Several readers have asked about the scanners in CVS that spit out coupons upon scanning your ExtraCare card. It has been affectionately dubbed the “magic coupon machine“ among CVSers.
Not every CVS has one, but just in case you are wondering what all the fuss is about, here is a (silent) demonstration of the machine in action:
Can you picture me in CVS trying to be all stealth? There were 3 staff members within 20 feet of me when I filmed this, unbeknownst to them. Notice I scanned twice, and each time received coupons.
I received 5 coupons, which I tucked away for future use. Usually, the coupons will correlate with an upcoming deal.
Since you can use both a CVS coupon and a manufacturers coupon on one item, these can definitely sweeten the deal. If you are really lucky, the machine will bless you with a $/$$ coupon. This has yet to happen to me, but I am patiently waiting, CVS!
In case you missed it, read my 10 Ways to Be the Worst CVS Shopper Ever.
Hope you enjoyed the video! For simple scenarios each week at CVS, be sure to check out The CVS $5 Challenge.