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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 7/24 – 7/30/11

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

    If you’re new to The Drugstore Game, these new starter transactions will help you get your feet wet and show you how The Drugstore Game can save you money on things you already buy. If you don’t understand the transactions, read my Drugstore Game Primer, Common Sense with Money’s FAQ (which has a handy explanation of acronyms), and my explanation of How to Play The Drugstore Game at CVS.

    Be sure to sign up for a free CVS Extra Care card – you’ll need it for the following deals (get it in store instead of online so they give you the card right away). You may also want to pick up a CVS green bag tag to earn ECBs for using reusable bags.

    Transaction #1:
    BUY:
    2 Skintimate Shave Cream @ $2.19 each
    2 Schick Hydro Razors @ $7.99 each

    USE:
    2 x $4/1 Schick Hydro Razor 6/12/11 Smart Source (exp 7/24/11) (or use 2 x $3/1 Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razor Facebook printable)
    2 x $1.50/1 Skintimate Shave Cream printable

    Pay: $9.36 + tax
    Receive: $10 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Papermate Grip Pens, 8 ct @ $1.99
    1 Crest Pro Health 4.2 oz, Scope Outlast, 3D White 4 oz Toothpaste @ $2.99
    2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers @ $1.25 each
    1 U by Kotex Liners 40-60 ct, Pads 14-18 ct, or Tampons 18 ct @ $3.49
    1 Finish Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs 20-ct @ $2.99

    USE:
    $1/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 4 oz 6/5/2011 P&G Insert
    $1/2 Nabisco Crackers or Cookies, 3.7-25.2 oz 6/19/2011 Smart Source
    $1/1 U by Kotex Liners, Pads or Tampons 7/24/2011 Smart Source or printable
    $0.65/1 Finish Powerball or Gelpacs printable
    $10 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.31 + tax
    Receive: $1.99 ECB for Papermate, $2 ECB for Crest, & $2 ECB for Kotex

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    1 Bausch & Lomb Re-Nu Sensitive, 12 oz @ $7.99

    USE:
    $2/1 Renu Fresh or Sensitive Multi-Purpose Solution 6/12/2011 Smart Source
    $1.99 ECB from previous transaction
    2 x $2 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: Tax
    Receive: $6 ECB

    In sum, you’ll pay $9.67 + tax for all of this stuff, plus you have $6 ECB to roll next week or spend on this week’s sale items. If you can’t get to CVS today, be sure to print the $3/1 Schick Facebook coupon while it’s still available – you’ll pay $2 more total, but that’s still an amazing deal for all of the stuff that you’re getting.


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