CVS $5 Challenge: February 7-13

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cvs-5-dollar-challengeWelcome, 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.

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 February 7th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy (2) Reach Total Care Floss @ $3.99/ea.
$1.00/1 Reach Dental Floss (RP insert 1/3)
B1G1 Reach Total Care Dental Floss (RP insert 1/3)

Total After Coupons= $2.99

ECBs earned= $4.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion Razor @ $8.99
Buy 1 Valentine Photo Card @ $1.00
$4.00/1 Gillette Fusion Razor (P&G insert 02/07)
Pay with $4.00 ECB from above

Total After Coupon & ECB= $1.99

ECBs earned=$4.00, $1.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.98

Total Value= $17.97 with $5.00 ECBs remaining!


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. Amy says

    For your Reach Floss scenario, does your store let you stack a BOGO coupon with a $ off one coupon when you buy two items? Mine does not. Thanks.

  2. Amy says

    Thanks for those links. I have seen (and even taken to the store) that coupon policy. My store says that when the store is the one offering the BOGO then you can use either a BOGO coupon (making them both free) or you can use a $ off 2 or two $ off 1 coupons. However, when the customer creates a BOGO with a BOGO coupon, that coupon is requiring you to buy the first one in order to get the second one free. So, using another $ off coupon would be using two coupons on the same item? That is why they tell me it beeps and that I can’t do this. Maybe I need to find a different CVS store?

    • Alyssa Francis says

      Hmmm. This may one of those odd situations where we couponers say “YMMV” or Your Mileage May Vary. It might work at a different CVS, but it might not. :(

  3. Dee says

    I’m fairly new to CVS, but I looove it! It is sooo fun! Here’s my $5 scenario from last night:
    3 Transacations, Total OOP: $5.26

    Transaction #1
    5 Nabisco crackers 5/$10
    -used (5) $1.00 coupons
    -received $3 ECB
    2 pkgs goldfish crackers (these were priced $0.99 at my store)
    -used (2) $0.75 coupons
    Total $5.48
    -used $5.49 ECB (from last week’s Dove Men’s bodywash deal)
    *OOP: $0.00*

    Transaction #2
    1 Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99 (found a pkg that came w/a bonus shaving cream!)
    -used $4.00 off coupon
    -received $4 ECB
    Total $5.78
    -used $3 ECB from Trans #1
    *OOP: $2.78*

    Transaction #3
    1 Dove Men’s body wash – free (My store ran out last week, so I was only able to buy 1. They gave me a raincheck, but just gave it to me for free – no ECB)
    2 pkgs binder paper $1.79 each
    1 gallon milk $2.59
    Total: $6.78
    -used $4 ECB from Trans #2
    OOP: $2.78
    **TOTAL OOP for all 3 transactions: $5.26**
    P.S. I took my hubby with me and he was impressed!

  4. Evonne says

    I found a store coupon on the CVS website yesterday. It reads “Buy and 3 (Listerine or Reach Products), get $3.00 off.
    This is my scenario:
    Buy (1) Listerine $3.99
    Buy (2) Reach Dental Floss $3.99
    Use (1) $1/1 Listerine
    Use (1) BOGO Reach Dental Floss
    Use $3.00 CVS coupon
    Pay $3.98 OOP
    Get $4.00 ECB
    Final=FREE after ECB

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