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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 7/22 – 7/28/2012

    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:
    2 Amp Energy and/or Starbucks Refreshers @ $1.50 each
    1 Stayfree Pads @ $2

    $2/1 Stayfree from 7/22 Smart Source

    Pay: $3 + tax/CRV
    Receive: $3 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    5 Garnier Fructis Shampoo and/or Conditioner at $3.25 each

    2 x $3/2 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Treatment or Styling Products printable
    $1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment printable
    $3 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $6.25 + tax
    Receive: $5 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    1 Revlon Nail @ $4.99
    1 Crest 3D White or Pro-Health with Scope Toothpaste @ $2.99

    $1/1 Revlon Nail Product from 6/24 Smart Source
    $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel from 7/1 P&G
    $5 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.23 + tax
    Receive: $3 ECB for Revlon & $2 ECB for Crest

    Transaction #4:
    1 Gillette Venus & Olay Razor @ $9.99

    $4/1 Gillette Venus & Olay Razor from 6/17 Smart Source
    $3 ECB from previous transaction
    $2 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.99 + tax
    Receive: $4 ECB

    In sum, you’ll pay $11.47 + tax out of pocket for 2 energy drinks, feminine pads, 5 bottles of shampoo/conditioner, nail polish, toothpaste, and a razor – plus you’ll have a $4 ECB to roll next week or spend this week, making your net cost just $7.47 for all of these items. You’d pay more than that just for the shampoo/conditioner at other stores!

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