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How to shop at CVS

Here are the basics of learning how to save at CVS.

Step 1: Go to your local CVS or go to and order a Extracare card. If you get your card from the store you can use it automatically.

Step 2: Go to to register your Extracare card for even more savings! They will usually email you a $4 off $20 purchase coupon for signing up online. Also they send those type of emails periodically, so make sure CVS emails are not going to your junk mail!

Step 3: Plan out your first trip to CVS. Start small so that you will not overwhelm yourself. Be sure to check out my scenarios for tips. Also, send me an email and I will be glad to help you plan.

What are Extrabucks (also known as ECB or Extracare bucks)?
Extrabucks print at the bottom of your receipt, and you can use them like cash only in CVS. Some exclusions apply: you can’t use them to buy stamps, alcohol, and prescriptions. See the fine print on the ECBs for full details.

There are certain items that earn you Extra Bucks. There are monthly Extra Bucks based on the amount you spend every 3 months, and there are weekly ones. Be sure to pick up the monthly ad at your store, and you can get the weekly one in the store, mail, the newspaper, or you can always see it each week on the CVS website.

Note: Be sure to scan your Extracare card at the coupon center each time you go to CVS. I have actually scanned it twice and got different coupons.

Please refer to for more information on their Extracare policy!

CVS also has a Green Bag tag that you can purchase for $1, and place on your reusable bag. Be sure to have the cashier scan it each day you shop at CVS. For every 4th visit to CVS, you will receive on your receipt a $1 ECB. The green bag tag can only be scanned once daily.

Happy shopping and saving at CVS or!!


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