The CVS $5 Challenge: August 23-29

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Welcome, my fellow CVS fanatics and newbies! It’s Sunday, time for our weekly CVS $5 Challenge. The place to go for simple CVS scenarios with step-by-step instructions.

There is a small 3-day sale once again which includes a few school supplies and cheap mascara.  Go early for the best selection!

Although it will most likely not work for a $5 scenario, you can still print a $5/$25 CVS coupon.  Be sure to look for your free gift this month from CVS!

Don’t forget you can grab a clickable CVS $5 Challenge Button for your post or blog.

If you are a first time visitor, here’s the lowdown:

Join me on Sundays as I host The CVS $5.00 Challenge!

Seasoned CVSers: share your best scenario(s) for the upcoming week at CVS.

Your budget: $5.00 out-of-pocket cash.

Your mission: to grow that $5.00 into even more ECBs to use in upcoming weeks.

Want to participate? Start by reading the rules here.


Here is MY $5 Scenario for the week of August 23rd:
*coupons in red
*this scenario will work all week

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Carefree Ultra Protection @ $3.79
$1.00/1 Carefree Ultra printable here

Total After Coupon= $2.79

ECBs earned= $3.79

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Adidas Action 3 Anti-Perspirant @ $4.99
Pay with $3.79 ECBs from above

Total After ECB= $1.20

ECBs earned= $3.00

Transaction #3
Buy (4) Kraft Macaroni & Cheese @ 4/$4.00
Pay with $3.00 ECBs from above

Total After ECBs=$1.00

ECBs earned= $2.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.99

Total Value= $12.78 with $2.00 ECBs remaining!

Keep rolling those ECBs for more savings!


There you have it! A way to play the CVS ECB game by helping newbies learn the ropes. And who knows – you just might be inspired yourself by some of the deals you find, too!

Simply post your scenarios on your blog, then drop by Keeping the Kingdom First and add your permalink to the Mr. Linky below.

Please link directly to your scenarios. Links directly to your homepage will be deleted. Linking back to this meme to share it with others is greatly appreciated!

Don’t have a blog? You can leave a comment with your scenario, too. I invite everyone to participate.


  1. Jennifer Laxson says

    Question? I have 4 ecb from last week…I want to get the Carefree ( I have $1 off coupon) and do the Glade sense and spray ( I have 2 $4 off coupons)…Which one should I do 1st…Sometimes I sit here making myself go crazy trying to figure out how this game works??? Do I do the cheapest 1st or vice versa??? Or would this scenario be okay doing all at once??? What would other people do?? I just need a little help please…I lost sleep last night thinking about this stuff…LOL

  2. says

    This is my first time posting. I’ve been a fan of yours forever and just started my own blog. I have given credit to you at my blog for teaching me everything I know about CVS’ing. Thanks for teaching me and helping me tell my friends about saving and giving with the CVS Game! I really do appreciate you!
    .-= Hope´s last blog ..Carnival Foods =-.

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