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Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Great Week for CVS Newbies!

If you're new to CVS, I'm going to lay out a scenario for you that requires no Extra Care Bucks coming into it. It also requires no coupons, and it will cost you less than $10 to get started. You'll need to check out twice, and you'll need two copies of the $2 off any $10 purchase coupon found HERE. (You only need to print page 30. It says it expired on 9/30, but CVS usually honors their own coupons for 90 days after they expire.)

First Transaction:
2 Colgate MaxFresh toothpastes $2.99 each
1 Always Infinity $4.98

Use a $2 off any $10 purchase coupon

Total: $8.96 plus tax out-of-pocket (OOP)
Earn: $8.98 Extra Care Bucks (ECBs)

Second Transaction:
1 Bic Soleil razor $5.99
2 Lady Speedstick 24/7 or regular men's Speedstick $1.99 each
1 CVS beauty bar or gold bar (single bar soaps) $0.99

Use a $2 off any $10 purchase coupon
Use the $8.98 ECBs from the first transaction.*

Total: $0.00 plus tax OOP
Earn: $7.00 ECBs for next week

* Your total for the second transaction will actually be -$0.02, but the cashier is able to adjust your ECBs down 2 cents to match it. You're losing 2 cents but it's worth it!