Be sure to check your email for a 20% off coupon from CVS! The coupon is available to print through today,10/14, and expiration will vary depending when you printed. CVS percent-off coupons exclude clearance, sale, and promotional items, such as BOGO sales. However, they can be used on items that trigger ExtraBucks, as long as the participating item is regular price. Didn’t get this email? Not everyone gets every email. Be sure to connect your ExtraCare card to an email address at You will receive promotional emails with great coupons like this one, as well as have access to customized coupons!

I’ve found some of the best deals this week, added the 20% off coupon, and turned a couple of them into moneymakers! Remember, these products are marked at regular price but will produce ExtraBucks when you buy! Take a look:

Buy 2 Revlon Nail Clippers $2.99, regular price
Buy 2 Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty Tools, Receive $5.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 6, through 10/20
Use 20% Off CVS Email Coupon
Pay $4.78, Receive $5.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $0.22 Moneymaker, when you buy 2


Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Mascara $9.99, regular price
Spend $10.00, Receive $7.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 1, through 10/20
Use 20% Off CVS Email Coupon
And use $1.00/1 Physician’s Formula Cosmetic Product from SS 8/12 (exp 11/30)
Pay $6.99, Receive $7.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $0.01 Moneymaker


Buy 2 L’Oreal Ever Hair Care $6.99, regular price
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 ExtraBucks, (October monthly deal, Limit 7)
Use 20% Off CVS Email Coupon
And use two $2.00/1 L’Oreal Paris EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong Treatment from RP 9/9 (exp 11/4)
Pay $7.18, Receive $5.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $1.09 each, when you buy 2


Buy 1 Edge Shave Gel, 7 oz $3.19, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 ExtraBucks, Limit 1, through 10/20
Use 20% Off CVS Email Coupon
Pay $2.55, Receive $2.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $0.55

Keep in mind, as with all percent-off coupons, there are a few things that will impact your discount; including certain types of other CVS coupons such as Beauty Rewards, Green Bag Tag Rewards, and “purchase-based” coupons (e.g.; $4/$20).

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50 thoughts on “20% Off CVS Coupon: Free Clippers, Mascara and more!”

  1. Laura Moreno says:

    I am going to do some of these deals today w/ the 25% off coupon for even more of a money-maker :-)

  2. Val says:

    CVS :When you have a $4 off $20 coupon and you buy something that is buy one get one free. Does it count if the items would equal $20 separately, but on a BOGO sale it would come in under $20?

  3. joyjoy1417 says:

    I just used my 20%, along with the $10 off $50, today. Accepted both with no beeps or override required. Even bought a Physicians Formula eye liner and I still received the EBCs. I’ve never had any problems with the % coupons before and I have to say, I’ve used quite a few of them since I started couponing. Especially this month with the Nexxus deal!!

  4. Gloria says:

    I used my 20% coupon and it really wasnt worth it bc most of what I purchased was in the ad…I got confused and thought that when it said you pay…only 5.99 etc. vs sale that it was not on sale and for some items this was true for others it is not. Oh well I’m learning more about how to couponing, but it sure can be confusing at times.

  5. Morgan says:

    ECB’s are not considered a promotional item. promotional items are BOGO’s. I contacted a supervisor at 1800shopcvs today and double checked on using a % off coupon on a regular priced item that triggers extrabucks and I was told YES you can use it. Even though you are friends with the manager of your store maybe you should give 1800shopcvs a call and ask the same question.

  6. Anonymous says:

    That is interesting.. I talked to my store manager and even the supervisors at my cvs when I started getting the % coupon and wanted to make sure what it can be used on..they all informed me it will not work on products that are on sale..but it will work on regular price items even it produces ECB ..I have never had a problem with my % coupons not being accepted by the register (no manual override needed) or ECB not printing with them…but as you know each CVS does thing a little different..

  7. sova0815 says:

    Today I tried to do the Revlon nail clipper deal. For some reason the 20% was deducted from one of the items not the entire purchase. When i called CVS they said the nail clippers were considered a “sale” because of the extra care bucks, and that the 20% coupon would not work on the entire purchase. Is this true? This is the second time that this has happened to me.

    • Angel36360 says:

      I just used mine. However, I only bought the nail clippers.

    • Anonymous says:

      It likely had something to do with the other coupons or ExtraBucks you used to pay. Please see the post for more details. HTH!

      • sova0815 says:

        I called Corporate today and they said because it was advertised in the flyer and also i received extra bucks that its considered a sale item.

        • Anonymous says:

          The Revlon clippers are at regular price this week, not on sale, but do produce ExtraBucks. However, the %-off coupon is working for most. I would take a closer look at the other coupons you used, which may have reduced your %-off.

  8. Anonymous says:

    You can only use it once. It deactivates after that.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Make sure to check YOUR Cvs prices before making it a solid deal. Was disappointed to see my CVS had skintimate/edge shave gels for $3.99 regular price, even with the $0.55 off coupon for skintimate, it’d be $3.44 out of pocket, and $1.44 after ECB…it’s an O.K. price, but not worth it for me! :)

  10. Caitlin says:

    So sad – I had a migraine last night and forgot to print my 20% coupon :( I was really looking forward to this week but I have to scale back since I won’t be getting the extra 20% off. Hope we get another one next week!

  11. Couldn’t you use the 20% off coupon to buy (3) Gillette Fusion Proglide Razors
    @10.99 = 32.97
    Use the 20%
    And (3) 4.00 coupons
    = 14.38
    -10.00 ebs
    =4.38, or 1.46 each?

    Seems like a good deal to me!

  12. mudd33 says:

    You CANNOT use a % off CVS coupon on an item that generates an ECB. Please quit promoting this!! their policy at the bottom of the coupon states this and their corporate office will tell you the EXACT same thing! the cashiers are correct in telling you that it can’t be used.

    • Amanda says:

      That can’t be true though, since it scans and takes off the percentage, and the cashier is not forcing anything to go through.

    • Anonymous says:

      The registers are programmed to accept the coupon on these items. The exclusions on the coupon state “promotional items,” and the register will NOT allow it to work on BOGO promos, sale items, or clearance. There are no exclusions on the coupon that state it cannot be used on ExtraBucks items. Corporate has verified that this acceptance at the register and the lack of specific exclusions on the coupon itself, is not accidental.

  13. jenette says:

    Can you use the $1.50/2 edge shave gel coupon along with this one or no?

    • Anonymous says:

      You could, but the ExtraBucks reward is limited to only 1. Your bottom line is better purchasing only one and not using the coupon. HTH :)

  14. Rie says:

    Thanks KCL, I always need help/ideas with a percent off coupon. Keep up the great work :)

  15. Anonymous says:

    Another reader recommended throwing in a small item that is regular price, like a $0.33 caramel, and asking them to please scan the coupon. They really shouldn’t be denying you anyway, but this is a good strategy to get them to at least try to scan :)

  16. Morgan says:

    I have the same problem using my 20% off coupons on items that trigger ECB’s. I guess im going to have to call corporate and see why I am having this problem.

  17. Loubell says:

    Here in Indianapolis they are also refusing the additional 20% off. Stove manager explained the coupon was only valid on items not on sale or producing ECB’s.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hmm..interesting I don’t have any problem with my % off coupon here. My store takes expired crt and ecb also..I guess it depends what store you go to.

    • Anonymous says:

      They really can’t “refuse” to scan a coupon. I would definitely call corporate if I were you.

    • lad says:

      Call corporate – CVS really wants good customer service and they will notifiy the store. BTW – All of the CVS stores around the west side and northeast haven’t given me problems (Avon, Plainfield, Castleton, Fishers, etc)

  18. Kayla says:

    Is the physican formula deal advertised? There are no tags in the store saying anything about it? So I was wondering if its just regional or what?

  19. Anonymous says:

    you can use it on the nexxus deal too

  20. Anonymous says:

    thanks SO MUCH for helping us with these match-ups – awesome work AGAIN KCL!!!

  21. wendyn says:

    some CVS stores may not honor the 20% w/ a sale or promo that gives ECBs back…they would not take mine last week…i had a product that was regular store price but had ECBs and they would not let me use it??? go figure…they said it was considered a “promotional item” if it rewarded ECBs and could not be combined w/ a percentage of coupon (???)

    • Anonymous says:

      This is a common misunderstanding by some cashiers and even managers. The solution is to a) have them scan it anyway, b) throw in a regular price caramel, and/or c) call corporate and let them know that your store is refusing to even scan a coupon. HTH :)

  22. Lauren says:

    If you buy 6 nail clippers in one transaction will 3 $5 ECBs print?

  23. B Rutherford says:

    I learned this the hard way NOT to “load coupon to card”. I loaded it to my card, went to the store and the shelves had already most been cleared of what I wanted to purchase. However, I needed to purchase a couple of things anyway and since I had “loaded to card”, it took my 20 % off. If I had a coupon, I could have tried another store…. Didn’t think fast enough! Print print print in this case.

    • Morgan says:

      it should prompt them that you have a coupon your card and they should ask you if you want to use it or not. i have had to deal with this several times and never have a problem.

    • Stephanie Newman says:

      i had same card prob. i always print to be safe now.

  24. Anonymous says:

    double check your 20% calculations on your receipts, i checked mine today and for some reason the coupon only took off 15%. the cashier doubled checked and sure enough it wasn’t enough off. she gave me a ecb to make up the difference. they also had a register completely freeze up on them, so cvs is having technical difficulties today.

    • alicia says:

      I thought that the amount for my 20% off coupon was low. I did use $5 beauty Q, $5 manual printed EB, $40 EB, (3) $10 off $50 Q, and $10 in gift cards. Could someone please tell me how I can calculate if I got the correct amount off. I am not sure what total to take the 20% off of due to all of the different coupons that I used.

      • Anonymous says:

        The $5 Beauty reward, and the $5 force-printed EBs, and the $10/$50 will all come off BEFORE the %-off coupon will be applied. So that’s about $20 that your total was reduced by before they even applied your 20% off coupon. One indication of the differences is how the CVS coupon registered on your receipt. Coupons that state “CVS Coupon” as opposed to “CVS Mfr Coupon” will generally come off before %-off is applied. HTH!

    • Anonymous says:

      It may have been lower than you expected because of the coupons you used. The rule of thumb is that it will take off the percentage BEFORE manufacturer coupons and regular ExtraBucks, but AFTER CVS beauty bucks, green bag tag rewards, purchase-based coupons ($4/$20, etc), and a few others. In other words, after applying these types of coupons, your total will be reduced, and THEN the %-off will be applied. HTH