CVS pharmacy and she said that they’re supposed to let you use ANY expired coupons or ECBs; I still find quite a lot of variation from store to store.

      • I totally agree, and I 2nd the idea the weeks of all those free school supplies spoiled us! :-) I don’t trust myself to NOT let ECBs expire so if the upcoming week doesn’t look good, I’ll usually find a combo of coupons to get great deals on other stuff I need on Fri or Sat. Then when the next GOOD week comes up, it’s usually good enough that I can afford to start with no ECBs.

    • Deanna

      Print limit has been reached in Alli!

    • Brenda Z.

      Just to point out- that Nova max blood glucose system- You can get a coupon for it for free online and if you bring the coupon AND a prescription from your doc (or a call in) saying that you need it, you get it for free. So if you actually need the monitoring system it’s a $10 moneymaker! Same thing for next week w/ the bayer one, only it’s a $15 moneymaker :-) Again- only applicable if you need it.

    • Carrie

      Breath Right $2 off printable link tells me “your default printer is not supported” in both IE and FF, I am assuming this message actually means that this link is not available anymore. All the appropriate steps to ensure my printer works properly are there, and yet this smartsource coupon will not go. I can print smartsource just not from this link. Anyone else having issues?

    • Dale

      I get that message when I print to my wireless printer…I switch to my attached printer and it works…not sure if that is your issue.

      • Dale

        Meant to post as a reply to you Carrie…

        • Carrie

          Thanks Dale, but my printer is attached and it is set up through a network here at home. First time having this particular printing issue.

    • Dena

      Question about this:
      $3 ECB wyb Multi-pack Crest, Fixodent, Glide or Oral-B starting at $4.99 Limit 2
      So if I buy 2 of any of those items, will I then get $6 in ECB?

      • Jenny

        Yes, if you buy two of the multipacks you will get $6 ECB. Might work great with the Fixodent B1G1, I could find my coupon to see if it had a price limit on it.

      • RM

        The price on the fixodent multi pack in Cleveland,TN is $9.16 so if you used the BOGO free couponn along with a .50 off one then you’d pay 8.66 plus tax for 4 fixodents.And get back $6.00 IN ECBs. Would be even better deal if you could work into a scenario or if you have any ECBs to use.

    • The Crest spinbrush coupon link goes to the Arm & Hammer spinbrush…..I have to assume that the two aren’t the same since they’re different companies Crest is P&G and Arm & Hammer is Church & Dwight).

      • Amy

        Hi Julieann! I believe that they are one in the same.. From the looks of my coupon, a crest spinbrush is pictured even though it says, “Any ARM&HAMMER Spinbrush.” Maybe crest and A&H teamed up for this one..?

        • Susan

          I saw a commercial where it said that the Crest spinbrush is now the Arm and Hammer one.

    • Emily

      Are ECBs (say, 10 wyb $20 in Dove/Degree) before or after tax? If I buy 2 deodorants, 2 shampoos and a conditioner that only = $19…but with tax it’d hit $20.

      • Susan

        Before tax—all extrabucks deals are before tax.

        • Lizabeth

          Any help on this would be appreciated..I am in the Cleveland TN area. I just made my 1st trip to cvs for the DOVE deal.
          I bought:

          1 shampoo $4
          1 conditioner $4
          1 body wash $7
          2 deoderants@ 3.5

          Total= 22
          I used
          a $4 off 20(which the cashier argued and said that I could not use it before man qs but finally did)
          2 $2 off
          1 $1 off
          1 $1.25 off
          1 1.50 off
          My total came up as I expected, but I only got 2ECBs back.
          WHAT DID I DO WRONG???

    • Jess

      The back of the Flu booklet coupons says they are manufacturer funded. Are they still store coupons that can be used with another Manu coupon or not?

      • rydergal

        Jess, they are still considered store coupons, and can be stacked with a manufacturer coupon. The only caveat now is that since the coupon is manufacturer funded, it doesn’t reduce your tax basis (true store coupons are really just discounts off the selling price, and will reduce your tax liability)…so you still have to pay sales tax on the amount of the coupon, assuming the product is taxable.

    • Hmmm… Not terribly thrilling and I’m out of $5/$25 coupons… I decided to take my $6.99 Glade ECB and just spend it on this today:

      (2) Glade Lasting Impressions Kit – 2/$10
      (1) Wonka Mixed Candy 2 lb Bag – $5.99
      (1) CVS Green Bag Tag – $1.00
      (1) Absolutely Divine Dark Chocolate Squares – $1.99
      (1) Twix PB Bar – $.89

      (2) $3 off Glade Lasting Impressions
      (1) $1 off Wonka Candy (cldnt find my $2)
      (1) CVS FREE Absolutely Divine Choc Bar
      (1) MARS FREE Chocolate Friday
      (1) $6.99 ECB

      Total OOP w/ tax: $4.54

      I still have 3 Sense & Spray coups but they were out of ’em!

      • Stephanie

        You aren’t missing much…our store had these only in the linen scent. think they are awful smelling!!

        • Eileen

          Totally agree. I got one last week for $1, and I normally *like* the Clean Linen scent, but this thing is so. freaking. strong. and there’s no way to adjust it! I put it in my foyer, which is two stories and about 10′ square, and it was completely overpowering.

    • Rhonda

      campbell’s cooking soup q does not print. just goes in circles to get you to their site

      • Carrie

        It just worked for me, printed out two successfully. Printing issues aren’t my specialty, just wish I could help you more.

      • I entered my email and hit Submit and it took me right to the Bricks coupon print page. Can you get to the Bricks page at all? Or are you getting stuck in a loop of installing the coupon printer maybe? I’d try printing it in Firefox; that usually works when IE links give me issues. Either try accessing this page in FF and link out from there, or cut and paste the whole Bricks link into Firefox, and then look for the spot in the web address that says: “wi&o”. Change it to “wg&o” and it should work.

    • Carrie

      Any clue if the Mennen Speed Stick @ $2.50 includes the Speed Stick Pro or not? I have a $1.50 off any Speed Stick PRO from Reinventing Beauty Mag.

    • Jean

      Did you know Sunday’s ad is activated Saturday evening? You can shop both sales at the same time.

      • Carrie

        Here in my town, it depends on the store manager. We have two CVSs and last week one activated the sale @ 6pm, and the other didn’t activate it at all and didn’t plan on it until Sunday.

        • Stephanie

          I asked about this at our store and they do activate the sale at 6pm however, you will NOT receive the ECB’s so shopping that day is pointless for me… :(

          • Catherine

            The store manager told me that the 3-day sales bucks would not print til Sunday, if they activate their system on Sat, the all weeks bucks should print as soon as they do that. Try it again.

    • lisa

      the link to the Crest spinbrush is actually to Arm and Hammer $3.00 off spinbrush

      • Stephanie

        The $3 off coupon was for the sonic brush. The $2 off coupon was for the spin brush… :)

        • Stephanie

          Oh, Wait, I see your point. Yeah, it was for Arm and hammer…sorry. Ignore my comment!

          • Susan

            The Crest spinbrush is actually now made by Arm and Hammer–I saw a commercial about it.

    • Sandy

      When you do different transactions, how do you decide what order to do them? Love this site. If I could make commission when tell people about it, I would make ALOT of money. Thanks for all you do.

    • Mandee

      Does CVS take Rite Aid’s $5/25 coupon?

      • Normally not. You can call your CVS to see if they take competitor coupons.

      • Tracy T

        Mine takes their prescription coupons but not RA $5/$25 regular ones.

    • Christy

      I was in CVS today and noticed these reusable bag tags (little green leaves, like luggage tags). They were near the register. Here’s the deal and money maker: a tag costs $0.99. Everytime you make a purchase at CVS and use a reusable bag, they scan the tag. Every four purchases you make (tracked with your ECB card) gives you $1.00 ECB. I use reusable bags already 80% of the time. So… if I spend $0.99 on the tag, I make the money back after 4 trips to CVS and then I start making money! I go to CVS once a week (sometimes twice and sometimes even more—I pass it ALL the time). So I figure I can make $2-3 a month or even more if I have a good visit with multiple transactions–every little bit helps! Guess I won’t be forgetting my bags on my CVS runs anymore and I certainly won’t be forgetting the tag (I may just put it in my CVS envelope, that way I can grab any bag and not search through 2 trunks and pile by door for THE bag with the tag on it). :-)

      • Jennifer

        The bag tag really is a great deal, but just a heads up – it’s limited to one scan per day, so even if you do multiple transactions you can only get one credit. Just in case anyone has the option of going one more than one day instead of doing multiple transactions on the same day.

      • Sue

        I have a large reusable bag that I keep all of my reusables in. It also holds by coupon binder, wallet, whatever I need when I am in the ctore. I hung my tag on this bag. I do not think that you can get credit for more than 1 scan per day.

        • I had them scan mine every transaction to see and it worked. I happened to do four transactions through the day, and I got my dollar. They may have changed it, but it gave me a dollar and I did it all in one day.

    • Dena

      Does CVS take Rite Aid’s $5/25 coupon?

    • Jackie

      I just wanted to give a great big “KUDOS” to my local CVS – 190 Keith St, Cleveland, TN 37320 Phone: 423-476-4539. My mother and I stopped in today to buy the Transformers 2 movie at $6.99 after coupons.

      Due to financial problems, my husband and I couldn’t afford to pay for the movie, so my mother offered to buy it for us as a gift. My mother is new to CVSing with ECBs and has never scanned her ExtraCare card for coupons. She automatically received $3 off a photobook! Right up her alley – she was excited.

      She paid $10.57 for the movie, candy for my daughter and a 12-count pack of TP. We used the $5 off $25 coupon and 2 separate coupons for the movie. The store manager rang us out and was encouraging and congratulatory on our savings. As he was handing us our receipt, he said we had “lucked” into another deal. If we let him call CVS customer service from my cell phone, he would give us a FREE $5 CVS gift card. I said “heck yes” and handed him my phone. 2 minutes later we were on our way out the door with gift card in hand.

      ALSO, being new to ECBing, my mother had not taken advantage of the Glade candle deal for $6.99 and get back $6.99 in ECBs. I just happened to have a $3 off Glade coupon with me and told her she would make $3 by using it. They were out of stock of all Glade products but offered to write a raincheck. I said that’s ok, cause she wouldnt receive the ECBs. SHOWS HOW LITTLE I KNOW! :) The manager said he had a code to write on it to print those as well!

      So at the end of the day, mom bought me all that stuff for $10.57, and walked out with $15 in CVS money! I think she’s planning on making 2 photobooks and only having to pay $1 + tax OOP!

      The manager (I forgot to get his name) was wonderful and said to SPREAD THE NEWS! CVS LOVES COUPONERS!!!!

      • Laura

        Which CVS is this?! The one on Stuart, Ocoee, or the one close to Bradley High School?!

    • Whitney

      Thanks so much for this website! I love it! I had never walked into a CVS before seeing your website, but today I walked out with 4 Dove deodorants, 2 conditioners, and a package of Pullups for $5.76, including tax, and received the $10 in ECB’s. Three weeks ago, I would have paid full price for the pullups (around $10). Thanks again!

    • ARM

      I have seen questions about this before, but I still get very confused about the whole “when do you give them your CVS card to scan” and “when do u give them the coupons to scan” in order to make sure you get the best deals. Can someone please explain? THanks!

    • amy

      If you got the contour meter and used the coupon to get it free, Would you still be able to get the rebate going on?? There is a rebate where you get your 14.99 back when you send off the receipt. Just wondering if anyone knew about this? Thanks

      • Ashley

        I was wondering the same thing, Hope someone can answer this one

    • Smanrtha

      Here is a link to dove coupons

    • bibbi

      My claritin $4 coupon from SS 9/13 expired 10/11, so the allergy scenario will be different.

    • kelli

      I went shopping with my fiance today. We did pretty good except for the Dove body wash was $6.50 instead of $7, so it threw off my whole plan. I couldn’t get to $20 easily with the coupons that I had! grr!
      Anyway, we each did 2 transactions and I’ve gotta work up another deal to go back and buy something else to finish up the Dove deal on his card.

      Transaction 1, I bought:
      1 Nova Max blood glucose monitor = $9.99
      2 bottles Dove shampoo = $4 each
      1 Lady Speed Stick = $2.49
      2 bottles of Nature’s Bounty fish oil = $7.99 (none of the NB stuff was marked as on sale, BOGO or ECBs, in my store but they rang up BOGO and I got the ECBs)
      – $5/$25
      – (2) $1 off Dove Hair Care
      – $1 off Dove Hair Care (store coupon)
      – $1 off Lady Speed Stick (store coupon)
      – (2) $2 off Nature’s Bounty
      – $15 ECBs
      Subtotal: $.47, Tax: $.74, Total: $1.23, Total Saved: $88.67 ($50 of that was the Nova Max), ECBs earned: $13.99

      Transaction 2, I bought:
      3 bottles Dove Conditioner = $4 each
      4 cans of Campbell’s tomato soup = $.50 each
      1 Gillette Fusion = $8.99
      1 Absolutely Divine chocolate bar = $1.99
      2 mini comp books (had a rain check) = $1.99 each
      – $5/$25
      – (2) $1.50 off Dove conditioner
      – $1 off Dove hair care
      – (3) $1 off Dove hair care (store coupon)
      – (2) $1 off 2 Campbell’s
      – $4 off Gillette Fusion
      – $1.99 (free abs divine)
      – 9 ECBs
      Subtotal: -$.03, Tax: $.1.02, Total: $.99, Total Saved: $36.92 , ECBs earned: $19.00

      Transaction 1, he bought:
      3 bottles of Dove body wash = $6.50 each
      2 bottles of Nature’s Bounty fish oil = $7.99
      – $5/$25
      – (3) $1.50 off Dove body wash
      – (2) $2 off Nature’s Bounty
      – $14 ECBs
      Subtotal: -$.01, Tax: $1.12, Total: $1.11, Total Saved: $42.96 , ECBs earned: $4 ($1 for scanning my bag tag 4 times)

      Transaction 2, he bought:
      1 Nova Max blood glucose monitor = $9.99
      1 Lady Speed Stick = $2.49
      1 Gillette Fusion = $8.99
      1 CVS disposable toothbrush (they were out of chocolate) = $1.99
      4 cans of Campbell’s tomato soup = $.50 each
      – $5/25
      – $1 off Lady Speed Stick (store coupon)
      – $4 off Gillette Fusion
      – $1.99 (free disposable toothbrush)
      – (2) $1 off Campbell’s soup
      – $11.47 ECBs (adjusted from $11.50)
      Subtotal: 0, Tax: $.48, Total: $.48, Total Saved: $81.12 ($50 from Nova Max), ECBs earned: $15.99

      me: spent $24 ECBs and $2.22 cash ($1.76 of that was tax) and earned $32.99.

      him: spent $25.50 ECBs and $1.59 cash (all tax) and earned $19.99.
      Gotta go back and buy 1 more Dove item to get the $10 ECBs, only 50 cents off!!! :(

      • Sue

        Where did you get the coupon for ady Speed Stick?

        • kelli

          it came from the coupon machine on Wednesday. It was the first time that I’d ever scanned my card at a coupon machine because it was the first time that I’d been to a store with one. My mom and I both got a $1 off any mennen deodorant. I also scanned my fiance’s card and he got one too.

    • Alisha

      FYI….There is a $15 off manufacturers coupon for ALLI in the newspaper today…It has Kroger stamped on it but it can be used at any drug, grocery or retail store. (located in the Post and Courier- Charleston area newspaper)

    • Nick

      How does CVS handle returns? I used extra bucks and coupons on the purchase. Will they give me a CVS gift card or do I lose the extra bucks?

      • kelli

        I actually just called the 800 number about this yesterday because I had a problem with my CVS not refunding my money. The woman that I spoke to told me that they should refund you whatever you paid in cash/credit, then whatever was paid in ECBs/coupons should be refunded to you on a gift card, store credit, or they can print off a coupon (like an ECB) from the register.

        My store only wanted to give me $1.24 back on a purchase that cost $5.24. They refused to put it on a gift card for me. The manager even told me that that wasn’t possible. The woman on the phone told me that that wasn’t true.

        • Nick

          They gave me it all on a gift card per my request. They gave me at sale price though and didn’t remove the coupons, $3/15 so I actually made about $7 bucks on the deal. I inturn used it for the $20 cold deal.

    • Tara B

      Today I went to CVS because my son wanted the generic version of the Wii…I think it is called Zone 40 or something to that effect. We waited until it went down from $39.99 to $29.99 today, plus we used my $9.99 ECB and $5.00 off coupon… so that made it about $15. Not too bad for Entertainment. They also threw in a free a/c adapter for it! :-) He’s happy, i’m happy. He’s learning to look for coupons and deals with me..He is 12.

    • Sean

      I noticed IP’s for -$3 on Glade Sense and Spray on the CVS website. The black bar at the top says CVS/pharmacy Coupon. However, the wording below says “S.C. Johnson and son, Inc will redeem this coupon in accordance with its Coupon Policy.” In NO place on this coupon does it say manufacturers coupon.

      I would sure like to stack these with some -$4 off Sense and Spray if they are in fact store coupons. Would probably fit nicely into the SC Johnson rebate.

      • rydergal

        Sean, check the barcode. If it starts with 5 or 9, it’s a munufacturer q (I’m pretty certain the one you are talking about is an MQ, not a store q, and can’t be stacked with another MQ…but I could be wrong)

      • Sean, please let me know if that stacking works because I wondered the same thing and want to buy some glade sense and spray too. I got rainchecks last week for them at the sale price 2/$10. If I use a $4 manuf coupon and the cvs coupon from their website- would that be overage for other items I would purchase or it would only make them free and no overage? CVS shopping is very new to me, so trying to get the hang of it. thanks!

    • Beth

      Got confused at CVS today. Never go with your children! I scanned my card (which I never use) instead of my husbands for coupons and then used it to make my purchase. Well – I couldn’t use the ECB’s because they were from his card! The cashier told me there was nothing she could do and expected me to pay for everything. I nicely explained my mistake and asked if I could have my coupons back because I couldn’t make the purchase. She called the manager who voided my first messed up transaction and told the cashier to ring me up again!!! Everything turned out great! I saved $19.47, paid only $17.41 (not the best deal), and got back $17 in ECB’s.

    • Question on the candy deal. I only have my $1/2 coupons left. If I get 4 of the $2 bags and use 2 $1/2 coupons can I still use my B3G1 coupon? This would be 3 coupons for 4 items, but will the $1/2 coupons attach to 2 items?


      • kelli

        I think that you’d have to buy 5 to use the b3g1 coupon. you have to buy 4 bags to use the 2 $1/2 coupons, so you can’t get one of those for free.

    • Brandie

      Is the Omron BP monitor at $49.99 w/ a $10 ECB a good deal? Being that the CVS BP monitor is on sale for only $29.99, I am thinking it’s not but I didn’t know if there was some rebate or coupon floating around out there for the Ormon Monitor. Does anyone know?

    • Nick

      FYI the big boxes of Benadryl have a boat load of coupons on it that will work with the $20 deal they have this week with $10 EB back.

    • Nora

      Very dissappointed today. Went to CVS in Birmingham, off Montevallo Road for the Dove deal and was told by the cashier they no longer accepted ANY internet coupons. I called corporate and was told it was a stores decision to accept or reject, but that she would put in a call to the district manager and complain and told me to try a different store. If the lady at corporate wasn’t so nice I probably would have given up all together, but I’ll try a different one tomorrow.

      • rydergal

        Nora, I had that same store tell me the same thing a few months back, but when I stopped by there a few weeks later, I was able to use IP’s. I think it may vary based on your cashier…they certainly aren’t all enforcing it. I commute 65 miles to work in Bham, and usually go to the one in Cahaba Heights when I’m in town…they are much friendlier, and I’ve never had a problem with IP’s there. My sis lives over in Irondale though, so sometimes I have to hit the Montevallo location even though I’d rather not.

    • Lisa

      Has anyone used more than one $5/$25 coupon from the flu quiz? I took the quiz twice so I have 2 coupons. I’ve already used one but dont know if you’re only allowed to use that coupon once per CVS card. Please let me know because that’ll effect what I can buy this week. Thanks!

      • Nick

        I have used two. As long as they’re different bar codes you’re good to go.

    • Tammy C.

      The Rite Aid ad has a manufacturer coupon for Halls (B1G1) and it states “valid only at Rite Aid.” Will CVS take this coupon? Thanks!

    • Jenny

      Does anyone know if the “$5 ECB wyb $20 worth of candy” offer is still running this week? It was featured in the past two weeks’ ads, but I didn’t see the offer in this week’s circular. Also, is it cumulative, or do you have to buy $20 worth in a single transaction? Thanks!

      • Jennifer

        I bought candy today and no, the $5 ECB when you buy $20 worth of candy is no longer going on. Wish it was because I am trying to use up all the candy coupons before they expire.

        • Jenny

          That’s too bad. I wanted to use the rest of my coupons, too! I wish CVS had specified the offer expiration date, especially since they printed a running tally on my receipt for the last 2 weeks. Thanks for the info, though, Jennifer! You’ve saved me an extra trip.

    • Megan

      No Claritin D on sale in my area Uugh!! Our ad in Augusta is completly different than the one on Southern Savers!!

      • Shelly

        I found that out here too in Lexington, SC. Only the regular Claritin is giving ECB’s. Disappointing.

    • Stephanie

      Just an FYI, CVS had their Christmas catalog out at one of our local stores. In it there is a coupon for 4 extra bucks when you spend $20 :)

      • kelli

        where did you find these? do you have to buy them?

      • Jennifer

        Has anyone seen this in the greenville-spartanburg Area? Thanks

        • Stephanie

          Hi! Yes, West Georgia Road CVS has them. I haven’t found them anywhere else :D

    • Melissa

      Can you do this week’s DOve if you have done it the last time? Will it give you the ECB?

      • rydergal

        You can’t do it again if you’ve already done it this week (limit is 1). However, if you did a Dove deal in a previous week, this one is new, and you can do it again. HTH!

      • kelli

        you can do it if you did it last time (a few weeks ago). I did it both times and got tons of Dove stuff for free/very little! :)

        • Melissa

          Thanks. I am new at CVS shopping, and I didnt want to get up to the counter and owe more than I wanted to.

    • Esmelda

      Does CVS allow overage or do they adjust the coupon amount down like Walgreens does? I’m specifically wondering about the blood glucose meter at 14.99 that has a coupon for $30.

      • rydergal

        They will adjust it down. CVS doesn’t allow overage

      • kelli

        I’ve read a few people saying that cashiers will force coupons through, allowing some overage. I’ve never had this happen though, even the best, most coupon friendly cashiers that I’ve delt with adjust them down. I can’t imagine anyone letting $15 in overage on a coupon.

        • avenlee

          The meter copuon is for UP TO 30.00, not 30.00 off. So, the total value of the coupon is what the price of the meter is.

          • Esmelda


    • Holly

      Do I need to save the coupon for the Contout meter? There was a $30 coupon in Sundays paper and it is in the ad at CVS for $14.99 with a rebate for $14.99. Should i get this just to get the rebate or wait until it goes on sale again to see if they will give ECB’s back instead of a rebate?

      • rydergal

        I would wait. I’ve read elsewhere that Bayer won’t give the rebate if you buy it with the coupon. I can’t confirm personally, but it may be something to check into.

        • kelli

          I think that I’ve read that as well.

        • holly

          Thank u so much I was not sure what to do!

    • kelli

      I had to go back to CVS this week to spend another 50 cents for the Dove deal, my CVS had body wash at $6.50 instead of $7, so it threw off my whole plan on Sunday. Since I have a few $5/$25 coupons left, I decided to try to get my total up to $25. Of course, they didn’t have what I went in there for, but I reworked my plan and did pretty well.

      I bought:
      1 bottle of Dove shampoo = $4
      1 bottle of CVS anti-dandruff shampoo = $6.29
      6 cans of Campbell’s tomato soup = 50 cents each
      2 space saver wall taps (makes outlet 4 instead of 2), 90% off = 50 cents each
      5 tubes of Neosporin Lip Health = $2.89 each
      2 bottles of Nature’s Bounty fish oil, BOGO = $7,99
      (total before coupons = $36.73)
      – $5/$25
      – $1 off Dove hair care
      – (3) $1 off Campbell’s soup
      – (5) $3 off Neosporin Lip Health (last one adjusted down to $2.45)
      – (2) $2 off Nature’s Bounty
      – 10 ECBs
      Subtotal: -$.72, Tax: $1.25, Total: $.53, Total Saved: $74.85, ECBs earned: $13

      Summary for the week:
      spent $35.50 ECBs and $2.12 cash (all tax) and earned $32.99 ECBs

      *I bought the space savers because I needed to spend another $1 to use my $10 ECBs but I ended up being off by 72 cents still because the anti-dandruff shampoo was priced at $7.29 on the shelf but rang up $6.29. I’m glad that I got a negative subtotal instead of losing 72 cents.

      • Sue

        Were you able to use the $1 off Campbell’s Cooking Soup on the Tomato Soup? I did not think that it would work.

        • kelli

          Yes, the cooking soup coupon works on tomato soup. I consider tomato soup to be a cooking soup, I cook with it all of the time.

          • Sue

            Thanks. I’m headed back there today. This could help me reach $25 without buying something I don’t need. When I was there the other day they only had 1 Zyrtec that the dr. told my son to take for a month (good timing) so it messed up my plan. Have to re-vamp!

    • sheila

      Does the flu book coupons only come off once or do they come off according to the amount of products you have like dove hair care coupon if i buy 3 will the dollar off come off once or three times?

      • kelli

        It depends on how many coupons you have and your cashier’s willingness to push coupons through. Technically, the coupons from the coupon book are “one per customer,” which means that it will only come off of a single transaction once. If you try to use more than one of these in a single transaction, the coupon(s) will beep, some cashiers will push it through, some will tell you that you can only use one of them.

        If you have more than one coupon and try to use them in different transactions, you won’t have a problem.

    • Vikki

      Just wanted to let y’all know that I got a piece of mail from CVS for getting 2 $25.00 gift certificates for CVS if you get a NEW or transfered prescription. That would be 1 gift certificate for $25.00 per prescription up to 2 prescription. I originally thought that it was just for transfer scripts but in fine print it says new ones also. It just so happens that my doctor called in 2 scripts for me last night and I figured what the heck I will try it so I brought that offer to the pharmacist and asked if that would qualify for the Gift cards and she said yes :) So I spent $10.00 on my prescriptions and walked out with $50.00 worth of gift cards. :) :) I am going to have fun shopping this week :)

    • vonda

      I went to CVS for the dove deal. I got a $4.00 off of 20 and 10.00 ECB in Wetumpka, AL. Sweet!!!