If you’ve ever set foot inside a CVS, you know that it’s more than just a place to fill prescriptions — it’s chock-full of deals on everything from makeup to munchies. But let’s be real, figuring out how to snag the best deals there can be a bit of a head-scratcher. That’s where The Krazy Coupon Lady comes in. We’re going to chat about the top items you should always buy at CVS, how to stack their coupons, and tactics for finding the best bargains on all sorts of stuff.

So, buckle up, folks, because we’re about to dive into a whole new world of CVS shopping that’s going to save your wallet big time.

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Before you start shopping, sign up for CVS ExtraCare Rewards to unlock these deals.

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Before you buy anything at CVS, you’ll want to sign up for a free CVS ExtraCare account. ExtraCare is the CVS loyalty rewards program, and it’s how you start earning ExtraBucks (basically store credit) — one of the best things about shopping at CVS. It’s also how you’ll get exclusive coupons.

You can sign up for a CVS ExtraCare account online or through the CVS Pharmacy app (download for iOS / Android). If you already have a physical ExtraCare card, just create a digital account and link it to your email address and phone number. This makes it super easy to check out if you don’t have your ExtraCare card with you at the register.

Related: We can teach you all the best ways to coupon at CVS.

 

1. About once every other month, get free makeup at CVS.

You can count on a great makeup deal coming your way from CVS once every other month. These deals can be on products like eye pencils, mascara, or even lipstick. Look for deals on brands like Covergirl, Maybelline, and Revlon.

Stacking coupons and promotions is the key to getting better-than-free makeup. Look for CVS store coupons (found in the CVS ExtraCare Coupon Center, aka the CVS coupon machine), and combine these with ExtraCare promotions and rebate app offers.

Example:
In-Store Deal
-$3.42$13.58(125% off)
What to buy
Buy 2, receive $5 ExtraBucks
Mobile coupons needed
$4 off Covergirl Cosmetics, CVS Store Coupon
Newspaper coupons needed
2 - $4.00/1 - Covergirl Eye product from SS May 21
Price Summary
Pay $1.58, receive $5 ExtraBucks
 

2. Never overpay for toothbrushes again when you use CVS coupons for Crest and Colgate.

You might already know that you should never pay a dime for toothpaste (or oral care products in general) because you can usually get them for free. But I bet you don’t know that CVS has the most opportunities to pay nothing for Crest or Colgate toothpaste.

Look for opportunities to combine a Crest coupon or Colgate coupon with an ExtraBucks promotion like “Buy 1, Get $2 in ExtraBucks” and coupons from the CVS coupon machine.

Example:
In-Store Deal
$0.56$5.56(90% off)
Mobile coupons needed
$5.00/3 - Crest Toothpaste, Oral-B Manual Toothbrush, Crest/Scope/Oral-B Rinse, Oral-B/Glide Floss or Floss Picks AND/OR Fixodent (excludes trial/travel size), CVS Digital Coupon
 

3. Stack offers to get cheap (or even free) razors at CVS.

First of all, you should never buy razors at full price. The key to doing this is to wait for a sale, then pair it with a CVS store coupon and a manufacturer coupon. If you want to get really fancy, you can pair it all with an offer from one of our favorite cash-back apps like Ibotta.

We’ve seen razor brands like Skintimate, Schick, Gillette, and Venus go for as low as free with the right stacking. If you can’t get them for free, shoot for $2 or less.

Example:
In-Store Deal
-$0.03$25.77(100% off)
What to buy
Spend $15, receive $5 ExtraBucks, limit 1
Mobile coupons needed
$4.00/ $20.00 - Any Shaving Products, CVS Store Coupon (Select Accounts)
$4.00/1 - Schick Disposable or Skintimate Disposable Razor Pack, CVS Digital Coupon
Newspaper coupons needed
2 - $4.00/1 - Schick or Skintimate Disposable Razors from Save May 21
Price Summary
Pay $4.97, receive $5 ExtraBucks
Example:
In-Store or ONLINE Deal
$3.98$20.58(81% off)
Mobile coupons needed
$3.00/1 - Gillette Razor or Blade Refill (excludes Labs, disposables, Venus Products and trial/travel size), CVS Digital Coupon
$3.00/1 - Venus Razor or Blade Refill (excludes Gillette Products, Intimate Products, Face Products, disposables, and trial/travel size), CVS Digital Coupon
Pickup: Free
Price Summary
Pay $9.98, receive $6 ExtraBucks
$1.99 each
 

4. Take advantage of CVS shampoo deals for super low prices.

In order to get dirt-cheap prices on shampoo and conditioner, you’ll need to combine coupons with an ExtraBucks promotion.

Note that many P&G coupons (like coupons for Pantene) are only good for 24 hours after you print them. To avoid wasting a perfectly good coupon, wait to print it until you’re ready to head to the store.

Example:
In-Store Deal
$2.99$15.98(81% off)
What to buy
Buy 1 get 1 50% off
Buy 2, receive $4 ExtraBucks, limit 1
Mobile coupons needed
$2.00/1 - Any Hair Care (Shampoos, Conditioners, Styling, or Treatments), CVS Store Coupon (Select Accounts)
$3.00/2 - Monday Haircare, CVS Digital Coupon
Price Summary
Pay $6.99, receive $4 ExtraBucks
$1.49 each
 

5. Wait for a CVS cereal sale and then stock up for cheap!

If your family goes through cereal like mine does, then stocking up on cheap cereal is key. And I know you’re probably thinking “Grocery shopping at CVS?!” But yes, you can even save on even food products at CVS. Some of these deals can even be done without a coupon — just good ol’ fashion sales. Keep an eye out for CVS digital coupons and rebates to pair with the sales for even better savings.

Example:
In-Store Deal
$1.98$13.58(85% off)
Mobile coupons needed
$1.00/2 - General Mills Cereal, CVS Digital App Coupon