Practical Gear and Personal Gadgets: CVS/pharmacy Offers a Wide Selection of Affordable Gifts to Delight Dad This Father's Day

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 General News
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WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 3 CVS/pharmacy, America's largestretail pharmacy with 6,300 convenient locations nationwide, offers shoppers awide selection of affordable, department store-quality gifts for Father's Day,making it easy to find just the right gift.

"Consumers are scaling back on luxuries this year but they do not have tosacrifice quality. Shoppers can save money, gas and time by picking up greatgifts for Father's Day while shopping for everyday essentials at their localCVS/pharmacy," said Larry Merlo, President of CVS/pharmacy. "CVS/pharmacyoffers shoppers a wide array of gifts, from exclusive shaving kits andhigh-end colognes to fitness gadgets and photo gifts, making it easy to findthe perfect gift for every type of dad."

The Great Outdoorsman

Shoppers can choose from a variety of "summer essentials" such as PortableTabletop Grills, $14.99 (charcoal) or $24.99 (gas), and all the utensilsneeded for a great cookout. Ideal for sporting activities or a relaxing dayat the beach, CVS/pharmacy offers lightweight folding chairs to be used forany occasion. The Life Fitness Dual Watch & Heart Rate Monitor makes a perfectgift for $59.99. This sports watch provides electrocardiogram accuracy inseconds to help dad improve the effectiveness of his fitness program withoutthe hassles of a chest strap.

The Sports Fan

CVS/pharmacy offers specialty "Father's Day" shaving kits from Bald Guyzand Gillette to keep dads looking and smelling great while on the course orthe field. The Bald Guyz "Head of the Family" kit, exclusively available atCVS/pharmacy, retails for $17.99 and includes a high-quality travel casepacked with shave gel, moisture gel, head wipes and a Schick razor. TheGillette Fusion Phenom Pack contains a razor, travel-size shave gel andshampoo. In addition, Dad can enter to win the "Play a Champion with Dad"contest from Gillette. Winners will receive the opportunity to live theirdreams of teeing up with the world's best golfer, Tiger Woods, hit tennisballs with twelve-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer or play soccer withinternational superstar Thierry Henry. The manual razor pack retails for $9.99and the power razor pack is $11.99. Instead of heading to a crowded departmentstore for his favorite designer cologne, shoppers can also find high-endcolognes and gift sets from Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Giorgio Armani andothers.

The Photo Fanatic

Last-minute shoppers looking for a gift that "wows him" can quickly createa CVS/pharmacy Photo Book or photo collage to take home the same day. At anyCVS/pharmacy Photo Center, shoppers can bring in their digital photos to thephoto kiosk and walk away with a hard-cover bound photo book that will put asmile on dad's face. Photo books start at just $5.99 and collages areavailable for as little as $1.49.

The Funny Man

This year, shoppers can give dad a laugh by giving the enormously popularnovelty Big Mouth Billy Bass, the singing Bass fish that moves his mouth andtail when performing. Big Mouth Billy Bass is a perfect addition to dad'soffice or men's den. CVS/pharmacy also has the Rapping Dawg, who will serenadedad with entertaining ditties all through the year. Both of these items areavailable for $9.99.

Mission Impossible?

When it seems dad has it all, shoppers can find more than 220 gift cardsto popular retailers including Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, Blockbuster,Starbucks, Borders, Circuit City, Lowe's, Golfsmith, Applebee's and manyothers, all at your local CVS/pharmacy.

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS),is America's largest retail pharmacy with 6,300 retail locations. CVS/pharmacyis committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative andhigh-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access,both in its stores a

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