CVS $5 Challenge: Week of May 22

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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 May 22nd:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Stride Spark Gum @ $0.99

Total= $0.99

ECBs earned=$0.99

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Revlon Nail Polish @ $4.99
$2.00/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic Product (SS insert 05/08/11)
Pay with $0.99 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon and ECB’s= $2.00

ECBs earned= $4.00

Transaction #3
Buy 4 Suave Body Wash @ $2.00 each
Buy 2 Suave Deodorant @ $1.00 each
(2) B1G1 Suave Body Wash or Lotion (RP insert 05/22/11)
(2) $0.50/1 Suave Deodorant Product (RP insert 05/22/11)
Pay with $4.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupons and ECB’s= $1.00

ECBs earned=$3.00

Grand Total OOP= $3.99

Total Value= $15.98 with $3.00 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. Sarah says

    I was at CVS today and they would not accept the $2 off Revlon coupon from SS 5/8 for the nail polish. They said it did not count at a color product.

  2. Lesley says

    Ok I don’t know if this a good $5 Senario or not, but here goes.
    Started with 15 ECB
    Transaction #1:
    Revlon Nail Polish-$4.99
    Sunici Hair Accessories (BOGO)-$4.49 and free.
    $1/1 Revlon q
    Total OOP: $3.78 Received $4ECB

    Transaction #2:
    Revlon Nail Polish-$4.99
    $1/1 Revlon q
    Total OOP: $0.22 Received $4ECB
    Total ECB left: $14

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