Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Free Gift Cards for Paying Those CVS Sales Taxes

I have gotten so used to reading up on the best deals online that I just got around to looking at my CVS flyer today. And now I'm going to have to dig through the recycle bin, because I am just now finding out that there's another $25 gift card coupon with transferred prescription in the wrap-around. Expires 11/8.

No scrips to transfer? Hit the CRT machine. I got one today that promised a $25 GC with a transferred OR NEW scrip. I've never seen that at CVS before. So, like, call your doctor and say your seasonal allergies are acting up and you could really use some generic Allegra. If you have prescription coverage, that is.

I'm kidding. Even I (a shopping scoundrel!) would not advocate running up insurance company expenses, thereby (so they tell us) increasing everyone's costs, just to get a $25 gift card.

Finally, if you are completely scripless, you can get a $10 gift card for free, sort of, this week:

Buy one of those "Green dot" reloadable prepaid cards, available in Mastercard and Visa flavors, with $10 on it. Pay $10 upfront. Then, use it to make a purchase "at a participating CVS by Nov. 8." And then they'll credit the card with another $10, within 10 days.

So, you'll end up with a $20 card, for which you've paid $10. They say, "It's like getting it for free." I wouldn't go that far, but if you find yourself paying a few bucks per week in taxes and whatnot, then it's not a bad investment.

Anyone know if $3/$10 coupons or Extra Bucks can be used to purchase gift cards? I'm thinking no?


Queen of the Urban Jungle said...

no, you can't use then for gift cards, phone cards and the like and you can't use coupons towards those purchases either :(

Abby said...

My flier didn't have either of these deals! Bummer! That's it, I'm moving to Chicago!