CVS – How To Shop Repost!

First, go to CVS and look for the tab for their coupons, usually on the top, CVS takes their coupons and a manufacturers coupon for the same item.

Then check out
http://www.iheartcvs.com/
Check for weekly specials. I live in Manhattan, the drugstores are the only places that accept Internet coupons, the supermarkets do not accept them. But beware, the Manhattan weekly brochure is usually 4 pages compared to the suburban CVS weekly brochure, they are usually over 12 pages long! I have been known to shop the Staten Island CVS to save money, that is how I got 4x 4 packs of Boost protein drink for free last year!

You must have a CVS extra care card and you have to register it on-line for email specials. You will get money off coupons on a regular basis. The important thing about these CVS money off coupons is use them FIRST! Otherwise you will be reducing your total order value and you may dip below the minimum needed to use the CVS coupon then you may not be able to use it. See example next:

Explanation: When I receive an email coupon for $4 off a purchase of $20, I carefully plan out my shopping list. I try to keep my purchase as close to $20 as possible to make the coupon worth 20%. You must use this coupon first, any other special will reduce your total and drop you under the amount to be eligible for the $4 off of $20. Hand any other coupons to the clerk after the $4 goes through. If you get an email coupon for $5 off of $25, do the math and follow the above instructions. If I have any other high coupons, this is when I use them. $5 off of Cetaphil (for $5 soap), $5 off of Ben-Gay (for $5.99 Ben-Gay) boosts my total to get towards the $20.

Lastly, every Saturday eve, I head to hip2save for the weekly CVS shopping guide. She collects the best deals on the Internet. She matches the CVS sales to the CVS coupon to the Manufacturers coupon. Yes, you can “stack” a CVS coupon with a Manufacturers coupon just like at Target. 2 coupons for 1 item is the way to go!

And always befriend a cashier. I am friends with the girls at my local CVS. There are less coupon arguments that way!

UPDATE! Everyone in my family has a CVS extracare card. That means when the Allegra allergy medicine became available over the counter there were deals to be had multiple times! I bought a 5 pill pack for $6.99. I got $6.99 in extrabucks to use for anything else, like milk which we go through many gallons a week here. I did this with every one’s card in the house. I mean the pills were free!

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Comments

  1. 1

    I would have never imagined that you could shop for free or even get paid to shop-how neat.
    Judy S
    pookiecat123 at yahoo dot com

  2. 2

    “When I receive an email coupon for $4 off a purchase of $20, I carefully plan out my shopping list. I try to keep my purchase as close to $20 as possible to make the coupon worth 20%. You must use this coupon first, any other special will reduce your total and drop you under the amount to be eligible for the $4 off of $20. Hand any other coupons to the clerk after the $4 goes through.”

    –> I never even thought about the order in which I hand over the coupons! Duh! This is common sense that I just had not thought of….Thanks so much!!!

  3. 3

    I enjoy all your tips and help here! I live in Silicon Valley (CA) and prices here are the highest in the country — and we have NO double coupons, nothing! I think most of the places will take internet coupons UNLESS they are totally free ones. But I still sort of shy away from them because I have been hassled in the past.
    Thanks again!

  4. 4

    Wow! I’m the worst with couponing. I always forget to look through them and then when I do think of it, they have expired. I need to get organized!

  5. 5

    I love CVS! They always have great deals. And you can’t beat their rewards program. good stuff if you know how to work the programs! :) Thanks for this post.

    Crystal MExico
    Cmex84@yahoo.com

  6. 6

    GFC follower as deal dishin momma

    Crystal Mexico
    Cmex84@yahoo.com

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