CVS: $5/20 Deal Ideas

06/16/2011. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure Policy.


As promised, here are a few deal ideas if you were lucky enough to get that $5/20 CVS coupon today.

Deal Idea with this week’s ad items:

Buy 1 Schick Razor at $8.00
Buy 1 Zyrtec at $5.99
Buy 1 Motrin at $4.00
Buy 1 Bayer Advanced Aspirin at $3.00
Subtotal $20.99
Use $5/20 CVS coupon
Use $4/1 Schick coupon from 6/12 SS
and Use $5.00 Zyrtec coupon
and use $2/1 Bayer from 6/12 SS
and Use $1/1 Motrin coupon from 6/12 SS or printable
Pay $3.99 + tax and get back $4 in ECB for the Schick, $5.99 in ECB for Zyrtec, $3 in ECB for Motrin, $1 ECB for the Bayer- that is a total of $13.99 back.

Another idea with John Frieda:

Buy 1 Zyrtec at $5.99
Buy 2 John Frieda shampoo at $5.00
Buy 1 Motrin at $4.00
Buy 1 small filler item to hit $20
Subtotal $19.99
Use $5/20 CVS coupon
Use $5/1 Zyrtec coupon
Use $1/1 Motrin coupon
Use (2) $2/1 John Frieda from 6/5 SS
Pay $4.99 + tax and get back $11 in ECB and get back $5.99 ECB, $3 ECB, $3 ECB for a total of $11.99 back!

If your store starts sales on Saturday night (most of them do):

Buy 1 Zyrtec at $5.99
Buy 1 Hershey’s Bliss at $5.99
Buy 5 Powerade at $1
Buy 1 Motrin at $4.00
Subtotal $20.98
Use $5/20 CVS coupon
Use $5 Zyrtec coupon
Use $1 Hershey’s coupon from 5/1 SS
Use $1 Powerade coupon
Use $1 Motrin coupon
Pay $7.98 and get back $5.99, $5.99, $2, $3 for a total of $16.98 back!

You can mix and match a million ways, I just tried to think of items people might be most interested in.

I would for sure have a plan B ready because I suspect Zyrtec will be sold out in many stores. The Motrin is an easy one and that has a limit of 3.

I also wanted to mention starting next week Zhu Zhu pets are priced at $2.00 each at CVS- if you shop on Saturday night you could add those into your scenario.

See this week’s CVS coupon deals here and see the Shop for Free list for next week here.

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monica June 16, 2011 at 7:30 PM

if anyone needs diapers, they can get the huggies box w/ a small filler item.

use the $5 in the paper, then the $3 for the diapers (NLA) and get $4ecbs

Suszy June 16, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Just curious if anyone knows for sure if you can use a percent off coupon with this deal. I just got one in an email and I read the fine print, which only says that you can’t use two percent off coupons in a transaction. But I just thought I’d check all you experienced couponers. Thanks for any help in advance!

Jose June 16, 2011 at 11:57 PM

Has anyone used the 5/20 with ECB’s? I can read the fine print and says can’t be used with other CVS coupons… :S , also, Charlene, FYI if you pay at CVS after 9:00 pm you will not get this week ad offers(like the zyrtec 5.99 and get 5.99 ECB’s one), you will get next week offers only.
I coulded confirm what I’m saying a few weeks ago, i was buying shick razor that came with 10 ECB’s with the purchase of $25 of them, i remember was like 9:30 pm and at the time to pay they ring at a higher price and got not ECB’s , of course i returned them, then when heading out of the store i saw the new ad, so, went back and got the new items on sale and got all the ECB’s, i asked the cashier why was that happening, and she had not idea. I think it is because they use the East Coast Time Zone on their ad offers. :P

MADELINE June 17, 2011 at 5:05 AM

Do you think you can “double dip” on the Schick deal if you buy it later Saturday night seeing theyre’ BOGO next week?

Rie June 17, 2011 at 7:53 AM

How do you know if a store’s sale activates sat night? Do you price check the items? Is it usually around closing time? TIA

Charlene June 17, 2011 at 8:25 AM

Jose- the ECBS can always be used with coupons. Those are a form of payment not a coupon. What that means is that you can’t stack 2 $/$$ CVS coupons together. Like a $5/20 and a 30% off coupon. I have shopped around 9.30 before and not had problems but who knows… I would think they could correct any problems though- they have to honor prices through Saturday.

Endcapps June 17, 2011 at 10:03 AM

I’m happy with today’s $5/$20 transaction. My niece is a ballerina who uses false eyelashes (MM w/Qs), so I did:
1–Zyrtec… $5.99
2–Kiss Premium Eyelashes… 2 x $3.99
1–Crest Whitening+Scope, 2.7oz… $2.32 (shelf tag said $2.54)
1–Irish Spring, 2pk… $1.00
1–Gallon Milk… $3.19
subtotal: $20.48
used coupons:
$5/$20, $5 Zyrtec MQ, 2 ($2) Kiss Eyelashes printable from website MQ, $1 Irish Spring CVS Q from Reinventing Beauty Magazine, $5 ECB from Beauty Club tracking
paid: $.48 plus CA tax
got back:
$13.99 total ECBs…$5.99 Zyrtec, $5 Kiss Eyelashes, $2 Crest, $1 green bag, so around $8.50 MM. I decided to save my snail mail Free Zyrtec MQ to use somewhere else to maximize its $7 value, since Charlene posted yesterday’s $5 printable. The Crest deal I just noticed on shelf tags, so that’s a good $0.32 filler item (lim 2). The Irish Spring ends up free (lim 1 with RIB Q) & is a useful filler item.

I’m thinking of going in Saturday night around 9pm to do the new ad deals and redeem my other $5/20. Thx for the info re: Saturday nights.

rick June 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Surprisingly I found ALL items from the first scenario. About 50 Zyrtecs left…and at checkout i got another surprise…a 3 day $5 off $10!!!! Awesome! Thanks for the scenario idea.

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