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CVS ExtraCare Plus Can Get You $10 a Month in ExtraBucks — Here's How

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If you're a regular at CVS who spends at least $10 a month or uses the CVS Pharmacy for your prescriptions, you'll want to know about the CVS ExtraCare Plus program. In January 2024, CVS rebranded the CVS CarePass paid program to CVS ExtraCare Plus. This change divided the CVS loyalty program into two tiers: the free CVS Rewards Program (CVS ExtraCare) and a paid tier called CVS ExtraCare Plus.

Now I should warn you that CVS ExtraCare Plus program will cost you $5 a month, but it pays you back more than it costs. Once you’re a member, you’ll unlock CVS freebies and benefits, including the main perk of making money every single month.

If you’ve stumbled across this post before learning how to coupon at CVS, check out our easy guide first and get ready to grab all the CVS deals.

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1. Get $10 back every month just for joining the CVS ExtraCare Plus program.


This is one of the best benefits of the ExtraCare Plus program. Sign up and you’ll automatically get a $10 promo reward each month, which you can spend in-store or online.

When I signed up for the ExtraCare Plus program, the $10 ExtraBucks reward instantly went to my card, but they say it can take up to 72 hours to load. Keep in mind you have to use each $10 reward by the end of the month you get it.

2. Cancel your CVS ExtraCare Plus over the phone or online.

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If you find yourself not shopping at CVS often enough to earn your $10 bonus ExtraBucks, then you may consider canceling your CVS ExtraCare Plus.

Canceling is pretty easy, too.

How to Cancel CVS ExtraCare Plus:

1. Over the phone with CVS Customer Service at 1-800-746-7287.

2. On

To cancel on, you’ll first need to log in to your account. Once you’re logged in, you can cancel your membership by filling out this form. Click that link and boom! It will ask you a few questions to try and keep you as a member.

Just make sure you cancel at least three days in advance of the membership renewal date to avoid recurring charges.

3. It isn’t free, but if you shop at CVS at least once a month, you'll still come out ahead by $5!

Here's the deal: Pay $5 a month for the CVS ExtraCare Plus program, and you'll receive a $10 promo reward every month, as long as you make at least one purchase at CVS.

You can also choose to pay upfront for the whole year and get charged $48, which works out to just $4 a month. This means you’ll make a $6 profit in rewards each month if you choose the annual plan.

If you shop at CVS at least once a month (and spend at least $10), then you need this program in your life. If you’re a casual CVS shopper, then we say skip it.

4. Use the whole $10 in one transaction or you’ll lose the remainder.

A person putting their items on the checkout counter at CVS while the employee scans them

This rule is the same as with all CVS ExtraBucks; you must use the entire amount in one transaction. It’s not like a $10 bill where they’ll give you change. If you use it on something that’s just $8, you’ll forfeit $2.

And if you’re shopping at, then you won’t be able to use it at all unless you’re spending at least $10 — they simply won’t let you.

The $10 will automatically get added to your CVS ExtraCare card monthly. It’ll also expire at the end of every month, so you can’t save them up.

You can stack the reward with any other ExtraBucks you’ve earned and also with manufacturer and CVS coupons.

5. You use your $10 reward on pretty much anything at CVS, but there are a few exclusions.

CVS has exclusions on what you can use your ExtraBucks on. Here’s a quick guide.

ExtraBucks Exclusions:

  • Alcohol

  • Bottle deposits

  • Bus passes

  • Hunting and fishing licenses

  • Lottery

  • Money orders

  • Postage stamps

  • Prepaid cards and gift cards

  • Prescriptions and copays

  • Pseudoephedrine/ephedrine products

  • Newspapers and magazines

  • Milk (where required by law or regulation)

  • Any imposed governmental fees or items reimbursed by a government health plan

6. Get free same-day delivery, same-day Rx delivery, and free shipping with the CVS ExtraCare Plus program.

A person picking up a CVS deliver box from a doorstep

The $10 reward is great, but there’s a whole host of other perks, too:

  • Free same-day delivery on eligible orders over $10 in as little as three hours

  • Free shipping when you shop at on eligible orders over $10

  • Free same-day Rx delivery on eligible prescriptions

  • 24/7 pharmacist helpline

  • 20% discount on CVS Health brand products (but not on sale items)

KCL TIP: I'm all about couponing, so I don't use CVS shipping much. But, when I do, it's typically cheaper getting stuff delivered through delivery services like Shipt, Instacart, or DoorDash.

7. Get $10 ExtraBucks for free when you join during a promo.

CVS will frequently offer the first month free for new members to join CVS ExtraCare Plus in-store. CVS most recently provided a join-for-free promotion in July 2023. Even though you’re joining for free, you still receive the $10 ExtraBucks. Yay for free CVS money!

KCL TIP: Just remember, you can only get your first month free during these promotions if you sign up in-store.

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