I’m back again with a new CVS post! I mentioned in my last post (covering some saving hacks on favorite products and snacks) that I’d be sharing more excellent store features on my blog throughout the year! Downloading the CVS Pharmacy App has made shopping quicker, easier, and cheaper! Today, I’ll be sharing everything you need to know about the CVS Pay feature. I wish all stores had this.
It’s a feature on the app that allows you to pay for all of your retail and pharmacy items right there with your mobile phone(Android & iOS device friendly.) The cool part? (well, I think so anyway) is that if you have your ExtraCare card linked to the app, you’ll receive the deals and rewards when you use CVS Pay.
Setting up CVS Pay!
It’s so easy. Once you sign into the app, find the CVS Pay feature (pictured above), create a CVS Pay pin, and add your payment methods. You can use all major credit card companies, and your HSA and FSA cards. You can split up your payments as well. If you wanted to purchase your prescriptions with your HSA/FSA cards, select that option and then select the next payment option for the remainder of the items. It’s very easy to navigate. You can change and remove information at any time.
Just bring in your physical receipt and the refund will be made to the payment method you used.
I wanted to test out the CVS Pay feature a couple of days ago. I headed to their photo counter to pick up my order (same day pick up, woo!) and showed the store associate the barcode in my CVS app. She scanned the barcode to ring me up, I selected my payment method, and that was it! It even gave me a discount because I was linked to my ExtraCare card. She handed me my receipt, but I also received confirmation of payment in my CVS app.
If you have your pharmacy alerts turned on, you can head to CVS when your prescriptions are ready and use the single barcode to pay. This helps keep your visit private and more secure! You can also use the app to refill and manage multiple prescriptions.
One of my favorite reasons for using the CVS Pay is that I stop there after the gym a lot. I don’t like taking my credit cards with me and usually leave everything at home. Sometimes I forget to bring them with me when I’m rushing out the door to make it to class on time. This allows me to stop and purchase anything in the store without having my physical card on me.
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I have a feeling you’re wondering about the security of your payment methods…
Security was my first concern, but CVS has security measures in place to protect your payment information. When you open the app, you will only see the last four digits of your card number displayed. If someone were to get ahold of your phone and find your card hooked up to the app, they have no way of revealing the card number. This keeps your information safe even if your phone is lost or stolen. And if you do lose your phone, you can call Customer Care, and they will disable/enable it immediately.
The CVS pin code also keeps your transaction safe and secure. The pin consists of a 4-digit number that you set up and use to authorize a CVS Pay. purchase. It’s required to complete a transaction. There is a TouchID option as well, just in case you’re bad with remembering numbers (guilty.) If you forget your pin code, you can change it in the “Manage CVS Pay” settings.
So far, CVS Pay is available at all participating CVS stores and drive-thrus. The CVS Pharmacy within the Target stores may or may not offer the feature yet! You can call your local Target CVS Pharmacy ahead of time. If you are planning on using the drive-thru, share your pickup number to use the feature.
I hope you all enjoyed learning about the new CVS Pay feature! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section!
Questions for you!
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