How to Save More Money at CVS
CVS is the perfect store to get free and cheap items, if you know how to play the game. Here are the tips and tricks that you need to add to your arsenal, if you want to maximize your savings.
Get an ExtraCare Card
Sign up for an ExtraCare card. Then, have a cashier swipe it each time you shop. You'll earn:
- 2% back on your purchases (a few restrictions apply)
- $5 in Extra Bucks for every 10 prescriptions that you have filled
- Special coupons and offers on the bottom of your receipts
Use Extra Bucks to Buy Free-After-Extra-Bucks Products
Want to walk out of CVS with tons of free stuff? Just buy the items that are being offered free-after-Extra-Bucks this week. Then, use the Extra Bucks that you earn to buy next week's free-after-EB items. After the first week, you won't need any money to shop.
Get the App
The CVS app, can be linked to your ExtraCare card to get coupons and deals that you can't get anywhere else.
Sign Up for E-mails
Sign up for ExtraCare e-mail alerts to receive coupons throughout the year. They say you'll save three times as much, if you do.
Become a CVS Advisor
Enjoy filling out surveys? Become a CVS Advisor member, and you'll earn Extra Bucks each time you participate in one of their surveys.
Note: You'll probably only receive a few survey invitations a year, but it's an easy way to earn an extra $20-$30 in EBs.
Print Out In-Store Coupons
Before you head to the store. Visit CVS.com to print coupons. You'll find manufacturer coupons, as well as coupons for CVS-branded products.
Sign up for the ExtraCare Beauty Club
Snag a 10% off beauty shopping pass, $3 in ECBs for every $30 in qualifying beauty purchases and a special offer on your birthday when you sign up for the ExtraCare Beauty Club. Also be on the lookout for special members-only freebies. They've given away shampoo, sunscreen and more in the past.