CVS.com is offering one of its better deals this week.
Regular-priced items are 20 percent off and shipping is free — with no purchase minimum — through Saturday, June 25.
Entering promo code SAVE20 at checkout scores you both promotions.
There are also other discounts available now that you can take advantage of in combination with the free shipping. For example, if you buy one item from the following categories, you get a second one for 50 percent off (no code required):
CVS.com normally requires you to spend a total of $49 after discounts are applied to qualify for free shipping, and the retailer seldom waives that minimum. So the offer for free shipping with no purchase minimum is noteworthy.
That said, CVS.com cycles among percentages — usually 20 percent, 25 percent or 30 percent off — for its sitewide promotions on regular-priced items. So you might be better off waiting for the next 30-percent-off promotion if you need enough stuff from CVS to meet the usual free-shipping minimum.
I took advantage of the 30-percent-off promotion the last time it came around, but I was only able to qualify for free shipping because I ordered $73.92 in goods (which cost $51.74 after the discount).
As usual, compare prices before buying. National pharmacy chains tend to charge higher regular prices, but during some promotions, you can also find items cheaper there than at discount retailers.
Save more by stacking promo codes
Whether you order from CVS.com now or later, note that it’s one of the few retailers that allows you to redeem multiple promo codes on a single order.
Check out “7 Retailers That Allow Online Coupon Code ‘Stacking’” to learn more.
Save more by using discounted gift cards
If you ever shop at CVS stores or online — or at many other retailers — check out reputable online marketplaces such as Cardpool and Raise that offer discounted gift cards. I have bought several CVS gift cards on Raise for as much as 15 percent off their face value.
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