CVS $5 Challenge: March 14-20

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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.

If you have been looking for Zhu Zhu Pets, CVS has them on sale for $7.99 each, limit 2. What are you looking forward to this week?

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 March 14th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy (2) Herbal Essence Products- 1 shampoo/conditioner & 1 styler @  $2.99 each
FREE HE Styler wyb HE Product (P&G insert 02/07/10)
$1.00/1 Select Herbal Essences Products (RP insert 03/14/10)

Total After Coupons = $1.99

ECBs earned=$1.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Gillette Disposable Razors @ $6.29
$3.00/1 Gillette Razors (P&G insert 3/7/10)
Pay with $1.00 ECBs from above

Total After Coupons and ECBs= $2.29

ECBs earned=$2.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.28

Total Value= $12.27 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. says

    I went to CVS yesterday and the Aussie and Herbal Essences shampoos, conditioners and stylers were on sale for .99 c. With the PG $1.00 coupons from Feb (sorry I forgot which week), I just paid tax for all of them, :). This sale is only good for Northern California and Nevada stores though.
    .-= Florence @ Just Writing´s last blog ..Quick and Easy Seafood Fix =-.

  2. says

    Hi! I am extremely new to couponing, but this was a great week for me. Here’s how I spent only $5.02 on $18.79 worth of items at CVS:

    Transaction 1 –
    1 Aussie Shampoo 2.99
    – 1.00 Aussie coupon
    =2.15 (+ 1 ECB)

    (I scanned my CVS card and got a $1.00 off coupon for CVS paper towels, which allowed me to use my ECB for #2)
    Transaction 2 –
    1 CVS paper towels 1.29
    -1.00 CVS coupon
    2 Kashi 7Grain crackers 2/5.00
    -1.50 Kashi coupon
    -1.50 Kashi coupon
    1 Kashi TLC granola bars 2.50
    -1.00 Kashi coupon
    -1.00 ECB

    Total spent = $5.02
    .-= jenna´s last blog ..Jenna. Mar 16. Saving [Green]. =-.

  3. Kayla says

    1 CG pressed powder and 1 CG mascara, CVS had CG on BOGO this week, and I used a $2.50/2 Q and a BOGO Q
    2 snickers bars w/ $.50/2 Q
    2 Oral B Toothbrushes w (2) BOGO Q
    2 packs of 3 Orbit Gum was 2/$3 & I used 2 $1.00 Q
    With tax included, I paid $4.08 OOP

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