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Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Made Easy at CVS/pharmacy
Shoppers enjoy additional savings on select items at America's leading retail pharmacy during the week of December 20
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec 18, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

With only a handful of days left in the holiday season, CVS/pharmacy invites deal seekers to enjoy a convenient, stress-free shopping experience - even at the last-minute - at any of its 7,000 locations nationwide.

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According to National Retail Federation's 2009 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, nearly 42 million people (19.1%) had not even started their shopping as of late last week, while 8.6 percent of shoppers have completely finished.

Whether shoppers are just starting their shopping or picking up bows and wrapping paper to put the finishing touches on holiday gifts, a wide selection of home electronics, gaming devices, toys, at-home spa and beauty gift sets, holiday home decor, and more can all be found at lowered prices. Savvy shoppers looking to avoid overcrowded department stores and malls, while cashing in on the year's best deals, will find irresistible prices on a variety of last-minute gift ideas at CVS/pharmacy for those friends and family members whose names are still waiting to be checked off the list.

"Shoppers who have waited until the end of the season will be pleased - and relieved - to find great prices on an extensive assortment of quality gifts at their neighborhood CVS/pharmacy," said Mike Bloom, senior vice president of merchandising and supply chain for CVS/pharmacy.

Extraordinary electronics

Last minute shoppers may be surprised to find a wide array of cutting-edge home electronics at great prices at their local CVS/pharmacy. Perfect for the gadget lover, popular wireless gaming systems and flat-screen televisions are sure to delight this holiday season. Deals during the week of December 20th include:

    --  Prism 7" HD LCD TV for $79.99
    --  Craig 15" HD LCD TVs for $129.99
    --  Extreme Fit home fitness platform for $49.99
    --  Craig MP3 Player for only $29.99
    --  Zone 40 wireless console with real time graphics, 40 built-in games and
        two wireless remotes for only $29.99
    --  GPS for Dummies for $79.99

In addition to discounted electronics, CVS/pharmacy Brand batteries are buy one, get one free all week; so shoppers can cash in and use their electronics for hours and hours.

Glamorous gifts just for her

Last-minute shoppers looking to give the gift of luxury to the women in their lives will find reduced pricing on a lavish assortment of at-home spa offerings. These gifts are an ideal way to show loved ones that they deserve a little pampering time to themselves:

    --  Essence of Beauty gift sets from $4.99 to 7.99
    --  Select women's fragrances from Mariah Carey, Faith Hill and Halle Berry
        are two for $19.99
    --  Sarah Peyton Ergonomic Memory foam pillows for $9.99 each
    --  Essence of Beauty four-piece spa sets from as low as $14.99
    --  Cosmetic gifts sets for $9.99

As Seen on TV favorites

In addition to a large selection of exclusive products from CVS/pharmacy, shoppers will also find fantastic prices on popular items from television. There's no need to order these products over the phone, a terrific line-up of As Seen on TV items can be found at CVS/pharmacy, including:

    --  Chia Pets for $17.99
    --  Pedi Paw for $9.99
    --  Touch n Brush for $19.99
    --  Soap Magic for $19.99
    --  The Snuggie for $14.99
    --  The Perfect Brownie kit for $19.99

Splendid stocking stuffers

During the week of December 20, ExtraCare cardholders will receive $10 in Extra Bucks upon purchase of three American Express prepaid gift cards. 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. In addition to the incredible variety of gift card offerings, CVS/pharmacy will feature lowered pricing on other goodies perfect for filling the stocking this season:

    --  Russell Stover 11.5 -12 ounce candies will be on-sale for $4.99;
        ExtraCare cardholders will receive $1 Extra Buck upon purchase
    --  CVS/pharmacy will also feature buy one, get one free photo books -
        perfect for adding the personal touch to holiday cheer

Festive trimmings

For those still looking to add a little holiday pizzazz to their home and a little pop to their holiday packages, CVS/pharmacy is offering deep discounts on all the essential trimmings:

    --  Outdoor lighting and light sets for 50 percent lower than regular prices
    --  Holiday home decor and trimmings for 33 percent off
    --  Holiday gift wrap, gift bags, bows, boxes and tissues all at reduced
        prices

For additional savings

CVS/pharmacy encourages shoppers to use their ExtraCare card when holiday shopping. Participants earn 2 percent 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. 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.

About CVS/pharmacy

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:
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    Erin Pensa
    CVS/pharmacy
    (401) 770-4786
    EPensa@cvs.com

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