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- Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:32 pm
- Location: Texas
I think the CVS ExtraCare program has gotten less generous in recent years. At the time of the gold rush I described above, I couldn't believe how much CVS was spending to acquire customers. However, it worked.
Walgreen's is less than a five-minute walk from my home, but I usually drive to the CVS for prescriptions. I like their smaller stores, the carpeted areas, the lighting and color scheme better. It's more pleasant than Walgreen's, imo. Sometimes they have good sales (buy one, get the other half off), but I have noticed their prices seem high (really high sometimes) here and there. When the clerk hands me my CVS receipt I quickly look for a coupon at the end. But the experience is the same as for most of those who play the state lottery.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).
*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.