*Update- the $2.00 off coupon that I reference below is now sold out, but you can still do the deal even without a coupon.
CVS does this every few months or so and with allergy season upon us I am so happy to see it!
This week, through Saturday night, you can get the 5-count Zyrtec for $5.99. Immediately upon paying, you receive $5.99 back in Extrabucks (attached to the end of your receipt). You can use these Extrabucks like CVS “play money” to purchase anything else in the store except lotto, alcohol, tobacco products or pharmacy drugs. Some people use them right away to buy items in a second transaction; others save the Extrabucks for the following week. They expire in about 2-3 weeks, so I personally like to use them sooner rather than later.
The great thing is that if you use a coupon on the Zyrtec (here’s one for $2.00 off a 5 count), you pay only $3.99 but still get the $5.99 in Extrabucks back. How cool is that?! It turns into a money-maker for you!
Minus $2.00 off coupon
Total- $3.99 plus tax
After paying you receive $5.99 back in Extrabucks
Final Result: You MADE $2.00 in this transaction!
Also worth noting at CVS this week is the 5 for $15 Coke 12 packs deal. Buy 5 Coke 12-packs for $15. After you pay you will receive $5.00 back in Extrabucks, thus making the price really 5 for $10. That’s already a great deal.
But what if you did the Zyrtec deal above and then immediately used the Extrabucks that you earned from the Zyrtec to pay for your Coke?
Buy 5 Coke product 12-packs for $15
Minus $5.99 in Extrabucks that you earned from the Zyrtec deal
Pay $9.01 plus tax
Get back $5.00 in Extrabucks
Final Result: You got 5 Coke 12-packs for $4.01!
I love doing CVS deals! With Easter coming up, this might be a good opportunity to volunteer to bring the soda at your family gathering this year!
Have you seen this week’s CVS ad? It came out on Monday and you have until Saturday night (Dec. 31st) to take advantage of some great deals.
According to this week’s ad, Zyrtec (5 ct.) is on sale for $5.99. You pay $5.99 out of pocket for it, but if you use your CVS Extra Care Bucks card you will get an ExtraBucks reward for $5.99 back! You can use that $5.99 to buy anything else in the store. I plan to buy Theraflu with it, which is also on sale plus I have coupons.
To make the Zyrtec deal a money maker, you will need to also use a coupon. You can do the deal with no coupons at all, but if you can get your hands on a coupon for Zyrtec, that will make the deal even sweeter. I searched the Delly’s Deals Coupon Database for Zytrec coupons and several came up. Here is a link to one on the Zytrec website for $2.00 off (there is also $4 off one but it’s for a larger count than 5 count). If you use the $2 off coupon, you will only pay $3.99 out of pocket but you will still get back the full $5.99 Extra Care Buck reward, so you essentially made $2! I love Zyrtec for allergy season- around April/May/June, I can’t live without it!
Also note that Theraflu is on sale and there have been a ton of matching coupons for Theraflu in the past couple of month’s Sunday newspapers. Theraflu is on sale for $4.77 which is already a good price. If you buy two, you get $3 in Extra Care Bucks back. So, two would cost $9.54. I also have a coupon for $4 off two in my binder so that brings my out of pocket cost down to $5.54 for the Theraflu. I will then apply the $5.99 in ExtraBucks that I earned from my Zyrtec purchase which will make my Theraflu free. Not only is it free, but I will get $3 in Extra Care Bucks back after I pay for the Theraflu! I can either save the $3 for a future purchase or spend it now on something else in the store.
As I always say, get your medicines BEFORE you are sick! If you wait until you are sick, you will surely pay full price for medicines that you could have gotten for FREE!