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CVS: Go Paperless with “Receipt You Later” + 7 Best Practices for Organizing Your Life

CVS: Go Paperless with “Receipt You Later” + 7 Best Practices for Organizing Your Life


This post was sponsored by CVS.  All views and opinions are my own. 

Is your cluttered life trying to tell you something? Some of us do best when our life is organized, home is tidy and things run on schedule. However, December is not the time for that to happen. Planning events, parties, holidays and school breaks alone is a juggling act. Add in the rest of everyday life and some surprises and we’re bound to end up unorganized.

Hacks for staying organized

1. Have a place for everything and everything in their place. Easier said than done, right? Ask for organizing tools for gifts this year and you may find it to be easier. It’ll make you less stressed and you’ll find that a cluttered desk isn’t the way it has to be! You can still have a secret junk drawer: I won’t tell!

2. Have a 2 in, 1 out rule (or start with the 1 in and 1 out rule.) For every item you bring in, you need to get rid of one or two items. It may not seem like a big deal to you, but tell that to your five year old! Yep, it is easy to accumulate more but in the long run, you’ll be happier without the 16 pairs of toddler shoes that were so cute for the 3 months your child fit them!

CVS: Go Paperless with "Receipt You Later"

3. Streamline your shopping. Find the best deals, keep a list of what you need and use digital receipts when you can.  CVS Pharmacy saysReceipt You Later” and it allows you to empty your purse of all the paper receipts. Wondering what price you paid when you got that screaming deal on pantyhose?  With the Receipt You Later digital receipts from CVS, that information is available right on your phone! Personally, I don’t mind having the long paper receipts with the coupons whenever I shop at CVS. But apparently, a lot of people reacted to the long receipts and CVS listened. So last June, they offered the option for shoppers to go paperless– which means, instead of getting printed receipts, you’ll get receipts via email. 

Personally, I still really like the idea of seeing my own paper receipts and coupons whenever I check out at CVS. So I’m glad I can still have that option. But for those of you who want to take advantage of digital receipts, you can sign up by completing a simple, one-time opt-in process in store that includes enrolling in the ExtraCare Rewards program (if you’re not already a member) and providing a valid email address. Once enrolled, you will have all receipts delivered digitally via email and continue to receive exclusive benefits, personalized savings offers, available ExtraBucks Rewards and more, which can be redeemed in store by using a smartphone, tablet or computer!  And here’s a cool thing: if you’re like me who likes printed paper receipts, you can still request a paper copy of your receipt at the time of the transaction. I like that!

ExtraBucks Rewards and special offers are also available through the CVS Pharmacy app, making it easy for interested customers to go paperless, without having to worry about losing or forgetting paper rewards and coupons, or missing out on opportunities to save.


PS: If you are not already a part of the ExtraCare Rewards program, be sure to enroll with easy sign up either online at CVS.com or at your local CVS Pharmacy. Once a member, you will automatically start to earn 2% cash back on each and every purchase along with personalized deals and coupons based on your shopping history.

  1. Don’t save important things until the last minute. Things like Pharmacy refills and doctor’s appointments should be managed early on so that you don’t end up stressed.  *Stress and feeling unorganized go hand and hand.
  2. Donate more often.From the boots that your children have outgrown that can go to a Foster Closet, to the 36 tubes of toothpaste that you got for virtually free due to couponing, you’ll feel good about giving, and you’ll also have more space for stuff you need.
  3. Use an online calendar, but keep some important things written down in a small calendar that fits in your purse. If you have a lot going on, you can set up automatic reminders in your online calendar synced to your phone so that you won’t miss appointments, but also so that you can “write in” your exercise or time to call an old friend and catch up.
  4. Have appropriate expectations. If your child can’t handle picking up their toys, perhaps you need to rotate toys so there are fewer to actually create a tornado’s wrath worth of mess. If you find yourself overwhelmed with keeping up with laundry, don’t get more clothes, it just gives you more to get in the “to be folded” pile. Keep your clothes rotated just like toys so that you can keep up with what has to be done. And, it may not be “cool” these days, but kids as young as elementary school can definitely help with washing their own clothes and even putting them away.

When it comes to making life easier, a lot has to being physically and mentally organized. If you know what needs to be done, but don’t have time to do it, something needs to change. Prioritizing your needs can help make time for being organized so that, in the long run, you have more time to relax!

*Source: Psychology Today. Why Mess Causes Stress: 8 Reasons, 8 RemediesSherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D

Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. Christina Aliperti
    12/05/2016 / 7:36 am

    This is awesome! I am so tired of finding receipts in all my purses and pockets. They are such a waste of paper.

  2. Elizabeth O.
    12/05/2016 / 2:13 am

    Paper is not only wasted but there’s also too much clutter in the house! I’ve decided to go paperless with our phone bills as well. This is really going to help a lot!

  3. 12/04/2016 / 9:59 pm

    I love that they are offering digital. It’s much easier for me to scan it and have it stored than try and save the copy.

  4. Ann Bacciaglia
    12/04/2016 / 6:59 pm

    I will have to enroll in the ExtraCare Rewards program. I love to earn reward for things I buy anyway. I need to use these tips to get organized.

  5. 12/04/2016 / 6:30 am

    IT can become an issue to organize all the receipts and paper clutter. Thank you for these great tips!

  6. Jeanine
    12/04/2016 / 1:14 am

    Awesome and helpful tips. This is such a great option! I really wish we had a CVS here!

  7. Ourfamilyworld
    12/03/2016 / 4:31 pm

    This is awesome! This options is very helpful to people who want to use it. Thanks for tips and ideas.

  8. 12/03/2016 / 4:10 pm

    I have been a CVS rewards program holder for as long as i can remember and i love it. I love that CVS has most things i need on a short list so i don’t need to run to the grocery store.

  9. 12/03/2016 / 3:28 pm

    Love this idea and didn’t know they did this. Thanks for sharing.

  10. 12/03/2016 / 12:18 pm

    These are great tips! Love that they now have this option! Would like to take advantage of it.

  11. 12/03/2016 / 11:15 am

    This is a nice list of helpful tips are listed in this article.
    I agree that stress and feeling unorganized do go together.

  12. 12/03/2016 / 2:44 am

    I usually go to CVS every week or every other week but I didn’t know about this. It’s a great idea that I’ll have to look into.

  13. 12/03/2016 / 1:50 am

    I really love this option! I hate paper clutter and keeping everything organized digitally sounds like a great option for me!

  14. 12/03/2016 / 1:06 am

    I like the idea of things going out when things come in. It is so easy to become cluttered.

  15. 12/02/2016 / 11:18 pm

    I love the paperless receipts unless it’s for tax purposes. Then I want my receipt in hand. 🙂

  16. Pam
    12/02/2016 / 10:46 pm

    I love the option to go paperless with your receipt. That saves so much paper and I won’t lose it immediately!

  17. 12/02/2016 / 9:34 pm

    Every year it’s my goal to get more organized. At least my closets are cleaner! But I could definitely incorporate more of these tips, especially a small calendar, into my life.

  18. 12/02/2016 / 9:24 pm

    Staying organized is one of the keys to success, but we often ignore this aspect and then curse our life “why this is not happening on time, why me”. Great hacks

  19. 12/02/2016 / 8:42 pm

    I have always tried to have that two in one out philosophy. There are times that I’m really good at it and then there are times that I’m terrible at it. Paperless is probably the best thing ever.

  20. 12/02/2016 / 4:48 pm

    I love to go with paperless receipts whenever possible. They’re a great way to reduce clutter.

  21. 12/02/2016 / 3:51 pm

    That is fully awesome! I have so much paperwork that piles up on my desk. Anything that helps reduce that is a winner for me.

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