On Sunday we stopped at CVS so that I could purchase a pack of gum. I used the self checkout. As usual, the receipt began to print... and print... and print... until it was as long as my arm. This happens all the time. On occasion, I've considered taking a video of my purchase and the receipt printing to post here for a bit of amusement.
During my Sunday gum purchase, a CVS employee was standing and watching from a few feet away as the receipt grew to absurd length. I looked at him and said: that's a lot of receipt for a pack of gum. He offered a forced smile of acknowledgment. Anyway, I saw the following item in the paper today.
I know the receipts are long because they include coupons and special offers, but it always strikes me as excessive when I watch the receipt print and print and print, even for the most insignificant purchase.
By the way, the linked story indicates that the company will still offer the savings, but they'll do so by directly applying offers to the customer's CVS card. I was asked about 3 months ago if I wanted to opt-in for just such an arrangement. I signed up and received the offers on my card for about three weeks, and then the system spontanseously reverted to long receipts.