CVS is now joining the ranks of other stores by posting a corporate coupon policy available on their website. Myself, along with several of my readers, have complained over the years about the inconsistency of CVS’ and their coupon policy. Without a solid coupon policy being posted on the internet, each CVS store was basically entitled to creating their own individual store policy which could vary from week to week.

To say that this was a nuisance to most avid coupon users is an understatement.

Well, this week CVS released a corporate coupon policy that can be accessed, downloaded, and printed out for all. I’m not going to repost the entire thing, I would just like to highlight a few points of the policy that stood out to me:

  • The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid if required by state law. Basically, there is no such thing as overage or CVS paying you to shop.
  • On sale items, in the event that any item’s price is less than the value of the coupon, CVS/pharmacy will accept the coupon only to the price of the item. Basically, if an item is $3.99 and your coupon states $4 off they will adjust the coupon to $3.99.
  • CVS/pharmacy reserves the right to process coupons in any order. Basically, if you are an avid CVS shopper, you know that to get the best use of your coupons you have to present them in a certain order. CVS is obviously hip to this now and are basically saying they will use what coupons they want in whatever order they want to. To get around this, only hand over your coupons in parts.
  • CVS/pharmacy accepts valid internet/print at home coupons containing a barcode.

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