CVS 101

ECB, stands for Extra Care Bucks, and it’s CVS‘s form of a loyalty program. If you belong to the CVS Care program you will receive coupons for buying specially marked items listed in their sales circular.

What Are ExtraCare Rewards?

Rewards are called Extra Bucks that you can earn at any CVS/pharmacy store or online when you use your ExtraCare card.

How Do I Earn Extra Bucks Rewards?

Earn 2% back with every purchase in-store and online at CVS/pharmacy. *

Earn 1 Extra Buck for every 2 prescriptions purchased in-store and online at CVS/pharmacy. **

How Do I Get My Extra Bucks Rewards?

After each purchase your Extra Bucks will print on your store register receipt

Spend your Extra Bucks at any CVS/pharmacy location or online the next time you shop!

Here is an example of how ECB’s work to save you money

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Dial Bar soap 3-pk @ $1.99
$0.30 Dial Multibar Pack coupon
Total After Coupon= $1.69

ECB earned= $1.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Crest ProHealth Whitening toothpaste @ $3.49
$0.75 Crest coupon
Use $1.00 ECB from above
Total After coupons= $1.74

ECBs earned= $3.49

Transaction #3
Buy 1 Crest Spin Brush @ $5.29
$2.00 Crest Spinbrush printable here
Add a small filler for $1.00 or less (I prefer CVS toiletpaper @ $0.79)
Use $3.49 ECBs from above
Total After coupons= $0.59 (approx.)

ECBs earned= $2.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.02

Total Value= $10.77!

Crystal’s Money Saving Mom blog has 2 great post that can help you get started with shopping at CVS.

  • CVS 101
  • CVS: Making it Work for You!

Also visit Thrifty Mom Chick’s post New to CVS here

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