After failing to score any at my usual, reliable location a couple of days back, I decided yesterday to give up on trying. Just a day prior to being told of the changes I had unexpected success at this same location.
All along I was hoping that the imminent demise of purchasing cards was not going to happen and for good reason- I was told some positive news at CVS over the weekend.
So with today, April 3 looking like it really would be the end, I couldn’t help myself and had to head on over to one other location where I’ve never had problems buying Vanilla in the past.
I went to to this other CVS and found the gift card racks to be pretty much- empty. The next step was asking if there was any Vanilla behind the counter. The CVS employee shuffled through a drawer for a minute or so. During this time I was beginning to think that I might just get some more cards.
Just as I was getting excited, he turned around and told me there were no more cards. He also looked by the sides of the registers and found nothing.
I thanked him and before leaving, I asked if there was a change in the policy.
Oh well, I gave it one last shot. Now I wonder what will be the next fun way to earn easy miles and points.
PS- To mourn the loss of Vanilla purchases at CVS I headed on over to Staples to buy some gas cards! Find out how to Save .20¢ at the pump + earn 5X points in the NYC area.