WOONSOCKET, R.I., October 2, 2020 – CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health today announced that is working with the Hershey Company to offer Boo-Bags, a family friendly and socially distanced solution to making Halloween as safe and fun as possible in the time of COVID-19. Boo-Bags are a fill-your-own kit to surprise friends and neighbors with Halloween treats as an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating during the pandemic. The Boo-Bags will be distributed to select CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide in an effort to ensure the health and safety of customers while also promoting the surprise and delight of the season.
Boo-Bags are free with a CVS Pharmacy purchase while supplies last. To “boo” a neighbor, fill the BooBag with Reese’s, KITKAT®, other Hershey’s favorites and Halloween items found throughout CVS and deliver a holiday surprise by anonymously dropping the bag on their doorstep. Recipients will receive directions on how to pass it forward, along with a sign to place in their window to let any passerby know that they’ve been “boo’ed.” For friends and family outside the neighborhood, customers can send BooBags through one of 5,600 UPS Access Point® locations within CVS nationwide, picking up all the necessary shipping supplies for one-stop shopping.
To fill their Boo-Bags and get ready for the season, CVS Pharmacy customers can find an array of their favorite Halloween candy and décor, including twists on Hershey favorites including Reese’s Frankencups, Hershey’s Cookies & Cream Fangs, KITKAT® Witches Brews, Hershey’s Vampire Kisses and more. Spooky facemasks, hand sanitizer and wipes are available for purchase alongside a selection of Halloween-themed Hallmark cards to help family and friends stay connected while being apart.
Throughout the month of October, CVS Pharmacy will be providing its email subscribers, circular readers and social followers with tips and information for how to best celebrate Halloween 2020, featuring safety guidelines (www.halloween2020.org) provided by the Halloween and Costume Association—in alignment with the CDC social distancing guidelines—and tools/resources to help families this Halloween season, including a color-coded COVID risk level map – provided by the Harvard Global Health Institute.
To stay up to date on the latest guidelines and participate in a ghoulish giveaway, follow @CVSPharmacy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. As always, CVS Pharmacy stores remain open to ensure access to critical pharmacy and health services, as well as groceries and everyday health and wellness needs. Customers are encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines and take advantage of drive-thru and free delivery options; to locate a nearby CVS Pharmacy location or confirm store hours, visit CVS.com/stores.
About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, is America’s leading retail pharmacy with nearly 10,000 locations, including over 1,700 pharmacies inside of Target and Schnucks grocery stores. We are committed to delivering innovative health solutions that create a simpler, more accessible experience for patients, customers and caregivers. CVS Pharmacy is the only national pharmacy to remove tobacco products from its shelves and has taken a leadership role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by making testing available at locations across the United States. For the latest product and service offerings, visit www.cvs.com or download the CVS Pharmacy app.