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  • The Drugstore Game This Week: Starter CVS Transactions 8/1 – 8/7/10

    If you’re new to playing The Drugstore Game, these transactions should help you get started. If you don’t understand the transactions, read my Drugstore Game Primer, Common Sense with Money’s FAQ, and my explanation of How to Play The Drugstore Game at CVS.

    You’ll find a list of this week’s CVS deals here. In these transactions, I assume that you do not have any ECBs to start with.

    Transaction #1:
    1 Altoids Smalls, Mints, or Gum – $1.49

    Pay: $1.49 + tax
    Receive: $1 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    1 Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste 4 oz. – $2.99

    - $0.75/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste printable
    - $1 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.24 + tax
    Receive: $2 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    1 Conair Hair or Shaving Appliances – $4.29

    - $2 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $2.29 + tax
    Receive: $5 ECB

    Note: My ad says prices start at $4.29, but I looked at CVS.com and couldn’t figure out what those items might be. I haven’t seen anything yet in the forums either. So if you can’t find anything priced that low, you may want to skip this transaction and just to straight to #3.

    Transaction #4:
    1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons 36 ct. – $6.99
    1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons 18 ct. – $?

    - $1/1 Playtex Product from 6/27 SS or June or August All You
    - B1G1 FREE Playtex Tampons WYB 36 ct from 8/1 SS
    - $5 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: 99 cents + tax
    Receive: $3 ECB

    Transaction #5:
    1 Gillette Fusion, Venus, Embrace, or Breeze Razor – $9.79

    - $4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor from 8/1 P&G
    - $3 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $2.79 + tax
    Receive: $5 ECB

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