2013 CVS Coupon Policy
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2013 CVS Coupon Policy

Posted on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 3:45 pm
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CVS-logoInformation Accurate as of April 2013

CVS 2013 Coupon Policy

CVS/pharmacy coupons (ExtraBucks Reward and ExtraCare Coupons) and third party manufacturer coupons are accepted in CVS stores in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • CVS/pharmacy does not accept expired coupons
  • CVS/pharmacy will not accept third party manufacturer’s coupons with another retailer’s logo
  • Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash or gift cards
  • Third party manufacturer coupons are issued by a third party and sales tax may be charged on the pre-coupon price
  • CVS/pharmacy does not accept coupons for items not carried in their stores
  • CVS/pharmacy only accepts ExtraBucks Rewards earned using the ExtraCare card offered at time of purchase
  • CVS/pharmacy does not currently accept coupon bar code images displayed on a smartphone, iPhone, Droid, etc.
  • The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law
  • Certain CVS/pharmacy coupons may be subject to state sales tax rules similar to third party manufacturer coupons and sales tax may be charged on the pre-coupon price
  • Language at the bottom of the CVS/pharmacy coupons provides specific coupon acceptance rules
  • Any coupon offer not covered in these guidelines may be accepted at the discretion of the CVS managament


Sale Items

  • CVS/pharmacy will accept manufacturer coupons for an item that is on sale
  • CVS/pharmacy will not accept percent off coupons for an item that is on sale
  • In the event that an item’s price is less than the value of the coupon, CVS/pharmacy will only accept the coupon only to the price of the item. CVS/pharmacy does not provide cash back in exchange for any coupons. For example, if the customer has a coupon for $5.00 off and the product costs $4.50, the coupon will take up to $4.50 off. The customer will not receive the $0.50 difference.

Multiple Coupons

  • CVS/pharmacy accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable CVS/pharmacy coupon(s) per item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer
  • There is no limit to the number of ExtraBucks Rewards that may be used in a transaction as long as it does not exceed the transaction total
  • The number of manufacturer coupons used in a transaction may not exceed the number of items in the transaction.
  • The coupon amount will be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value)
  • CVS/pharmacy accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.
  • CVS/pharmacy reserves the right to process coupons in any order
  • CVS/pharmacy accepts multiple Dollar off transaction coupons (e.g. $3 off $15) in on transaction if they apply. For example, a customer may use two $3 off $15 coupons if they are purchasing over $30 in merchandise


Buy One, Get One Free Coupons

  • Sales tax must be paid for any Buy One, Get One Free coupon offer, if required by applicable state laws
  • Two coupons may be used on a Buy One, Get One Free promotion as long as it does not exceed the item total. For example, Suave Shampoo is on sale for $2.00 Buy One, Get One Free and the customer is purchasing two shampoos; the customer may use two $1.00 coupons for each and pay the applicable sales tax
  • Buy One, Get One Free promotions may be combined with Buy One, Get One Free coupons. Customers are responsible for paying sales tax. For example, Suave Shampoo is on sale for $2.00 BOGO and customer has a manufacturer coupon for Suave BOGO. Customer will receive both items for free but will need to pay any applicable tax.


Internet/Print at Home Coupons

  • CVS/pharmacy accepts internet/print at home coupons that include a barcode. CVS/pharmacy will not accept reproductions or rebates.


Information taken from the official CVS Pharmacy site


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