The Extrabucks program combined with sales and coupons makes CVS my favorite drugstore.

* Extracare card. CVS’s savings card, use it to take advantage of sales, track purchases and obtain extra bucks

* Extrabucks (ECB). Obtained by purchasing specific items, can be used on your next purchase

* Coupon machine. The red box at the front of each store where you can swipe your extra care card for special coupons. These coupons can be combined with manufacturer coupons to maximize your savings.

* Be sure to register your email address online. By doing so, you will be given a coupon for $4 off a $20 purchase

* Register for the beauty program. This earns you additional extra bucks once you reach a specific threshold.

* $ off of a $ purchase. These are very valuable because the $ purchase is before coupons. For example, you are holding a $4 off $20 purchase. Sale is buy $20 worth of shampoo get$10 ECB. You are holding manufacturer coupons for $5. At the register, they ring up $20. Hand them your $4 coupon. Total is now $16. Hand them your $5 manufacturer coupon, your total is now $11. Pay $11 and the register will give a receipt with $10 ECB attached! Your net cost is $1 for $20 worth of products.