Jan 202011

CVS Pharmacy may sound like an unusual place to find frugal shoppers, but they have an excellent extra buck program that can be combined with coupons and sales to net some great deals so it is an extreme couponers paradise.  Even without coupons there are great deals.  Below are two great ones for next week.  And while you are picking up your “free after extra bucks” items next week, be sure to use your Green Bag Tag (see details below).

Hot CVS Pharmacy Deals for the week of 1/23, Free after Extra Buck Items:
  • Crest Pro-Health or Pro-Health Complete rinse 16.9oz $3.99 Get $3.99 in extra bucks Limit 1 FREE after ECB
  • Full Fast Appetite control spray 2oz $14.99 Get $14.99 in extra bucks ECB Limit 1 FREE after ECB

CVS has a “green” program which rewards shoppers for using their own shopping bag.  They sell “green bag tags” for $.99 and when you shop and refuse a bag they scan the tag and with four scans you earn a $1 extra buck.  So you actually earn $.25 for each time you use your own bag, but the extra buck does not print until you’ve used it four times.  It can only be scanned once a day.
You can find them hanging by the checkout, by the ads and also in the display for reusable bags.  Here are the details from the CVS website of how the tag works:

ExtraCare cardholders get extra green for going green.
Help the environment with Green Bag Tag™ and earn ExtraBucks.

Is the ExtraCare card required for Green Bag Tag™ to work?
Yes, your ExtraCare card or phone number linked to your ExtraCare household account is required.

What are ExtraBucks?
Extra Bucks are like FREE CVS money you can use on almost anything in the store.

How can I tell how close I am to getting my Green ExtraBucks reward?
We keep track of it for you. Check your receipt under “This Week’s Extra Buck Offers”.

Can I use Green Bag Tag” only with a CVS/pharmacy reusable shopping bag?
You can use any re-usable shopping bag, re-use a plastic bag from a previous purchase, or simply carry out your items. Anytime you decline a one-time use plastic bag, you will receive a Green Bag Tag™ credit.

What is Green Bag Tag™ made from?
Green Bag Tag™ is made with corn-based material – an annually renewable resource.

*To earn Extra Bucks® for a transaction in-store, your ExtraCare® card, Green bag tag, and reusable bag must be presented with purchase at checkout. Limit of one Green bag tag use/scan per day per household. Every fourth purchase your Extra Bucks reward will print at the bottom of your cash register receipt as a $1 coupon good for your next purchase. Extra Bucks can be used until the expiration date shown on the coupon. Extra Bucks are not redeemable for alcohol, gift cards, lottery, money orders, prescriptions, postage stamps, pre-paid cards and tobacco products. Extra Bucks can only be used when presented in conjunction with the ExtraCare card associated with the rewards. CVS/pharmacy reserves the right to modify or terminate the Green bag tag program without notice. Green bag tag rewards cannot be earned with CVS.com® purchases.

So if you haven’t purchased your tag yet, be sure and pick one up before your next CVS Pharmacy weekly deals shopping trip and start earning free extra bucks.  Be sure the cashier remembers to scan it–it must be scanned after at least one item on the order has been scanned and before payment is made.

For lessons on making the most of the CVS Pharmacy extra buck program and for all of the current and many future weekly deals with coupon match-ups visit Simply CVS.

Simply CVS
Thank you Cheryl for sharing your shopping tips for CVS Pharmacy here at the Frugal Shopping at CVS series at Frugality Is Free.

I would like to invite everyone to stop by Simply CVS. Cheryl keeps CVS Shoppers updated on the all latest CVS Pharmacy deals, and she also provides CVS shopping tips, coupon match ups, clearance updates and more. If you would like to learn more about the CVS Green Bag Tag, or how save big at CVS make sure to follow Simply CVS, and if you do not want miss out on any of the best deals, don’t forget to sign up for emails as well.

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