Drugstores 101

CVS: Extra Care Card-must have card to get any sale prices.

  • Sales run from Sunday through Saturday.
  • Accepts manufacturer’s coupons and store coupons for same item.
  • Gives Extra Care Bucks (ECB’s) to use on future purchases.
    • ECB’s print on the bottom of your receipt.
    • ECB’s expire one month after you receive them.
    • ECB’s have limits.
    • Can use ECB’s to buy other products and still get more ECB’s.
  • Can get extra savings by having your card registered online.
  • Must buy both items to get B1G1 free deals.
    • May use 2 coupons on B1G1 deals including B1G1 coupon making both items free.
  • Will give raincheck including on ECB promo items.

RITE AID: Wellness+ Card-must have card to get any sale prices.

  • Sales run from Sunday through Saturday.
  • Accepts manufacturer’s coupons, video values coupons, and in ad coupons for same item.
  • Accumulate points through the wellness+ program to get more discounts through the year.
  • Gives UP+ rewards to use on future purchases.
    • UP+ rewards print on the bottom of your receipt.
    • UP+ rewards expire 2 weeks from the end of the sale week that you receive them
    • No limit on amount of items you can buy and get rewards if no limit is specified.
    • Can “roll” rewards to buy same item and get another reward.
  • Does a Single Check Rebate system each month.

o        SCR’s run from Wednesday through Tuesday.

  • Periodically does promotions like “Gift of Savings” program.
  • Must buy both items to get B1G1 free deals.

o        May use two coupons on B1G1 deals including B1G1 coupon making both items free.  This is no longer the case.  Rite Aid has changed their coupon policy.

  • Will give raincheck including on +UP reward items.

WALGREENS: Balance Rewards Card

  • Sales run from Sunday through Saturday.
  • Accepts manufacturer’s coupons and in ad coupons or booklet coupons on same item.
  • Will only accept one coupon per item purchased
  • Gives Register Rewards (RR’s) to use on future purchases.
    • All RR promotion items are a limit of one per transaction.
    • RR’s expire two weeks after you receive them.
    • RR’s print separately from your receipt.
    • RR’s are considered manufacturer’s coupons.
    • RR’s cannot be “rolled.”
    • Can’t use RR’s to purchase another product from the same manufacturer and receive another RR.
  • Must buy both items to get B1G1 free deals.
    • May use two coupons on B1G1 deals including B1G1 coupon making both items free.
  • Will give raincheck except on RR promotion items.  They will give you a raincheck for the sales price but not on the RR.

One response to “Drugstores 101

  1. Hey Guys! Just wanted to let you know for your techies out there, there is also an app for the ipod and smart phones for shopping lists. I am just really getting to know mine, but I keep prices so I know what and where have the best ones. Sometimes the price is cheaper elsewhere even with a q for say flour or sugar. The app also lets me put in the q’s and tracks totals. For ipod 4’s and smart phones, they can even scan the bar codes for easy input/tracking! Blessings! Trish

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