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  • SC = Store Coupon
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  • 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 5/16-5/22

on 5.14.2010 at 1:46am

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These deals start Sunday 5/16 at CVS. There are a few good deals like a free razor and Herbal Essences or Aussie products. If you use your extracare bucks to get other household things you need then don’t miss the Scott paper towels this week. If you see any other deals or coupons leave a comment below and help folks out.shoppinglist1

To see the full weekly ad, go here.

If you are new to CVSing read the getting started guide.

Extra Care Deals

  • $6.99 ECB wyb Blade 5 Razor System $6.99 Limit 1 free
  • $2 ECB wyb Herbal Essence or Aussie Hair Care Products $2.99 Limit 2
    -$2 off Aussie Styling Product wyb Aussie Shampoo or Conditioner, RP 5/16
    -$1 off Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler products, RP 5/16
    (use either coupon makes it FREE)
  • $2 ECB wyb Mennen Speed Stick $2.99 Limit 2
    -.75/1 Lady Speed Stick Stainguard, printable (makes it 24¢)
  • $2 ECB wyb (2) Pepsi, 12 pk, $3.50 Limit 1
    (makes it $2.50 ea)
  • $3 ECB wyb $10 of listed items Limit 1
    $25 Conagra Coupon Book Mail in Rebate wyb $10 of Conagra products
    Orville Reddenbacher’s Popcorn, 3-4 ct, $2.50
    -$1.50/4 Conagra Products printable
    -.40/1 Orville Redenbacher’s gourmet popping corn SS 3/28

    -$1/2 Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn SS 3/28
    -$1 off Orville Redenbacher Pop Corn “Rediscover Your Balance” mailer
    Act II Popcorn, 3 pk, $1.25
    Chef Boyardee, 14.5-15 oz can, $1.25
    -$1.50/4 Conagra Products printable
    -$1/5 Chef Boyardee cans April All You Mag

    Hunts Snack Pack, 4 pk, $1.25
    -$1/3 Hunt’s Snack Pack pudding, 4 pk, April All You Magazine
    Poppycock, 8.5 oz, $2.50
    David Sunflower Seeds, 2.25-5.25 oz., $1.25
  • $1 ECB wyb (2) V8 Splash, 64 oz., or Vegetable Juice, 46 oz., $3.00 Limit 1
    -$1 off V8, printable
    (might be just for Fusion I can’t print to checkhttp://www.southernsavers.com.)
  • $4 ECB wyb $10 Revlon Cosmetics Limit 1
    -$2 off Revlon Color Cosmetic Product SS 4/25
    -$2 off Revlon Color Cosmetic Product SS 5/02

    -$1 off Revlon Color Cosmetic SS 3/28, 4/25
    -$3 off Revlon Lipstick printable
    -$1 off Revlon Beauty Tools Product, SS 4/25, 5/02
  • $2 ECB wyb Covergirl Lashblast Mascara Limit 1
    -$1 off Covergirl Products PG 5/2
    -$2.50/2 Covergirl Products PG 5/2
  • $3 ECB wyb Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation $13 Limit 1
    $1 off CoverGirl PG 5/2
    $2.50/2 CoverGirl PG 5/2

    B1G1 CoverGirl RP 4/11
  • $5 ECB wyb (3) Kiss or Broadway Nails products Limit 1
    -$2 off Broadway Nails and Kiss Nails printables
  • $5 ECB wyb Physicians Formula Mineral Powder Limit 1
    -$1 off Physicians Formula Cosmetic Product, SS 2/28, 3/21, 4/18
  • $5 ECB wyb Neutrogena Clinical, Aveeno Ageless Vitality or Roc Brilliance Limit 1
    -$5 off Aveeno Ageless Vitality Product SS 4/25 or printable
    -$10 Mail in Rebate on Aveeno Ageless Vitality, SS 4/25 or printable
    -$15 Mail in Rebate on Neutrogena Clinical product
    -$5 off Neutrogena Clinical product, March All You Magazine
  • $12 ECB wyb (2) Olay Regenerist Kits, Specialty Treatments, or Olay Definity Facial Care, $24.99 Limit 1
    $1 off Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser SS 5/16
    $3 off Olay Regenerist Facial Moisturizer SS 5/16
    $3 off Olay Definity Facial Moisturizer SS 5/16
    $20 Mail in Rebate wyb $50 in Olay Facial Products
  • $5 ECB wyb $15 Neutrogena Suncare at $9.99 Limit 1
    -$2 off Neutrogena suncare printable
  • $2 ECB wyb Maybelline Mascara $7 Limit 1
    -$1 off Maybelline New York Eye Product, tearpad
  • $2 ECB wyb Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner 25,4 oz., $6.79 Limit 2
    -$1 off Garnier Fructis Hair Care RP 4/25, 4/11 printable or printable
    -$1 off Garnier Fructis Style Product RP 4/25, 4/11
    (makes it $3.79)
  • $10 ECB wyb $20 Nexxus Limit 1
  • $3 ECB wyb $7 Band-Aid or Neosporin Limit 1
    -$1 off Neosporin, SS 4/25
    -.50/1 Neosporin, RP 5/16

    -.50/1 Band-Aid Product, RP 3/14, SS 4/25
  • $2 ECB wyb Tampax Pearl 36-40ct., $7.99 Limit 1
    -$2 off Tampax Pearl or Compak Pearl, 18 ct+, PG 5/2 (makes it $3.99)
  • $2 ECB wyb Colgate Pro Clinical 4 oz., $3.99 Limit 2
    -$1 off ProClinical SS 5/16 or printable (makes it 99¢)
  • $3 ECB wyb Zantac 150, 24 tablets, $8.99 Limit 1
    -$3 off Zantac 24 ct+, May All You Magazine or printable (makes it 2.99)
    -$1 off Zantac SS 1/31, SS 3/28
    -$5/2 Zantac SS 1/31
  • $10 ECB wyb $35 in Healthy Skin Care Products Limit 5
  • $4 ECB wyb CVS Omeprazole 28 ct., $13.99 Limit 1
  • $5 ECB wyb CVS Protective Underwear 32-44ct., $18.99 Limit 1
  • $5 ECB wyb Dulcolax 30 dose or 100 ct $19.99 Limit 1
    -$2 off Dulcolax Balance SS 1/24
    -$4 off Ducolax Balance SS 5/16
    (makes it $10.99)
    -$1 off Dulcolax Laxative Tablets SS 1/24, 5/16
    -$1 off Dulcolax Softener SS 1/24, 5/16

    -$2 off Dulcolax Laxative Tablets, Suppositories, and Stool Softeners, printable
    (makes it $12.99)
  • $5 ECB wyb Prevacid 42 ct., $24.99 Limit 1
    -$4 off Prevacid 24HR, SS 4/25 (makes it $13.99)
  • $1 ECB wyb Dial or Tone Bar Soap 2-3 pk $1.88 Limit 1
    -.35/1 Dial Multibar Packs, or Liquid Hand Soaps RP 3/07
    (makes it 53¢)

Other Deals


  • Osteo Bi-Flex, 40-150 ct., Buy (1) reg. price, get (1) for 1¢
    -$5 off Osteo Bi Flex Caplet Softgel or Powder RP 3/07, 4/11, 5/16
    -$5 off Osteo Bi-Flex, printable
  • CVS Pain Relief, 500 ct., Buy (1) reg. price, get (1) for 1¢
  • OsCal+D, 60-160 ct., Buy (1) reg. price, get (1) for 1¢
    -$3 off OsCal Calcium Supplement RP 5/16
  • CVS Aspirin, 100-300 ct, B1G1
  • One A Day, Flintstones or Citracal, B2G1 for 1¢
    -$2 off One-A-Day Adult Or Teen Multivitamin, 12 ct.+, SS 4/25
    -$1 off Flintstones Vitamin Product, SS 3/21
    $1 off Citracal product SS 3/21 or printable or here


  • Maxwell House Coffee, Buy (1) at $4.79 Get (1) for 1¢
    -$1 off Maxwell House, 10.5 oz+, SS 5/16
    (buy 2, use 2 coupons makes it $1.40 each)
  • Hershey’s Extra Large Bar, 4-4.4 oz, Buy (1) at $1.99, get (1) for 1¢
  • Di Giorno Pizza 12″ Buy (1) reg. price, get (1) for 1¢
    -$1 off DiGiorno Deep Dish Pizza SS 5/16 or printable
    -$2/2 Digiorno Pizzas, Tearpad
  • Kraft Barbecue Sauce, 18 oz., or Gold Emblem Mustard, 14 oz., B1G1
  • Kashi Cereal, Crackers or Bars $2.50
    -$1.50/2 Kashi TLC Bars printable
    -$1.50 off Kashi Heart to Heart Cereal Vocal Point Mailer
  • Ice Breakers, 1.09-1.5 oz., B2G1 at $1.99 each
  • Hershey’s Singles, 1.3-2 oz., B2G1 at 89¢
  • Hershey’s King Size, 2.6-5 oz., B2G1 Free
    -$1 off Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate Bar Or Bag, 3.5 oz.+ SS 4/18
  • Cadbury Chocolate Bar, 3.5-4 oz., Buy (1) at $1.99, Get (1) for 1¢
  • Hershey’s Assorted Pack-A-Snack, 8 pk, $1.00
  • Hershey’s Big Bag, 19-19.75 oz., $3.99
    -$1 off Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate Bar Or Bag, 3.5 oz.+ SS 4/18
  • Hershey’s Bag, 11-17.25 oz., $2.44
    -$1 off Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate Bar Or Bag, 3.5 oz.+ SS 4/18
    -$1/3 Hershey’s Miniatures SS 4/11


  • CVS Batteries Buy (1) reg. price, get (1) for 1¢
  • Scott Paper Towels 6 Mega Rolls $4.99
    -$1 off Scott Towels March or May All You Magazine (makes t $3.99)
  • Cascade, 75 oz, or 2 in 1 ActionPacs, 16-20 ct, $3.99
    -.50/1 off Cascade P&G Home Made Simple Booklet
    -.25/1 Cascade PG 5/02
  • Brita Products, 20% off
    -$2 off Brita Filter printable (register)
    -$4 off any Brita Product printable
    -$1 off Brita Filters, SS 4/18
  • Xtra 2x Laundry Detergent, 28 loads, $1.99
  • Renuzit Crystal Elements $3.99
    -$3 off Renuzit Crystal Elements, RP 5/16 (makes it 99¢)

Personal Care

  • Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 5.8-6 oz., Buy (1) reg. price, get (1) for 1¢
    -.35/1 Colgate Total, Max White, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste, 4oz+, SS 4/25
    -.75/1 Colgate Total printable
    -.75/1 Colgate Max Fresh or White Toothpaste
  • CoverGirl WetSlicks AmazeMint B1G1
    $1 off CoverGirl PG 5/2
    $2.50/2 CoverGirl PG 5/2

    B1G1 CoverGirl RP 4/11 (makes both Free)
  • Almay Cosmetics, B1G1 50% off
    -$1 off Almay Cosmetic Product, SS 3/07
  • BioLuxe Hair Care B1G1

Mix and Match Deal

  • Get 12 for $10 (83¢ each)
  • Dawn Dish Soap
    -.25/1 Dawn PG 5/02
    -.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal PG 5/02
    -.50/1 Dawn Plus PG 5/02
  • Puffs Facial Tissue
    -.25/3 Puffs Tissue P&G $100 Coupon Rebate Booklet
  • Campbells Spaghetti-O’s
    -.40/2 Campbell’s Spaghetti-o’s Pasta, tearpad
  • Taster’s Choice, 7 ct. Singles
    -.50/1 Nescafe Taster’s Choice, SS 2/28
    -.50/1 Nescafe Tasters Choice Product, SS 2/28
    -.75/1 Nescafe Tasters Choice printable (makes it 8¢)
  • Emerald Cashew Snacks
  • Cheerios Cereal Cups
  • Glade Aerosol
  • Renuzit Adjustables
  • Chicken of the Sea Tuna, 5 oz can
  • Gold Emblem Party Mix
  • Gold Emblem Kettle Corn
  • Voortman Cookies
  • RTH Light Bulbs, 4 pk

Getting Started Example

  • One of the most common questions from folks is about the reasoning behind splitting up transactions. The main reason is; If we bought both of Herbal Essences in the same transaction it would cost $3.98 out of pocket rather than $1.99.
  • Buy:
    (1) Herbal Essence Hair Care $2.99
    -$1 off Herbal Essences RP 5/16
    Total Due: $1.99
    Get Back: $2 ECB
  • Buy:
    (1) Herbal Essence Hair Care $2.99
    -$1 off Herbal Essences RP 5/16
    -$2 ECB
    Total Due: nothing
    Get Back: $2 ECB

My Scenario Plan

  • Buy:
    (1) Blade Razor $6.99
    (2) Herbal Essences $2.99 ea
    (1) Mennen Speed Stick $2.99
    (1) Scott Paper Towels $4.99
    -$4 off $20 CVS email coupon
    (2) -$1 off Herbal Essences RP 5/16
    -.75/1 Lady Speed Stick printable
    -$1 off Scott Towels May All You Mag.
    -$7 ECB from last week
    Total Due: $6.20
    Get Back: $12.99 ECB

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    • Mysterious_Mentalist

      It looks like the Green Tag can be scanned multiple times in one day and yet get credit towards the ECB for a quick $1. I hope its not a glitch and that CVS is warming up to its awakened competitor Rite Aid services with renewed offers and service.

      • Amy J.

        Did the cashier at CVS offer to do this for you (scan your Green Tag more than once in one day)? Unless someone at CVS said this is the new policy with the GT, I would NOT have it scanned more than once in one day……since the GT plainly states once per day…..hopefully doing more than that won't cause you any “problems”. I would think they would frown upon that just as they would frown upon using a coupon for an item it wasn't intended for (fraud). I'm just saying….be careful of that type of stuff.

        • busynewmom

          I had to be a glitch in the system because the computer usually recongnizes that it has already been used and even though it may scan it does not count toward uses. This has been my experience in the past.

          • Erin

            Me, too. I don't do multiple transactions, but a couple weeks ago, I made a purchase then did an exchange with the same cashier. She tried to scan my bag tag (which was on the lanyard with my CVS card) for the second transaction and it beeped. She couldn't figure out what was wrong til I told her it was probably because I already got credit for it with the first transaction.

        • Mysterious_Mentalist

          What does your post mean? No one is a thief nor is this a thieves den. If one is buying multiple times at stores (perhaps at different visits), then be it. Not a big deal scanning a green tag. One is still buying and still using a carryon bag

          • Amy J.

            It just means that the Green Tag says it is only to be used once per day. No one called anyone a thief so I did not mean to offend…..just saying the rules for the Green Tag should be abided by just as should the rules for using coupons.
            All it takes is one person doing something that's against a policy, then they tell others and then several people are doing it incorrectly, then the policy at the stores will get changed.
            For example, at my local Kroger, I was told they can no longer take any “free” internet coupons because some people were scamming them and the store was getting ripped off.
            The same moral concept applies to using the Green Tag. It's certainly understandable if the cashier scanned it again because she forgot she scanned it on the first transaction if doing multiple transactions.
            Funny, the first time I tried to use my Green Tag, I wasn't aware of the once per day use rule….I handed my GT back to the cashier on my 2nd transaction, and she handed it back to me telling me about the rule…LOL! Ah, live and learn :-)

            • jz

              You are missing the point. So called the “rule” may have changed and now we might be able to use as many times as we want with pleasure from CVS. “Stop using ECBs to pay for items, they might change the policy and eliminate ECBs altogether for everybody….”

            • Amy J.

              LOL, if you had read my first post, that “point” was addressed. I don't live by “may” or “maybe” or “might be able to”.
              How funny, I did NOT say stop using the Green Tag…..
              I'll be sure to ask both of my local CVS stores if this policy or rule has changed.

            • Lydia

              I have to back Amy J. here. We can't take advantage or it will get taken away.

              Makes me think of at work when your boss lets you take off when you want a day off. Works well until one person starts to take advantage of it and then that whole privilege is taken away.

            • Maria

              Hi all,
              I usually don't post but was really blessed by the first few posts in the string as the ideas for use were great and Jenny has been a huge blessing to my family and many others. So I am posting simply because I was really disturbed by the back and forth discussion on this page which really had a negative aura to it. I would simply say that each of us must judge ourselves and do what is right (moral) and ethical. Remember, to him (or her) who knows to do a good thing and does not do it to him (or her) it is sin. Thanks for all the transaction ideas on here today and hope everyone has a blessed shopping experience.

            • Ashley

              Amen, Maria. Your verse was just what I needed to hear today for some reason :)

            • jess

              I think you're all taking it to the extreme. Arguing over a stupid green tag, Yes, I use mine and don't take advantage and only have it scanned once a day but come on, why argue over something such as that!

      • jo

        My cashier accidentally scanned mine twice in one day – just because she forgot that she'd already scanned it. It beeped and warned her, and didn't 'work'. That was last Sat.

      • Snowski824

        I've been to multiple CVS's in a day (b/c they didn't have something at the 1st store I went to) and scanned my bag tag at the different ones and it never beeped.

      • guest

        Hmmmm….. In my experience, normally the tag can be used once per day *per store*, meaning if you try to use it 2 times at Store #1, you will only get credit for the first time, however if you travelled down to Store #2 and used the tag, it would work for the second time that day. If you think about it, this actually makes sense, too, for them to allow it to be used multiple times as long as it's different stores, b/c if you're shopping at a different store you are saving them another bag by using your own reuseable bags. I would love it if it suddenly started allowing multiple scans even if it's at the same store, but I haven't had a chance to try it out.

    • ziggy34434

      There is a $2 Zantac store coupon printing off at the coupon center. Stack this with the MFC and the ECB's and it's $.99

    • Benjamin

      Don't forget about the movie ticket deal for the Hershey's bags! I accidentally threw one of mine away a few weeks ago, so I'm gonna get another bag this week. My scenario:
      Razor (6.99)
      Two Herbal Essences (5.98)
      Speed Stick (2.99)
      Colgate ProClinical (3.99)
      Hershey's Kisses (2.44)
      Total: 22.39
      Use $4/$20, two $1/1 for Herbal Essences, $.75/1 for Speed Stick, $1/1 for ProClinical
      Total: $14.64
      Use $14.99 ECB (marked down)
      Total due: Nothing but tax
      Get back: $14.99 ECB, and now eligible for the movie ticket rebate! :)

      • thedrakesx4

        Can you explain more about the movie ticket rebate? I am planning on buying the hershey's but would like to know how many I need. Is it on the bags?

        • Benjamin

          www dot hersheys dot com slash kissesmovieticket

          Translate the above link and visit the site…you need 4 bags with their UPCs. :)

    • deniseCLT

      if you spend $19.99 before taxes, will CVS let you use the $4 off of $20 coupon? Or do you really have to spend that extra one cent?

      • Lori

        Yes, unless you have a really nice cashier that will override the coupon. It will beep if you haven't spent 20.

      • Megan_A

        It should work. Your cashier might have to push it through. In my experience, CVS tends to be very nice about that sort of thing. If it gets turned down, just kindly point out that you're up to 19.99 and ask if they can override the register.

      • ireneY

        I think the $20 can include tax.

        • At my store, the $20 is before tax and coupons, so it doesn't include tax. And, they make you get at least $20 (i.e. not $19.99)

          • AmyFMSC

            Same at my store. It would have to be at least $20 before tax and coupons.

      • guest

        The $20 normally has to be before tax. There is usually a little container of caramels that are only $0.33 up by the register – works great if you need a little something to get your total high enough.

    • Mary T

      The David Seeds coupon from the manufacturer's site (second “printable” link) printed the SAME barcode when I printed it the second time — guess we can only use that one once; if that's the case, the Deal Idea in the ECB section above would need to be modified to include a different fourth item.

      • Do you mean the same individualized number (the barcode up by the expiration date)? The bar code its self would be the same since it is the same coupon.

      • Ida

        I just looked at my coupons, and on the two I think you are talking about it has a pin number on the left hand side and the numbers are different.

    • Kristin625

      Do you have to have 12 items in the 12 for 10 deal to get the $.83 price?

      • AmyFMSC

        No. I have only bought one before and got it for 83 cents.

    • Pedro

      Are the ECBs that print on your receipt attached to a specific account? For example, Let's say I buy something that gives my ECBs. Can I then use those ECBs to buy something using say my wife's CVS card?

      • Lori

        You have to use the ECB for your card only! It's a bummer! =o)

      • Lori

        You can only use the ECB's for your card.

      • jess

        My store they override it and let us use ecb's from another family member's card.

    • mamatobe


      Trans 1
      (2) 2.99 Speed Stick Mennen
      $10 of revlon products
      3.99 Colgate Pro Clinical
      Use: 4/20q, -$2q for revlon product -$1q for revlon tool, -$1q for Pro Clinical
      Total: $11.97
      Use: $12.00ECB's
      Due: Nothing
      ECBs: 10 back

      Trans 2
      6.99 Razor
      (2) 2.99 Herbal and Aussie
      -1q Herbal -2q Aussie
      = Total 9.99 – 10 ECB
      Total Due: nothing
      ECB's: $10.99 back + $1 ECB for green bag tag

      So no OOP unless I go crazy on the Revlon product. That's why I always have extra ECB's to splurge on something I like.

    • sarahcas

      In the getting started scenario, you could buy ausie shampoo in the first transaction and use the $2 off coupon to make OOP only 99 cents.

      • THe $2 off Aussie is a coupon where you have to buy 2 products at once. So if you did that, then it would be $5.98-$2= OOP $3.98 w/ $2 ecb's

        • oops, I meant $4 ecb's

          • sarahcas

            Oh, Duh! I guess it would have helped if I had read the whole description of the coupon!

    • There is also a BIGI Free nescafe coupon for the single packets.

      • KrisAllen


        • For me, it showed up at the Nescafe sight, along with the one Jenny has listed. There was a $.75 off coupon and a BIGI free for the single packets coupon.

      • Erin

        I think I remember there being a coupon on the sample that they had available a few months ago for $1 off if anyone still has the packaging to check. Mine was thrown away before I could file it.

    • Jules

      Hm….I think I will get paper towels with an soon expiring ECB and that's it for me for CVS this week.

    • Amy J.

      Think I'll do 2 transactions this week…..
      tran #1
      one Blade razor ($6.99), one Herbal Essence($2.99), one Mennen deo($2.99), two Band-aids ($7.98 ~ at $3.99 each)….use 2 50cent band aid q's, one herb. ess. $1 q, one mennen 75c q, $4/$20 Q and $7.50 ECB's from last week.
      OOP$6.70 + tax, get back $13.99 ECB's.

      trans # 2
      two Colgate Pro Clinical ($7.98, at $3.99 each), one Herbal Essence ($2.99), one cvs brand Safety cotton swabs ($1.59). use two $1 Colgate q's, one Herb.Ess. $1 q, use $6.99 + $2 ECB's.
      OOP 57 cents + tax, get back $6 EB's, which will give me a total of $11 EB's for next week…….sweet!

    • Sarah

      “10 ECB wyb $35 in Healthy Skin Care Products”

      Are there specific things that qualify or is it any skin care product. I like the olay regenerist and was wondering if i bought 2 regenerists if i would qualify for this 10ecb along with the 12ecb???

    • grisy

      Can you print and use more than once the -$4 off $20 CVS email coupon in different transactions?

      • the register will beep. I tried it once, early on, and they pushed it thru, but havent tried it since, as you are not supposed to.

        • grisy

          ah OK, Thank you!

    • happymom

      Colgate ProClinical coupon will print two- just register again with the same info! :)

    • Lisa

      I have 3 $5 off coupons for Regenerist products, plus a CVS coupon for $5/$30 and another CVS coupon for $3/$15 skin care purchase – using all my coupons plus the P & G rebate, this should make for some almost free Regenerist!

    • Brenda Z

      Alright, maybe someone can help me with my problem.
      I have not received a cvs email coupon in months. For the first several months I did this, I'd get them often. Now the only emails I get are for online purchases (which I have NEVER done) and I've tried checking all my settings online and have not been able to figure out the problem. Help please!

      • fullhouse

        I havn't rec'd an email for awhile, and I saw on here somewhere that by logging in to your cvs ecb account it would trigger and email, so I tried it ,and behold, a 4/20 printable in my inbox! YAY

        • Amy

          Same thing happened to me. I logged in and got one within a couple of days.

      • Erin

        I hear you. When I started, I got them all the time. However, since then, I spend so little out of pocket that I don’t even get quarterly ECBs. When I do spend “money,” it is in the form of CVS gift cards, which were free with (inexpensive) prescriptions. I got a $5/$40 several weeks ago, which I laughed at–until I figured a way to use it to my advantage and make a bit of a profit. I checked my settings on CVS, and I should be good to go, but I only get CVS.com deals, which I don’t use. I think I’m just out of luck until I pony up some cash.

    • myarbrough02

      I am new to this couponing thing. Can you combine a mail-in rebate with a manufacturer coupon?

      • Erin

        Yup. Sometimes a manufacturer will offer a coupon with a rebate, refunding the purchase price minus the coupon value. Most don't, though.

      • Most of the time yes. Awhile back I bought the Olay Quench & got the free Oaly In Shower ltion. Used 2 coupons plus RR (Wags) to buy it. Paid only tax. Just got my FULL rebate back this week.

    • hrm

      Anyone happen to know how much the DiGiorno pizza is?

      • Ida

        My cvs southwestern Ny has them for 6.99.

        • Sarah

          mine, too. that seems consistent.

    • michelle

      Is the David's sunflower q good for this week? It says 14.5 oz. on the q and the sale is for smaller sizes, I think???

      • Heather

        You're right. Darn it.

        Note to self: always check the add and the comments before printing the coupons. Seeing your comment would have saved me 2 prints on that coupon.

      • RobinB78

        Thanks for the heads up.

    • Jana Lee

      There is a $1.00 off Speed Stick coupon in the CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine.



        • Amy J.

          CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine is sold at CVS (for 99 cents if i recall correctly)….it has several coupons, some are CVS store coupons and some are Manufacturer coupons.
          These could be located in a few different places, depending on your store…..in my local CVS, they're located in the Health/Beauty dept., usually on an endcap. Some stores have them located by the register, and other stores have them located by the CVS sales flyers…..if you can't find them in your local CVS, I'm sure one of their associates can tell you where they're located. HTH!

    • ChBearsSBXX

      Can you use the $4 off $20 purchase coupon multiple times?

      • AK

        Not unless you have multiples.

        • Jennifer

          Run your card under the coupon scanner. They love to give that type of coupon, so you might get another one.

      • DonnaTN

        No you can only use it once. It has a unique code on it and is noted to your account so even if you copied it, the register will know you already used it once. I had asked. :P HTH.

    • steen

      further explaination needed please…
      the RR 6.99 on a “blade 5” razor….is that the SCHICK hydro 5 blade razor ?

      thank you to anyone who knows….

      • JenniferB

        no, it is a CVS brand razor.

      • RobinB78

        It is NOT the Schickl razor. I'm pretty sure it's a CVS exclusive brand. It just says “BLADE” It almost looks like an Axe knockoff type line of men's skincare/ shaving products.

    • Anne

      Does anyone know how much the Revlon ColorBurst lipstick is? (the one w/ the link to a $3 coupon)

      • Joanna

        I think about $8.99….probably depends on the store, too.

    • wendyc33

      Hi I received a $5/15 cvs coupon on the covergirl and herbal essence. Can anyone tell me if this looks right?

      1 blade razor 6.99
      2 herbal essence 2.99 each
      1 mennon speed stick 2.99 each
      2 cover girl wetslicks b1g1 at 5.99 (checked price on cvs website)
      total 30.31 tax and all included.
      use 5.00/15 cvs coupon
      use 2 $1/1 for herbal essence
      use 1 .75/1 for mennon speed stick
      use 1 2.50/2 covergirl coupon
      register takes off 5.99 for the covergirl b1g1
      use 10.50 in ecbs from last week
      oop. 3.57 get back 12.99 in ecbs
      Does this look correct? Can I use a 2.50/2 covergirl coupon for a b1g1 deal? If so than this would work.

      • Amy J.

        Yes, this seems correct (except a few cents difference on tax, not sure what your tax % is in your state).
        Not sure regarding the $2.50/2 Q on the B1G1 deal…..does anyone else know?

        I had tried using a similar Q on a B1G1 deal a few weeks back and my CVS did not accept it (that famous register “beep”!), but I think it also depends how the coupon is coded…..I know it's definitely worth a try :-)

      • helpmesave

        I got 2.73 oop based on 7% tax and yes you can use the 2.50/2 CG Q on the B1G1 deal. I did it earlier this week with the 4.99 tinted lipgloss.

      • Danielle

        Yes, you can use the 2.50/2 covergirl coupon. I just left the store. I had it and the 1.00/1 coupon as well. I didn't know if I could use them both, so I asked the cashier. She said she would try them both. It took them with no problem.

    • CHI

      Does anyone remember the $2 of 2 CVS coupon for body wash and/or bar soap?
      I try to use it yesterday along with the $4 nivea q but it beeped. 5/14 was the expiration for mine. I was running late so i didn't argue.
      I used one just like it last week and it didn't beep.
      Has this happen to anyone here?

      • Today is 5/16, right? So it expired 2 days ago? Does your store normally take expired coupons or something?

        • Amy

          Today is 5/15. so her q wasn't expired.

          • Oh, missed that she said she used it “yesterday” I did read on a forum that those things are down to the minute–for ecb's anyway, maybe the crt's are as well? Otherwise I don't know.

            • My store allows me to use expired ECB and store Q's. I used the $3/2 M&Ms Q this week and it expired 4/27. I go in on MOnday and use the $/$$ store coupons that expired the day before about every week that they mail me one.

        • jewel4778

          actually, today's the 15th and she said she tried to use it yesterday, which was the 14th, so it should have been fine as far as expiration dates are concerned.

          Was the coupon for CVS brand, maybe? That could have been the problem.

    • purplelight

      OK maybe I am having one of those days but I thought CVS'ing that whatever you bought such as Crest 3.50 with 3.50 Reward bucks that I just pay tax. He took into account my coupon for 75 cent so I had to buy something else. He did it again on the same item so on. I should have come out buying 50 extra with tax and I ended up buying extra stuff. Rambling on to use your bucks should not the next one be free if it the same free. I thought they rang. I need a review. This is the first time this has happened

      • jhoran

        If the crest was 3.50 and you gave him a 0.75 q, that means you brought the total of your purchase down to 2.75, in which case if you then gave him a 3.50ebc, you would be paying more than your total owed, so this is why he would have told you to buy something else. You will not receive change from a coupon.

      • Anonymous

        You cannot go into a negative balance. Sometimes you have to pay a little more than tax. You coupons combined took you to negative, thus you had to purchase an additional item. You should have gotten a $1 item and paid the few extra cents over tax. No your second one will still require you to pay the tax but if you use another coupon, the same scenario above will occur.

    • KrisAllen

      Not a ton of deals, but the items on sale we use and I can make a profit, so I'll take it! Only tax out of pocket and I'll get plenty of ECB!

    • jwhite62

      This is posted in Jenny's list for the upcoming CVS ad:
      “CoverGirl WetSlicks AmazeMint B1G1
      $1 off CoverGirl PG 5/2
      $2.50/2 CoverGirl PG 5/2
      B1G1 CoverGirl RP 4/11 (makes both Free)”

      I dont uderstand how the last “B1G1 Covergirl RP 4/11 (makes both Free)” works.

      Can anybody enlighten me?

      • jhoran

        It means you have a choice of 3 q's. Not everyone has all of the q's listed, so that is why Jenny has 3 choices. The B1G1 is the best q to use if you have it, because it would make the 2 covergirl items free with the B1G1 sale at cvs

        • jwhite62

          Thanks for your response to my question. I guess what i meant to ask was: how does using a B1G1 q work with a B1G1 sale to make both free? How many products do you end up with? Does the q attach to the G1 part of the B1G1 sale? I am just confused by the whole thing. I am a newbie to all of this, so I am just trying to understand how the process works. Thanks

          • Carrie

            In essense, in a B1G1 sale when you use a B1G1 manufacturer coupon, you will get 2 products for free because CVS “buys” one for you and the manufacturer “buys” the 2nd one for you. All you should have to pay is any sales tax, of course, associated with it.

    • Sonya D

      Can’t find the digiorno coupon on coupons.com, anyone have a special zipcode it’ll show up on?

    • Ashley

      I went to CVS today and the cashier wouldn't let me use 2 BOGO q's on 2 Covergirl products. She said CVS was buckling down on q users, and wouldn't even attempt to scan both q's. Is anyone else having this problem? Have the q guidelines changed at CVS or does anyone know about what is going on?
      However, I went about 2 wks ago and was able to use 2 BOGO q's on 2 of the same products = 2 free products… (I dont recall which products it was, sorry?)

      • carolinagirl

        i work for cvs and cvs definitely hasnt changed their policy. that cashier was just being rude. the covergirl deal should work out to be free. if they give you a problem again, ask to speak to the manager, and if that doesn't work, the dm. most of my favorite customers are couponers an id say almost 3/4 of our customer base uses q's. so don't be discouraged by one grumpy cashier.

        • Ashley

          Love the encouragement from an employee!

        • Ashley

          So, I can use 2 bogo q's on 2 items to get 2 free products? I have done that before at CVS, and Kroger lets me do it too. I just didnt know if something had changed in the past 2 wks (since my last use of 2 bogo q's). I mean, it's not really a loss on CVS's part b/c the manufacturing company pays CVS back, right? Thanks CarolinaGirl! I appreciate the help!

          • mel

            You can use 2 BOGO q's if you are buying 4 items total.Buy 2 items per BOGO q.

          • Ashley

            No, if you want to use 2 BOGO q's you have to buy 4 products. It would still make all four free. Each q requires you to purchase 2 products, therefore you can't use 2 of these q's for only 2 items.

            Sooo, you can use 1 BOGO on 2 products and get them both for free OR 2 BOGO q's on 4 products and get them all for free.

            I believe CarolinaGirl misread your post. Refer back to Wendy.

          • Carrie

            Your post made me think of something (maybe it's what you are asking or maybe I mis-interpreted it), I've used a BOGO coupon on top of a store's BOGO sale and gotten both items free before. Here's my question, if the products aren't on a BOGO sale but I use 2 BOGO coupons, would I still get both products for free? That has never occurred to me before. When I have a BOGO coupon, I've always waited for the store to have a BOGO sale to go along with the coupon. If the answer is yes to my question, then I will look at BOGO coupons differently now. I hope I'm explaining myself clearly.

            • AshleyB.

              Yes, that is what I was trying to say. LOL! Thanks for making that more clear.
              The item was not on sale for BOGO, but have 2 bogo q’s… which, I could use both q’s and get 2 of those items free? You read that right Carrie.

      • wendyc33

        YOu used 2 b1g1 on 2 cover girl products. You should of only had to use 1 b1g1 to get them both free. YOu cannot use 2 b1g1 for both products.

        • Ashley

          I was using 2 bogo on 2 covergirl products b/c I wasn't getting the lip gloss that was on sale for bogo. I was getting the ageless foundation w/ olay (which has ecb's this week), and it's not on sale for bogo.

          • wendyc33

            You still have only 2 products you were buying. If you had 4 products and used 2 b1g1 That would work., but you cannot use 2 b1g1 coupons for 2 products.

    • Danielle

      Hey! I am new to this! Just learning my way around CVS. I did really good lastweek. Ended up with free cereal and 2 liter drinks!
      Question: On the Mix and Match 12/$10 deal, does CVS require you to buy 12 products?

      • wendyc33

        sounds like that to me. 12 products for $10.00.

      • homeisthebeachnow

        No, they will ring up as .83 each. You do not have to buy all 12

    • Tammy

      The cashier at mt CVS today tried to scan the b1g1 Covergirl coupon for the AmazeMint. It kept beeping. The cashier beside her then informed her they couldn't take b1g1 coupons on an item that is on sale b1g1. I was already frustrated so I just told her to take them off.

      • LeAnnaShaw

        YES they can…I have an email from somewhere-that someone got. IF you go over to hip2save.com…and click on cvs….it is there. I did it several weeks ago w/ one of the waters…and got 6 of them for free. No one batted an eyelash! I hate it when pple don't know their own policy! urgh…

      • panelsontn

        You sure can!! I just did it not quite 3 hours ago. Never would have thought to do it if it wasn't for this great site and you wonderful folks who contribute to it!!!!

      • Leah

        You can, I do it all the time!

      • Jenn_D

        I tried this last week and it beeped, but the manager came over and put it through for me.

    • SAN

      I just received $6 in store coupons from CVS in the mail for Colgate-Palmolive Company.
      $1Q Colgate Wisp mini brush
      $1Q Colgate ProClinical 4.0 toothpaste
      $1Q Colgate 360 Toothbrush
      $1Q Speed Stick Antiperspirant/Deoderant
      $1Q Irish Spring Body Wash
      $1Q Softsoap Body Wash

    • Molliec

      My store had Bounty Basic towels 6 pack for $4.99 instead of the Scott. They said they didn't get the scott in and that other stores had the same problem. Just something to check

    • tdouglas

      Can someone tell me the best way to do this deal? the things I need this week are shampoo and conditioner, pepsi products for vacation, and tampax. I can leave the tampax out if need be. I don't have any ECB's left over from last week even though I went in with a $5 bill and bought almost $30 worth of products and got change back! this week, I can't seem to come out as well. here's what I have in mind:
      1. razor 6.99+tax = 7.62
      get back 6.99 ECB

      2. buy 2 pepsi 12 pks. 7.00+tax 7.63
      use the 6.99 ecbs and pay .64, get $2 ECB

      3. buy shampoo @ 2.99 use -$1 Q, 1.99+tax=2.16 – $2ecbs = .16
      4. repeat with conditioner pay .16 get back $2 ECBs

      spend OOP-8.58 with $2 ECBs remaining
      can I do better? any other scenarios? I can always throw in toothpaste or soap if I have to in order to get the most for my money.

    • DonnaTN

      I was at CVS tonight and wasn't really paying attention to Sundays ad's really only this weeks and another couponer had mentioned about the “free” razor's being all gone. I didn't know what she was talking about… I am a slow shopper LoL. So I took a look and sure enough there were none. But after walking around aimlessly making sure my transactions were correct and yelling at myself for forgetting my $4/$20 email, I stumbled upon the “free” razors on a hook display at an end cap. I scanned to make sure they were them and they were! So even if they are out where the razors are, be on the look out near the end caps. I'm guessing since it is a “new” product.

      • ItsACouponThing

        This is way interesting, considering this same thing happened to me! Maybe it's something new CVS is doing, to let more people know about the great deal!

        • DonnaTN

          Yeah, I usually go in armed for the weeks ad's and usually some for the next weeks but I guess I wasn't really paying attention to the ad that started this week. But It was just weird I happened to look up and there they were on the end cap display. I know when there's a new product on the market they also display it other areas. So it's good to be on the look out!

    • Mary627

      Alright im still pretty new to all this; this is the 3rd week ive done it.
      I have three transactions total and I wrote down all I wanted and this is what I came up with….

      Transaction #1

      1 Blade Razor @ $6.99
      1 Herbal essence shampoo @ $2.99
      1 Lady Speed Stick @ $2.99
      1 Renuzit Crystal @ $3.99

      1/$3 off Renuzit Crystal q
      1/.75 off Lady Speed Stick q
      1/$1 off Herbal Essence product q
      1/$3 off $15 purchase
      & $7.50 ecb from last week

      makes it roughly $1.71 o.o.p.
      get back $10.99 ecb

      Transaction #2

      1 Dial/Tone Soap
      1 Herbal Essence conditioner
      1 Lady Speed Stick
      1 Pro Clinical Toothpaste


      1/$1 off H.E. q
      1/.50 off Lady Speed Stick q
      Use 6.99 & 2.00 ecb from above

      makes it roughly $1.36 o.o.p
      get back $7.00 ecb & still have 2.00 ecb left from transaction #1

      Transaction #3

      1 Pro Clinical toothpaste
      1 Scott tissue t.p.
      1 Renuzit Crystal


      1/$1 off Scott T.P.
      1/$3 off Renuzit Crystal
      & use 6.00 ecb

      makes it roughly $2.97 o.o.p.
      get back $2.00 ecb

      Soooo in total I have $5 ecb left
      I spend around $6.04 o.o.p
      And save $35.74

      Is this correct?? I feel this might be too good to be true…

      • Mary627

        sorry forgot half the prices…

        Dail/tone soap $1.88
        Pro Clinical t.p. $3.99

        ok ya all the others can be pulled from the first one. sorry lol

      • ItsACouponThing

        Wow, that looks great! My only difference is that I like to leave with at least the same amount of ECBs I came in with, but sometimes I'll go a couple $ less, which is precisely what you did! You started with $7 ECBs and left with $5 ECBs (loss of only $2 ECBs!) and have all that great stuff to show for it. Congrats! Let us know if you end up getting it all! (I do know I got about the same deal last with, where I spent very little oop and ended up with $30+ in stuff. Best of all, wait til you've been doing this for about 3 months. They turn around and give you another ECB ticket, based on all you've spent for that past three months!
        OH – don't forget to check your email first. You should have a “$4 off when you spend $20” coupon. You could change things around just to where you add another product at your first transaction so you can take the $4 off, and get an even better deal!

        • ItsACouponThing

          Yikes! I missed something. Sunday's paper will have a $1/1 Pro Clinical tooth paste, so you can save $1 more off your scenario! Good luck!

          • skflbeaches

            I received a CVS coupon booklet in the mail….it contains a $1 off Colgate Pro CVS coupon. Pair with the MFR coupon for FREE toothpaste. It also has the Lady Speed Stick Coupon ($1 off CVS)

      • hecandash

        The reinventing beauty magazine has a 1.00/1 coupon for the speed stick.

      • Mary627

        ok so I went this morning to cvs…..
        And I spent $7.43 and saved $54.45!!!! yayay!!
        And I added two $1 off pro clinical q from todays paper to it so it helped like yall said!!

      • Mary627

        Went this morning added in two $1 off pro clinical t.p. and spent $7.43 and saved $54.45!!! yay!!

    • kidsallgone

      I went to CVS on Saturday (after 4pm) and couldn't figure out why they didn't have signs for ECBs on the items I had planned on buying, AND they had signs for ECBs on items that weren't even in the ad! Then I was enlightened by the manager on duty that about 4pm each Saturday, they take down the signs from the present ad, and start posting the signs for the new ad coming out the next day (Sunday). I'm new at CVS'ing, so I was totally confused until he told me that. Luckily, I had printed out and brought with me, the scenarios that Jenny and others had posted. The Crest Pro Health was listed on the sign as 2/5.50. I got 1 for $2.75. Used a .75 cents off coupon and didn't get the $3.50 ECBs. I asked why and he said because the 2/5.50 is the new ad's price. I was like, “No, it says in my ad, which is still good for Saturday, that I will get back $3.50 in ECBs.” So he just kept it the same price, and handed me a $3.50 ECB. I used an ECB from last week to buy it, so that was a great purchase for me.

      I got a ton of other things and only paid tax because I used my other ECB's and got more ECB's. I scanned my card in the coupon machine and got some great coupons there too (2 of them).

      I did the Bayer diabetic meter but have a question and I am not trying to “steal” or “take advantage” etc. I really don't know the answer and don't want to do the wrong thing. Ok, my question is: Would it be wrong of me to return the Bayer meter? I did get the $15 ECBs for my purchase and I used several ECBs and a $10 coupon to get it. I can certainly give it to someone who may need it (but would they turn around and return it? LOL) I would be OK with a gift card from CVS. I probably shouldn't have bought it since I don't need it (I already have one from my doctor that I probably once paid $50 for! LOL). So can anyone advise me on the proper ettiquette for returning it (or not)? Thanks!!

      Another question: How much toothepaste is too much? If I have about 8 tubes (for the 2 of us) should I just not buy anymore (even if they are free)? If my coupons are expiring and I can get toothepaste using my ECBs and get ECBs back, should I just go ahead and get it? I certainly can give them to my 3 (grown) children. This question can also be in reference to shampoo, deoderant, etc. How much is too much and should I just toss out the coupons and not go overboard with buying the items, even if they will be free along w/more ECBs given to me.

      And last (but not least), if the Revlon products are reduced to 75% off, and I get $10.00 worth (before coupons), should I still be entitled to the $4 ECBs? The store manager said that the register won't give me the ECBs because the items were all 75% off. But….since I didn't know that and it wasn't posted anywhere (and I think he didn't want me to cancel the transaction), he went ahead and gave me the $4ECB. Best part was that I bought 4 lipsticks originally 8.00 and had (4) $2 off coupons. So only paid tax and got the $4 ECB's!! YAY! That was exciting! So does anyone know if he was correct about the register not printing out the ECBs since they were reduced 75% off?

      Thanks for taking the time to read my book (LOL)! And thanks for any replies.

      • Ashley

        Wow, those are great questions. I wish I knew too. On the 2nd question, I absolutely buy if it gives me ECB profit(overage) like you did today…$.75 profit. If it's free, I usually get it. I dunno, I have tons of personal care products. Probably more than we need. I will watch it a little bit and see how fast or slow it's going with the bodywash and stuff. I'll probably have to make a decision soon if I should donate some of it. On the toothpaste though, we brush our teeth at least 3 times a day and have probably 10 tubes so it goes pretty quick.

      • Leah

        I still get the free products and when I have too much, I'll pray and ask God to guide me to someone who needs them. It's been really fun seeing who God leads me to! I've also developed relationships with the cashiers and at the end of a transaction, I'll give them a coupon for a product that is completely free after ECB and they love that. As for the return, you can return the meter, but then you'll get raised eyebrows and dirty looks, and in my opinion, it's not worth it. It's better to develop a reputation as a couponer with integrity than to get a couple of extra dollars. Just my opinion!

      • Mississipka

        Regarding how much is too much toothpaste, deodorant, etc.? I have stocked up for my personal use but still continue to “buy” and give them away to shelters and “food banks”. I simply keep a small tub in the closet and when it gets full, deliver the goods. All I've spent is my time and it feels good to give to those in need…

      • Beth

        Kidsallgone, I always donate the glucose meters to my local community's free medical clinic that assists low income residents with prescriptions and other medical needs.

      • vadahlia

        This past year for Christmas, I filled stockings (that I got for 90% off the year before) with items from my shopping forays and gave them as presents to my family and friends. I also made some for the staff at my vet clinic. Everyone loved them and I didn't have to break the bank on Christmas gifts that they might not have needed. Anything left over is sent to the local shelter.

      • grace

        your toothpaste question, I donate mine to places that need them like the other day they were collecting such kind of stuff for people affected by Nashville floods and who would not love to receive toothpaste in their goody bag

      • Melissa

        The 50% and 75% clearance will not print ECB or be eligible for B1G1 sales. It is listed on the “Get it Before It's Gone” that are hanging throughout the cosmetic section.

      • Suemh

        I think that it is wrong to return the meter. You already profitted from buying it. Imagine yourself returning it and them returning to you exactly what you gave them for the purchase, at the same time voiding the ECB that you received. That would not make any of us happy. You could always donate it to Hospice or Goodwill, or even to a free clinic or shelter. That way, someone else, in addition to you, would profit from your savvy couponing.

        • Anonymous

          You are so correct. This type of behavior is what usually upsets the employee. Especially those of us that enjoy working with you to make your trip and 10 transactions as pleasant as possible. At my store, we cheer our couponers on and give as much advice as possible. However, we do not appreciate those that are in it to make the purchase and then try to return it for cash/refund. I do not give a refund unless the ECBs are returned along with the product. Also refunds, hurt our business. It called Sales Reduction Activity. Everytime we issue a refund, we go on a loss prevention report.

          • I would like to thank you for your support. I appreciate the fact that you support couponers and sincerely hope that couponing does not affect your store adversely. I shop 2 different stores and love them both. I have been to a couple of others but was treated badly, so I choose not to go back to those stores. Couponing has become a way of life for me an it truly helps me to pay my bills.

      • Anonymous

        I am a store manager that love my coupon kings and queens. The manager was correct. Only 1 promotion at a time is linked to a product. You purchased a product in what we call the get it before it’s gone promotion. Cosmetic will get a reset in July. Those items marked 50 & 75% off will be discontinued. The manufacturer wants to sell as much as possible because at the end of the promotion…after the reset, they have to give CVS full credit for the products because we return them.

    • luvmygirls

      I have a question about the internet coupons from CVS. The 4 off of $20 I get prints out off of any CVS brand product. I read that as only store brand items. If I am reading this correct.. are you able to use this off of any $20 purchase?
      Thanks for your help

      • Kim

        My $4.00 off email coupon was for any $20 or more purchase.

    • sheiladennis

      At Cvs this am I found a few “super lustrous” Revlon Lipsticks with a peelie for $2 off ea. That combined with the $3 off printable lipstick Q's made these $7.99 – $2 – $3 = $2.99 buy 2 of these deals and get 4 ECB back. Total deal $16 – $4 (2 peelies) – $6 (2 $3 printable) = $6 and get $4ECB back…great deal for $2. End up being $1 each.

      Also, my Cvs in Jackson Ga, would not let me use my B1G1 Q on the Covergirl wetslicks so I ended up using my $2.50 off 2 and paid about half price for 1 and got the 2nd free.

      The 12 for $10 was a great deal. I bought 12 Dawn hand renewal dish soaps, used 12 $.50 off Q's and got them all for $4. What a deal.

      • Ashley

        Were the peelies store coupons? I guess they obviously had to be.

    • Tricia

      At the CVS where I shop, I used a $2 ECB to purchase the Herbal Essesce shampoo, expecting to recieve one at the end of the transation. Wrong. I received just the receipt for the purchase and no $2 ECB. The same happened when the Donkun Donuts Coffee was on sale two or so weeks ago. I purchased using ECB from a prior purchase of Dunkin Donut Coffee. I expected to receive $3 ECB at the end of the transation and I did not. What is being done wrong?

      • mahug

        I had this happen when I got an ECB for an item and then bought another of the same item in another transaction. The register read it as a manufacture q and it voided the new ECB. Not sure if your ECB's were from same brand items but I don't use them in the same transactions with like items (brand specific) any more and it hasn't been a problem. Hope you get it worked out.

        • Ashley

          That sucks. I though only Wags had the issue to worry about. First I've heard of it happening at CVS.

      • amanda

        This happened to me once. I just asked the manager so. If you catch it then just ask the clerk/manager and they can hand write your ECB.

      • Lisa

        Wait until 2 working days after the transaction (it takes about 2 days for the transaction history to be available) then call the 800 number and speak to an ECB customer care representative. Have your card and your receipt handy when you call. Tell him/her what you bought and what you were expecting. She will credit your ECB card and the next time you go to the store the ECBs will print out. It can take 2 working days for them to be available. If you still have the Dunkin Donuts Coffee receipt you can talk to a rep about both transactions in one phone call and recoup both losses.

      • jhoran

        All you have to do is let the cashier know and they will print the ebc in store for you.

    • Jen

      Hi everyone…I am still pretty new at this, but I am learning sooo much. I was wondering if someone could check my math on my upcoming transaction to make sure that I did everything correctly. I always seem to spend forever in CVS trying to figure out my deals, even though I work it out before I leave the house (like I said, still trying to get the hang of it)! Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

      My plan of attack:

      (1) Blade Razor $6.99
      (2) Herbal Essences $2.99 ea
      (1) Scott Paper Towels $4.99
      (2) $2 ECB wyb Colgate Pro Clinical 4 oz., $3.99 Limit 2
      (2) Renuzit Crystal Elements $3.99

      Sub-Total: $33.92 + tax
      -$4 off $20 CVS email coupon
      (2) -$1 off Herbal Essences RP 5/16
      -$1 off Scott Towels May All You Mag.
      (2) -$1 Colgate Pro Clinical
      (2) -$3 Renuzit Crystal Elements
      -$4 ECB from last week

      Total Coupons: $19
      Total Due: $14.92 + Tax
      Get Back: $6.99, $2, $2, $2, $2 = $14.99 ECB
      Essentially making everything today free with the ECB's for another visit?

      • Courtney

        Hi… Your math seems okay. However, if you want to reduce your out of pocket expense and still end up with a few ECB's for next week I would split it up into two transactions. This is what I would do:

        Transaction #1:
        Razor= $6.99
        2 Herbal Essences= $5.98
        2 Renuzit= $7.98
        total= $20.95 +tax

        (2) $1 Herbal Essences
        (2) $3 Renuzit
        $4 ECB from last week

        owe: $4.95 +tax get: $6.99 (razor), $4 (Herbal Essences) ECBs

        Transaction #2
        1 Scott Towels=$4.99
        2 Colgate Pro Clinical= $7.98
        total= $12.97 +tax

        $1 Scott
        (2) $1 Colgate
        $6.99 ECB from transaction #1
        owe: $2.98 get: $4 ECB (Colgate)

        oop= $7.93 +tax
        ECBs for next week= $8 ($4 Herbal Essences, $4 Colgate)

        Feel free to check my math!

        • Jen

          Thanks! I realized after i posted this that I probably should have broken this up into 2 transactions to save on my OOP! Thanks again for your help…i'm on my way to CVS!

    • Jen

      I have one other question. I have read through all of Jenny's tutorials, but I am not sure how CVS treats the Buy 1, get 1 for 1 cent deal. If you buy one of these items, can you use 2 manufact q's??? For example, if I buy the Osteo Bi Flex as the Buy 1, get 1 for 1 cent, can I use 2 manufact q's for -$5 each??? I know that you can do this at Publix with the BOGO's, but not sure here. Thanks in advance!

      • Ashley

        Yes, I haven't done it in a long time but as far as I remember you can. Even if it's B1G1(free) you can I know for a fact so same thing applies w/your question.

        • Jennifer

          It all depends on the cashier. Most will do it if the register doesn’t beep at them.

      • Rose

        I did the pizza deal yesterday and used two $1.00 off coupons. Register did not beep.

    • Me

      I think the Refresh eye drop products are at a good price at $7.99 especially when you pair them with a $3 Q you can get from mfg website http://www.refreshbrand.com

    • Frugal-J

      Did anyone get the RedPlum insert on the Orlando Sentinel? I'm sure I didn't.

      • Ginnie

        I got mine in the Orlando Sentinel. A lot of weeks inserts are missing. :(

      • Jennifer

        If you don’t get your inserts in the paper, call the office and ask them what inserts were supposed to be in there. If you didn’t get what they have, complain. They should do something to make it right, even if it’s just to get you the inserts.

    • Kat15

      The glade sense and spray kits are on sale for $6 and there is a $4 coupon in the SS 5/9. :)

      • ireneY

        I got a $2 CRT last week for the Glade. It would be free with MQ, but I didn't get the Sunday paper last week. :(

        • kbribelin

          what's ctr? I forgot.

    • Ashley

      Yay! Started with $20 ECB's between me and my boyfriend and got:

      2 Blade 5 Razors
      2 Dial 3pk Bar soap
      2 Aussie products
      2 Herbal Essences
      2 Revlon Eye Shadows
      2 Dawn Hand Renewal
      3 CVS brand shampoo/conditioner
      2 newspapers
      1 Powerade
      8 Chef Boyardee
      And I think that's it…….
      For $3.40 inluding tax with $22 ECB's left!! $2 ECB profit!!

      • chrystalm

        Please break this down. What coupons did you use? What did you purchase on your card and what did you purchase on his card.

        • Ashley

          He got:

          8 Chef Boyardee 4/$5
          2 Dawn $.84, $.83
          2 Herbal Essences $2.99 ea
          2 Dial 3pk soap $1.88 ea
          2 newspapers $1.50 ea(which I should've bought at Wags for $.98 but forgot CVS cost more)
          1 Blade 5 Razor $6.99
          1 CVS brand conditioner $.99
          $5 off $30
          $15 ECB(last week's Bayer deal)
          $1.50/4 Chef Boyardee
          $1.50/4 Chef Boyardee
          $1.00 Dawn(Mailer q)
          $1.00 Dawn(Mailer q)
          $1.00 Herb. Ess.
          $1.00 Herb. Ess.
          $2 on 2 Bar soap CVS crt
          $.35 Dial
          $.35 Dial
          $1 CVS Hair Care crt
          Total: $1.99 w/tax
          Back: $3, $4, $1, $6.99

          I bought:

          2 Aussie products $2.99 ea
          2 Revlon Eyeshadow $4.99 ea
          2 CVS brand conditioner $.99 ea
          $5 ECB(glitched Bayer deal that printed $5 instead of $15 at beginning of week which she also mistakenly knocked down to $4.94)
          $4 off 2 Revlon Eye or Lip CVS crt
          $2 Revlon
          $2 Revlon
          $2 off 2 Aussie
          $1 CVS Hair Care crt
          $1 CVS Hair Care crt
          Total: $.90 All Tax
          Back: $4, $4
          ***There was a lot going on in today's trip so I forgot to check my email for a possible $ off q(I never get them anyway). Came back and had $3 off $15 after all which would have given me overage :(

          Blade 5 Razor $6.99
          Powerade $1
          $4, $4 ECB
          Total: $.42 All tax
          Back: $6.99

          And that's about as detailed as it gets :)

          • Ashley

            Oh and I love having lots of ECB's every week. I've built them up profit by profit and have been sitting on and around $20 ECB's every week for a couple of months. Lots more room to work things and often easier to get in and out of the store. This took a lot of prep work but was a breeze getting in and out.

    • Heather

      I haven't done the Olay rebate yet. Is it going to work even though the total is pennies less than $50?

      • carolgoss

        No, I believe it will have to be $50 or over. They are really strict about the rebates.

      • Cherise

        I spent less than $6 oop and had $56 of product and I got my rebate! so I would say you just need to GET $50 before coupons

      • Jennifer

        It depends. If the price that rang up (before coupons) is $49.99, it won't work.

        It's the number that you're circling on the register reciept, not the total you paid.

    • emily_hope

      :( My 4/25 SS doesn't have the $2 off coupon for the One A Day viatmains…

    • katie

      I am new to CVS and got a $4 off $20 coupon. I have no ECBS. What would be the best way to use the coupon with the least oop. I have all the coupons listed above. Thanks!

      • DonnaTN

        What are you wanting?

      • Jennifer

        My reply is:

        $6.99 razor ($6.99 EB print)
        $2.99 mennen deodorant ($2EB print -$.75 coupon)
        2 x $2.99 Aussie ($4 EBprint – $2 coupon)
        2x $3.50 pepsi ($2EB print)
        Total: 22.96
        After coupons: 16.21
        Extrabucks printing: $14.99

        You'll get some out of pocket for this one, but the extrabucks that will print will be nice.

    • debra

      can i use the dawn hand renewal coupon on the regular dawn dish soap?

      • michelle

        no. it's specifically for the hand renewal.

        • Jennifer


          Most cashiers aren't paying attention, and most CVS registers aren't that highly programmed. The item says “Dawn” and the coupon says “Dawn.”

          The worst that can happen is that you walk out with the coupon still in your hand.

      • KeriRN

        I've used it on the regular soap with no problems.

        • This is misusing the coupon and not fair to the manufacturer, not to mention that it is “technically” coupon fraud, although I doubt they’re going to do anything over $.99, I’m not willing to do something illegal to get a good deal. Just wait for a future $.99 sale for Dawn that does include the hand renewal. They go on sale all the time.

    • linseya

      I have a question about the Maxwell House. The coupons that I have are $1/2. In the comment below the price, it says to buy 2 and use those 2 coupons.
      First of all, is that the coupon its referring to (-$1/2)?
      Secondly, how can you use 2 ” /2″ on just 2 items?
      Thanks for any help!

      • emily_hope

        Evidently some of the SS had $1/1… I have the same one as you. Mine is the $1/2. You can only use one of these coupons per 2 items purchased.

    • lesley

      anyone know how much the neosporin and band-aid items are costing before any coupons?

      • Amy J.

        I just bought Band-Aids today……I'm in southeast Georgia and at my local CVS, the cheapest Neosporin is $5.49 and the Band-Aid's start at $3.59 (Hello Kitty, other children's styles) and the flexible 30 ct. is $3.99, and the B-A prices go up from there. HTH!

    • Lisa

      I can't believe no one is talking about the Regenerist deal. If you have your P & G coupon book (from the rebate deal) this is awesome! I purchased $60 worth of Regenerist today – used $15 in coupons from that rebate, and $8 in store coupons ($5 off $30 and $3 off $15 skin care purchase), then I received $12 in ECBs and I'll be getting $20 in Olay rebate. All total, I will have $5 oop after I get the Olay rebate!!

      • Ashley

        Hmm, I was trying to make it in to a moneymaker since I have a lot of ECB's. That's a great deal for 3 high dollar products! I had 6 $5 q's and 3 $3 q's and used them a couple of weeks ago at Rite Aid on $6 cleanser with a couple of $5 off $20 q's and some overage I had, paid around $2, and waiting on my $20 back any day now!

      • sg

        Question: So, if you have a $4 off $20 purchase and a $3 off $15 purchase you can use both in the same transaction? SG

        • Jennifer

          No, but I did this deal last night and you can buy the Olay in two different transaction. Buy one item for 24.99 and use your 4/20 coupon (and hopefully your manufacter's q as well). Then, buy the second item at 24.99 and use your 3/15 coupon (again, hopefully with a manufacter's q). After that second transaction, your 12 ECB will print off.

          Also, remember that you need to spend $50 (not 49.98) to get the $20 rebate, so pick up some inexpensive cleanser for $4 and use a $1 man q with it. Here's my deal:

          Transaction 1 – Olay Regenerist Kit @ 24.99
          Use $3 Regenerist
          $4 off a $20 purchase
          $6 ECB from last week
          Pay: 11.99

          Transaction 2: Olay Definity for 24.99 and Cleanser for 4.35
          Use: $3 off Definity
          $1 off Olay Cleanser
          $1 off ECB (bag tag credit)
          $3/15 purchase
          Paid 21.34

          Got $12 ECB
          Filled out rebate for $20 from Olay
          Total Cost to Me: $1.33

      • Jennifer

        Do you have to ring up all of the Olay in the same purchase to get the $12 ECB? I have a $5 off $20 and several $3 off $15 CVS qs and would like to use them but I don't think I can use them in the same transaction. If I buy the Olay in separate transactions, will I still get the $12 ECS after I buy the second one?

    • ireneY

      The smaller box of Puffs plus lotion are also 12/$10! Use those $.50 from Vocalpoint to make them $.33 each!

      • Abigail

        The puffs plus lotion are $1 at Bilo, part of their price lock deal. WIth the Vocalpoint coupon, i was able to get 5 or 6 boxes for free! =)

      • Yay!!! I hope these are included at my store as well. Thanks so much :)

    • Crystal

      Question: I have (6) $1 Dawn Hand Renewal coupons. I'm planning to get several items in a single transaction. Will they allow the overage since I'm getting other stuff at the same time, or how would that work? Would I be able to get 6, along with my other stuff, and still be able to use the 6 coupons without it beeping, or should I just get an extra Dawn or two to cover the overage, or how would that work?

      • DonnaTN

        When I've done a coupon over the amount of the item, the register always beeped for me and they always reduced the coupon to the amount price and never allowed any overage.

        • Melissa

          same here. CVS won't give me overage if it beeps which the Dawn always does (usually on sale for .96 and I have the $1.00 coupon) and they adjust the coupon down.

          • Jennifer

            It depends on how the stuff is in the system in the register. If it rings up at normal price and the sale price comes off at the end, you can use whatever coupon you want, up to normal price.

            If it rings up at the sale price, you're stuck with what it rang up with.

            Pay attention to the credit card reader, you should get the coupons based on whatever the price you saw there was. (Including B1G1.)

      • ireneY

        Lucky you! The overage from coupon will roll into the next item. You can get 7 bottles, with the last one beeping and adjusted down to $.81.

        7 x $.83 = $5.81

        • Brooke

          Hey Irene, is there any particular reason you know of that the 7th one will beep? I get overage no problem but just wondering why you say a 7th one would beep.

          • ireneY

            From firsthand experience. I've bought 3 $3.89 Natural Instinct hair color with $4 MQs a long time ago and only the third coupon beeped.

      • Gina

        I went to CVS this morning and bought 12 Dawn liquid detergents
        I used 8 coupons, total I paid with tax, $5.60

      • jhoran

        You need to get the extra stuff as they will not give you back any money.

    • If you buy the razor this week-Make sure to get the coupon out!! You can save $3.00 off the blade refills, which will make them $2.99–and I'm sure they might go on sale sometime too!

      • LeAnnaShaw

        Dawn is the coupon inside the razor package?

        • Dawn

          Yes-it is inside—

    • Suemh

      No Maxwell House q in Greenville News.

      • I found a tearpad at Publix with $1.00/1 any Maxwell House coupons, it was on the shelf, next to the Maxwell House coffee, at the front of the aisle.

        I found it last Friday at the store located on Pelham Commons, I believe the expiration date is 10/31/10.

    • DonnaTN

      For those of you like me who forgot to use their $/$$ before it expires. I found out that you can use these up to 7 days after it has already expired. I wish I had known that the first time! LOL. I learn something new every time I go.

      • melissa

        are you saying it will ring up? is this for specific coupons?

        • DonnaTN

          The $/$$ that I'm referring to are the $4/$20 off purchases emails that they send you. I had asked them about it since I forget mine and it expired that same night and I wasn't about to run all the way back home just to get it.

      • firstbrownie

        My store lets me use CVS coupons up to 30 days after expiration date…it is wonderful!

        • DonnaTN

          Is it for the CVS coupons at the price checker you are referring to or both the emails and the price checker? That's a question I need to ask when I go in again!

          • firstbrownie

            Both email and price checker coupons don't expire for 30 days after the given expiration date.

            • DonnaTN

              Thanks for that info!

      • Jennifer

        As a CVS employee, I'll let you in on a little secret –

        Most of us are willing to give customers as much as we can. As long as the customers are nice.

        If you're rude to your cashier, don't expect anything. You can be sure that we're talking about you on your way out the door, and we're proud that we told you that your coupon expired 10 minutes ago.

        If you're nice to me, I'll key in your coupon myself – I don't actually need the manager, most of the time.

        • DonnaTN

          Jennifer, thanks for letting me know! I am always nice to my cashiers anyways! I go by CVS at least 2 times during the day but I usually go to the 3rd shift!! They are the best. I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing that they say to me “See you in a couple weeks” LOL.

    • DonnaTN

      Also there is a coupon in the June All YOU mag for the David's sunflower seeds

    • Meags

      i didnt get the sunday paper. is there anyway i can still get the renuzit $3 off coupon

      • annemarie73

        If you live close to the newspaper office, you can stop by and pick up a paper. We have a small local paper that I sometimes get if I don't get our big newspaper. HTH

    • Meags

      nevermind on my way to get.

    • Meags

      does anyone get the greenville news for south carolina and if so did anyone get the red plum coupon booklet because i cant find it anywhere

      • Suemh

        I got Red Plum in my GN papers that I bought. I always check them before I buy them.

      • melanie

        i got it! i have had times in which i did not get some of the coupons.

    • Chrissy

      Heads up on CVS's “new” coupon policy … I went in to my CVS this morning to get the Herbal Essence deal. I had 2 coupons for $1 off. At the register, the manager said I could only use one coupon because it states on the coupon “One per customer.” He said the managers have all been told to follow the coupon wording very carefully. He also said they were no longer allowing customers more than one Extra Care Card. I use my mother's card to get her the deals as well – no more doing that! Anyone else had this experience?

      • LeAnnaShaw

        Chrissy, I will check at my CVS for you. I have gotten to know the manager…and maybe he can tell me. Did you to their site and see if it had changed? Also that coupon said one per purchase. To me-that means you can only use one coupon per bottle of shampoo…..
        As for using multiple cards, I use 3. I have one in my name-one for my each of my grown children who live outside of the house. They have no time(or patience) for these deals, so w/ their permission, I shop for them. This way-as mom-I feel that I am 'giving' to my children-and helping their budgets as well!!! I do not do the transactions all at once though. I go one day for one card-and another for the second…sometimes even different CVS's. I guess I do that, b/c a part of me thinks it is wrong….but I justify it b/c I AM buying for them!

        • Tony

          “ONE PER PURCHASE” should be 1 Q per item.
          “ONE PER TRANSACTION” should be 1 Q per reciept.

      • stephanie

        That happened to me before and the manager backed her on it. I went to another cvs and they did it for me. Later i went back to the same cashier and just knew she was going to give me trouble but she didn't. So i think it depends on how they feel.

        • Jennifer

          It doesn't depend on how they feel. It depends on if they notice.

          If the register will take the coupons, most cashiers don't look at them. If the register beeps and pukes on them, then they look at the coupons.

      • Jennifer

        Yes, you can only use one of those coupons per transaction – it’s one per purchase. However, if you’re using your EB wisely, it should only be one per purchase.
        Do this:

        Buy 1 @ 2.99
        – Use coupon for $1 off
        -out of pocket cost is $1.99 and get a $2EB printout.

        Next transaction:
        Buy 1 @ 2.99
        -Use coupon for $1 off
        -Use $2EB for transaction
        -out of pocket should be only the tax for the purchase, and you get $2EB that print out on top of that.

        As a CVS employee, I will literally do anything that the cash register will let me do, and a lot of things that it won’t let me do without playing with it a little bit. However, I haven’t visited many stores that will let you use 2 identical coupons in one transaction, even if you buy 2 items. Ask the cashier to ring up your items in more than 1 transaction, or come back later. For that matter, if one cashier is giving you problems, you can do your first transaction in the pharmacy..

        As far as having more than 1 extra care card, just give them the phone numbers. You can register the cards at CVS.com or call 1-800-SHOP-CVS to make sure that your card is linked to the correct phone number. (I haven’t checked this, but the 800# may be able to link cards together.)

        On top of everything else, if you already have the EC cards, just use them. They’re scanning your cards, they shouldn’t really be looking at the numbers.

        • vgwagoner

          I have always been able to buy identical items with coupons and rain checks. Just bought another 2 containers of metamucill today on the same order. They are normally $13.99 a container – had rain checks for $4.99 – had 2 P&G coupons for $3 off each – had 2 $1 off from the redbox. Paid $0.99 per container (plus tax of course)!! Very excited.

        • Ashley

          Ok this is crazy. I hate that such incorrect information is being put out. Most q's say 1 per purchase. It does NOT mean 1 per transaction. It MEANS 1 per item. Please follow up with some research because this is the most uninformed information imaginable.

          I'm sorry Chrissy for this ridiculous hassle at your CVS store.

    • DonnaTN

      I forgot to mention, at CVS they had the Nivea deal of buy $15 worth get $5 ecbs, unadvertised deal going on again this week. It's not in the ad but the had the tags marked at the body washes and lip care products. The body washes were 4.99.

    • bfew0711

      Anybody know if you have to actually have to buy 12 for $10 on the mix and match deal? Or can I just buy like 2 dish soaps and get the 0.83 price?

      • annemarie73

        My mom went and bought 3 today, and got the .83 price. HTH

    • tahsha

      Here's a CVS clearance question for you all…..I was told this last week that I was not allowed to use a man. q on items that are on clearance mark down…..This does not make sense to me, and I really think that my cashier just didn't want to deal with it. (Because the item price has to be keyed in and not scanned, the computer therefore does not recognize the coupon- so the q would need to be keyed in as well.) I told her that that didn't make sense b/c they were going to get their $ back from the manufacturer regardless of what they charged for it. I love this CVS, but if the above mentioned cashier is working when I go in, I usually turn around and go to another store about 5 minutes down the road…..I should have known better than to try with her, but figured the next store would not have had the same clearance items. I know that clearance items don't count for ecb deals, but this is the first I've heard about man. q's with them….thoughts?????

      • Michelle

        Tell the manager. She's obviously un-Q-educated and needs to be. Next time you go, don't back away from what you know, instead ask her to get the manager.

        • Jennifer

          In theory, they should be willing to key in the manufacturer's coupon for you.

          The only thing that they won't do is reduce your price to LESS than 0 for the whole order. You will always have to pay the tax (at least in my state) regardless of how cool the coupons are.

      • Fizzle

        it depends on how she rang up the clearance item–if she typed it in as a “taxable item” for $0.50 then the coupon will not be good and CVS will NOT get payment. If the item was marked down in the system and shows on the computer as “x”-item $0.50 then they can take the coupon and they WILL get payment. She was probably just being a witch either way though—she should've called the manager.

    • Bernice

      I didn't print the V8 fusion coupon just had it open for an extended amt of time (baby was sleeping) so I didn't want to print. I tried to print later and it said I have already printed the number of times allowed. Anyone else have this experience? Bummer.

    • Sabrina721

      I have a question regarding rain checks, can you use one at any CVS or only the store that issued it?

      • jennywellman

        You can use it at any CVS.. It says it on the back.

        • Mal

          I have a question about raincheck too – what is the time limit to use the raincheck. I had a raincheck for a product and I used it after 3 months but the cashier was not happy about honoring the raincheck for me. He checked the dates after issuing the ECB and started telling me that I should have come back within a month or so.

          • vgwagoner

            They say on the back that they never expire – looked it up on CVS website too.

          • Yep, every time I get a raincheck they tell me that it “never expires” and I can use it at any CVS. I'm glad too because it takes my store at least a month to restock the items!

          • vcohill

            CVS rainchecks never expire! I've taken raincheck as old as 1 year.

    • Michelle

      I'm new to this!! Does anyone know if CVS will accept a Walgreens coupon that printed out with my RRs?

      • DonnaTN

        CVS doesn't normally take a competitor coupon. The RR's that print out are usually manufacturer coupons but it doesn't hurt to ask.

    • Denise

      I received these coupons from the red scanner – $1.00 off 2 CVS paper items and $1.00 off CVS pharmacy accessory. I picked up 2 small/individual package of CVS kleenex @ 2 for .99 and found a small package of CVS q-tips in the cosmetic section for .99.

      • sg

        I just purchased cotton balls. YIPPIE! SG

    • susan

      I know I saw a $10 off prevacid Q last week, but I cannot remember where it was. Does anyone remember if it was in red plum or smart source and what day???

      • Dianne

        It was on the back of my Parade magazine-AJC.

        • Dianne

          Sorry, I forgot to tell you the date-May 9. The issue with Mike Myers on the front.

    • lesley

      where do you find the tear pad coupon for the Di Giorno pizza?

      • raina

        Did you ever find out where the tearpad could be found?

    • Benjamin

      There's a $1/1 for SpeedStick in last month's CVS Reinventing Beauty.

    • sdshaw

      So on Saturday I got a raincheck for the Purex 3n1 at B1G1. The cashier didn't write the price in. Will they let me use it without the price or will it just ring up at this week's price which is actually less?

      Also, last week we needed milk and I didn't have my EC card with me. I sent my husband in and just told him to give the phone number. When I got back to the house, I realized the card number on the ECB does not match my card. If I take it back with the receipt can they print me a new one since I can't use one that isn't for my card?

      • Valerie @ CVS Castleberry

        Both depend on the manager. On the Purex 3n1…you should get the free one only if you pay the price because to get 1 free and both for a price lower than the original ad…causes shrink for that manager.

        Because people change phone #s so frequently, that happens a lot. At my store, I always give 1 freebie. However, you should call 1-800-SHOPCVS and get the matter taken care of. The ECBs & coupons are card linked. I would override it once. However, if you don't correct the matter, I would have to decline the coupon because overriding is a sales reduction activity and causes a flag to raise for that particular store.

        • Meme

          Question for you Valerie, if you don't mind. Thanks for help in advance. I would like to know if the B1G1 Covergirl Face products coupons are good toward lipstick. I saw a discussion of that the other day, but can't find it now. According to CVS corp. (that was called with a prior customer at the store I shop at) if the computer beeps they won't accept it for lipstick, only for foundation, etc. What is the correct situation for this? Thanks millions for your imput.

          • vcohill

            Meme, I would have to read the coupon. However, if it specifies foundation and usually (face), it doesn't apply to lipstick. If one of my cashiers scans it and it goes through, ok, but if the register says no…no means NO! Coupon fraud. Face usually means foundation, blush etc., lips are usually considered another cateory and have their own sales signs. They're lump together only when it says all cover products. I hope this answer helps you.

      • Ginger2

        If they use the phone number on the ecb the last number is dropped and it will be the next four numbers on your card. Example 12345 with card 2345. With phone number 12345 will be 1234. Check and see if that is what the number is.

    • Jennifer

      At my store, the Aussie 3 minute miracle doesn't work for the 2.99/2EB deal. However, since it actually says “conditioner” on the package –

      Complain. Ask for the sale price and the extra bucks. (Here's the good part.)

      They should get the manager and the manager should be willing to price modify it for you. After they modify the price, they can print up $2 EB for you. (That does NOT count towards the “limit 2” offer.) You can get the $2 EB for more than 2 items this way.

      • mandy

        Aren't you knowingly going around the system then? If it says limit 2, why would you try to scheme a way to get more than that? They put limits in place for a reason.

        • Jim

          That's life…

        • Married to a CVS manager

          Because if CVS cared that much they wouldn't have just given her 2 extra ECB's. They know their system and want to give you the best deal possible. Perhaps you should do what you feel is right and not worry about the rest of us.

          • Kat15

            It dosent sound like a matter of “caring”, sounds more like a matter of customer service… if some lady is complaining a making a big deal, yea, go ahead and let her get 2 ecbs, instead of having a store complaint, etc. Its not right, but some people feel the need to try to go around the system. We're not “worrying” about the rest of us, we're just trying to help each other out.

            • Jim

              I love reading the posts to find out all the deals that aren't posted in the ads, but I get sick and tired of reading all the bickering that goes on when someone gets a great deal and others are jealous. Please leave negative comments to yourself and let us only read the DEALS! (when will they learn?)

            • diane


            • See, that's interesting. I love reading the posts to get info from other shoppers, but what I get sick and tired of reading about is all of the cheating and misusing that goes on. It really saddens me the number of people who completely let ethics go out the window when it comes to getting a good deal.

        • Jennifer

          Actually, I didn't ask the manager for the price modify or the EB. I asked for a refund.

          The manager chose to do the price modify and print the EB.

      • guest

        That was nice of her to do that for you, because that conditioner was not part of the promotion – the ad says 12-13.5 oz shampoo or conditioner, but the 3 minute miracle is only 8 oz, so not part of the promotion.

    • sealey5

      Got a quick question……I have (2) online q's for Digiorno deep dish pizza, and a couple of manufactured q's for Digiorno deep dish pizza as well. My question is, can I use one of each q for each pizza, or will cvs only allow one or the other q? Tia :)

      • Suemh

        On-line Q's are normally Manufacturer's Q's. You can only use one manufacturer's q per item. If the on-line ones are store Q's from CVS, then you could usually stack them with manufacturer's q's.

        • sealey5

          Ok, that's what I thought, but I wanted to make sure before I tried to use both! Thank you :)

    • sg

      Another question: If you have two BOGO MQ can you use both at the same time – get one and pay for 1?

      • DonnaTN

        You'd have to buy 4 and pay for 2 unless you had coupons for the 2 you are paying for. And depending on if your store will accept the B1G1 with the B1G1 sale then you would get all 4 for free. HTH

      • Ashley

        If you want to use 2 Bogo q's, you have to get 4 items and they will all be free. 1 Bogo q = 2 free items.

    • Michelle

      Thank you Donna TN!

      • Ashley

        Keep in my mind it is not good to do this kind of business. If the coupons are misused for incorrect items, your store WILL crack down and the use of any coupons will become more of a hassle.

        • vcohill

          Ashley, you couldn't have said it better. As I stated before, many people have lost their jobs because this is consider coupon fraud. Loss Prevention is really into this in my area.

    • Mal

      Can someone please tell me on which items i can use my $3 off $15 facial care products CVS coupon?

      • vgwagoner

        If that coupon printed out of the red box I have found that as long as you spend $15 you can get $3 off your order regardless of what you buy. vgw

    • Jennifer

      I am so glad I found this blog

    • mommydub

      I went to CVS this morning and could not find the Dawn dish soap for 83 cents (from the Mix and Match deals). It was not with the dish soap in my store. Would they have moved it to another section?

      • noahcat

        My cvs had it on an endcap and in a round cardboard fixture near the registers

    • noahcat

      I have a newbie question. When do the limits reset? For example I took my first trip to cvs to get started today. I got the Herbal Ess. Shampoos, dial soap, CG foundation, Revlon lip-gloss, and walked out with 18.14 oop and a $4, $3, and $1 ECB. I still have more Qs but I bought the limit in those items. When can I go back and use them? I missed out on the Revlon ECB because the lip-gloss I bought was 75% off but I was able to use a $2 Q on it so it was only .49.

      • Deanna

        The limits for CVS are for the duration of the sale…typically for the week. There is usually a monthly promotion, which will also have a limit. So, bottom line is there is no reset on the limit. You will find from time to time that the advertised limit is not the same as the actual limit. Most recent example I can think of was the Pampers deal from 3 weeks or so ago…it was advertised as a limit of one, and I think we were able to actually do three. Look at the bottom of your receipt to confirm; it will say Limit Reached or let you know what you have left to reach the limit.

      • Jennifer

        Buy some stuff on a new card.

        You'll have to keep the coupons straight, though.

    • Annette

      I decided this was my week to try my hand at CVSing and I had a blast! I did 4 separate transaction. For the sake of space I will tell you about the best one. I had two bottles of melatonin at 9.79 each and two Bioflex at $21.98. This totaled $63.54. Once subtotaled she ran my $5 of 25 (Rite Aid video watching one… – yes they took competitors), then my $4 off $20 (CVS coupon), then 2 $5 bioflex coupons, then scanned my cvs card – this took off $21.97 (2nd bioflex was 1 cent) and 9.78 (2nd Melatonin was 1 cent), then used $4 EVB I recieved from prior transaction bringing my subtotal to $9.82!!!!! Saved $53.72!!! Hubby threw in a $1.49 soft drink at the end pulling my OTP with tax to $12.23.

      • young&learning_mommy

        So all CVS stores take competitors coupons? I was unaware that ANYONE did that!

        • Fizzle

          I work there–CVS ALWAYS takes competitor coupons!!

          • Jennifer

            I work there too. Mine only takes competitor coupons for the prescription gift cards.

          • Melissa

            No they don't ALWAYS take anything. My CVS doesn't take competitor coupons.

            • AshleyQ

              My CVS doesn't either. I love the store manager where I shop, I think she is one of the best that I have met in my couponing experience and if she doesn't accept competitors coupons, that is fine… she wins HANDS DOWN in every other catagory as far as I'm concerned!!! Valerie at Castleberry & Bethelview Rocks!!!!

          • diane

            my store doesn't, but i love them anyway.

          • Actually the corporate policy I found said that they DO NOT take competitor's coupons, unless it is a pharmacy coupon (like a free $$$ gift certificate w/ transferred prescription or something)

        • Ashley

          Umm I don't believe this is true. It is not standard for CVS to take competitor q's at all. You may get lucky though. One out of 6 stores in my area takes them but the others do not. And they only take Wags, no RA or anyone else.

          • Lisa

            Hey Ashley! It IS true! In fact my CVS here on Hwy 58 in Chattnooga has a big red banner stating that they take ALL competitor coupons. As long as the store also has a pharmacy, CVS will take their coupon for any item (At least mine does)

        • vcohill

          It is not CVS policy to take competitor's coupons. In times past, we took competitor's coupons for prescriptions only. We have never taken them for front store purchases. However, when Walmart and others started the $4 deal and free antibiotics…CVS decided not to get into a coupon or price war. The scripts might have been cheaper in $ value but you paid for it in your valuable time. We stopped taking them in the pharmacy as well unless we had a sincere person that wanted to join the CVS family. However, if the person turned out to be a pharmacy jumper, we would not take the 2nd batch.

          Some customers take the coupon experience to another level just as some managers and cashiers on our side of the fence. It's those people that want to find a way to cheat and take everything possible whether above board or not. CVS is cracking down on coupon fraud. They are constantly updating the register software in order to eliminate this problem. As I tell my employees, rules of made when someone violates the trust and have no integrity as long as they get what they want.

          I plead with each of you to be above board in all your couponing. My customers do not try anything that will compromise my job or those of my employees. Many have lost their job for this very reason. I will do everything in my power to help my customers maximize their savings because they're honest. I do believe that 99% of couponers are honest but there's that 1% that will destroy it for all of us.

          As I've state before, I love couponers and the lower the amount you pay, the happier I am.

          ps…I'll answer any question I can in regards to our policies whenever possible.

          Have a great day and weekend.

    • Anonymous

      To all the CVS Castleberry, Cumming, Georgia Area. I have set up a blogspot giving you a list of the freebies and good deals 10 weeks out. The current promo order is for 7/25. My blog address is http://vcohillcvscastleberrypromoorder.blogspot.com. The email address to which you would place your order is vcohill@gmail.com. I have to post the promo order by Thursday. Please take a look and email me asap. This is all new to me “blogging,” so bear with me.

      • Amy B.

        Wow, this is a great resource for those in your area! Kudos on being so forward thinking.

      • Guest

        Wow, this is really an amazing idea you have for your store. It would br great if other store managers realized the impact that coupon shoppers can have on their sales numbers. However I would caution you that, if you have not previously noticed, sometimes those 10week out promos can change by the time the actual ad Is printed, so beware of ordering product for potential customers and then finding that the item may not be such a great deal when the ad comes out, leaving you with product that your customers may no longer wish to purchase. I am willing to bet that you will have enough success with this idea that it will hopefully outweigh the times that it may not work so smoothly. Hopefully the good will far outweigh the bad. Good luck in this endeavor and I hope it works out really well for your store and your customers.
        P.s. Wow what a great pampers deal! I really hope that one remains the same when the ad goes to print……

      • Belle

        This is great! You just won my CVS business! Thanks for taking care of your customers.

      • sixsigmamom

        Ms. Valerie!
        I am so glad you are doing this! I knew you talked about it. Wow!

    • purplelight

      In reply to vchill~I hate I asked so many questions that I knew the answers to. I had a reaction to some medicine and I just could not figure everything out. I did not come out free …paid just a little over a dollar. Not bad for a confused lady! Looking forward to shopping this ad. Thanks for the help.

    • susanizanurse

      Can someone please explain how the Covergirl Wetslicks Amazement B1G1 deal comes out to be a freebie? I have all the coupons outlined below this item but I cannot figure out how it comes out to be free. I am pretty new to CVSing so I'm sure I'm having a serious “dumb” moment! Thanks!

      • Lezli

        I had the same question a couple weeks ago about the same scenario, just different product. Apparently when the store has a b1g1 deal you can also use a coupn for b1g1 which pays for the one you would have bought, making both free. From the comments I have read overtime it seems that some CVS managers allow it and some don't so you might have to try a few different stores. I hope that makes sense. I think you can look at last weeks ads and comments, I think someone explained it better there. :)

    • sealey5

      I have a question….If I get the Aveeno deal, can I use any Aveeno q? Also, on Huggies, I have so many different q for Huggies, will they accept any q you give them for that brand? I wasn't sure how that worked. Thank you!

      • Guest

        You should only use coupons for the specific type of (whatever) that you are purchasing.

        • sealey5

          Thank you! I wasn't sure if they would take certain q's or any of them, as long as they were that product. I appreciate the help :)

    • ireneY

      Found $3 peelies on Revlon Colorstay foundation bottles on a shelf display. I used it on a 75% off Colorstay Active foundation without any beeps. It's a sheer color so you won't worry about an exact skin color match and it's got SPF 25. The bonus: it was FREE!! :)

      • mingle411

        I am confused about your technique. Did you remove peelies from one bottle and use them on a different bottle? I hope not. I was at one of Jenny's seminars a few weeks ago and as she says: “Those peelie coupons are for the person who buys that product not to remove and use on a different product”. It is great that you got the foundation free, just hoping it was done correctly.

        • Ditto.

          • ireneY


        • ireneY

          I've never been to a seminar, so that's news to me. Sorry for trying to share a deal. At least I used one for myself didn't swipe them all for profit. :)

          • Crystal

            I didn't learn this at a seminar. I just assume that if something is attached to the product it is a part of the product and becomes yours only if you purchase that product. Maybe I'm wrong and the stores/manufacturers really do intend for you to take them off one product and use it on another. Who knows.

            The tearpads aren't actually attached to a product, so I think that is a little different. But again, I could be wrong.

    • sealey5

      I just wanted to comment on this item: Renuzit Crystal Elements $3.99
      -$3 off Renuzit Crystal Elements, RP 5/16 (makes it 99¢) They are $0.99 (with the q's) but in Florida there's sales tax and I got 4 of them yesterday, I had to pay a little over $5.00. I hope that helps anyone that's wanting to get them!

    • ADJ

      When CVS prints a coupon that says something like $1 off CVS/Pharmacy Hair Care is that only good on CVS brand products? I tried to use one today with a $2 off 2 coupon for Aussie products and the cashier said it wouldn't work because it said CVS on it and because I had already used a coupon. I don't get it, can I not stack those 2 together? I had trouble today and ended up spending a few more dollars than I planned and was really bummed!

      • guest

        I believe that yes those coupon are only meant for CVS brand products (they should actually have the 'CVS/Pharmacy' logo on the product). Your cashier was incorrect about *why* it wouldn't work – you ARE allowed to stack a manufacturer's coupon with a CVS coupon, however the CVS coupon you wanted to use was not appropriate for the items you were purchasing.

        • ADJ

          Thanks! I guess I just thought it meant you could only use it in a CVS store. :)

    • Frances

      Ladies, you have been so help here. Thanks! I am trying to start planning next week's CVS trip. I can't find out the B1G1 free issue. Can I get ECB back on a B1G1 coupon for the free body wash?

      I feel stupid but can't figure out my OOP and how to split between mine and my husband's cards (I got two before I realized it was really one per household).

      Old Spice $4 Get $4 ECBs (Limit 2)

      Suggested Scenario (from Deal Seeking Mom)
      Buy (2) Old Spice Body Wash at $4
      Buy (1) Old Spice Deodorant at $2.99 – $4.29
      B1G1 Old Spice Body Wash, exp. 6-30-10 (RP 04/18/10)
      FREE Old Spice Deodorant wyb Body Wash/Deodorant (P&G 5/2/10)
      Better than FREE after coupons and ECBs

      I have three sets of the P & G saver coupons (B1 deodorant or body wash and get 1 body wash free) and two of the RP coupons (B1 body wash get 1 body wash free).

    • Debbie

      I am new to southernsavers and have some questions regarding CVS. I think I messed my first order up, but I guess it's ok, because you learn from your mistakes. I just do not want to make too many!! Could someone please explain in simple terminology the key to shopping at CVS. I bought the herbal essence and aussie shampoos and used coupons but it still ending up costing me $20 and I only got $4 ECB. What did I do wrong?

      • shauna

        Could you write out all of what you bought? My guess is that you may have missed the limit part because you say you spent $20. For the herbal essence aussie deal the limit is 2, meaning you can get 2 total that you get ecb back on. If you bought $20 of herbal essence or aussie then you surpassed the limit that you would get ecb for.

        $2 ECB wyb Herbal Essence or Aussie Hair Care Products $2.99 Limit 2
        -$2 off Aussie Styling Product wyb Aussie Shampoo or Conditioner, RP 5/16
        -$1 off Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler products, RP 5/16
        (use either coupon makes it FREE)

        I did this deal this week and chose to get 2 herbal essence. Here is the breakdown

        2 herbal essence @ 2.99 each – 5.98 total
        used 2 -$1 off Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler products, RP 5/16
        so I paid 3.98 out of pocket then got back 4ecb

        I hope this helps.

    • ADPL

      On the One A Day, Flintstones or Citracal, B2G1 for 1¢ can you use 3 $ off coupons?

    • Cindyrella2

      Wasn't there some printable coupons for David Sunflower seeds, along with a deal idea? I can't find it anymore!

    • ireneY


    • ADJ

      Thanks! I guess I just thought it meant you could only use it in a CVS store. :)

    • Crystal

      I didn't learn this at a seminar. I just assume that if something is attached to the product it is a part of the product and becomes yours only if you purchase that product. Maybe I'm wrong and the stores/manufacturers really do intend for you to take them off one product and use it on another. Who knows.

      The tearpads aren't actually attached to a product, so I think that is a little different. But again, I could be wrong.