CVS Released Official Coupon Policy!

All my CVS shoppers will be as excited about this news as I am: CVS has released an official coupon policy!

If you want to avoid any issues over coupons, I recommend that you print out a copy and carry it with your coupons. Here are the highlights:

  • Competitor coupons are not accepted at CVS/pharmacy.
  • CVS/pharmacy does not currently accept coupon bar code images displayed on a smartphone, iPhone, Droid etc.
  • The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction (remember: Transaction is your TOTAL purchase – see below for overage on a specific item)
  • Certain CVS/pharmacy coupons may be subject to state sales tax rules similar to third-party manufacturer coupons and sales tax may be charged on pre-coupon price
  • CVS/pharmacy will not accept percent off coupons for sale and promotional 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. CVS/pharmacy does not provide cash back in exchange for any couponsThe coupon amount will be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
  • CVS/pharmacy accepts one third-party manufacturer coupon and applicable CVS/pharmacy coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
  • CVS/pharmacy accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.
  • CVS/pharmacy accepts valid internet/print at home coupons containing a barcode.


  1. I was upset with them last night, I scanned my card for and got a “free” dove bar up to .79, but ALL their bars that this was available for the price was 1.19. They’ve done this several times before with “free” items, but then others truly are free.

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