CVS is one of the largest and most popular drugstores in the US, offering a rich selection of products that range from health and beauty products to household and photo items. Besides the rich selection of products that will help you stock up on your must-haves in a single session, CVS also offers various ways for you to save. From the CVS weekly ad to coupons, you can resort to different deals to get the products you need without paying the full price.
In case CVS is one of your favorite go-to drugstores, but you’re new to couponing at this retailer, here is a guide to help you make use of such offers next time you shop.
Create an ExtraCare account
As we’ve said above, CVS runs various types of offers so that its customers can get the things they need and save as well. The weekly ad is one of them, and it is also where you find coupons, but to benefit from the offers and coupons featured in the weekly flyer, you need to be an ExtraCare cardholder.
Creating an ExtraCare account is free and easy, and the perks you will be able to take advantage of come in plenty since this is the store’s rewards program.
As an ExtraCare member, you won’t just be able to access the different deals and coupons available in the store’s weekly ads, but you will also earn ExtraBucks with your purchases. You can then use this store credit to save on various items. Plus, you can load deals directly to your ExtraCare card.
You can sign up for such an account online or within the store’s app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. The app enables you to scan your digital ExtraCare card at checkout, access Just for You coupons, earn ExtraBucks, and get access to the weekly ad and deals no matter where you are.
Once you’ve taken this step, you will have to link your digital account to your ExtraCare card via your phone number or email. After you’ve done so, you can start to benefit from the many offers at CVS.
Plus, if you often get the various beauty products you need at this store, you might also want to sign up for the CVS Beauty Club as you will receive a one-time coupon for 10% off your first purchase. This is just one of the many benefits of being a Beauty Clubber, though, as once you create such an account, you will also get the chance to earn ExtraBucks with your beauty purchases and receive birthday gifts, as well as emails with special coupons.
Digital and Paper Coupons
One of the great things about couponing at CVS is that the retailer accepts both digital and paper coupons. You can thus use manufacturer coupons from the Sunday Paper or from websites that offer print-at-home coupons. Plus, you can load manufacturer coupons directly to your ExtraCare account using the CVS app.
Keep in mind that you can use only one manufacturer coupon per item purchased. The coupon should mention that it is a manufacturer one and should thus read “Manufacturer’s coupon.” In the case of digital coupons, you should see the letters MFR on such coupons.
Besides manufacturer coupons, you can also make use of the CVS app-exclusive coupons. This means that, as we’ve said above, you will need an ExtraCare account that is linked to your ExtraCare card, as well as the CVS app installed on your mobile device of choice.
To load coupons to your card, sign in using the app and then go to “See Deals & Rewards.” Here is where you’ll find the latest coupons, and each one should feature the “Send to Card” option. Click this option for the coupons you want to redeem. These coupons are typically released on Sundays and available for an entire week.
Subscribe to CVS emails
You can also use the CVS email coupons. To receive such coupons, though, you will have to log in to your CVS account and then subscribe to email notifications. Such coupons may vary by customer and are not send on a regular basis, although many subscribers receive them weekly, more precisely on Thursday.
Once you’ve subscribed and you start receiving email coupons, you have two options as to how you can use them. Firstly, you can simply print the email and show it to the cashier at checkout, or you can click the coupon link included in the email and then digitally load the coupon to your CVS card.
Use the ExtraCare Coupon Center Every Time You Shop
Another easy way to save at CVS using coupons is to make the ExtraCare Coupon Center your first stop once you reach your local CVS store. The red coupon kiosk prints coupons and offers when you enter your phone number, scan your ExtraCare card, or scan your ExtraCare Card barcode available in the CVS app.
One of the nice things about these coupons is that some of them are based on your previous purchases, so you can thus get to save on products that you buy often. To make sure you get to benefit from all the coupons available at this coupon kiosk, scan your card until you’re notified that you’ve scanned all the available coupons for the day.
CVS Coupon Policy
Make sure you read the coupon policy carefully to learn more about the dos and don’ts of couponing at CVS. Since the coupon policy changes regularly, it is best to read it frequently, and whenever something is unclear, ask a store manager about the coupons you have and how you can use them.
For example, you can stack CVS store coupons with manufacturer coupons on one product at CVS. Moreover, you can also use ExtraBucks to purchase that item as well.
Also, even though you can only use one manufacturer coupon per item, the store allows customers to use multiple store coupons per transaction as long as the coupons in question don’t state otherwise. However, while you can use manufacturer coupons on clearance products at CVS and even earn ExtraBucks on such items during an ExtraCare promotion, you’re not allowed to use CVS coupons on clearance merchandise.