Monday, September 13, 2010

Keep Going: Shopping at CVS had your two starter stores and now time to move on to the next store. CVS. Lucky for you I think CVS is pretty straight forward in their savings program.

First off CVS has a savings card called an Extra Care Card. You can sign up online or in the store. The card is necessary to score the sale prices and to earn their rewards.

Like most stores CVS accepts manufacturers coupons.

CVS also has store coupons that can be combined with manufacturers coupons for greater savings. These can be found in booklets at the store or at the "magical" red kiosk in the store when you scan your card.

Lastly CVS offer Extra Care Bucks (ECBs). These are like UPRs from Rite Aid in that you earn them for buying certain things listed in their ad. They are coupons like $3 off your  next $3 or more purchase. Some items have restrictions on how many ECBs you can get on that particular item while others do not. Limits are noted in the ad. You are allowed to roll the ECBs which mean you can use an ECB to purchase another item that generates an ECB. Great way to have little out of pocket expense.

Example from this weeks ad:

Lysol or Air Wick select varieties 4/$10 = $5 Ecb (Limit 2)

Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Air Wick Aqua Mist 11.7 oz. 4/$10
Use 2 Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupons from the 8/8 SS
Use 2 $1/1 coupons found here
Pay $3

Although you paid $3 out of pocket it is still considered a money maker since you earned more then you spent!
Get back a $5 Ecb
Final Cost 4 for FREE + a $2 moneymaker!

Pretty straight forward in my opinion but do you have questions?

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