Before you can stack coupons, you need to know what types of coupons CVS accepts.
In order to get the most out of CVS coupons, you’ll need to download the CVS app. You should also download the Krazy Coupon Lady app and follow our CVS Deals page for the best up-to-date deals at CVS.
1. Start by stacking manufacturer coupons with ExtraBucks promotions.
Stacking manufacturer coupons with ExtraBucks promotions is the simplest way to save at CVS. Manufacturer coupons lower your out-of-pocket total without interfering with your ability to earn ExtraBucks. Here’s an example:
Suave Hair Care $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, receive $2.00 ExtraBucks
Use 2 $1.00/1 – Suave Styling Product, manufacturer coupon
Pay $4.00, receive $2.00 ExtraBucks
Final Price: $1.00 each, when you buy 2
2. Stack manufacturer coupons with CVS ExtraBucks coupons.
CVS coupon policy allows one manufacturer coupon per item. There is no limit to manufacturer coupons per transaction.
Unlike Walgreens Register Rewards, CVS ExtraBucks are not manufacturer coupons.
3. Use up to three CVS store coupons per item.
CVS issues dollar-off single item coupons, spend threshold coupons, and percent-off coupons. CVS coupon policy says you can use as many store coupons as you want as long as none of those coupons explicitly states otherwise.
For example, you could use a CVS coupon worth $2.00 off Garnier Hair Care with a CVS coupon worth $3.00 off a $12 hair care purchase and a coupon for 5% off any beauty item.
4. Double-dip on rebates from Ibotta, Fetch Rewards and SavingStar.
Rebate apps allow you to scan every receipt one time, even if you’ve previously scanned it with a different app. Rebates will be credited to your account regardless of whether you used other coupons in your purchase.
5. The goal is to stack manufacturer coupons, CVS coupons, ExtraBucks promos and rebates.
When the couponing stars align, you may see an ExtraBucks promo with stacking manufacturer and store coupons and a qualifying rebate. During these transactions you can often make money. Sign up for the Krazy Coupon Lady email to make sure you don’t miss a deal.
6. But CVS percent-off coupons are notoriously problematic.
Both online forums and our local CVS staff confirm that percent-off coupons have a bad habit of ringing through incorrectly–often attaching to the lowest value product in the transaction, even if it’s not a qualifying item. To be safe, I will often redeem my percent-off coupons in a separate transaction, to make sure the discount works correctly. If that’s more hassle than you’re interested in, just be sure to double-check your receipt.
Additionally, be aware that percent-off coupons will be calculated after all other CVS coupons and ExtraBucks have been deducted from your subtotal. Manufacturer coupons do not impact the value of a CVS percent-off coupon.
7. The order in which you present your coupons does not matter.
It used to be that the order in which a cashier scans your coupons makes a difference in what you’ll pay: KCL recommended using spend threshold coupons ($3 off $15 hair care purchase) first, followed by dollar-off coupons, and finally ExtraBucks. But the computer systems at CVS are now smart enough to calculate the discounts in the correct order, regardless of the order in which the discounts are scanned.