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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 7/8 – 7/14/2012

    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 Hershey’s Simple Pleasures @ $0.67

    Pay: $0.67 + tax
    Receive: $0.67 ECB
    Note: I’m seeing some reports of this new product not being stocked, so you may have better luck later in the week.

    Transaction #2:
    1 Listerine Zero @ $3.99

    $1.85/1 Listerine Zero Mouthwash printable
    $0.67 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.47 + tax
    Receive: $1 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    1 Colgate Total Toothpaste @ $2.99

    $0.75/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste printable
    $1 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.24 + tax
    Receive: $2 ECB

    In sum, you’ll have paid $3.38 + tax for a candy bar, mouthwash and toothpaste – plus you’ll have a $2 ECB to roll next week or spend this week, making your net cost just $1.38 + tax. You’d pay more than that for just the mouthwash or toothpaste at other stores!

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