Monday, July 29, 2013

CVS is trying higher spending/higher rewards extrabucks rewards deals...

...and I'm not sure I'm a fan.

One of those is a choice between a Buy $30, Get $10 extrabucks rewards or Buy $50, Get $20 extrabucks rewards on products from the Johnson & Johnson family. Those products include:

Lactaid Fast Act 32-60 ct.
Tucks medicated ads 40-100 ct.
Carefree pantiliners 36-60 ct.
o.b. tampons 40 ct.
Listerine Pocketpacks 72 ct.
Motrin 100 ct., PM 20-80 ct.
Benadryl 24 ct., liquid 4 oz.
Splenda 100 ct. or Nectarisse 40 ct.
ANY Johnson's baby care, K-Y, Pepcid, Visine, or Bengay

Buying $30 worth of items, even with coupons, can be a stretch for me. Buying $50 worth is almost impossible.

But CVS has a link to Johnson & Johnson's Healthy Essentials coupon page where CVS shoppers can access the following coupons that can be used on this extrabucks rewards deal:

$1 off any Benadryl adult or children's product
$1 off any Motrin IB product
$1 off any Motrin PM product
$4/2 any Pepcid, Lactaid dietary supplement, Mylanta, or Tucks products
$1 off of any Splenda product
75 cents off of any Lactaid dietary supplement
$1 off of any Johnson's baby washcloths
$1 off of any Johnson's baby powder product (excludes 1 oz. and 4 oz. products)
$1 off of any Johnson's baby No More Tangles hair care product
$1 off of any Stayfree or o.b. tampon product
$1 off of any Carefree products 36 ct. or higher
(Trial sizes not included for any of the coupons)

I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to access any of the coupons because I'd used coupons from the site before. However, none of the coupons were blocked for me. But there is a limit of one use per coupon.

What also would help with this offer is that CVS once again sent out $3 extrabucks rewards coupons via email today. However, those extrabucks are good only until Wednesday.

Also, if you buy $8 worth of Stayfree, Carefree, or o.b. products towards the deal, you can go online and get up to $35 worth of fitness classes or wellness offers. The items have to be bought in one purchase. Be sure to click on the link to see if there are any offers available in your area before buying anything just to get the offers.

CVS also has a Buy $100, Get $15 extrabucks rewards deal on Gap Inc. brand cards. Forking over $100 for gift cards at one time is difficult for me, However, if you have plans to do back-to-school shopping and know you are going to spend at least $100 at any of the Gap Family of stores (Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic), you might as well buy and use the gift cards and use the $15 in extrabucks rewards on you CVS purchases. The $15 in extrabucks rewards would pay for half of the Johnson & Johnson deal if you do the Buy $30, Get $10 extrabucks rewards deal.

Will be back soon with more to save money at CVS this week.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Be sure to buy a Sunday paper tomorrow for coupons!

After there not being any coupon inserts in last Sunday's paper, tomorrow's newspaper will have five inserts, according to Sunday Coupon Preview.

The P&G insert will be useful to get since CVS will have a Buy $20, Get $5 extrabucks rewards deal on several P&G products. They include:

Tide or Gain Liquid (19-32 loads): $5.94
Charmin Ultra Strong or Ultra Soft (16 pk.) or Bounty (12 pk.): $9.99
Crest (6.4 oz.) Crest Whitening w/ Scope (4-4.8 oz.), or Pro-Health (4.2 oz.) toothpaste: 2/$5.50
Covergirl Face, Eye, Lip, or Outlast Nail: Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off
Clairol Nice 'n Easy, Root Touch-Up, or Natural Instincts: $5.99
Duracell alkaline AAA,AA (16 pk.); C, D (8 pk.); or 9-vold (4 pk.): $10.74
All Gillette cartridges

Coupons include:

Covergirl: $1.50/1 any Covergirl (excluding accessories), $1/1 any Covergirl (excluding
 accessories), $3/2 eye products (excluding accessories)
Clairol: $1/1 product, $3/2 products, $5/3 products
Charmin: 25 cents/1 product
Bounty: 25 cents/1 towels or napkins
Crest: 50 cents/1 4.0 or larger toothpaste (excludes Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar Control)
Duracell: 50 cents/1 CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium, or specialty batteries
Tide: 50 cents/1, $1.50/2, and  $3/3 coupons on Tide detergents, Downy, Tide Boost, Tide to Go,  Tide washing machine cleaner or Bounce (excludes Pods)

Other inserts in tomorrow's paper include two RedPlum and two SmartSource inserts. Will let you know about coupons in those that can be used on next week's CVS deals next week.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Be a new you with hair color deals

(NOTE: In the initial version of this post, I mentioned a $3 coupon I had gotten from CVS via email and using it to help pay for this deal. On Thursday 6/25/13, I looked at the coupon, and it expired on Wednesday 6/24/13. I removed any references to the coupon in the updated version. dc)

Hair color is a great way to make a significant change to one's look, and CVS extrabucks rewards deals, plus coupons from other sources, can help you become a new you.

Garnier's Olia hair color is priced at $8.99 this week, and CVS shoppers also will get $2 in extrabucks rewards back. has a $2 coupon to make the deal even better.

There is also a $4 extrabucks rewards deal when CVS shoppers buy any two L'Oreal Hair Color products. has $2 coupons for L'Oreal Paris Healthy Look, L'Oreal Feria, or L'Oreal Wild Ombre. The two boxes of hair color also count toward the L'Oreal Gold Rewards program. With the purchase of five boxes of hair color, L'Oreal hair color users can get one free, or they can get a $3 coupon with the purchase of three boxes. In addition, if a enter a code from a L'Oreal Hair color box, you also can get a $1 coupon good toward the purchase of L'Oreal nail polish until July 31st.

I couldn't find any coupons for the Garnier Nutrisse hair color, but it is on sale at CVS this week for $6.99.

Be back with more deals before the end of the week.

Monday, July 22, 2013

CVS is being generous with ExtraCare Coupon Center and email coupons

(Note: in a previous version of this post, I mentioned $3 in extrabucks rewards I got via email. I looked at the email today (6/25/13), and noticed the coupon expired on 6/24/13. All references to that coupon have been edited out of this post. dc)

Usually one has to wait until Thursday to find out via email whether or not CVS will have a percentage off or dollars off of a minimum purchase. But this week's CVS weekly ad lets all CVS shoppers know that there is a $5 off a $25 minimum purchase awaiting them at the ExtraCare Coupon Center.

AND along with the $5 off a $25 purchase coupon, CVS shoppers will get a coupon for a free roll of Just the Basics paper towels. And if used along with the $3 extrabucks rewards and the $5 off of a $25 purchase coupon, it's an extra 79 cents that you don't have to come up with to get to $25!

In addition to getting those coupons, I have more coupons waiting for me at the ExtraCare Coupon Center. They include:

$3 off $2 Colgate Optic White or Total toothpaste (4 oz. or larger)
$2 off of 2 cough drops or throat lozenges (45 ct. or larger)
$1 off of any $5 deodorant purchase
$1 off any facial skincare purchase $5 or more

While I'm going to hold onto the last three coupons for awhile, I plan to use the one for the Colgate toothpaste towards the Buy $10, Get $5 extrabucks rewards deal on Colgate Total toothpaste (4.0-7.8 oz.), Total rinse (250-500ml), or 360-degree Floss-tip toothbrush. In addition to the $3 coupon from the ExtraCare Coupon Center, has a 75-cent coupon for the toothpaste.

I'm also contemplating taking advantage of other extrabucks rewards deal to get the a $25 total purchase. Will let you in on them as the week goes on. The first category I have in mind is hair color...

Friday, July 19, 2013

Save even more with these assorted beauty deals

If you haven't been to CVS this week, all ExtraCare cardholders will receive a 30 percent off of all regularly priced CVS items. And as I've said before, percentage off coupons can be applied to extrabucks rewards deals if the items aren't on sale.


CVS has a Buy $12, Get $4 extrabucks rewards deal on CVS cosmetics, facial care, hair care, personal cleaning, and hand or body lotion products. Since 30 percent of $12 is $3.60, you would come close to getting $8 off on this deal.

Coppertone products (excluding twin packs and clearance items) are Buy $15, Get $5 extrabucks rewards this week. has $2/1 and $5/2 coupons to make the deal even better. To make the deal even better still, I got a $2 off of $10 coupon from the ExtraCare Coupon Center for any sunless tanner or sun protection purchase. also has coupons that can be used on the Buy $15, Get $5 extrabucks rewards deal on Garnier Fructis stylers, shampoo, or conditioner; all Garnier Nutrisse hair color; and all Garnier skin products. Those coupons include a $1 off any Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner, or treatment and a $1 off any Garnier styling product. AND if all the Garnier products you buy for the deal are shampoo, conditioner, or styling products, there 's a coupon I got from the ExtraCare Coupon Center good for $3 off of any $15 shampoo, conditioner, treatment, or styling purchase. Since the Fructis stylers, conditioner and shampoo are all on sale for 3/$9, you could buy all of those items, get 5 coupons off of, use the $3 coupon, and the entire purchase would be $2 after extrabucks rewards.

I also got a $3 off of Revlon eye or lip cosmetics coupon from the ExtraCare Coupon Center this week. Revlon face, eye, or lip products are Buy 1, Get One 50 percent off this week. has a $2 coupon for Revlon foundation, BB cream, blush, concealer, or primer. There also is a $1 coupon on Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipstick.

Finally, CVS is running a $3 extrabucks rewards deal on all Revlon nail (with the exception of Color Art and clearance items). Additionally the nail products are on sale for $4.99.

Final note: I got at 20 percent off any regularly priced items coupon in my email yesterday. The coupon will work on any deal where the items aren't sale priced. However, I'm not sure if you can use both the 30 percent off coupon on CVS items and the 20 percent off coupon on all regularly priced items in one transaction. If you plan to use the 30 percent coupon on the CVS beauty products deal, I'd suggest using those in two separate transactions.

Sorry I've been away for awhile this week. It feels good to write another CVS Tips post. Will be on the lookout for good deals in next week's CVS circular.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

CVS oral care deals and coupons will give you a reason to smile

CVS shoppers have the chance to try out Colgate Total rinse for little cost starting Sunday with extrabucks rewards and coupons from

Next week, there will be a $3 extrabucks rewards deal on 1-liter bottles of Colgate Total and Optic White rinse. Both will be on sale for $5.99. has a $2 coupon on Colgate Total rinse. CVS shoppers can use the $2 coupon next week and get a 1-liter bottle of Colgate Total rinse for 99 cents after extrabucks rewards and the coupon. If you like the Colgate Total rinse, the extrabucks deal can be repeated, so you can go back and get another bottle and another $2 coupon from

For all the Crest users out there, CVS will have a Buy $10, Get $5 extrabucks rewards deal on Crest Pro-Health toothpaste or rinse, Glide floss, and Cross Action Pro-Health toothbrushes. has a $1.10 coupon that can be used on bottles of Pro-Heal rinse 458 ml or larger. This deal also has a limit of 2.

Other oral care deals next week include:

Buy 1, Get 1 Free Arm & Hammer toothpaste or Mentadent. Coupons available on the Arm and Hammer site. Most coupons are $1/2, but there also is one for Arm and Hammer Sensitive for $1. Limit 2 uses/year.)

$2 extrabucks rewards on Colgate Single Pack toothbrush, children's 4.6 oz., Cavity Protection, Whitening 6.4 oz. or MaxWhite 6.0 oz. All are on sale for $2/5. Coupon available in Sunday's paper for Colgate toothpaste 4.0 oz. or larger. Limit of 2 deals per customer.

Arm and Hammer Spinbrush or brush heads 2 ct. on sale for $4.99. There is a $2 coupon on the Arm and Hammer for 1 Spinbrush or refills.

$10 extrabucks rewards on all Crest 3D Whitestrips. Limit of 2 extrabucks rewards per customer.

$2 extrabucks rewards on multipack Crest, Fixodent, Glide, or Oral-B. Limit of 2 extrabucks rewards per customer.

$5 extrabucks rewards on Oral-B Power refills. Limit of 2 extrabucks rewards per customer.

CVS also will have deals on back-to-school items next week. Be back with more details onthose later in the week.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

A blockbuster deal on summer items, choose-a-deal on P&G products

Buy $30, Get $10 extrabucks rewards on summer items is a solid deal in itself, but there also will be a  Buy $30, $10 off coupon available to all ExtraCare card holders next week at the ExtraCare Coupon Center.

Items included are:

All summer furniture
Summer footware (excluding Zori orthotics)
Summer towels
Picnic accessories
Backyard/summer toys
Sunglasses (excluding ASTV sunglasses)

Next week CVS shoppers will also have the opportunity to choose between a Buy $20, Get $5 extrabucks rewards or a Buy $30, Get $10 extrabucks rewards on the following P&G items:

Tide or Gain (48-64 loads): $11.49
Bounty 6 pk., Charmin Basic 12 pk., or Charmin Ultra Strong 9 pk.: $5.99
Select Secret, Gillette, or Old Spice antiperspirant/deodorant: Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off
Crest Pro-Health 4-7.8 oz., 3D White 5.8-7.6 oz., Pro-Health rinse 500 ml, Glide floss, or select Oral-B toothbrushes: $3.74
Dawn 9 oz.: 97 cents
All Covergirl eye, face, lip, or Outlast nail: Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off (excludes clearance)
Duracell AAA, AA 8 pk.; C, D 4 pk.; 9-volt 2 pk.: $6.99
Pantene shampoo or conditioner 12.6 oz. or styler 5.7-11.5 oz.: 2/$7

According to Sunday Coupon Preview, there will be a P&G insert in Sunday newspapers. Most notable are a Buy 1 Pantene Shampoo, Get 1 Free Pantene Conditioner or Styler coupon; a $4/2 Lip Perfection, Jumbo Gloss Balm, or Lipslicks Smoochies coupon, and separate $2/2 coupons on Gillette and Old Spice antiperspirants/deodorants. There are also Tide coupons as well as coupons for Crest Pro-Health rinse and Covergirl Flamed Out mascara on in addition to those that will be in Sunday newspapers.

All I have for today. There are more oral care deals in next week's circular. Will let you know more about those in the next CVS Tips.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Check out SavingStar for additional savings now and in the future

Sorry I haven't written anything lately. Had some things that took me away from CVS Tips for awhile. But I did want to make some time to tell everyone about the new SavingStar offers and how they can be used to save you money this and future weeks.

Just saw a few minutes ago that SavingStar has a Buy $30, Get $5 back on all Nestle frozen food products. Those include:

Hot Pockets
Lean Cuisine
Lean Pockets
Nestle Ice Cream
Tombstone Pizza
Wonka Ice Cream
Jack's Pizza
Skinny Cow frozen treats
California Pizza Kitchen Pizza
DiGiornio Pizza
Purina Frosty Paws

Currently Nestle Ice Cream treats and Skinny Cow frozen treats are on sale for $3.99 a box. 14-oz containers of Haagen-Dazs are on special for 2/$7 as well. The SavingStar deal runs on these items until July 31, and these items can be bought in multiple trips.

Chex Mix is on sale for 99 cents a bag this week at CVS, and CVS shoppers can get 50 cents back from CVS as well. If just one bag isn't enough, there is a 50 cent coupon for 2 bags on

There also is a Buy $15, Get $5 deal on Axe products. CVS seems to have a deal on those products regularly, and this would be an opportunity to save even more money when they are on sale at CVS. The SavingStar Axe deal ends August 29, so there is plenty of time to buy enough Axe products to get the $5 for SavingStar.

The earliest I will be back will be this weekend. Hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth of July!