CVS $5 Challenge: January 24-30

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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 little more exciting! Free soap? You can still enjoy CVS Bonus Days all month long.

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 January 24th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste @ $1.99
Buy 1 Ivory Bar Soap 3-pk @ $0.99
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste (P&G insert 1/17)
$1.00/1 Ivory Soap Bar Pack (P&G insert 12/27)

Total After Coupons= $1.24

ECBs earned= $1.00

Transaction #2
Buy 2 Dove Deodorants @ 2/$7.00
(2) $2.00/1 Dove Printable Coupons
Pay with $1.00 ECBs from above

Total After Coupon & ECBs= $2.00

ECBs earned=$2.00

Grand Total OOP= $3.24

Total Value= $9.98 with $2.00 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.


  1. Toni says

    I found a few things this week. It’s difficult when the good $5/$20 coupons expire – those always give a little extra “wiggle” room :) I’m sure I’ll find something to make another trip anyway!

    Nice job!
    .-= Toni´s last blog ..$5 CVS Challenge – 1/24 =-.

  2. mary fuentes says

    Just posted my scenario! :)

    Happy Shopping all!

    .-= mary fuentes´s last blog ..Printable Coupons =-.

  3. Meredith says

    I have a question. To get the $10 ECB for the Pepsi stuff, you have to “spend” $20. If you do 4 bags of Tostitos at 2/$7 ($14) and 2 bags of Stacy’s Chips at 2/$6 = $20. Will you still get the $10 ECB if you use $1 off coupons for the Stacey’s chips, making it actually $18 OOP?

  4. Meredith says

    At my CVS, there is a tear off coupon by the chips giving you a free jar of salsa when you buy 2 bags of Tostitos…fun when you are buying the Tostitos to meet the $10 ECB Pepsi deal!

  5. Priscilla says

    Spoke with Money Savings Secrets Blog this week and she told me to not stress if my trip did not go as planned. I reminded myself of that before walking through the door and just took what I could get and still saved myself over $11!
    .-= Priscilla´s last blog ..CVS $5 Challenge Jan. 24-31st =-.

  6. Robin S. says

    I love reading your challenges and I want to share my success today! My daughter is getting married this summer and we are doing a candy buffet for favors. I need green M&M’s and they are pricey, even in bulk ($9.99 lb).
    I had a $25 gift card for transferring a prescription to CVS, $2 birthday EB, $4 off $20 EB, manufacturers coupons and I earned multiple $2 EB splitting my transactions up. I also had them price match to Rite Aide’s sale . So I got 18 bags of M&M’s for a total investment of $4 with $2 EB to spare! I figure that I have saved myself over $14o if I had to buy in bulk and pay the shipping.

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