The CVS $5 Challenge: October 11-17

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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.

This week is looking a bit blah at CVS, but there are a few freebies available Monday through Tuesday.

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 October 11th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Halloween Nylon Treat bag @ $0.99 (Mon-Tues only)
Buy 1 4-in-1 Pumpkin Carving Tool @ $1.99 (Mon-Tues only)

Total= $2.98

ECBs earned= $0.99, $1.99

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste with Scope @ $4.89
Buy 1 Cheerios Cup @ $1.00
$1.00/1 Crest Toothpaste (9/27 P&G insert)
$1.00/1 Cheerios printable here
Pay with $2.98 ECBs from above

Total After Coupons & ECBs= $0.91

ECBs earned= $2.00

Grand Total OOP= $3.89

Total Value= $8.87  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. Divya says


    I bought the Colgate Total $2.99
    used $1 off from the flu coupon book
    used $1 off from P&G Insert last week
    paid $0.99
    ECB $2

    BOUGHT scott 16 ct paper roll on Sale for $5.97 (REG 11.97)
    $1 off manufacturer coupon from in-store coupon dispenser (at target i think)
    used $1 off from the P&G insert
    used $2 ECB
    00P $1.97

    Head & Shoulders $5.99
    fruitopia volumizing shampoo $3.49
    fruitopia frizz control shampoo $3.49
    (the viologie was not BOGO AT MY CVS :( )
    Pumpkin carving tool $1.99
    the nylon treat bag $0.99
    Cheerios single serve bowls 3 numbers at $1 each

    total was 15.46(the free fruitopia not incl in the bill )value
    actual value $18.46

    used $3 off $15
    $1 ff head and shoulders from the cvs flu book
    $1 off h &s from P&G insert
    $2 off fruitopia from the reinventing health in store magazine
    3 $1/1 cheerios coupons

    total $10 off
    ECB $1.99 AND $.99 ; TOTAL ECB $2.98
    OOP = $5.46
    ECB = $2.98

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