Hope this post helps clarify some unanswered questions about using coupons at CVS.
What is the difference between a manufacturer coupon and a CVS store coupon?
Well a manufacturer coupon is a coupon that comes directly from the company who makes the product. When a consumer uses a manufacturer coupon properly, they are receiving the discount and the manufacturer is paying the store full price for the item purchased. This coupon will most likely state that it is a manufacturer’s coupon somewhere on it. It can be found in your local Sunday newspapers or even online on coupon websites such as coupons.com.
A store coupon is a coupon that comes directly from the store. Pretty much the store is offering the consumer the discount. A store coupon can be found in the stores circular, coupon websites or rarely in the Sunday newspaper.
** You can use both of these types of coupons on 1(one) item to maximize your savings total.
What is a Red Box coupon?
In CVS stores there is a red box also known as the extra care coupon center kiosk usually located in the front or back of your store. You can find the price of an item here and also print out your personalized coupons from this machine. Just type in your phone number or scan your CVS card and your coupons will print immediately.
What is a personalized coupon?
Personalized coupons also known as CRT(cash register tape) are the coupons at the end of your receipt. You may find that you receive the same coupons twice; at the end of your receipt or by printing them from the coupon center kiosk. Coupons printed from the redbox machine are also considered personalized coupons and can vary. Your personalized coupon may be $5 off $25 in diapers and mine may be $10 off $30. I believe they are randomized but am not too sure.
**Note that a personalized coupon can only be used with the card it was issued too.
What are Extrabuck Rewards?
Extrabuck Rewards are earned by purchasing selected items that are on sale at CVS. Extrabuck rewards are like cash, you can purchase almost anything you want in CVS stores with the Extrabuck rewards you earn from qualifying products. There are some restrictions on what you can purchase with Extrabuck rewards and it is usually printed at the bottom of the Extrabuck reward. You can find out which products are producing Extrabuck rewards or ECBs by picking up your weekly ad or on the CVS app. Your Extrabuck rewards will print after your receipt and can be used on your next purchase.
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How else can I save at CVS?
You can start by creating a CVS account online and waiting for your Extracare card to come in the mail. Sign up here. You don’t have to wait until your card arrives CVS will provide you with a temporary card you can print out and take to the store. When I downloaded the app I received an instant $3 Extrabuck rewards to use on my next purchase, you can too.
You can also save by downloading the CVS app on your phone and adding your CVS card information to your profile. This is the most convenient way to start tracking your spending at CVS and gain personalized coupons. The more you buy a certain product, the more you receive similar deals in the app. You can also opt in to receive CVS emails for promotional discounts, like spend $20 get $5 off your total. Those types of emails can be used in addition to the savings found in the CVS app and your personalized coupons. Also sign up for CVS Extra Care Beauty Club, where you can receive $5 Extrabuck rewards for every $50 spent on beauty products and so much more.
Below is an example of my personalized deals in my CVS app. You can either have your personalized deals sent to your card or print them at the coupon center kiosk. You can use a personalized coupon(store coupon), an in app coupon, manufacturer coupon, and/ or promotional email to decrease your total spending.
Can you reuse a coupon for several items?
No, you cannot reuse a coupon and have the cashier scan the same coupon over and over again. But you CAN print the same type of coupon and use it up to 4 times in one single transaction.