Gaming $5 CVS Coupons For $2 Purchases

CVS has a deal where you earn $5 gift certificates for every two Rolaids or Listerine PocketPacks a customer buys. These items cost about 99 cent each, meaning a profit of $3 per transaction. The deal is unlimited. After a two day wait, you can repeat the process, using the certificates from before to buy the new Rolaids and Listerine, repeat, repeat.

One coupon hound found that her store had run out of the items. So she whipped out the ones she previously bought and bought them again. Call it shoplifting into the store.

It will certainly be exciting for the store manager doing inventory when he discovers he’s sold 1500 of his 1000 Rolaids.

(Thanks to Joe!)


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  1. JMC says:

    Yeah, but since you’re only earning CVS gift certificates, what exactly would you save up for? It’s not like you can work your way up to a plasma TV…

    (Don’t be a downer and say you don’t have insurance, and you’re using the system to save up for little Billy’s Ritalin)

  2. Ben says:

    It just seems really odd to be buying Rolaids. Too bad it isn’t something useful, like condoms or cough syrup.

  3. Ishmael says:

    Heh, condoms would get the religious nuts in a frenzy. You’d see picket lines and boycotts of CVS pharmacies all over. Although that could be interesting, since CVS bought all of the Eckerd’s locations in the Bible Belt.

    But I agree, highly useful. Who knows, maybe the people that shop at CVS need Rolaids?

  4. John Stracke says:

    That $3 profit is enough for 10 prints from the Kodak kiosk.

  5. HaxRomana says:

    Why is this behavior laudable, or even acceptable?

  6. RandomHookup says:

    Hax– It’s undoubtedly illegal, though it would be one of those weird areas where management might not even care. “You bought merchandise twice? Great– more profit for me!”

  7. Don’t be a downer and say you don’t have insurance, and you’re using the system to save up for little Billy’s Ritalin

    Which medication wouldn’t be depressing? Over-the-counter?

    HaxRomana: I don’t think buying the stuff twice is acceptable but since CVS is the one who decided to give away money you can’t blame the people who come back and make legit purchases.