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

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Hidden CVS Money Maker

on 2.15.2009 at 9:37pm

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This week there is a deal on Neutrogena, Buy 2 participating products get $10 ECB.  There is a hidden (unadvertised) product that is generating this ECB too.

Neutrogena Transparent Facial Bars $2.99 ea

Buy (2) Bars
Total Due: $5.98
Get Back $10 ECB

You make $4.02
The deal is Limit 1 per card

Note: Only the Transparent Facial Bars are working (don’t grab another facial bar and try it, you won’t get any ECB)

Want to see all the deals and scenarios for this week?  Go HERE.

(Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!)

    • susan

      thanks. it worked like a charm. i had the coupon from the machine. the clerk checked out my coupon and scanned it and then really gave my receipt a going over and looked in my bag at the 2 bars of soap and said something about me getting $10.00 for buying them. then he asked if it took 1 or 2 to get the 10.00. then he said you made $6.00. of coarse i paid tax. and i just now realize i didn’t use ecbs to pay for my purchase. i forget a lot of the times to use my ecbs

    • holly

      Just returned from the store. Amazing. I can’t believe it worked! Thanks for finding that for us. Also, I think I’m the only one in our small town that knows about the bodiheat pads. In the past two weeks I have purchased 3 of them with the coupon on the package and there is still one left!

    • Melissa

      I forgot I didn’t have to buy them both at once. The CVS I went to this morning only had one bar of soap, so I passed it up. Now watch the CVS I visit this evening only have one.

    • Sarah P

      Worked for me too! Thanks for the tip. My first real cvs trip using ecb’s. We needed cotton balls and kid toothpaste and both were on sale. Just getting the hang of this. Very exciting.

    • Angela

      I signed up my CVS Extra Care card online after reading the getting started, but didn’t get an email coupon. Is there something else I should do?

    • jessica

      the first post said “had coupon from machine” do you have to have a coupon to make this work? just wondering b4 i head to store?

    • Jenny

      nope you don’t need any coupon. I’m guessing they had an ECB, or a $/$$ I don’t know. There aren’t any Neutrogena coupons out right now.

    • Christie

      Will this work online as well? I’m just wondering b/c CVS is running a $15 off $60 with free shipping online. It would be nice to combine the offers.

    • Sarah

      I did it too! The cashier looked shocked when the ECB printed…I love it!! :)

    • Diane

      don’t know how you figured it out, but both the Neutrogena and the cotton rounds worked as explained. Thank you. Will continue to “get paid” to shop as long as drug stores continue this competition for our business. In fact, I started out with free gift cards from Rx transfers so I have yet to spend any “real money” but have tons of merchandise. Kind of weird but fun.

    • Tracy

      Hi, I’m Tracy new to this site and I just love it!!!!
      Well I went to CVS and bought the bar but apparently it wasn’t the one you have pasted up above. It was a transparent neutregena bar but it didn’t work. I looked at two CVS’s and neither had them.:( The Cashier was not happy that I returned it after doing four seperate transactions. First time I did this CVS thing my hands were shaking because I was so nervous about what my transactions were and then cashier kept forgetting a coupon or charging me double I was a mess!!!

    • Betsy

      It worked for me as well and the $10 EBC helped me get six items for $.76 (I used $6 EBC on my first transaction!!). Thanks so much for all your great help!

    • susie

      why doesn’t this doesn’t work in Gainesville Fl! sad sad

    • Kristy

      worked great, usually my central indiana stores really watch on money makers. This week the machine printed out $5 off 30 and $2 any neutrogena product. ended up being a really nice mm. She looked at me funny when i ended up with 2.12 oop and over 15.00 in eb

    • paige

      It worked for me too! But of course the cashier just had to give me attitude about it. I think she was mad I got the last two because she ask how many more their were. Oh well I did a great job today Around $45 for $4.20 oop and $8.00 ECB’s for next time Started out with one free aspirin Q from the spitter got the free after ecb aspirin and went from their.

    • Joy

      It worked for me! Woohoo!!! What a great deal … thanks for continuing to post all the latest & greatest.

    • susan

      the coupon was from the machine where you scan your card and it was for 2.00 off any mens neutrogena product and the register accepted it without any problem.

    • MJ

      Does this only work with the regular, or will the transparent oil-control work? My store was out of the regular ones.

    • Jenny

      Only the regular transparent bars

    • Judy

      I purchased two Neutrogena transparent facial bars today around 5 PM and a $10 ECB did not print. I wonder if CVS has been alerted to this site and has made a correction in their system regarding this item, since a day has passed since it posted. I guess I will return the bars tomorrow, since I do not normally use this product.

    • Brenda

      I just purchased the 2 Neutrogena facial bars today at noon and it worked. Got the $10 ECB. You have to make sure you are not trying to purchase the Neutrogena bar soap for acne treatment (it has the orange stripe on the box). It will not work on the $10 ECB deal.

    • Kim

      This was an advertised special with neutrogena. I got the sun care products. Already 1.00 off. Got two sun care products for about 3.50 each w ecbucks

    • crazy! worked for me today around 5:30pm.
      I bought two transparent facial bars and 1 of the heating pads with $10 in ECB and got back $13 in ECB!

      Question – my CVS doesn’t have the $.99 Beauty Coupon Book you speak of at the counter. Any ideas on where to get that?

    • Crista

      Look all around the store for the beauty book. One of mine had it at the front (but off to the side and NOT with the other sale fliers and such) and a friend of mine went in and asked where they were and the guy didn’t have a clue what she was talking about and said they didn’t have anything like that (the same store I had bought two at!). Another store here had it back in the back at the waiting area for the pharmacy and one place I only found one in a cart! LOL (no, I didn’t buy them all, I just looked to see where I could find them).


    • Tara

      I tried this last Tuesday. This was my first shot at cvsing. I thought it was too good to be true. Turns out it did not work for me. The only coupon I received was 3 dollars off next 15 dollar purchase. My guess is that it is only working at certain locations. Major bummer for my first experience but I will give this another shot.

    • Amy

      This didn’t work for me. Does anyone know if this isn’t avaible in my region or if it was just that store? I’m in Columbia, SC

    • Jenny

      Amy this was from a few weeks ago. It was working in Columbia though.