CVS Shopping Scenario for Beginners 5/14 – 5/20


Here is your CVS easy shopping scenario for beginners for the ad that starts on 5/14 and runs through 5/20/17. If you did the transactions for the most recent sale, then you have $5 Extra Bucks leftover to start the new ad.

If you want to see the full weekly ad and coupon matchups for the 5/14 CVS ad, go here.

If you are shopping later in the week, I recommend that you check our CVS Category to see if there have been any new developments since this scenario was originally written.

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-New BOGO Chunky Soup printable coupon (preclipped)
-New $3/1 Rimmel Eye Product printable coupon (preclipped)
-New $3/1 Rimmel Lip Product printable coupon (preclipped)
-New $3/1 Rimmel Face Product printable coupon (preclipped)
-New BOGO Clairol Root Touch-Up printable coupon (preclipped)
-New $3.50/1 Clairol Natural Instincts printable coupon (preclipped)
-Brand New $6/2 Clairol Hair Color printable coupon (preclipped)

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  1. Ann-Marie says:

    I’m not seeing the $3/1 Gillette Mach 3 coupon. Is it possibly regional? I am seeing a $1/1 coupon.

    • Steve Pinski says:

      They took the Gillette coupons away this morning and replaced them with lower value $1/1 coupons. This has been happening quite frequently over the past few months. P&G has been changing their coupons frequently, usually on Sundays, and alternating between $1/1 & $3/1 coupons available.

  2. How do u do a return/exchange? I tried to return an item as it was the wrong item but the manager refuse to return as he said I used coupons (and lot of ECBs) and my OOP was zero. So basically he said I got the item for free…

    • Steve Pinski says:

      They should take it back, but if they are refusing then I suggest you do the return without a receipt. You can get a store credit (which should be in the form of a CVS gift card.) More info here:

    • Maureen says:

      Steve answered your question already, but the manager’s suggestion that ECBs “paid” for the item you used ECBs to buy is so irritating to me.

      I had a manager tell me once that I got something free when I paid for it almost entirely with ECBs, and I pointed out to him that ECBs are discounts on whatever I had to buy to earn the ECBs in the first place, not discounts on whatever I am using the ECBs to buy. It says it the ad things like, “Colgate mouthwash on sale. Pay $4.99, earn $2 Extrabucks. It’s like getting it for $2.99.” That $2 ECB was a discount on the Colgate mouthwash. If I use that $2 ECB toward a bottle of body wash, I am not getting a $2 discount on the body wash.