****CVS Store Guide****

CVS Corporate Coupon Policy

One of the most important things that you can do to ensure that you are a “Hip” CVS shopper is to familiarize yourself with the CVS Coupon Policy. I recommend that you print a copy of this policy and bring it with you while you shop. If any issues arise, this Coupon Policy should definitely help clear things up!

Getting Started…

The first step to take before you can even begin shopping at CVS is to either go in the store or online here and fill out the Extra Care membership form. Once you become a member, you’ll get your very own Extra Care Card. The benefit of going in the store is you will be able to get the card immediately. If you apply online, you’ll have to wait two weeks for your card to arrive in the mail.

Having an Extra Care Card will allow you to score all the sale prices and promotional Extra Care Buck offers! Always make sure to have your card scanned FIRST–before the cashier rings up your purchases. That way you will get the correct sale price and/or Extra Care Buck rewards.

PLUS – be sure to download the FREE CVS App to your smartphone and then you can easily scan and save your CVS Extra Care card, request a prescription refill, view the myWeekly Ad, and more straight from your mobile device.

The Extra Care Program Overview

Extra Care Bucks (or ECBs) are CVS rewards that will give you money back to spend in the store however you want (a few exclusions apply). Always remember to have the cashier scan your Extra Care card first so you never miss out on getting Extra Care Bucks when making purchases!

Every week, there will be Extra Care Buck deals advertised in the weekly ad. Basically you will have to purchase a select product, and then, after purchasing the item, you will get a certain amount of Extra Care Bucks back. The Extra Care Bucks will come in the form of a coupon at the end of your receipt (like pictured above).

These Extra Care Buck items will come with different limits. Some items will give you one ECB per card… other items may give you two or more ECBs. Sometimes there will even be FREE after Extra Care Buck items advertised (see above!)! This means that you will buy an item for a certain amount and then get that same amount back after purchasing the item in the form of Extra Care Bucks! And even sweeter, if you have a manufacturer coupon to use on the free after Extra Care Buck item, then you’ll turn this deal into a moneymaker! :)

You will also earn 2% cash back in the form of Extra Care Bucks on every purchase in-store and online. Every three months these Extra Bucks will print out at the end of your receipt. If you are a really great CVS shopper–which means you spend very little out of pocket–this amount won’t be too much…BUT every little bit helps and it’s like scoring FREE money on items you would have purchased anyway! You can also earn one Extra Care buck for every two prescriptions purchased in-store or online.

Also, whenever you sign up for the CVS Beauty Club and spend $50 on qualifying beauty purchases, you’ll automatically receive a FREE $5 ExtraBucks reward after checkout! You’ll also receive a 10% off Beauty Shopping pass after enrollment, a $3 Extra Care Buck on your Birthday, exclusive coupons, and more!

Rolling Extra Care Bucks

Once you start getting the hang of CVS, you’ll be able to “roll” your Extra Care Bucks! This means that you’ll be able to purchase new Extra Care Buck deals on a regular basis while using or “rolling” the Extra Care Bucks earned from previous weeks to purchase them! And that means, you’ll be spending little to NO money out of pocket OR possibly making money, especially if you stack manufacturer coupons on top of the Extra Care Buck deals!

Here’s an example:
CVS has Suave Shampoo on sale for $1, and it will generate a $1 Extra Care Buck (ECB) after purchasing one. Plus, you have a $0.50/1 manufacturer coupon. You’ll end up only paying $0.50 out of pocket, but then you’ll get back a $1 Extra Care Buck–netting you a $0.50 profit for purchasing Suave! This extra money earned can go towards much needed items like diapers and milk!

Stacking CVS + Manufacturer’s Coupons

Always before starting your shopping trip, be sure to scan your CVS card at the red Magic Coupon Machine (usually found at the front of the store) to see what CVS store coupons print for out that you can also combine with manufacturer’s coupons for some great deals! Also, be sure to check your receipt after making a purchase as sometimes you’ll receive store coupons along with your Extra Care Bucks.

If you’re signed up to receive CVS emails, they often send exclusive store coupons that can be used before any manufacturer coupons to lower your out-of-pocket expense (these are usually $3 off $15, $4 off $20, $5 off $25 purchase store coupons). Make sure to sign up for email updates when you register for your Extra Care card and you just may get one of these coupons in your Inbox soon!

Once you’re ready to checkout, put your coupons in this order: $4 off $20 store coupon (or any other money-off store coupon), CVS store product coupons, manufacturer coupons and finally Extra Care Bucks.

Also, did you know that you could also print your Extra Care Bucks online (will print same ones as in store)? Head on over here and log into CVS.com (or register) to print your Extra Bucks.

CVS Advisor Panel

If you’re a regular CVS shopper, be sure to sign up for their FREE program called the CVS Advisor Panel. Just sign up to become a member of this panel and CVS will email you online surveys and research studies throughout the year to gather your input about CVS stores, products and services. Complete the surveys and you will snag printable CVS Extra Bucks typically valued from $5 to $15!

Other Helpful Information

If you have an issue with a cashier, ask to speak with the store manager. If you are unable to resolve the issue with the manager, note the manager’s name and the time the incident occurred and then call Customer Service. The phone number is 1-800-SHOP-CVS or 1-800-746-7287 or you can click here to send an email.

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