Store Loyalty Cards – A Necessity for any couponer

Store Loyalty Cards – A Necessity for any couponer

Aug 17, 2011

Store Loyalty Cards – absolutely necessary to get the best deals.  I remember a time I told stores I didn’t shop there enough to get one of their loyalty cards.  Well no more.  Even if I just go there once I get a loyalty card.  These are best ways to get deals.  Every store has a different name for their loyalty program (examples are Extra Care at CVS, Wellness+ at Rite Aid, PetPerks at Petsmart, MaxPerks at Office Max, and there are many others.)  Walgreens is different in they don’t have a “loyalty program,” they have Register Rewards. Please see my article on Register Rewards at Walgreens.  Let me explain how sales with loyalty cards work.  CVS had a sale that was spend $5 on Gatorade G Series Fit, get $5 Extra Bucks.  This means that you spend $5 when you buy the Gatorade (unless you had coupons for it) and you get a $5 coupon you can use on your next transaction at CVS.  The amount is always before coupons – it can say spend $5/get $5 and as long as it rang up to begin with for $5 you get the Extra Care Bucks.  You can then use coupons and get the total down as low as you can.  A couple of weeks ago CVS had the Gillette Pro Glide Fusion Razors for $9.99 and get $5 Extra Care Bucks.  That week there was also a $4/1 coupon in the P&G Insert.  Meaning for $.99 you got a razor plus 2 Cartridges that normally costs $9.99.

So as you can see at most stores Loyalty cards are an absolute must.  Just remember to read fine print on ads.  A lot of times there is a limit of one offer per card so you can’t do the deal twice and get all the extra care bucks.


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