How to Get Free Stuff at CVS with ECB’s & Coupons

If you want to save money, try using the CVS drugstore rebate program by using Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) when you shop. This trend is more than just frugal fun, you’ll end up with a full basket of name brand products — FREE! I had my first CVS excursion on May 11, 2009 where I got free KRAFT bbq sauce, St. Ives body wash, 50 cent Colgate Toothpaste, free Bayer Crystals, and $1.00 Kellogg’s cereal.

Since I found out the trend of CVS in drugstores and began using the rebates, my shopping habits have changed. I will no longer pay the shocking $3-4 dollar price tag for typical household products such as toothpaste, and I won’t end up with cheap generic products either. I am just taking the advantage and benefit of the store rebate deals offered by popular drug store franchises like Walgreens, Rite Aid, and of course, CVS.

In every CVS advertisement, there are a lot of products listed that will earn you Extra Care Bucks. These Extra Care Bucks are printed at the bottom of your receipt, and can be used like cash the next time you shop. To figure out what items CVS offer in concern with ECBs, you will have to look every Sunday for the weekly store advertisements.

This offer is unique that they offer the Extra Care Bucks as store credit quickly instead of letting you to mail receipts in. The ECBs are available to you immediately; and you can definitely turn around and flip them for a purchase of another product, which would potentially yield even more ECBs. You can use them on almost any item or product in the store, although there are several items not included: liquor, cigarettes, prescriptions, lottery, gift cards, stamps and money orders.

CVS also give you a 2% back in the form of ECBs for all of the items you bought –with the same item exclusions. The Extra Bucks 2% rewards will be added quarterly to your account.

Your rebate point information can be quickly accessed through your CVS account online using their website. Now, if you want to save up your ECBs, you can do so by printing them on your home printer or you can visit your local CVS store and request a printout. Take note that ECBs DO EXPIRE. The expiration dates are normally written on your receipt. Using CVS, you will want to acknowledge signing up for their email list. When you are already on their list, they will send you coupons for dollars from time to time. You can print out and use in their stores these purchases. Presently, CVS is giving offering a $4 dollars off a $20 dollar purchase coupon; this is only when you update you email address.

How to get Started with the CVS Extra Care Bucks Program:

* Get an Extra Care Bucks card (CVS Card)
* Clip coupons in the Sunday paper and organize/store them in envelopes by category: Food, Household, Health, Baby, Pet, etc.
* Go into CVS on Sunday or check your local paper for the most recent ad
* Shop with Coupons & ECB Card and a Shopping List:

– For a shopping list use sites like:
* Common Sense with Money
* Deal Finding Mom

* Go home with FREE STUFF
* Brag about in on the Free Stuff Forum

I went to Longs, which is turning into a CVS and completed my first shopping trip on May 11, 2009. Check out the free stuff & deals I scored!