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How the Twitterverse Forced CVS to Redesign Receipts

Adele Peters

Just stumbled on this story from last month. Think those gigantically long receipts filled with coupons are a waste of paper? After thousands of people posted photos on Twitter of their receipts from CVS—some up to six feet long—the drugstore announced that they would start saving some paper and cutting out a few coupons (I'm curious how many people actually use the coupons, as it is...).

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  • Michelle Cruz

    Fascinating. I'm a couponer and look through the the foot-long coupons that print when I scan my ExtraCare card (see - a regular!) but always notice that not many of them are ones I would use. There are definitely discounts they can automatically give to members or send it automatically to their card. Just another example of the power of social media!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is amazing. I also appreciate when employees let me know of coupons and deals I can get through my card BEFORE I purchase. That way, the receipts don't come out long like that!

    • Adele Peters

      Me too. Lately I've been using self-checkout machines at drugstores and haven't noticed an option to opt out of receipts...I wish receipts were just digital.