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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 9/18 – 9/24/11

    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:
    1 Revlon Super Lustrous, Moon Drops, Color Burst Lip @ $6.49

    $1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetics Product 08/14/11 Smart Source

    Pay: $5.49 + tax
    Receive: $5 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    1 Scott Choose-A-Size Mega Rolls, 6 pk @ $5.99
    1 Gold Emblem Candy Corn, Autumn Mix or Pumpkins, 8-oz @ $0.99

    $1/1 Scott Paper Towels 09/11/11 Smart Source
    $5 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.98 + tax
    Receive: $1 ECB for Scott & $0.99 ECB for candy

    In sum, you’ll pay $6.46 + tax for paper towels, lipstick, and candy, and have $1.99 in ECBs to roll next week or spend on other sale items this week. That makes your net cost $4.47 + tax, which is more than you’d pay for the paper towels alone at most stores.

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