CVS Pay Rolls Out Nationally

CVS Pay Rolls Out Nationally

October 25, 2016         Written By Bill Hardekopf

CVS Pharmacy is now launching its mobile payment solution nationwide. CVS Pay has been integrated into the CVS Pharmacy mobile app following a successful trial in select states.

CVS Pay was piloted in August, but it was only available in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. At the time, the company said it expected CVS Pay would be available throughout the country by the end of the year. They have achieved that goal.

With CVS Pay, customers can refill and pay for prescriptions through their mobile devices. They can schedule pickups on their phones and not have to worry about paying at the register. Customers who have ExtraCare cards can link their rewards cards with their CVS Pay accounts. The app will automatically apply existing rewards to the transaction and add new loyalty points to the cards as they are earned.

In the drive-thru, customers can pick up their prescriptions by giving the associate the five-digit code generated by the app. At the register, a barcode will come up that users can scan on their phones to complete the transaction. All the payment information is stored securely in the user’s mobile device, much like it would be with other mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

CVS Pay cannot be used at CVS outlets located in other stores, such as Target or K-Mart. It can be used at any stand-alone CVS Pharmacy.

CVS Pay is available for both Apple and Android devices.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of October 25, 2016. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Bill Hardekopf

Bill Hardekopf is the CEO of and covers the credit card industry from all perspectives. Bill has been involved with personal finance for over 15 years. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, The Street and The Christian Science Monitor.
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