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  • CVS Starter Scenarios: 1/15 – 1/21/2012

    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 Brita Classic Pitcher @ $14.99

    $4/1 Brita Pitcher or Faucet Mount System 12/04/11 or 01/15/12 Smart Source

    Pay: $10.99 + tax
    Receive: $5 ECB & submit for $10 Brita mail-in rebate

    Transaction #2:
    1 Almay Intense i-Color Shadow, Liner, or Mascara @ $5.99
    1 Coke Zero 12-pack @ $2.50

    $2/1 Almay Cosmetic Product 01/01/12 Smart Source
    $0.99 Coke Zero product Facebook printable
    $5 +UP reward from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.50 + tax (+ CRV or bottle deposit if applicable in your area)
    Receive: $3 ECB for Almay

    Transaction #3:
    2 Bumble Bee Chunk White Albacore in Water @ $0.77
    1 Dawn Dish Liquid @ $0.99
    1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats @ $2.50
    1 Ivory Soap, 3 pk @ $0.99

    $1/2 Bumble Bee products Recyclebank printable
    $0.50/1 Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Detergent 01/01/12 P&G Insert
    $1/1 Honey Bunches of Oats printable or printable
    $0.35/1 Ivory Bar Soap 01/01/12 P&G Insert
    $3 ECB from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.17 + tax

    In sum, you’ll pay $11.66 + tax for a Brita system, 1 Almay product, a 12-pack of Coke Zero, 2 cans of tuna, 1 Dawn, 1 box of cereal, and a 3-pack of soap – plus, you’ll get $10 back via mail-in rebate, for a net cost of just $1.66 + tax!

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    1. The Brita rebate offer PDF won’t open for me. Any suggestions?