CVS 101 Before you can start getting deals at CVS, you’ll need a CVS card. If you don’t have one, just ask at the register for a form to fill out and they’ll give you a card that same day when you turn the form in. 1) CVS has a program called “Extra Care Bucks” that will generate “paper cash” on the bottom of your receipt that you can use on your next purchase. Again, there are exclusions that do apply, gift cards, postage stamps, etc. 2) Whenever you checkout, you’ll need to have them scan your CVS card to get the prices that are advertised and for the ECBs to print. (ECBs are on the bottom of your receipt, so don’t lose it!) 3) CVS has store coupons. These can be “stacked” with manufacturer’s coupons on the same item. 4) In most CVS stores, there is a machine at the front of the store where you can scan your card and extra coupons will print out. If you have one of these machines, make sure you always scan your card before shopping. Remember, if you get a coupon for $$ off or for a better item, it might alter your shopping plan. 5) Each week/month, CVS puts out certain items that will produce the ECBs. Except for the general ECB exclusions, you can use these on anything and keep “rolling” deals, buying the same thing over and over. BUT you must always check the limits on deals in the ads. Some will not list a limit. Others will say limit 1. Some may even say limit of 5. Your CVS card will track what you buy so there’s no sneaking in an extra item if the limit is reached. At the bottom of your receipt, it will list what you’ve bought and what the limit is. So keep track of your receipts. 6) How Deals Will Look On Blogs for CVS Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, Rinse, or Oral B Floss at $2.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1) *Use $0.50/1 coupon from the 6/7 P&G insert FINAL PRICE = $0.49 after coupon and ECBs If you do the deal above, you’ll spend $2.49 plus tax out of pocket, and an ECB for $2 will be on the bottom of your receipt that you can use on your next order. Since this is only a limit of 1, you can’t get ECB on this deal again. Buy 1 Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or Trimmer at $7.99, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 3) *Use $4/1 coupon from the 4/19 RedPlum insert FINAL PRICE = $0.99 after coupon and ECBs In the instance above, you’ll spend $3.99 out of pocket, if you have the coupon. After you checkout, an ECB for $4 will be on the bottom of your receipt. Since this deal is a limit of 3, you could buy this deal two more times and ECBs will print out.