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  • CVS Black Friday Scenarios 2011

    You’ll find a list of current 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.

    I got an email from CVS with a $5 off $25 purchase coupon – I get these so rarely that it seems like when I do, so does everyone else. So, the scenarios below assume you also have the $5 off printable coupon (alternatively, you can send it to your card). If for some reason you don’t have the coupon, your total out of pocket expenses will be $5 more. You may be able to minimize the difference by breaking your transactions up into smaller ones so you can roll the ECBs for a lower out of pocket total.

    Transaction #1:
    BUY:
    1 Breathe Right Nasal Strips Bonus Size 10 + 2 ct @ $5.99
    1 Listerine Pocket Packs, 3 pk, 72 ct Total @ $2.99
    1 Finish Quantum, 10 ct @ $2.99
    1 Fiber One Brownies @ $3.99
    1 Carmex, 0.15 – 0.35 oz @ $1
    1 LA Looks Styling Gel, 20 oz @ $2.49
    1 Benefiber Sticks, Trial Size, 3 ct @ $1.49
    1 Theraflu Caplets, 8 ct @ $1.87
    1 Total @ $2.87
    1 Bayer Advanced Asprin, 20 ct @ $0.99

    USE:
    $5/$25 purchase CVS coupon
    $1.50/1 Breathe Right 10/16 Red Plum
    $1.50/1 Breathe Right, 10 ct+ CVS printable
    $0.50/1 Listerine Pocketpaks 1/9 Smart Source, 4/17 Smart Source, or 10/9 Red Plum
    $1/1 Finish Quantum 10/23 Smart Source or printable, printable or printable
    $0.40/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars, 90 Cal Chewy Bars, or 90 Cal Brownies 10/2 GM Insert
    $0.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm 10/30 Red Plum or printable {no longer available?}
    $1/1 LA Looks Product, 20 oz 10/09 Red Plum
    $2/1 Benefiber Stick Pack 10/16 Smart Source or printable {should be adjusted down to $1.49}
    $2/1 Theraflu Multi-Symptom Severe Cold with Lipton Green Tea & Honey Lemon Flavors 9/25 Smart Source, or printable, printable, or printable {should be adjusted down to $1.87}
    $1/1 General Mills Total Cereal printable
    $2/1 Bayer Advanced Aspirin Product 9/11 Red Plum, or $1.50/1 Bayer Advanced Aspirin 10/23 Red Plum or printable {should be adjusted down to $0.99}

    Pay: $10.12 + tax
    Receive the following ECBs: $5.99 for Breathe Right, $2.99 for Listerine, $2.99 for Finish, $3.99 for Fiber One, $1 for Carmex, $2.49 for LA Looks, $1.49 for Benefiber, $1.87 for Theraflu, and $2.87 for Total

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Excedrin Bonus Pack Extra Strength 8 ct + PM 8 ct @ $0.99
    1 Advil PM, 4 ct @ $0.99
    1 Hershey’s King Size, 2.1 – 2.86 oz @ $0.99
    1 Cepacol Lozenges, 16 ct @ $4.99
    1 CVS Dental Flossers, 90 ct @ $1.99
    1 Pepto-Bismol, 4 oz @ $2.99
    1 Starbucks Double Shot 6.5 oz @ $1.69
    1 Balance Bar @ $1.69
    1 Revlon Nail (excludes Top Speed) @ $4.99
    1 Wet N Wild Festive Flirt Nail Kit @ $2.88
    1 Soft Lips Single Pack, 0.07 oz @ $2
    1 Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues, 50 ct @ $1.50
    1 Mars Chocolate Singles, 1.08 – 2.15 oz @ $0.75

    USE:
    $1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic Product 10/9 Walmart insert
    $1/1 Wet n Wild Eye, Lip or Nail Product 11/6 Red Plum
    ECBs received in previous transaction

    Pay: $0.76 + tax
    Receive the following ECBs: $0.99 for Excedrin, $0.99 for Advil, $0.99 for Hershey, $4.99 for Cepacol, $1.99 for CVS Dental Flossers $2.99 for Pepto-Bismol, $1.69 for Starbucks Double Shot, $1.69 for Balance Bar, $4 for Revlon Nail, $2 for Wet N Wild, $2 for Soft Lips, $1.50 for Kleenex Cool Touch Tissues, and $0.75 for Mars

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    1 Philips or Magnavox Universal Remote @ $6.99
    1 Theraflu Daytime or Multi-Symptom Travel Size, 1 Packet @ $0.99
    1 Philips Earbuds @ $6.99
    1 CVS Alkaline Batteries, AAA or AA 4 pk @ $3.99
    2 Colgate Total Advanced @ $2.87
    3 Mars Chocolate Singles, 1.08 – 2.15 oz @ $0.75 each

    USE:
    2 x $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 11/13 Smart Source
    3 x $0.99 ECB from previous transaction
    $4.99 ECB from previous transaction
    $1.99 ECB from previous transaction
    $2.99 ECB from previous transaction
    2 x $1.69 ECB from previous transaction
    $1.50 ECB from previous transaction
    $0.75 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.26 + tax
    Receive the following ECBs: $6.99 for Philips or Magnavox, $0.99 for Theraflu, $6.99 for Philips Earbuds, $3.99 for CVS Batteries, $5.74 for Colgate, $2.25 for Mars

    Your total out of pocket costs will be $11.14 + tax for ALL of the stuff above, plus you’ll have $32.95 in ECBs. That’s a pre-tax profit of $21.81 – WOW! You can roll the ECBs, or spend them on items you need, like paper goods, shampoo, etc.

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