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Secrets to successful shopping at CVS #2 – How to use coupons

Secrets to successful shopping at CVS #2 - How to use coupons

English: A photo of a CVS/Pharmacy in Macomb, Illinois 61455 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How to use coupons at CVS:

Now, you have your Extra Care Card, and your bag tag, which you have attached to a bag (updated to add they are revamping the bag tag program, and have pulled them from the shelves for now) and you are ready to go! I am going to share the secrets on how to use coupons effectively at CVS.

Some people like to look at the ads, which are also available at CVS.com and make a list, I personally like to wing it! What you are looking to do, is purchase items your family uses, (preferably with coupons) and “roll” the ECB on your next purchase.

For example, a typical sale may be:purchase $30 in P&G products, receive $10 in ECB. So, you grab a bottle of Tide, (2) 6 packs of Bounty, and (2) 12 packs of Charmin. You would try to use coupons to reduce your out of pocket expense, as well as a CVS coupon, $4/20 purchase You might spend $21 on these items, but you get $10 in Extra Care bucks to use on your next purchase. You would then take that $10 next week, and but other items your family uses, such as shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste etc. Hopefully those items are on sale with ECBs. You get the idea, right?

If you can get your hands on some xx/xx coupons to use, it makes the transactions even sweeter! Make sure you sign up for CVS’s mailing list. ¬†When you enter the store, in some locations, there is what is commonly referred to as the “magic coupon machine” Scan your card there for store coupons you can stack with manufacturer coupons. You can also find store coupons at CVS.com Tomorrow we will go over some CVS terminology, if the lingo is confusing. Any questions? Please post them here.

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