CVS $5 Challenge: February 21-27

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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.

It is another decent week at CVS! 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 21st:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste @ $2.99
$0.75/1 Select Colgate Toothpastes (SS insert 02/21/10)

Total After Coupon= $2.24

ECBs earned= $2.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Mennen Speed Stick @ $2.99
Buy 1 Simply Asia Bowls @ $0.99
$0.50/1 Select Speed Stick Deodorants (SS insert 01/31/10)
$0.50/1 Simply Asia Product (RP insert 2/7/10)
Pay with $2.00 ECBs from above

Total After Coupons & ECBs= $0.98

ECBs earned=$2.00

Transaction #3
Buy 1 Almay Intense i-Color @ $5.99
$2.00/1 Almay Cosmetic Product (SS insert 2/7/10)
Pay with $2.00 ECBs from above

Total After Coupon & ECB= $1.99

ECBs earned= $2.00

Grand Total OOP= $5.21

Total Value= $12.96 with $2.00 ECBs remaining

Keep rolling those ECBs 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. Rebecca Fox says

    If you already have the February CVS magazine “Reinventing Beauty”, there is a Mennen Speed Stick $1.00 coupon in there. If not, buy that on a first transaction so you can use it.
    Trans#1 Reinventing Beauty $0.99 (OOP $0.99)
    Trans#2 Mennen Speed Stick $2.99, $1.00 Q from Reinv. Beauty
    (OOP $0.99, receive $2.00ECB)
    Trans#3 Colgate Max Fresh $2.99, $.75 printable (check for link), Pay with$2.00 ECB (OOP $0.24, receive $2.00ECB)
    Trans#4 Almay Intense iColor $5.99+ two Simply Asia bowls, $2.00/1 Almay from SS 2/7, $0.50 off SA bowls SS 2/7, $0.50 off SA bowls RP 2/7, pay with $2.00 ECB (OOP $2.99), receive $2.00ECB

    Total merchandise: magazine, toothpaste, 2 Asian bowls, eyeshadow, deoderant
    Total cash paid $6.22
    Total ECB’s $2.00
    Net $4.22

  2. Jennifer says

    Okay, I am totally new to this CVS shopping. When you go in with your different scenarios will that let you use the previous ECB on the next transaction, in other words will they do multiple transactions so you can use the ECB’s that you just used?

  3. PJ says

    Hi, I’m a newbie to all of this but, I did find a CVS deal worth sharing. Currently CVS has marked down some of their Veet products. Prices starting as low as $2.75. With the coupon located here you can score some Veet for free. Check out your local store…when it’s gone, it’s gone.

  4. Rebecca says

    Thanks Rebecca Fox – that is why I love this blog – b/c there are so many ideas out there. I actually found a $5/$15 coupons in my stash and re-worked my whole scenario! Jennifer, from what I read, some stores are nicer than others. If there is no one in line after you, just ask if they would mind if you break up transactions. I have only broken up three transactions myself but if my store wouldn’t let me, I would go back in three times (like a minute later!)

  5. Kari says

    PJ, thanks for the link to that coupon, I saw veet yesterday when I was in cvs and thought to myself…hmm I wonder if I have a coupon for that somewhere. Now I don’t even have to look. Now I def. need to make another trip.

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