In just the last few days, CVS has made changes to its official coupon policy.
But not to worry, coupon lovers.
All of the changes actually make it easier to shop with coupons at CVS to snag all those free and nearly free items.
The biggest change clarifies the use of BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) coupons.
According to the new policy:
Two coupons may be used on a BOGO promotion offered by CVS, one on each item.
A BOGO coupon MAY be used on a BOGO promotion, making both items free. (Sales tax must be paid, of course.)
These types of offers often confuse cashiers and store managers so kudos to CVS corporate for spelling it out.
In case you're wondering how this works: The manufacturer coupon "pays" for the first item and the store promo "pays" for the second item.
Additional kudos to CVS for not outlawing these deals as Rite Aid did last fall.
The second addition to the coupon policy allows the use of multiple "Dollar off Transaction" coupons, such as $3 off a $15 purchase. For example, if the order totals $30, two $3/$15 coupons may be used.
And finally, the policy spells out that there is no limit to the number of Extra Buck Rewards used in a single transaction as long as it doesn't exceed the transaction total.
To read the new policy for yourself, click here.
You may also want to print out the policy and carry it with your coupons. That way, you'll be prepared if you run into a poorly trained employee or manager.