Extreme Couponing Tip: CVS Deals Track on Your Receipt

Extreme Couponing Tip: CVS Deals Track on Your Receipt

Last night after my Couponing Workshop I had the opportunity to chat with some of the people that attended.  I love getting feedback from people on the workshops and on the site as it helps to make it a better experience for everyone.  One of the ladies mentioned to me that she had just realized, after many months of shopping at CVS, that you do not have to buy all of your items at one time while doing an Extra Care Bucks deal.  She was thrilled to find out that if her local store was low on stock, she could buy what they had there and continue here shopping at a different CVS store.

I did not mention that in the workshop and I realized I do not mention that a lot on the site.  So, this is my opportunity, for those of you that do not know, to make you aware of that great feature at CVS.

CVS Deals Track:

CVS deals track which means that if you need to buy 2 items in a deal, you can buy 1 at one store and 1 at another store.  Once you make your purchase, you simply need to look at the bottom of your receipt to see how much you have toward a deal.

CVS Receipt Example:

You can see above example that there was deal for Slim-Fast, Buy 2 Get a $2 ECB.  In this example, only 1 Slim-Fast was purchased, showing the Quantity Toward This Reward as 1.  The quantity needed to earn the reward is 1 and it is shown right on the receipt.  So, on another day, time or store, you can buy your second Slim-Fast product and your ECB will print at that time.

For the Dial Deal, the offer is buy 1 Get a $2 ECB.  The Dial was purchased so the receipt show that the Offer Limit was reached.

Splitting Transactions for Coupon Restrictions:

Tracking of purchases is also helpful if there is limit on the amount of coupons you can use per transaction.  Most of the P&G coupons only allow for 4 “like” coupons per transaction.  If you plan on buying 5 of the same P&G products for a deal, you can do this deal in 2 transactions.

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  • Jim

    I was at your [very well attended] workshop lastnight. I felt that your presentation was “spot on”. I must say, that mostly all of what you presented is explained very well on your website. I’ve been couponing for only 2 months and I’m up to saving approximately 72% during each trip now — all my knowledge is from content on your LRWC website. The big thing for beginners is to go very slow, maybe only one or two stores during your first weeks to avoid becoming overwhelmed — it picks up fast once the beginner catches on! Also, start off immediately with at least two sets of coupons (or 2 sunday papers) to build up your coupon supply. I’m up to 4 sunday papers per week and I’m considering going to 6 I think. That’s my 2 cents. Thanks for answering my question about the money maker deal at Wags with the $5 item (sold out) and got a raincheck (which the cashier included the sale price AND the register rewards) which made the $5 item FREE — and then using a $5 coupon making it a money maker deal!

  • Karen

    Rite aid allows you to purchase in multiple transactions as well. It will usually show how much you have purchased toward an up promo. You have to figure out what you still need.

  • Karan

    Hi Cindy
    I could finally make it to your workshop last night but I was in a rush to reach home. As soon as you finished speaking I left. Thank you for all the work you put in building a great site. It is always informative, clear and free of popping ads. I live in Jersey city so you’ve helped me to shop better at shoprite and pathmark. Also, I bought 20 books from the library for $1 and my kid loved them. Just a suggestion – Please do some workshop in Jersey city as we also have a great library.

    • Cindy

      Karan, thanks for coming. I go where people ask, so reach out to them and have them ask 😉

  • Noahsmomma

    I wish you would do a workshop on Long Island Cindy. I want to come, but Jersey is to far. 🙁

  • Savings Galore

    P&G coupons say 4 per DAY, not “transaction”. They changed the wording a long time ago.