My middle brother-in-law has had his first CVS coupon experience! I’ve been a big fan of CVS deals for a while, as I first indicated on this post in April. Tonight I was able to show brother-in-law #2 the ropes and he did reasonably well for a rookie.
The deal involves a coupon for the Ascensia Contour blood glucose monitor. The coupon is for $50, however the monitor is on sale this week for $9.99. This creates a $40 overage if the cashier processes the coupon for the full amount (most do), meaning you can essentially get $40 worth of free stuff with the coupon. I’ve been taking advantage of this all week to stock up on diapers and wipes, and have had only two instances out of eight where the cashier adjusted the coupon amount. Usually the biggest challenge is just finding the monitor in stock. It remains to be seen what the price of the monitors will be after this week, but as long as it is under $50 the deal works to some extent.
As an added bonus, the monitor has a rebate of $50 or price paid (whichever is lower), meaning that if you submit the rebate you also get $10 back by rebate. There is a thread about this on SlickDeals here, however discussion has been minimal for whatever reason.
The coupon can be found in the CVS Diabetes Book, which is often available at the pharmacy counter. There is also a printable coupon in the SlickDeals thread. For your other CVS adventures, there is a master thread of printable coupons at SlickDeals here.
My brother-in-law’s first run resulted in success and he got away with the monitor and $51 worth of stuff for $8 using the $50 monitor coupon and a $3 off $15 purchase coupon. More coaching will be needed to get the total next time under $1.