Sunday, September 28, 2008

CVS - Kind of frustrating today 9/28

I had some trouble using my coupons today. First, they changed their policy and they are no longer allowing you to use more than one CVS $/$$ coupons. I had a $4/20 and a $5/25 neither of which said I couldn't use it with another coupon; I was only allowed to use the $5/25. They also wouldn't let me use all of my $11.99 ECB from the Loreal last week. The cashier said that with all the coupons I was using the system would only allow a maximum of $4 for that ECB. ?!?! I was very confused and tired and didn't feel like arguing, plus I have a gift card from an Rx transfer so I just put the amount on it and walked out. So - I would suggest doing 2 transactions with this scenario. I should have thought more about it, but I didn't realize the scanner at the store was going to print a $5/25, which I was very happy to get!

1 Gillette Fusion razor $9.99

use $4/1 from today's paper

earned $5 ECB

Total cost: .99

1 Cover girl True Blends foundation $5.49 and a Covergirl face product (CG blush $5.99)

use $1/1 from today's paper

use BOGO from today's paper

earn $5.49 ECB

Total: Both FREE plus .49 overage

2 Colgate Total toothpaste $2/5

use $1.50/1 All you coupon

use .75/1 from recent insert

earn $2 ECB

Total: less than .45 for both!

2 Sunsilk hair products $2/7

use 2 $1.50/1

earn $2 ECB

Total: $1 each!

I bought milk for $3.29, too.

Use the $5/25 (hopefully you were able to print yours at the store, too!)

Use 16 ECB's

Earn 14+ ECB's (I would have made more but I needed the milk)


Solei said...

That $5/25 coupon is at the store???

I'm new to this game/addiction. Just started this week and I can't wait for my shopping trip later today!

Sandi said...

Hi! I jumped over to your blog from 'Keeping the Kingdom First', and thought I'd mention that I had the same trouble with my $11.99 ECB. The cashier was only going to let me have $4.00 credit. Long story short... the manager came over and manually entered the full amount. It seems like it's getting more and more difficult to use the CVS issued coupons.

Stephanie said...

What's up with the $4 ECB?? I had the same problem today. I handed the cashier all of my coupons and gave her my $10 ECB at the end. It rang up as $4 instead. She called the manager over, he voided the entire transaction, and started over. I had a BOGO CoverGirl coupon w/ $1/1 Covergirl coupon. I wasn't sure if I could use them together and he said that I could not. So after taking the $1/1 Q out, it all seemed to ring up correctly.

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alanajo said...

Happened to me too!!!!!

alanajo said...

Oh.. and I called CS about it.. did u?