ECB – Extra Care Bucks – This is a coupon that prints with certain items during a weekly sale. Extra Care Bucks are not for a specific item. They are a coupon for a certain dollar amount of your next purchase. For instance if you have $6 ECB you could buy anything for $6 or more in the store and the $6 will be deducted.
Extracare Card – This is the CVS card you must have to do deals at CVS.
Green Tag – If you agree to use reusable bags you can spend $1 and get the green
tag. For every 4 transactions you have them scan this tag you will be given
Limit– CVS limits the amount of deals you may do per Extracare card you have.
Rolling ECB’S– When you use and ECB to purchase an item you know will prompt an ECB of equal value.
Expiration Date– All ECB’S have expiration dates which you must follow.
You will have to start out by getting ECB’s. I recommend buying items that are free after ECB. What that means is that you would pay $4 and get an ECB valued at $4.
Some people will strictly buy the items that are free after ECB. You can use coupons on an item that gives an ECB. This helps sometimes because you can spend less and walk away with more.
You must be careful though. CVS limits the quantity of ECB’s given on the purchase of an item. If it says limit of 2 in the ad then you can buy 2 in one transaction but you will only get ECB’s for 2. Anything about 2 would not generate an ECB.
This is done by card so you can not just do another transaction to get around it.