CVS is still my favorite store to shop with coupons! There are so many great ways to save money and you can get some really good deals. In some cases, you can walk away with free items or even make money on your purchases. Let's take a closer look at ways to save money shopping at CVS.
Get a CVS Rewards Card and Use It
First things first. You need to get a CVS Rewards card (it's free) and start using it. Not only does this allow you to get items at the sale price, but you will also start to receive CVS coupon offers geared towards what you buy. For example, you might purchase toothpaste each week and get a reward for $2 off your next toothpaste purchase.
Check the Red Box for Deals
No, not the Redbox that spits out movies. The CVS red box is where you'll go to scan your CVS Rewards card once a week to receive personalized coupons and other store offers. For example, you might scan your card and get a coupon for $1 off a 2-liter and 2-liters be on sale for $1 that week. In other words, you'll get a freebie. Always visit the red box when doing your weekly shopping at CVS.
CVS not only takes coupons, but you can also clip coupons digitally with the CVS app. Some people prefer to print the coupons out rather than sending the offers to their account and that's fine. Do what works best for you. Also be sure to clip coupons from your weekly inserts in the Sunday paper.
Match Coupons to Sales
You always want to match coupons to sales whenever possible. Scan the sales paper and see what's on sale and then look through your coupons. In some cases, CVS will mention that there is a coupon available in that Sunday's paper to make things even easier.
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Double Up on Coupons
CVS allows you to use a store coupon in combination with a manufacturer's coupon. This means that if you have a CVS coupon for $5 off a shampoo purchase of $10 or more and two $3 off manufacturer coupons for shampoo that is on sale for 2 for $10, you'll end up with a $1 money maker. Just make sure you have other items to cover the overage because CVS does not give cash back.
Roll Your Rewards
Last, but not least, when you purchase certain items at CVS, you will get rewards that print out with your receipt. These rewards can be used to cover future purchases. For example, let's say you get $10 back in rewards and your next purchase is $11 after your coupons. You can use your rewards to reduce the price to $1 plus tax.
CVS is an awesome place for couponers to shop. Whether you want to stock up on shampoo and body wash or snacks for the family, you can find some amazing deals.