Saturday, February 11, 2012

Shopping at CVS


Have you heard of Extracare bucks? This is a program at CVS at basically rewards shoppers for buying certain products. This can be very beneficial you is as a consumer. 

 ExtraCare Card.

 Go into CVS and sign up for an ExtarCare card. CVS has a big red machine that prints out coupons when you scan your card. Be sure to scan this card until you see a a message that states "no more coupons check back tomorrow". Sometimes you will receive some great coupons and sometimes not so great.

 Green tag. 
CVS/pharmacy Green Bag Tag - "Tag your reusable bag" and get $1 ExtraBuck Rewards every 4th visit

 Get a green tag and attach it to a reusable bag/ tote. Here's where you can use those extra DSW totes that they give out on the Facebook page. Every time you go to CVS take the bag (with the tag) and have them scan it. The Green tag is $1. However, every fourth visit you will receive $1 ECB (extra care buck). You'll defintely get your money back on the green tag! :-)

 Beauty club.
 $5 ExtraBucks with every $50 beauty purchase*
Join CVS' beauty club. For every $50 you spend on beauty products you will receive $5 ECB!! This is the part that is so great for us polish lovers! You can go into CVS pick up polish and earn money for doing your regular shopping. Doesn't that sound exciting? I think so.

Also, CVS sends emails out stating 20% off a certain $$ amount, $4 off $20 purchase, $5 off $30 purchase and so on. These are great to have, too because you can use these with your ECBs and any other coupons you have.

 Example: I have 2 $1 off coupons for any Revlon beauty product, $4 off $20 purchase and $6 in ECBs. I would have the cashier ring everything by:
 1. Scanning my Extra Care Card
 2. Ringing my goodies
 3. Scanning my Green tag bag
 4. Scanning my coupon for $4 off $20 purchase
 5. Scanning any coupons I have
 6. Scanning my ECBs

Then you will pay out of pocket (OOP) anything your coupons and ECBs doesn't cover.

Does this make sense? Let me know if it doesn't by leaving a comment or by emailing me I will try to explain it to you further. Also, if you have anything to add please do so!

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  1. thanks for the info...i just started going to cvs, but didn't know all of this!!

  2. Thanks! As long as I have shopped CVS, I never knew about the Green Tag.