Does CVS Price Match?

Everyone is always looking for the best deals, so, does CVS price match? No, CVS does not price match items in 2018. CVS is known for its professionalism and its low costs but will not match competitor prices. Their lowest out of pocket price for any amount of prescription is 11.99.

What is CVS?

CVS or as many of us know it as CVS Pharmacy is an American retail and health care company. CVS Health is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. CVS was also known as the Consumer Value Store before simply referring to CVS. The original Consumer Value Store was founded in Lowell, Massachusetts back in 1963. The original owner of the company was Melville Corporation. This was until 1996 when CVS Health was spun into its own company. Currently CVS is the largest pharmacy chain in the United States.  In 2016 there were over 9,600 stores.

CVS is a store that sells prescription drugs as well as general merchandise. There are over-the-counter drugs, beauty products, and even cosmetics. CVS also offers film and photo services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and many convenience foods.

CVS is often compared to the store Walgreens but there are many differences. While both appear the same, however, CVS has a different view than Walgreens to investors. Walgreens has a clean financial track whereas CVS has gone through different ownership and that makes its record a little less predictable.


There are many locations of CVS Pharmacy. CVS is located all over the United States. With over five stores in each state. Each store is relatively the same with what they sell. However, each store is going to have their own preferences due to location. For example, a CVS in Wisconsin might not have the same products exactly as a state such as Florida. The things that are sold by stores are what are in demand in that area at that time. Each state has their general items and those that are specific to the location.

What is Price Match, How Does it Work?

Price matching first of all is an awesome thing many stores offer, unfortunately, CVS does not offer price match. Price match is when you find lower prices from a competitor store you can bring it to your store and they will give you the lower price.

So, how exactly does price match work? Price match keeps people from driving all over town. You must find the sales add from a newspaper. It must be current. You are not allowed to print prices off the internet. You simply take the flyer down the customer service desk with your item and they will manually change the price to match the lower option. You do not have to have the sales ad with you but it will help and will speed up the process if you bring it. Price match is great because you do not have to go to a different store out of the way for the best prices.