CVS Black Friday deals and bag recall


Last week, I watched a video out of New York (which I can’t find now) about high lead content in reusable bags, including the ones sold at CVS and Walgreens. Read the report on

Even though the report said there is no immediate danger to consumers, there is concern that when the bags start to break down, flakes of lead-filled paint could get into the air in your home, car, etc. In the Texas heat, I imagine the paint on these bags probably breaks down quickly if the bags are left in the car.

After watching the video, I decided to throw out all the reusable bags that are made in China.

Extreme? Maybe, but having these bags in my house is not worth the possible risk to our health.

If you have the green CVS bags, you can take them back to CVS to get a refund per a post I read at Hold on to any others as more recalls may follow.

CVS Freebies Starting on Black Friday

Due to this being Thanksgiving week, Sunday’s CVS ad is good for the next four days. An after-Thanksgiving Day ad will be published on Thursday.

It looks like there will be thirteen items that will be free after Extra Bucks, with no coupons required. Visit to see the list of toothpaste, lotion, hair products, candy, lip balm, breath freshener, in-ear headphones and universal remote control.

There are two items that will be free after Extra Bucks for the entire week (starting today). Get an 8 count Excedrin (limit 1) and a 4 count Advil (limit 1). Pay $0.99 each and receive $0.99 for each in Extra Bucks. Someone mentioned she received a $1.00/1 any size Excedrin CVS coupon at the Extra Bucks coupon printer, so be sure to scan your card before you shop.

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