Been wondering how to best utilize your percent-off CVS coupon this week? First, let’s back up. If you haven’t done so already, link your CVS Extra Care card to your email account at Be sure to opt-in to their emails. Then begin receiving special coupons by email, including some handy percent-off coupons. These don’t come every week, but expect to get them every once in a while.

You’ll notice the wording on them states that sale items and promotional items are excluded. However, don’t be discouraged! Many times, even some of the Extra Bucks deals will still be based on regular prices. As you’re considering how to best utilize the percent-off coupon, remember that it will not work on a true sale price or on BOGO sales (this would be the “promotional” items the exclusion refers to).

Keeping all of that in mind (have I lost you yet?), I worked up a great deal this week that actually turns out to be a moneymaker with this handy coupon! You’ll notice that although there is an Extra Bucks reward promotion, the items themselves are priced at their regular price and will qualify for your percent-off coupon. Take a look:

Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse, 1L $6.89, regular price
Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse, 500 mL $5.49, regular price
Spend $10.00, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks, through 8/25, Limit 2
Use one FREE Crest Rinse, 500 mL (up to $5.00) when you buy Crest Rinse, 946 mL or larger, limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip from PG 7/29 (exp 8/31)
And use 25% Off CVS Email Coupon, Excludes Sale, Clearance, and Promotional Items
Pay $4.28, Receive $5.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.72 Moneymaker, when you buy both

There is a limit of 2 on this promotion, so if you plan to do the deal twice, buy all items in one transaction in order to maximize your percent-off coupon!

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58 thoughts on “Moneymaker on Crest Pro-Health Rinse at CVS!”

  1. Jenn Plitt says:

    what does PG mean? sorry I am new at this :)

  2. J Schuler says:

    I didn’t get the $5 off or the 25% coupon :(

  3. heather says:

    I am a little confused, I thought you would only get the extra bucks if you spent 10 dollars before the coupons??

    • Anonymous says:

      Correct. $6.89+$5.49 = $12.38. That’s your “before coupons” amount. It will trigger the EBs. HTH!

      • heather says:

        I meant to write after coupons, lol. So, for example, If there was a sale that I would recieve 5 extra bucks from buying 10$ in Revlon products and I bought two Revlon lipsticks at 6.29=12.38$ and had 2 2/1 coupons I would still get extra bucks and is it like this at all stores?

      • heather says:

        I meant to say after coupons, lol. I have a 4$ off 20$ coupon. Can I use this after coupons?

  4. Anonymous says:

    What I did was: I got 2 Crest Pro Health 250 ml $3.39 ea=$6.78 (could’ve gotten
    bigger than these but this size is perfect for my upcoming trip) and 2 Crest Pro Health 1 L $6.29 ea=$12.98. I used BOGO MQ $5 ea (autodeducted)=$10.00 and my 25%. And I got a $5.00 ECB for the big bottles of Crest + $2.00 ECB for the small
    bottles of Crest. I was happy with this ;)

  5. SmoochTheCook says:

    I did this deal today, but only $5.49 went towards the ECB. My best friend did the deal yesterday and it worked just fine.

    • Anonymous says:

      It sounds like one of the bottles you got just wasn’t participating. Make sure it’s marked as part of the deal and/or scan before purchasing :)

  6. Daniel Mercuri says:

    Can someone point me to the: use 25% Off CVS Email Coupon, Excludes Sale, Clearance, and Promotional Items

  7. Daniel Mercuri says:

    Can someone help me? I am trying to find the: use 25% Off CVS Email Coupon, Excludes Sale, Clearance, and Promotional Items

  8. Edith says:

    i went to cvs yesterday and after i scanned it once, on the 2nd time i got the “no coupons…” msg -_-…. and by the coupon machine someone had left they’re coupons there and that person had ALL the good coupons!! is a shame the coupons are attached to cvs cards

  9. Connie says:

    Do the offers reset each week? Last week, they had the same Crest deal (spend $10 get $5EB). Just curious to know before I go into the store this week

  10. tonytal says:

    I noticed that the smallest of the Crest rinse was buy 2 and get $2 in ECBs. This special did not apply to the medium size.

  11. Jenn says:

    I bought 1L Crest mouth wash and 500ml mouth wash. As well as those listerine strips….Used the free $5 extra care bucks listed on the CVS website, and the buy 1L mouth wash get 500ml one free…total came to $6.12 plus I received $7 in ECB! :) Woohoo!!

  12. Jenn says:

    Just logged on to CVS site…there’s a coupon for $5.00 in ExtraSavings :)

  13. Jacob Ratliff says:

    This is a great deal! I did this deal Sunday evening!

  14. Tina says:

    If you did this a week or two ago and got the ECB, can you do it again? My receipt said I reached the limit for Crest.

  15. ashleyloulou says:

    I tried this transaction, but no extra bucks printed, and the receipt said I need another $3.11 to qualify for them-it didn’t count the free crest towards the $10.

    • Anonymous says:

      Make sure you buy the1 L and 500 mL size bottles. They have bottles that are smaller than 500 mL that are on a separate promotion (at least in my region), 2/$5.78 and get $2 ECB wyb 2. That might be the problem.

  16. Anonymous says:

    My 25% off coupon in my email expired 8/19…oh well. I need to check my inbox more.

  17. Loan Truong says:

    save your coupon for next week sale at rite aid.
    buy crest rinse for $4.99 get back $4 up reward.
    use bogo coupon and $1 rite aid coupon book.
    pay $4 and get back 2- $4 up reward.
    $ 4 MM.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m not sure this will work out as a MM as I’m figuring it. The $4.99 is on the smaller bottle and the B1G1 Q requires you buy the larger bottle to get the smaller one free. The larger bottles are around $7.50 so it would be

      1Ltr bottle: $7.50
      Smaller bottle: $4.99
      B1G1 Q: -$4.99
      OOP = $7.50 + tax

      Up = $4.00

      What am I missing? Thanks :)

    • Jlynn says:

      i might try this one! I like RiteAid more, my RA is really nice and simple and no hassle

  18. loan truong says:

    save your coupon for next week sale at rite aid $4 money maker for crest rinse.

  19. betsy says:

    you can used 25% off on item have extra bucks? woo kool. last time the cashier won’t let me use it, she told me that is the sale item can’t use on 25% off.

    • Anonymous says:

      Next time choose the “send to card option”. So then it will just ask if the cashier if you want to use it and the cashier wont get to decide, you will. HTH :)

    • Anonymous says:

      You cannot use a percent off coupon on any mdse. that is on sale or clearance or offers extra bucks.

      • Anonymous says:

        You can use the 25% off coupon on items that produce ECBs as long as the purchase price is not a sale price. In KCL’s scenario above, all the prices are regular retail prices. I did this deal today. Bought 4 total, paid a little over $8 OOP and got $10 ECB back!

    • littleteau says:

      The big crest is not on sale. They are just offering EB if you purchase it at regular price. So the % off coupon will work. The tiny bottle (400ml or so) is on sale 2/6.78 or something like that and offering 2 EB…you can not use the % off coupon on those….at least that’s the case in my area.

      • Anonymous says:

        I saw the same promo for the smaller bottles for 2/$5.78, but they had a “medium” 500 mL size (the kind that KCL says to buy in her scenario) that are part of the $5 ECB deal and are not on sale. Make sure to get that kind!

    • Anonymous says:

      You can use a % off coupon on items that produce an ECB as long as the purchase price is not a sale price. All the prices in KCL’s scenario are regular retail prices. I agree with Dezzybooboo…send to card is the best option!

    • Anonymous says:

      If they scan it, it will accept it for all the items it qualifies for.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I’m confused… the price of the 1L is $6.89, the price of the 500ml is $5.49. The B1G1 coupon will only cover up to $5.00 so you have to pay .49 cents for the 500ml. That brings the total to $7.38 ($6.89 + .49 cents). Using the 25% off coupon brings the total to $5.53… how did you come up with the total of $4.28?

    • Kate says:

      The 25% coupon applies to the total BEFORE manufacture coupons. 

      • savealotmom37 says:

        am pretty sure that you cannot use a percent off coupons on items that are on sale. That is the CVS coupon policy and it stated on the percentage off coupon itself. Percentage off coupons can only be used on items that are not on sale but you can combine them with manu coupons. Good Luck!!

        • Ty says:

          These are not on sale this week, they are just producing ECB’s, so you’re able to use the % off coupon. You are right about not being able to use the % off coupon on sale and clearance items though. CVS coupon policy states that you can use a % off coupon on items that produce ECB’s. Hope that helps.

        • Gaby says:

          How many times does this have to be said? You CAN use a % off coupon on an ecb deal as long as the items are regular price. Just send it to your card and it will ask the cashier if you want to use it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks Kate! That’s correct :)

        • Anonymous says:

          can someone please help me, i logged in the cvs website to get the 25%off coupon & i cant find it? HELP????

        • Candace says:

          If the 25% is taken off before the BOGO MQ, it brings the amount of the smaller bottle down to $4.12. You should remind everyone that the amount taken off with the BOGO MQ will then depend on the cashier. Some might take off the full 5.00, while others might take off 4.12.

    • Guest says:

      In the scenario, the 25% coupon is applied before other coupons :)

  21. Anonymous says:

    If you use your percent off coupon with certain other CVS coupons (e.g., bag tag or beauty coupons), the discount percentage will not apply to the amount of those coupons. For example, if you spend $50 on qualifying merchandise and use a $5.00 Beauty Club coupon and a $1.00 bag tag coupon, the discount percentage will be applied to $44, not $50. I did not know that. I read it on another blog. On your receipt, CVS coupons show up as CVS Coupon or CVS Manuf. Coupon. I think the CVS Manuf. coupons are the ones that reduce the amount to which your discount will be applied but I’m not positive about that.

    • heather says:

      I used my 5 bc coupon and my percent off coupon it lowered my percent off. So I lost my $5. coupon I should of just keeped it.

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s right. That’s what I read on another blog. I did not know that. I almost never use the percent off coupons because CVS’ regular prices are so high. Actually, you didn’t “lose” your $5 off coupon. You didn’t get your percent off on that $5.00. I think I’m right about that. According to what I read, the same applies if you use a $1.00 green bag tag coupon. You lose the percent off on that as well. If you were using a 30% off coupon, that means you would $.30. On $5.00, you would lose $1.50. I guess this is because you didn’t earn the $5.00 or $1.00 by buying merchandise. CVS gave you the $5.00 or $1.00.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, Beauty Club rewards, green bag tag, and force-printed EBs will do this :(

      • debra.zanella says:

        Will coupons from the CVS coupon machine or regular extrabucks also reduce the total that the 25% off coupon applies to? I have a CVS coupon from the coupon machine for the Crest rinse that printed last week.