CVS $5 Challenge: Dec 27-Jan 2

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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.

It’s another so-so week at CVS, but perfect for newbies with 2 easy transactions.

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. New to couponing? Learn the lingo here.


Here is MY $5 Scenario for the week of December 27th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Colgate Total Advanced @ $2.99
Buy 1 Ivory Soap (3-pk.) @ $0.99
$1.00/1 Colgate printable here
$1.00/1 Ivory Soap (P&G insert 12/27)

Total After Coupons= $1.99

ECBs earned= $2.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Scope Outlast @ $3.49
Buy 1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights @ $1.50
$0.75/1 Scope (P&G insert 11/29)
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights printable
Pay with $2.00 ECBs from above

Total After Coupons & ECB= $1.74

ECBs earned=$1.00

Grand Total OOP= $3.73

Total Value= $8.97 with $1.00 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.


    • Alyssa Francis says

      Thanks for the heads up, Lisa! It’s unusual for the Hand Renewal version to go on sale, so this is a great freebie. :)

  1. teresa says

    My OOP this week was $5.67 with 2ECB’s left!

    I bought 1 gillette razor and used the$2 Q from 12/27 PG
    Used my $5 ECB’s from last week
    Paid $2.67 OOP, 4ECB’s received

    Then, I bought 2 pantene and 3 coke 2-Liters. I used a $1 Q from Recycle Bank on the coke and the $3/2 Pantene from 12/27 PG and the 4 ECB’s f rom the last transaction.
    Paid $2. (can’t remember the change amt)

    Last trans–
    I bought 1 colgate total toothpaste for $2.99. (I planned to buy 4 Ivory soap 3-packs, but my store was out). I paid with my 3 ECB’s from the last transaction and paid OOP 23cents.

    Total: over $27 worth of products for less than $6!!!! :)

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