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How a Quick Trip to CVS Pharmacy is Helping Me Motivate My Kids

You might remember that a few weeks ago I headed out to my local CVS Pharmacy to try out the new CVS Pay feature on the app. While I was there, I spotted something I just KNEW my kids would get excited over. Behold — The Claw:


My children spotted this beauty the second I walked in the door with it and immediately started asking to play it. Little did they know, I had big plans for our new claw machine! My kids are constantly asking for snacks and I’d been looking for a way to reward good behavior in our home. This was the perfect solution!


The Claw machine came with it’s own plastic coins that I now hand out as a reward throughout the day. Some of the things my kids are rewarded for include:

  • Cleaning
  • Helping a younger sibling
  • Doing a good job on their schoolwork
  • Overall good behavior

We’ve had The Claw now for a few weeks and it continues to be a great source of motivation to my kids. The best part is, they aren’t even getting candy every time! They have so much fun playing it that they don’t even care too much when they lose. By the end of the day, they may end up having won a piece or two from the handful of coins they are earning each day. Admittedly, I’ve played it a few times myself and it is a lot of fun!



Want to get The Claw for your family? It would make a great gift this holiday season! As I mentioned earlier, I found The Claw on a recent shopping trip to CVS Pharmacy. CVS Pharmacy is one of my favorite places to visit around the holidays for unique gifts (like The Claw). One year I found a whole set of adorable Peanuts characters. They were meant to be used as key chains but were also perfect as ornaments for the Christmas tree, which is how I use them.

The CVS Pharmacy app will make paying for your purchases this holiday season easier than ever thanks to the CVS Pay feature. It streamlines in-store and drive thru transactions by consolidating loyalty rewards, prescription pick up, and payment, all in a single barcode scan. When it’s time to pay for your purchase, if you’ve uploaded your loyalty card and credit card info to the app, simply let them scan your phone and you’re done! I can’t say enough how much I love CVS Pay! It’s nice not to have to go digging through my purse for my wallet at the checkout.


And, with cold and flu season now upon us, I’m grateful for the prescription management offered by the CVS Pharmacy app. With the app, customers have the ability to refill, manage multiple prescriptions and get alerts when ready, as well as pick up and pay using a single barcode scan. It makes my life SO much easier! For more in-depth information about the CVS Pharmacy app, make sure you read this post from last month.

The CVS Pharmacy app, is one we should all have on our phones! Don’t have the app yet? It’s free for both Android and Apple devices. Get the app – you’ll thank me for it!


Christine Jensen

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

I l.ove the idea of using the claw as a reward system! I will have to look at CVS next time we are there, we fill all of our prescriptions at CVS.


Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

The claw is such a cool little game especially since the kids love to play it so much when we go out! What a treat for home!

Lauryn R

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

This is such a cool toy, how fun!! I love playing the traditional ones with stuffed animals in them, but they are pretty much designed to not be won. I love that this one comes with little plastic coins, what a PERFECT way to reward your kids! I will definitely be looking for this the next time that I go to CVS, thank you so much for sharing! :)


Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

UM I think I'd be playing that ALL DAY!!! :)

Julie Younce

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

This may work wonders for my daughter! Thank you for sharing.