WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

No CVS ad this week!

Posted July 12, 2015

CVS sign

Apparently CVS is trying a new marketing technique by not offering any ad this all. I spoke with my local CVS store and they confirmed that there is no ad for the week of July 12 - July 18, 2015 for many NC regions, including ours.

There will definitely be an ad starting next Sunday, July 19.

The only sales that are running this week at CVS include the few monthly sales that are going on for July.

If you got a CVS ad this week, I'd love to know what city the store is located in.

CVS Coupon Policy Basics

* Must have CVS Extrabucks reward card to earn rewards and get sales prices and store coupons

* Receive instant rebates in the form of a coupon after transaction when you buy qualified items (called Extrabucks, ECB’s or EB’s). These Extrabucks can be used on your next transaction on almost any product in the store (excludes things link alcohol, tobacco, stamps, gift cards, etc)

* You can “stack” store coupons from the in-store kiosk, register coupons, printable coupons from their website with manufacturer coupons

* Extrabucks can be used in addition to store coupons from the in-store kiosk, register coupons, printable coupons from their website and manufacturer coupons

* You can use a coupon on each item in a BOGO sale

* You can use a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale at CVS

The full CVS coupon policy can be found on their website at

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  • mballance88 Jul 13, 2015

    I am totally a CVS shopper also! When I got my Sunday paper I thought the paper just forgot to give insert a CVS circular. So I went to my local CVS and they confirmed "no sales paper for this week"! Needless to say I was totally "speechless" and very "disappointed"!

  • LucyLooo Jul 13, 2015

    JC Penny tried this a few years ago about taking away sales and coupons and such...Think they are still trying to really a good move long term..

  • ctya Jul 13, 2015

    Not good marketing. The comments on some of the other blogs are hilarious.

  • jdouglas13 Jul 13, 2015

    Bah humbug CVS :( I sent them my comments yesterday too.

    No ad/no sales = no money from me.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jul 13, 2015

    Luci19lu and losltp - there are CVS ads in other parts of the country but the stores with no ad this week do not have to honor ads from other states. The sales for those places are only good in those locations. Just like Food Lion has different sales for different areas of NC. They will not honor a sale from the Wilson ad in Durham if the prices are different. Sorry everyone - no CVS sales this week for our area. :-(

    dianelucasrat - Rite Aid has some very good oral care freebies this week.

  • Luci19lu Jul 13, 2015

    I'm so confused with this- no ad so no sales??? I looked up my old CVS is FL and they had an ad :-(

  • Dr D Jul 13, 2015

    I'm with krisann549 - this is a really tough week to need to spend EBs about to expire - so thankful for my rain checks!

  • losltp Jul 13, 2015

    So there are ads for CVS in other parts of the country ??
    I wonder if you took the ad via tablet/smartphone to the local CVS the store would have to honor it ??

  • dianelucasrat Jul 13, 2015

    No sales paper, means no visit!!!! When all the competitors have sales papers, CVS decides not to have one, guess which sales papers I was looking at this weekend.

  • krisann549 Jul 13, 2015

    Very frustrating to see the ad online for other areas and not be able to take advantage of the sales here. Especially since I need to use some Extrabucks and there were great deals on cosmetics, including a $5 off store coupon. I sent an email to customer service expressing my disappointment.