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Sunday, May 15, 2011

CVS Starter Scenarios: 5/15 - 5/21/11

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:
2 Scott Choose-A-Size Mega Rolls, 6 pack @ $5 each

2 x $1/1 Scott Towels 04/03/11 SS

PAY: $8 + tax

Transaction #2:
1 Speed Stick Stainguard Deodorant, 2.3-2.7 oz @ $2.99

$0.50/1 Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirant or Deodorant or 5/1 Smart Source or printable
$2 ECB from previous transaction

PAY: $0.49 + tax

You'll pay $8.49 + tax for deodorant and 12 mega rolls of paper towels, which is a pretty good price for paper towels and about 20 cents per roll less than Target's usual sale price. Plus you'll have $2 to roll next week or to spend on necessities like CVS tissue ($1/box) or Bumblebee tuna ($0.77/can).

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