Ways to Save: CVS

CVS: Reward’s Program

Program Details: ExtraCare Rewards Program

At CVS, rewards are called ExtraCare Bucks (ECB), you can earn ECBs at any CVS/pharmacy store or online when you use your ExtraCare card. ExtraCare Bucks spend just like cash and can be combined with store and manufacturer’s coupons, however they can not be used to pay tax.

  • Sale Prices: Get instant savings on items featured in the weekly store circular ads.
  • $$$ for Your Next Trip: Earn ExtraCare Bucks (ECB) on advertised items in the weekly ads. Your Extra Bucks will print on your receipt immediately following your qualifying purchase(s).
    • Ms. Couponista Tip: Go green… buy a CVS Green Bag Tag for your reuseable bag and earn $1 ECB every 4th trip.
  • Quarterly Rewards:
    • Earn 2% back with every purchase in-store and online at CVS/pharmacy.
    • Earn 1 ExtraCare Buck (ECB) for every 2 prescriptions purchased in-store and online at CVS/pharmacy.
    • Every 3 months your ExtraCare Bucks will print on your store register receipt, or visit CVS/pharmacy online to print your Extra Bucks.

Don’t have an ExtraCare card? Get a new one now.

CVS: Finding Store Coupons

Print In-Store Coupons in the Store: Look for this CVS Coupon Center at your local store & scan your extra care card for valuable coupons which can be matched with manufacturer’s coupons.

Ms. Couponista Tip: Scan your CVS ExtraCare card at the coupon center EVERY time you enter the store, keep scanning until it says “come back tomorrow.”  SAVE the coupons because they maybe very useful in an upcoming sale.

Coupons by E-mail: Sign-up for an online account with CVS, they occasionally send store coupons by e-mail.  If you really like CVS, consider connecting to CVS on Facebook and Twitter.

CVS: Sales Cycle

CVS sales run weekly from Sunday – Saturday.  The weekly circular can be viewed online.

CVS: Coupon Policy

CVS does not publish their coupon policy on their website.  This information is subject to change without notice.

 CVS/pharmacy registers are set to allow 1 CVS coupon and 1 manufacturer coupon per item. Free coupons or “offers at the register” (OAR’s) are unearned and issued to you as a valued member of the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program. These coupons take the form of “open ended” coupons such as $3 off $15 or a certain dollar amount off a specific item. In any given transaction our registers will allow only one “open ended” coupon per transaction. CVS Extra Buck coupons are earned when you make a qualifying purchase. These print out instantly at the register upon reaching the threshold for the offer. You can use more than one Extra Buck coupon provided the purchase threshold has been met for each offer amount on a per-transaction basis.

In the case where a particular item is on sale for “buy one get one free” (BOGO), you are only allowed to use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon. For instance, if Revlon lipstick is on sale for BOGO, you can use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon. You would get both items free and pay any applicable tax. We reserve the right to limit quantities on all items. If our store is running a sale for BOGO, you can use two manufacturer’s coupons for a specific dollar amount off. For example, if Revlon lipstick is on sale at our store for BOGO, you can use two $1.00 off Revlon lipstick manufacturer coupons.

CVS/pharmacy does accept manufacturers’ coupons that have been obtained from manufacturer sponsored and/or authorized Web sites. The coupon should be complete and contain a bar code that can be scanned at the register. If the coupon does not scan, the cashier should politely inform you that we cannot accept your coupon. We do not allow manual overrides at the register for coupons printed from the Internet. CVS/pharmacy will not accept offers printed from unauthorized Internet postings or reproductions, copies, or facsimiles.

We do not accept competitors’ coupons for front store items nor do we match competitors’ sale prices. We feel that our sales and ExtraCare program are comparable if not better than any sales or coupons offered by our competitors. We also do not accept any expired coupons, CVS or otherwise. We do not “double” or “triple” coupons. All coupons must match the product being purchased. We will not accept a coupon for a ‘like’ item. If the item is not listed or pictured on the coupon, we cannot accept it.

***This information on this page is provided as reference and is subject to change without notice.***

One Response to Ways to Save: CVS

  1. Meagan says:

    FYI…
    I’m a cashier at CVS. Ask your local store what their policy is concerning out of date coupons. Some stores accept expired coupons up to 5 days after they expire (DO NOT SAY I SAID THEY WOULD). It depends on the Manager. Some stores mail out coupons daily others mail them out at different times. I’ve worked at 2 stores that mailed weekly so we allowed up to 5 days after they expire depending on the coupon. The old saying rings true, it doesn’t hurt to ask.

    In my experience, we are more willing to take our CVS out date coupons over manufacturers or printable coupons. You may also want to tell them you were out of town during the usage period of limited day coupons (like “3 days only” coupons) and didn’t realize it expired that soon.

    BE NICE! You’re more likely to get your way if you’re nice…trust me! If a customer comes to me and nicely asks if there was any way possible that we would please accept the coupon, I’m more willing to say yes. Rude customers tend to get a “no I’m sorry but we don’t accept them once they expire.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: