The CVS Game

Matt Billings

Professional Coupon Monger

Epic Win

  • CVS goods
  • Price paid: $-10.00
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Epic Win

  • CVS goods
  • Yes, CVS paid me to take all of the above goods.
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Epic Win

  • CVS goods
  • Yes, that is GasX.
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

The only way to win is to play the game

  • 1: Be a joiner
  • 2: Get the Paper
  • 3: ???
  • 4: Profit
  • 5: Lather, Rinse, and Repeat (pay it forward)
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Get the card

  • CVS Card
  • Extra Care Bucks
  • Coupons
  • False info is okay
  • Some people do multiple cards (gr[e|a]y area + major organization needed to keep ECB with card.)
  • These notes are for me
  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Get the Sunday paper

  • CVS Circular (Also available in store)
  • Coupon Section(s)
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

What to look for in CVS circular

  • free
  • Free After Extra Bucks
  • Some items have limits > 1
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

What to look for in CVS circular

  • spend x
  • Spend X and get Y back
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Basic Coupon Magic

  • Free After Extra Bucks + Coupon(s) = Profit
  • Spend X and get Y back + Coupon(s) = Really cheap stuff
  • The more coupons, the merrier
  • These notes are for me
  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Advanced Coupon Magic: Coupons + Coupon order

  • CVS Extra Care coupons ($5 off $25 and $10 off $50)
  • If you spend the bare minimum, then you can think of it as a 20% off coupon
  • Coupon order matters. You need to present the EC coupons before the sunday paper coupons
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Advanced Coupon Magic: Padding

  • Pad your order with free after ECB items to get your total to the level $25/$50 level where you can use a Extra Care Coupon
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Paying it Forward

  • Look for ECB and ECC
  • Use these for your next run
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Cash back

  • CVS pays 2% cash back on all purchases
  • You get ECB once a quarter
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Surplus Goods

  • Give to family and friends
  • Donate to a charity
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Sample Order: Items

  • 2 packs of huggies diapers ($14 on sale for $10)
  • 2 boxes of huggies wipies ($4 on sale for $3)
  • 5 packs of tooth brushes ($4.75 on sale for $4)
  • 2 packs candy corn ($1.25)
  • 3 12 packs of sodas (3 for $10)
  • Total: 20 + 6 + 20 + 2.50 + 10 = 58.50
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Sample Order: Coupons

  • Extra Care Coupon $10 off $50
  • Diaper coupons ($2 off purchase)
  • Baby Wipes coupons ($1 off purchase)
  • Spend X: Spend 25 on Huggies products and get $10 back
  • Spend X: Buy 3 coke products get $2 back
  • Free After purchase($1.25): Candy corn Limit 2
  • Free After purchase($4): Toothbrushes Limit 5
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Sample Order: Savings

  • ECC: $10
  • Coupon: $2 * 2 = 4
  • Coupon: $1 * 2 = 2
  • $10 ECB
  • $2.50 ECB
  • $4 * 5 = 20 ECB
  • $2 ECB
  • Out of pocket: 58.50 - 16 = 42.50
  • Get back via ECB: 10 + 2.5 + 20 + 2 = 36.50
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Sample Order: Win

  • $42.50 - $36.50 = $6 total
  • 2 packs of huggies diapers
  • 2 boxes of huggies wipies
  • 5 packs of tooth brushes
  • 2 packs candy corn
  • 3 12 packs of soda
  • These notes are for me
  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you

Discussion

  • Questions?
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Conclusion

  • Thanks, yo.
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  • and only for me. Because these are useless for you