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CVS: Even Pros Make Mistakes

by Tara Kuczykowski on June 15, 2008 · 4 comments

Yes, that's right. I flubbed up at CVS tonight, and it didn't even dawn on me how bad until just now. I should have known it wasn't going to be my night when I was having mega troubles trying to print my coupons before I left. Unfortunately, we were all out of dog food, so I had to go out anyhow, and I didn't want to waste a trip just on that.

When I got there, I discovered that they were all out of the Fiber One cereal, and I didn't have enough other good coupons with me to make the deal worthwhile, so I was only able to complete half of the General Mills promotion. I finally got my deals reworked, but when I got to my last transaction, I only had $5 in ECBs to put towards it. I was thinking they were just all tied up in my unfinished cereal transaction and that I should have paid more attention to the order in which I completed the transactions. I ended up paying $2.70 OOP on that one, which is nothing to the average person, but I rarely break the $1 threshold, so I was pretty unhappy with myself.

Only when I got home and sat down to write this did it dawn on me that my $10 Garnier ECBs didn't print. Yes, I completely skipped over step number five of CVS for Newbies (check your receipts and verify that all ECBs you earned printed correctly), and now I'm one grumpy mama. You can bet I'll be calling CVS Customer Care bright and early to get this resolved!

So don't despair if you're new to this and feeling overwhelmed. Even us seasoned CVSers make mistakes. It's a learning process!

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1 Laurie April 18, 2010 at 1:47 am

We've all been there before. I sometimes have to put "maybe items" on my list to get to my desired total so I can actually use my $5/30 coupons. It seems any CVS in South Florida doesn't have ALL the super ECB items in stock at any given time. This can completely flub up my master plan for the week. Thanks for sharing your flubs!

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2 Laurie April 17, 2010 at 9:47 pm

We've all been there before. I sometimes have to put "maybe items" on my list to get to my desired total so I can actually use my $5/30 coupons. It seems any CVS in South Florida doesn't have ALL the super ECB items in stock at any given time. This can completely flub up my master plan for the week. Thanks for sharing your flubs!

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3 dot April 27, 2010 at 12:38 am

No need to fret, at least the coupon stalker Luann isn't in Florida, but watch out WCD in CT hahahaha!!!!!!!!!
I love my new hobbie as a coupon queen. I went to Price Chopper tonight and got a big size roll of paper towels for .11cents!!!! and that was all I bought. Made my day hahaha!!!!!

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4 dot April 26, 2010 at 8:38 pm

No need to fret, at least the coupon stalker Luann isn't in Florida, but watch out WCD in CT hahahaha!!!!!!!!!
I love my new hobbie as a coupon queen. I went to Price Chopper tonight and got a big size roll of paper towels for .11cents!!!! and that was all I bought. Made my day hahaha!!!!!

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