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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 4/1 – 4/7/2012

    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 Complete Multi-Purpose Solution @ $8.99

    Pay: $8.99 + tax
    Receive: $8.99 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Colgate Optic White toothpaste @ $3.99
    1 Olay Bath Bar 4-pk, Original, Total Effects, or Ribbons Body Wash @ $6.48
    1 Dawn @ $0.99

    USE:
    $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste from 3/25 Smart Source
    $1/1 Olay Bar, Body Wash, or In-Shower Lotion from 4/1 P&G Insert
    $0.25/1 Dawn from 4/1 P&G Insert
    $8.99 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.47 + tax
    Receive: $2 ECB for Colgate and $2 ECB for Olay

    In sum, you’ll pay $9.46 + tax for contact solution, toothpaste, bath soap, and dish detergent – you’d pay that just for the contact solution at most other others. Plus you’ll have $4 in ECBs to roll next week or spend this week, making your net cost just $5.46!


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