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  • Rite Aid Starter Scenarios: 1/15 – 1/21/2012

    You’ll find a list of this week’s Rite Aid 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 Rite Aid.

    Be sure to sign up for a Wellness+ 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 need to register for Rite Aid Video Values to get some of the coupons listed below.

    Transaction #1:
    3 Theraflu Packets Caplets @ 3/$15

    3 x $3/1 Theraflu Warming Relief Syrup or Caplets 12/04/11 Smart Source

    Pay: $6 + tax
    Receive: $5 +UP reward

    Transaction #2:
    1 Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste, Mouth Rinse, Deodorant or Bar Soap @ $3.99
    1 Oral B Floss or Floss Picks @ $2.77

    $1/1 Oral-B Floss or Floss Picks 01/01/12 P&G Insert
    $5 +UP reward from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.76 + tax
    Receive: $3 +UP for Tom’s & $1 +UP for Oral B

    Transaction #3:
    1 GE Light Bulbs Extra Soft White (4 pk.) or Long Life Light Bulbs (2 pk.) @ $2.99
    2 Ricola Cough Drops (19-24 ct.) @ 2/$3
    1 Fritos, Cheetos, or Rold Gold (7-16 oz.) or Nabisco Crackers (6-10 oz.) @ $1.88

    $2/1 GE Light Bulbs (in-ad coupon)
    $1/2 Ricola Bags 01/01/12 Smart Source
    $3 +UP from previous transaction
    $1 +UP from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.87 + tax

    In sum, you’ll pay $7.63 + tax for 3 boxes of Theraflu, one Tom’s of Maine product, Oral B floss, light bulbs, cough drops and a snack. You could easily pay that just for 2 boxes of Theraflu at other stores.

    Note: If you don’t have 3 Theraflu coupons, you can skip the first transaction. Your out of pocket total should be $6.63 + tax, and you just won’t have the 3 boxes of Theraflu.

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