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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 4/22 – 4/28/2012

    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 Blink Tears or Gel Tears @ $8.99

    USE:
    $1/1 Blink Tears Lubricating Eye Drops or Blink Gel Tears Lubricating Eye Drops printable

    Pay: $7.99 + tax
    Receive: $8.99 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    3 Head & Shoulders @ 3/$14

    USE:
    B1G1 Head & Shoulders from 4/1 P&G Insert
    $8.99 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.34 + tax
    Receive: $4 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    1 U by Kotex Liners, Pads, or Tampons @ $3.99
    2 CVS tissue @ $0.77 each

    USE:
    $1/1 Kotex U Product from 3/25 Smart Source
    $4 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.53 + tax
    Receive: $2 ECB for Kotex

    In sum, you’ll pay $8.86 + tax for eye drops, three bottles of dandruff shampoo, one pack of sanitary products, and two boxes of tissue – plus you’ll have a $2 ECB to roll next week (or spend this week), making your net cost just $6.86 + tax. That’s less than you’d pay for just two bottles of Head & Shoulders at other stores.

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