CVS is a great place to shop when you are using coupons. Not only are they very coupon friendly, but they give great rewards to their customers in the form of ExtraCare Bucks (ECBs) which are coupons worth dollar amounts off of your next purchase. After you have made your initial investment and earned some ECBs, you can shop smart and only pay pennies a week by rolling over the ECBs you have for products that will earn you more ECBs.
First you must sign up for an ExtraCare Card at CVS. You may do so online HERE or you can just go into your store and ask for a card and they will give it to you there. Each ECB deal has a limit of usually one per card. There are times when there are deals that you can do more than once, but be sure you read the ad to make certain on the items you are trying to buy.
You may use coupons at the same time that you use ECBs. For instance, an item is on sale for $8.99 and you earn $4 in ECBs. However, if you have a coupon for $4 then you pay $4.99 for that item and earn $4 in ECBs, making the item come out to 99 cents! If you already have ECBs earned from prior purchases then that is great because you are paying nothing out of your own pocket.
Also, at CVS, you can use a CVS coupon and a manufacturer coupon on the same product. You can get CVS coupons from the red machine at the front door (just scan your card and they print) and from the internet or the newspapers.