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RETIRED: CVS Coupon DISCUSSION: questions, scenarios, & chat for ALL coupons (including Manufacturers) that can be used at CVS

slayers750 9,465 January 12, 2008 at 12:10 AM
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April 28, 2009, 3:10 am: System Notice: This thread content has been automatically archived from another thread which reached post limit, and will be preserved for reference and archival purposes. The discussion should continue in the original thread

I decided to make a new thread for DISCUSSION of CVS Coupons and how they should be used.

As you know, there has been too much discussion of CVS Coupons in the old coupon thread, preventing people from actually finding the CVS Coupons they were looking for.

PLEASE USE THIS FORUM FOR THE DISCUSSION OF CVS COUPONS OR OTHER (I.E. MANUFACTURER'S) COUPONS THAT CAN BE USED AT CVS -- PLEASE KEEP THE OTHER COUPON THREAD LOCATED HERE FREE OF DISCUSSION AND ONLY FOR THE POSTING OF ACTUAL CVS COUPONS.

Credit goes to hawaiiandawn here

Also credit to The Raddish for allowing us to have this thread and see how it will work out.

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ALL POSTS THAT CONTAIN BEGGING FOR CVS COUPONS WILL BE DELETED!

EMAILED CVS COUPONS

If the barcode has 13 digits, it is a one-time use. 12 digits coupons are not one-time use and can be used many times.
All numbers in the code count including the zeros.
Example barcode: 4 74500 00000 3 = 12 digits

Before starting a discussion about coupons , PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:

COUPON ACCEPTANCE
As a general rule, stores should accept your coupons because they got you in the door and build sales. The official corporate policy is that CVS will accept one Manufacturer's coupon and one CVS coupon per item. Extra Care Bucks do not count as a coupon for purposes of this rule.

When you get into the fringe scenarios, however, it will vary by district, store, and even by cashier. Some stores have been instructed to "take all the coupons a customer has", some limit you in various ways. Some stores allow multiple "Save $X on $YY purchase" coupons, some don't. Some stores allow the use of coupons past their printed expiration date, some do not. Please note that the newer Save $x on $yy purchase coupons limit you to 1 per transaction.

USAGE OF EXPIRED COUPONS
Historically speaking, CVS coupons do not beep* until 2 weeks after the expiration date printed on the coupon. Some stores take the coupons until they beep, even if it is past the expiration date. Other stores have a policy to NOT take coupons once they have expired.

So, until something changes in their system, a $/$$ coupon that is expired will NOT beep until it is 2 weeks past the expiration date. Given that, please calculate what 2 weeks past the expiration date is and don't ask this question in the thread. [thanks schnauzermomma]

Since some stores have a 'no expired' coupon policy, and we do not want to abuse their kindness in giving us these coupons, please don't be upset if your store won't take the expireds. It happens. Key here is that once a CVS coupon expires, it is even more YMMV than before.

* "beep" : When the CVS register system alerts the cashier that the coupon was not accepted, we refer to this as a coupon that "beeps".

USAGE OF "Save $X on $YY purchase" COUPONS - STACKING AND SUPERSTACKING
The official corporate policy is that you may use as many of these coupons as you like, as long as your total purchased meets the total of the coupons. In other words, if you purchased $30.00, you may use both a "$4 off $20" and a "$2 off $10" in the same transaction. You may not use a "$4 off $20", a "$3 off $15" and a "$2 off $10" together in this scenario because those coupons would require a $45 total purchase. This is good for the coupons that don't specifically say that only one $x/$xx coupon per transaction is allowed.

Many people have discovered that the CVS register system will allow you to go beyond the rule stated above. This is referred to as "stacking". Some folks have successfully used several $/$$ coupons in the same transaction and received $25 or more off of their purchase, and this has become known as "super-stacking". Not every store/cashier allows this. Please read on. This cannot be done with the newer set of $x/$xx coupons as they specifically mention that only one $x/$xx coupon per transaction can be used.

IS IT "WRONG" TO USE COUPONS X,Y,Z IN THIS MANNER?
Some stores will allow you to "stack" coupons beyond the rule stated above. Some stores allow you to use expired coupons. Many posters on this board consider this to be abuse. Many do not. Did CVS intend for these coupons to be used like this? Did CVS really intend for folks to walk out with $100 worth of merch having paid only $0.46 for it? Isn't that just wrong??

Since none of us work for CVS marketing, none of us could ever know CVS's intentions with respect to these coupons. Therefore, we can never know whether we are right or wrong. Whether you choose to do this is up to your store and your conscience.

In any case, please do not discuss the process or the morality of "stacking" or "superstacking", or any other "iffy" couponing scenarios on SlickDeals. Such discussions will generate pages and pages of differing opinion that ultimately goes nowhere. It just gets people upset and no one ever wins the argument.

SlickDeals does not condone fraud, the discussion of fraud, or anything resembling fraud. Any scenario where you try to cheat CVS by inappropriate purchasing & returning, using coupons to buy gift cards, or any other fraudulent usage will be modalerted and removed.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR COUPON BEEPS
Please do not call the CVS customer care line to complain because a store didn't allow you to stack multiple $X off $YY purchase coupons, or because they wouldn't let you use an expired coupon, or because they wouldn't let you use a coupon for a 6.0 oz colgate on the 4.2 oz package (that coincidentally is generating ECB), etc. DO NOT EVER CALL ABOUT STACKING $x/$xx COUPONS!

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The following is an example of starting a discussion about stacking $x/$xx coupons and should be avoided, instead one should please read the above about coupon acceptance instead.
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Not that it would be wise to attempt it and attract unwanted attention, but as an example to facilitate understanding here : On a $35 purchase transaction of at least 9 items, a register could accept all the following unique coupons ?

$5 off $30 #1, 4-1583, 1-13-08
$5 off $30 #2, 4-1817 , 1-13-08
$4 off $20, 4-1584, 1-13-08
$4 off $20, 4-3037, 1-21
$5 off $15, Times Union 1-13
$3 off $15, 4-1585, 1-13-08
$3 off $15, 4-1587, 1-27
$2 off $10 4-1575, CVS Brand, 1-13-08
$2 off $10, 4-9924, 1/31/08


OFFICIAL POLICY REGARDING THE POSTING OF COUPONS ON SD AND ALSO ANY FUTURE COUPONS THAT HAVE NOT OFFICIALLY RELEASED.


The official policy on coupons as far as SD goes is that we allow all coupons to be posted with the following exceptions:
• Altered coupons - warnable offense
• Posting a scanned version of a coupon that was printed out at Coupons.com - warnable offense
(note: providing a link to where to print out the coupon at Coupons.com is OK)
• Scanned manufacturer's coupons - warnable offense
• One-time use coupons (useless anyway)
• Coupons asked to be removed by the source (for example, Lowe's and Target have both asked us to pull coupons off SD
• Please note that CVS has asked us to not allow attachments, this includes *.JPG, *.PDF, and *.DOC to be posted here. Direct links to CVS coupons will still be allowed.
As for the coupons posted early, as long as they are hosted by the retailer on the retailer's server, we'll allow them. As a compromise, we'll hide the posts until they are 'officially released', but we will allow them to be posted.



This is an email I recived from Corp regarding coupon use - NeedNewShoes

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Dear Ms. Jen :

Thank you for taking the time to contact CVS/pharmacy with your inquiry regarding CVS/pharmacy coupon policies and proceedures. I hope that the following information will help to clarify things for your group.

We value our savvy coupon shoppers at CVS/pharmacy. As of June 2007 however, we are no longer accepting expired coupons.

Like many companies, we cheerfully reset expired coupons for many years to accommodate our wonderful customers. The recent change in proceedure can only be attributed to loss prevention.

CVS/pharmacy will accept coupons printed from the Internet.

They must have a legible barcode that scans at the register.

If the coupon does not scan at the register, the cashier should politely inform you that we are unable to accept your coupon. We do not allow manual overrides at the register for coupons printed from the Internet.

Our registers are set to allow 1 CVS coupon and 1 manufacturer coupon per item. However, the staff should be allowing customers to use Extra Bucks in combination with other CVS coupons since these are coupons you have “earned.”

In addition, similarly they should be allowing the use of “offer at the register” coupons which would be an open offer of $3 off of $15 or a certain dollar amount off of a specific item.

Since our registers are programmed to only accept 2 coupons (1 CVS, 1 manufacturer) per item if the number of coupons exceed the items purchased a member of management will need to assist the cashier in processing the coupons.

I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

But once again, I thank you for contacting us. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us again.
Sincerely,




RAINCHECK ISSUANCE
If the store refuses to issue a raincheck, call CS and ask for them to issue. They will issue and mail to you.

Do not allow the local store to deny cause their store does not carry if it is a normally stocked item for hte company. You have a right to go to other stores later to use the RC and they cannot demand that you must do that now. If it is in the ad and not marked as "no rainchecks" (or similar language", they cannot deny issuance.

Make sure that they put the ECB info and ECB offer info on the RC. Also, if they are based on multiple purchases for the ECB, make sure they indicate the quantity to be by "offers" or they may later decide it was only that number of items, even if it takes 4 to earn one ECB offer.




Current Printables

All Expire 4/26/09

$1 In Style [delivery.net] *Kalanchoe
$5 off Be Fine [delivery.net] *Kalanchoe
BOGO Extra Gum [delivery.net] *Kalanchoe
$1 Off Oxy [delivery.net] *Kalanchoe
$5 off 24.7 Minerals [delivery.net] *Kalanchoe
$1 EOB Bath [delivery.net] *Kalanchoe
$2 CVS Brand Ped Pro [delivery.net]*Kalanchoe
$2 EOB Candle [delivery.net] *Kalanchoe
$2 Rohto V Eye Drops [delivery.net] *MyFeetHurt
$3 off $15 [delivery.net] *MyFeetHurt
$4 off $20 [delivery.net] *MyFeetHurt
$5 off $30 [delivery.net]*MyFeetHurt
$5 off $40 [delivery.net] *MyFeetHurt

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Slayers,
Is this only for discussion of CVS printable coupons or any coupons that we may use at CVS?
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Has anybody tried using the new $3/10 Lumene coupon that was emailed out this week with exp. date of 1/13 ?
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Quote from MyFeetHurt View Post :
Slayers,
Is this only for discussion of CVS printable coupons or any couponsthat we may use at CVS?
That is a good question. For right now, I think it would be OK to talk about any coupons that can be used at CVS -- and if the mods think otherwise, then they are free to revise it to make it for CVS coupons only.

I will for right now revise the title.
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Quote from ecumm07 View Post :
The 2 CRTs for CVS Brand items, which I get almost everyday, will not beep for a long time after the expiration date.

But the CRTs for other spesific items will beep after the expiration date.
I tried the 2 off 10 cvs brand and it beeped even though it hadn't expired yet. So I think it all depends on the registers.
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Someone on HCW reported getting a $10 off $30 at their scanner today Yahoo!
Anyone here get one?
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Does anyone know if CVS has their own brand of WetJet liquid refills? Is there a generic brand of any kind? TIA
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Quote from bren4bears View Post :
Does anyone know if CVS has their own brand of WetJet liquid refills? Is there a generic brand of any kind? TIA

Bren4bears,

I know that CVS carries CVS wetjet wipes, they're right beside the dish detergent, I've never seen CVS brand spray bottles for Swiffer Jet though.
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Quote from bren4bears View Post :
Does anyone know if CVS has their own brand of WetJet liquid refills? Is there a generic brand of any kind? TIA

yes they do..they advertise them that way as well.."fits Swiffer Wetjet"
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Quote from chllnast View Post :
yes they do..they advertise them that way as well.."fits Swiffer Wetjet"
This is the bottle of liquid refill not the pads . . . right? Something to use my $2/10 CRT on. woot
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Quote from MyFeetHurt View Post :
Someone on HCW reported getting a $10 off $30 at their scanner today Yahoo!
Anyone here get one?
Unfortunately I didn't get a $10 of $30 (that would be GREAT), but I did get a $5 off $30 today which will do since $/$$ have been so scarce the last month.
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I received a $2 off $10 cvs at the scanning machine last night along with a $1 off 60 count or more vitamin.

I was wondering if someone could help me come up with a scenario that maximizes this.

Fyi I have done 1 ear rinse, 1 energy drink so far this month. If that helps anyone.

Appreciate any help for the new guy!
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Quote from bren4bears View Post :
This is the bottle of liquid refill not the pads . . . right? Something to use my $2/10 CRT on. woot

thats right
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Quote from lowery23 View Post :
Unfortunately I didn't get a $10 of $30 (that would be GREAT), but I did get a $5 off $30 today which will do since $/$$ have been so scarce the last month.
I scanned my card 5 times and each time it printed $5 off $30 along with FREE cough drops and $2 off Stafree pads ...so now, I have 5 Stayfree CRT's Wink
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