AOL employee buys pack of gum at CVS, gets 38-inch long receipt. (Matt Brownell/AOL)
CVS, the country’s largest pharmacy chain, announced Friday on its Facebook page that it will shorten the ExtraCare portion of its receipts by roughly 25 percent following a social media frenzy this month that poked fun at the company.
For the coupon fans among you, don’t worry -- the receipts will continue to have just as many coupons and rewards, the company said. Here’s the Facebook post:
The company became the butt of many a social media joke this month, when people started to post pictures on Twitter of the comically-long receipts. For example:
— Ricardo Marquez (@iBlogBetter) August 10, 2013
Or how about:
i bout three things at cvs and the guy gave me a really long receipt...i think he likes me pic.twitter.com/tC4YeoOEOM
— SARA ;D (@AliceLitkelovee) August 20, 2013
Anyway, don’t think that all CVS customers have tired of the practice. The company told DailyFinance.com last week that ExtraCare rewards are being redeemed at record levels.