Free Sunscreen From MinuteClinic (CVS)


Many CVS locations host a MinuteClinic where you can get quality medical care when your regular doctor isn't open. Right now, you can get a free travel size bottle of sunscreen when you like Minute Clinic on Facebook. This coupon will go public tomorrow, but Making Cents of It readers get the info early because you're just that special. The coupon is while supplies lasts, so don't wait too long.
Your coupon for a FREE travel-size CVS/pharmacy Brand Sunscreen is on the way to your inbox. Redeem it for one 2-oz. travel-size sunscreen at any CVS/pharmacy through Aug. 26.

MinuteClinic provided the following tips for staying safe in the sun. The information below was copied and pasted from the e-mail I received regarding the special offer. Thank you MinuteClinic for sharing this helpful information for staying safe in the sun.


What does SPF mean?

  • SPF = Sun Protection Factor, which is a measure of how well sunscreen protects against UVB rays
  • It also predicts, in some cases, how long it may take your skin to get sunburn when you are wearing that sunscreen

Under the new FDA sun care guidelines, look for sunscreen products that are:

  • Labeled “Broad Spectrum,” which prevents against both UVA and UVB rays (these are the only products that can reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging)
  • SPF of at least 15, preferably 30 or 50
  • Re-apply every 1.5-2 hours!
  • (Note: products will no longer be labeled as “sunblock”, “waterproof” or “sweatproof” since suncreens eventually always wear off)

What’s the difference b/t UVA & UVB rays?

  • UVA rays are more responsible for the skin’s aging
  • UVB rays are the rays that cause sunburn

When it comes to spending time in the sun, remember:

  • Sun is strongest between 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., so limit your outside time during those hours
  • Some makeup products or prescription medications can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so be sure to read labels and take caution
  • If you do get burned and feel as though you need medical care, visit your local MinuteClinic for a thorough assessment and treatment. To find a location nearest you, visit

(Note that sunburn patients with a fever greater than 99.9 degrees, with blistering of greater than 5 cm, and those who are immunocompromised or have diabetes may be referred to another care setting.)


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