Friday, March 16, 2012

Great Non-Extra Buck Deals at CVS for Week of 3/18/2012

Here are a couple of great deals at CVS for the week of 3/18 that do not give extra bucks.

Free with coupon:  Carefree Trial Size Original or Body shape pantiliners 20-22ct. $1
$1/1 Carefree Pantiliners 18-22 ct SS 3/18

$.99 with coupon:   ALL Got 2b Hair Stylers $3.99
$3/1 Got2B Full Size Product RP 02/12/12

$.99 with coupon:  Mitchum or Lady Mitchum Deodorant $1.99
$1 Mitchum 3/18 SS

And if you have two of the P&G 3/4 coupons:

$1.24 each with this scenario:

Olay Daily facial cloths 30-33ct. or cleansers 6.78-7 oz $3.99
$3/2 Olay Facial Moisturizers, Facial Cleansers or Facial Hair Removal Product RP 02/12/12
FREE Olay Body Wash wyb Facial Cleanser P&G 03/04/12


Buy 2 x Olay cleansers and 2 x Body wash

Use: (1) $3/2 Olay cleanser and (2) FREE body wash wyb cleanser coupons listed above

Pay $4.98 after coupons for 2 cleansers and 2 body wash

Thanks to Didie at WeUseCoupons for the heads up on these deals.


Unknown said...

Per coupon policy are we technically allowed to use both $3/2 and BOGO coupon? I had a prob with this last week and the manager refused to take both. She was very rude and argued that the facial wipes werent considered cleansers. I was very disappointed by her rudeness so i called corporate to report her. I also asked about using both coupons and was told that im not allowed to use both cuz its double dipping? Was i given the right or wrong info? It seems like everyone else is able tO use them. Can you please confirm? I dont know where it states wether i can use both or not in the policy.

Vicky said...

It says it right in the coupon policy that you can use both coupons. You should print out a copy and take it with you next time you go.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Yes, they had changed it to where you could not use it and then changed it back about a month ago. I had to take a double look when I saw this posted at WUC, but they are sticklers for the rules so I trust them on it and the new policy allows it. But as always, some shoppers will run into cashiers who will not allow it. Just as some shoppers run into cashiers who will allow what is not allowed.

Anonymous said...

I got a $1 off mitchum coupon at the magic machine today! So those mitchum will be free for me....

Anonymous said...

Regarding coupon policy, all you need is on the fine print of the coupon. If it says "one item per purchase or may not be used in conjuction to other coupons" re-try your strategy accordingly. Separate purchases always works for me and as long as I'm not holding up the line, managers never give me a problem.

As for Cvs, Cheryl is right, you will run into cashiers who do things not allowed for us. Sometimes they'll misteriously "no longer work there".

Dianne said...

@Vicky, @FMR & @Anonymous, I know of 2 so far who got fired for it last week at one of my regular stops.

Last night I was stuck in line behind a person with an "online copy of the coupon policy" who insisted their coupons were always accepted before. She was nasty to the poor cashier. When I got to her she was so afraid of me & my coupons she had the mngr check me out. It was good though:

The mngr talked to me and even showed me her boss' email. He told her that expired coupons couldn't be accepted and the employees caused the problem by accepting them before. The email went on telling her to "terminte the employees on the basis of not following CVS policy".

I don't work for CVS so I don't know what their coupon policies are, I'm not about to argue with them. It kind of explains why they constantly have new mngrs and new cashiers. I liked the 2 girls, I've shopped at their store for 3 yrs now. It's sad to know they lost their jobs on a person abusing the corporate hotline.

Anonymous said...

Calling corporate on any store, not just CVS, should be used like calling 9-1-1. Only when absolutely needed. Especially for particularly nasty employees.

As an avid couponer I can tell you that by being friendly to both cashiers & managers, you will easily get them to share CVS info & even have them stock up sale items for you. @FMR--by calling corporate you probably caused them to become stricter on us couponers. Make sure they were indeed rude to you and not the other way around. I'm not saying bad attitude employees don't exist but make sure you're not costing someone their job because you want to act out and ruin it for the rest of us.

I've NEVER experienced any problems at none of the 5 stores I regularly coupon shop at.
I don't want to deal with angry employees afraid that I might cost them their job and ending up giving bad customer service to me.

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

CVS is very serious on their customer service, and like stated, using the 800 number should be like 911 even if I have a question about something that doesn't seem right, I call and ask, but don't give my card number or the store I shop at because they will come down on the store thinking I am complaining. On the other hand, CVS does want to know if employees are consistently mistreating customers (not just having one bad day). They also love too hear of great service and the employees will be made aware that they were praised by a customer.

I've never carried the coupon policy with me, but have read of many who have. I have missed some deals because a cashier didn't know what was allowed. Sometimes I have tried to explain what I understood the policy to say and sometimes I don't. Sometimes they have then checked and allowed it or they have said, I don't think that is what it means.

I know my staff pretty well now from shopping there exclusively for two to three years now and they will share horror stories of couponers who shop there. And in our district, a whole store full of people lost their jobs because of misusing coupons from the scanner. It can be so frustrating, and I often just skip trying some of the super deals or ask ahead of time, explaining my understanding of it and if I can combine them.

I feel like I'm rambling here. lol Anyways, unfortunately not all of us will get the same deals and nothing is as straightforward as it seems. Much of legitimate couponing seems too good to be true, which throws up red flags already let alone when shoppers abuse it and try to use coupons wrongly adding to the employees' frustration of anyone who walks up to the counter with a coupon.

Just to clarify, I was not promoting the misuse of coupons when I mentioned that cashiers will allow it, I was just stating the wide range of experiences by shoppers.

Christina C. said...

On this topic, I was a little confused from my transaction yesterday. I did the Olay scenario mentioned plus I picked up the Playtex 36 count and an 18ct. (plus a creme egg :))

Used the Olay Qs.
Used Playtex Free 20 ct or less WYB 36 ct.

$3 of $15 beauty purchase
$4 ECB
Here's the weird part, I had a 20% off attached to my card. She told me I could use it, I said I didn't think they could be combined and she insisted and it took another $5.55 off.

All said and done:
$2.04 OOP
(lost $1 ECB)
Earned back $3. ECB

After reading this stream, I'm concerned that she is doing something she shouldn't. Is it possible she doesn't know any better??

Cheryl @ Simply Shoeboxes said...

Wow, Christina, that is quite a discount. The discount will often come off extra buck deal items that are not also a sale price. And as long as she just used the 20% coupon and didn't type in an amount herself, the register would have recorded it properly, she couldn't, as far as I know, made it do it incorrectly. Whenever I've had one of these I just hand it over just in case it takes anything off--I usually have gotten a few pennies, even when I bought something not on sale or any deal. I have never yet figured out what it has taken off for.

Christina C. said...

Yeah, it was weird. I usually attached the % off coupons to my card, just in case, but I'm rarely able to use them. It popped up on the screen first, I told her I didn't want to use it and before I explained that it was because I didn't think I could she clicked no...but thankfully, it popped back up again at the end of the transaction. Certainly more savings than expected on stuff I needed to get. :)