Thursday, November 15, 2012

CVS/pharmacy: Twitter Chat and Free Stuff.

A couple of months ago, CVS/pharmacy contacted me with a question: would I help give them some ongoing feedback on their diabetes products and programs? I'm still sorting my way through everything they sent me, but I wanted to disclose to you all that they sent me some free stuff.

I received a kit full of their house brand diabetes stuff (useful things like glucose tabs and a meter, and then less useful things like "diabetic socks" and sugar-free cough syrup, but hey, they're trying) and information on their verbosely-named "CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes Program". From what I can tell so far, enrolling in the program gets you lower prices on some items, as well as more "cash back" through their savings program. Sounds promising!

They also will be hosting a Twitter chat today, Thursday, November 15th at 3:00pm EST, in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association. You can join in by following @AmDiabetesAssn and @CVS_Extra, and the hashtag #DiabetesMonth. According to the info they sent me, this chat will "discuss proactive diabetes management, including medication adherence and using diabetes supplies"Answering questions during the chat will be Dr. Elizabeth Seaquist, Vice President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association and CVS pharmacist Flora Harp.

And to get you (even more) amped up about the Twitter chat, CVS/pharmacy is sponsoring a giveaway, right here! You can win everything seen in the picture below, and I have three of these kits to give away:

Your breath will be minty! Your skin will be soft!
Your lows will be treated appropriately! You'll get a cute
and tiny meter with a test strip bottle koozie!

To enter the contest, just leave a comment below that uses the term "CVS". The three winners will be picked (using a random number generator) tonight from the comments that are left here before 10:00pm CST today! Check back on this post afterwards to see which commenters won!

UPDATE: I apologize that this wasn't addressed in my original post, but I'm now told that this offer is good for U.S. residents only. So sorry to my global readers who had their hopes up! :(

UPDATE: At 10:00 pm CST there were 38 comments, with 34 of them qualifying for the contest. Using random.org, I selected a number between 1 and 34 three times. 



Congratulations to:












Thanks to everyone who entered! Winners, please email me at textingmypancreas (at) gmail (dot) com so that I can get your information to the folks at CVS! 

38 comments:

  1. That's mighty nice of them!! Too bad we don't have CVS in Canada.....at least I don't think we do :-)

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  2. It would be great to get one of these from CVS. We actually have a CVS down the street.

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  3. Am in New Zealand and don't think there's CVS here? We tend to miss out on a lot of the freebies and giveaways - e.g. I only have the one blood glucose meter, haven't come across a chance to get a free one!

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  4. Love CVS! THe one right by my house always has the best customer service!!

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  5. Might need to try CVS more often :)

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  6. We love going to CVS you can get great deals!

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  7. My family loves CVS! It's a few minutes away from us, but always worth it! :o)

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  8. CVS Rocks! The store right by my house will special order things for me if they don't carry them in stock.

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  9. In Canada so I guess not qualifying for the give away, but I just wanted to share that I find the term "diabetic socks" hilarious. It's Socks With Diabetes THANKYOUVERYMUCH.

    (I get them in my stocking every year. They are comfy when they aren't having a low blood sugar, then they're down right itchy.)

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  10. I love CVS!!! Hoping I can get away today for the party!

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  11. I wish I had a CVS in town, but would love the free giveaways!

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  12. I think it's cool to see pharmacies like CVS doing these programs.

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  13. CVS is Awesome to provide those kits! Looking forward to the Chat!

    @Lieut_crunch

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  14. Hooray for CVS! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Thanks for all of your blog posts! You are such an encouragement.
    Thanks also for offering a giveaway for CVS stuff. smiles to you!

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  16. So encouraging to see places like CVS use real people to get real feedback as to whether their products and programs are worth it.. kudos for them for getting it that we like having a voice

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  17. We don't have CVS in Canada so I'm not sure if I qualify. Crossing my fingers that I do though!!

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  18. That's cool! I've typically used Walgreens for all my diabetes needs, but across the street from the 24 hour Walgreens I go to is a....24 hour CVS! I might need to pop in there and take a look around and see what they're all about.

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  19. Texting My Pancreas rocks!!! Just like CVS, but only different :-)! And You Can Do This Project is pretty awesome too, just like the DOC!!

    Jason in Orlando

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  20. They are building a CVS across the street from Walgreens. I will need to check it out when it's finished!

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  21. Thanks Kim for all of the info you always provide ! :) Its neat to see CVS trying to do programs like this.

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  22. Wish they had a CVS here, like them so much better than Walgreens.

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  23. There is not a CVS local (or in my state for that matter).. but maybe someday. A variety of pharmacies is ideal.

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  24. I want to win this CVS package so bad.

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  25. The CVS down the street from my office is my diet pop dealer. Each week either coke or pepsi products are on sale. It's sad that I know this. I might be able to kick the habit someday....

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  26. I've come to love CVS and their store-branded products, actually. Kudos to CVS and TMP for doing such a neat giveaway! (I LOVE that disposable meter for my "back-up meter when I forget my real one at home".)

    Please and thank you!

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  27. We just got a CVS in our area, I'd love to win and try their store brand glucose tabs and bits.

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  28. One time I was at work and had forgotten my insulin. CVS went out of their way to have a courier service bring it to me. A couple hours later, a pharmacist phoned to see if I was okay.

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  29. I go to CVS sometimes. I move a lot so I appreciate that they are all over new england. But not Utah, unfortunately.

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  30. Go CVS! I use a True2Go meter for running. so wee and handy! I'm also a bit excited about trying the bits :)

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  31. I love CVS because they're right down the road from me; convenient and affordable!

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  32. I just found a CVS close to me! Awesome since I am a diabetic! I will be at the chat a little after 310 (when I pick up my son) @ShannonRByrd812

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  33. Just signed up for the CVS Extracare Advantage for Diabetes program!

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  34. CVS is such a fabulous drug store - how great it is that they are raising awareness of diabetes! Several family members have this terrible disease... I hope I win these products for them as they are on a limited budget and would benefit from them immensely!


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  35. Did you say CVS?

    So that's how you spell koozie... ;)

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  36. CVS CVS CVS. how's that for a comment with the word CVS in it?
    Love the giveaway!

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