CVS — now you have to sign up for prescription ECBPosted at 8:46 am by rachel in cvs
I got this flyer in the mail to sign up for CVS Pharmacy & Health Rewards, and finally got around to checking it out. This supersedes their old program, where you automatically got $1.00 ECB for every two prescriptions filled. Now, you must sign up EACH MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY, and it works a little differently — you now have to fill TEN prescriptions to earn the $5.00 ECB, and it looks like you don’t get anything until you hit ten.
Pertinent highlights from their site:
Remember, each family member must join to earn, even if you share an ExtraCare® card.
The ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards™ program is the only way to earn rewards for your prescription purchases. Any prior prescription rewards program has been replaced by this program.
- You need a prescription number to sign up online, argh. “No. A prescription number, along with store number, date of birth and ExtraCare card number, is required so that CVS/pharmacy can properly match online users with ExtraCare membership to ensure that earnings and rewards are recorded for the correct person. If you do not have a prescription number, you will be able to join the program in any CVS/pharmacy store starting 2/1/13.”
- Everyone can join. Rewards cannot be earned for prescriptions purchased in Arkansas, New Jersey or New York; on any prescriptions for controlled substances purchased in Hawaii or Louisiana; or on any prescriptions transferred to a CVS/pharmacy® in Alabama, Mississippi or Oregon.
- $5 Pharmacy & Health ExtraBucks Rewards will be issued approximately 1 week after every 10 credits have been earned. Rewards will print on the receipt or at the ExtraCare Coupon Center. They’re also available on the ExtraCare Savings & Rewards tab. (You’ll need to have or create a CVS.com account and attach your ExtraCare card to it.)
Oh, this is a royal pain. I don’t have prescriptions for everyone in my family right now, do you? And I really don’t like that you don’t earn anything until you hit ten prescriptions. Why mess with the existing easy-to-use program? Anyway, this is your heads up that you’ll need to sign up if you want to keep earning ECB on prescriptions.
Update — I just tried signing up online and it bopped me back to the main screen with no confirmation — I don’t think it went through. Maybe will just sign up in store in Feb.
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