The CVS $5 Challenge: July 26-Aug 1

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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.

Be sure to hit this week’s 3 day sale (Sunday through Tuesday) for free school supplies and cheap toothpaste!

Don’t forget you can now 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 $5.00 CVS 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.


*RULES* Bloggers: Please make sure at least one scenario is $5 OOP or less

1. Come up with your best scenario/scenarios for the upcoming week at CVS using the current weekly ad, monthly deals, and coupons available. Your budget for Out of Pocket (OOP) expenses on the first transaction is only $5.00 (either cash OOP or ECBs on hand).

2. Using up to (3) scenarios (we don’t want to overwhelm the newbies with too many transactions), offer up your best scenarios to “grow” that $5.00 into more ECBs to use in following weeks.

3. If you want to divide your $5.00 allowance over the 3 scenarios to make them work, that’s fine!

4. Be sure to list coupons by inserts and/or with links to printables to make it easier for everyone to follow along.


Here is MY $5 Scenario for the week of July 25th:*coupons in red

This scenario will work all week!

Transaction #1
Buy 1 CVS Tampons @ $1.89
Buy 2 Bic triumph pen 2-4 pk @ $3.99/2 (BOGO)
(2) $2.00/1 Printables HERE

Total After Coupons= $1.89

ECBs earned= $1.89

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Herbal Essence Shampoo or Conditioner @ $2.99
Buy 1 Herbal Essences Styler @ $2.99
$1.00/1 Herbal Essence (7/5 P&G insert)
B1G1 Free Styler wyb shampoo/conditioner (7/26 RP insert)
Pay with $1.89 ECB from above

Total After Coupons & ECBs= $0.10

ECBs Earned= $2.00

Transaction #3
Buy 3 Kashi products @ 3/$10.00
(3) $1.50/1 printables here, here, and here
Pay with $2.00 ECB from above

Total After Coupons & ECBs= $3.50

ECBs Earned= $5.00

Grand Total OOP= $5.49 (close enough, right?)

Total Value= $25.85 with $5.00 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.


    • Alyssa Francis says

      Cassandra, thanks so much for pointing that out. I missed the limit, my mistake. I will update the scenario with the correct number of ECBs. :)

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