CVS Deals and Scenarios 9/7-9/13

General Disclaimer: This is a work in progress, and sometimes I make mistakes. Please let me know if you find an error! Sorry, I’m not perfect. I have a toddler and a six month old…… sometimes my brain doesn’t work.


For the Newbie:
Make sure to get several copies of the paper with inserts this weekend!! To find which local paper will have the inserts go HERE.

If you don’t have a CVS Extra Care card, go ahead and get one. If you do, call 1-800-ShopCVS and tell them you want to register your email with your card. Then they will mail you a $4 off a $20 purchase.

If you have a prescription that you can transfer to CVS use this coupon HERE, (Rite Aid) and get a CVS Gift Card (CVS will take competitor coupons for a GC when you transfer a prescription).

Otherwise there are Rite-Aid ones that came out in the papers 9/7. Once you’ve done that, put all of your OOP on that GC.

I’ve laid out two transactions for you. Do exactly what I say and by the time you are done I believe you will understand how to do CVS.

Transaction 1
1 L’Oreal Age Perfect, Revitalift or Skin Genesis $5.99
2 Chex Mix 1.98 (.99 each)
2 Trial Size Schick Disposable razors 1.98 (.99 each)

Use 2/10 HERE
Use 2 $1/1 Chex Mix HERE (Print twice)
Use 1 $2 Schick Coupon found in this weeks paper
Use $1 L’Oreal Q 8/10 RP (Don’t worry if you don’t have this)
=$3.56 Out Of Pocket (OOP) ($4.56 if you don’t have L’Oreal Q)
Earn 5.99 in ECBs (Now that we have something to work with, let’s do another transaction).

Transaction 2 You can do this right away or later in the week if you want
1 Renuzit Tri Scents $7.99
1 Arnicare Pain Relief $8.99
2 Trial Size Schick Disposable razors 1.98
1 Johnson and Johnson Buddy Bar 1.19

Use Your emailed $4/20
Use 5.99 ECB
Use $2 Arnicare Q HERE
Use $2 Schick Q from this weeks paper
Use $1 Buddy Bar Q HERE (print twice)
Use $4 Renuzit Q in this weeks paper
= $1.89 OOP
Earn 8.00 and 3.00 in ECBs

So by doing these two transactions you will have spent a total of $5.45, and have earned $11 in ECBs. From this point on you should be able to work it so that you will never spend anything but spare change out of pocket again.

If you are having trouble finding some of these free after coupon items in your store, see my list of possible fillers at the bottom of this post. Anything that is free, or near free, after a coupon is great to use to get your total high enough to use your x/xx (2/10, 4/20). For other coupon match ups, see the rest of my post.
And as always, feel free to post questions in the comment section.

Scenarios for 2-Day Sale

Option 1

1 L’Oreal Age Perfect, Revitalift or Skin Genesis $5.99
2 Aussie Products 4.98

-2/10 CVS Q
-2/1 L’Oreal Q
-2/2 Aussie Q
=4.97 + tax Earn 5.99 and 2.00 ECBs

Option 2

2 Revlon Nail Enamels 7.98
3 Free Fillers 3.00

-2/10 CVS Q
-2/1 Revlon Q
-2/1 Revlon Q
-Filler Qs
= approx. 1.98+ tax, Earn 6 ECBs. Use the Revlon CRT, if you got it, for $2 more off the price!

Definition of Cosmetic According to the FDA


2 Day Sale, Sunday and Monday, or Friday and Saturday for Test Market Area

All Revlon Nail Enamel $3.99 get $3 ECB after Monday regular retail Limit 3
Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, any $1/1 8/3 S
Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, any $2/1 7/20 S
Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, any $2/1 8/24 S
Revlon $2/1 any, CVS CRT – check all your receipts!! You can combine the CVS Q with the MFR Q.

Aussie or Herbal Essences $2.49 get $1 ECB after Monday $2.99
Do one or the other ’cause the limit is 2:
*Herbal Essence Shampoo or Conditioner 2.49 Earn 1 ECB Limit 2

*Aussie $2.49 Earn 1 ECB
Use $2/2 coming out in this weeks RP = .98 for two after Coupon and ECBs.

All Sally Hansen Nail Treatments BOGO after Monday BOGO 50% Limit 6

.50/1 off any Sally Hansen Nail Color 8/17 S


Best Weekly Deals:

Right Guard 2.99, Get 2.00 ECBs Limit 5
$1/1 from the 8/10 S, 7/13 S,
FREE After Coupon and ECBs

Right Guard Professional Strength $6.99 get $5 ECB Limit 3
$1/1 from the 8/0 S, 7/13 S

Checks Mix 8.75 ounce bag .99 cents
FREE after Printable Coupon HERE

L’Oreal Age Perfect, Revitalift or Skin Genesis $5.99 get $5.99 ECB FREE Limit 1
LOreal Advanced RevitaLift Moisturizer or Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Moisturizer, any $1/1 8/3 RP
LOreal Age Perfect Pro-Calcium or Collagen Remodeler $1/1 (9-14-08) 6/22 RP
LOreal Cleanser or Moisturizer, any $1/1 7/20 S
LOreal Cleanser or Moisturizer, any $3 on 2 7/20 S
LOreal RevitaLift Cleanser or Age Perfect Cleanser, any $1/1 8/3 RP
LOreal Revitalift Complete, any $1 (9-14-08) 6/22 RP
LOreal Revitalift or Age Perfect Pro-Calcium Radiance Perfecter, any $3/1 7/20 S
LOreal Skin Genesis Cleanser, any $1/1 8/10 S
LOreal Skin Genesis Moisturizer, any $1/1 8/10 RP
LOreal Skin Genesis, any $1/1 (9-14-08) 6/22 RP
Printable no longer working

Pure Black Rice Skincare 9.99 Earn 5 ECB Limit 1
Some of you got $5 off CRT, so that makes this FREE after Q and ECBs

Claritin 12 hr D or 24 hr. 30 ct get $2 ECB Limit 3
$3 and $2 Printables HERE
Combine this with the CRT that some of you got!

Roc Spend $30 Get 10 ECBs
Get 6 Roc Facial Cleanser 5.99
Use 6 $5/1 Roc Printables No Longer Available
=5.94 + tax Earn 10 ECB
Use a xx/xx like the 2/10 or better, pay less.

Renuzit Tri Scents $7.99 get $3 ECB Limit 1
Renuzit Adjustable .55/3 or any 2-pack 8/10 S
$3 Printable HERE
$4 Renuzit 9/07 S

Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring get $5 ECB Limit 1
Mail-in rebate of 9.99 makes item free
Breeze 2 or Contour Meter $30 (3-31-09) 6/1 S
Breeze 2 or Contour Meter From Bayer $30 (3-31-09) 3/16 S2
Hold onto your Qs until October!!!

Lifesavers, Cremesavers or Gummisavers
B1G1 Lifesavers candy 6/8 S Exp 9/8
2 FREE after coupon and sale

Trident Extra Care gum $2 for 2
Trident XtraCare Gum Single Pack, any B1G1F up to $1.49 (9-14-08) 7/20 S

American greetings cards Buy 3 get 1 free
Printable HERE

Schick Quatro BOGO 5.99 each (These were 7.99 at my store, what about yours?)
Use two $2 or $4 (select areas got this Q) from the 8/3 S = Both for 1.99, or FREE! (Edited – Thanks Holly!!)

Best Monthly Deal

Arnicare Pain Relief 8.99 Earn 8 ECB Limit 5
$2 Printable HERE
Moneymaker after Coupon and ECBs

Any Ambi product get 3 ECBs, limit 3.

Ambi Soap $1.99
Facial Cream 4.99, Use $3 Coupon HERE
Edit: I’m hearing some people are having trouble getting this coupon to print. How many of you are having this problem?

Both of these are producing the ECBs. So spend 1.99 on either one of these, and you get 3 ECBs printed out.

Possible Fillers

*New! Almay Facial Cleansing Bars (at select CVS stores) .99 cents $1/1 any Almay Cosmetic 8/3 S Definition of Cosmetic HERE. You can use this coupons on this item.

*New! Atkins Carmel Nut Chew Bars are 10 for $10 at select CVS stores. $1/1 from 8/17 S

*Johnson Buddies 1.19 $1/1 & $2/2 Printables HERE (print twice)

*Malt O Meal
1.00 $1/1 Printables HERE HERE and HERE

*Trial Size Clean and Clear
.99, $1/1 any 8/3S

*Buy two trial sizes packages of Schick Disposable razors, 99 cents each, making it 1.98. Use $2/1 from 8/24 S, & 9/7 S makes them free!

*If you have the $2/2 Gold Emblem Nuts CRT:
Chocolate Covered Peanuts .99 each
Snack Size Cashews .99 each
Snack Size Cashew Halves .79 each


Other Cheap Items

CVS Brand Earth Friendly Paper Towels 3 pk 1.99
CRT $1/1 = .99 each 3 pk

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  1. Just be aware that the .99C peanuts may vary by store because in the 4 i went to today there were no .99c peanuts.BR/BR/Also, if you are looking to buy the 3 pack of paper towels for fillers all stores I went to today were out of that as well.BR/BR/So have a backup plan! =)

  2. Crystal, two of the buddies coupons say the deal is over…might want to look into those… =)

  3. thanks for watching my back mama q! You rock! Hopefully CVS stores will restock soon!!

  4. I’ve been at this since February of this year and your CVS info is the easiest to use I have seen. I’m bookmarking this site and checking back often. Thanks for the help.

  5. Thank you so much for the compliment! I try very hard to make it simple, and you have really encouraged me! Thanks!

  6. Hi Crystal! I noticed a little error. Under Schick Quatro BOGO 5.99 each BR/ You said “Use two $3 from the 8/3 S = Both FREE!”BR/BR/It really is a coupon for $2 not $3 off. Use two $2 = $1.99 for twoBR/BR/Still not a bad deal! I plan on getting some tomorrow.BR/BR/Thanks for all of the great ideas! Keep up the good work.

  7. Also to mention that the peanuts are on sale this week for $1.99 a can so that is a great deal with the CRT coupon!

  8. Thanks Holly, I’ll have to double check my source on that one. It’s people like you watching my back that make this more possible!! I’m amazed I do as well with two babies ! Pretty soon Lily will be up and running around with her brother. What will I do then? Ahhhh!!!

  9. Thanks for such great ideas for CVS transactions. I appreciate you doing all the work for us!

  10. mama q did you look on the candy aisle right in front of the registers?? where all the hanging candy is? that’s where i found mine. at first i was looking on the nut aisle because they’re PEANUTS but lol, they weren’t there. then, as i was passing to go to the register, i saw them! glorious .99 cent nuts!

  11. thanks for your tips and suggestions! I can’t wait to try something – going to read the comments others have left.

  12. Rite Aid has a current coupon on their website (front page) for a $30 GC when transfering a prescription.

  13. Thanks so much. Your instructions were clear enough I could do my second CVS trip ever and do what I thought, was pretty good. One question though – the schick disposables – I couldn’t find the trial size. Any idea where they hide it?? I got the more expensive one, but at least it was a bogo.

  14. They are with the other travel items. Not with the regular razors.

  15. Okay, how are peope getting the emailed CVS q’s? I’ve got my email registered and still no emails???!!! Any ideas?BR/BR/Thanks for all the info! – Anne

  16. Go ahead and Call 1800 Shop CVS tomorrow when they open and ask them. They should go ahead and send you one.

  17. I went to CVS today and tried this and it worked perfectly!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. I have looked through all of the inserts that you said to for the revlon nail color coupon at least 5 times each and I can’t find it!! Am I going crazy? Could it be in a different insert than the three that you posted?? BR/For Anne on the previous post: I had the same thing happen to me and when I went in to see what email address they had to send coupons to, my email address was in all caps for some reason. When I changed it to lower case I started receiving CVS’s coupons via email.

  19. I actually got these Revlon Qs out of my inserts today. Could it be they didn’t come in your area. There are some times when coupons vary by region. Usually it’s the amount that will slightly vary. I’m sorry you couldn’t find them :(.

  20. Crystal,BR/BR/Your scenarios are the bomb sista! I’ve learned so much and I just love your shopping pictures. Looking forward to your informative videos!BR/BR/Addicted to this site!BR/Melissa

  21. Thank you for posting these! You’ve saved me time and money. The Rite Aid coupon with a transfered prescription was in the 8/31 paper in my market. On your monthly deals section, the Stayfree Dry Max printable says “offer over.”

  22. Just wanted to let you know that the ROC coupon campaign is over. I had printed a couple last week just fine, but today it said it’s over. Just letting your readers know. It was such a great coupon though. Thanks again!

  23. hi i called cvs customer care today for reconfirming and they said they will not accept rite aid or walgreen coupons for priscription to give the 25$ gift card.could you please reconfirm the scenario regarding this .your rest of the deals work gr88888888888 thanks

  24. This is yet another example of how CVS customer service is inconsistent with what they say. Many have heard the exact opposite. BR/Go ahead and call your local CVS,talk to someone in the Pharmacy and see what they say. I myself have been able to get a Gift Card this way, as have many others.

  25. Is anyone else having trouble finding the Arnicare gel? At all my local CVS’s, I was able to find one, and then on my receipt, it seemed like the limit was two.

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