CVS Shopping List 2/24 – 3/2/13

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Find over 12 items either free or $1 or less after coupons and/or this week’s Extra Bucks deals, including a variety of personal care products, gum and cereal. And quite a few coupons expire as early as Sunday, so be sure to make note of those deals.

If you’re new to CVS, your first step is to learn the ins and outs of the Extra Bucks program and learn how to read this shopping list. For those who use reusable bags, you may want to buy a green bag tag.

And if you regularly purchase beauty products at CVS, I recommend enrolling in the CVS Extra Care Beauty Club, which is free to join. As a member, you will receive $3 Extra Bucks on your birthday in addition to other opportunities for free Extra Bucks. Read this post to find out more.

Remember that this is a starting list of deals for the week. We will update this list as readers leave comments with bargains they found at their local store, we get emails with deal ideas or we read about other deals across the blogosphere. Items that are added throughout the week will be noted as NEW. Items whose final price changes as a result of a new or modified coupon scenario will be noted as UPDATED. At least once this week we will send out a reminder to come back and check this list for the hottest new deals.

Your turn: What other deals did you find this week at CVS?


  1. Josh says

    Apparently CVS is discontinuing the Green Bag Tag program soon according to many websites. =(

    I made over $50 from this the last few years.

  2. JoAnna says

    Seems rather counter productive in a world that seems to be trying to be more green. Hopefully it will be replaced with a different form of the program.

    • Josh says

      I agree! I will still go to CVS with reusable bags regardless but he incentive will not be there to do so anymore which is a huge shame for the planet and my wallet! =(

    • jo says

      Can't wait to see their new plan. I wil still use my own bag(s) as well the green bag tag was a nice bonus but not my driving force for using my own bags.

  3. JLA says

    ***Deal idea***

    Buy 1 Schick Hydro 5 Disposable Razors (3 pk.) for $8.49 (based on online price)

    Use $4/1 Schick Hydro 5 Disposable from 2/24 Smart Source insert

    Spend $4.49, get $4 Extra Bucks back

    Final price: $0.49 after coupon and Extra Bucks

    I was at CVS in Plymouth tonight and the 3 pk of Schick Hydro disposables were $2-$5 higher than this, which made them less of a good deal. I believe the men's were $10.49 and women's were over $13. For that price, I skipped it.

    • mnq says

      @JLA, I sent my husband to go do my CVS shopping, and the Schick Hyros are $13.99. He bought two. I'm thinking about returning it because it's not a good price at all even with ECBs and Qs. I wonder if CVS would let me return though.

      The Aveeno Sun Lotion SPF 30 are $11.99 at the western Twin Cities' CVS. Buy 3($11.99)=$35.97+tax-$3.00 mqs=$32.97+tax-$10.00 ECB=$12.97/3=$4.32 each. Not a good price for stock up.

      The only way to find out is the ECBs will print for the shave gel is to do the deal. Most CVS cashiers are pretty good at doing deal to find out if the items are included. If no ECB prints, you can do a refund and get your Qs back.

      I did the Clean and Clean deal yesterday, and all of the itmes were $5.99 and $6.99, much higher than the listing price on here, but I thought it was still a good deal. I also did the Eucerin deal, the 2.0 oz creams were $5.99(4)=$23.96-$8.00(4($2.00) mqs)=$15.96-$10 ECB=$5.96/4=$1.49 each, which was not a good price to buy for such a small portion. Might return them. Oh well.

      • JLA says

        Thanks for confirming that it wasn't just my store that had the razors for a price way higher than listed in the deals above. It was kind of disappointing but fortunately I still have a supply of razors from stocking up at other times. :)

  4. JLA says

    Just thought of a question, too. Does anyone know if the Aveeno shave cream counts toward the buy 3 Aveeno and get $10 EBs? There was no tag on the shelf but I don't think there was one by the itch relief cream suggested above, either (and the shave cream costs more). It wasn't listed as an exclusion in the ad but I didn't want to take the chance at using up my Aveeno coupons only to find out that the $10 in EBs didn't print.

    • Intchina says

      The anti-itch cream is NOT included. Bought 3 only to return them.

      On the bright side, 2 cvs stores i have returned stuff at in the past 2 months both gave me store credit for value of coupons, which is pretty nice, actually.

      I think the cvs ad said 'excluding mens' for aveeno, so, i would assume the shave cream is a mens item.

      • JLA says

        Good to know. I think the list and deal idea will need to be updated to reflect that because, from what I saw, all the eligible Aveeno items were really high priced and not a good deal even after the EBs and coupons. I'm really impressed that they gave you credit for the value of the coupons when you had to do a return!

        • Intchina says

          Agreed, the cheapest aveeno at the cvs i went to was 7.99.

          As to store credit for coupons, I assumed it was store policy – 2 different stores did it for me when I returned items bought with coupons. the first time I asked for my coupons back, since the ecb deal i was trying did not work, and they said 'no, we will be giving those back in store credit'. Same thing happened today.

          Well, you won't hear any objections from me ;)

  5. Intchina says

    The neutrogena hand cream was only 4.99 at the cvs i went to. So, i got 2 for free plus tax! However, the best part is that this hand cream is amazing, the first to relieve my dry cracked skin, and I tried a lot of creams this winter. In a few minutes after putting it on the pain went away completely!

  6. Intchina says

    They were out of colgate sensitive toothpaste from the 4.99-4 ecb deal, so, I asked for a tain check. Guess what I was told: we cant give you a rain check untill our supply truck arrives on Wednesday (?!) So, you asvertise the deals, but you have no merchandize for those deals? And no rain check?

    Has anyone heard anything like this before?

    • der says

      Yes, I've heard that some CVS won't write rain checks until towards the end of the week. The CVS that I go to doesn't do that though. I went yesterday and got some rain checks due to the store having none of the stuff I wanted left as well. I think it's totally up to the store and cashier. I do like to do my coupon shopping at CVS but what makes it so confusing and frustrating is the inconsistency of each one having their own rules.

  7. Sheila says

    I did the Advil deal yesterday. I got home and realized that I didn't have the $6 mail-in rebate using the form found in the 1/27 Red Plum #1 insert. Does anyone have an extra one that they would be willing to send me?


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