CVS Store Guide

Here is the updated CVS Store Guide. If you are new to “CVSing” start slow and make a plan before you go in. I still write mine out then stick all my coupons and the list in my CVS envelope.

Get at CVS Extra Care Card.
This is easy to do. You can get one at the cash register or you can sign up  for a CVS Extra Card card  online. Keep in mind it will take about two weeks to get your card if you register online. If you already have a card register it online to get a $4 off $20 purchase coupon emailed to you.
You will scan your Extra Care card before making any purchases. All deals are tied to your card.

Extra Care Bucks (ECB)

When you buy certain items at CVS coupons will print on the bottom of your receipt, these are Extra Care bucks. They can only be used at CVS and depending on the promotion going on they will vary in value. Extra Care Bucks can be used like cash on your next purchase.

Often CVS will advertise “Free after ECB” items. These are the best way to get started at CVS. You will have to pay out of pocket for you first deal but then you can start using ECBs to pay.

After your first deal you can also start combining manufacturer coupons with ECB deals to get items for free and grow you ECB stash. Soon you will be spending little to no money out of pocket and rolling your ECBs.

It is important to note that most deals have a limit on them. You can buy as many of the items as you like but you will only earn ECBs on a limited number of them.

Need some examples to get your thinking? Check out some of my first CVS trips here or here.

Still have questions? Ask here or on Coupon Katie Facebook page. I would love to help and I am sure other readers would to.