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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 10/9 – 10/15/11

    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 Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste @ $3.49

    $1/1 Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste Sept 2011 All You

    Pay: $2.49 + tax
    Receive: $1.50 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    1 Dial or Tone Bar Soap, 2-3 pk @ $1.88

    USE: $1.50 ECB

    Pay: $0.38 + tax
    Receive: $1.88 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    1 Finish Gelpacs, Tabs 20 ct or Quantum 10 ct @ $2.99

    $1/1 Finish Quantum, Powerball or Gelpac 09/18/11 Smart Source insert
    $1.88 ECB

    Pay: $0.11 + tax

    In sum, you’ll pay $2.98 + tax for toothpaste, soap and dishwasher detergent. You could easily pay for just one of the items, so it’s easy to see how The Drugstore Game stretches your dollars.

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