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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 5/27 – 6/2/2012

    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:
    4 Lean Cuisine @ $3 each

    $1.10/3 Lean Cuisine printable
    $1/4 Lean Cuisine SavingStar credit

    Pay: $10.90 + tax
    Receive: $3 ECB + $1 SavingStar credit

    Transaction #2:
    2 Milky Way @ $0.75 each
    1 Colgate 360 or MaxWhite Manual Toothbrush @ $2.99

    $0.75/2 Milky Way Bars printable
    $3 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.74 + tax
    Receive: $0.75 ECB for Milky Way + $2 ECB for Colgate

    In sum, you’ll pay $11.64 + tax for 4 Lean Cuisine entrees, 2 candy bars, and a toothbrush – plus you’ll get $1 back via SavingStarand have $2.75 in ECBs to roll next week or spend this week, making your net cost just $7.89. You’d pay more than that just for the Lean Cuisine at other stores.

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