CVS deals depend on sales, extra bucks and coupons. But what about when you stop by ready for a great deal and the stock is out? Don't walk away empty handed--ask for a rain check. CVS offers rain checks for all sale items that are not otherwise noted in the ad as seasonal or limited to stock on hand. A little over a year ago they changed the rain checks to include a code for the extra buck deal--so even if you have an extra buck deal on your shopping list that you find is out of stock, no problem, you can still get the deal when the store has stock again. And the number one great thing about them: they NEVER expire!
This week I had a $5/40 CVS coupon that I wanted to use, but to get up to that $40, keeping the out of pocket cash cost down and still get extra bucks back so as not to deplete my extra buck stash looked grim. So I pulled out my rain checks (which are getting very few, because I keep using them in this way because the deals have been slim at CVS lately). I found one that was about a year and a half old for this extra buck deal:
Right Guard or Dry Idea
2/$5 get $3 extra bucks back
A great one! Loved those older limits--always more than 1. Anyways, I had seen printables for $3/2 and $1/1 Right Guard and printed some in readiness for my Monday shopping trip. Then on Sunday there was a coupon for Buy one get one free Right Guard or Dry Idea--even better. I could combine the $1/1 and the B1G1 on 2 and use two of the $3/2 coupons on the other two sets of two. This deal became a money maker for me. Here is my transaction:
5 -- Right Guard
1 -- Dry Idea
All at 2/$5 so $15 total.
Used the following coupons: 2 -- $3/2, 1--$1/1, and 1 B1G1 ($2.50) so $9.50 total.
My subtotal was $5.50 which I paid with extra bucks.
I received a $9 extra buck back.
I "made" $3.50 on the deal (in additional extra bucks--not cash) and also was able to save another $5 on the rest of my order by getting up to $40 and using that $5/40 coupon.
Once I learned the value of rain checks, and to not be anxious to use them, but patiently await great coupons to combine with them, I have been able to save even more while shopping at CVS.
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