CVS $5 Challenge: Week of April 10

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

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.

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. Curious how to do multiple transactions at CVS? Read this post.


Here is one $5 Scenario for the week of April 10th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Russell Stover Single Egg @ $0.74

Total= $0.74

ECBs earned= $0.74

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Super Miracle Bubbles @ $1.99
Pay with $0.74 ECB’s from above

Total After ECB’s= $1.25

ECBs earned=$1.99

Transaction #3
Buy 3 SmartWater, Vitaminwater, Coke 2 Liter, Fuze, or Honest Tea @ $1.34 each
Pay with $1.99 ECB’s from above

Total After ECB’s= $2.01

ECBs earned=$1.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.00

Total Value= $6.73 with $1.00 ECBs remaining.

Keep rolling those ECBs 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 and leave your link 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. Newbie1 says

    I did my first CVS trip today. I saved almost 50% with coupons and Buy 1/Get 1 and got $16.74 in ExtraBucks. Finish Dishwasher Tabs regularly $5.99 on sale for $3.00 and if you bought $20.00 worth of certain products (Lysol, Finish, Air Wick), you got $10.00 in ExtraBucks. Final price for 7 Finish Tabs (regular price $41.93) was $11.00. Still learning, but this could be fun!

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