Saturday, August 10, 2013

Next week's extrabucks rewards deals are odd...

...but they could work out for more savings for CVS customers.

When I looked at the preview online of next week's CVS weekly ad, I was puzzled by some of the combinations of items that were put together for extrabucks rewards deals. For instance, there is a Buy $20, Get a $5 Classroom CVS gift card deal. While most of the items are back-to-school related, some of them take a stretch of the imagination to see their relationship to going back to school.

Here are the items:

Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off all Caliber home and office supplies
Backpack or lunch carriers
Buy 1, Get 1 Free all Georgia-Pacific MultiPurpose paper 500 sheets
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Pilot G2 pens in black or fashion colors 5 pk.
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Bic Cristal Bold pens, Wite-Out tape, or Wite-Out quick dry fluid
3M Command Damage-Free Hanging hooks, fastener strips, felt or rubber pads: 2/$7
Dove 3.07-3.33 oz. chocolate bars: 2/$2.98
Dove Promises bonus size 8.5-11 oz.: 2/$6
Oreo, Lorna Doone, Wheat Thins, Triscuit, Chicken in a Biskit, or Better Cheddars: 2/$5
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Nestea Lemon Tea 16.9 oz. 12 pk. or Perrier slim cans 8.54 oz. 10 pk. 

I was able to locate a couple of  coupons that could be used on this deal:

$1 off 2 bags of Dove Chocolate Promises 8.0-9.5 oz.
50 cents off Command hooks

Also, according to Sunday Coupon Preview, the SmartSource coupon insert in Sunday newspapers will have a coupon for 75 cents/2 on Nabisco cookie or cracker products 6.5 oz or larger, which will help out with the cookies and crackers featured in this deal.

I could see the food products going into a child's lunch, but not the 3+ oz. Dove chocolate bars. Perhaps those are for bribing teachers. On the other hand, CVS customers who don't have children going back to school are able to take advantage of the food portion of the deal whereas if there were no food items linked to this deal, that group of customers would have to pass this deal by.

There are two back-to-school extrabucks rewards deals that feature more traditional back-to-school items. Those are:

Buy $10, Get $3 extrabucks rewards Five Star 1, 2, 3 or 5-subject notebooks: Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off
Buy $10, Get $3 extrabucks rewards Expo dry erase markers 4 ct. or Paper Mate pens 10 ct.: Buy 1 Get 1 Free

There is a $1/2 coupon on SmartSource good for any 2 Five Star products.

There are some other extrabucks rewards deals in the next CVS weekly ad that have some odd product combinations. While you're checking those out for yourselves with the link in the previous sentence, I'll search the web for coupons you can use for those deals.

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