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Tips for Shopping at CVS During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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You’ve got questions about shopping and saving money at CVS during the coronavirus pandemic, and we’ve got answers.

From CVS hours and delivery to CVS COVID-19 testing and shopping limits on high-demand products like hand sanitizer and face masks, here are tips for shopping at CVS during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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What are CVS hours?

Both 24-hour CVS stores and non-24-hour stores are back to their regular hours. Check the exact hours for the CVS nearest you.

CVS senior shopping hours

CVS has special shopping hours or vulnerable customers. Though it varies by store, many are 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. every Wednesday. To be sure of your local store hours, check CVS special hours.

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Can I get a COVID test or vaccine at the CVS Pharmacy?

CVS, along with Walgreens, will be one of the first to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Both pharmacies have pledged to start vaccinations within 24 to 48 hours of receiving the doses (the elderly and first responders will be first in line). In the meantime, you can still get a flu vaccine at CVS. Check for updates on the CVS COVID-19 vaccine and see CVS vaccine schedule for the latest information.

As for testing, you can get a CVS COVID-19 test at more than 4,300 CVS locations via the CVS Minute Clinic.

You can still pick up your prescriptions from CVS Pharmacy per usual, and schedule a telemedicine or in-person visit via the CVS Minute Clinic.



Does CVS have product limits?

Earlier this year, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and cleaning wipes were in high demand everywhere, and many stores — including CVS —enacted limits to the number of those items a customer could purchase. As of December 2020, however, toilet paper and hand sanitizer seems (somewhat) plentiful again. As of December 2020, CVS has no product limits — but it’s quite possible that purchases of items like Clorox, gloves, or rubbing alcohol could be limited in the future.

CVS is working closely with their suppliers to meet demands, but expect shortages. What items are in short supply and thus have purchase limits can change week-to-week, even day-to-day.

CVS supply restocks

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.


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Does CVS do curbside pickup and delivery?

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CVS Curbside Pickup

Many CVS Pharmacy locations offer curbside pickup through the pharmacy drive-through when added to your prescription order. See a list of CVS Rx Drive-through pickup eligible products.

CVS Delivery

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).


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How do I coupon at CVS?

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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 ExtraBucks you’ve earned in store for online purchases.

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Is CVS hiring?

Yes! CVS announced in December that they’d hire 10,000 additional workers to help dole out the COVID-19 vaccine. And, earlier this year, CVS hired 50,000 full- and part-time employees in order to meet the needs of Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interested in a job? Visit the CVS careers page.


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