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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 3/25 – 3/31/2012

    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:
    2 Mars Easter Egg or Bunny Singles @ $0.50 each (Sunday-Tuesday only)

    $1/2 Mars Easter Candy from 3/18 Red Plum

    Pay: Tax
    Receive: $1 ECB

    Update: Thanks to Jean for pointing out that the limit on this deal is two, so you can repeat Transaction #1 using the $1 ECB to pay nothing, and receive a $1 ECB back to continue with Transaction #2.

    Transaction #2:
    1 Colgate 360 Toothbrush @ $2.99

    $0.75/1 Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush printable {no longer available?} (or $0.40/1 Colgate Manual Toothbrush from 3/25 Smart Soruce)
    $1 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.24 + tax
    Receive: $2 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    1 Gold Emblem Jelly Beans @ $0.99 (Sunday-Tuesday only)
    1 Puffs tissue @ $1.50

    $2 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.49 + tax
    Receive: $0.99 ECB

    Transaction #4:
    1 Palmolive dish detergent @ $0.99

    $0.99 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: Tax

    In sum, you’ll pay $1.73 + tax for 3 packs of Easter candy, a toothbrush, a box of tissue, and a bottle of dish detergent. You could easily pay that just for the tissue at other stores.

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    1. The buy 2 Mars Easter Egg or Bunny Singles and get $1 ECB has a limit of 2 at my CVS. Since it is free, may as well use the $1 ECB from transaction 1 to buy another 2 before transaction #2.