My Quick Trip to CVS

On Sunday, when I was looking at my CVS account, I noticed that I had two 40% off L’Oreal facial care CVS coupon but what I had forgotten is that I had already loaded a $5 off L’Oreal moisturizer CVS coupon and a $2 L’Oreal skin care digital coupon.  Plus, I had sent to my card a FREE $2 Extra Bucks.

Thankfully, when I purchased the L’Oreal cleansing wipes, it looks like the register used all the coupons that I had loaded to my card and elected not to use the $2 Extra Bucks, I ended up paying $0.35 plus the tax.

There is also a $1.50 L’Oreal skin care rebate and so I also submitted for the rebate to make the wipes FREE + Money Maker!


  • Jessica January 28, 2019, 18:38

    What rebate do you mean? Thanks!

  • Ms. B. January 28, 2019, 18:53

    It’s the $1.50 Ibotta rebate.

  • Nick January 29, 2019, 12:18

    I remember the Sundays when CVS would have a new ad. And on a few pages there would be items that were free, meaning you would purchase those items but get back an equivalent amount in ExtraCare rewards. You rarely see that now (except for an occasional toothpaste or mouthwash). But thanks to your analytical skills we can now still get great deals by stacking discounts! One word of caution: notice the 35 cents on your receipt. That’s the total amount they will give you as a refund, on a return or exchange! It might seem fair. But keep in mind if you buy the wrong flavor of toothpaste (or a different L’Oreal product, in your case) most cashiers WILL NOT let you simply exchange for equivalent value. So it’s best to be really sure when you make purchases this way, especially if you’re using your ExtraCare reward dollars to pay because they will NOT be refunded. I found this out in 3 different stores (including speaking with a manager) and was not even offered store credit. So, consider the use of digital coupons or ExtraCare rewards as non-refundable one-time use only.

    • Elena January 29, 2019, 16:49

      Thank you Nick for your comments regarding returns. I never did a return in store, but I wondered how it will play out. Recently I ordered something online and supposed to get extrabucks but never did . After writing twice to their customer service with no answer, I decided to return that item. However, I payed with my extrabucks and instead of 7.99, they wanted to give me some cents. The cashier was kind enough to print out missing extrabucks, since she agreed it was unfair for CVS to keep my extrabucks.

      • Denise January 29, 2019, 17:20

        I did not know about that on their returns either. When did they start doing this? Sometimes I load a coupon it does not go thru and I do not know it until after I have bought it. Now I am going to be real nervous when I buy anything at CVS.

    • Ms. B. January 30, 2019, 09:41

      Nick, back in the day, all of the drugstores had weekly items that were free after store rewards but that was before the rebate apps. Some how the stores and the manufacturers agreed to a third party (rebate apps) to manage the spoils. Typically, on a transaction like the L’Oreal wipes, I’m in testing mode and that’s why it’s the only item on my receipt but I want to show readers what is possible and it’s why I showed the breakdown from my receipt. In fact, today at 10, I’ll post my thoughts on the changes in CVS receipt and their Return policy. In many ways Walgreens was the predecessor of CVS’s current return policy because the Walgreens receipt clearly states the return value of every item on their receipt but CVS took it further.