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Sunday, June 12, 2011

CVS Starter Scenarios: 6/12 - 6/18/11

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.

I've listed quite a few transactions this week, but you can stop and pick up where you left off the next time you visit the store.

Transaction #1:
BUY:
1 Zyrtec, 24 Hour Tablets, 5 ct @ $5.99

Pay: $5.99 + tax
Receive: $5.99 ECB

Transaction #2:
BUY:
1 Kiss Eyelashes product @ $3.99
1 Schick Hydro 3 or Hydro 5 Razor @ $8

USE:
$2/1 Kiss Premium Eye Lash Product printable
$4/1 Schick Hydro Razor 06/12/11 SS
$5.99 ECB from previous transaction

Pay: Tax
Receive: $4 ECB for Schick

Transaction #3:
BUY:
1 Kiss Eyelashes product @ $3.99
1 Motrin PM, 20 ct @ $4

USE:
$2/1 Kiss Premium Eye Lash Product printable
$1/1 Motrin PM 06/12/11 RP or printable
$4 ECB from previous transaction

Pay: $0.99 + tax
Receive: $5 ECB for Kiss & $3 ECB for Motrin

Transaction #4:
BUY:
2 Motrin PM, 20 ct @ $4
1 Bayer Aspirin Advanced, 20 ct @ $3
1 grocery item from the 10/$10 sale (Jack's Links, Duncan Hines Brownies, etc.) @ $1

USE:
2 x $1/1 Motrin PM 06/12/11 RP or printable
$2/1 Bayer Advanced Aspirin SS Insert 6/12/2011
$5 ECB from previous transaction
$3 ECB from previous transaction

Pay: Tax
Receive: $6 ECB for Motrin

At this point, you've paid $6.98 + tax for Zyrtec, 2 Kiss Eyelashes, a razor, 3 bottles of Motrin, aspirin, and a grocery product. Plus, you have $6 ECB to roll next week or spend on this week's sale items, such as Wesson oil, Bumble Bee tuna, and ice cream.

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