This Valentine's Day, CVS/pharmacy Offers Classic Gift Options and Sweet Savings

Monday, February 6, 2012

With a wide selection of candy, fragrances and other items available at CVS/pharmacy, shoppers don't have to travel far to find the perfect gift for their loved ones

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy makes Valentine's Day shopping convenient with thoughtful gifts and sweet treats available at every location. With more than 7,300 stores nationwide, shoppers can head to their local drugstore to conveniently choose from a wide selection of fine chocolates and candy, designer fragrances, electronics, spa-at-home products, traditional and personalized greeting cards, and keepsakes.

"To help our customers save time and money, we are offering a variety of meaningful gifts at CVS/pharmacy for Valentine's Day," said Judy Sansone, senior vice president of merchandising for CVS/pharmacy. "From gift cards to popular retailers to great deals on classic items like boxed chocolates, we offer shoppers everything they need for Valentine's Day in one convenient stop."

Valentine's Day Classics

Shoppers can't go wrong with holiday themed candies or any of the fine chocolates, sweet treats and gourmet truffles packed in heart-shaped boxes and decorative wrap from Lindt, Ferrero Rocher, Ghirardelli, Godiva and Russell Stover. Fun and flirty novelty items like scented candles, lucky lover's message dice, heart-shaped sunglasses and seasonal socks are also available. This year CVS/pharmacy is also carrying Blooming Expressions from Hallmark, a fabric flower that blooms to reveal a message for a special person with the touch of a button ($14.95). Customers are encouraged to check the weekly circular for special sale prices shoppers will receive on these items when they use their ExtraCare Rewards card. The circular is available in-store, on the CVS/pharmacy Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CVS) or at www.cvs.com/weeklyad.

With more than 200 gift cards available for popular retailers, restaurants and department stores, as well as iTunes, SpaWeek.com, Groupon, Visa, American Express and Mastercard, shoppers can grab their loved ones a favorite gift card and couple it with a customized or traditional greeting card for that extra special touch. Plus, shoppers can find all the rest of their holiday needs – from gift wrap, tissue paper, bags and bows, to silly, sentimental or romantic greeting cards to fit every personality.

For Her

With a large selection of beauty and at-home spa products, shoppers can give the gift of rest and relaxation to their sweethearts. Choose from CVS/pharmacy's exclusive Essence of Beauty line including bath and body gels and lotions, as well as a Luxury Bath Robe ($14.99) and Memory Foam Slippers ($9.99). Popular perfumes from celebrities such as Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill and Mariah Carey, and products like the Sarah Peyton Shiatsu Back Massager ($19.99) will help make her everyday feel like a special day. Additionally, shoppers who enroll in the ExtraCare Beauty Club will earn additional rewards on the hottest pampering products and makeup such as the newest product introductions from the exclusive Nuance Salma Hayek line of cosmetics, skincare and hair products ($7.99 - $19.99), which are perfect for creating custom gift baskets for your valentine.

For Him

CVS/pharmacy offers a wide selection of affordable electronics, including a Craig Tablet, $99.99 and iCraig Tower Stereo System, $99.99. A wide selection of designer fragrances by Giorgio, Sean Jean and David Beckham are also available.

Personalized Photo Gifts

Shoppers can easily create meaningful photo books, calendars and cards online at CVSphoto.com and pick up their finished goods the same day at a local CVS/pharmacy in about an hour. In-store photo books ($5.99 - $14.99) and collages can also be created at the KODAK Picture Kiosks found in CVS/pharmacy Photo Centers and shared the very same day.

Savings Galore and a Twitter Contest

CVS/pharmacy encourages customers to use their ExtraCare Rewards card to earn two percent back on nearly every purchase. ExtraCare cardholders can also earn special ExtraBucks Rewards on select specially-advertised items included in the weekly circular.

Followers of the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Twitter feed are also invited to participate in a Valentine's Day-themed candy giveaway the week before the holiday. For details, visit www.twitter.com/CVS_Extra on Thursday, February 9. Twitter followers that participate in the contest will be selected at random to win boxed candies and other treats.

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,300 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.

Press Contact:
Erin Pensa
CVS/pharmacy
T: 401.770.4786
E: EPensa@cvs.com 

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