CVS $5 Challenge: March 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 kind of a slow week at CVS, but there are still deals to be had! 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 March 21st:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Colgate Total Advanced, Enamel or Sensitive 6-7.6oz @ $3.99
$1.00/1 Colgate Total Enamel Strength, Advanced Whitening, Advanced Clean, Advanced Fresh Toothpaste (SS insert 03/07/10)

Total After Coupon= $2.99

ECBs earned= $3.99

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Ban Roll-on 3.5oz @ $4.99
Pay with $3.99 ECBs from above

Total After Coupons & ECBs= $1.00

ECBs earned=$2.00

Grand Total OOP= $3.99

Total Value= $8.98 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. shano says

    Here’s something to add to the CVS $5 challenge for this week:

    Use the Ban Roll On Coupon for $.40/1 full size Ban from the 3-7-10 SmartSource insert.

    Total after coupons and ECBs=$.60

  2. Jake's Mommy says

    I found Ban solid, Powder Fresh on clearance for .87 and it produced the $2 ecb! UPC 0 19045 01027.

  3. Mary Jo M. says

    Here was my one transaction at CVS this morning 🙂
    I am not one to do a bunch of transactions…maybe 2 at the most.
    But today I did just one ….

    Hershey’s Easter Miniatures 2.99
    Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs 2.99
    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis 2.99
    Easter M&Ms 1.97
    Hershey Kisses Almonds 1.97
    Hershey Kisses Almonds 1.97
    Hershey Kisses plain 1.97
    Colgate Total Adv 3.99

    Coupons used:
    $1 off Colgate
    $2 off 3 bags Hershey Easter Candy printable
    $2 off 3 bags Hershey Easter Candy 3/14 SS

    EB’s used:
    $5 Dove/Degree
    $8 Carefree/Stayfree

    TOTAL OOP plus tax: $3.99
    EB’s earned:
    $1 for Green Bag Tag
    $3.99 for Colgate
    $3.00 for Easter Candy

    • Tami says

      You can purchase a green bag tag at CVS for .99 and place it on your reusable bag. Everytime you use your reusable bag (once per day) for your purchases, you will earn .25 toward your $1 payout. So every 4th visit you get $1 in ECB for using your reusable bag! 🙂 HTH

  4. says

    I did three transactions:

    Transaction 1:
    Crest Pro Health Mouthwash $3.99
    Colgate Total Toothpaste $3.99

    $2.00 coupon for Crest (this was in last month’s PG insert)
    $1.00 coupon for Colgate
    $5.00 ECB from previous week

    Total: $.27 (including tax)
    ECBs earned: $3.99 from Crest
    $2.00 from Colgate

    Transaction 2:
    Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder x 2 $12.00
    Excedrin Geltabs $5.99

    $5.99 Excedrin coupon (the one they mailed out)
    $6.99 Covergirl (from last month’s PG insert, B1G1 but it deducted the regular price, not sale price, 🙂 )
    $3.99 ECB from previous transaction

    Total: $2.77 (including tax)
    ECB earned: $3.00

    Transaction 3:
    Nestle Life 24 bottles X2 $5.98
    CRV $2.40

    $3.00 Nestle coupon from Sunday’s paper (it was not in the inserts, it was on one of the pages of the paper itself)
    $2.00 ECB from trans #1
    $3.00 ECB from trans #2

    Total: $.38

    Total value of items(on sale): $31.95
    Coupons : 18.98
    ECBs used:13.99
    Total OOP:3.42 (including tax and CRV)

    Pretty happy with this, thought I’d share, 🙂

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