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Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Quest for a new Drugstore Game Padawan is on

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Nicole has done amazingly well as Chief Family Officer's first Drugstore Game Padawan.* She's done so well that we both agree she's just about a master already.

So, I'm looking for a new Padawan. Since we focused on Walgreens and CVS with Nicole, I'd like our next Padawan to have access to Rite Aid, as well as one of the other two drugstores.

To qualify for consideration as my Padawan, you must:
  • Have weekly access to Rite Aid, as well as either CVS or Walgreens.
  • Commit to acquiring at least one copy of the coupon inserts from Sunday’s newspaper every week, whether it’s by purchasing a paper or getting them from a friend or some other means.
  • Be able to print coupons from major sites like, SmartSource, and RedPlum.
  • Have read The Drugstore Game Primer, as well as Common Sense with Money’s FAQ.
  • Be willing to have our email exchanges published here at CFO, to help other readers. (Your name will remain private, if you wish.)
Naturally, I make no promises regarding what you’ll learn, what you’ll be able to buy, what you’ll spend, or what you’ll save. But if my own experience is any indication, you’ll have fun saving money on things you and your family need. And my hope is that by following along with someone as they start out in the Drugstore Game, other readers will benefit too.

So . . . if you meet all of the requirements above and are interested in mastering The Drugstore Game, fill out this form by 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 6.

*Padawan = Jedi Apprentice (my boys are obsessed with Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

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  • At 2/1/10, 10:07 PM, Anonymous Miranda said…

    I tried getting into the Drugstore Game once before (I think it was sometime last year), but I got overwhelmed by the jargon and the multitude of sites and coupons and I ended up doing nothing.

    Then, a few weeks ago, the Consumerist featured your Padawan series, and it rekindled my interest in couponing; your primer, blog, Padawan series, and the sites you recommended have made the Drugstore Game accessible and understandable to me in a way it wasn't when I first attempted to play it; you gave me a point of reference and a launching pad, as well as the confidence to try.

    I started playing the Drugstore Game two days after I started reading your Padawan series, and now I'm addicted! It's so gratifying to walk out of a store with bags of stuff and a pocketful of savings. It'll be another few months before I've gotten enough coupons and practical experience to become a true master of the Drugstore Game, but in the meantime, I'm still saving a bundle--and I have you to thank for it. Thank you!

  • At 2/2/10, 5:01 AM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Miranda - You've made my day, thank you! I'm so glad to know the series is doing exactly what I'd hoped it would - Happy Savings! :D


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