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Sep
16
2012

National Coupon Month Day 16: Shopping CVS

It’s day 16 of National Coupon Month and today were gonna talk about how to shop CVS! We will be covering Extra Care Bucks in a separate post.

The first thing you want to do before shopping at CVS is to sign up for their Extra Care Card! Without this card you won’t be able to get the sale prices and/or ECB that will print out on the end of your receipt when you buy qualifying products. Just visit your local store and sign up!

Now thru Dec 31st. you’ll get double quarterly bucks. Your 4% rebate will start printing around Jan.1st!

Here’s a few more things you’ll want to sign up for at CVS as well as some important tips.

  • Register your Extra Care Card at cvs.com HERE. They’ll send you great cpns via email and alert you to special deals!
  • Buy a Green Bag Tag (cost is $1.00): For every 4 times you use your reusuable bag and your tag is scanned you’ll receive a $1.00 ECB! Green Bag Tags are usually found up by the registers and can only be scanned once per day.
  • Sign up for the CVS Beauty Club! You’ll get a one time 10% off your order shopping pass (excludes sales/clearance items), $3.00 ECB on your birthday and $5.00 EBC for every $50.00 in qualifying beauty purchases you make. The $50.00 doesn’t have to be in one transaction. Your card keeps track of your purchases and when it reaches $50.00 you’ll get your $5.00 ECB. There is a long list of qualifying products such as hair care products, cosmetics, skin care, fragrances, hoisery & more! Just visit your local CVS or sign-up online HERE.
  • If you are a diabetic you need to sign up for the CVS Diabetic program. You’ll get extra store cpns (for Colgate toothpaste and others) and occasionally special perks.
  • Scan your Extra Care Card at the cpn machine EVERY time you visit CVS. Scan it more than once per visit….in fact scan it until the screen on the machine tells you “no more cpns available, try again tomorrow”.  A lot of times it won’t print out all of your available cpns the first time you scan your card, so scan, scan, scan LOL! If you live close to your CVS I recommend scanning your card more than once per week. I have often scanned my card on Sunday and then again on Tuesday or Wed. and have gotten different ones!
  • Find out what day of the week your CVS gets their shipments in. This is important to know if the “hoggies” have hit your store and cleared the shelves. Frequently they will have more sales items in that shipment and that way you can get them when they come in. If the shelf is bare, you can always ask if they have any in the back. Sometimes they just haven’t had time to bring it out.
  • Always get a raincheck for any item that they are out of. CVS will give you the sale price and any ECB associated with the item when it comes in, even if the sale is over when they restock!
  • CVS rewards their Extra Card card holders by giving them 2% back on purchases they make and every 3 months you’ll get Extra Care Bucks. These Quarterly ECB print around Jan. 1st, April 1st, July 1st and Oct. 1st.
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