You’ve got questions about shopping and saving money at CVS during the coronavirus pandemic, and we’ve got answers.
From CVS delivery to shopping limits on high-demand products like hand sanitizer and face masks, here are tips for shopping at CVS during the COVID-19 outbreak.
What time does CVS close? And when do they open based on recent events? Well, both 24-hour CVS stores and non-24-hour stores are open regular hours. Check the CVS hours near you.
Senior shopping hours
CVS has reserved hours for vulnerable customers. Be sure to check your local store for details and check out this CVS page: CVS special hours.
CVS supply and shopping limits
Hand sanitizer and antiviral face masks are in high demand everywhere during the COVID-19 outbreak — including CVS. CVS is working closely with their suppliers to meet demands, but expect shortages. According to CVS.com, they’re re-supplying stores as quickly as possible. Online orders may be limited to two, or four items per person.
My CVS restocks on Thursdays, but check your local drugstore for specifics. According to the manager I spoke with, restocks are occurring on a normal schedule.
As of Mar. 25, CVS is suspending all non-prescription returns, including in-store and online purchases until further notice. Basically, all non-prescription sales are final.
See the updated CVS return policy.
CVS pharmacy and prescriptions
For the next 90 days, CVS is offering telemedicine visits — for any reason — with no co-pay for Aetna members. This temporary fee waiver is in response to the coronavirus outbreak and has been implemented to help limit shoppers’ potential exposure to COVID-19 in physician offices. If you don’t have Aetna, but would still like a video visit with a qualified healthcare provider, plan to pay $59.
CVS is also temporarily waiving delivery charges for prescription medications. No need to step foot in a CVS pharmacy if you just need a prescription filled.
CVS pickup and delivery
CVS offers pickup service through the pharmacy drive-through, when added to your prescription order. See a list of CVS Rx Drive-through pickup products
CVS delivery is free on orders of $35 or more; however, if you’re a CarePass member, receive free delivery on orders that contain CarePass eligible items (denoted in item descriptions online).
CVS jobs and staffing
On Mar. 23, CVS announced they would be hiring 50,000 full- and part-time employees in order to meet the needs of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They also stated they would provide bonuses and additional benefits to existing workers.
Interested in a job? Visit the CVS careers page.
How to coupon at CVS
With all the CVS coupons, rebates, and rewards, couponing at CVS may seem tricky. But it’s not — at least not when you read our guide. THIS is how to coupon at CVS will show you how to get a ton of cheap and even free products. You can even use the ExtraCare bucks you’ve earned in store for online purchases.
Don’t forget to download the Krazy Coupon Lady app (it’s 100% free, by the way), and you’ll be alerted when the best deals become available for all your favorite stores and products.