CVS/pharmacy Expands ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes® Program with New Support and Savings for the 26 Million Americans Living

   CVS/pharmacy Expands ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes® Program with New
    Support and Savings for the 26 Million Americans Living with Diabetes

ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes® offers $5 coupon when joining and $130 in
special savings for National Diabetes Month

Free glucose screenings available at Project Health events and at MinuteClinic
locations inside CVS/pharmacy

PR Newswire

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --In honor of National Diabetes
Month in November, CVS/pharmacy^® is expanding its continued commitment to the
growing community of people living with diabetes in the U.S. with new support
and savings for members of the ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes^® program. In
addition to the special savings and rewards that members receive just for
signing up, the program now offers more than $130 in savings from Diabetes
Health Magazine and a variety of new instant and ongoing savings. CVS/pharmacy
is also hosting free glucose screenings during National Diabetes Month in

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"Every 17 seconds, another American is diagnosed with diabetes," said Papatya
Tankut, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Affairs, CVS/pharmacy. "CVS/pharmacy
is committed to being a resource for patients dealing with a new diagnosis or
looking for ways to cut health costs without sacrificing care. Our pharmacists
and our diabetes support programs are resources that patients can turn to for
information and advice."

CVS/pharmacy's support programs for people living with diabetes and caregivers

  oDiabetes Health Magazine: This magazine comes  packed with $130 in savings
    from leading brand partners whose diabetic supplies and products are
    available at CVS/pharmacy (valid through 12/31/12), as well as health
    tips, recipes and advice from diabetes experts. Consumers can download a
    copy at
  oInstant & Ongoing Savings: All members who sign up for the ExtraCare
    Advantage for Diabetes program and have an ExtraCare card with an email on
    file will receive a $5 coupon in their inbox (valid through 12/31/12).
    Once enrolled, shoppers will continue to receive exclusive, members-only
    tips, recipes and savings year-round through in-store coupons and a
    monthly e-newsletter.
  oFree Glucose Screenings: Through the Project Health wellness program,
    CVS/pharmacy will offer free glucose screenings at select stores in 10 of
    the largest U.S. cities during November. Participants will have access to
    professional consultations and referrals from Nurse Practitioners and CVS
    pharmacists. They will also receive a $5 coupon. Visit for health screening event dates and locations.
    Free diabetes screenings are also available at MinuteClinic
    (, the walk-in medical clinic inside select
    CVS/pharmacy locations. MinuteClinic is open 7 days a week, including
    evenings and weekends, no appointment necessary.

"Currently, one in 10 Americans is living with diabetes and managing this
disease can be both overwhelming and expensive, whether a patient has been
newly diagnosed or has been managing their diabetes for years," said Tankut.
"We created our ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes program to provide resources
and savings to those who are managing this chronic condition and their
caregivers. As the diabetic population grows and health costs continue to be
burdensome, by enhancing this program we can deliver more  value to our
customers affected by diabetes while helping them on their path to better

Since its launch in 2010, the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes
program has helped more than 2 million members save money and better manage
the disease. The program is free and open to all members of the CVS/pharmacy
ExtraCare savings and rewards program; cardholders can easily sign up at Once enrolled, patients and caregivers can earn ExtraBucks^®
Rewards on more than 100 products used to manage diabetes, including testing
supplies, glucose test strips and glucose meters. In addition to exclusive
savings, members also have access to a variety of resources including an "Ask
Our Pharmacist" section, additional offers, videos and recipes addressing
their specific lifestyle needs. Members can log on to or
access the CVS mobile app to view what personalized ExtraSavings™ and
ExtraBucks Rewards are currently available, and choose to "Print" or "Send to
Card" their coupon savings and ExtraBucks^ Rewards.

In addition to earning ExtraBucks Rewards that can be spent on most items in
the store, ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes members receive special offers and
discounts on their receipts and at the in-store ExtraCare Coupon Center.
Members can visit the Information & Advice center on, which features
videos and answers from the pharmacist year round.

For more information, visit

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is
America's leading retail pharmacy with 7,400 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug
stores. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to
better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise,
both in its stores and online at General information about
CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at

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