Valentine's Day Gift-Giving Made Simple and Sweet at CVS/pharmacy

Thursday, February 4, 2010

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb 04, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Finding memorable Valentine's Day gifts is now easier than ever with sweet and simple selections at CVS/pharmacy or online at www.cvs.com. With more than 7,000 locations nationwide, 75 percent of the US population lives within three miles of a CVS/pharmacy. Shoppers will be delighted to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list from traditional and animated greeting cards to a delicious assortment of candy, as well as thoughtful gifts like designer fragrances and high-quality gadgets and electronics. "CVS/pharmacy is the one-stop-shopping destination for Valentine's Day gift giving," said Mike Bloom, Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Supply Chain. "Shoppers will be pleasantly surprised to find not only a great selection of greeting cards and chocolates but also thoughtful gift choices for that special someone." Passionate about pampering Give your Valentine the gift of relaxation with at-home spa products. CVS/pharmacy offers the Essence of Beauty gift set with bath gel, body lotion, body mist and a pouf for just $6.99. Other Essence of Beauty luxury items include the heart-shaped mirror compact for $1.99, and the heart box gift set with shower gel, body lotion and body mist for $12.99. Complete the gift with an Essence of Beauty Fleece Robe for $9.99 or the ever-popular Snuggie for $14.99. CVS/pharmacy also features the latest fragrances including Halle Pure Orchid, 1.0 oz for $27.99, and I AM KING by Sean Jean, 1.0 oz at $34.99. Other designer scents by Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Beckman, Aqua Di Gio, Baby Phat and many more are available at CVS/pharmacy for great prices. Playful and festive Shoppers who have something a little more lighthearted in mind need to look no further than Dana's Love Baby Soft Plush Puppy for $9.99. Flirty dice and fuzzy love cuffs are also available for $.99 each. To spice up the house for the holiday, rose wreaths for $4.99, Valentine's Day garland for $2.99, and heart-shaped candy bowls starting at $1.99 can also be found. A pragmatist's dream For gift-givers who want to put a smile on the face of the no-nonsense, practical person in their lives, CVS/pharmacy features the popular Grill Daddy for just $14.99. Electronics lovers will be thrilled to receive the Craig HDTV for $149.99 or the Craig DVD Player for $39.99. The Zone 40 Wireless Gaming System makes a great, affordable gift at $39.99, as does the Xtreme Fit interactive gaming mat for $49.99. Time to personalize To add that personal touch this Valentine's Day, shoppers can tailor a CVS/pharmacy in-store photo book for as little as $5.99 or make a KODAK Picture Movie DVD for $14.99. Both items can be created at the in-store photo kiosk and taken home the very same day. Starting February 7, shoppers receive a $1 Extra Buck when purchasing a Valentine's Day photo card for $1.00. Perfect for anyone Valentine's Day gift-givers can't go wrong with more than 220 gift cards to popular retailers such as the Gap, Dunkin Donuts, Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, restaurants, hardware stores and even spas at the Gift Card Center at CVS/pharmacy. Another tried-and-true option: chocolate, assorted offerings from Ferrero, Lindt, Dove, Whiteman's Russell Stover, Cold Stone and other sweets for one's sweetheart can be found down the candy aisle. For additional savings: CVS/pharmacy encourages shoppers to always use their ExtraCare card. With more than 62 million active cardholders, CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare program is the largest retail rewards program in the nation and participants earn 2% back on nearly every purchase they make, delivered in the form of 'CVS/pharmacy dollars' called Extra Bucks. The program is free and only takes minutes to join in-store or on CVS.com. Extra Bucks are paid out online and on the bottom of customer receipts at the beginning of each quarter. Additionally, cardholders receive instant Extra Bucks every time they shop, simply by purchasing specially-advertised items such as many of the holiday items detailed above. To locate the store closest to you, please visit CVS.com/storefinder. About CVS/pharmacy CVS/pharmacy is the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). The Company operates more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs 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://www.cvscaremark.com/.