CVS Drug Store Deal Of The Week: Free Physician’s Formula Cosmetics + Fun Tide & Pantene Gas Card Scenario

CVS is about to make me crazy this week!  I'm going to try to explain their ad as simply as I can, and hopefully you can make sense of it.  Here you go:

  • In most areas, CVS will have a 3 day sale that runs 7/1/12 – 7/3/12, and a separate shorter 4 day sale that runs 7/4/12 – 7/7/12. (If your ad receives one ad for the full week, you'll get all the deals below for the entire week.)
  • CVS is offering a $10 gas gift card that will print immediately on your receipt when you purchase $30 in participating items.  Between  7/1/12 – 7/3/12 ALL the items listed under the “gas gift card” in the matchups will work towards your $30, however on  7/4/12 – 7/7/12 only the P&G items will go towards your $30 total.
  • As far as I can tell, the only ECB deals are valid 7/1/12 – 7/3/12.
  • There are a few different other deals offered in addition to the ECB & Gas Card deals that are specific to each sale and listed at the very bottom of the list.


Is that clear as mud? 😉  Okay, well, if you're planning to take on the CVS challenge this week, here's my top scenario of the week. . .

Transaction #1

*******(be sure to shop between 7/1/12 and 7/3/12 to get the free Physician's Formula!)

Buy 1 Physicians Formula at $7.99 (You'll automatically save $7 at checkout)

Buy 3 Tide Detergents at $5.97

Buy 4 Pantene Shampoos or Conditioners at $3.25

Use $1/1 Physican's Formula from 4/15 Smart Source insert (regional coupon)

Use (3) $1/1 Tide coupons from the 7/1 P&G insert

Use (2) $3/2 Pantene coupons from the 6/25 Smart Source insert

Pay $21.91 out of pocket, get $10 Gas Gift Card


So you'll pay just $11.91 after the gas gift card for Physician's Formula Skin Care, 3 Tide Detergents, and 4 Pantene Shampoos . . . not too bad if you love Pantene and Tide!  Let me know if you find any hot deals we've missed. 🙂


CVS Weekly Ad (7/1/12 – 7/7/12)


Click “display all matchups” to see the complete list of deals. New to shopping at CVS? Go HERE to get started.


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  1. Jennifer McHenry says

    About the physicians formula if I buy 2 @ 7.99 each will I receive $14 in discounts instantly at the register???

    • I *think* so Jennifer, but I haven’t tried it out yet myself. If I get there I’ll let you know! 🙂


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