Can CVS Look Up Receipts? Answered

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Short Answer — CVS may be able to look up your receipt if you made your purchase within the last 60 days. If the store is unable to look up your receipt, you may be able to make a return without the receipt for store credit.

Can CVS Look Up Receipts?

Some CVS locations can look up receipts for purchases that were made in the last 60 days, customer service representatives said.

We spoke to store associates at several CVS locations in various states as well as representatives from CVS’ corporate customer service department to confirm its receipt lookup policy. About 40% of the associates we spoke with said CVS offers receipt lookup.

You’ll need to speak with a manager at your local CVS to find out whether receipt lookup is available.

If you don’t have a receipt for your return and it can’t be found in the computer system, CVS may give you a refund in store credit. The refund amount will be the lowest price the item has been in the last 60 days.

Returns after 60 days of purchase are at the discretion of the store manager.[1]

CVS ExtraCare rewards members can opt to receive digital receipts. CVS sends digital receipts via email; you can sign up to receive digital receipts in your account or through the CVS Pharmacy app, available for iOS and Android.

The ExtraCare rewards program is free to join; you can sign up with your email address and opt-in for digital receipts at checkout. You can also sign up for an ExtraCare card online.

What Is CVS’ Return Policy?

In general, you can return most new, unopened items to any CVS location. CVS recommends that you bring your original receipt, a valid photo ID, and the credit or debit card used to make the purchase (if applicable).

All CVS store brand items and beauty products sold by CVS come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and can be returned in any condition — opened or unopened — for a full refund or store credit. Items that can’t be returned to CVS include:[1]

  • Opened or partially used products from brands other than the CVS store brand
  • Gift cards, phone cards, and prepaid cards
  • Select health care, home health, and personal care products

Some pharmacy and prescription items can be returned to CVS if you placed an incorrect order, received the wrong item, or if your order arrived damaged or defective. However, if you ordered a prescription item online, legal requirements prohibit these orders from being returned to a physical store location.

You can contact customer service at (888) 607-4287 for help with prescriptions purchased online.[1]


  • Amrie Alexandre

    I mistakenly erased my 11/30/19 CVS receipt. Is there any way of retrieving it?

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      Hello, Amrie! Are you referring to a digital receipt that you deleted from your email account? Assuming this was a digital receipt for an in-store order, you should check to see if it is still in your email account’s “Trash” folder. On or the CVS app, you can access your online/home delivery order history, but not your in-store receipts. (We have updated our article to clarify this.) You can also try contacting the CVS customer service department at (800) 746-7287 for assistance. Best of luck!

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