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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 6/17 – 6/23/2012

    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 Electro Nyte Rehydration Shot, 2 pk @ $4.79

    Pay: $4.79 + tax
    Receive: $4.79 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    1 Coppertone Sun Care @ $8.99

    $1/1 Coppertone from 5/20 Smart Source or printable
    $4.79 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $3.20 + tax
    Receive: $3 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    1 Colgate MaxClean SmartFoam, MaxWhite or MaxFresh Toothpaste @ $2.49
    1 Kix Cereal @ $1.88
    1 V05 Shampoo or Conditioner @ $0.66

    $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste from 6/3 Smart Source or MaxFresh printable
    $0.75/1 Kix printable
    $3 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.53 + tax
    Receive: $1.50 ECB for Colgate + $0.75 SavingStar credit for Kix

    In sum, you’ll pay $8.52 + tax out of pocket for energy shots, sunscreen, toothpaste, cereal and shampoo or conditioner – plus you’ll have a $1.50 ECB to roll next week (or spend this week) and $0.75 in SavingStar credit, making your net cost just $6.27. That’s about what you’d pay just for the sunscreen at Target, after sale and coupon.

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