|CVS/pharmacy is the Unexpected One-Stop-Shopping Destination this Holiday Season|
"From decorating to gift-giving, many Americans are trying to do more with less this holiday season," said Tracy Mullin, President and CEO, National Retail Federation. "Drugstores have done a nice job positioning themselves as a destination for holiday shoppers on a budget."
Whether planning ahead or picking up presents last-minute, CVS/pharmacy's holiday offerings make shopping easier than ever. Mike Bloom, senior vice president of merchandising and supply chain for CVS/pharmacy adds, "Seventy-five percent of the US population lives within three miles of a CVS/pharmacy; so our shoppers are able to skip the long trip to the mall and visit one of our 7,000 convenient locations nationwide to get all their holiday shopping done in one hassle-free stop."
For the tech-lover:
The drugstore might not traditionally be top-of-mind for the latest in home electronics and gadgets, but CVS/pharmacy offers a wide variety of gift options sure to please any digital entertainment enthusiast. Digital camcorders starting at $49.99, 15" HD LCD TVs for $149.99, DVD/CD players and MP3 devices with video from Craig for less than $50.00 and the Prism portable digital LCD 7" TV for $129.99 can all be found at CVS/pharmacy. Gamers will love the Zone 40 wireless console with real time graphics, 40 built-in games and two wireless remotes for only $39.99. Small kitchen appliances such as food processors and Panini and Slider makers are also available for less than $20.00.
For the spa fan:
Give the gift of rejuvenation to loved ones who truly deserve it with variety of lush bath and beauty items ideal for anyone who has earned a little extra pampering this year. The new Essence of Beauty tote bags blend fashion and function in a chic handbag, complete with body lotions and gels, for $14.99. The Essence of Beauty Bath Wrap Gift Set is complete with a towel wrap and three shower gels tucked inside an elegant, reusable bag. A variety of gift sets packed with spa favorites like aromatic shower gels and mesh poufs in beautiful pastel shades can be found from $4.99 to $9.99.
For the kids:
Choose from a delightful selection of Discovery Kids including activity laptops, keyboards and electric guitars for $19.99, night-vision goggles for $12.99 and animated marine and safari lamps for $9.99. Fans of Peanuts will adore the six collectible Snoopy dolls commemorating six decades of the classic Peanuts comic strip available at CVS/pharmacy for $4.99 each.
For the four-legged friends:
CVS/pharmacy has recently introduced an exclusive line of items sure to keep tails wagging: the Pet Central line. From mouth-watering rawhides to affordable, comfy dog beds starting at $5.99, Pet Central is certain to keep "man's best friend" happy this season. Reindeer squeaky toys for dogs and seasonal hide-and-seek toys for cats can be found for as low as $6.99.
For the tough to please:
Personalize a CVS/pharmacy in-store photo bookfor as little as $5.99 or make a KODAK Picture Movie DVD for $14.99. Both items can be created at the in-store photo kiosk and taken home the very same day. A wonderful way to add a personal sentiment to gift-giving, shoppers will find hundreds of photo gifts from calendars and ornaments as well as a range of greeting cards on CVSPhoto.com. Orders should be in by December 12 to ensure delivery prior to December 25.
For the loved one who has it all, more than 220 gift cards to popular retailers such as the Gap, Dunkin Donuts, Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, restaurants, hardware stores and even spas are available in the in-store Gift Card Center.
For additional savings:
CVS/pharmacy encourages shoppers to use their ExtraCare card when holiday shopping. With more than 62 million active cardholders, CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare program is the largest retail rewards program in the nation and participants earn 2% back on nearly every purchase they make, delivered in the form of 'CVS/pharmacy dollars' called Extra Bucks. The program is free and only takes minutes to join in-store or on CVS.com. Extra Bucks are paid out online and on the bottom of customer receipts at the beginning of each quarter. Additionally, cardholders receive instant Extra Bucks every time they shop, simply by purchasing specially-advertised items such as many of the holiday items detailed above.
To locate the store closest to you, please visit CVS.com/storefinder. Many CVS/pharmacy locations will offer extended holiday hours throughout the season and most 24-hour stores will remain open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
CVS/pharmacy is the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS). The Company operates more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drugs stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at www.cvscaremark.com .
Contact: -------- Erin Pensa CVS/pharmacy (401) 770-4786 EPensa@cvs.com