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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 3/4 – 3/10/2012

    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 Gold Emblem Jelly Beans, 7-oz @ $0.99

    Pay: $0.99 + tax
    Receive: $0.99 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    2 Softsoap Bar Soap 4 pk @ $3.50 each

    USE:
    2 x $1.50/1 Softsoap Bar Soap from 2/12 Smart Source
    $0.99 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $3.01 + tax
    Receive: $5 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    1 Filippo Berio Olive Oil, 16.9 oz @ $3.99
    1 Blue Diamond Almonds, 6 oz @ $2.50
    1 Dawn Dish Detergent @ $0.99

    USE:
    $1/1 Filippo Berio Olive Oil from 1/15 Smart Source
    $1/1 Blue Diamond Almonds from 1/29 Smart Source
    $0.25/1 Dawn Product from Gather Together Savings Booklet
    $5 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.23 + tax

    In sum, you’ll pay just $4.23 + tax for jelly beans, 8 bars of soap, olive oil, almonds and dish detergent. You’d pay more than that for the soap alone at other stores!


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