Welcome to the CVS section of A Mitten Full Of Savings
Here you will find:
- The latest coupon news and policy for CVS
- Savvy tips on how to shop at CVS
- Latest store deals and match-ups for CVS
Wondering how to shop at CVS like a pro? To take advantage of the sales and deals available at CVS first you will need to apply for an Extra Care Bucks card.
These are the terms you need to become familiar with when you shop at CVS:
- Extra Care Bucks (ECBs): It’s a CVS store coupon for a discount of your next purchase order that prints at check out. They print at the bottom of your receipt and can be used “like cash” on almost anything else sold at CVS.
- Reinventing Beauty Magazine: This is a is a 99 cent magazine available in the beauty section of most CVS stores. It sometimes comes with CVS and manufacturer coupons. Where else can you find the magazine? by the weekly flyers, with the other magazines, by the cash registers, in the cosmetic aisle. Not other stores seem to carry this magazine.
- Clip Free Coupon: Refers to a month long discount offered that’s deducted automatically at checkout.
- CRT: or Cash register tape is a coupon that prints at the bottom of your receipt or at the Price Scanner.
- Price Scanner: Price scanning machines located at certain stores that serve to check the price of items and also print CVS store coupons when you CVS Extra Care Bucks card is used.
- CVS Store coupons: These can be stacked with manufacturer coupons for added savings. Can only use one per transaction.
- CVS $/$$ coupons: These coupons provide a discount once your order reaches a certain value before coupons. For example: you could save $4 when you buy $20 or more. This total is always before any other coupons.
How to Get Free Stuff at CVS
1) The first way to get free stuff when you shop CVS is by taking advantage of any Extra Care Bucks promotions available. These extra care bucks promotions usually require you to buy certain items or spend a particular amount of money.
Extra Care Bucks Facts:
- Unlike Walgreens, at CVS you can “roll ECBs” meaning you can spend ECBs you received from one offer to buy more of the same.
- Also, if the limit of the offer is more than one you can buy more than one item in the same transaction and get all of the ECBs you would expect from each offer.
- ECBs expire four weeks after the date they were first issued. Make sure to use them before they expire.
- ECBs are tied to your Extra Care Bucks card. This means that you can only redeem them when using the Extra Care Bucks card used to earn them.
2) The second way to get free stuff when you shop CVS is by stacking store and manufacturer coupons as well as by combining a sale with a manufacturer coupon.
Things to Remember When You Shop at CVS
1) The key to a smooth shopping experience at CVS is by planning your purchase in advance. This will help you by having a plan of attack to maximize savings.
2) The secret to minimizing your out of pocket expense when you shop at CVS is by breaking off your transactions and using ECBs from the first transaction on the second and so on.
3) There is a right way to hand your coupons when you shop at CVS: First hand CVS dollar off transaction coupons, then CVS store coupons/manufacturer coupons, and finally your ECBs.
4) Before you leave the store make sure to check your receipt to verify that all extra care bucks you expected to receipt printed at the bottom of your receipt. It is easier to correct situations right after you complete the transaction than later.