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  • The Drugstore Game This Week: Starter Rite Aid Transactions 10/24 – 10/30/10

    If you’re new to playing The Drugstore Game, this transaction 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 Rite Aid.

    You’ll find a list of this week’s Rite Aid deals here.

    For the Mommas reports that there have been some issues with the pdf $5/$25 coupon and apparently most Rite Aid stores are refusing to honor it. You shouldn’t have issues with the $4/$20 Video Values coupon and the $5/$25 Red Plum coupon that was available a couple of months ago, but for this week, I assumed that you do not have a $/$$ coupon for the starter transactions. If you do, you can adjust your scenario to make one profitable transaction.

    Transaction #1:
    1 Nivea Happy Sensation Lotion (13.5 oz.), $5.99

    – $1/1 Nivea Body Lotion, exp. 10-31-10 (RP 08/29/10)

    Pay: $4.99 + tax
    Receive: $5 +UP reward

    Transaction #2:
    1 Aveeno Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers , $5.99
    1 Alka-Seltzer Plus Fast Crystal or Powder Packs (10 ct.) , $5
    2 Nature Valley Nut Clusters (5 oz.), 2/$5
    2 got2b Stylers, B1G1 FREE ($6.29 online price)
    1 Mennen Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant (2.3-3.25 oz.), $2.99

    – $1.50/1 Nourish + Style Product printable
    – $4/1 Aveeno Hair Care Product Oct. Video Values
    – 2 x $1/1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters, exp. 11-6-10 (GM 09/12/10)
    – $1/2 Various Breakfast Items Oct. Video Values
    – $3/1 Alka-Seltzer Plus Fast Powder Packs (RP 10/24/10)
    – $1/1 Alka Seltzer Plus Oct. Video Values
    – $1/1 got2b Product, exp. 12-01-10 (RP 08/01/10 #2)
    – $2/1 Got2B Styling Product October All You
    – $2/1 Got2B Item Oct. Video Values
    – $0.75/1 Lady Speed Stick Deodorant printable
    – $1/1 Speed Stick in-ad coupon
    – $5 +UP reward from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.02 + tax
    Receive: $1 +UP for Aveeno, $2 +UP for Alka-Seltzer, and $1 +UP for Nature Valley