Introducing touch-free Venmo and PayPal QR Code payments at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide



With the winter months upon us and the holidays near, we know that many of us are navigating in-store shopping more than we have over the summer. In preparation for the busy holiday season, we’re introducing touch-free Venmo and PayPal QR Code payments at 8,200 CVS Pharmacy standalone retail locations. This means you can securely pay for their items using Venmo or PayPal, without needing to touch a keypad or sign a receipt at checkout, while also being able to access multiple payment methods available in Venmo and PayPal wallets.

The partnership, which was first announced in July, makes CVS Pharmacy the first national retailer to integrate PayPal and Venmo QR code technology in its point-of-sale experience at all standalone locations across the country. The touch-free experience will be available to existing Venmo and PayPal customers, while new customers can sign up and link their preferred payment method usually within minutes.  

To use the new touch-free payment option at CVS Pharmacy, you can simply open either the Venmo or PayPal mobile app and click the “Scan” button and selecting the ‘show to pay’ option. With Venmo QR codes, you can pay using a stored debit or credit card, bank account, Venmo balance or Venmo Credit Card for eligible customers. PayPal customers can pay using stored debit or credit cards, bank accounts, PayPal balance, or PayPal Credit. Additionally, we don’t charge fees to the customer when paying with PayPal or Venmo QR codes and those enrolled in CVS’ ExtraCare Rewards Program will still be able to redeem and apply savings using their ExtraCare account when checking out with PayPal or Venmo QR codes.

Find the closest CVS Pharmacy location by visiting Download the Venmo or PayPal app to pay touch-free in CVS Pharmacy stores today.

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