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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 1/8 – 1/14/2012

    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:
    BUY:
    1 Mars Chocolate Singles @ $0.75

    Pay: $0.75 + tax
    Receive: $0.75 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 CVS Vitamin D @ $3.49

    USE:
    $0.75 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $2.74 + tax
    Receive: $3.49 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    2 Reach Toothbrushes @ $3.99 each

    USE:
    $2/2 Reach Toothbrushes printable
    $3.49 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $2.49 + tax
    Receive: $4 ECB

    At this point, you’ll have paid $6.73 + tax for a candy bar, Vitamin D, and 2 toothbrushes, plus you’ll have a $4 ECB to spend. Here’s an optional fourth transaction you can do if you can find enough Kleenex and have enough coupons:

    Transaction #4:
    BUY:
    12 boxes Kleenex @ $0.88 each

    USE:
    4 x $0.50/3 Kleenex from 1/1 Smart Source
    $4 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $4.56 + tax
    Receive: $3 ECB

    Your net cost will be $8.29 for a candy bar, Vitamin D, 2 toothbrushes, and 12 boxes of tissue!

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