Hate Those Insanely Long CVS Receipts? Here's How to Stop Them


CVS is notorious for its absurdly long receipts, which can saddle customers with multiple feet of coupons after even just a one-item purchase. The drug store’s paper trail is so outsized that it has become the subject of a meme, a bit on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a parody Twitter account, and several serious journalistic investigations. The retailer has heard your cries (and seen your size comparison pictures). You can now opt out of paper receipts altogether with the push of a button.

To do so, you’ll have to download the CVS app on your phone and enable digital receipts, which will send all those coupons and transaction records to your email instead. You’ll save a few trees, plus you won’t have to wait 10 extra minutes for all those coupons to print out at the register.

The feature can be difficult to find in the app, so here’s how to do it: Open up the CVS app and tap the Account button in the top right-hand corner. Next, click on the ExtraCare button at the top of your account page. (It features your card number and says “Manage Your Card” in small print.) Then, you can go into the Email Preferences tab, scroll down, and click the button to enable digital receipts. You can opt to receive personalized coupons by email, or just receipts. If you are attached to those long paper receipts, but also want to have a digital copy of your transactions, you can also opt to receive receipts both at the register and over email.


If you don’t want to download the app, you can also do it in store, according to Vox. Just ask the cashier to enable the feature on your account the next time you check out.