CVS/pharmacy update: New changes to ExtraBucks when filling prescriptions
Beginning February 1st, CVS/pharmacy is rolling out some new changes to how you accrue ExtraBucks when filling prescriptions. Here's an overview!
ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards is a new opt-in prescription program for ExtraCare members. When you fill 10 prescriptions at CVS, you'll earn $5 ExtraBucks, with a limit of $50 ExtraBucks earned in the pharmacy per year. This limit is per person, not per household, so each person has their own $50 ExtraBucks limit to earn annually in the pharmacy. You can sign up right now online.
With the new program, you'll also also earn credits toward ExtraBucks for other pharmacy activities, such as managing prescriptions online or getting a flu shot.
Previously, you earned $1 in ExtraBucks for every two prescriptions filled (which you are still doing with the new program.) Now, with the new program, you also earn credit toward ExtraBucks for other pharmacy activities, not just filling prescriptions. And, with the new program, you'll get your money faster. Previously, pharmacy rewards were paid quarterly. Now, Prescription ExtraBucks will be paid out within a week after the 10th prescription is filled or 10 pharmacy credits have been earned. Allowing each member of the household to earn their own rewards at the Pharmacy is a new feature too.
Note that this does not affect how many ExtraBucks you can earn shopping in the store! There's some disinformation going around that there is a $50 ExtraBucks limit per person on anything you buy at CVS -- not true. The per-person annual limit is only for ExtraBucks earned at the pharmacy.
CVS sent over an infographic with additional details of the new program, which is below.