>CVS to start selling Smartrip cards


At this week’s meeting, the Metro Board of Directors will consider a proposal to allow CVS to sell Smartrip cards at 187 area stores.  A Smartrip card preloaded with $5 in value will be available for $10, the same price as at many Metro stations with paid parking garages.  CVS has agreed to sell Smartrip at no cost to Metro and at no additional cost to customers.  CVS will display Metro-supplied register signs, and Metro will advertise on its buses and in the Metrorail system that the cards are available at CVS.

Another win-win for Metro, CVS and riders.  With the upcoming elimination of paper transfers, customers will need a convenient place to get a Smartrip card to continue transferring from bus-to-bus for free.

Crossposted on Greater Greater Washington.


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2 Responses to >CVS to start selling Smartrip cards

  1. Mark says:

    >$5 for $10? What kind of deal is that!!??

  2. Michael says:

    >You get to keep the Smartrip card, which saves you money when riding Metrobus, and isn’t available for less than $5 anywhere else except through subsidized programs for the impoverished. This is also the same cost as buying the card through WMATA’s vending machines.I think they sell cards for $30 online that contain $25 in stored value.

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