CVS $5 Challenge: Feb 28-Mar 6

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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 28th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 PowerBar Energy Gel Blasts @ $1.50
$1.00/1 Powerbar Gel Blasts Energy Chews (SS insert 1/3/10)

Total After Coupon= $0.50

ECBs earned= $1.50

Transaction #2
Buy (2) Colgate Total Toothpastes @ 2/$5.00
$0.75/1 Select Colgate Toothpastes (SS insert 02/21/10) AND
$0.75/1 Colgate Total printable here
Pay with $1.50 ECBs from above

Total After Coupons & ECBs= $2.00

ECBs earned=$2.00

Transaction #3
Buy 1 Softsoap Body Wash @ $4.99
$0.75/1 Softsoap SPA Radiant Body Wash printable
Pay with $2.00 ECBs from above

Total After Coupon & ECB= $2.24

ECBs earned= $4.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.74

Total Value= $11.49 with $4.00 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. Crystal Brothers says

    I’m brand new at this and have a question. CVS has a big box of huggies for $19.99 with an ECB of $4. I have a $4/$20 coupon, a $2 off huggies coupon, and $5.00 ECB starting out. So, the diapers would be $8.99 OOP, plus $4 ECB. Would you consider this a “stock up” price? I don’t necessarily need diapers right now, but it’s something that I know I”ll have to buy anyway.
    .-= Crystal Brothers´s last blog ..Shopping has never been so much fun! =-.

  2. Crystal Brothers says

    Hope, that’s easier to do when you start off with $9.00 in ECB’s. I’m just starting out, so I really appreciate all of the newbie scenarios that don’t require a lot of ECB’s from the get-go. Thanks for sharing your deal ideas, ladies!
    .-= Crystal Brothers´s last blog ..Shopping has never been so much fun! =-.

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