I actually find that clearance at CVS can be highly YMMV. Yeah, eventually everything goes down, but when a store does that can vary wildly...by weeks, even.
My store right now has the HE Tousle Me Softly shampoo for 75% off. The matching conditioner? 50% per the scanner. And yet the conditioner has been reported elsewhere at 75% off just a few posts up. Clearance Pantene stylers have been reported at 75% here, but my store has them at 50% per the scanner.
I definitely agree that scanning everything is important, as clearance tags aren't a big priority for stores...the price at the scanner can certainly be different.
Hmm, that's interesting. Maybe it's partially a regional thing because in all of my CVS clearance purchases I've never seen a different clearance % from store-store. Ive seen varying prices on sections of particular items (like Candy/paperware) but when it comes to a single clearance item at a given % off it's always spot-on.
Great..Thanks for the explanation. Saw similar thing you described where in another store Simple was tagged for 25% off but range up more then that. Repped !
CVS clearance deals are very rarely YMMV. I buy clearance stuff quite often from several different CVS stores in different areas, and 99% off the time if 1 store has an item at X price the others will be the same. Don't pay any attention to the little clearance % tags in front of the items, often times the employees are either late in changing them, or just miss the item all together. For example, they recently had a nice little Kodak Camcorder that took a few weeks to work it's way up to 75% off. When it finally hit 75% every CVS I went to had it for the same price, even though many still had 50% tags up.
And just a little info as to how their clearance works. They usually start at just 25% off a given item, then every week (usually Monday) it will move up another 25% until it hits 75% off. Once at 75% it will sit for a couple of weeks before they send it back and it then gets Wholesaled off. I actually have a store near me that gets CVS and Rite aid Clearance/discontinued items by the Pallet and it's always funny to see things I purchased at 75% off turn up on their shelves for double that.
Also, their policy for any/all clearance items is all sales final...no returns or exchanges regardless of your reason.
Reps are back...for now. I owe loads of gratitude to everyone that got me where I am! Read the *NEW* CVS FAQ and post your questions there. Let's keep the deal threads deal-related, please. Would it kill you to read the wiki? Or to read the thread? All the experts got to where they are by reading...you can too.
By the way, I read the wiki, and it didn't kill me.
I was told that my fav store wouldn't go 75% until 1/6. It will stay for a few days and then be boxed up and sent to the consignor to be resold/trashed. No 90% off this year. Every district is different.
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