This is the third part of my series on how to do CVS deals. In part one I discussed the basics of CVS deals, and in part two I went through the different CVS coupons that are out there. In part three, I will go over the art of combining coupons to get the best deal. This is what takes your deals from good to amazing.
The main thing to remember is that you can stack coupons as long as you meet the terms of all of the coupons you want to use. For instance, I will give you the deal I am planning for their Thanksgiving weekend sale:
As you see in this example, I have used manufacturer coupons, CVS item specific coupons, CVS $ off purchase coupons, and CVS $ off specific department coupons. Even without the ECB I earned from another purchase, I’ll get $75 worth of stuff for $32.16 after coupons plus I’ll earn another $60.76 in ECB to use on another purchase. Ultimately you make a $28 profit on the transaction. As an FYI, most of the manufacturer coupons listed as available online to be printed. See the CVS Black Friday thread at SlickDeals for links.
I will note that your mileage may vary (YMMV) on using multiple coupons, but this is entirely within their policy because you have met the terms of each of the coupons. Note that on the $ off purchase coupons, your total before coupons should exceed the total of the purchase requirements. In this example, I used coupons that required a $30, $20, $15, and $10 purchase. To be within the rules, my purchase should equal at least $75. On top of that you can use department specific and $ off total purchase coupons together.
This is just one example, and your options will vary based on the CRT coupons you receive. But this should be a great example of how to take advantage of the system for the absolute best deals.
Congratulations on your completion of the CVS Deals 101 course. To further your education in the coming weeks, I will post on more advanced CVS Deal topics. Good luck in all your CVS adventurers!