So, every few months I will receive an e-mail from CVS asking me to take a survey about CVS. The program is actually called CVS Advisor Panel and you can learn more about it HERE.
Basically, CVS will e-mail you surveys to take about your experiences with CVS and in return you can earn ExtraCare Bucks! If you take the survey, but do not qualify to finish it, you will not earn anything. But if you qualify and complete the survey you can earn up to $15 ECB! You will need to have a CVS ExtraCare card, but those are free!
I was just offered a survey a couple days ago and I qualified for it and completed it and I earned $15 ECB for a survey that only took about 30 minutes!
So sign up for the CVS Advisor Panel HERE!!
Here is a tip on how to maximize your savings at CVS. When checking out, hand your coupons over in this order:
1st – Coupons for $ off $$. EX: $5 off $25 or $10 off $50
2nd – Manufacturer coupons
3rd – CVS store coupons
4th – ExtraCare Bucks
Also, check out How I Use ExtraCare Bucks.
A note on how I spend my ECB’s: I will only spend as many ECB’s as I earn so I won’t ever “lose” ExtraBucks. But if I can whittle my total down with coupons so I don’t have to use as many ECB’s as I’m earning, then I “earn” ExtraBucks.
For example, if a bottle of shampoo costs $3.00, but you earn $3.00 ECB’s when you buy it, then I justify using $3.00 ECB’s on that shampoo when I buy it. But if I have a coupon for that shampoo, say $1.00 off, then my total would only be $2.00, so I only have to spend $2.00 ECB’s, but I still earn the $3.00 ECB’s. That is how you make ExtraBucks, essentially making money (ECB’s are as good as cash at CVS!).
When shopping with coupons it is best to be informed of the stores coupon policy. Print a copy of the CVS coupon policy and keep it in your coupon binder.
- Coupon value may not exceed item price, which means no overages. Coupon value will be adjusted down.
- CVS will accept one manufacturer coupon and one CVS coupon per item.
- CVS accepts printable coupons with a valid bar code.
- You can purchase multiple items as long as there is sufficient stock for other customers. Management reserves the right to limit items purchased.
CVS also has a great Question & Answer page if you have any concerns that are not addressed in the coupon policy.