CVS $5 Challenge: December 6-12

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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 special 3-day sale this week with some fun Christmas freebies, Sunday through Tuesday. Shop early for the best selection!

All you need is an ExtraCare Card, a CVS ad, a printer and coupons to get started. Be sure to register your CVS loyalty card with Upromise for extra college savings.

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 December 6th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy (2) Crest Toothpastes @ $2.25/each
(2) $0.75/1 Crest (P&G insert 11/29/09)

Total After Coupons= $3.00

ECBs earned= $2.50

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Emergen-C Immune Booster 2pk @ $3.99
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion, Mach 3, Series or Satin Care Shave Gel @ $1.99
$1.00/1 Gillette (11/29 P&G insert)
$1.00/1 Gillette CVS coupon ($100 Flu coupon book)
Pay with $3.00 ECB from above

Total After Coupons & ECB= $0.99

ECBs earned=$3.99

Transaction#3 (Sunday-Tuesday only)
Buy 1 Merry Brite Plush Santa Hat @ $3.99
Pay with $3.99 ECB from above

Total After ECB= $0.00

ECBs Earned= $3.99

Grand Total OOP= $3.99

Total Value= $14.47 with $3.99 ECBs remaining!

Keep rolling those Extra Care Bucks for more savings!


Now let’s see what fabulous scenarios you come up with for around $5.00!

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. Misty Anderson says

    Ok I had a $5/$15 Q from purchasing insulin syringes for DD. It was expiring yesterday so I had to use it.

    AND at the last minute I found a $10 ECB that was expiring on the 20th.



    $6.99 Dunkin Donuts Coffee
    $3.99 2 pk EmergenC Shots
    $5.39 Neosporin Lip Health
    $2.00 Hormel Compleats
    $3.99 Gift bag
    $1.99 Tissue Paper

    $10 ECB
    $1 DD coffee MQ
    $2.50 Clip free Neosporin Lip Health
    $3.00 Neosporin Lip Health MQ
    $1.00 Hormel Compleats MQ

    Total OOP: $3.20 plus received $3.99 ECB

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