CVS delivery can be a real lifesaver when you’re crunched for time and can’t swing by the store.
To get started with CVS delivery, you’ll first want to kickstart your online shopping journey with an ExtraCare account. This gives you access to sale prices and ExtraBucks rewards, typically featured for most items in the weekly ad. Be sure you’re logged into your CVS account on the web or on the CVS app to catch member-exclusive deals.
Let’s dig into some common questions about shopping at CVS.com to make your experience with CVS delivery even smoother.
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1. You can order CVS delivery using their website or the CVS app — or from third-party services like Instacart.
Ordering CVS delivery is simple. On the CVS app or CVS.com, search for the items you need, select “Add to basket,” input your address and payment method, and schedule your delivery. Delivery times can vary, but typically you’ll receive your order in one to two days.
2. Get free CVS delivery if you spend at least $35 (otherwise it’ll cost you $5.49).
CVS Home Delivery is free for orders of $35 and above. If your total falls below the minimum, you’ll get charged a flat fee of $5.49.
As a CVS CarePass member, you’re eligible for free shipping anytime, provided that at least one item in your cart is CarePass-eligible. You’ll see this information on each product page.
Related: Don’t want to pay for delivery? Check out the CVS Pickup option.
3. Digital coupons will apply to your CVS delivery, but paper coupons are a no-go.
While you can’t use any paper coupons with CVS online orders, you can definitely use CVS digital coupons. Don’t forget to log into your CVS ExtraCare account before shopping online so you can load these digital coupons onto your card. That way they’ll get automatically applied at checkout. This feature is also available in the CVS app under “Deals & Rewards.”
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4. You may have to spend a little more to earn ExtraBucks, since your online total will get calculated differently.
If you’re aiming to hit a spend threshold for an ExtraBucks promotion while shopping in-store (like, Spend $20, Receive $5 ExtraBucks), your total spent is calculated before discounts and coupons are applied. However, with online shopping at CVS, that total is determined after applying your coupons and discounts, which can make reaching the threshold a bit more challenging.
But, on the bright side, for quantity-based ExtraBucks deals (like a “Buy 2, Receive $5 ExtraBucks” offer), coupons won’t affect your eligibility. Just pick up the required number of items.
5. Any new ExtraBucks you earned may take up to 48 hours to appear in your account.
ExtraBucks earned from things you order for CVS delivery may take up to 48 hours to show up in your account. To verify if you’ve met the requirements to earn ExtraBucks, check the status in your checkout cart, just underneath the item.
Remember, the “CVS 98% rule” doesn’t apply to online deals — you need to meet the full threshold minimum. But if you’re just short, give ExtraCare support a call at (800) 746-7287; they’re often pretty understanding.
6. Some CVS delivery items go in and out of stock frequently, so patience is key.
CVS’s online inventory changes frequently. If an item that’s usually available online says “only in stores,” don’t sweat it. This is likely a temporary stock issue. Chances are, the item might become available again within the same day.
7. But certain CVS items will always show up as in-store only.
When ordering CVS delivery, keep in mind that some items might only be available in-store. For instance, items like hand sanitizer are currently only available if you shop in-store. Availability changes frequently, so be sure to check CVS.com regularly.