Did you see the big announcement from CVS President Helena Foulkes and (future VP) Jimmy Kimmel last week? CVS made a big announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live that they will be doing away with their paper receipts. I thought the announcement was made with great humor. You can watch it here on YouTube, if you missed it. Very soon, CVS customers will have the option to get digital receipts. No more wasteful paper! In the meantime, I am going to show you how to make a paper dress for Barbie with those receipts. Make it while you can! I have partnered with CVS Pharmacy for this post.
Why is poor Barbie naked most if the time? Barbie clothing has a way of disappearing much like socks. I can never seem to find 2 of the same sock and the dame goes for Barbie clothes and shoes.
I was at CVS the other day to pick up 3 prescriptions, and the receipt was about 2 foot long. Jimmy Kimmel nailed it when he said the receipt shouldn’t be longer than the roll of toilet paper you buy. Until you switch to digital receipts, here’s a fun paper dress for Barbie you can make:
What you need:
A barbie type doll to use for measurements
2 Foot-long receipt from CVS
Lay your Barbie out next to the receipt. Now is the time to get creative. What kind of dress do you plan to make? Mine is a simple dress. Doesn’t she look retro in a way?
Wrap the receipt around the doll and add a piece of tape. Trim off the extra paper.
Cut 2 thin strips for straps for the dress. Tape them in place to make sure Barbie’s dress doesn’t fall down. Strapless dresses are very hard to play in.
Barbie is sporting a new dress and is ready to go outside and play.
If you want to get really fancy, since there is still plenty of receipt left after making your dress, make Barbie a purse to go with her dress. What girl doesn’t love a new purse.
Fold the paper in half. Cut out the shape of a purse. Tape up the sides.
Cut a piece for the strap and tape it in place.
Your Barbie is stylin’. Try making different styles with the left over receipt. There is more than enough to make 2 dresses.
When you decide that your Barbie has enough clothes, why not ditch the long receipt and sign up for the CVS digital receipt. You have until the end of June until CVS is ditches the paper. Keep an eye out for the exact date when all Extra Care members can go online and sign up for digital receipts.
I’m excited about the environmental impact of this change. What do you think about digital receipts?
Have you ever used a CVS Pharmacy receipt in a funny or unique way? Share your idea on social using the #ReceiptYouLater hashtag and tagging @CVS_Extra or @CVSPharmacy and #CVS.