I have had so many questions about my last posts on how to benefit from the CVS system. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to attack this tutorial in written form, so my sons gave me a great idea – make a video. I didn’t even know we could do that.
It pays to have teens in the house. I only had to talk for a few minutes, and my son did the rest.
I did this very spontaneously Friday evening when I walked in the door from shopping.
I didn’t think through how best to explain the CVS process in its entirety, so I will try and give an updated post with any questions that might arise.
My best advice with CVS – go Sunday and start small with just a few items.
Also, please adhere to coupon policy and do not take advantage of the system. You can find store policies for any stores on their sites since each store policy is a bit different.
I highly recommend you take a minute to register your CVS card below.
Sign up for CVS coupons, and see locations.
They will send you additional coupons, and deals, as well as keep track of the extra bucks that you earn. For those of us who have a hard time keeping organized (ME!!), you may print off the extra bucks from your account if you lose them before the expiration date. This is a tip most people do not know and it’s worth it’s weight in gold (or extra bucks. 🙂
Once you begin shopping regularly at CVS, you will also receive coupons at the bottom of your receipt for $3 off a $15 purchase. That is in addition to your extra bucks. I think I call them Care bucks on the video. Either way – they are free store dollars to spend in CVS. I have gotten this additional coupon every time I shop for the last few weeks. It’s awesome!!
Go this weekend and get the free or nearly free items to gain your confidence and figure out how the system works.
Walgreens/Rite Aid have similar systems, but master one store and the rest of the systems will fall in place.
My apologies for the lack of intro, and the abrupt ending. We realized that we can’t edit, and I certainly wasn’t going to do it again….this was a “one take” video. I had planned on showing the HUGE amounts of Hershey’s chocolate that I got for $1.25 a bag….
Check out the coupons that I have linked to after the video.
How I wish I lived in America.. You are such a star for sharing all this. It is so helpful!
You’ve been in my sidebar for a while and now your delightful contest has been linked in a post today. Hope it’s a success!
I love shopping at CVS!
So, Jen you need to have your own show! That was a great video explaining the CVS method. I have been trying to figure it all out & that helped a lot. I do some of this at Walgreens, but it seems like a lot of things that have the extra bucks, I really don't use or need. But, I'll have to rethink CVS & try to start taking advantage of some of the deals.
I have been onto this CVS thing for a while too, and love it! It’s like a game isn’t it? 🙂
Two tips that I have learned along the way. You can sign up for TWO cards, one in your name and one in Gregg’s name. Double coupons BABY! And the other (which MAY be just my local CVS?)is shop for the sale items on Thursday evening about 30 minutes before closing. Sometimes they have already put up the sale things for the next week (starting Friday) and will let you buy them on sale but will also honor the week you are in too. (does that make sense?)
Great video boys! Mine would be proud!
Great video! Now I really feel like I know you!
And good tips about CVS.
Hi Jen! Thanks so much for the tips on CVS, you explained everything so well – i didnt know what it was until I watched your video. Also, thank you for the coupons. I went shopping today and got $90 in groceries/health & beauty items for $30! I feel like I owe you the $60 I saved! Thanks so much!
I am going to take advantage of this CVS/Walgreens thing. Oh, you can put your Walgreens rebates in online and that will save you from having to remember to mail them in.
That is really so helpful. I used to shop at Walgreens but their program was just too complicated. I will definitely save my flyer from tomorrow’s paper!
FYI—-I’m pretty sure CVS just started putting their main flyer in Friday’s paper, instead of Sunday, at least around here. Happy Shopping!
ACH! It seems that I am up the proverbial creek! NO CVS! For that matter, Walgreens is an hour away…
Woe is me.
We do have a Rite Aid- but I have never gotten a single rebate from them. I don’t even know how to do it. I guess I have some homework to do.
OK, we have a pretty new (and big) CVS and I have never even been in there….now I am going. I have heard about the extra bucks there but did not understand it at all…the video helped tremendously…thanks so much!
Thanks for stopping by, I can tell your a girl that would be my friend for sure. I can’t wait to read more.. You have a exciting family that is for sure.
Ok, you have got me started. I ordered my CVS card yesterday. It should be in the mail soon. I can’t wait to get started!
WOO-HOO!!I got a great deal today at CVS ladies!(Thanks for reminding me to get my “game face” on again, Jen! :))
$30 worth of candy (for church)
1 dental rinse
7 boxes of kleenex
1 large Cottonelle TP
2 packs Kotex pads
2 Caress body washes
Total to me………….
$3.27!!!!! Gotta love that! 🙂
Oh, I just LOVE a bargain, don’t you?
Oh, don’t forget to get two cards if there are two adults in your family (Hubby). I had my daughter ring up her (my) stuff with my dh’s card and then I used mine and we both got extra bucks. Even if it says “one item per household”, as long as you have two different cards it is okay.
Jen, I am so excited to try your methods out. This has been so inspiring. Thank you so much.
Thanks for the vid! I recently got into the CVS game and tried to explain it to my friend. You did a much better job explaining than I did, I will send her to your blog so you can un-confuse her!
Wow that’s so cool! I’m so sad we don’t have a CVS here! We do have Rite Aid and Walgreens. I totally take advantage of the mail in rebates they offer. They are so awesome you can do it all online now. Just have to remember not to reimburse until the end of the month as they will only let you have one check a month. Walgreens just started a new thing that if you put it on a Walgreens card they give you an additional 4% of your rebate!
Do you have an Albertsons? I so heart their 10 for $10 sales!! I so stock up on cereal when they do that. How awesome is cereal for $1?
Wow! That was great!
I recently got a little red cvs card and while I was filling out the information, I asked the cute little teenage girl at the register about all this fabulous free stuff and cvs dollars. She gave me a blank stare. I was so sad b/c I’ve read a few blogs about the benefits, but didn’t have a clue how to cash in.
I’m going to CVS tomorrow, girl!
By the way, you are adorable on camera!
WOW! I had no idea that’s how it worked. I kept hearing about the CVSing thing but wasn’t sure what or how. I just thought that place was overpriced. I may need to check this out!
You are a God-send!!!
If ever there was a time that I needed this advice, believe me it is now more than ever.
I can’t wait for the weekend to start my lovely relationship with cvs. Thank U so much for the great explanations, I loved your video, too cute!
I will be sure to keep checking up on your blog!
Great CVS blog! I love your videos. I’m from BATW 🙂 I love coupon shopping too. I am a member of http://www.thegrocerygame.com check it out! Or, for free, you can do virtually the same thing at http://www.couponmom.com Hope these help!
This is a great post and video! I wish we had a CVS here. I have heard so much about it! I’m so glad you posted this for my readers to see and I hope to see you again next Monday!
Great post!! Excellent video!
Signed up for my CVS card just now 🙂 Thanks for the information.
We have Longs Drugs here which are owned by CVS but I don’t know if we can use the CVS card?? I sent an email to CVS to see what’s up 🙂 Thanks for the “podcast”
OK I love the video and thanks sooooooo much for posting it. I’ve been reading everywhere about how to do CVS, I’M LOVING THE VIDEO explanation better, I’m a visual person :)., thank you I get it now!!! 🙂