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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 9/11 – 9/17/11

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    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:
    1 Softsoap Body Wash @ $2.99
    1 St. Joseph 81 mg Enteric Coated Asprin, 36 ct @ $2

    USE:
    $0.75/1 Softsoap Body Wash printable
    $1/1 St. Joseph 81 mg Aspirin 08/07 or 9/11 Smart Source or Aug. All You

    Pay: $3.24 + tax
    Receive: $2 ECB for Softsoap & $1 ECB for St. Joseph

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 CVS Allergy Relief, 5 ct @ $3.69

    USE:
    $2 + $1 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.69 + tax
    Receive: $3.69 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    2 Ziploc Bags – Freezer, 15-20 ct, Storage 20-25 ct, Sandwich 100 ct @ $3 each

    USE:
    $1/2 Ziploc Bags 8/7 Smart Source or Recyclebank printable or printable
    $3.69 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.31 + tax
    Receive: $1 ECB

    Your total out of pocket cost will be $5.24 + tax for a bottle of body wash, aspirin, allergy meds, and 2 boxes of Ziploc bags, plus you’ll have a $1 ECB to roll next week or spend this week, making your net cost just $4.24 + tax. That’s about what you’d pay just for the Ziploc bags at Target, but you’re getting a lot more for your money.

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