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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 4/05-4/11

on 4.2.2009 at 10:48pm

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I have tried to list all the deals I see for CVS starting 4/05. There are a couple of free things and then lots of other deals that make things good prices. I’ve given you scenarios for most of the deals involving more than one product.

Scroll down for this week’s Grand Plan Scenario.

If you are new to “CVSing” and the Extracare Buck system before trying to decipher all of this go read the getting started guide.

For the Full ad scan go here.

For the list of Month Long deals go here.

2 Day Sale Sunday & Monday only
.79¢ ECB wyb Easter Grass at .79¢ Free after ECB Limit 2

$1.99 ECB wyb Bamboo Easter Baskets at $1.99 Free after ECB Limit 2

Hersheys Pot of Gold Chocolates $3.99 ea Limit 4

Weekly ECB Sale Items
$3.49 ECB wyb Skintimate Dry Skin or Extra Gentle Cream Shave 6ozat $3.49 Free after ECB Limit 1

$3 ECB wyb (3) Coke 12 Packs at 3 for $11 Limit 1
$1 off 12 pack printable coupon if you use mycokerewards points

$10 ECB wyb $30 in Skin Effects or 24.7 Skincare Limit 1
prices starting at $6.99
-$2 off Skin Effects CVS Reinventing Beauty Mag.
-$2 off 24.7 Minerals purchase CVS Reinventing Beauty Mag.

**Deal Idea**
Buy (1) Skin Effects at $6.99
Use: -$2 off Skin Effects coupon
Total Due: $4.99

Repeat 5 times… (can only use one coupon per transaction)

Total paid: $24.95
Get Back: $10 ECB, makes it $2.99 ea

$3 ECB wyb Afrin Pure Sea at $9.99 Limit 5
-$1 off Afrin printable

$10 ECB wyb $25 on listed products: Limit 1
Huggies Diapers or Pull Ups Jumbo pk (excludes Overnites) $10 ea
-$1.50 off any Huggies Diapers, SS 3/01
-$2 off Pull Ups SS 3/22 or printable

Huggies Wipes Mega Pack 184-216ct $5
-.75/1 Huggies Wipes inside packages of other Huggies products or home mailer
-.50/1 Huggies Wipes SS 3/01
Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, Lotion, Oil, Wash, Bath or Shampoo $3 ea
-$1 off Johnson & Johnson Baby Care printable or RP 3/08
-$1 off Johnson & Johnson Baby Bath and Wash printable
-$2/2 Johnson & Johnson Baby Care items printable (IE) or printable (FF)
Playskool Diapers $10.99
Playtex Spill Proof Cups 2pk, Ventaire Bottle 9oz or 8oz Dropins 100ct $5 ea
Playtex Diaper Genie Refill $5 ea
Enfamil or Similac Ready to Feed $5 ea
CVS Brand Diapers or Pants Mega pk 34-52ct $10 ea
CVS Brand soft Cloths 72-80ct $2 ea

**Deal Idea**
(2) Huggies Diapers or Pull Ups
(2) Johnson & Johnson Products
(2) -$1.50 or $2 off Huggies coupon
(2) -$1 off Johnson & Johnson coupon
Total Due: $20 – $21
Get Back: $10 ECB, makes it $10 -$11 for everything
Already Have diapers? Do this…
(8) Johnson & Johnson products $3 ea
(1) CVS Soft Cloths $2 ea
(8) -$1 off J&J products
Total Due: $18
Get Back: $10, makes it .88¢ ea

$5 ECB wyb Claritin 24 ct at $19.99 Limit 5
-$2 off Claritin printable

$2 ECB wyb Colgate MaxWhite of MaxFresh Toothpaste 4.6-6oz at $2.99 Limit 1
-.75/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Toothpaste, 4 oz.+ SS 3/29 (makes it .24¢)
-$1 off MaxWhite Toothpaste Kroger Home Mailer (manuf coupon)
(makes it FREE)

$10 ECB wyb $20 on any Cover Girl Cosmetics Limit 1
Any items qualify, items advertised on sale:
Exact or Blast Mascara $7
-$1 off any Cover Girl product PG 4/5
Simply Ageless Foundation $13
-$4 off Simply Ageless foundation PG 4/5
Micro Mineral Foundation or Blush $11
-$1 off any Cover Girl product PG 4/5

**Deal Idea**
(1) Simply Ageless Foundation
(1) Mascara
-$4 off Simply Ageless
-$1 off any Cover Girl
Total Due: $15
Get Back: $10 ECB, makes it $5 for both items

$10 ECB wyb Crest Advanced Seal White Strips $44.99 Limit 2
-$10 Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal, PG 4/5

$1 ECB wyb Johnson & Johnson Soft Lotion or Wash at $4.99 Limit 1
-$1 off any Johnson and Johnson Body Care printable

$5 ECB wyb $15 in John Frieda Collection Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers Limit 1
(prices starting at $5.99)
-$2 off any John Frieda Collection product SS 4/05

**Deal Idea**
Buy: (3) John Frieda products
Use: (3) -$2 off coupons
Total Due: $15
Get Back: $5 ECB, makes it $3.33 ea

$10 ECB wyb $20 in Olay Skincare products (excludes ProX) Limit 1
Olay Regenerist Facial Care products $18
-$3/2 off Olay Regenerist Moisturizers or Cleansers
Olay Daily Facials $5
-$1 off any Olay Moisturizers or Cleansers PG 4/05
Daily Wet Cloths, Cleansers or Scrubs $6
Definity Facial Care entire line $25
-$1 off any Olay Moisturizers or Cleansers PG 4/05
Complete Anti Wrinkle Lotion, Eye or Night Cream $12
Regenerists Kits $25
Olay Body wash, Ribbons, or Quench Lotion $7
-$1/2 Olay Ribbons Body Washes PG 3/01
-$2 off any Olay Hand or Body Lotion PG 4/05

**Deal Idea**
(3) Quench Lotions
(3) -$2 off Lotion coupons
Total Due: $15
Get Back: $10 ECB, makes it $1.66 ea

$1 ECB wyb Pantene Nature Fusion $3.99 Limit 1
-$3/2 off any Pantene Shampoo or Conditioners PG 4/05

$10 ECB wyb Alli Starter Kit at $49.99 Limit 2
-$10 off Alli printable (register first)

$3 ECB wyb Zaditor, Genteal drops, Aquify or Clear Care twin pks Or Gel Teal Gel at $14.99 Limit 1
-$3 off Zaditor, any SS 3/01, 4/05 (makes it $8.99 after ECB)
-$2 off Aquify printable

$5 ECB wyb $15 in Nivea Body (excludes body wash & lip care) Limit 1
prices starting at $5.99
-$1 off any Nivea Body Product 2.5 oz.-13.5 oz. RP 2/08

-$1 off Nivea Good bye Cellulite RP 4/5
-$1 off Nivea Natural Tone RP 4/5

$5 ECB wyb Olay Pro X product or Starter Kit Limit 1

$5 ECB wyb Align Digestive Care at $24.99 Limit 5
$10 ECB wyb CVS Blood Pressure Monitor Limit 1
$2 ECB wyb Depends Underwear, Guards, Briefs, or Belted shields at $10.99 Limit 2

$10 ECB wyb (3) Itunes Cards (excludes 3pks) Limit 5
(most stores have gift cards starting at $25)

Other Deals

Schick Intuition Plus, Razor Kit or Cartridges B1G1 at $9.99
-$4 off Schick Intuition Razor or Refill SS 3/22
(Buy 2, use 2 coupons makes it $1.99 for 2)

Biore Products $2 off with card (starting at $7.99 before sale)
-$1 off any Biore product SS 4/05
-$2 off Biore Skin preservation Product SS 4/05

All Revlon Cosmetics B1G1 starting at $1.99
-$2 off Revlon Cosmetics SS 3/15

** Deal Idea**
Buy: (2) Revlon Products $3.99 or less
Use: (2) -$2 coupons
Total Due: Nothing – depending on product value you can get overage

All Nature Made Vitamins B1G1 starting at $3.99
-$1 off any Nature Made product SS 2/01, 1/04 or Feb. All You Mag.

Dove Body Lotion 13.5oz B1G1 at $7.99
-$1.25 off any Dove Cream Oil Lotion RP 3/15
-$1.50 off any Dove Cream Oil Lotion Feb. or March All You Mag.
(buy 2, use 2 coupons makes it $2.50-$3 ea)

Edys Ice Cream 48oz B1G1
CVS Batteries entire line B1G1 at $3.79 – $14.59

Hershey’s Easter Candy $2 ea
-$1.50/3 Hershey’s Candy SS 3/15

Sea Breeze Astringent B1 G1 50% off
-$1/2 Sea Breeze SS 4/05

Revlon Color Silk Hair Color $2.50
Ad states coupon in Sunday’s paper – I can’t find it in the previews but maybe you’ll get it.

Procter & Gamble Deal — Buy $20 (before coupons) get Crest Twin pk FREE

Dawn Soap .99¢
-.50/1 Dawn $120 Savings Rebate Booklet

Bounty Basic Towels 8pk $5.99 ea
-.25/1 off any Bounty PG 4/05
-$1 off Bounty 6 roll or larger April Red Book, Woman’s day, Ladies Home Journal Mags.

Charmin Basic 12ct or Ultra 9ct $5.99 ea
-$1 off any Charmin
$120 Savings Rebate Booklet

Puffs Tissue .99¢ ea
-.25/3 Puffs Singles PG 4/05

Always Pads or Liners $2.99 ea
-.50/1 off any Always PG 4/05
-$1 off any Always product $120 Savings Booklet

Gillette or Secret Deodorant $3.99 ea
-$1/2 Gillete Deodorant PG 4/05
-$1 off any Gillette Deodornat PG 3/15
-$2/2 Gillette Deodorant $120 Savings Booklet
-$1 off any Secret Deodorant PG 3/15 or $120 Savings Booklet
-$2 off any Secret Flawless Deodorant RP 2/22 (it is included in sale)

Tide 2X Detergent 24-34 load $5.99
-$1 off any Tide PG $120 booklet

Herbal Essences $2.99 ea
-$1 off any Herbal Essences PG 3/15

Crest Toothpaste $2.50 ea
-.75/1 off any Crest Paste PG 4/05
-$1 off any Crest Paste PG 3/15

Prilosec 42 ct $24.77
-$3 off Prilosec in store dispenser (found recently in Publix & Kroger)
-$3 off Prilose 3/15 Parade Mag.
-$2 off Prilosec $120 Savings Booklet

My Grand Plan. This is my plan for CVS this week using coupons and ECB that I already have. I tried to use ECB that most of you would have gotten from last weeks deals. If you are just starting you can start with #1 too you will just pay a little more cash to get started.

(2) Easter Grass .79¢ ea
(2) Easter Baskets $1.99 ea
Total Due: $5.56 pay with $3.98 ECB from last week
Cash out of pocket: $1.58
Get Back: $5.56 ECB ($3.98, $1.58)

(1) Skintimate Cream $3.49
(1) Colgate Toothpaste $2.99
-.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste
Total Due: $5.73, pay with $5.56 ECB from #1
Cash out of pocket: .17¢
Get Back: $5.49 ECB ($3.49, $2)

(2) Huggies Diapers
(2) Johnson & Johnson Products
(2) -$1.50 off Huggies coupon
(2) -$1 off Johnson & Johnson coupon
Total Due: $21, pay with $5.49 ECB from #2 and $9.99 ECB from last week
Cash out of pocket: $5.52
Get Back: $10 ECB

Total Value Purchased: $38.04
Total out of pocket: $7.27
ECB remaining: $10

    • Emily

      Where do you get the $120 Savings booklet. I have seen that listed quite a bit and I am not sure where to get it or even if I can still get it. I really appreciate the hard work you put into this for us. Your deal scenarios are really helpful to me. Thanks!

      • Jenny

        Emily – The rebate $120 Savings Booklet was a rebate deal that Procter and Gamble did in January. You had to mail off receipts for it and they are no longer offering it. Sorry.

    • Becky

      Don’t forget about the $5 off Huggies coupons. I still have quite a few with expiration dates after 4/05. You could buy 3 packs at $30, use 3 $5 coupons, pay $15, Get 10 ECBs. Or two packs ($20) and 2 Johnsons products ($6), use 2 $5 off coupons for Huggies and 2 $1 off coupons for Johnsons, pay $14, get 10 ECBs. I hope some other people still have them too. I had several friends print them off for me, thank goodness.

    • Jock

      So will CVS let you use the same coupon for the same product in the same trasaction? Many of the coupons say one per……
      Just a question from a newbie.

      • Jenny

        If it is a CVS coupon like the $2 off 24.7 products you will probably only be able to use one coupon. If it is a manufacturer coupon you can use as many in the same transaction as you have products for. If it says one per purchase that really means one per item. If says one per transaction/customer then that would mean only one (though the computer will accept manufacturer coupons without problems if you have more than one of that coupon). Does that make sense?

    • Julieann

      This would also be a week to get the Natural Dentist mouth rinse and use 2- $2 coupons, get $8 in ecb’s and send in for the $10 rebate.

    • Holly

      I wanted to let you know the scanners are spitting out some $10/$20 cosmetic purchase q’s pair nicely with CG deal.

      There are also Nivea $2/1 q’s in store in a display.

    • Christy

      I was at CVS yesterday and could not find the ALL & WELL booklet. Where is that at? IS it a CVS booklet?

      • Jenny

        The All Well & Good booklet was at Publix but most coupons have now expired. The coupons to find at CVS are the reinventing Beauty Magazine coupons.

    • Angela

      I have coupons for $3/off $15,$4 off 20.00 and $5 off $25.00 printed from the website. expires 4/5. Would cvs let me use all the coupons if i do three separate transaction?

    • Angela

      Where’s the Nivea $2/q display at?

    • Holly

      Hope you have a good vacation. Well I have added CVS this week, now that I have Publix down to a art with your help. This was a good week. Last week I used my card to swipe at CVS and I got at the bottom of my ticket $25gift card with a new prescription printed. My son has seasonal asthma and off to the Dr. I go. I walk out with 5 new prescriptions lots of samples and coupons for our meds. I didn’t get a sample of his nose spray but had a coupon for my fill to be free. I took to CVS, gave them the script, the free coupon, and the $25 print from last week. So I got the free prescription plus the $25 gift card and printed a $4 of 20. I was estatic. So, for my first CVS experience was a good one. Now I can get rolling with some ECB and free products.

    • kathy

      If I follow your “Deal idea” and use RR of last week.
      Do I need to have a filler item cause I do have Manufactor Q? Thank you.

    • Jennifer

      I sent off for my coupon booklet but still haven’t received it. From the sounds of it, everyone already has theirs so I guess I am out of luck :(

    • Deborah

      Thanks so much, Jenny! Your Grand Plan is a big help to me this week and I appreciate all that you do for us.

    • Emily

      Where do you find the Reinventing Beauty magazine? I have yet to spot it. Is it a free type of booklet, maybe?

    • Holly

      Hello. My cvs doesnt have a clue what the Reinventing Beauty magazine is either. any help?

    • Holly

      The Reinventing Beauty is at CVS I had to ask where they have it, because our store had them in the beauty area.I think different stores have them in different places. It is $.99. Hope this helps

    • When I went to my CVS at 2pm today (Apr 4) they were already honoring the April 5th sales so I got a head start! I bought the Neutrogena products and Chloraseptic Gel first and when the Neutrogena ECB did not print they gave me store $5 credit. Then I bought diapers and baby products using other coupons. I got $72 of products for $34 not counting the $10 ECB I’m taking back tomorrow for more baby products. My CVS does not take competitors coupons or I could have saved an additional $5.50 but I can’t complain. Thanks, Jenny! Also, I think Publix has the Chloraseptic GEl for $10.99 regular price and the Walgreen’s rebate book has a coupon for $3/off – I’ll look tomorrow.

    • Jessi

      Good deal for pad users… stayfree with wings is on sale for 2.25 (18 pack) and with coupons of $2/2 and the $2 ECB that print out with each pack, you are making a profit out of these.. I just got 4

      paid around $6
      got back 8 ECB in return
      made a $2 profit


    • Jen

      Do pull up coupons work for Huggies Diapers?

    • Teri

      There is a $5 rebate on Zaditor which I found at CVS.

    • Lauren

      Ha! I found the RIB magazine at the front of the store with the sale papers. I brought it home then I read Holly’s message about it being 99c. I was feeling like a thief until I realized that all the coupons said “expired 12/31/08!” They were the ones from last fall. God protects me even in my stupidity!

    • Crystal

      new to cvs”ing” Can you use 2 coupons on buy one get one free items at cvs? I know if the items ring up half price most other places I shop take 2 coupons, but I don’t know about cvs, please help!!

    • Tammi

      I just tried to print out coupons from mycokerewards for $1.00 off 12 pack. When I go to print the coupon it says the campaign was over. I wanted to use the coupon this week at CVS. Has anyone else had a problem?

    • Leslie

      I, too, tried to get a coupon from mycokerewards.com which I have done numerous times in the past. Unfortunately, it will deduct 35 points from your balance and then send you a link to a coupon who’s campaign has ended. I tried contacting customer service to inquire if there was anything that could be done to fix it and I get an error everytime I submit my question. I guess I won’t be buying cokes this week.

    • Michele

      I cannot get the Allie coupon to print for love nor money. I have registered, tried to print, and I get “you coupons are printing, please do not close this window” but the coupon never prints. No problem with my printer at all and I do have the coupon printer installed. Any other way to get this coupon? I’ve tried several times and I REALLY want this one!!!

    • angela

      I just went to CVS this morning and purchased 2 of the Easter grass. It did not print out my ECB. I went back inside and the manager did it by hand. It printed out for $2.00 instead of $1.58! So I made a little profit!!

    • Erica

      Tammi, I had that same problem with my coke rewards and it was the first time I tried to print that coupon.

      I had a really bad experience at CVS this morning. I was buying 2 packages of Huggies and 2 J&J products. I had 2 of the $3.00 off printables for the Natural Fit Huggies left over from last month and 2 $1.00 off J&J printables linked on here. They said they couldn’t take any of the printables from the veri-Fi site because last month their website had been compromised and per corporate policy will no longer accept them period. Has anyone had this issue? I’m going to contact corporate.

    • angela


      They let me use the $5.00 and the $3.00 Printables this morning. Sorry you had trouble with it.

    • MiniMidgMom

      I guess I didn’t read the fine print – I went back today to do the diaper special and the ECB is one per household. I still got a good deal because I had yesterday’s $10 ECB and coupons for the baby shampoo but I thought one per household meant per day, not per campaign. I got the J&J baby shampoo for $2/bottle compare to $3.57/bottle at Target (The one I use is not available in generic yet). But don’t waste your coupon on the Desitin. It is $2.00 per 2 ounce tube with $1/off coupon, but if you use generic and live near a Target you can get their generic version of both types of Desitin for less than $2 per 4 ounce tube (our stores here sell it for $1.67 to $1.87/tube). I got caught with that one yesterday. I’m a NICU nurse and picky about diaper creams and I love the Target version of Desitin.

    • Natalie

      I had fun with the Pringles. They are on sale for $0.88 and there is a coupon for $1.00 off two! Good deal!

    • Dale

      Anyone else had a problem with B1G1 at CVS and using 2 coupons. I had 2 -$4 on schick intuition and they were on sale for the B1G1—the asst. mgr would not take both coupons “because the other one is free already”
      And …got stirred up so forgot to ask if I was going to get coupon for the free Crest with purchase of P&G product or if I just got it off the shelf.uggh

    • Amy

      Leslie, I did the same thing with mycokerewards. It takes your points but it says the campaign is over for the coupon. I tried to submit a report and mine says it can’t be submitted. So now we are short 35 points!!! Ugh!

    • Amy

      Leslie, I was just able to contact the coca cola website through their main site. This link is for questions about the mycokerewards program.


    • Sandra E

      I had trouble with mycokerewards too. Tried to “buy” the coupon & it deducted my points, but could never get it to print. In fact, I got some sort of virus warning that was a pain to get rid of when I tried to print it… :(
      Anyone else get that?

    • Christina

      Ijust recently signd up with CVS card and I have not received my $4 off $20 coupon by email. Where else could it be?

    • Emily

      I got the same mycokerewards error. I already had one coupon I had printed last week but doing it yesterday got the error. I called the telephone number on the “confirmation” email that my reward was on its way and left a message about my problem. Haven’t heard back on it yet. Will keep you posted.

      I got a great deal with the diaper promotion yesterday! Bought two packs of diapers and one of the wipes for a total of $25. Used a $5 off $25 purchase, two $5 coupons and one $3 coupon – Had me paying $7 and I got $10 back in ECB! I was so excited!

    • Stacie

      I’m so excited! I have two $5 off coupons for Huggies!!!! I can’t remember where I got them, but I printed them off online! Soooooo EXCITED!!

    • holly

      Excedrin 20-24 count is on sale for 1.99 this week and can’t you use the Excedrin printable to make it free?

    • Tiffney

      where to get the 120 booklet???

      • Jenny

        Those booklets were a rebate program that P&G ran earlier this year. you had to submit receipts to them and they mailed you a booklet. They are no longer running the promotion though.

    • lynn

      here in npr florida the cvs easter grass ecb are printing out at 1$ per bag so you are making money on it plus here you can get 2 per transaction because the have to print ecb out seperatly so if you need more than 2 you are making a nice orofit yippy happy coupponing

    • Dianne

      Sorry to say, but the $10 ECB for Oil of Olay products is for a $25 purchase and not $20.

      Thanks to this great site I saved a bundle today. I left with $28 cash and $12 in RR & ECB. I came home with $12 cash and $17 RR & ECB and approximately $90 worth of purchases. I also tried a new CVS where the cashier & manager were so accommodating and nice (I originally tried to get the Oil of Olay ECB with $20 worth of products, so it had to be voided, but they were so very patient about it). I know where I will be CVS shopping from now on. Happy bargain hunting everyone!

    • CiCi

      There is also a printable .75 coupon for huggies wipes on coupons.com.

    • Christa


      I signed up for a CVS card(filled out the brochure) inside the store about 5-6 weeks ago and I have never gotten a coupon by email either, so I called CVS today 1-800-746-7287. They registered my card over the phone (seemed like cashier activated my card at register, but the brochure never got to the right people to get my info – mailing address, email, etc.) So then they transferred me to the ECB dept and they issued a $ 4 coupon on my card that will print in the next 48 hrs at the store I shop at most often. So I don’t have to purchase $20 to use it, I just got a $4 coupon to use on any purchase. (as a courtesy for the mistake) So don’t wait too long, go ahead and call.

    • Christa

      My family is camping at Stone Mtn this week, so I did my deals at their CVS today. It was great! Male cashier didn’t even know what ECB’s were (he just knew them as Easy Care Bucks), he says he just throws them away. I sat and explained to him that he was throwing away money! He saw my total go from around $ 70 to $ 7, after coupons and ECB’s. He was amazed!

      Used the Huggies Natural Fit coupon on regular diapers.

      The Razor deal (buy skintimate 1st transaction) then this as 2nd transaction – this CVS had refills with $ 3 peelies on them! So with B1G1 and coupons, I got 2 razors and 2 refills for $ 3.49.

      Razor $ 9.99
      Razor Free
      Refill $ 10.99
      Refill Free
      – $ 4 Razor coupon
      – $ 4 Razor coupon
      – $ 3 peelie coupon
      – $ 3 peelie coupon
      $ 6.98 Then of course used ECB’s from Skintimate to purchase
      – 3.49 ECB
      $ 3.49 ($ 1.16 each!!!!)

    • Christa

      sorry – I meant .87 each (I think I divided by 3 instead of 4

    • Victoria

      I went to CVS yesterday and purchased $18.49 worth of P&G products..if I go back today and get a secret deodorant will I get the free twin pack of toothpaste or did this transaction need to be completed all at once to get the toothpaste?

    • Rebecca

      When you say repeat a transaction 5 times, do they let you do 5 separate transaction right in a row without giving you a hard time? I am new to this and am trying to come up with a plan to get started. Also, do they sell the Sunday paper with the coupons? If so, do they put it out on Saturday night to buy like the grocery stores do? Thank you for your help!

    • Kim

      I love your site and was so excited to try my hand at CVSing, but I think I messed up. I purchased huggies diapers – $10
      similac formula 2/$10.00 3 Johnson’s products 3.00 each and 6 revlon lip glosses 7.99 each BOGO. I had the following coupons, no ECB’s yet
      3 $1.00 off coupons for Revlon items
      $1.00 off Johnson product
      .75 off Johnson product
      .75 off Johnson product
      $3.00 off gift check from Similac
      3.99 for Eclipse gum no coupon.

      I ended up spending OOP $47.00.

      How should I have done this transaction to maximize my savings.

      I want to go back and buy the puff tissues for .99 and repeat the baby items to get an extra $10.00 ECB.

    • Kim

      Oh I forgot I have a $3.00 off Huggies coupon for natural Fit diapers and still was OOP $47.00.

    • Erica

      Okay, I posted a few days ago that CVS wouldn’t let me use the internet printed coupons from the veri-Fi website (the J&J and $3 Huggies Qs) saying the site was compromised. So we call CVS customer service and they say it is now CORPORATE policy that NO CVS will accept internet printed coupons. Why am I the only one having this issue come up?

    • Amy

      Jenny I need help! I received a $15 off $75 purchase that expires 4/14. I want to use it for next weeks ad (softsoap and colgate deals – MM with cpns and ECBs). Will the price of B1G1 items both count towards the $75 total or just one? I’m trying to create a plan with the least OOP possible!

    • Sandy Myers

      Where can I find the $120 Savings Booklet? Also, are there answers to the comments listed at the bottom of each blog? I am really enjoying all the coupon info you share. I have saved a lot of money for my family. Thanks!

    • Christa

      Sandy, I think Jenny has stated the $ 120 savings book is for those that were couponing in Jan, we can’t get anymore.

      Rebecca, The sunday paper with coupons is NOT sold until Sunday morning. The best deal is getting a Double paper for $ 2.50. It is getting 2 papers with both papers having coupon inserts. 2 regular papers would cost you $ 4, and they would have same coupons as a Double for $ 2.50.

    • Christa

      Rebecca, yes, you can do 5 transactions – what I do, is I immediately tell the cashier that I am a ECB user and I start my transactions. (the cashier will know with you saying that, that you probably plan on having more than 1 transaction) Then if someone comes up behind me in line, I finish the transaction I am on and let that person in front of me. Gives me a chance to recollect my thoughts and the deals I am doing and then start back again when I know that I’m not causing anyone to wait long.

    • Christa

      Kim, CVS will allow you only to do diaper deal 1 time. It won’t print an ECB again.

      If you had more Revlon coupons, you could have used them. Just because 2nd item is free, you can still use a coupon. That lowers the price of the 1 you are paying for by having 2 coupons off the purchase of 1 product.

      The Revlon deal, you just bought big priced items.

    • Christa

      Jenny, wanted you to know that I reviewed all the Revlon prices and the nail polish is the cheapest item for $ 4.99 a bottle. Nothing cheaper than that.

    • This was my first time CVSing so I was very nervous as to how it would pan out. I ended up getting 8 big containers of Pringles for $.04!!!! I was SHOCKED. I used some ECB from my first transaction and had 4 QP’s for $1.00 off two cans Pringles (they were $.88 a can) so I am going back right now and buying 4 more!!!! I am so excited!!!

    • Jill

      I had the same issue with Coke rewards. I sent an email using the “contact us” link. The refunded my account within 2 days! I am happy to say that today I tried “purchasing” the coupons with my points again, and had no problems. I have 3 coupons and am getting ready to go do the coke deal- after ECB and coupons, they should be 3 12-pks/ $5!!! Great deal, I will advise if I have any problems with the deal.

    • Shannon

      Here is my CVS deal for the week. I am so excited because this is the best I have done in a while. I had gotten out of the CVS habit. But, I am back with a vengeance! Two Covergirl make-up, Two Glade room fresheners (the expensive ones that were on sale last week I took a raincheck for), and one Dial hair/body wash…subtotal…$37.47 after coupons and CVS bucks…$8.49 which came to $10.57 with tax. I got back $13.00 in CVS bucks which means I made…$2.43!! YAY

    • Shannon
      I am still very very new at this CVSing and have not made any money per se, but I did get 12 cans of Pringles for a total of $.07!!! That’s pretty cool to me! And I also got free Excedrin because it was on sale for $1.99 and I had a $2.00 coupon… You are my inspiration though I need to work harder and get paid for things!

    • Shannon

      Awww…thanks! I actually saved over $70.00 on my bill at bi-lo today, too. That’s bonus card and coupon savings. Then, I got two coupons for a free gallon of milk. Still spent $95.00 though. Maybe I will do better next time…lol.

    • Cristina

      I got a $20 off $100 coupon from CVS today. Any advice on how to spend it?

    • Christina

      Christa thanks for the advice. I called CVS and w/in 48hrs I should have my coupon.
      Question…what’s the best way to switch prescriptions over? Is there a coupon for doing this?