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  • The Drugstore Game This Week: Starter CVS Transactions 8/15 – 8/21/10

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    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 Crest or Oral B Health – $3.49

    – $1/1 Crest Toothpaste 4 oz+ or $1/1 Glide Floss 35 m+ (some regions got 75 cents/1) from 8/1 P&G

    Pay: $2.49 + tax
    Receive: $2.50 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    1 Crest or Oral B Health – $3.49
    1 Purex Complete 3-in-1 Sheets – $5.99

    – $1/1 Crest Toothpaste 4 oz+ or $1/1 Glide Floss 35 m+ (some regions got 75 cents/1) from 8/1 P&G
    – $3/1 Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets, excludes 2 load from 8/15 RP
    – $2.50 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $2.98 + tax
    Receive: $2.50 ECB for Crest/Oral B + $2 ECB for Purex

    Transaction #3:
    1 Zegerid OTC 14 ct. – $9.99

    – $4/1 Zegerid OTC from August All You (or $3/1 Zegerid OTC from 8/15 SS)
    – $2.50 ECB from previous transaction
    – $2 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.49 + tax
    Receive: $7 ECB

    Transaction #4:
    1 Blink Tears Lubricating Drops .5 oz. – $7.99
    1 filler, e.g., Paper Mate Pens 10 ct. – $0.50

    – $1/1 Blink Tears or Gel Tears Lubricating Eye Drops from 8/15 RP
    – $7 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: 49 cents + tax
    Receive: $7.99 ECB