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

    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:
    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

    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.

    Click here to see the rest of the starter scenarios

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

    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:
    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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    CVS Starter Scenarios: 3/4 – 3/10/2012

    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:
    BUY:
    1 Gold Emblem Jelly Beans, 7-oz @ $0.99

    Pay: $0.99 + tax
    Receive: $0.99 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    2 Softsoap Bar Soap 4 pk @ $3.50 each

    USE:
    2 x $1.50/1 Softsoap Bar Soap from 2/12 Smart Source
    $0.99 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $3.01 + tax
    Receive: $5 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    1 Filippo Berio Olive Oil, 16.9 oz @ $3.99
    1 Blue Diamond Almonds, 6 oz @ $2.50
    1 Dawn Dish Detergent @ $0.99

    USE:
    $1/1 Filippo Berio Olive Oil from 1/15 Smart Source
    $1/1 Blue Diamond Almonds from 1/29 Smart Source
    $0.25/1 Dawn Product from Gather Together Savings Booklet
    $5 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.23 + tax

    In sum, you’ll pay just $4.23 + tax for jelly beans, 8 bars of soap, olive oil, almonds and dish detergent. You’d pay more than that for the soap alone at other stores!


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    CVS Starter Scenarios: 2/26 – 3/3/2012

    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:
    BUY:
    1 Thermacare, Lower Back and Hip Heat Wrap, 1 ct @ $3.79

    Pay: $3.79 + tax
    Receive: $3.79 ECB

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothbrush 1 ct or Toothpaste 4 oz @ $4.99

    USE:
    $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste from 2/26 Smart Source or $0.75/1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive Pro-Relief from 2/12 Smart Source
    $3.79 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.45 + tax
    Receive: $4 ECB

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    1 Scott Choose A Size Mega Rolls, 6 pk @ $5.49

    USE:
    $1/1 Scott Paper Towels 4 pack from 1/15 Smart Source (exp 2/26)
    $4 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.49 + tax
    Counts toward the gift card deal

    If you can’t get to CVS today, then you can skip transaction #3 and hold onto the $4 ECB for next week or spend it on something else this week. If you can get to CVS today, then you’ll pay just $4.73 + tax for a heat patch, premium toothpaste, and 6 rolls of paper towels. You could easily pay that just for the toothpaste at other stores.


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