Posted on Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at 1:27 pm
Posted on Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 11:45 am
Once you get hooked into shopping at CVS, you will wonder how you ever did without all the savings and great offers with their Extra Care Bucks promotion. When you combine your coupons with their promotions, you keep racking up the savings through Extracare, which can be applied to most items in the store.
The first thing to do is to check out the CVS weekly ads, and match our coupon preview and printable coupons to the ads. Then, get yourself a CVS Extracare Bucks card if you don’t already have one. Use this everytime you make a purchase in the store or online. You will find that there are two ways to accumulate Extracare Bucks (also called ECBs) – one is to accumulate 2% off everything you purchase, which is awarded to you every quarter, and the other is to take advantage of limited specials, where you get “bucks back” for particular items.
The beauty of this is that you can match your coupons to the CVS in store sales and “bucks back” promotions, and pay less out of pocket, but still get the Extra Care Bucks. Then, on your next purchase, do the same thing, but use the Extra Care Bucks toward the payment of your purchase – which you get Extra Care Bucks for!
You can earn these with online purchases, or with in store shopping at many CVS locations nationwide. There are some exclusions, and you will only get $ 1Extra Care Buck back for every two prescriptions. You cannot use the bucks to pay for prescriptions, gift cards, and other items that are listed here.
CVS is also well known for their photo development, and all the great albums and photobooks you can get there. Again, you can get these savings online, or in the store. There are special perks for doing this online, and you can get the ECB rewards for these as well.
Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 at 7:16 pm
I just got a really great “Christmas Gift” from CVS in the mail. It’s a very slick catalog of Christmas gifts you can purchase at CVS – and it contains a few ECB deals. It’s also got a coupon for $4 in Extra Care Bucks when you spend $20. There is a lot of value you can get at CVS with sales, coupons, and ECBs.
I also received a coupon in the mail for 20% off tomorrow and Saturday. Now that is pretty sweet. Lets see, 20% off, ECBS, coupons – well, it all adds up to some pretty great savings.
In the Christmas book, there are ECB deals on Axe products – buy 2 and get $2 ECBS. Buy an Axe gift set for $9.99, get a $2 ECB. My son loves this stuff, so guess what will be stuffing his stocking. Other ECBs in the book iinclude a $5 ECB when you buy one Regenetresse Thinning Hair Treatment System for $21.99 and a $2 ECB on Cetaphil. There are some good prices on gift items if you can find them in your local store. I especially like the leather Jacket for $19.99. There’s a special section of gifts under $5 which is sure to solve your last minute gift needs, office and classroom parties, and stocking stuffers.
Here’s some good ECBs for next week:
$2 ECB when you buy (2) General Mills cereal or cereal bars (2/$6) Use the coupons that have been in the paper recently to receive extra savings. Limit 1.
$3 ECB when you buy $10 Hellman’s, Lipton, Ragu or Skippy. Limit 1
$4 ECB wyb $12 Glade products. Use Glade coupons for extra savings. Limit 1
$10 ECB when you buy $20 Cold and Flu Remedies. Limit 1. Products include Dayquil, Nyquil, Vicks, Theraflu, Robitussin, Mucinex, and Boiron Homeopathic Cold or Flu Remedy. Use a lot of high value coupons from P&G Brandsaver, the CVS Flu Shot Book, and printables.
If you’ve been saving up ECBs, this book gives you some good ideas for gifts to buy with them while you are still earning more ECBs!
Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 11:41 am
I have to admit that I haven’t been paying too much attention to the drugstore deals this week, namely because I have been battling some sort of stomach virus, and just getting by for the week on ginger-ale and graham crackers. But as I slowly work my way back, I’m browsing the flyers and my inbox for deals. I did miss out on the free after ECB pumpkin carving tool and the cheap candy corn that was only offered through yesterday, but there are still some other deals to snag.
Here you go.
Take a flu shot quiz and get $5 off of $25! Combine this deal with the other great CVS deals, and you will do well.
Get a full size bottle of Scope Outlast Mouth Rinse for only $1.89. It is selling at CVS for $4.89. You can use the $1/1 Sunday insert coupon and then get $2 ECBs back. This is a good deal.
This one is an interesting deal. You buy a Green Bag Tag that you place on your reusable shopping bag. The tag gets scanned every time you use the bag at CVS. After four scans, you get a $1 ECB back. There is no mention of an expiration date, so we can assume that this promotion will be on for a while. The cost of the tag is $.99.
Next week, you should be able to get some free Glade. Here is how you do it.
Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 4:34 pm
If you want something for nothing, one of the first places that you should look is the drugstore, whether you visit the local store or shop online. From coupons to sales to rebates and money back to special offers, these places are a wealth of free products.
Here are some of the best CVS drugstore deals that will get you things for free.
Colgate Classic Toothbrush is giving $1 in Extra Care Bucks when you purchase it for $.99, making it free.
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste will give you $2 in extra care bucks. It normally costs $2.99, but you can use the $1 Sunday insert coupon to make it completely free.
Wheat Thins are on sale for $1 at CVS (Thanks to Couponcravings for alerting me to the Wheat Thins Deal), and you can use this $1 bricks printable coupon. By the way, I’ve already used this Wheat Thins coupon at our local dollar store, but I missed the bit about CVS having them at the same price. But if you can’t find them at CVS, check your own dollar stores. (Thanks to Couponcravings for alerting me to the Wheat Thins Deal.)
If you haven’t used your Mars candy bar coupon from the Sunday insert that was published a couple of weeks ago, you can use it now for free candy. CVS has the candy at 2/$1, and you can use the 2/$1 coupon to make it free. If you have any extra Sunday insert coupons, stock up on the candy for Halloween! Full size candy bars are a big hit, and who can complain when they are free?
Oh, and here is a bonus tip. Did you know that coupons can vary by state? Some states have higher value coupons than others. For example, in New York City, food prices tend to be a bit higher, and not many people there are in the habit of using coupons (percentage-wise) so, values on these coupons tend to better.
Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm
CVS’s flyer for many areas shows some incredible Extra Care Buck (ECB) deals. When you combine these with coupons, you will have the item for free, or for small change – and ECBs too!
Here’s one I am excited about: $10 ECBs when you buy $20 worth of Electrasol/Finish, Resolve, Woolite (2/$9), Lysol or airwick 2/$6, or lysol spray 2/$8. LIMIT 1.
Yes, you’re getting ECBs for Electrasol/Finish, WHILE THE $2.50 coupon is still good!. And there’s lysol – plenty of coupons for that.
Here’s how this could break down, if you’ve been saving inserts and have several of the $2.50 coupon which expires August 9.
2 Electrasol =$9
Lysol Neutra air 10 oz = $6
2 Lysol disinfectant = $6
-$1.50 (Two .75 cent coupons ss 6/7
-$5 (2 $2.50 electrasol coupons_ ss 7/12/2009
-$3 (2 $1.50 coupons ss 7/12/2009)
Grand total $11.50
You get $10 ECBs.
Now, go back.
A gallon of whole, fat free, 1% or 2% milk is $2.79
Ragu pasta sauce 2/$4
Skippy Peanut butter 2/$6
-.75 off 2 Ragu (SS 8/2/2009)
-.50 off Skippy (SS 8/2/2009)
-.50 off Skippy (SS 8/2/2009) Yes you will have extra papers!
Grand total: $1.04.
And you will get another $4 ECBs.
Don’t you just love saving at CVS? There’s lots more – over $100 ECBs this week. Match them to your coupons and save big! Match it up any way you like, with coupons and sales, and you will get lots of ECBS and totally free stuff! With the above example, you bought $33.79 worth of on sale merchandise for $12.54. If you are a dedicated ECB saver, and have ECBs to use, your total may be less.
Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 7:28 pm
CVS has just released their February monthly Extra Care Bucks (ECB) list. There’s some really great match ups here for coupons.
They’ve had a lot of deals for toothpaste lately. This month, get $2 ECBs when you buy colgate total 7.6-11 oz. Use the .75 coupon that was in Smart Source 1/18, or the one for $1 that will appear in Sunday’s paper. And this week, when you buy $15 worth of colgate palmolive products, you get $5 ECBs. Since the Colgate total (6 oz) is 2 for $5 this week, you can use those coupons to buy the toothpaste on sale. Other products in this promotion are Colgate 2 in 2, Colgate 360 toothbrush, or any max fresh paste or brush, 2 for $5, Speedstick deodorant 2 for $5, Softsoap Elements liquid hand soap for $1, Palmolive dishwashing liquid for .97, Fabuloso or Murphy oil soap 2 for $5, Suavitel Fabric softener 2 for $7, and Soft Soap or Irish spring body wash 2 for $7 or 3 pk Irish Spring bar soap $2. Now here’s how this stacking up works:
Purchase $15 of the above listed products. YOur choice.
Use the following coupons on your selected purchases:
$.75 or $.75/2 Speed stick (SS 2/1)
$.75 or $1.00 any Colgate (SS 1/18, 2/1)
$.35/1 Softsoap (SS 2/1)
$.75 softsoap body wash (SS 2/1)
$1 Softsoap bodywash printable
$.50 Irish Spring 3pk (SS 2/1)
$.25 Pamolive (SS 2/1)
Depending on how many coupons you have, and how many of each product you buy, your savings will vary. Just imagine stocking up on Palmolive at that price – assuming the store does not have limits – and then deducting coupons – and then getting $5 back in ECBs.
Some other ECB deals this week are
$5 ECB when you buy 2 Theraflu or triaminic. You can use a $2 Theraflu printable, $1.50 Theraflu (SS 1/4), $1.50 Triaminic Printable, and $1 Triaminic (SS 1/04)
$1 ECB when you buy Welches grape juice 64 oz (limit one)
$2.49 ECB when you buy Excedrin 10 count vial. This makes it free.
NOw what do you do with those ECBs? You bring them back to CVS NEXT WEEK, pair up sales, coupons, and ECB offers – and pay for what you buy with ECBs. Then do the same thing again and again.
Meantime, you are accumulating quarterly ECBs on every item you purchase, 2% on your purchases minus coupons.
You cannot use ECBs to pay for prescriptions, tobacco, alcohol, prepaid cards, giftcards, stamps, lottery, or money orders. But you can use them to pay for just about everything else in the store.