Because of all this confusion with the BOGO coupons at CVS, I wanted to post this so those of you having issues can take this with you and get your deal!
CVS coupon policy
CVS accepts a number of different types of coupons. CVS stores accept the following types of coupons:
1. Manufacturer Coupons (this includes both coupons from newspapers / magazines / other print sources ans well as manufacturer online printable coupons)
2. Store Coupons (this includes CVS store coupons found in their weekly fliers , CRTs and purchase based coupons)
3. Competitor Pharmacy Coupons (they do not, however, accept any other type of competitor coupon)
4. Extra Care Bucks (called ECBs for short, they are like a Catalina from the grocery store that is printed out at the cash register)
This is an email recieved on 4/08/10 concerning current coupon policies for CVS Stores
Dear Ms. XXXX XXXXX,
Thank you for contacting CVS in regards to our coupon policy. It is not our policy to accept expired coupons. I have listed some information for you below in regards to our coupons.
CVS/pharmacy does accept manufacturer’s coupons that have been obtained from an approved Web site sponsored by the manufacturer. The coupon should be complete and contain a bar code that can be scanned at the register.
Please feel free to visit www.cvs.com and go to the “Save With In-store Coupons” box and click on “start printing now”. To print coupons, check the box next to the Clip! icon, (or click “Select All Offers”) and then click “Print Now”. Please note that these coupons can be redeemed at CVS/pharmacy stores only and all manufacturer requirements must be met.
Our registers are set to allow 1 CVS coupon and 1 manufacturer coupon per item. CVS Extra Buck coupons are earned when you make a qualifying purchase. These print out instantly at the register upon reaching the threshold for the offer. Free coupons or “offers at the register” are unearned and issued to you as a valued member of the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare program. These coupons take the form of “open ended” coupons such as $3 off $15 or a certain dollar amount off a specific item. In any given transaction our registers will allow only one “open ended” coupon per transaction and more than one Extra Buck coupon provided the purchase threshold has been met for each offer amount on a per-transaction basis.
In the case where a particular item is on sale for “buy one get one free” (BOGO), you are only allowed to use one manufacturer’s coupon. For instance, if Revlon lipstick is on sale for BOGO, you can use one manufacturer’s BOGO coupon. You would get both items free & pay any applicable tax. When an item is on sale for buy one, get one free and the customer has a buy one get one free coupon for that same product, the coupon will be accepted and both items will essentially become free (plus any applicable sales tax).
Also, two manufacturer coupons can be used on a buy one get one free purchase as long as two items are scanned at the register. The system logic sees two items scanned and will allow two coupons. The Store Manager can limit quantities. We also accept coupons on clearance items.
Again, Ms. XXXXX, thank you for contacting us. We value your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Have a great week!
As you can see it says specifically in their policy that you can use the BOGO Manuf. coupon on a BOGO sale.
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