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CVS Deals Week of 8/2/09

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 1, 2009 · 38 comments

More school supplies deals this week, plus lots of other freebies! You'll want to get there early for the best selection, but don't forget that CVS gives rain checks if they're out of stock on a product. Did you find anything good that I missed?

Scroll down to share your CVS Deals and Scenarios!

New to couponing? Read up on what all of these abbreviations mean first in my quick reference guide.

:: School Supplies Deals – Sunday Through Tuesday Only

SoftSoap Nutri Serums (15-oz.), $4.99
Get $4 ECBs (limit 1)

$2/1 SoftSoap printable (select zip codes)
Better then FREE after coupon and ECBs!

Caliber or CVS Brand Pens (20-ct.) or Wooden Pencils (10-ct.), $.99
Get $0.99 ECBs (limit 2)

FREE after ECBs!

Caliber or It’s Academic Book Covers, $0.99
Get $0.99 ECBs (limit 2)

FREE after ECBs!

Caliber or It’s Academic Compass/Protractor, $1.50
Get $1.50 ECBs (limit 2)

FREE after ECBs!

Caliber or It’s Academic Flexi Ruler, $0.99
Get $0.99 ECBs (limit 2)

FREE after ECBs!

Caliber or It’s Academic 5″ Scissors, $2.99
Get $2.99 ECBs (limit 2)

FREE after ECBs!

Caliber Sticky Notes (2-ct.), Glue Stick (3-pk.), or Pen Eraser, $0.99
Get $0.99 ECBs (limit 2)

FREE after ECBs!

Caliber or CVS pharmacy 1-Subject Notebook, $0.99
Get $0.99 ECBs (limit 2)

FREE after ECBs!

Poly Portfolio, $0.49
Get $0.49 ECBs (limit 2)

FREE after ECBs!

:: ECB Deals

Blink Tears or Gel Tears, $7.99
Get $7.99 ECBs (limit 1)

$3/1 Blink Tears, exp. 10-24-09 (RP 8/2/09)
$1.50/1 Blink Tears printable
Better than FREE after coupons and ECBs!

Electrasol Dish Detergent, 2/$9
Get $10 ECBs wyb $20

$2.50/1 Finish/Electrasol, exp. 8-9-09 (SS 7/12/09)
FREE wyb 5 after 5 coupons and ECBs!

Stayfree Pads (28-48 ct.), $5
Get $5 ECBs wyb $10 (limit 1)

BOGO Stayfree Product, exp. 8-31-09 (SS 6/28/09)
$1/1 Stayfree Product printable
Better than FREE after coupons and ECBs!

Kraft Easy Mac or Velveeta Shells and Cheese, 2/$6
Get $3 ECBs wyb 2 (limit 1)

$1.50/2 Kraft Easy Mac or Velveeta Shells and Cheese printable
$0.75 ea. after coupon and ECBs!

Ragu Pasta Sauce or Skippy Peanut Butter, $2/4
Get $3 ECBs wyb $10 (limit 1)

$1/2 Ragu printable
$0.50/1 Skippy Peanut Butter (RP 8/2/09)

:: Suggested Deal

Buy 4 Ragu at 2/$4
Buy 1 Skippy PB at $2

Use (2) $1/2 Ragu printable
Use $0.50/1 Skippy Peanut Butter (RP 8/2/09)
$0.90 ea. after coupons and ECBs!

Cheez-Its Crackers, $3
Get $1 ECB (limit 1)

$0.75/1 Cheez-Its printable
$1.25 after coupon and ECBs!

Milk, $2.79
Get $1 ECB (limit 1)

$1.79 after ECB!

Pampers Diapers, $9.49
Get $5 wyb 2 (limit 1)

$6.99 ea. after ECBs!

:: Other Deals

Bumble Bee Tuna Salad Kits (3.5-oz.), $1.25
$1/2 Bumble Bee Tuna printable
$0.75 ea. after coupon!

Scotch Tape (3-pk.), $4.89 (BOGO)
$1/1 Scotch Tape, exp. 9-30-09 (V 7/12/09)
$1.45 ea. after coupons!

New to CVSing? Want to learn how to create your own CVS deals? Get a quick overview with CVS 101 for Newbies. Then check out The $5 CVS Challenge for some simple and easy transactions to get started!

Let’s share our best CVS Deals and Scenarios! Just link up your blog post via the Mr. Linky below.

To keep it neat, I suggest that you list your blog name and then describe your scenario in parentheses, ex. Deal Seeking Mom (Less than $6 OOP!).

The only requirement is that you link directly to your scenarios. Links directly to your homepage will be deleted. Linking back to this meme to share it with others is greatly appreciated!

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 tina August 1, 2009 at 4:39 pm

what is the zipcode for the soap soft printable??


2 Ann August 1, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Tara, the B1G1 stayfree coupon is not valid on the jumbo packs.

Tina, 45435 was the zip code and it is not working as of right now. That does not mean it won't work again tonight or tomorrow, just that the softsoap isn't available at the moment.


3 Shannon August 1, 2009 at 5:23 pm

The softsoap coupon worked for me (45435), but I can't find the Stayfree one. Is the link right? What a great week at CVS! Thanks, Tara!


4 Laura August 1, 2009 at 5:39 pm

I only see coupons for SoftSoap body wash and hand soap. Is there a specific coupon for the Night Serums or any Softsoap brand item?


5 angie August 1, 2009 at 6:15 pm

still can't find the stayfree coupon. is there a different zip i need to put in?


6 Ann August 1, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Angie go to the stayfree site for a $1 printable


7 angie August 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm

thanks! did everyone get the stayfree bogos in their paper? i sure thought i did but now i am getting it all together, i can't find them. don't know if i sat them aside or just did not get them.


8 Ann August 1, 2009 at 7:52 pm

The B1G1 coupon is not valid on the jumbo packs, Angie, and the jumbo packs are what is on sale. They may accept the coupon at CVS, but it is actually not good on the size on sale.


9 Gracie Cappello August 1, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Oh no!!!! The BIGI stayfree coupon excludes jumbo packs, does not mean the Free Stayfree Pads deal will not work??!!! :( This would be a big disappointment. I ordered coupons for it too.


10 Gracie Cappello August 1, 2009 at 9:42 pm

I looked on a package of Stayfree pads that I have. It is a 66 ct. package and it is a Jumbo pack according to the packaging. Consequently if this is a jumbo pack I highly doubt that a 24 ct. pack would be classified as such as well.


11 Laura August 1, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I have a $5/$30 purchase and $10/$50 purchase coupons that printed when I scanned my card at the CVS machine a couple weeks ago. I think I just found the perfect scenario to use the $10/$50 purchase coupon.

Buy (2) Pampers Jumbo Diapers, $18.98 ($9.49ea)
Get $5 ECBs wyb 2
Buy (5) Electrasol Finish, $22.50 ($4.50ea)
Get $10 ECBs wyb $20
Buy (2) Stayfree Pads (24-28ct), $10 ($5ea)
Get $5 ECBs wyb $10

$10/$50 CVS coupon
(5) $2.50/1 Electrasol coupons (SS 7/12/09)
(2) $1/1 Pampers coupons
BOGO Stayfree coupon (SS 6/28/09)

Pay $21.98 OOP and get $20 ECBs!

Of course, I will minimize my OOP by rolling ECBs from last week. The CVS purchase coupons could also work well with the school supplies and other FREE after ECBs items.


12 Shannon August 2, 2009 at 12:32 am

Just came back from my 24hr CVS and the limit for the Softsoap is actually 2, according to my receipt.


13 karen August 2, 2009 at 11:41 am

I just got back from CVS with a moneymaker. I bought the SoftSoap for $2.99 with a $1 printable coupon and $2 ECBs, the Blink Tears for $7.99 using a $3 coupon (in todays paper) with $7.99 ECBs, and 9 of the $0.99 school supplies with the $0.99 ECBS. I would have maxed them out but I couldn't find anymore. And as a bonus, when I scanned my rewards card I got a $5/$20 coupon! I did also use $3.98 of ECBs from before but spent $11.67 OOP with $18.90 back in ECBs!


14 Gretchen August 2, 2009 at 11:52 am

I just shopped at my CVS and as an after thought before checking out, I scanned my card. I'm sure glad I did. It printed off a 1.50 off any stayfree item. SO... I got two packs of Stayfree pads, used my B1G1, a 1.00 coupon and my 1.50 CVS coupon.... TWO packs for 2.50 and got $5.00 ECB back!!! I also got other great deals, but that was my favorite!


15 Janet August 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I bought the stayfree deal using the B1G1 coupon without problem. My stayfree is the 36 count and I don't think that it is Jumbo size. It doesn't say Jumbo on the package anyway.

Thanks for all the deals you post. It really helps!


16 roz August 2, 2009 at 1:37 pm

So. Cal. CVS has no Blink discounts in their ads, nor ECB's. Does anyone know if it is regional? My August freebie was unfortunately, free candy, not something that I can use...


17 Shannon August 2, 2009 at 2:04 pm

I had no trouble with the Stayfree BOGO coupon either. The packs I saw for $5 didn't say "JUMBO" on the package. My freebie is 10-120 ct. CVS asperin (I would rather have the candy... we still have Ecotrin coming out our ears!) Also, my receipt shows that I can do the Softsoap deal again - YAY!


18 Katie August 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm

I think you're right. I'm in Northern CA, and I seem to have a completely different ad (except for the free school supplies). No Electrasol, Blink or Pampers in my ad from the Sacramento Bee.


19 Tracy August 2, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Katie, ME EITHER! I'm so disappointed. I bought a bunch of the Electrasol coupons and my CVS didn't have the deal. I'm really irritated. I would like to know what dictates some places are worthy of deals and others are not. It's so FRUSTRATING!


20 Tina August 2, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Benefiber is a good deal too! The Benefiber Plus Calcium is on clearance for $5.85, use $2 coupon from 5/10 or 7/12 inserts, and they still print the $3 ECB. So it's like getting it for $.85. Limit 2


21 Anonymous August 2, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I can't get the kraft velvetta coupon to print. It keeps telling me to insall the coupon printer which is already installed.


22 Michele August 2, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I did the Stayfree B1G1 today but didn't use the $1 off coupon as well because I didn't think they would let me use two coupons. Will CVS let you do that?


23 Michele August 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Oh, I also got a print out that said if I'd write my updated email address on the receipt and give it back to the cashier, they would send me a $5 off my next $20 purchase. Did anyone else get that?


24 Evonne August 3, 2009 at 12:47 am

Milk is regionL too
My ad says it's 3.19 and no ECG


25 Krissy August 3, 2009 at 8:33 am

Does anyone know how you would get the free mascara? I bought 4 of the clairol natural instinct hair dyes at $23.96 so I wanna go back and just buy a dawn dish soap to get me to $25. Would it print a coupon on my reciept for the free mascara? I hate realizing how close I am to a deal AFTER I get home!!!


26 Krissy August 3, 2009 at 8:35 am

Also, did anyone go back and get a 2nd softsoap? I dont want to risk buying another one if I dont get the ECBs. I noticed on my reciept it didn't say I reached my offer limit...?


27 angie August 3, 2009 at 9:00 am

bought 3 softsoaps yesterday and got ecbs on each. read on another board the limit is actually 5


28 Laura August 3, 2009 at 11:02 am

Michele - I got the same printout for a $5/$20 purchase when I update my email address. My mom didn't get that printout, so I assume it's only for particular customers.


29 evonne August 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm

My free item was a 4 pack of cvs brand AA batteries and since they were buy one get one free this week i got 2 free !


30 joy August 4, 2009 at 7:19 pm

I had a problem last week at CVS when I forgot my extra care card. She happily looked it up in the computer by my phone number, but never verified the name. I got extra bucks in somone else's name - which messed up my whole rolling-extra bucks routine! So, I went to day and did 3 small transactions and made out great anyway.

transaction #1 -
1 softsoap @ $4.99 - $2/1 printable
1 blink tears @ $7.99 - $3/1 MC
1 CVS notebook @.99

I earned $12.98 ECB and only redeemed $7.99 ECB in the first place! OOP was $1.16 and I got the monthy register coupon for free CVS aspirin.

transaction #2 -
2 velveeta shells and cheese @ 2/$6 - $1.50/2 printable
1 CVS aspirin @ $1.99 - $1.99 register coupon

I earned $3 more ECB and redeemed one ECB for $4 and OOP was $.50!

transaction #3 I explained the mix-up from last week and asked her to pull up that card number by my phone number again so I could get the sale prices, but I only got things that would not keep the ECB cycle going.

1 Sunchips @ $3.00 - $1/1 CVS online printable
2 Sally Han-sen nail polish BOGO1/2price - 2 $1/1 MC
2 LaCross nail clippers BOGO1/2price - 2 $1/1 MC
1 j&j first aid kit @.99 - $1/1 MC

I redeemed the $5 ECB that I had earned in the other person's name and my OOP was $1.02 only because .52 was tax. I also got their monthy register coupon and it was for a free CVS lotion.

In the end I spent $2.68 and left with more ECB than I went with so I am happy! Thanks for all the info!!
How is everyone getting one for $5/$20????


31 Bianca August 5, 2009 at 2:42 pm

The Skippy PB coupon is actually $1/2. Will they just take it for .50/1?


32 Bianca August 5, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Also, the Pampers at my CVS were 2/$20, not $9.49 each... :( I still bought some but was kinda disappointed.


33 Modern Day Mom August 5, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Bianca - they were 2/$20 at my store, too. I used $1/1 coupons which brought them to $6.50ea after coupons and ECBs. This makes them $0.25/diaper for the size 5, which is about the same as buying bulk from or ... not the greatest deal I've seen.


34 Marcy August 12, 2009 at 6:35 am

Can I buy $20 worth of nexxus products and get 10 e.c.b....and then go back and buy $20 more worth nexxus products w/ the e.c.b. I got from my previous nexxus purchase?


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