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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.

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#7816
Quote from DealCatcher6 View Post :
Anyone know if there is a way to submit a CVS purchase receipt to SavingStar? Just realize that I do NOT have a CVS card#.
Doesn't look like it, here is the list:

https://savingstar.com/receipt/stores

Maybe you can email them and see if there is a way.
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Quote from tammyp2335 View Post :
Is anyone else having problems printing from smartsource.com. I never had a problem until a couple of weeks ago. I have tried everything and I continue to get this same error message.

Warning: Javascript window
Network Error: Printing was interrupted. Please try again. NotallowedError: Security settings prevent access to this property or method.)

That is the exact error.

Hoping someone can help since I have tried everything.
Did you ever get a solution to this error? I have tried every solution posted on the internet, and all the ones from smartsource help, but still get the same error when I try to print SmartSource coupons. I am to the point where I would try just about anything recommended.
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#7818
Quote from CyndiS5658 View Post :
Did you ever get a solution to this error? I have tried every solution posted on the internet, and all the ones from smartsource help, but still get the same error when I try to print SmartSource coupons. I am to the point where I would try just about anything recommended.
I still can't print from my computer because I'm unable to load the newest version of Abode on my Mac (it's to old to handle the update) However I was able to download the smart source app on my iPhone and can print to my wireless printer from my phone. Hope this helps.
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Quote from CyndiS5658 View Post :
Did you ever get a solution to this error? I have tried every solution posted on the internet, and all the ones from smartsource help, but still get the same error when I try to print SmartSource coupons. I am to the point where I would try just about anything recommended.
If using the adobe reader go to preferences and security, unclick the security/enhanced security and it should print.
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#7820
New policy...


Copy and paste from the pdf below Link HERE [cvs.com]
My notes in blue

CVS Pharmacy

®
coupon policy
CVS Pharmacy coupons (ExtraCare
®
coupons and other store-issued coupons), ExtraBucks
®
Rewards and third-party manufacturer's (mfr.) coupons are accepted in our retail stores in
accordance with the following guidelines and as required by state and local laws.
CVS Pharmacy reserves the right to change this policy at any time without advance notice
or advertisement.
All paper coupons:
• Must be presented during checkout in order to receive credit
• Must be legible
• Must have a scannable barcode New?

• Are acceptable in black and white or color
• May not be duplicated
Other guidelines & limitations:
• We reserve the right to process coupons in any order.
• Coupons must be used on or before the expiration date.

Qualifying ExtraCare card must be presented at checkout to use CVS Pharmacy
coupons. Does not apply in limited circumstances.
• Valid coupons loaded to your ExtraCare card will be applied at checkout. NEW

• We cannot scan coupon barcodes directly from a mobile device. NEW

Manufacturer's (mfr.) coupons are generally designated with "manufacturer's coupon"
or "mfr." printed on the face of the coupon (other similar type language may appear on
the face of the coupon indicating funding from the manufacturer). NEW

You cannot exchange your coupons or ExtraBucks Rewards for cash or gift cards.
Neither coupons nor ExtraBucks Rewards can be refunded or re-issued. CVS Pharmacy
coupons may be subject to state sales tax rules similar to manufacturer's coupons. NEW
Sales tax may be charged on pre-coupon price as required by law. NEW but the way it always was

• Your purchase must include qualifying items in order to use coupons.
• Individual coupon value cannot exceed the value of the item it is applied to.

CVS Pharmacy coupons generally cannot be used on sale, promotional or clearance items. NEW, and probably the worst point of this new policy. Not being able to use CVS coupons on sale or "promotional" basically kills a LOT of deals.

Actually "CVS Pharmacy Coupons" are not defined later in the policy. Extra Care coupons are and are what we generally think of as CVS coupons. Granted there are other sources of CVS coupons so it is hard to tell exactly what they are getting at here...are they saying non-ExtraCare, CVS coupons cant be used on sale, clearance and promotional items or was someone just being careless with terminology. Either way its certain to be a problem for those with coupon hating cashiers. Sigh.

Other restrictions may apply. Language at the bottom of coupons may provide additional
coupon acceptance rules.

You can only use one item-, brand-, or category-specific CVS Pharmacy coupon and one

manufacturer's coupon per qualifying item unless prohibited by either coupon. NEW, no more using multiple applicable CVS coupons on an item
We honor manufacturer limitations. NEW but should have always been this way

• Some coupons may not be applicable to orders placed on CVS.com NEW

We have the right to refuse or limit the use of any coupon and/or the subsequent return
for any reason and at the discretion of CVS Pharmacy management.
Visit CVS.com/CouponPolicy for more information.
Refunds/returns
If you are not satisfied with an item purchased from CVS Pharmacy, you may return the item,
along with the original receipt, for a refund, exchange or store credit equal to your original
purchase price.

Cash, debit/credit card and check refunds must be requested within 60 days of purchase,
along with the original receipt.

Items presented for return without an original receipt may be exchanged for merchandise
or a CVS Pharmacy MoneyCard. Valid customer identification is required.
For your convenience, items may be returned to any CVS Pharmacy location.
Check acceptance
Personal checks made payable to CVS Pharmacy are accepted for the exact amount of the
sale or less. Personal identification (ID type, ID number and phone number) will be requested
from all customers who are making check purchases.
Minimum purchase amounts
CVS Pharmacy imposes no minimum purchase amounts for payments tendered with
debit/credit cards or checks.

Coupon policy FAQ
What happens when I want to use a coupon with a value that is higher than the
amount I am purchasing?
You may still use the coupon; however, its value will drop down to the value of the amount
you are purchasing.
Example:
• A $5 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value.
Glad they kept this specific point and example in the policy
Can I use multiple coupons within a transaction?

Yes, as long as all of the coupons meet their qualifications.
Examples:
• Two $3 off $15 coupons for purchases that are $30.00 or higher.
Glad they kept this specific point and example in the policy

• $3 off $15 coupon and $5 ExtraBucks
®
Rewards for a purchase of $15.
• $1 off toothpaste mfr. coupon and a $2 off toothpaste Coupon Center coupon
for a $3 toothpaste item.
Can I use multiple coupons on sale items?
Yes, for certain coupons and certain sale items.
Examples:
• Suave shampoo is on sale for $2.00 Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO)
and the
customer purchases two shampoos; the customer may use two coupons for
$1.00 each and pay the applicable tax.
Glad they kept this specific point and example in the policy

• Suave shampoo is on sale for $2.00 BOGO and customer has a mfr. coupon for
Suave BOGO. Customer will receive both items for free but will need to pay any
applicable tax.
How do I determine the application of sales tax on my purchase that involves
the use of a coupon?
Funded manufacturer's/mfr's coupons will generally calculate sales tax on the pre-coupon
price of the item, as required by state law*. If the coupon is issued by CVS Pharmacy
®
(ExtraBucks Rewards plus ExtraSavings coupons that includes ExtraCare
®
Coupon Center
and myWeekly Ad circulars), the coupon is generally deemed a retailer coupon and the sales
tax is calculated on the discounted price of the item (after the coupon is applied), as required
by state law. However, some CVS Pharmacy issued coupons are "funded manufacturer's
coupons" and designated as mfr. on the face of the coupon and also on your receipt.
Sales tax is calculated on CVS Pharmacy issued mfr's coupons on the pre-coupon price
of the item.
*Sales tax is calculated on the discounted price of the item (after the manufacturer's coupon
is applied) in the following states: CT, MA, MO, PA, TX
Glad to see the tax stuff spelled out

Can the processing order of multiple coupons that are applied to an item affect
the calculation of sales tax?
Yes. Although CVS Pharmacy reserves the right to determine the processing order of its
retailer coupons issued (including discounts earned via the ExtraSavings Programs and
myWeekly Ad circulars), individual state tax laws govern the processing order of retailer
coupons vs. funded manufacturer's coupons.
Am I limited by how many items I can buy?
There is no set limit however, store managers do reserve the right to set discretionary limits
on specific items being purchased in order to ensure there are enough of those items for
other customers.
How am I able to use percent-off coupons?
Percent-off coupons may be used on non-promotional/non-sale items. Exclusions are
displayed on each of the coupons.
NEW and potentially bad, we will see how/ if register is reprogrammed



How do I use digital ExtraCare coupons or ExtraCare coupons that have been sent
to my card?
You are able to send available deals and coupons to your ExtraCare card from CVS.com
®
,
the CVS Pharmacy mobile app, digital receipts and CVS Pharmacy email. Click on the
Send-to-Card
®
icon and view the success indicator on the landing page to ensure it was
loaded properly. To use it, purchase the necessary items the coupon is valid for and
ensure your ExtraCare card is scanned. The colleague will ensure it is applied to that
transaction during the checkout process.
New and Sure they will...

What is considered an ExtraCare coupon?
Any coupons and ExtraBucks Rewards that print at the ExtraCare Coupon Center; or
are featured in your printed or digital receipt, CVS Pharmacy mobile app, or on CVS.com
are considered ExtraCare coupons. Quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards, circular ExtraBucks
Rewards, BeautyClub ExtraBucks Rewards, and Pharmacy & Health ExtraBucks Rewards
®
are all types of ExtraCare ExtraBucks Rewards
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And as if the above policy change/clarification isn't enough my "push everything thru" for me manager informed me beginning the 16th of August there will no longer be a way to override. She said now there are green, yellow and red lines and she can override all the yellow. Going forward it will only be red and green and red won't go for any reason. She said there may be more to the change as she had not read it all, but that would mean all expireds would no longer be able to be approved and she wanted to give me a HU so I don't lose all my ECBs as I have tons of expired since vacation in Feb. Just have not been able to get out of the hole.

Anyone else hear anything about something like this? I asked if we got a new DM but she said it came from corporate and there was a huge conference call today about it
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#7822
Why in the world did they stick their return policy in with their coupon policy? At least they took out that (likely illegal) line from their return policy, the one that read "All returns are subject to management approval." Yeah, I don't think so! No idea why they don't mention what happens with a return when you paid with EB's. We all know it goes on a money card but would have been nice to put in black and white.

The line about "generally" not using CVS coupons on sale or promotional items just baffles me. Does this include EB's? Seriously? Their weekly ad almost always features a sale item with additional savings by using an app only coupon or a coupon that's printing at the scanner.

Where do they find the people to write these policies? Wandering about the streets?
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Quote from gardengal View Post :
Anyone else hear anything about something like this? I asked if we got a new DM but she said it came from corporate and there was a huge conference call today about it
I'll see what I can find out, hopefully tomorrow. Yellow CRTS help me so much right now.
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Quote from fitnessfan View Post :
Why in the world did they stick their return policy in with their coupon policy? At least they took out that (likely illegal) line from their return policy, the one that read "All returns are subject to management approval." Yeah, I don't think so! No idea why they don't mention what happens with a return when you paid with EB's. We all know it goes on a money card but would have been nice to put in black and white.

The line about "generally" not using CVS coupons on sale or promotional items just baffles me. Does this include EB's? Seriously? Their weekly ad almost always features a sale item with additional savings by using an app only coupon or a coupon that's printing at the scanner.

Where do they find the people to write these policies? Wandering about the streets?
That line about not using cvs coupons looks like % coupons to me. Because yea unless they are changing their ads with no use of app coupons, have no idea how they justify it. Also could mean crt's without MFR on them. I don't know guess we will find out.
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Quote from gardengal View Post :
And as if the above policy change/clarification isn't enough my "push everything thru" for me manager informed me beginning the 16th of August there will no longer be a way to override. She said now there are green, yellow and red lines and she can override all the yellow. Going forward it will only be red and green and red won't go for any reason. She said there may be more to the change as she had not read it all, but that would mean all expireds would no longer be able to be approved and she wanted to give me a HU so I don't lose all my ECBs as I have tons of expired since vacation in Feb. Just have not been able to get out of the hole.

Anyone else hear anything about something like this? I asked if we got a new DM but she said it came from corporate and there was a huge conference call today about it
There have been rumors like this, much like the coupon policy, for awhile now too. So far every time has been a 'misunderstanding' and the yellow has stayed. Hopefully that will continue but for a LONG time now Ive not been comfortable with letting ECBs expire. Unless you (general you, not you gardengal...since youve been told I wouldnt even try, I'd just see what others report) know your store personnel very well and know they would manually enter, I wouldnt let ECBs expire unless I was OK with losing them.

Quote from fitnessfan View Post :
Why in the world did they stick their return policy in with their coupon policy? At least they took out that (likely illegal) line from their return policy, the one that read "All returns are subject to management approval." Yeah, I don't think so! No idea why they don't mention what happens with a return when you paid with EB's. We all know it goes on a money card but would have been nice to put in black and white.

The line about "generally" not using CVS coupons on sale or promotional items just baffles me. Does this include EB's? Seriously? Their weekly ad almost always features a sale item with additional savings by using an app only coupon or a coupon that's printing at the scanner.

Where do they find the people to write these policies? Wandering about the streets?
The thing about the return policy is that they are always subject to management approval BUT managers should be approving all except those exceptional circumstances when it is obvious that something hinky is going on. Depending on how the return policy was talked about this may or may not even be something management is noticing as changed. I dont believe the old policy spelled out what was to happen with a return where ECBs were the primary payment. If it was I had plenty of managers that couldnt figure out how to do it so that I would get my full value back. I avoid doing returns at CVS because they never go well.

ECBs are defined in policy as Extracare coupons, not CVS coupons. Who knows what the differences are beyond the coupons listed in policy (at the very end). But if I am ever denied using a Extracare category coupon on a sale/ clearance item, I plan to point out that the policy says CVS coupons and these are clearly defined as ExtraCare coupons. It may not work but if they wanna spew crazy at me, I can at least use their words and spew some crazy right back at them. LOL
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Quote from monkeydawn View Post :
There have been rumors like this, much like the coupon policy, for awhile now too. So far every time has been a 'misunderstanding' and the yellow has stayed. Hopefully that will continue but for a LONG time now Ive not been comfortable with letting ECBs expire.
In my district we have had a "ECBs never expire" policy for about 2 years now. This manager and I are fairly friendly and she did give me details but did add she had not read the full policy change yet for exact details. Her store is not a high volume store and every sale helps her to keep her numbers up and so she has no problem with my transactions whether I pay with ECBs or coupons as the total sales numbers are what she goes by.

It is possible that she may still be able to override "pendings" which would be the expired ECBs. I will check with another store manager who is fairly free with policy with his steady customers but his comprehension of coupons is laughable although he is a very nice man.

Hopefully this is just a matter of getting the exact details but I have a bit too many expireds and have been trying for months to get ahead of the ball and been unable to partly due to other circumstances but the deals are just fewer to come by if you don't get CRTs to help.
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Quote from moodymama76 View Post :
That line about not using cvs coupons looks like % coupons to me. Because yea unless they are changing their ads with no use of app coupons, have no idea how they justify it. Also could mean crt's without MFR on them. I don't know guess we will find out.
I thought the same thing, that the line about cvs coupons not being used on sale, promotional, or clearance items was supposed to read "cvs % off coupons are not to be used on......"

Seriously, no one proofreads these things before they're posted??? So hard to comprehend. I write regulations, policy, correspondence, etc. for the Feds, and everything I write goes through so many levels of clearance before it's published. You'd think CVS would have at least someone look it over before they threw it up on their website. Confused
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Quote from gardengal View Post :
And as if the above policy change/clarification isn't enough my "push everything thru" for me manager informed me beginning the 16th of August there will no longer be a way to override. She said now there are green, yellow and red lines and she can override all the yellow. Going forward it will only be red and green and red won't go for any reason. She said there may be more to the change as she had not read it all, but that would mean all expireds would no longer be able to be approved and she wanted to give me a HU so I don't lose all my ECBs as I have tons of expired since vacation in Feb. Just have not been able to get out of the hole.

Anyone else hear anything about something like this? I asked if we got a new DM but she said it came from corporate and there was a huge conference call today about it
Yes, I also heard that the override was going away. I knew that we had a grace period but I didn't know the date. It looks like 2 more weeks of business as usual; and then wham. The biggest issue will be if the cashier hits total and then adds something which will make some of your coupons go red. I wouldn't want to lose my coupons over a cashier error that can't be fixed. Even if I made the error by forgetting to give her something, why should I lose my coupons? CVS can have whatever coupon policy they want but they need to fix the registers so that they don't glitch.
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Quote from fitnessfan View Post :
I thought the same thing, that the line about cvs coupons not being used on sale, promotional, or clearance items was supposed to read "cvs % off coupons are not to be used on......"

Seriously, no one proofreads these things before they're posted??? So hard to comprehend. I write regulations, policy, correspondence, etc. for the Feds, and everything I write goes through so many levels of clearance before it's published. You'd think CVS would have at least someone look it over before they threw it up on their website. Confused
It says that the coupon policy is subject to change without notice so each time that there is a register update we'll have a new coupon policy with different rules. Since we don't know the rules, I guess it's whatever the register and store will let you do and I'm sure that there will be a wide variation from store to store.

I'm extremely confused by the generally wording. What does that mean other than the individual store can make up any rule they want on the spot? The whole point of a coupon policy is to have specific rules.

CVS just had a big earnings beat so unless the changes are due to pressure from the manufacturers the new policy may not be a big deal and will be forgotten just like everything else at CVS always is.
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Quote from doubleq7 View Post :
It says that the coupon policy is subject to change without notice so each time that there is a register update we'll have a new coupon policy with different rules. Since we don't know the rules, I guess it's whatever the register and store will let you do and I'm sure that there will be a wide variation from store to store.

I'm extremely confused by the generally wording. What does that mean other than the individual store can make up any rule they want on the spot? The whole point of a coupon policy is to have specific rules.

CVS just had a big earnings beat so unless the changes are due to pressure from the manufacturers the new policy may not be a big deal and will be forgotten just like everything else at CVS always is.
That's what I'm hoping for. I asked about possible changes when I was shopping this morning and the cashier (who's worked there for 15+ years) and SS hadn't heard anything about it.
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