Save Time and Money this Black Friday and All Season Long at CVS/pharmacy

Monday, November 21, 2011

Now through Christmas, CVS/pharmacy customers can snag hot deals on toys, electronics, beauty items and stocking stuffers with Black Friday bargains, special promotions on Facebook and Twitter, and a free gift card promotion each week

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

This holiday season, CVS/pharmacy is making it easier than ever for customers to save on Christmas gifts and holiday necessities. With more than 75 percent of the U.S. population living within three miles of a CVS/pharmacy, shoppers will find visiting their local drugstore a convenient alternative to running all over town to snag deep discounts on hot toys, electronics, beauty products and stocking stuffers. Customers enrolled in CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program can take advantage of special incentives, from receiving free gift cards for purchasing select items, to earning back "free CVS money" called ExtraBucks® Rewards on a wide variety of essentials.

"Black Friday is the official kick-off to the holiday season and CVS/pharmacy is offering incredible deals during our three day sale this year," said Judy Sansone, senior vice president of merchandising and pricing for CVS/pharmacy. "We're also offering CVS/pharmacy shoppers additional ways to save throughout the holiday season with new offers and promotions each week in our circular, through 'Christmas Central' on and on Facebook and Twitter."

Free $10 gift cards with select purchases, up to $50 each week

This season, members of CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program can earn $10 gift cards to Macy's, Gap, Applebee's, Shell Stations, American Express, Barnes & Noble or CVS/pharmacy every week simply by spending $30 on specially-marked items found conveniently in the weekly CVS/pharmacy circular. Products included in the promotion change each week, giving shoppers flexibility to shop while earning up to $50 in free gift cards they can keep for themselves or gift to friends and family.

As part of CVS/pharmacy's three-day Black Friday sale (November 24-26), shoppers will automatically earn a $10 gift card when they purchase any of the following hot gift items:

  • iTower Stereo System - just $68.88 with ExtraCare card
  • 7" Portable LCD TV with DVD player - just $78.88 with ExtraCare card
  • 60" Santa with Decorated Tree - just $68.88 with ExtraCare card
  • Wireless Touch Screen Tablet - just $94.88 with ExtraCare card

Purchasing $30 worth of popular toys, games and "As Seen on TV" gift items will also yield a free $10 gift card, including favorites like Pee Wee Pillow Pets, Eggies, Swivel Store, Easy Feet and the Slice-O-Matic, which range from $9.99 to $19.99. To learn more about how the promotion works, check out videos featuring CVS/pharmacy's "Holiday Savings Squad" on, under the "In-Store" tab. A new video will be uploaded each week now through Christmas, featuring deals and tips for the holidays. The videos can also be found on CVS/pharmacy's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Sizzling Black Friday deals

From great stocking stuffers and swap gifts to decor and designer fragrances, CVS/pharmacy's Black Friday event includes bargains to fit every personality:

  • Nearly all children's toys are Buy One, Get One Free with ExtraCare card (some exclusions apply)
  • Color Me Rocket Ship, Castle or Playhouse by Discovery Kids - $12.99 with ExtraCare card
  • Select Celebrity Fragrance Gift Sets - Buy One, Get One Free with ExtraCare card
  • Crayola ColorStudio HD for iPad(TM) - earn $5 in ExtraBucks® Rewards with purchase
  • Select Household Appliances (including Popcorn maker, chocolate fountain, and Crock Pot slow cooker) - earn $10 in ExtraBucks® Rewards with purchase
  • Revlon Nail polishes and enamels - earn $4 in ExtraBucks® Rewards with purchase

Red hot discounts on

CVS/pharmacy is offering special discounts on holiday gifts and decorations, as well as everyday needs on On Cyber Monday (November 28), shoppers can visit to shop for gifts and receive $15 off purchases of $60 or more. Standard shipping is free on all orders of $50 or more all season long.

Shoppers are encouraged to order gifts online by December 14 with standard shipping (December 17 with expedited shipping) to get their gifts in time for Christmas (by December 24).

Exclusive savings and contests on Facebookand TwitterThis year CVS/pharmacy has introduced a "Holiday Shopping Quiz" at Facebook community members can take a quiz to determine which type of holiday shopper they are and earn a 20 percent off shopping pass to use exclusively at CVS/pharmacy. The CVS/pharmacy Facebook page will also showcase sneak peeks of hot discounts each week, gift ideas, and a printable shopping list feature to help customers plan ahead.

Additionally, shoppers can follow CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare on Twitter at to learn about upcoming promotions and participate in a variety of contests, including a 10-day Gift Giveaway Event kicking off on December 5. Follow @CVS_Extra for complete details and rules.

All CVS/pharmacy locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Additionally, many CVS/pharmacy locations will offer extended holiday hours throughout the season and most 24-hour stores will remain open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For specific questions about store hours, or to locate the closest CVS/pharmacy, visit

About CVS/pharmacy

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