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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 10/2 – 10/8/11

    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.

    It’s a pretty slow week at CVS so I almost skipped the starter scenarios, but the P&G deal is always a great way to stock up on paper goods. I would save the $10 ECB to roll sometime in the next month.

    Transaction #1:
    BUY:
    1 Bounty paper towels @ $7.49
    1 Charmin @ $10
    2 Gain or Tide powder detergent @ $5.44 each
    3 Puffs tissue @ $0.99 each

    USE:
    $0.25/1 Bounty 10/2 P&G insert
    $0.25/1 Charmin 10/2 P&G insert
    2 x $2/1 Gain or Tide powder detergent 9/11 Smart Source
    $0.25/3 Puffs tissue 10/2 P&G insert

    Pay: $26.59 + tax
    Receive: $10 ECB

    When you do the math, it works out to the following:
    Bounty – $4.85, or $0.61/roll (or $0.40/Basic roll)
    Charmin – $6.56, or $0.41/double roll
    Gain/Tide – $3.41, or as low as 4.3 cents/load
    Puffs – $0.59/box

    That’s a great price for the detergent, a good price for the Puffs, and a good-if-you-are-running-low price on Bounty and Charmin. (For Bounty and Charmin, I try to get below $0.50 and $0.33 respectively.)


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