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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 2/19 – 2/25/2012

    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 Coldcalm @ $6.99

    Pay: $6.99 + tax
    Receive: $6.99 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    3 Eclipse Gum @ $1 each
    1 Tylenol Precise Pain Relieving Heat Patch or Cream @ $7.49
    3 Kleenex Facial Tissue @ $0.88 each

    USE:
    $5/1 Tylenol Precise Product from 2/19 Red Plum
    $0.50/3 Kleenex from 2/12 Smart Source
    $6.99 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.64 + tax
    Receive: $2 ECB for Eclipse & $2 ECB for Tylenol

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    2 Special K Multi-Grain Crackers or Cracker Chips @ $2.50 each

    USE:
    $1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Crackers and/or Cracker Chips from 1/1 Red Plum
    2 x $2 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: Tax

    In sum, you’ll pay $7.63 + tax for homeopathic cold medicine, 3 packs of gum, a pain relief patch or cream, 3 boxes of tissue, and 2 boxes of crackers. You could pay that just for the Tylenol Precise at other stores!


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