CVS curbside pickup began piloting in early 2016. One would think since it started many years ago, it would be a nationwide rollout by now, right? Don’t get too excited; CVS curbside pickup is nowhere to be found. According to CVS.com, curbside pickup is no longer available.
Although curbside pickup isn’t an option, there are other ordering choices to make your CVS shopping quick and easy!
1. No CVS Curbside pickup? No problem — pick up your order in store at participating locations.
While CVS curbside pickup is no longer an option, many stores still have an in-store pickup option.
To do an in-store pickup order, you’ll place your order online or through the app, and select in-store pickup. Most orders are fulfilled the same day if you order early enough in the day. After you place your order, you’ll have to go into CVS to pick up the order.
2. You can use digital coupons and earn ExtraBucks with CVS pickup orders.
The great thing about placing an order on CVS.com is you still earn your ExtraBucks Rewards. Plus, most digital coupons can be applied too. Make sure when you clip them to your account, they say “in-store or online.”
You can earn ExtraBucks and use coupons all from your couch. Just make sure you put your pants on to go pick up the order in store.
3. Use Instacart coupons to save on CVS Delivery.
Sometimes going out to get what you need is just not an option. One good thing that the COVID pandemic has given us is multiple delivery companies. One of those companies is Instacart.
Shopping through Instacart still gives you some sales that you’d see in the store and also coupons for products. You can also earn 2% back in ExtraBucks Rewards on qualifying CVS purchases made on Instacart. Just add your ExtraBucks Rewards account number into your Instacart profile.
All around, Instacart prices are higher, plus you have to pay a delivery fee and tip. As a couponer trying to save the most money, CVS delivery wouldn’t be the way to do it. But if you have a sick kid at home and need medicine, it has its purpose.
4. Get your CVS order delivered to your door with DoorDash.
As with Instacart, you can shop at CVS through DoorDash. Lately, my app has been really trying to push shopping at “convenience” stores through DoorDash and has offered deals like “$10 off $30” and “40% off three convenience orders.” Offers vary by user, but make sure you look for a coupon before you check out.
Their prices are higher and there are fees, so be mindful of that.
We have tons of tips on more ways to save with CVS delivery here.
5. You can’t use paper manufacturer coupons on CVS pickup orders.
You can’t use paper coupons (inserts or printable coupons) for your CVS pickup order, but you can use CVS digital coupons. Just clip them to your account before checking out online.
6. CVS ExtraCare rewards members get exclusive offers and can use ExtraBucks on pickup orders.
While you can’t use paper manufacturer coupons for pickup orders, if you’re an ExtraCare Rewards member, you can take advantage of exclusive CVS offers and even put your ExtraBucks towards your purchase. Any discounts through ExtraCare deals or ExtraBucks Rewards on your rewards card will be applied after checkout through the app.