CVS Deals and Newbie Scenarios for the week of 2/17

If you are new to shopping at CVS and would like some tips, check out the articles here and here.

CVS just released a new coupon policy recently!  Check out out here–>CVS coupon policy

Tag your reusable bag: Buy a Greenbag tag for $.99 at the register, get $1 ECB every 4th visit– limit 1 use per day, per household

If you haven’t already, register your CVS Extra Care card here and you should receive a $4 off a $20 purchase coupon in your e-mail. This also registers you to receive other e-mail coupons.


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Brookside Dark Chocolate Trial Size – $.67, get a $.67 ECB (limit 1)
Final Price = FREE after ECBs


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Buy 4 Coke products (12 pack, 12 ounce cans) – 4/$15, get a $5 ECB (limit 1)
Final Price = 4/$10 after ECBs ($2.50 each)
NOTE:  If you have coupons for free 12 packs from My Coke Rewards, this would be a GREAT time to use them!

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Buy Always Pantiliners or Tampax Tampons – 2/$6, get a $4 ECB (limit 1)
$1/1 Always product – 1-27 SS
Final Price = 2/$2 after coupons and ECBs ($1 each)

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Buy Sparkle Paper Towels (8 ct) or Angel Soft Bath tissue (12 ct) – 2/$10, get a $2 ECB
$.25/1 Angel Soft coupon
$1/1 Sparkle Paper Towels coupon
Final Price = as low as 2/$6 for the Sparkle Paper Towels after coupon and ECBs

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Buy Colgate Total – 3/$6, get a $3 ECB (limit 2)
$.50/1 Colgate toothpaste – 2-3 SS, 2-10 SS
Final Price = 3/$1.50 after coupons and ECBs! ($.50 each)
NOTE: Some people got a $2/2 toothpaste or mouthwash CVS coupon. If you have this, it’s a moneymaker for you!

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Buy Colgate Single toothbrushes – $2.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 2)
Final Price = $.99 each after ECBs

Spend $15 on Excedrin Migraine products, get a $7 ECB (limit 1)
$1/1 Excedrin Migraine coupon

SCENARIO:  best bang for your buck based on online pricing!

Buy Excedrin Migraine (200 ct) – $16.29
$1 off Excedrin Migraine coupon
Spend $15.29 OOP, get a $7 ECB
Final Price = $8.29 after coupon and ECB (that’s just $.04 per pill!)

Buy Duracell batteries (AAA or AA 4 ct, C or D 2 ct or 9 volt 1 ct) – $3.99, get a $1 ECB (limit 2)
$.75/1 Duracell batteries – 1-27 PG
Final Price = $2.24 after coupon and ECB

Buy Crest with Scope (4.1-8 oz), Crest 3D White (5.8-6 oz), Crest Pro-Health (5.8-6 oz) or Glide floss – 2/$6.98, get a $2 ECB – limit 2
$.75/1 Crest toothpaste – 1-27 PG
Final Price = 2/$3.48 after coupons and ECB
NOTE: If you have the $2/2 toothpaste or mouthwash CVS coupon, you’ll get 2 for $1.48 (just $.74 each)


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Get All Laundry detergent for just $1.75 each after coupons!  

Here’s the breakdown on how you can grab this deal:  

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1.  Add this credit to your SavingStar account!  When you spend $15 on All laundry products, you’ll get a $5 SavingStar credit!  You can cash out for $5 in Paypal cash or Amazon gift cards with this credit!  If you haven’t signed up with SavingStar yet, you can register here for free–> SavingStar registration

2.  Print your coupons for $2 off 2 All Laundry detergent products (you should be able to print 2 and you will need both of them!)–> $2 off 2 All laundry detergent products coupon


Buy 4 All laundry detergent (buy the bottles or the All Mighty packs) – $7.99
-2 $2 off 2 All laundry detergent products coupon
Spend $11.98 OOP, get $5 back from SavingStar!
Final Price = $6.98 after coupons and cash back ($1.75 each)

Note:  The ad says “limit 2”  I am not sure if that means 2 total (in which case this won’t work) or 2 of the BOGO free promotions, which is 4 total.

Nivea body wash (16.9 oz) or Scrub (12 oz) – $3.88
$2/1 Nivea for Men body wash, shower gel, or body scrub – 2-10 RP
Final Price = $1.88 after coupon

Xtra laundry detergent – $2

Here are your NEWBIE scenarios:  $13.98 in merchandise for $5.49 OOP


Buy Colgate Total – 3/$6, get a $3 ECB (limit 2)
-3 $.50/1 Colgate toothpaste – 2-3 SS, 2-10 SS
Spend $4.50 OOP, get a $3 ECB
If you have the $2/2 toothpaste or mouthwash CVS coupon, you’ll only spend $2.50 OOP


Buy Colgate Single toothbrushes – $2.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 2)
-$3 Colgate toothpaste ECB (they can adjust this down to $2.99)
Spend $0 OOP, get a $2 ECB


Buy Colgate Single toothbrushes – $2.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 2)
-$2 Colgate toothpaste ECB
Spend $.99 OOP, get a $2 ECB


Buy Xtra laundry detergent – $2
-$2 Colgate ECB
Spend $0 OOP

Here’s my plan:

Buy Excedrin Migraine (200 ct) – $16.29
Buy 2 Colgate Single toothbrushes – $2.99
$1 off Excedrin Migraine coupon
-$4/20 CVS coupon (I got this in my e-mail)
-$2.50 CVS quarterly ECBs
Spend $14.77 OOP, get a $7 ECB and a $4 ECB

Frequently asked questions:

Do you really do multiple transactions at your stores?

In the past, I usually had $20-30 ECB on hand, so I didn’t have to break up my transactions as much as I did when I first started, but now that I am starting over, yes, I am doing multiple transactions. If you are doing multiple transactions, I recommend that you let the cashier know up front that is what you are planning to do. If there are several people in line, let them go in between your transactions. This gives you time to clip your ECBs and get prepared for your next transaction.

My store was out of all the freebie items first thing this morning. Can I get a raincheck?

This all depends on your store. I have contacted corporate about this before because somestores in my area give rainchecks and others won’t. According to corporate, this is up to the individual stores.

I bought the wrong item or I bought the RIGHT item and my ECB didn’t print. What can I do?

If you bought the right item, show the store clerk your ad and your receipt. They should be able to manually print your ECB at the store. If they don’t know how, you can call customer service and they can add one to your account that will print within 48 hours (you have to wait 48 hours from your purchase time to do this so they can “see” your transaction in their computer).

If you bought the wrong item and didn’t receive ECBs, you can do a return and purchase the correct item. If you paid using ECBs, they will have to give you money on a gift card.

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