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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Drugstore Game Padawan Update: Planning Ahead

If you're just tuning in, I'm mentoring Nicole in The Drugstore Game. If you've always wanted to play but weren't sure how to get started, follow along with Nicole as she becomes a Drugstore Game Master. You can read all of the posts in this series here, in reverse chronological order.

Nicole is doing fabulously in her first week playing The Drugstore Game. Yesterday, she substituted her own filler in the transaction I suggested to get something she really needs - and that's the beauty of the game, that you can get what you need for so little money. Here's what she did:

Ravinia Knee Highs $.25(I am ALWAYS in need of knee highs)
Thermacare Patch $2.49
Colgate MaxWhite $2.99

Colgate coupon - $.75
Thermacare coupon - $1
RR from yesterday - $3

Subtotal OOP = $.98!

Plus, she received the following Register Rewards: $2 for Colgate and $2.50 for Thermacare.

I've asked Nicole to let me know what interests her from next week's ads, so we can start planning those transactions, and roll her current RR's. I recommend I Heart Wags and I Heart CVS as an easy place to find a preview of upcoming ads.

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