Get Started Couponing – Save This Way at CVS!
Understanding CVS Couponing
CVS is the easiest drug store to practice your couponing skills! They offer awesome ExtraBucks deals, rain check policy and have a magic coupon machine. They always have plenty of store coupons to stack with manufacturer coupons. Read on to learn all about CVS couponing:
CVS Extracare Card:
To get started, you will need to sign up for an Extracare CVS store card. You can sign up online or in-store. CVS will normally offer a nice $5.00 off of $25.00 purchase coupon for signing up online. It’s free to sign up. You will definitely need the card for couponing purposes. You will scan your card for every purchase to receive the sale prices and earn extrabucks. Plus, you will ALWAYS want to scan your card at the magic coupon machine to print the store coupons.
Loading Coupons Online: You can easily go to your Extracare account on the CVS website once you register your card. Load coupons, see extracare offers and more. I love having my extracare coupons loaded to my CVS card. No printing out coupons and forgetting them!
Extrabucks spend just like cash at CVS! The best deals include buying something on sale, using coupons and earning extrabucks back. You will often times find CVS breakdowns written as in the example below:
- Buy (2) M&M’s Candy 2 for $5.00
- Buy 2, receive $2.00 Extrabucks – Limit 2
- Use $1.50/2 M&M’s Candy Coupon
- Use $0.50 off candy CVS coupon
- Pay $3.00, earn $2.00 extrabucks
- Final Price: $0.50 each
Then, you will want to roll those extrabucks into your next coupons deal! See another example below: Note that extrabucks promotions do have limits. So, if the limit is 3, you can earn the extrabucks three times during the week of the promotion
- Buy (2) Pantene Hair Care 2 for $6.00
- Buy 2, receive $2.00 extrabucks – Limit 3
- Use (2) $1.00 Pantene Coupons
- Use $2.00 extrabucks from previous transaction
- Pay $2.00, earn $2.00 extrabucks
- Final Price: FREE
Many times, CVS will run Extrabucks promotions like “Spent $30.00 on Paper Towels or Bath Tissue, Receive $10.00 Extrabucks. The minimum purchase requirement can be made BEFORE you use any coupons. This really enables you to save big! Another thing to keep in mind is that you can meet the $30.00 threshold to earn back extrabucks by spending 98% of that requirement. So if you are a few cents short of the requirement, you will still earn your extrabucks!
Redeem your extrabucks just like cash at CVS! Something to keep in mind when redeeming extrabucks is that if you were to redeem $2.00 extrabucks on a $1.00 purchase. You will forfeit the additional $1.00. This is something you don’t want to do!
The Magic Coupon Machine:
The first thing I do when I enter a CVS store is go directly to the Extracare Coupon Center. Scan your CVS card to receive store coupons. They will print out right there from the coupon machine. Keep scanning until it stops printing coupons for you. Coupons vary by customer.
CVS has an awesome raincheck policy! The best of all of the drug stores. Since CVS is so popular to coupon at, many times you will be disappointed to find them out of stock. No worries! SImply ask for a raincheck on the item and you will receive a raincheck for the sale price AND the extrabucks advertised back on the product.
I purchase so many beauty items at CVS! Another great way to save is by signing up for the beauty club. You will earn a $5.00 Extrabucks reward for every $50.00 spent on beauty products. This includes hair care, fragrances, skin care, cosmetics hair accessories, ethnic hair care, hair color and hosiery. Beauty Club purchases will track on your CVS card. When you reach $50.00, you will find a $5.00 reward in your extracare account.
CVS In-App Coupons:
Download the CVS App to your mobile device! Connect your Extracare account and you will receive customized digital coupons. You will see them under “My Deals and Rewards” in the app. This makes saving so easy! Right now, CVS is offering $5.00 in Extrabucks Rewards for downloading the app. Just be sure to link your extracare card.
- Download the CVS App for iOS here or Android here or text APP to CVSAPP (287277) for a direct link.
- Connect your Extracare card or login to your existing online account.
- Send each deal to your card
- Savings will automatically deduct when you scan your Extracare card and purchase the qualifying product.
- Use manufacturer coupons with these deals to maximize your savings.
- Each deal can only be used once and expires at the end of the sales week.
The last part of learning about CVS couponing is discovering CVS Curbside. CVS Curbside is a brand new addition to CVS that allows customers to order items online for in-store purchase. Unfortunately, the program is not available for all CVS store locations yet. If it is available in your area, don’t overlook this as being another awesome opportunity to save at CVS! We have seen lots of coupon codes offered since the program has been implemented for HUGE savings like $10 off a $10 order or $10 off a $15 order, etc. This can be a fantastic savings, especially since you can shop the current sale prices for that week AND take advantage of additional savings if the items are offering ECB’s back. The items are still being purchased using your CVS ExtraCare Card Number so the purchases still track towards the ExtraCare promotions that week! You may be able to earn ECB’s back on your CVS curbside order (Your order will include the sales receipt from the register when they process it at pickup) or if you do not meet the requirements, you can head in-store to finish the deal and they will print on your receipt once you have met the spending or purchase requirements! Spoiler Alert – you cannot use coupons on CVS Curbside purchases. It’s not a big deal though since the coupon codes they have been offering have been extremely high value and make for some incredible deals!