I can’t believe Christmas is less than a week away. I’m still catching up on last-minute gift shopping, DIY gifts, and finalizing a menu for Christmas Eve. My family is leaving me this year 🙁 They’re heading back to our hometown in Iowa to spend Christmas with my Grandma and family. For the past 26 years, I’ve spent every Christmas with my parents, so this year I’m welcoming a new tradition, and ready to change things up. Kyle and I are staying behind and inviting my best friend, Becca, and her boyfriend over for Christmas Eve. I’m excited about it. Becca and I are going to steam crab legs, attempt to bake a chicken, and put together a dinner followed by coffee, dessert, and board games. We may even spike the eggnog this year 😉
Even though I have big plans for the holidays, I want to make it stress-free and fun. Sometimes you can get ahead of yourself and then it starts to become overwhelming. This year, I’ve partnered up with CVS to bring you blogs about their CVS Pay, CVS Curbside Pickup, the CVS Pharmacy App, and now I get to talk about my favorite CVS feature, the CVS ExtraCare Rewards Program. These posts are helpful if you also like things to be stress-free and more convenient. Partnering up with CVS this year has been amazing, and I hope you all have learned just as much as I have.
Because it’s the holiday season, I’m going to be navigating you around the ExtraCare Rewards program to show you how it can help you save on all of your holiday gifts, shopping, and pharmacy needs. And what’s a holiday-themed post without an awesome giveaway? I’m going to show you how to throw together a last-minute gift box with items from CVS. But the fun part? I’m giving away the box and adding a personal ornament that I made 🙂 Keep reading to learn how you can enter.
There are so many reasons why I love CVS, but I could make that a separate post. As I said before, the CVS ExtraCare Rewards program is one of my favorites. It allows me to save on almost all of my favorite products and the BOGO deals are always on point. I like that I don’t have to go searching or keep my eye out for deals. I get an app notification with personalized offers (based on my previous visits) and a heads up when new products are available. When you use the program, you automatically earn 2% back in ExtraBuck Rewards on almost everything you buy. So when you’re out Christmas shopping this year, remember to stop at CVS and get your 2% back. Those extra bucks add up. Don’t forget to opt-in to receive additional personalized coupons and information directly to your emails. You can do so by clicking here (cvs.com/extracareemail) When you receive those emails, you can send the deal straight to your card. It’s much easier than printing out coupons. The deal will be redeemed at the register as soon as the cashier swipes your card.
The ExtraCare Rewards program was designed to make the customer’s life much easier 🙂 It’s by far one of the best loyalty programs out there. That’s why it’s the longest running in the drugstore space with a 15+ year history!
I’ve already mentioned the “ExtraBucks Rewards,” so let me explain further.
It’s basically free money. You can use your ExtraBucks on pretty much anything at CVS. The way you get those ExtraBucks is by simply scanning your little ExtraCare Rewards barcode on the app from your phone. And here is no threshold waiting period. If you’ve earned rewards, they are applied immediately. The ExtraCare members will not only receive automatic discounts from their purchases, but they will also receive weekly circular deals and personalized coupons. I hate when I’m at a store, and I get a coupon for baby food and diapers. Like, can you give me something that I’ll actually use?! That’s why I love this program.
When you’re home baking and realize that you’ve forgotten the vanilla or sugar, just swing by CVS, pick some up, and get 2% back by scanning your ExtraCare Rewards card. (you can also download the app and scan it that way.)
Just so you know, CVS has the perfect selection of unique party snacks. You bet you’ll find trail mix, flavored popcorn, and chocolate treats on my Christmas table from CVS.
I found a goldmine while shopping around for my gift basket. I’ve been in CVS so many times (like twice a week) and had no idea that they had a Hallmark Gift section. This just made gift buying easier. I always find something new every time I go in.
If you are looking for last minute gifts for a coworker or teacher, definitely stop in CVS. They have everything you need to make it special. Pick a gift from the Hallmark section, grab a card, throw in some candy, and toss it into a gift bag! Done & done.
If you’re anything like me, you’re pretty much over the paper and the overflowing recycling bins around the holidays. Good thing The ExtraCare Rewards program has digital receipts. No more paper! When you check out, you can have the receipt sent to your email along with the coupons you’ve received. This is also convenient if you lose receipts easily 😀
When you head to CVS this holiday for stocking stuffers, (they have the best) cards, wrapping paper, batteries, tape, etc. Stop at the ExtraCare Coupon Center as an alternative to the app! (You know, just in case your phone ran out of battery or you left it at home.) You can find them at all CVS Pharmacy locations. They are red kiosks where ExtraCare members can scan their cards before they shop. It’ll bring out available coupons or quarterly ExtraBucks. You can use them for your holiday shopping.
I think one of the best features is the ExtraCare Beauty Club! If you don’t go to CVS for your makeup and beauty needs, you’re doing it all wrong. They have everything and products you’ve never heard of before. They are continually bringing in new items. If you enroll in the ExtraCare Beauty Club, you’ll receive instant 10% off beauty shopping pass after enrollment, $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 spent (on qualifying beauty products) and beauty tips and new product release information. If you are interested in makeup or beauty, I highly recommend you follow the Beauty Club on Twitter and Facebook. You’ll get even more insider access to special offers and more! And while you’re at it, If you follow the ExtraCare Twitter account and Facebook page, you’ll receive exclusive coupons and have access to fun social media contests.
You can also sign up for ExtraCare Pharmacy & Healthy Rewards. If you sign up, you’ll receive $5 ExtraBucks for ever ten prescriptions filled, up to $50 ExtraBucks every year for each enrolled person in the household. How amazing is that?
CVS Pharmacy makes it easy to save money this time of year. They also make gift shopping easy! They have all kinds of unique gadgets, trending beauty products, popular fragrances (we always get my mom Clinique Happy) fun stocking stuffers, and the best candy selection. My favorite stocking stuffers are the protein bars.
I like getting everything done at CVS and skipping the busy malls this time of year. I don’t want to fight a crowd of people just to get some stocking stuffers and chocolate bars. It’s so much easier to do it all in one place. To make it even easier, you can actually purchase everything you need at home through the app and then use the Curbside to pick it up later. They have a lot of high-quality gifts too. Things you’d never imagine finding at CVS!
You can use CVS photo to make Christmas cards and to make prints for cute gift frames. I love framed photos as a holiday gift. They have batteries, memory cards, cords, earphones and all kinds of accessories for electronic gifts. Just make sure to use the ExtraCare Rewards program this holiday season!
I used my CVS Pharmacy ExtraCare Rewards card to buy fun little gifts for my gift box! I went in CVS for twenty minutes and had the gift put together in five. I loved looking through the unique holiday snacks and picking out which ones I think you will all like best! 🙂
I picked out a Starbucks gift card, candy, snack bars, a good holiday book, coffee, cookies, a cute mug, chapstick, a face mask, soup, protein bars, and more. I also picked up a gift box and stuffing. Leo thought this was all for him! If you’d like to see how I put the box together, head over to my Instagram account and watch my latest story!
The peppermint milk chocolate pretzels and spicy sriracha popcorn are my two favorite products right now. They’ll 100% be on my Christmas party table.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS: (WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON CHRISTMAS DAY(12/25/17)
*You will win the gift box from the photos above + a handmade ornament from me* (must be U.S. resident and 18+)
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I hope this post makes your holiday run smoother! Happy Holidays everyone!
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This post is sponsored by CVS & ALL opinions are my own!