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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 4/22 – 4/28/2012

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    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:
    BUY:
    1 Blink Tears or Gel Tears @ $8.99

    USE:
    $1/1 Blink Tears Lubricating Eye Drops or Blink Gel Tears Lubricating Eye Drops printable

    Pay: $7.99 + tax
    Receive: $8.99 ECB

    Click here for the rest of the CVS starter transactions

    CVS Starter Scenarios: 4/15 – 4/21/2012

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    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:
    BUY:
    1 Depends Silhouette or Real Fit, 3 pack @ $3.99

    USE:
    $2/1 Depend Real Fit or Silhouette CVS printable
    $1.50/1 Depend Real Fit or Silhouette 4/15 Smart Source

    Pay: $0.49 + tax
    Receive: $2 ECB

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    CVS Starter Scenarios: 4/8 – 4/14/2012

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    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:
    BUY:
    1 Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant/Deodorant @ $2.99

    USE:
    $1/1 Speed Stick Antiperspirant/Deodorant including Lady from 3/25 Smart Source

    Pay: $1.99 + tax
    Receive: $1.50 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Tampax Radiant or Always Radiant Tampons, Pads, or Liners @ $3.99

    USE:
    $1/1 Always Radiant Infinity or $1/1 Tampax Radiant from 4/1 P&G Insert
    $1.50 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.49 + tax
    Receive: $2 ECB

    In sum, you’ll spend $3.48 + tax for deodorant and sanitary products, plus you’ll have a $2 ECB to roll next week or spend this week, making your net cost just $1.48 + tax – you’d pay than that for either one of those products at other stores.


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    CVS Starter Scenarios: 4/1 – 4/7/2012

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    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:
    BUY:
    1 Complete Multi-Purpose Solution @ $8.99

    Pay: $8.99 + tax
    Receive: $8.99 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Colgate Optic White toothpaste @ $3.99
    1 Olay Bath Bar 4-pk, Original, Total Effects, or Ribbons Body Wash @ $6.48
    1 Dawn @ $0.99

    USE:
    $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste from 3/25 Smart Source
    $1/1 Olay Bar, Body Wash, or In-Shower Lotion from 4/1 P&G Insert
    $0.25/1 Dawn from 4/1 P&G Insert
    $8.99 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.47 + tax
    Receive: $2 ECB for Colgate and $2 ECB for Olay

    In sum, you’ll pay $9.46 + tax for contact solution, toothpaste, bath soap, and dish detergent – you’d pay that just for the contact solution at most other others. Plus you’ll have $4 in ECBs to roll next week or spend this week, making your net cost just $5.46!


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    CVS Starter Scenarios: 3/25 – 3/31/2012

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    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:
    BUY:
    2 Mars Easter Egg or Bunny Singles @ $0.50 each (Sunday-Tuesday only)

    USE:
    $1/2 Mars Easter Candy from 3/18 Red Plum

    Pay: Tax
    Receive: $1 ECB

    Update: Thanks to Jean for pointing out that the limit on this deal is two, so you can repeat Transaction #1 using the $1 ECB to pay nothing, and receive a $1 ECB back to continue with Transaction #2.

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    CVS Starter Scenarios: 3/18 – 3/24/2012

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    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:
    BUY:
    6 Suave Body Wash @ $2 each

    USE:
    2 x B2G1 Suave Free Naturals Body Wash Products from 3/18 Red Plum

    Pay: $8 + tax
    Receive: $4 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    3 Kleenex @ $0.99 each
    1 Got 2b Hair Stylers @ $3.99
    1 Just the Basics paper towels single roll or Earth Essentials bath tissue @ $0.77

    USE:
    $0.30/3 Kleenex Tissue from 3/11 Smart Source
    $3/1 Got2b from 2/12 Red Plum
    $4 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.43 + tax

    In sum, you’ll pay $8.43 + tax for 6 bottles of body wash, 3 boxes of Kleenex, a hair styling product, and a roll of paper towels or toilet paper. You’d pay that just for the body wash at other stores!


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