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Problems at CVS This Week…

on 7.12.2015 at 1:31pm

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Before you head out to CVS this week, head over to CVS.com and make sure your store is running a sales ad this week.  In poor judgement CVS is testing in some markets the idea of not running any sales… a number of folks have emailed this morning saying they went into the store to find no tags or sales.

The only way to know if you are in a test market is to go to the myWeeklyAd page on CVS’s website.  Enter what store you plan to shop at and see if any sales come up for you.

If you are in an area that has no sales or ad this week, I urge you to call CVS corporate and share your thoughts on missing out on 99¢ Detergent, and other great deals! Their number is: 1-888-607-4287


    • I’d hate for folks to miss out. I just came from saving $21 dollars in there and earning $5 ECB.

    • Karen Smith

      we still have sales in Franklin, tn

    • Christen Crary Davidson

      Asheville NC NO Sales!!!

    • jrenee

      So thankful it’s running in Wetumpka, Alabama!

    • QuietMadness

      Still having sales in Knoxville, TN. Thankful! ????????????????????????

    • KatherineD

      We still have sales in Augusta, GA and North Augusta, SC. (I can hop over the river to shop both locations.) I hope they don’t decide to quit running sales. What a bummer that would be!

      • momof3

        Aiken stores have No sales… i dislike the one in north augusta though, rude non coupon liking employees… guess ill have to check their ad and see if its worth going to a tiny store that hardly has anything in stock… And call and complain about this situation!

        • KatherineD

          We moved last year from North Augusta to Augusta, so I don’t shop the North Augusta location much anymore. Their employees used to be decent to deal with, but things may have changed. The Augusta employees (Washington Rd.) are awesome! They are always impressed and amazed by what I save.

    • Lindsey

      No sales in Fayetteville NC or the surrounding areas! Crazy. We are a military town with a lot of army wives couponing to save money for our families. Thanks CVS!

      • Shalonda Floyd

        I notice it was no sales in Fayetteville NC …this is crazy!

    • Aimee

      No sales in Easley, SC. This stinks!

    • Still having sales in Nashville, TN, but that is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t think I would ever shop at CVS without their sales.

    • Deanna

      No sales in Greenville. I walked into the store and then walked out empty-handed. I guess I’m going to have to figure out the coupon deals at Walgreens.

    • Ashley

      No sales Nashville, NC….disappointing & bad move

    • Terry

      No sales in Clinton, SC!

    • aimee

      None in New Bern, NC. The clerks think the whole thing is dumb and told me to call and complain.

      • Ashlee Whitmire

        This in my store too and she told me Friday about it and to say the same thing.

    • deanna

      It must be NC because pilot mnt. Isn’t running sales either.

    • tess

      No sales in upstate South Carolina. Thought the newspaper had forgot to include them.

    • Kim W

      No sales in Clayton, NC :( Store clerks were very confused about information they had been told. Very unprofessional of CVS corporate to have store clerks dumbfounded when loyal shoppers started asking questions. Very disappointing, I won’t be able to shop there with out the sales/deals.

      • Brittany

        I live in Clayton, NC also. Cant believe they would skip a sale for customers who come all the time.

    • Jessica Lanham

      It’s running in Richmond, VA.

    • Heather

      It’s not just NC and SC. I live in Ohio and no sales here either.

    • Marcella

      There’ s an ad for Virginia

    • kuku kachoo

      no sales in burlington, mebane or durham NC

    • sheila

      No sales at CVS in Graham, NC. Disappointing b/c I have $15 in Extra Bucks to use soon. Didn’t want to use them for items at full price, too expensive. Sales clerks uncertain of what’s going on.
      CVS has been great over the past few years. Hope they get back on track.

    • tresa

      Ask JC Penny how it worked for them. Not.

    • WT1122

      No CVS ad in my newspaper today. I live in Southern Illinois.

    • Ashlee Whitmire

      A cashier that regularly checks me out when I go told me Friday about this and that my normal store is in the test market.

    • Nicole Higgins

      Melbourne, FL had the sales flyer

    • Samantha Haigwood

      No sales in Aiken, SC…this is a horrible idea!

      • amy

        Augusta, Ga had sales.

    • Crystal

      No deals in Beaufort or Morehead City, NC.
      I definitely won’t be shopping there this week.
      I guess it will be Walgreens for me.
      Once you learn Walgreens 2 different systems, they’re okay.

    • peggy

      Still have sales here in Denver, NC. I cannot for the life of me understand CVS not having any sales. Wonder who’s bright idea that was. :(

    • wendykw

      I gave up on CVS. The sale items were always out of stock at my closest location, even if I arrived at the moment they opened.

      • katie

        they can’t keep sale items in stock at my store either. I wonder if that’s why they’re trying the no sales thing.

    • Lauren

      Sales running in Charleston, SC. Thank goodness.

    • Becca

      No sales in many locations near me in Western NC. My cvs doesn’t stock a lot of the items in the sales ad typically. Like last week they didnt stock Gatorade 20 oz. or the tea for the deal that was running last week. It makes me sad that cvs is digressing. Honestly the only reason I go there is for the ecb deals.

    • LaTresha

      Wake and Johnston County area does not have any deals this week:( Not impressed with CVS……haven’t received a $ off purchase coupon via email in a long time.

    • Sandie

      How do you folks think for years you can shop at a store, striping the shelves and paying little of nothing, yet keep the economy going and jobs in tact? I have witnessed this over and over. Hoarders. You don’t even need it yet you will strip the shelves and brag about it. Some families actually just want one or two items to save money that week on their grocery bill.

      • Ashlee Whitmire

        HI Sandie,

        I don’t think it is very fair to blanket all couponers as “hoarders”, although they do exist and we have all witnessed them in some fashion. CVS, and other retail stores are reimbursed for the amount stated on a coupon. ECB are given by CVS as a marketing technique. Many people on this site are in fact wanting just one or two of an item to save money on their weekly grocery bill so if they are depending on CVS for certain items, not having a sale will have an impact on them financially.

      • Emily

        There are many, many people who do not hoard things they buy with coupons, but simply rely on couponing to lower their grocery bill overall. I use what I save on things at CVS to pay for organic foods and produce at the grocery store. Sometimes, I will “stock up” on things at CVS to donate to homeless shelters, womans shelters, or back to school drives. Please be thoughtful about what you post.

    • Sandela25

      No sales in Calabash NC. Guess I’ll have to go to Walgreens.

    • SmoochTheCook

      So, if there is an ad when you search for your store, it’s not in the test market area? I have an ad showing on there and got one in the paper today.
      I can’t even imagine how much this would STINK! I hate to think that I won’t be shopping at CVS, but I won’t if their deals aren’t available anymore. And, I WILL NOT replace them with Rite Aid or WAGS, because I don’t like those stores AT ALL.

    • Holli

      Still running sales in rockingham, NC if anyone is near.

    • Nicole

      No deals running this week in Kernersville NC. I told the sales clerk about the ad on here that I go by and she honered it!

    • Leila

      Amazon Subscribe & Save for the win.

    • Cedes

      No sale ad in Tucson, Arizona :(

    • Jennifer Cotton

      Sales are on in Pelham and Hoover AL

    • Guest1

      I have ECBs that expire this week.

      • jrgbug

        Manager or associate will initial for you or print a new one so you can extend it.

    • Holly Banke

      I went to look at the weekly ad because there was no flyer in the paper, and it said no deals for my store. Not happy!!!

    • Julie

      Charlotte, NC has the sales.

    • Mike Gilmer

      Knoxville, TN area stores have a sales circular this week.

    • Abby Newton

      No sales on the Outer Banks. I guess CVS wants to shut out the locals like Harris Teeter does in the summer!

      • lyndsey

        Here on the Banks, too. What a let-down!!! Harris Teeter doing this is already enough of a dissapointment.

    • Kandice

      No sales in Spartanburg, SC. I have ECB’s expiring today so I called and they extended them for 14 days so at least I can go next week. Very disappointed.

    • Vanessa Siren

      Switch to Walgreens- never disappoints

    • atovanche

      No deals in Cleveland, Ohio

    • Alecia Sampson

      No deals in Jacksonville fl

    • Valencia Nyla Robinson

      No Sales in Brooklyn, NYC

    • Vernesha Flye

      I have to share an experience I had yesterday at my local CVS. I will first add I live in IL, however I work in IN. Totally unaware of the trial NO AD, I entered my IL store with my purchases in mind however when I checked out my total was a lot higher than I had projected. Due to the large number of people in line I paid the total with $62 ECB and stepped to the side to review my receipt. Upon review I noticed no sale prices, however when I brought this issue to the manager she informed me CVS did not have a sales ad this week. So I pulled it up on my phone and she said that was an on-line sale. The light bulb went off as I remembered I had the original sales flyer in my car, which I retrieved so show the manager who than told me the ad was a forgery. Now 1 hour later, we go back and forth because I now want to return my purchases or I want the sales price. This manager calls the store manager at home and she also states CVS has NO AD. So now hotter than a firecracker I called another store and was informed by a KNOWLEDGEABLE store manager of the trial in certain states. After I educated the manager it took another 45 for her to try to come up with a solution of how to issue me a refund because I used $62 in ECB’s. In a nutshell she gave me back the ECB ( which are now going to say used) and 1.5 hours later I walked out of the store with NOTHING. Awaiting a return call now from corporate.

      • linana514

        That sounds awful! Please update when you can, I am interested to know if corporate does anything to help.

      • Tbh95

        I work for Cvs and the answer to this is simple. If you use EB on a purchase and return something, they give you a money card. Make sure you inform this “manager” because even our cashiers know this.

    • dtcox

      in v a today we are not doing the test here thank goodness . but i was told to take the add in and ask for rain checks then go next week and get what you wanted .

    • Deb

      Just got off the phone with CVS to sales in Rochester NY….told them they lost my sale…I walked out of the store and went a mile down the road to Walgreen’s….Agent said the sales would be back in place on 7/19…Reminded him of the hugh mistake JC Pennys did in their marketing changes which they never really recovered from….they added some coupons to my card and % off coupons

    • Nicole Fortney

      No sales in Wilmington, nc. I was so confused when I walked in with my coupons ready to find no sale ad and no sale tags :( finally a sales associate informed me of the trial. So disappointed!

    • Dawn

      No sales in mechanicville NY bummer!!! ????????

    • Chas

      It really is no surprise. I used to get emails once a week with either a bonus ECB or a coupon for a specific product. About 8 or 9 months ago, I began to notice that the weekly email was always for 20-30% off online orders, and never anything that could be redeemed in the store. I was also getting snail mail percentage off coupons each quarter, and am no longer getting those. I have 2 ECBs expiring tomorrow, so I’m going to use them on contact solution only because I need it, and then I think I’m going to give the competition a trial run. Oh, btw, I’m in Spartanburg SC, and we too have no sales ad this week.