Save More Money at CVS

Maximize your savings at CVS with these tips:

Get an ExtraCare Card

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Sign up for an ExtraCare card. Then, have a cashier swipe it each time you shop. You'll earn:

  • 2% back on your purchases (a few restrictions apply)
  • $5 in Extra Bucks for every 10 prescriptions that you have filled (sign up for that here)
  • Special coupons and offers on the bottom of your receipts

Use Extra Bucks to Buy Free-After-Extra-Bucks Products

Want to walk out of CVS with tons of free stuff? Just buy the items that are being offered free-after-Extra-Bucks this week. Then, use the Extra Bucks that you earn to buy next week's free-after-EB items. After the first week, you won't need any money to shop.

Sign Up for E-mails

Go to cvs.com/email to sign up for ExtraCare e-mail alerts to receive coupons throughout the year – over $100 worth!

Bonus Tip: Register your ExtraCare Card online; include your birthdate and zip code; and they'll also e-mail you a weekly sales flier and a coupon for a free gift on your birthday.

Become a CVS Advisor

Enjoy filling out surveys? Become a CVS Advisor member, and you'll earn Extra Bucks each time you participate in one of their surveys.

Note: You'll probably only receive a few survey invitations a year, but it's an easy way to earn an extra $20-$30 in EBs.

Print Out In-Store Coupons

Visit cvssavingscentral.com to print out coupons that you can use in store. You'll find manufacturer coupons, as well as coupons for CVS-branded products.

Use the Coupon Kiosk

CVS has coupon kiosks in all its stores. Just scan your ExtraCare card, and the machine will spit out coupons for you to use – sometimes for free products.

Buy Discounted Gift Cards

Save more on every purchase by buying discounted CVS gift cards through Gift Card Granny.

Sign up for the ExtraCare Beauty Club

Snag a 10% off beauty shopping pass, $5 in ECBs for every $50 in qualifying beauty purchases and $3 in ECBs on your birthday when you sign up for the ExtraCare Beauty Club. Also be on the lookout for special members-only freebies. They've given away shampoo, sunscreen and more in the past.

Transfer Your Prescriptions

CVS frequently offers a free gift card for transferring your prescriptions from another pharmacy. Watch for a deal to pop up in the weekly sales circular, or ask a pharmacist for more information.

Look for Free-After-Rebate Products

Walk the health and beauty aisles each time you shop in search of products with free-after-rebate hang tags. The shampoo aisle is especially hot for this type of promotion.

Sign Up for ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes

Cut the cost of dealing with diabetes by signing up for the ExtraCare Advantage program (it's free). You'll get:

  • Double the Extra Bucks on diabetic supplies
  • an e-newsletter with exclusive savings offers

Follow CVS on Twitter

CVS is now on Twitter. Follow them "@CVS_Extra" for special coupons and discounts and to keep up with the latest deals. Each week, they tweet a preview of the best deals from the next ad, and they also run a contest each month to reward followers with prize packs and gift cards.