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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 10/23 – 10/29/11

    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 Pumpkin Masters Carving Tool @ $2.49
    1 Gold Emblem Candy Corn, Autumn Mix or Pumpkins, 8 oz @ $0.99

    Pay: $3.48 + tax
    Receive: $2.49 ECB for carving tool & $0.99 ECB for candy
    Deals valid through Tuesday only

    Transaction #2:
    2 Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 5 lb @ $2.50
    4 Kleenex Facial Tissue, 110 ct Regular or 78 ct with Lotion @ $1
    1 Scott Bathroom Tissue, 12 Pack @ $8
    1 Scott Choose-A-Size Mega Rolls, 6 pk @ $6
    2 Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent 25-32 oz or 2-in-1 Dryer Cloths 40 ct @ $3.50 each

    $0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissues from 10/02 Smart Source insert
    $1/1 Scott Bath Tissue from 09/11 Smart Source or August All You
    $1/1 Scott Paper Towels August All You
    $1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Products 9/18 Smart Source insert or $1/2 Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergents from 10/16 Smart Source insert
    $2.49 ECB from previous transaction
    $0.99 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $23.02 + tax
    Receive: $10 gift card (coupon prints on receipt)

    This deal works out to $1.67 per package of flour, $0.55 per box of tissue, $0.36 per roll of toilet paper, $0.50 per roll of paper towels, and $1.85 per laundry detergent. Those are all stock up prices in my book, although I’ve never used Scott paper products. If you can’t get to the store before Tuesday, just skip the first transaction – your total out of pocket will be the same, and you just won’t get the free-after-ECB items.

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