Monday, April 28, 2008

One Last Gasp: The $3/$15 CVS Coupon

Sarah over at Sarah's Savings sent me an uplifting and informative email regarding my stance on the $3/$15 CVS coupon:

I must say I really appreciated your honesty and willingness to stand behind your convictions. I, too, was very uncomfortable with the $3/$15 coupon… it did not feel right. I was confused reading so many blogs that were so excited about it and was very glad when I found someone who saw the other side of the issue.

But as the commenter on your blog, I wanted the coupon! But not enough to go against my convictions. So I wrote to CVS and asked. Is it ok? Is it legal? Or should it only be clipped from a physical paper.

You can read my (CVS) response on my blog,

If you're on the fence about this coupon, visit Sarah's blog and read what CVS said in response to her query.

I still will pass on this *great* deal; I don't want to carry any guilt (hey, I'm Catholic; I come pre-packaged with enough guilt for a lifetime!) over using it and, as I emailed Sarah, I have a GREAT relationship with the very nice staff at my local CVS. I'd hate to risk ruining it over a few $$.

Thanks, Sarah, for your kind email and for doing what needed to be done: asking CVS if it would be ok to use this coupon. You're one smart Frugal Chick!

Happy Savings!


st8homom said...

Hi again. :-) I just wanted to say thank you for being "brave" enough to stand for your convictions, even when it meant changing your post. 3.00 is certainly not worth the butterflies in your stomach!

I came back to post that someone else I know emailed CVS about the coupon and was told it was ok to use it one time per customer. The CVS rep mentioned that the coupon was not intended to be printed and used over and over.

That said, I'm going to print one and be thankful that it will increase my ecbs by 3.00!

Andrea said...

Marianne - I really respect the fact that you're listening to your own convictions! I always tell people no matter what I post or someone else posts, you have to listen to your own judgement inside since I won't be the one answering for ya come final judgement! You can join me at the BB Jesus to do your hail mary's...totally joking :-)

BTW - I know you've seen it on my site and I'm with MSM's view on it. But, there's so many deals to be at CVS with/without coupons it doesn't really matter!