Insider Savings: CVS deals, free pizza and coffee


by LAURA THORNQUIST / Special Contributor


Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:31 AM

How would you like to double your ExtraBucks at CVS? Laura Thornquist shares details on how to do so, plus more "Insider Savings" tips.

I always encourage everyone to take advantage of the "extra" coupons or money back from your favorite stores.

CVS has just come up with an offer to double your ExtraBucks rewards. All you have to do is sign up and start spending. You will earn Double ExtraBucks Rewards between September 16 and December 15.

Then, starting in January, you can redeem the ExtraBucks online or in-stores. It's double your money back for items you use every day.  

For example, here are a few deals at CVS this week:

  • Hershey's Simple Pleasure candy is 67 cents. When you buy this, you get 67 cents back in Extra Care Bucks, making it free.
  • Hershey's Snack Size six-pack is three for $3. When you buy one, you get $1 in ExtraCare Bucks back, making them 67 cents each.
  • Colgate Cavity Protection with whitening toothpaste is two for $4. When you buy two, you get $2 back in ExtraCare Bucks. There is also a $1 off coupon from your Smart Source insert making it free. A great way to earn money back at CVS.

Don't you hate when you decide to make a coffee run and everyone asks you to pick up their coffee too? Starbucks is now rewarding you for being the coffee runner

When you buy four drinks for friends or office mates, Starbucks will give you your coffee for free. 
Just download the order form online, make the run and get the reward. The deal runs through September 30 and exclude chilled bottle beverages. Check with your local Starbucks to make sure it's participating.

Papa John's NFL pizza giveaway is back. Sign up for Papa John's rewards and you are automatically entered to win one of two million pizzas they are giving away this NFL season. It comes to 120,000 free pizzas a week. Your odds are pretty good.