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RETIRED: CVS Coupon AND Other (i.e. Manufacturer's) Coupons that can be used at CVS Discussion

slayers750 9,465 January 12, 2008 at 12:10 AM
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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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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,
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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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Slayers,
Can I ASK about a coupon - something that I can't seem to find?
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Quote from anjilynn View Post :
Slayers,
Can I ASK about a coupon - something that I can't seem to find?
Don't see why not -- it is late night here -- so until the mods and/or community decide to come up with a more specific rule -- I can't see why you can't ask here for now. Smilie

Of course keep in mind the mods and/or community have the right to make this room more specific -- so keep that in mind in case your post gets deleted / moved later today.
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Removed for convenience but I will say - anyone who redeems Coke points - the c/o's for free 12 packs are great to save for when CVS offers EBs or you need a somewhat larger item for a filler.
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Quote from MyFeetHurt View Post :
Has anybody tried using the new $3/10 Lumene coupon that was emailed out this week with exp. date of 1/13 ?
I used the $4 off Futuro coupon that was in the same batch as the Lumene...it worked.
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I am guessing the 15/75 is still working... anyone want to confirm that it would be great.... i can stack coupons at my cvs so that would be the only coupon i plan to print and want it to work...

Also is the $5.00 off energizer coupon still working?
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Just received a coupon booklet from BJ`s Warehouse Club
On each coupon it states coupon redeemable only at BJ`s

Question:
Can these be redeemed at CVS

Thanks

See cover of Extra Value Book for January 2008
Extra Care Bucks - Dollar Limit per Transaction
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Quote from Shutterfly View Post :
Just received a coupon booklet from BJ`s Warehouse Club
On each coupon it states coupon redeemable only at BJ`s

Question:
Can these be redeemed at CVS

Thanks
my CVS's in West Texas do not honor competitors coupons, sorry.
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Quote from koledust View Post :
Also is the $5.00 off energizer coupon still working?
Hmm, let's see.

It expired 12/23. So TWO WEEKS later it should now beep.

I'll let you figure out the math, since the answer is one the same page you asked the question on!
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Quote from Shutterfly View Post :
Just received a coupon booklet from BJ`s Warehouse Club
On each coupon it states coupon redeemable only at BJ`s

Question:
Can these be redeemed at CVS

Thanks
Generally, NO (on store items). BUT the PHARMACY will take competitor PRESCRIPTION coupons... from my understanding.

Clarification needed via PM from more expirenced?

Good question! wave
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Quote from skibumintahoe View Post :
Theoretically, for the time being, yes. It is known as SUPER (DUPER) STACKING. Some stores allow it, but MOST DO NOT. If your store does not, DO NOT RAISE A RUCKUS. They do not HAVE to take the coupons in this manner!

THIS IS NOT AN ACCEPTED PRACTICE AND IS AB(USE) OF CVS COUPONS.

This type of abuse will most likely end up with a hammer being brought down on couponing, and NOBODY WANTS THAT.
You've got two different answers going here. One is that it's not an accepted practice and the other is that some stores will, in fact, allow it. Is it abuse or no?

Also, in your coupons thread that you don't want ot in, everything but the wiki looks ot to me, including the op. All you really want in there is coupons that can be used, correct? What's 'new programming' and getting new cards have to do with actual coupons? I think this is one of the reasons so many people are confused. Op says one thing and the rest of the thread doesn't follow. Dontknow
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