If you are new to couponing or you do not have allot of time to do drugstore deals, CVS is probably the easiest drugstore to shop! Below are some tips for CVS:
1. Rainchecks: CVS honors all Rainchecks and they never expire. If an Extra Bucks deal is out of stock, grab a Raincheck b/c when you go to redeem your Raincheck, the Extra Bucks associated with Raincheck will be manually printed. Give Raincheck item(s) first along with the Raincheck itself to the cashier.
2. Percentage Off Coupons: Ocassionally, CVS has percentage off coupon, i.e., 20%, 25% or 30% off. The majority of the times, these coupons work after all CVS Coupons including $4/$20, $5/$20, $5/25, $5/$30, $10/$50, $5 Beauty Bucks, $1 Greenback Tag Bucks, or any Extra Bucks that says “CVS Coupon” on your receipt.
3. 98% Rule: When CVS is offering for example a “wyb $20 get $10 Extra Bucks” your subtotal needs to be $19.60 (98% of $20) before tax and coupons to get the $10 Extra Bucks to print.
4. Ad Early Activation: Most Non-24 Hour CVS stores, activate the Sunday on late Saturday afternoon around 4pm. Do a price check of something that will be on sale in the new week (but is regular price in the current week), if it scans at the sale price, the new ad is activated.