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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 5/20 – 5/26/2012

    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:
    1 Salonpas Hot Capsicum Patch @ $1.87
    1 Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice @ B1G1
    1 Ocean Spray Cherry Juice @ B1G1

    B1G1 Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Drink Get Cherry Free printable {no longer available?}

    Pay: $1.87 + tax
    Receive: $1.87 ECB

    Note: You can omit the juices if you don’t have the coupon or can’t find the cherry variety.

    Transaction #2:
    1 Coppertone Sun Care @ $8.99

    $1/1 Coppertone Suncare Product printable or from 5/20 Smart Source
    $1.87 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $6.12 + tax
    Receive: $3 ECB

    At this point, you’ll have paid $7.99 + tax for a heat patch, 2 bottles of juice, and sunscreen, plus you’ll have a $3 ECB to roll next week or spend this week – that makes your net cost just $4.99. You’d pay more than that just for the sunscreen at Target.

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