CVS deals for the week of 8/30

This week, I’m going to combine my “hot deals/coupon match-ups” post with my scenarios post.

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

These are not ALL of the deals for the week. These are just the deals that I saw and thought were “hot deals.”

Buy 1 Bayer Contour Monitor – $14.99, get a $5 ECB (limit 2 per household)
Up to $30 off Bayer Breeze 2 or Contour meter – 2-1 RP or 3-22 SS inserts

Buy 1 Clairol Natural Instincts Loving Hair Color – $4.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household
$4/1 Clairol Natural Instincts Hair color – 8-2 PG (this expires tomorrow!!)
$2/1 Clairol hair color – 8-30 PG insert

**The $4 coupon beeps, but the box is pictured on the coupon AND it says “any” so they should push it through!!

Glade Fragrance Collection scented reed diffuser or soy candle (4.9-10 oz) – $6.99, get a $6.99 ECB (limit 1)
$3/1 Glade Fragrance Collection – All You Magazine August issue
$2/1 Glade Reed diffuser or soy based candle printable here


*Buy Aquafresh Iso-active whitening foaming tooth gel – $4.99, get a $3 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Aquafresh printable here

*Bounce Dryer bar (2 ct) or Tide Stain release liquid (20 oz) or duo pac (10 ct) – $3.99, get a $1 ECB (limit 2)
$2.50/1 Bounce dryer bar coupon from Vocalpoint
$1/1 Bounce dryer bar – 8-2 PG and 8-30 PG
$1/1 Tide Stain Release Duo pac, liquid, or powder – 8-16-09 SS
$1.50/1 Tide Stain Release – September Parents Magazine or from fliers at Gymboree
.75/1 Tide Stain release – 8-30 PG

*Gillette Fusion, Venus Embrace, or Spa Breeze razor – $8.99, get a $3 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$2/1 Gillette Fusion razor – 8-16-09 RP
$2/1 Gillette Fusion razor – P&G Year of Savings booklet
$2/1 Venus Embrace or Breeze razor – 8-16-09 RP
FREE Gillette shampoo WYB Gillette Fusion razor – 8-2 PG (expires 8/31/09!)
FREE Gillette body wash WYB Gillette Fusion razor – 8-2 PG (expires 8/31/09!)

*Head & Shoulders, Gillette, Pantene Restoratives shampoo, conditioner, treatment, mask or balm – $4.99, get a $1 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Pantene Expressions or Restoratives – 8-9 RP
$1/1 Head & Shoulders conditioner or shampoo – 8-2 PG (expires 8/31!)
$1/1 Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner – 8-30 PG
$1/1 Pantene styling product – 8-30 PG
$1/2 Pantene – 8-30 PG

*Milk – $2.49, get a $1 ECB (limit 1 per household) – THIS IS REGION SPECIFIC – CHECK YOUR AD to see if it’s included and to verify pricing!

*Sensodyne Iso-active foaming tooth gel – $4.99, get a $3 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Sensodyne Iso-active printable here

**Get a $5/25 CVS printable coupon by completing the Ready-fill quiz here (it appears in the scrolling ads toward the top in the middle of the page – you can use it ONCE only)

**Get a booklet with 2 $4/20 coupons from the pharmacy when you ask about their ReadyFill program

**Register your card with your e-mail address at and get a $4/20 plus other valuable e-mail coupons

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):

$2.98 OOP for $30.95 in merchandise, $3 ECB left to spend

Transaction #1:
Buy 1 Clairol Natural Instincts Loving Care Hair Color – $4.99

Use $4/1 Natural Instincts coupon (this will only work through 8/31)

Spend $.99 OOP, get a $2 ECB

Transaction #2:
Buy 1 Glade Fragrance Collection candle or Reed Diffuser – $6.99

Use $3 Glade coupon from All You (or $2 printable)
Use $2 ECB from hair color

Spend $1.99 OOP, get a $6.99 ECB (it will be $2.99 OOP if you have the $2 coupon)

Transaction #3:
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion razor – $8.99
Buy 1 Gillette shampoo – $4.99

Use $2/1 Gillette Fusion coupon
Use Free Gillette Shampoo WYB Gillette Fusion razor coupon
Use $6.99 ECB from Glade

Spend $0 OOP, get a $3 ECB from the razor and a $1 ECB from the shampoo

Transaction #4:
Buy 1 Aquafresh or Sensodyne tooth gel – $4.99

Use $1 printable coupon
Use $1 ECB from the shampoo
Use $3 ECB from Fusion (they will have to adjust it down to $2.99

Spend $0 OOP, get a $3 ECB

If you have a $4/20: (this also works for the $5/25) $25.96 in merchandise for $7.97 OOP, $12.99 ECB left to spend
Buy 1 Clairol Natural Instincts Loving Hair Color – $4.99
Buy 1 Glade Fragrance collection candle or reed diffuser – $6.99
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion razor – $8.99
Buy 1 Gillette shampoo – $4.99

Use $4 Clairol coupon
Use $3 Glade coupon (or $2 printable)
Use $2 Gillette Fusion coupon
Use free Gillette shampoo when you buy razor coupon
Use $4/20

Total before coupons = $25.96

Spend $7.97 OOP, earn $12.99 ECB ($2 from Clairol, $6.99 from Glade, $3 from Fusion, and $1 from Gillette shampoo)

If you have a $5/25, follow the scenario above, but you will spend $6.97 OOP and earn $12.99 ECBs

My scenarios:
Transaction #1:
Follow scenario above, pay w/ ECBs

Transaction #2:
Buy 1 Bounce dryer bar – $3.99
Buy 1 Tide Stain Release – $3.99
Buy 1 milk – $2.49

Use $2.50 Bounce coupon
Use $1.50 Tide stain release coupon

Spend $6.47 (pay w/ ECBs), earn $3 ECB

Frequently asked questions:

Do you really do multiple transactions at your stores?

I usually have $20-30 ECB on hand, so I don’t have to break up my transactions as much as I did when I first started, but when I was getting started, I would do multiple small transactions and even now sometimes if I am doing several deals, I have to break things up. 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.