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CVS Says They Will Shorten Their Receipts

We talked about this on the morning show last week once it went viral. You go to CVS to pick up ONE thing and you get a receipt that’s almost as tall as you are.

I went in this weekend to pick up two prescriptions and you can see how long it was.

Well, after all the publicity, CVS has decided to make a change. On their Facebook page they posted a LONG reply:

“Hi everyone: We know that you love ExtraCare Savings and Rewards. As part of our commitment to find ways to provide you with even more value, we’ve gone LONG on savings. And, as you’ve noticed, our receipts have gotten lengthier too. Over the past few days we’ve been listening to you (and we’ve also seen the very creative uses for your receipts)! You asked for ALL the savings and LESS paper. So, we’ve found a way to reduce the size of the ExtraCare portion of your receipts by 25% while still providing you all the coupons and rewards. The smaller, value-packed receipts will start printing in the coming weeks. Many of you are already using our Send to Card feature which enables paperless redemption for select ExtraCare offers. We’re excited to let you know that early next year, you’ll be able to send all of your offers directly to your card. We hope you will continue to redeem each of your personalized offers but for the ones you don’t use, please don’t forget to recycle! Thanks for the feedback. And thank you for making ExtraCare the #1 Retail Loyalty Program in the world. – Rob Price, Chief Marketing Officer, CVS/pharmacy”

So here’s to less paper and saving more trees.



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