CVS is similar to Rite Aid and Walgreens in many ways. Like the other 2, CVS has a program that prints out after transaction dollars (called Extra Bucks at CVS) that can be used on another transaction. The great thing about these coupons is that they have no minimum purchase limit. For example, if you receive a $4 Extra Buck, you can turn around and buy something for $4 and use the $4 Extra Buck instead of real money! Wow!
The process of integrating Extra Bucks into your shopping experience is not difficult. The weekly ad has most, sometimes all of the week's Extra Bucks deals in it. Also, the items that pay out extra bucks are clearly listed in the store.
The best thing about the Extra Bucks is that you can use coupons on items that pay out Extra Bucks. For example, if CVS has Herbal Essences Shampoo for $2.99 with $2.99 Extra Bucks, that item is already free! But.... in the store, you can use a $1.00/1 coupon and turn this item into a money maker!
CVS also gives you other ways to get Extra Bucks. You know those re-usable grocery bags that are EVERYWHERE? Well, purchase a Green Bag Tag for $1 at CVS and attach it to your bag, and every 4th time you shop at CVS and scan your tag, you get $1.00! That's $0.25 each time! Also, CVS tracks the total purchases on your Extra Care card and, once a quarter, prints 2% (rounded to the quarter) of that amount as an Extra Buck!
In addition to this, CVS has in-store coupon scanners where you can scan your CVS card (don't forget it!) and get coupons printed instantly. occasionally, these coupons include a $3 off of a $15 purchase or $4/20.
Also, sign up HERE to receive email updates and get one $4/20 right away and receive other deals each week in your email!
Any deal at CVS that says you get a certain amount of Extra Bucks when you purchase a minimum dollar amount of an item refers to the total before coupons. For example, say you get $10 when you purchase $30 of Procter and Gamble stuff. Well, you can ring up for $30, then use $10 in manufacturer's coupons and a $5 off $30 purchase CVS coupon and pay $15 and get $10 back!
Even better than that, you can roll Extra Bucks! Meaning you can use your $10 Procter and Gamble Extra Bucks to buy more items that give you Extra Bucks!
CVS allows you to use ONE CVS store coupon AND ONE manufacturer's coupon per item. Also, unlike Walgreens, at CVS, you can use any number of coupons, as long as they don't break the rules printed on the coupons. Walgreens limits the total number of coupons (including register rewards) to the number of items in the transaction.
CVS is, in my opinion, the easiest of the Big 3 drug stores to use coupons. The cashiers are always friendly and address issues immediately.
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