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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 01:10 AM
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This is the CVS Coupon Discussion thread for questions, scenarios & chat for all coupons (including Manufacturers) that can be used at CVS.

This is the only thread due to the fact another thread that had CVS coupons only turned into a begging thread and was full of abuse.

"PLEASE READ THE WIKI FOR RULES ABOUT THIS COUPON THREAD"

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#7801
I haven't tested that one myself. However I know that with % coupon - when the last ecb beeps to be adjusted down and it is listed as cvs mfr coupon on receipt - then it does not affect the discount because the total remains zero, not suddenly becomes positive. So, I guess adjusting down is not the same as manually entering.

Quote from randomSD View Post :
Won't make a difference. Any cvs q that is entered manually will affect the % even if it shows up as cvs mfr coupon on the receipt. Sucks Frown
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#7802
Quote from randomSD View Post :
Won't make a difference. Any cvs q that is entered manually will affect the % even if it shows up as cvs mfr coupon on the receipt. Sucks Frown

Yes, my $4 off $12 cosmetic coupon 1 day expired, was entered manually , showed up as cvs mfr coupon, but affected my 25% coupon yesterday.

B. T. W, does the summer spending reward affect the % ? Thanks!
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#7803
Quote from Kalanchoe View Post :
Probably the easiest way to tell would be to scan the item at the red machine and see if it comes up with a "price with card." I'm not sure if these price cuts you're referring to are real price cuts (where the item used to be more expensive, and now they're just advertising that they've lowered the regular price) or if they're some sort of longer-term sale. Dontknow The red machine is your friend though; if it doesn't show a "price with card," you should be good to go with your % Q. Smilie
I didn't think of that, but it makes sense - I'll try.
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#7804
There are 4 ways to enter manually

1) scan, beep, set aside, enter manually
2) just enter manually without scanning
3) scan, beep, enter the numbers, beep again, override with manager card
4) enter the numbers, beep, override with manager card

Which way was yours? I wonder if it matters. Or if maybe just scan/not scan part matters.

Quote from annielucky View Post :
Yes, my $4 off $12 cosmetic coupon 1 day expired, was entered manually , showed up as cvs mfr coupon, but affected my 25% coupon yesterday.

B. T. W, does the summer spending reward affect the % ? Thanks!
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#7805
That does not always work.
For example, % coupons do not work on 1the section of 10/$10 grocery items and they are regular price and without card.

However, you can watch the screen at the register and if the item comes up "SALE", then it does not count. This works on these grocery items, they come up with "SALE".

Quote from Kalanchoe View Post :
Probably the easiest way to tell would be to scan the item at the red machine and see if it comes up with a "price with card." I'm not sure if these price cuts you're referring to are real price cuts (where the item used to be more expensive, and now they're just advertising that they've lowered the regular price) or if they're some sort of longer-term sale. Dontknow The red machine is your friend though; if it doesn't show a "price with card," you should be good to go with your % Q. Smilie
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#7806
Quote from Kalanchoe View Post :
Oh darn, it's so faded that you can't even read the numbers? I hate it when that happens - my closest CVS kept insisting on using a register like that for a while too, and I could never understand why.

As someone already replied, any manually input CVS coupon seems to count against your % Q, even if it's input as a CVS MFR coupon.

One thing that you could potentially try though is to get the barcode number from someone else who did the same EB deal (or if you have another CVS card that you did the EB deal on, you can just get it from that). The barcode for every EB deal is actually the same across CVS cards. So for example, take something simple like the Physicians Formula deal this week - every single person who did that deal has a $7 EB with the same barcode. So if you could just ask someone else what their barcode is, maybe your cashier would be able to type that number in and see if it won't affect your % Q that way. If it's a deal that's more than limit 1 though, you'd have to make sure you're asking someone who's on the exact same iteration of the deal as you (e.g., if a deal is limit 2 and your EB is from the 2nd deal you're doing for it, you'd need to find someone else who did that deal twice too and can give you the barcode from the 2nd deal they did).

Personally, I did this once - actually asked here on SD for the barcode from someone for a particular deal and just wrote it in under the faded barcode on my EB. When I went to redeem it, I just commented to my cashier, "The barcode was so faded that it didn't look like it'd scan, but I wrote the numbers in darker so you could read them better" - and she was able to just type them in.

Of course, I don't even know for sure if doing this would allow your % Q to not be affected - but it's probably worth a try if you're willing to go through the trouble. Dontknow



Probably the easiest way to tell would be to scan the item at the red machine and see if it comes up with a "price with card." I'm not sure if these price cuts you're referring to are real price cuts (where the item used to be more expensive, and now they're just advertising that they've lowered the regular price) or if they're some sort of longer-term sale. Dontknow The red machine is your friend though; if it doesn't show a "price with card," you should be good to go with your % Q. Smilie
Thanks for the advice! Gonna check what i got eb for since i dont remember offhand. Will rep when not mobile.

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Quote from annielucky View Post :
Yes, my $4 off $12 cosmetic coupon 1 day expired, was entered manually , showed up as cvs mfr coupon, but affected my 25% coupon yesterday.

B. T. W, does the summer spending reward affect the % ? Thanks!
Yes, Quarterly ECB affect the %.
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#7808
Quote from lemontart68 View Post :
I wasn't feeling well enough to go shopping and let my 25% off coupon expire. Any chance I could get a replacement or can you use expired ones?
I don't know about replacements.
The cashier can potentially manually figure the discount and add it, but definite YMMV with this. I really had to look sad and pathetic to get mine to do it. (and I don't blame them for being hesitant). With another cashier, my %off beeped (even tho it was not expired), and he made no effort to do anything about giving me the discount.
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Quote from z390z View Post :
There are 4 ways to enter manually

1) scan, beep, set aside, enter manually
2) just enter manually without scanning
3) scan, beep, enter the numbers, beep again, override with manager card
4) enter the numbers, beep, override with manager card

Which way was yours? I wonder if it matters. Or if maybe just scan/not scan part matters.

The first one. It showed CVS MFC coupon on my receipt. Another time the manager entered an expired coupon as CVS coupon (didn't remember how she did it). Both Affect % coupon.
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#7810
Quote from randomSD View Post :
Yes, Quarterly ECB affect the %.

Thank you!
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#7811
Quote from rydergal View Post :
There's no % q in my 3 day ad either.
I only got a 1 page insert in my 'free' paper that is thrown on my driveway with other ads (walgreens supermarket etc) and it had a 20% generic coupon on the front side of the ad.
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#7812
Anybody scan their card today and get their extraordinary savings 20% off? I usually shop on Sundays and it has always printed then. I thought they usually printed out on Friday's but didn't get mine today.
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#7813
I have noticed that anytime they choose the Store Coupon option to enter a coupon or ECB manually, it affects the % off coupons. Even if they enter the coupon code, even if the receipt lists it as CVS MFR COUPON, it is still treated like a CVS coupon and lowers the amount of the % off discount.

If a coupon won't scan (but is valid, not expired) and they just type in the numbers the same way a product's UPC is keyed-in if it won't scan, the system treats it the same as a regular scan and it won't interfere with the % off (assuming it's not a CVS Coupon.)

Unfortunately, when something doesn't scan cashiers typically go with the Store Coupon option, I don't know why, but I doubt they'd appreciate being asked to do it the other way.

Hope that made some sort of sense. Smilie

BTW- To anyone who sent me a PM about this stuff over the last few weeks, I'm sorry if I didn't respond. I haven't been on here much lately but I'll be sure to start checking my messages.


Quote from z390z View Post :
There are 4 ways to enter manually

1) scan, beep, set aside, enter manually
2) just enter manually without scanning
3) scan, beep, enter the numbers, beep again, override with manager card
4) enter the numbers, beep, override with manager card

Which way was yours? I wonder if it matters. Or if maybe just scan/not scan part matters.
Quote from annielucky View Post :
Yes, my $4 off $12 cosmetic coupon 1 day expired, was entered manually , showed up as cvs mfr coupon, but affected my 25% coupon yesterday.
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#7814
Quote from z390z View Post :
That does not always work.
For example, % coupons do not work on 1the section of 10/$10 grocery items and they are regular price and without card.

However, you can watch the screen at the register and if the item comes up "SALE", then it does not count. This works on these grocery items, they come up with "SALE".
Ah yes, those pesky 10/$10 items. It's been a while since I've scanned one, but I do remember at least some of them actually showing a price with card of "10 for $10" at the red machine (even though that's their regular non-card price as well). Are there actually ones that don't show a price with card but still don't qualify for the % Q? Annoying if so!

This doesn't help for figuring out if something is regular price prior to buying it, but note that receipts also split sale and non-sale items into 2 different sections. I always scan my green bag tag, and non-sale items always get printed below that GBT scan, while sale items are above it with an extra empty line between the last sale item and the GBT scan (I think without the GBT scan, it still has the empty line). It's true that 10/$10 grocery items (as well as a few other similarly priced items - like 2/$1 Crystal Light packets for example, if I recall correctly) show up in the sale section rather than the non-sale section. I haven't actually tried using % Qs enough to know, but my guess is that whatever shows up above the GBT scan (and/or empty line) wouldn't count for a % Q, even if it's normally the same price without a card. Darn your inconsistencies, CVS!
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Quote from xanthophyll View Post :
I don't know about replacements.
The cashier can potentially manually figure the discount and add it, but definite YMMV with this. I really had to look sad and pathetic to get mine to do it. (and I don't blame them for being hesitant). With another cashier, my %off beeped (even tho it was not expired), and he made no effort to do anything about giving me the discount.
Hmm..guess I will just toss it then, don't want to bother the cashiers to take it if there might be a problem. Well, my own fault for letting it expire, hopefully I'll get another one soon. Thanks for the info! Smilie
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