How To Coupon At CVS: A Video Intro

You asked for it and here it is! I look like a hot mess… but I can’t give you more than that right now. Oh and I’m pretty sure I almost pass out 5 times from being unable to breathe. LOL! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain – just have a listen at what I’m saying about the CVS circular.

Good luck!

How To Coupon At CVS: A Video Intro

About Me

Check out Vera Sweeney's media kit here.

Subscribe to Lady and the Blog

Looking for weekly updates? Want to receive every recipe, free printable, and contest notification? I would love to have you part of my newsletter community.



  1. Patty wrote:

    So helpful! I’m still just getting the hang of the CVS deals.

    Posted 12.3.12
  2. ellen wrote:

    A CVS was built just down the road from us, this is very helpful because I want to become a CVS champ- it opens in January so I m hoping to get the hang of it by then.
    Thank you for the video- and you look just fine!

    Posted 12.4.12
  3. Andrew wrote:

    I love CVS and their Extra Bucks!

    1) Here in South Florida,
    McArthur milk is one of those premium brands that
    you pay $2 more than the store brand milk; HOWEVER,
    CVS carries McArthur milk!

    Not only is it priced nearly as much as the grocery
    store brand milk, but CVS offers the occasional
    $1 Extra Buck when you buy it, making it cheaper than
    the store brand!

    2) Strategy for NOT taking home too many Extra Bucks after
    shopping CVS (for fear of misplacing the Extra
    Bucks receipt(s), or the Extra Bucks expiring) …
    do individual transactions on your Extra Buck items,
    beginning with the lowest amount FIRST, then progressively
    buying each of the more expensive items with the EB earned.

    For example (not in current CVS ad):

    a) Carmex lip balm
    $0.99 –> $0.99 EB

    b) Colgate toothpaste
    $2.69 –> $2.69 EB

    c) Aussie shampoo
    $3.99 –> $3.00 EB

    d) Gillette Fusion razor $9.99 –> $5.00 EB

    If you buy all of these items at once, you leave CVS with
    a total of $11.68

    You now have to be concerned, not only with keeping these
    Extra Bucks receipts handy and not losing them, but also
    using ALL $11.68 Extra Bucks before they expire in 30 days.

    To reduce that risk, buy each item in its own transaction,
    from smallest to largest, using each Extra Buck receipt to
    help pay for the next item.
    Using the sample items above…

    – buy a) for $0.99,
    receive $0.99 EB

    – buy b) for $1.70,
    $2.69 minus the $0.99 EB from the previous transaction to help pay for it,
    receive $2.69 EB

    – buy c) for $1.30,
    $3.99 minus the $2.69 EB from the previous transaction to help pay for it,
    receive $3.00 EB

    – buy d) for $6.99,
    $9.99 minus the $3.00 EB from the previous transaction to help pay for it,
    receive $5.00 EB

    This way, your out-of-pocket expense remains smaller

    ($10.98 vs. $17.66)

    AND you have fewer Extra Bucks at risk of being lost or becoming expired

    ($5.00 vs. $11.68)

    You can also combine coupons with EB’s, but you many need to strategize
    your purchase line-up more carefully, because you do NOT receive any
    ‘change’ if you do not use the entire value of the EB receipt.

    Posted 12.4.12

Comments are closed.