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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Time again to get prepared for CVS. These deals start Sunday 3/8. It is a better week that the past few weeks I think. While there are not many completely free deals there are lots of deals that are less than .50¢. I like getting to use the cents sign. I have included my plan for this week and I have put together a plan for anyone with a $4 off $20 coupon, scroll down for those scenarios.

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

For the Full Ad scan go here.

For the month long ECB deals and free items go here.

ECB Deals

$2 ECB wyb Crest Pro-Health 4.2 oz., Rinse 250ml or Oral B Floss at $2.99 LIMIT 1
-$1 off Crest Pro Health Toothpaste PG 2/08
-.75/1 Crest 4.2oz + Paste or Liquid Gel PG 3/01

-$3 off Crest Pro Health Rinse & Toothpaste Home Mailer

**Deal Idea**
Buy: (1) Crest Pro Health Toothpaste
Use: (1) -$1 off coupon PG 2/08
Total Due: $1.99
Get Back: $2 ECB, makes it FREE

$1 ECB wyb Herbal Essences Hydralicious at $2.88 LIMIT 5
-$3/2 Herbal Essences Shampoos, conditioners, styling products or hair color PG 2/08

**Deal Idea**
Buy: (2) Hydralicious products
Use: -$3/2 coupon
Total Due: $2.76
Get Back: $2 ECB, makes it .38¢ ea

$1 ECB wyb Palmolive at $1.49 LIMIT 2
(makes it .49¢)

$3 ECB wyb (4) Coke 12 packs for $13 LIMIT 1
(makes it $2.50 ea)

$10 ECB wyb Aquafresh White Trays 14 ct. at $39.99 LIMIT 3
-$5 Aquafresh White Trays SS 1/04 or printable (makes it $24.99)

$2 ECB wyb Clairol Perfect 10 Hair Color at $11.99, LIMIT 1
-$5 Clairol Perfect 10 Hair Color PG 3/01 (makes it $4.99)
-$2 Clairol Hair Color PG 3/01

$5 ECB wyb Claritin 30 ct at $19.99 LIMIT 5
-$2 off Claritin, printable
-$5 Claritin, Non Drowsy, 24 ct. + SS 2/22
(makes it $8.99)
-$2 Claritin Adult or Childrens Non-Drowsy, 4 oz. Syrup, or 10 ct. + SS 2/22
-$1 Claritin CVS tear pad coupon (stack with mfc coupon for more savings)

$5 ECB wyb $10 in any Garnier or Maybelline products LIMIT 2
Products listed below are those on sale, you can buy any product for this deal
Maybelline XXL Extensions or Lash Stilletto mascara $7
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara $4
-$1 Maybelline Mascara, any RP 2/08 (regional)
-$1 Maybelline New York Eye Product, tear pad

Maybelline Volume Seduction Lip, Dream Mousse Foundation, or Dream Matte Powder $8
-$3 off Maybelline foundation, April Glamour Mag.
-$2 Maybelline Foundation New Dream Liquid, RP 2/08 (regional)

Garnier Nutrisse or 100% Hair Color $5
-$2 Garnier Nutrisse Shade or Multi-lights Kit RP 2/08, 12/07
-$2 Garnier Nutrisse or 100% Color Vibrant colors by Nutrisse RP 3/08

Garnier Ultra-Lift Pro Deep Wrinkle Roller, Cream or Dual Eye $16
Garnier Nutri-Pure cleanser, scrub or towelettes $5
Garnier Skin Renew Lotion, Serum, Day, Night, Eye Cream or Roller $12
-$1 off Garnier Nutritioniste Cleanser or Moisturizer RP 12/07, 1/04, 2/08, 3/08
Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler $3.33 (3 for $10)
-$1 Garnier Style Product, any RP 2/08
-$1 Garnier Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment, any regular size RP 2/08
-$1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment excluding trial size, RP 3/08
-$1 Garnier Fructis style product excluding trial size RP 3/08

**Deal Idea**
Buy: (3) Garnier Fructis Hair products
Use: (3) -$1 coupons
Total Due: $7
Get Back: $5 ECB, makes it .67¢ ea

Spend $15 get $3 ECB for buying Mars candy Limit 1
M&M Premium $3.50
Mars, M&Ms, Speck-tacular eggs, Snickers, Milky Way, Twix, or Spring Mix Minis 9.9 – 11.5 oz. $2.50
Dove Milk or Dark Chocolate 4.5 – 5.8 oz. $3
Starburst Jelly Beans 14 oz. $2.50
Dove Minis or Easter Eggs 8.5 – 9.5 oz. $3.50
Mars Singles 1.24 – 2.17 oz. .50¢
Mars, Snickers, M&Ms, Twix, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, or Skittles fun size 9 pk. $1.25
-$1 M&M Premiums Chocolate Candies RP 2/01
-$1/2 M&Ms Easter Candy, assorted RP 3/01
-.50/1 Milky Way, 10.5 oz.+ .50 RP 2/22

$10 ECB wyb any Physicians Formula Organic Wear Powder or Bronzer starting at $14.99 Limit 1
-$1 Physicians Formula Cosmetic Product SS 2/22 (makes it $3.99)
-$5 off Physicians Wear product tear pad (makes it FREE)

$5 ECB wyb (3) General Mills products for $10 Limit 1
Cereal Bars 5-6 count box, Granola Bars 6-12 count box, & Cereal 10.5 – 16.2 oz
-$1/3 General Mills Cereal SS 2/08, 3/08
-.55/1 Lucky Charms
printable or printable
-.75/1 Assorted Cheerios
-.55/1 any Cheerios
printable or printable
-.60/1 Nature Valley Bars
printable or printable
-.50/1 Nature Valley Bars SS 3/08

**Deal Idea**
Buy: (3) Cheerios Cereals
Use: (3) -.75/1 coupons
Total Due: $7.75
Get Back: $5 ECB, makes it .91¢ ea

$5 ECB wyb Schick Quattro for Women Razor at $8.99, LIMIT 1
-$2 Schick Disposable Razor, any SS 2/08 (makes it $1.99)

$3 ECB wyb Renu Multiplus Solution Twin pack or Alaway Eye Itch Relief at $12.99 LIMIT 1
-$1 Renu printable
-$4 Bausch and Lomb Alaway Antihistamine Eye Drops SS 12/07

$1 ECB wyb Secret Flawless $3.99, LIMIT 1
-$2 Secret Flawless or Flawless Touch RP 2/22 (makes it .99¢ ea)
-.50/1 Secret Product, any except trial PG 3/01

$1 ECB wyb ThermaCare at $5.99 LIMIT 3
-$1.50 ThermaCare Arthritis Heat Wrap RP 2/08
-$1 ThermaCare Heat Wrap RP 2/08

$2 ECB wyb Vaseline Body Lotion 10 oz. at $3.69, LIMIT 5
-$1.50 Vaseline Intensive Rescue or Clinical Therapy, any RP 1/18
-.55/1 Vaseline Lotion , any 200 ml or larger RP 1/18
-$1.25 Vaseline Lotion Product, 200 ml+ RP 3/01
(makes it .44¢ ea)
-$1.25 Vaseline Cocoa Butter Product, any RP 3/01

Other Sale Items
Colgate Total 4.2 oz., Cavity, Baking Soda & Peroxide 6.4 oz. Toothpaste, Plus or Wave Toothbrush B1G1 starting at $1.99
-.75/1 Colgate Adult of Kids Toothbrush SS 2/22
-.40/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush SS 2/01
-.75/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Toothpaste, 4 oz.+ SS 2/22

**Deal Idea**
Buy: (2) Toothpastes at $1.99
Use: (2) -.75/1 coupons
Total Due: .49¢ for both

Arm & Hammer 2X Laundry Detergent B1G1 at $6.99
-$1 off Arm & Hammer printable (buy 2, use 2 coupons, makes it $2.50 ea)

Blade Energy Drinks 16 oz. $1.50 ea
-$2/2 Blade Drinks tear pad at CVS (makes it .50¢ ea)

Charmin Basic 12 pk $5.49 ea
-.25/1 Charmin, any PG 2/08
-$1 off any Charmin PG $120 savings booklet
(makes it $4.49)

V-8 Juice $2.50 ea
-.50/1 V8 100% Vegetable Juice, any 46 or 64 oz. SS 1/04
-$1 off V8, printable
(makes it $1.50 ea)

Lindt Truffles $2.50 ea
-$1/2 Lindt, printable

Renuzit Triscents $4.99 ea
-$4 Renuzit TriScents Starter Kit SS 2/22

Almay Cosmetics, entire line B1G1 50% off prices starting at $1.99
-$1 off Almay Cosmetic or Skincare Product, SS 12/14, 2/08, 3/08

Rimmel Cosmetics Eye Products B1G1 50% off
-$1 off any Rimmel Foundation, RP 2/22
-$1 off any Rimmel Product RP 2/22, 3/08
-$1 off any Rimmel Mascara, RP 3/08

Neutrogena Acne Care, all B1G1 50% prices starting at $3.19
-$5 off Neutrogena, Complete Acne Therapy System, printable

Lumene Skin Care B1G1 50% off prices starting at $2.99
-$4 off Lumene Premium Beauty Product printable EXP 3/31/2009

**Deal Idea**
Buy (2) Lumene $2.99 products
Use: (1) $4 off coupon
Total Due: .48¢

Skin Effects, Buy $15 or more, Get a FREE Skin Effects Cleansing Effects Foaming Cleanser or Purifying Effects Scrub
-$2 off Skin Effects, CVS Reinventing Beauty Mag.

Kashi GoLean, Zone Perfect, Pure Protein, Balance Gold, SoyJoy, Larabar, or Clif $1 ea
-$1 off any Zone Perfect, 1 single bar or 1 Multi-count box, SS 3/01
-$1.50/3 Pure Protein High Protein Bars, RP 1/04
-$2/10 SoyJoy SS 2/22 (regional)
B1G1 Free SoyJoy Bars SS 2/22
-$1/5 SoyJoy bars printable

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers or Pull-Ups $9.88 ea
-$2 off Huggies, Pull Ups printable or SS 2/22
-$5 off Huggies, Gentle Care Product printable
(makes it $4.88)
-$3 off Huggies Natural Fit printable (either coupon will work for any type of Huggies Diaper)
-$1.50 off Huggies Diapers SS 2/08, 3/01

Nature’s Bounty or Flex-A-Min B1G1 starting at $4.89
-$1 off any Natures Bounty RP 2/01, 3/01, SS 3/08
-$2 off Nature’s Bounty, printable (FF) or printable (IE)
-$5 off Flex-A-Min Joint Care Product, RP 11/09, 3/01

My Grand Plan. This is my plan for what I will get with the coupons that I have. I am spending more out of pocket this week than I have in a long time at CVS, but I have been saving a B1G1 Coke coupon for an ECB deal so we are going to use it! I break up transactions to decrease my out of pocket costs and I do go and get everything at one time and then check out. Please go to the back of the line in between transactions if a line forms!

(1) Crest Pro Health Toothpaste $2.99
(2) Hydralicious products $2.88 ea
(1) -$1 off Pro Health PG 2/08
(1) -$3/2 off Herbal Essences PG 2/08
Total Due: $4.75 pay with $4 ECB and .75¢
Get Back: $4 ECB

(3) Cheerios Cereals 3 for $10
(3) -.75/1 coupons
Total Due: $7.75, pay with $4 ECB from #1 and $3.25 cash
Get Back: $5 ECB

(4) Coke 12 packs
B1G1 Coke 12 pk from mycokerewards (saved up points to get this)
Total Due: $9.75 pay with $5 ECB from #3 and $4.75 cash
Get Back: $3 ECB

Total Product Value: $35.99
Total Out of Pocket: $8.75
ECB remaining: $3 ECB

Have a $4 off $20 coupon?? Try This…

(2) Herbal Essences Hydralicious $2.88 ea
(1) Crest Pro Health $2.99
(3) Garnier Fructis products 3 for $10
(1) Vaseline Lotion $3.69
-$4 off $20
(1) -$1 off Pro Health PG 2/08
(1) -$3/2 off Herbal Essences PG 2/08
(3) -$1 off Garnier RP 2/08
(1) -$1.25 off Vaseline RP 3/01
Total Due: $10.19
Get Back: $11 ECB

    • Gabby

      Hi Jenny! The link to the full scan ad isn’t working. Just FYI! (And thanks for posing this. There are some good deals this week!)

    • Jenny

      Thanks for letting me know! I just fixed it.

    • Aymie

      Will CVS take their own coupon along with a competitor and Manu? Also, can you double up coupons with CVS??

    • Allison

      When you do the Garnier deal — won’t using the coupons rob you of the ECB’s b/c you won’t be spending the $10? i got burned by something like that a few weeks ago w/ Suave products. Any advice?

    • Jenny

      CVS does not take any competitor coupons. They will take a store coupon with a manufacturer coupon for any product.

      Allison – ECB are never dependent on whether you use coupons or not. If you buy the three items the ECB will always print. Folks have problems at Walgreens (though you shouldn’t their either) with this, but never at CVS. The suave problems a few weeks ago were actually that they had not linked all the products to the ECB deal even though they were advertised. If you ever buy an item that you know has an ECB deal attached and don’t get it, call customer service and they will load an ECB on your card that will print the next time you shop. Or tell the store manager right then before you leave and they can force an ECB to print.

    • Hi. Silly question. How do you make the cent sign? Is my keyboard (laptop) the only one without one?
      Thanks for a very helpful site.

    • Liz

      I have a 4 of 20 coupon on cvs brand, can it be use for diapers, or which ones are cvs brand? Also thanks for all of the info on this site, it has save me lots of money, God Bless you!!!

    • Brandi

      Just an FYI for those of you who have the P&G $120 qpon book…I took both of my $5 off Olay Definity and Regenerist coupons (they specify moisturizer) and used one at Wags and one at CVS to buy the Daily cleanser (cream) which was $5.99 at both stores. No problem, the qpon was accepted at both Wag and CVS with no problem. I really needed some cleanser and I thought $ .99 was a great buy for Olay products!

    • Chrissy


      I have seen on a sign in our area at a CVS (We accept all competitor coupons). Do you think I could make out very well at this store? I haven’t tried it yet, but I think I will this week. I’ll keep you posted.

    • Kelly


      Not a silly question actually…

      You hold down the ALT key while typing the numbers 155 on your number pad (numbers on the right of the keyboard).

    • Sasha

      Hello :) I appreciate all of the work you have put in for all of us! I am currently having a problem with printing the complete Lumene coupon, only half of the coupon prints leaving off the code! Thanks for any ideas on how to fix that. Have a great week ahead of you!

    • Jennifer C.

      I can’t remember, do you have to buy the 10 soyjoy to get them for a dollar a piece, or are they individually priced at 1.00 each?

    • I wasn’t able to find the tear pad for the Physician’s Formula. But I was eager to try so I got it! Thanks for the tips on your site. You are the first one I go to each week to make my shopping list! I posted my CVS scenario on my blog and linked back to yours! Thanks, Abbie

    • Marcey

      SASHA, I had trouble too so I right clicked the coupon, saved it in My Pictures folder, then opened it and printed with no problem. Maybe that will work for you.

    • Great Aveeno deal this week. Aveeno sale this week 3.99 plus it is a montly deal get 2 ECB, plus there is a 2.00 off coupon from the website. So today I got aveeno baby cream (which I really needed for my baby) for free :o).

    • Laura

      Hi not sure if I am not seeing it, but does the herbal essence come with the $1.00 ECB for the purchase of 1 bottle. All I see is $2.88 a bottle, I don’t see Extra Bucks underneath on the ad. Thanks

    • Jenny

      The Extracare buck that comes with it is a monthly deal and they didn’t advertise it in this weekly flyer. You will get it though and can find the deal advertised in the monthly long Extracare book which is near the door in the store.

    • Sasha

      It worked! Thanks Marcey :)

    • paige

      ¢ Thanks Kelly ¢

    • Kim

      Hey guys! I need some help:

      Last Friday I tried to do the “Buy $15 dollars in Nestle Candy, get back $7ECBs”- But my ECB did not print. So when I spoke to the Manager, she said the reason they did not print was because I didn’t actually spend $15 (in real money)… I used $15 in ECBs, therefore my total was $0.28, and I was not eligible for the $7ECB deal… Is this normal? The same thing has happened to me on the diaper deals when I have used Manufacturers’ coupons, bringing my total down to less than what was required.

    • Amanda

      FYI- I had trouble using the coke rewards coupons at CVS. I have used them before but the cashier had to over ride them, yesterday the cashier gave me a horrible attitude about that they were printed and then wouldn’t try to enter it. I ended up leaving without buying anything very frustrated. Has anyone else had problems with the coke rewards coupons at cvs?

    • carolin

      Somebody help. I went to CVS to buy the Physician’s Formula Organic wear powder. I had a $2 off coupon and a $10 ECB about to expire. I can remember seeing a rebate for one of the Physician’s Formula product and really thought that it was for the organic wear powder or bronzer. Does anybody remember this rebate? Thanks Jenny for all of your hard work.

    • Jenny

      There is a rebate out but it is not for either of the products giving ECB this week. The rebates details and links are here:


    • Sabrina

      Does anyone know where you can get the Extra Care Book in person? Thanks!

    • Carolin

      Thanks Jenny! I guess that’s why I couldn’t find it.

    • Jenny

      In Central Florida CVS, I was just told that the store would not adjust ECB from $2.99 to $2.93. The “Shift Supervisor” who called himself the manager said it is coupon fraud. This supervisor and the employee told me this was just implemented two days ago. Have you run into this?

      I do plan to call CVS in the morning.


    • JJ

      If anyone loves Loreal Pro Vive Shampoo & Conditioners:
      Buy 7 sale priced at $2.99 minus $1 coupons 2/22SS you’ll receive 5ECB with the $20 purchase of any Loreal.

    • Hey, how do you get the Proctor and Gamble coupon books?

    • Helen

      Hello Jenny, could you tell me where I can find this: CVS tear pad coupon? thank you!

    • Beth

      Pay attention to the amount the $2.00 Physicians Formula found on their products scans for. Mine only scanned for .35!!! The cashier was very nice and helpful. She had to call the supervisor to give me the rest of the money for the coupon. They had no idea why it scanned for .35 instead of $2.00.

    • Heidi

      Hi Jenny – thanks for the great site!! Quick question – do you think this is a good week to spend a $4 off $20 coupon? Do you have any ideas about next week’s deals? Thanks!

    • Did I read something about $4 off $20 if so where do I get one.


    • Jana

      I’m an eager newby learning CVSing. In your Grand Plan for this week’s post you described doing four different transactions. Why are separate transactions necessary? Is there a limit on the number of ECBs in one transaction? Thanks!

    • Angela

      Jana or anyone – I tried to do the Aveeno deal mentioned in comment 15 above and it didn’t print any ECBs. Does anyone know the scoop? I couldn’t find an ECB listing in any of the ads. Thanks!

    • jenny

      Hey new to this two weeks ago signed up for cvs EC card they stated if i provided my email address i would get a 4 for 20 coupon. I gave them one and also signed up online. Where do i get it from do they mail it to me or does it print next time i purchase?

    • Solei

      I just wanted to stop by and give you a BIG, warm THANK U for all the hard work you put into giving us all this information.
      I have already been CVSing, but you’re making it sooooo much easier for me with your tips & coupon links… THANK U so much! Your hard work is very much appreciated and I will be back weekly (at least) to check out your posts!