CVS $5 Challenge: December 13-19

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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 another 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. New to couponing? Learn the lingo here.


Here is MY $5 Scenario for the week of December 13th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Bic Disposable Razors Soleil 4 ct. @ $4.99
$2.00/1 Bic Soleil (SS insert 11/15/09)

Total After Coupon= $2.99

ECBs earned= $4.00

Transaction #2
Buy (2) Lubriderm Lotions @ $5.99 each
(2) $2.00/1 Lubriderm (RP insert 10/11/09)
AND $1.00/1 Lubriderm CVS coupons ($100 Flu coupon book)
Pay with $4.00 ECBs from above

Total After Coupons & ECB= $1.98

ECBs earned=$5.00

Transaction#3 (Sunday-Tuesday only)
Buy 1 Merry Brite Holidays Bows (12-ct.) @ $2.99
Buy 1 Merry Brite Holiday Gift Tissue (20-ct.) @ $1.99
Add 1 small filler (caramel candy, $0.33?)
Pay with $5.00 ECB from above

Total After ECB= $$0.31

ECBs Earned= $2.99, $1.99

Grand Total OOP= $5.28

Total Value= $21.95 with $4.98 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. teresa says

    I am a newbie (3 weeks in) to couponing and CVS ECB’s. BUT I’m loving it! I thought I was going to go under $5 oop this week, but messed up one of my transactions and ended up at $7.68 oop. But, I got $36 of product and have 3.99 in ECB’s for next week, so I think I did pretty well for a beginner! Next week, I’ll stay under $5!

  2. Divya says

    I bought
    Sale Buy 1 get 1 50% off
    Buy $10 get $5 ECB from the seasons to save Book Promo

    2 John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoos (6.99+3.49)

    2 John Frieda Root Awakening Conditioners (6.99+3.49)

    Total $20.97
    used $5 off $20 from the Sacremento Bee
    2 $5 off any 2 root awakening products from Smart
    OOP – 5.97+TAX
    Get Back – $10!!!

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