CVS deals for the week of 9/20

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

The “deals” this week are pretty slim in my opinion. Here’s what they’ve got:


Crest or Oral B Pro-Health toothpaste (4.2 oz), rinse (250 ml) or Oral B floss (27-55 yds) – $2.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Crest Premium Paste: Crest Multicare, Extra Whitening, Whitening Expressions, Any Whitening Plus Scope, Any Vivid White, Sensitivity, Any Pro-Health, Or Weekly Clean, Any 4.2 Oz. + – 08-30-09 PG
$1/1 Crest Rinse, Any 440 mL. + – 08-30-09 PG

Dry Idea, Right Guard sport, or Xtreme – $2.99, get a $1 ECB (limit 3 per household)
**There were $2/1 printable Dry Idea coupons that don’t expire until 11/30/09 – if you have these coupons, the Dry Idea will be free after ECBs!
$1/2 Right Guard, Dry Idea or Soft & Dri Products, Any – 08-16-09 SS or 7-12-09 SS


*Buy AquaFresh Iso-active whitening foaming tooth gel – $3.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household) – get it for $.99 after ECBs and coupons!
$1/1 printable here

*Buy Clairol Perfect10 hair color – $11.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 2 per household)
$2/1 Clairol Hair Color, any except Balsam PG 8-30-09

*Buy CoverGirl Simply Ageless foundation AND Olay Regenerist facial care product, get a $10 ECB (limit 1 per household)
Covergirl Face Product, Any (1) Free WYB (1) Covergirl Foundation, Any – 08-30-09 PG
$1/1 Covergirl Products, Any – 08-30-09 PG
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer Or Facial Cleanser, Any – 08-23-09 RP

*Buy Colgate 1 pk toothbrush for adults or children, get a $1 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/2 Colgate Adult Or Kids Manual Toothbrush, Any – 08-30-09 SS

**Prices start at $1.99 at my store, so you can get two for $1.99 after coupons and ECBs

*Buy Crest, Fixodent, or Oral B multi-packs, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Fixodent Adhesive, Any 1. Oz. + – 08-30-09 PG
$1/1 Oral-B Crossaction Power or Crossaction Whitening Brush, Any – 08-30-09 PG

*Spend $15 on assorted candy, get a $5 ECB: Child’s Play Double Bubble or Tootsie Midgee – $5, Sour Patch or Swedish Fish – 2/$3, Mars minis – $5, M&Ms 27 oz – $6, Theater box candy – 2/$2, Mars fun size mixes (31.5-34.5 oz) – $8, Orbit or Eclipze Bip Pak gum – 2/$5, Extra/Wrigley’s/Orbit gum – 2/$4, Hershey’s Milk Duds or Whoppers (9-12 oz) – 2/$4 (limit 1 per household)
$1/2 Dove, M&M, M&M Premium, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, Twix Or Twixels Products, Any 4.4 Oz. + – 09-13-09 RP

*Buy Gillette cartridges (4-12 ct), get a $3 ECB (limit 1 per household)
Gillette Fusion Shave Gel Free WYB any Fusion Cartridge 8-16-09 RP
Gillette Deodorant Free WYB any Fusion Cartridge 8-16-09 RP

*Buy Kiss or Broadway Artificial nails, get a $3 ECB (limit 1 per household, PSA $4.99) – look for $1 peelie coupons on the boxes

*Spend $15 on Neutrogena cosmetics, skin, hair, or men’s care, get a $5 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 Neutrogena Haircare item, Any – 09-20-09 RP

*Buy 4 Pepsi products (12 pk, 12 oz cans) or Aquafina pure water (12 pk, 16.9 oz bottles) – 4/$12, get a $3 ECB (limit 1 per household)

*Buy Propel or Gatorade 6 pk, 16.9-20 oz bottles – 2/$9, get a $1 ECB (limit 1 per household)

*Spend $30 on ROC skin care, get a $10 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$3 and $10 printables here

*Buy 2 Salon Wish gift cards, get a $10 ECB (limit 2 per household, minimum purchase of $25 per card)

*Buy Scope Outlast mouthwash twin pk – $6.99, get a $1 ECB (limit 1 per household)

*Buy Sensodyne Iso-active – $4.99, get a $2 ECB (limit 1 per household)
$1/1 printable here

*Buy Zantac 150 (24 ct) or Zantac 75 (30 ct) – $9.99, get a $3 ECB (limit 2 per household) – it’s like getting it for $1.99 after coupons and ECBs!
$5/1 printable here
$1.50/1 Zantac 75 Product, Any – 05-17-09 SS
$1/1 Zantac Product, Any – 05-17-09 SS

*Kodak Power Flash camera
*Post cereals (Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat, Fruity Pebbles)
*Sally Hansen nail color (through Tuesday only)
$1/2 Sally Hansen Nail Color, Any – 09-13-09 RP

*Kleenex facial tissues (110 ct) – $.96 (limit 4)
$1/4 Kleenex Facial Tissues, Any (4) Single Boxes Or (1) Bundle Pack, Any Excluding Individual Kleenex Pocket Packs Or Juniors Tissue -08-02-09 SS
*Nabisco cookies – 5/$5 – .50/each after coupons!
$1/2 Nabisco Cookies Or Crackers, Any 4-28 Oz. Boxes – 08-23-09 SS

**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

Click here to find out how to get a $25 gift card with a transferred prescription.

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):

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

Use $1 manufacturer’s coupon

Spend $1.99 OOP, get a $2 ECB

Transaction #2:
Buy Zantac – $9.99

Use $5 IP
Use $2 ECB from Crest

Spend $2.99 OOP, get a $3 ECB


Buy Aquafresh – $3.99

Use $1 IP
Use $2 Crest ECB

Spend $.99 OOP, get a $2 ECB

If you have a $4/20:
Buy 1 Zantac – $9.99
Buy 1 Crest Pro Health – $2.99
Buy 1 Aquafresh – $3.99
Buy 2 Colgate toothbrushes – $1.99/each

Use $5 Zantac IP
Use $1 Crest coupon
Use $1 Aquafresh IP
Use $1/2 Colgate coupon
Use $4/20

Total before coupons = $20.95
Total after coupons = $8.95, earn $8 ECB ($3 for Zantac, $2 for Crest, $2 for Aquafresh, $1 for Colgate)

My scenario:
Buy Crest Pro-Health toothpaste – $2.99
Buy 3 Dry Idea deodorants – $2.99/each

Use $1 Crest coupon
Use 3 $2 Dry Idea IPs

Total before coupons = $11.95
Total after coupons = $4.96, pay w/ ECBs ($5 adjusted down), earn $5 ECB ($2 for Crest and $3 for Dry Idea)

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.