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Sunday, August 14, 2011

CVS Starter Scenarios: 8/14 - 8/20/11

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:
5 G Series Fit @ $1 each

Pay: $5 + tax
Receive: $5 ECB

Transaction #2:
1 Revlon Nail Polish @ $4.99
2 Gain Dish Liquid @ $0.99 each
1 Caliber 1-Subject Notebook @ $0.33

$1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetics Product 8/14/2011 Smart Source Insert
$1/2 Gain Dishwashing Liquids 8/14/2011 Red Plum Insert
$5 ECB from previous transaction

Pay: $0.30 + tax
Receive: $3 ECB for Revlon

At this point, you've paid $5.30 for 5 Gatorade products, a bottle of nail polish, 2 bottles of dishwashing liquid, and a notebook, plus you have a $3 ECB to spend on something else. You can hold onto it to roll into next week's deals, but if you buy diapers, I recommend seeing if you store has the new Huggies Little Movers Slip-ons, because you might be able to get a pack for just $0.99!

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