Couponing, CVS, Saving Money

Let’s Learn To Coupon At CVS

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1. Sign up for a CVS Extra Care Card

The CVS Extra care card is necessary to receive sale prices and to participate in the CVS extra care buck program. You can go directly to the website to request a card and they will send it out the mail to you. You can also pick up a form and a card at any CVS store and start saving immediately.

Once you receive your card make sure you register the card online with your email address. Make sure you check your email because they send out coupons to your email.

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2. Extra Care Bucks/Extra Bucks

Extra bucks are coupons received at the end of the receipt and are like extra “bucks” when shopping at CVS. The same card has to be used in order to redeem the extra bucks.

Extra bucks can be used on the just about anything in the store except for the following stamps, alcohol, prescriptions, tax, and tobacco. You can still use the extra bucks on deals that you will receive extra bucks for but make sure you are checking the limits on the deals to receive the extra bucks.

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Extra bucks are earned in three different ways and usually expire within 30 days.

  • Quarterly extra bucks are issued four times a year and are calculated on the shopper’s spending at CVS.
  • Prescription refills once you have filled ten prescription’s and or gotten vaccination at CVS. You will earn $5 Extra Bucks.
  • Also while signing up for a CVS card make sure you also sign up for the Beauty club. Spend $30 on Beauty products and you will receive a $3 Extra Bucks reward. 
  • Weekly deals with extra bucks are issued immediately on the both of your receipts when a shopper buys an advertised “extra buck” item. There are limits, usually one or two, for weekly extra buck deals

3. Manufacturer coupons and CVS coupons can be combined.

CVS accepts all manufacturer coupons which includes the internet printable. CVS also has there own coupons that can be used as well.

CVS has there own coupons that are either emailed to you, sent out in the mail to you, then check the both of your receipts for coupons and they are also issued at the Kiosk in store.

CVS allows there store coupon and one manufacturer coupon per product. Extra bucks are not considered to be a coupon and they don’t count them as one they can be used with the store and manufacturer’s coupons.

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4. Do small transaction in order to spend less out of pocket

If you know couponing you will pay for your items out of pockets at first. Then with items that are purchased, you will receive extra bucks at the both of your receipts. After receiving the extra bucks you can then roll them over into another transaction. Rolling your extra bucks over to another transaction will make you spend less out of pocket. You can also save your extra bucks for the next weeks deals which will lower yours out of pocket expenses.

The more you shop at CVS you will start to earn more extra bucks they will begin to build up slowly over time. Always check the expiration date to make sure you don’t miss out on using them.IMG_10805. Rain Checks

CVS offers rainchecks if the item is out of stock. CVS issues rainchecks on the sale items and the extra buck amounts too. The rain checks never expire. People often save the rainchecks for when they have a coupon that will make the deal even better with little out of pocket money spent.

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Couponing, CVS, Saving Money, Walgreens

More I Love Walgreens

How to earn balance rewards points?
To begin to make sure you have your balance rewards card scanned at the register, or let the cashier look up your account with your telephone number. If ordering offline log into your balance rewards account and select items and place order. When placing an order online you can still earn balance rewards points on your purchase.

  • Prescriptions:
    If you refill prescriptions at Walgreens, you can earn points. If you refill a prescription for 30 days, you will earn 100 points. If you refill a prescription for a 90-day supply, you will earn 300 points. Walgreens also offers 100 points per immunization. This offer is only valid for prescriptions that are picked up in-store are eligible to earn points.
  • Healthy Choices:
    Healthy Choices are also offered to gain points. Healthy Choices are when you log your exercise daily, weigh-ins, blood pressure, glucose readings, nicotine replacement therapy use and tracking sleep. Your healthy activity can also be sent automatically if you sync select health and fitness devices and apps. visit Walgreens.com.
  • Beauty Enthusiast:
    Sign up for Beauty Enthusiast Program to earn points 5000 points for every $50 that you spend on beauty. What has considered Beauty is cosmetics, skin care, hair care, oral care, fragrances and grooming products will count toward beauty. You don’t have to spend $50 in on trip is tracked based off all your trips until you reach $50 and then it starts with the tracking.

Bonus Points
Points are earned on all items purchased when using your rewards card. There are bonus points awarded on some purchases, that you will find noted in the ads weekly.

Here are some common general FAQs about the points system at Walgreens: Points are earned on all items purchased in a transaction. Points are rewarded on a total purchase after coupons all rewards programs work this way. If you make a purchase of $25 in products and have $8 in coupons, you will get points only on $17.

  • Points are earned on all items that are purchased in a transaction.
  • Points are rewarded on total purchases after store coupons have been applied. This is how all rewards programs work. If you purchase $20 in products and have $5 in Walgreen’s coupons, you will get points only on $15 that is spent out of pocket.
  • Points are rewarded on a total purchase before manufacturer’s coupons. If you purchase $20 in products and have $1 in manufacturer’s coupons, your total would be $19, but you will still earn points on your $20 purchase.
  • To earn points, the purchase must be made in a single transaction. The totals do not add up from several different receipts. You will find your points listed on both receipt.
  • Points are not rounded up, they are in fact rounded down. If you spend $3.99, you will get only 30 points added to your account. So, if you are looking for points, you might find small items to take you over your next dollar threshold so that you get the points you may be looking for.
  • Some items offer bonus points. When you make some purchases, you will earn bonus points. If your item is $15 and you get 10x points, you will end up with 150 points on your account instead. Adversely, if the item is $0.99 and you get 10x points, the total points will have credited to your account will be 9 (as your total is $9.99 and points round down).
  • Points are redeemed for discounts. Points can be redeemed once you reach 5,000 points. You will have the option to use them with your purchase are allow them to accrue for a bigger discount. You can save points up to $50.

 

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Couponing, Saving Money, Walgreens

I Love Walgreens

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Lets Start Saving Money A Walgreens

Shopping at Walgreens you will want to be familiar with their Register Reward program as well as the Balance Rewards program that they offer and also know the coupon policy.

Balance Rewards Program
At Walgreens, you would need to make sure you are signed up for there card. You can sign up in-store or online for the card. When you are in store after signing up you can either use the card for them to scan it or type in your phone number. With the card or the phone number, you will be able to get the items for the sales price.

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Earning Points                                                                                                                              Each week Walgreens offer points for a select item in the weekly ads. The products will vary from week to week. They also offer some points on items that run monthly you will find them listed in the stores on the signs.

Redeeming Points
When making a purchase you can redeem points if you would like or you can save your point. If you decide to save your points then you will accumulate more points so that when you redeem them it will be more points. 1,000 points are equal to $1.00  until you reach 18,000 points. Once you reach 18,000 points the value will increase so it would be equal to $20. If you are redeeming 5,000 points then that’s redeeming $5.00. You can not redeem points and receive points in the same transaction.

For example, if you spend $30 and you will receive 10,000 points back it is not a good an idea to use points to pay if you want to receive the 10,000 points. But you can also redeem points on a transaction where you will earn Register Reward Points it will not impact your Register Rewards and vice versa.

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Manufacturer’s coupons will not impact you earning points. So for example, if an offer is to spend $15 and earn 3,000 points on any Old Spice purchase you will need to hit the $15 before manufacturer’s coupons. Walgreens coupons, however, do impact your amount. So you would need to reach $15 BEFORE manufacturer’s coupons but AFTER Walgreens coupons. This also applies to all the special bonus offers like earn $5 in points when you spend $25 in store. 

Cashback apps like Checkout 51, SavingStar, and Ibotta can also be used in conjunction with manufacturer’s coupons, Walgreens coupons, and Walgreens Balance Rewards deals.

Register Reward
The register reward deals will vary from week to week while others can last only for a few days and then there are other deals that last for an entire month. 

  • How long are Register Rewards valid?
    Register Rewards vary they can be for a week or up to two weeks. That is why I plan my shopping trips and roll the register rewards over into another transaction. I normally take my Register Rewards from one transaction and use them in another transaction that gives me back Register Rewards.
  • Can I use a Register Reward I received from one item to buy another of the same item?
    You can but another Register Reward will not print. Remember you can use a Register Reward and Walgreens Coupon on the same item in one transaction.
  • What are fillers?
    Fillers are inexpensive items that you buy so you can use more Register Rewards to meet the limit on the register rewards or to satisfy the spend $25 to get the bonus points.  So if I have several items that I am buying and you want to use manufacturer coupons for the items you will need to pick up a few filler items to make sure you reach the limit.

Walgreens Coupon Book

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Walgreens has its own coupon books called the Monthly Savings Book and sometimes they also have pharmacy coupon books. They work very similar to the in-ad coupons. There are restrictions on the number of items that can be purchased with the coupon, but if you split the purchases up into different transactions, go on a different day, or go to a different Walgreens store you can use them multiple times.

Be sure to check out the link for the Walgreens Deals . I will update it each week with the top deals to do. Where you will spend no more than $10 out of pocket. 
Those are the ways to coupon and save at Walgreens.  If you have questions or comments please leave them below.

 

 

 

 

Couponing, Harris Teeter, Saving Money

How to coupon at Harris Teeter?

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Harris Teeter is a good grocery store to shop at when they are offering deals. In my option is not your everyday shopping. If I have to pick up something quick I go to Wal Mart or somewhere else. I only make purchases at Harris Teeter if there is a sale and I have a coupon for each item. Harris Teeter runs Super Doubles which is a popular sale that takes place every four to six weeks. 

What is Super Doubles? I’m happy you asked Super Doubles is a sale that is offered every four to six weeks at Harris Teeter. Each coupon that you use up to $2.00 will double or will total the price of the item. For example, $2.00 coupon will double to $4.00 off, $1.50 coupon will double to $3 off and $1.00 coupon will double to $2 off, and ETC.

How many coupons will double? A great question only 20 coupons will double per day. Only three like coupons will double per transaction. You could not go to another Harris Teeter and use 20 more coupons because it is linked to your VIC card. At the both of your receipt it will show the number of double coupons used. 

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When does the sale start? The sale for Super Doubles will start at 7 am so if the store is open 24 hours you can go to the store early and get your items but remember you can’t check out until 7 am. A 24-hour store normally restarts the coupon limits between 2 am and 4 am. 

Can I use e-coupons and manufacturer coupons in the same transaction?  Yes, you can use both e-coupons and manufacturer coupons. Using both coupons is the way that you will benefit and get the better deal. 

If a coupon says DO NOT DOUBLE what happens? Most stores do not double the coupon if it says DO NOT DOUBLE. You may get a cashier that is not reading the coupon and will double the coupon even if it says don’t double. But don’t always count on that cause it don’t always work that way. 

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What if the item is not in stock? Get a Raincheck. Rainchecks are highly recommended because the Super Doubles is a very popular sale and if the store doesn’t have it in stock at the time you will ask for a raincheck and go back and get the item at a later date when it is in stock. You can also use a raincheck during Super Doubles. 

How do I get the BEST deals? In order to get the best deals, you need to make sure you are prepared. Make sure you plan ahead of time so that you can get the best possible deals. Make sure have loaded e-coupons and you are using the cash back apps as well. Make sure you become familiar with coupon policy for  Harris Teeter. 

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Do you have any questions about Super Doubles? Leave any questions or comments below.