CVS deals and scenarios for the week of 2/14

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

Starting on Sunday (1/17), you can double your quarterly ECB earnings! The way this works is that you earn 4% instead of 2% on any CVS brand items that you purchase and $2 instead of $1 for every two prescriptions you get filled (valid through 3/15/10). Enter your Extra Care card number here or print this coupon here and use it at the register on your next visit.

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!


*Aussie Shampoo, conditioner, or styler – $2.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Aussie product – 2-14 RP
Final Price = Free after coupon/ECBs

*Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste – $2.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Colgate toothpaste – January 2010 All You Magazine
$1/1  Colgate Total printable
Final Price = Free after coupons/ECBs

*Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield – $3.50, get a $3.50 ECB (limit 2 per household)
$.75/1 Crest toothpaste – 2-7 PG and 1-17 PG

$2/1 Crest Rinse – 2-7 PG (this may not be valid on the one that’s on sale, so my scenarios do not include this coupon)
Final Price = Free or moneymaker after coupons/ECBs

*Sobe Life water – 20 ounces – BOGO Free
Sobe Life water BOGO free printable
Final price = Free when you use the coupon and the store promotion!


*Spend $20 on Benefiber, Gas-X, or Maalox, get a $10 ECB (limit 1 per household)
 $2/1 Benefiber powder, chewables, and caplets printable
$2/1 Benefiber Orange – 1-10 SS
$1/1 Benefiber, any – 1-10 SS
$1/1 Gas X product, any – 12-6 SS and 2-7 SS
$1/1 Gas-X Thin Strips – 12-6 SS and 2-7 SS
$1/1 Gas-X printable
$1.50/1 Maalox liquid – 12-6 SS
$3/2 Maalox, any – 12-6 SS

SCENARIO (Based on online pricing):
Buy 2 Benefiber Chewable Tables Orange Creme (36 ct) – $6.39
Buy 1 Benefiber Drink Mix Citrus Punch (16 ct) – $7.69

Use 3 $2 coupons

Spend $14.47 OOP, get a $10 ECB
Final Price = $4.47 after coupons/ECBs

*Brita pitcher filters (3 pk) – $17.99, get a $5 ECB (limit 1 per household)
 $2/1 Brita filter printable
$1/1 Brita multipack filters – 1-17 SS
Final Price = $10.99 after coupons/ECBs

*Buy any 2 CoverGirl items, get a $5 ECB:  CoverGirl Lashblast length mascara, Smoky Shadowblast or Shinablast lip gloss – $7, CoverGirl Clean – $6, CoverGirl Simply Ageless – $10 (limit 1 per household)
Buy One Cover Girl face product, get one free – 2-7 PG
$1/1 Cover Girl product, any – 2-7 PG
$2.50/2 Cover Girl – 2-7 PG

Buy 2 CoverGirl Clean foundation – $6/each

Use Buy One face product, get one free coupon

Spend $6 OOP, get a $5 ECB
Final Price = $1 after coupons/ECBs

*Buy Multi-pack Crest, Fixodent, Glide, or Oral B (PSA $4.99), get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$.75/1 Crest toothpaste – 2-7 PG and 1-17 PG
$1/1 Glide floss – 1-17 PG, 2-7 PG
$.50/1 Fixodent – 2-7 PG
Final Price = $1.99 after coupons/ECBs (for floss)

*Gillette disposable razors (2-12 ct) – $6.49, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$3/1 Mach3 disposable (6 ct) or Sensor3 disposable (8 ct) – 1-10 RP
Final Price = $1.49 after coupons/ECBs

*Spend $12 on these Glade products, get a $4 ECB:  Glade Plugins scented oil refill (1 pk), Sense & Spray refill, Essential Oils candle, scented oil candle refills (3 ct) or holder – $3/each or Glade Sense & Spray, Plug-Ins Lasting Impressions, Fragrance Collection scented oil diffuser or Scented oil soy candle – $6 (limit 3 per household)
$2/2 Glade Sense & Spray refills – 1-24 SS
$1.50/2 Glade Plugins scented gel refill packs – 1-24 SS
$3/1 Glade Sense & Spray starter kit – 1-24 SS
$3/1 Glade Lasting Impressions – 1-24 SS
$3/2 Glade Fragrance Collection printable

Buy 1 Glade Sense & Spray – $6
Buy 1 Glade Lasting Impressions – $6

Use $3 Sense & Spray coupon
Use $3 Lasting Impressions coupon

Spend $6 OOP, get a $4 ECB
Final price = $2 after coupons/ECBs

*Buy Halle or Halle Pure Orchid (PSA $12.99), get a $5 ECB (limit 3 per household)

*Jillian Michaels Fat Burner (56 ct), Appetite Control (84 ct) or Zantrex-3 – $34.99, get a $5 ECB (limit 1 per household)

*Buy any 2 Neutrogena products, get a $5 ECB:  Neutrogena shampoo/conditioner/mask treatment – $5.29, Neutrogena sun care – $7.99, Neutrogena Deep Clean cleanser/tone/eye makeup remover/towelettes/wipes – $6.99, Neutrogena Anti-Oxidant Age Reverse or Ageless Restoratives – $17.99, Neutrogena Ageless Intensives – $19.99 (limit 1 per household)
Final Price = as low as $5.29 after ECBs

*Buy Opti-Free Replenish Value Pack, Express Twin pk (20 oz) or Systane eye drops (1 oz) – $14.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$2/1 Opti-Free solution – 1-17 SS
$2/1 Systane product – 1-17 SS
Final Price = $10.99 after coupons/ECBs

*Pantene or Head & Shoulders – $4.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Pantene – 2-14 RP
Final Price = $1.99 after coupons/ECBs

*CVS Pharmacy decongestant and cold/allergy relief
*CVS Pharmacy exam gloves
*CVS Pharmacy feminine care
*CVS Pharmacy fish or flaxseed oil supplements
*CVS Pharmacy hearing aid batteries (PSA $14.59)
*CVS Pharmacy indoor/outdoor allergy relief
*CVS Pharamcy ibuprofen
*CVS Pharmacy party cups (PSA $2.79)
*CVS Pharmacy Purelax
*CVS Pharmacy stool softeners
*CVS Pharmacy supplements
*Essential Oil Elements or Candle-lite reed diffusers
*Gold Emblem saltine crackers (PSA $2.59)
*Mentadent or Arm & Hammer toothpaste
*Revlon foundation, powder, blush, concealer, or lip products (PSA $5.49)
$1/1 Revlon color cosmetic – 1-17 SS
*Robitussin liquid or cough & congestion caplets
$2/1 Robitussin printable
*Sundown vitamins
$3/2 Sundown vitamins printable

BUY ONE, GET THE 2nd FOR $.01:
*DiGiorno 12″ pizzas
$1/1 DiGiorno Rising Crust pizza – 1-24 SS
*Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, or Fruit Loops
$1.50/2 Kellogg’s Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Fruit Loops printable
 *Nature’s Bounty or Flex-a-min
*Planters nuts (PSA $6.49)
$1/2 Planters printable
$.35/1 Purex printable
$.35/1 Purex – 1-10 RP
*Wisk laundry detergent
$1/1 Wisk – 1-31 RP

BUY 1, GET ONE 50% OFF: (You also earn 4% back toward your quarterly ECBs on CVS brands)
*Caliber 1.5 subject notebooks, filler paper, memo, legal, or scratch pads
*CVS Pharmacy baby wipes
*CVS Pharmacy cotton or nail polish remover
*CVS Pharmacy diapers or kid pants
*CVS Pharmacy facial cleansing, moisturizing, or acne care
*CVS Pharmacy food storage, kitchen, trash, or lawn & leaf bags
*CVS Pharmacy hair care
*CVS Pharmacy moisturizing lotion
*CVS Pharmacy mouth rinse or toothbrush
*CVS Pharmacy Pediatric Electrolyte
*Gold Emblem Candy or bubble gum
*Gold Emblem snacks

*Buy 3 Coke 12 pk, 12 ounce cans 3/$10, get a FREE 12 pk of Diet Coke
*Gold Emblem Purified drinking water – $2.99 (limit 3)
*Johnson’s baby powder, lotion, oil, wash, shampoo or Desitin – $2.99 – $1.99 after coupon
$1/1 Johsnons bubble bath printable
$1/1 Johnsons baby product – 1-3 RP2
$1/1 Johnsons Head to Toe baby wash, Baby Oil, Shampoo, or Desitin printable 
*Kellogg’s fruit snacks – 2/$4 – $1/each after coupon
$1/1 Kellogg’s fruit snacks printable (must register)
*Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain bars – 2/$5

*Olay Body wash or Plus ribbons – $6.49
$1/1 Olay Body Wash, Bar, or In Shower lotion – 1-17 PG
$15 Olay Rebate printable

Buy 3 Olay Body wash

Use 3 $1 Olay coupons

Spend $16.47 OOP, get $15 MIR
Final Price = $1.47 after MIR!

The following scenarios are for people who are new to shopping at CVS and have few (or no) ECBs to start with. (These are just ideas….you do not have to follow this exact order and you can skip some items if you do not want/need them):  $4.74 OOP for $21.99 in merchandise, $5 ECB left to spend

Transaction #1:
Buy 1 Aussie – $2.99
Best 1 Crest Pro-Health toothpaste – $3.50

Use $1/1 Aussie coupon
Use $.75/1 Crest coupon

Spend $4.74 OOP, get a $2 ECB and a $3.50 ECB

Transaction #2:
Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health – $3.50

Use $3.50 ECB

Spend $0 OOP, get a $3.50 RR

Transaction #3:
Buy 2 Cover Girl foundation – $6/each

Use BOGO free coupon
Use $1/1 coupon (YMMV on being able to use both coupons)
Use $2 Aussie ECB
Use $3.50 Crest ECB (adjusted down to $3 or add a filler)

Spend $0 OOP, get a $5 RR

If you have a $4/20 CVS coupon:

Buy 2 Cover Girl foundation – $6/each
Buy 1 Aussie – $2.99
Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health – $3.50
Buy 1 Colgate Total – $2.99

Use $4/20 CVS coupon
Use BOGO free Cover Girl coupon
Use $1/1 Cover Girl coupon
Use $1 Aussie coupon
Use $.75 Crest coupon
Use $1 Colgate coupon

Spend $7.73 OOP, get a $5 ECB (Cover Girl), $2 ECB (Aussie), $3.50 ECB (Crest) and a $2 ECB (Colgate)
Final price = money maker after coupons/ECBs!

If you have a $5/30 CVS coupon:
Buy 3 Olay body wash – $6.49/each
Buy 1 Aussie – $2.99
Buy 1 Crest Pro Health – $3.50/each
Buy 1 Colgate – $2.99

Use $5/30 CVS coupon
Use 3 $1 Olay coupons
Use $1 Aussie coupon
Use $.75 Crest coupon
Use $1 Colgate coupon

Spend $21.70 OOP, earn a $2 ECB (Aussie), $3.50 ECB (Crest), and a $2 ECB (Colgate) plus get a $15 MIR for the Olay
Final price = moneymaker after coupons and rebate!

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 some stores 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.