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How To Save Money At CVS
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How to Save Money at CVS

CVS, much like Walgreens, is known as a drugstore. The items that can be purchased at a place such as this are endless; certainly you can acquire medicine, as well as groceries, baby supplies, personal items, photos and more. But did you know that you can save money when shopping at CVS? It's true, there are a number of ways, in fact, to save money at CVS.

How to Save Money at CVS . . . ExtraCare Card

First off, to get the best savings, you'll need to sign up for CVS's free ExtraCare card. Signing up is a simple process: 1) At your local store, you can ask at the register to sign up for an ExtraCare card; it only takes a minute or two to fill out the sign up form. 2) After signing up, you will receive your ExtraCare card right then and there. Please note: now that you have your ExtraCare card, you will want to present it every time you check out (in other words, always bring your ExtraCare card with you when you shop at CVS).

How to Save Money . . . CVS's Weekly Ad

Now that you have your ExtraCare card you are able to earn what is called, "ExtraBucks Rewards." Each week in your mailbox you will likely find a CVS ad which displays the weekly sales at your local store. If you examine the ad, you'll notice that some items advertise that you will receive an ExtraBucks reward if you purchase a particular item(s). For example, the ad may say that if you purchase two specific candy bars that you will receive one dollar back in "ExtraBucks Rewards." If you decide to purchase these two candy bars, your transaction will look like this: 1) When checking out, you will present your ExtraCare card, which the attendant will scan. 2) You then will pay your bill (for the two candy bars). 3) And finally, your receipt will print out. At the bottom of your receipt, you'll have printed (in coupon form) $1 in ExtraBucks.

ExtraBucks Rewards, if you haven't figured out by now, are manufacturer coupons (i.e. it's like receiving cash back from CVS whenever you shop). Thus, the next time you make a purchase, you will be able to use your $1 ExtraBucks coupon, and thus get a dollar off of your next purchase!

How to Save Money at CVS . . . ExtraCare Coupon Center

Another thing that you can do with your ExtraCare card is scan it at the ExtraCare Coupon Center. However, where can you find this center? When you walk into the store, you can ask where the coupon center is, but more than likely the coupon kiosk will be in a readily visible location for you. Here is how you use the coupon center: 1) Get out your ExtraCare card and scan it at the kiosk. 2) After scanning, coupons will print out for you, which you can choose to use or not use. Note: using the coupon center is an easy process!

How to Save Money . . . Green Bag Tag

One more way to save, and furthermore earn, is to purchase a Green Bag Tag. Again, if you need help finding a Green Bag Tag, an attendant can help you. The Green Bag Tag costs $1 and here is how you use it: 1) Tag it onto your reusable bag that you take in with you to CVS. 2) At check out, the tag will be scanned (along with your ExtraCare card). 3) After every 4th scan of your Green Bag Tag, you will receive $1 in ExtraBucks Rewards (printed out on your receipt). Note: after four uses of the tag, the tag will pay for itself (since it only costs $1); thereafter, you will be earning money (i.e. ExtraBucks) by using the tag.

How to Save Money . . . Conclusion

CVS has much to offer the shopper in terms of variety, in terms of all the different items you can purchase there. In addition to their plethora of supplies, however, they also have a system which allows you to save money while you shop there. Do you know how to save money at CVS? CVS allows you to save money at their store namely through their ExtraCare card program, which coincides with their weekly store ad, coupon center and Green Bag Tag. There are ways to save money when shopping! Not to mention, extreme couponing wasn't even mentioned in this article! In which case, you could save yet even more at CVS!


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I liked it, the article shed in some new light and now I will be a smarter shopper at CVS. Thanks for the easy share

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  about 7 years ago

Nice article, helpful information for any family shopper, thanks for sharing.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks, Alfred:)

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  about 9 years ago

It's funny you don't think about spending a $ or two here or there but it all adds up. These are great tips and you're generously sharing them. Thanks for helping us save a little as well. Gayle

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  about 9 years ago

No problem, Gayle. Glad to share. I actually enjoy shopping at CVS. There shopping incentives are quite good. That said, I only go there when I really need something. Thanks for reading, Gayle:)

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  about 9 years ago

Tessa this is such a great article in the fact it reminds people that you don't have to pay so much for incidentals and there are cheaper methods.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks, David. I appreciate it. btw, I read your profile. It sounds like you have a wonderful, worthwhile business.

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  about 9 years ago

I appreciate the comment it takes alot of work! But, hey were both in the business of saving people money )

  
  about 9 years ago

Because of your article, I stopped by CVS and picked up a new card... Realized I had lost my old one... CVS should give you an Affiliate relationship :-)

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  about 9 years ago

haha

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks for the reminder! I use to use my CVS card all the time and it seems like I just forgot about it... And they do have great sales on a lot of things I buy.

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  about 9 years ago

Hi, Sherry! Yes, CVS has some really excellent deals that you can get with your card. I'm always on the lookout for a good sale on diapers, and they often have it. Thanks for reading! I thought I'd never receive a comment on this article; thanks for writing!

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  about 9 years ago
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