CVS has a new Pharmacy & Health Rewards program where you can earn free Extra Care Bucks. For every 10 prescriptions you fill or request to be refilled on CVS.com or at a CVS store near you, you can earn $5 Extra Bucks.
The program uses the term “credits” to track your progress towards the $5 Extra Bucks reward and each prescription is worth 1 credit. There are additional ways to earn credits, which we will highlight later in the post.
Do note that credit balances reset on January 1 of each year. That means even if you have 9 credits and don’t earn another credit before the end of the year, those credits will be erased and your balance will be reset to zero at the beginning of the year.
How to Join
To start earning, visit the CVS Pharmacy & Health Rewards site, then click on the red “Join Now” button. You will need to provide the store number for your CVS store (which can be found on a CVS receipt or on CVS.com), your ExtraCare card number, and a prescription number to complete the enrollment process.
Note: You will only need to provide a prescription number this one time. Afterward, all prescriptions will be tracked automatically.
If you do not have a prescription number, you can sign up at the pharmacy counter inside any CVS store.
Earning Rewards for Multiple People
If you want to earn Pharmacy & Health Rewards using the same ExtraCare card for other individuals in your family, you will need to sign up each individual in order to track their prescriptions. You will also need to enter a prescription number for each member for the initial enrollment, but afterward, all prescriptions will be tracked automatically.
A perk of this program is if you have more than 1 person under your CVS Pharmacy & Health Rewards membership, you will earn the $5 Extra Bucks reward when a combined total of 10 credits is reached as oppose to having to earn 10 credits for each member.
Other Ways to Earn
In addition to earning 1 credit for each prescription you fill, you can take advantage of the options below to help increase your credit balance:
- Fill or refill a 90-day prescription to earn 3 credits.
- Add prescription management and manage prescriptions on CVS.com to earn 3 credits.
- Get a flu shot or vaccination from a CVS pharmacist to earn 1 credit.
- Sign up to receive prescription text alerts on CVS.com to earn 1 credit.
- Sign up to receive Refill Reminder emails on CVS.com to earn 1 credit.
When will I earn my Extra Buck Reward?
Each time you earn 10 credits, your $5 Extra Bucks Rewards will print either at the ExtraCare Coupon Center or at the bottom of your receipt about 1 week after your account reaches 10 credits.
Your turn: What do you think about the new CVS Pharmacy & Health Rewards program?