CVS $5 Challenge: April 4-10

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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 April 4th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Stride Gum @ $0.99
$0.50/1 Stride Mega Mystery Printable or (SS 03/14/10)

Total After Coupon= $0.49

ECBs earned= $0.99

Transaction #2
Buy 2 Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner @ $2.99
$3/2 Pantene Products  (P&G insert 03/07/10)
Use $0.99 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupons & ECBs= $1.99

ECBs earned=$2.00

Transaction #3
Buy 1 Head & Shoulders Shampoo @ $4.99
Buy 1 Head & Shoulders Conditioner @$4.99
FREE Head & Shoulders Conditioner wyb Shampoo (P&G insert 04/04/10)
$1.00/1 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner (P&G insert 03/07/10)
Pay with $2.00 ECBs from above

Total After Coupon & ECB= $1.99

ECBs earned= $1.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.47

Total Value= $16.95 with $1.00 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. Elizabeth says

    This is such a cute idea! I love that you honor God with your finances. Our blogs share the same mission. Thanks for all you do!

  2. Junia says

    I am so sorry I don’t have the dates for when i got my coupons… they are all clipped and I can’t find the original dates… :(

    I am new at this, but I decided to share my transactions… Please forgive me if I don’t post it right.

    I don’t like to to several transactions, besides this week I got a $5 coupon for transactions over $25. (CVS sent me that on my email, along with 1.50 ECB for my winter spending)

    So here is my single transaction:
    * Buy 1 Pantene gel
    $2.99 – $1.00 (coupon) = $1.99 OOP
    (ECB $1.00)

    * Buy 1 Pantene gel
    $2.99 – $1.00 (coupon) = $1.99 OOP
    (ECB $1.00)

    *Buy 3 stride gum
    ($0.99 each x3) $2.97 -$1.49 (coupon) = $1.48 OOP
    (ECB $0.99)

    *Buy 1 skintimate shaving cream = $3.99 OOP
    (ECB $3.00)

    *Buy 2 Speed Stick Stainguard
    ($3.49 each x2) $6.98 – $1.00 (coupon) = $5.98 OOP
    (ECB $4.00)

    * Buy 1 Colgate Total
    $2.99 – $1.00 (coupon) = $1.99 OOP
    (ECB $2.00)

    *Buy 1 Tampax Pearl 36-40ct =$7.99 OOP
    Get 1 Tampax 18-20 FREE
    (ECB $2.00)

    OOP Total: $25.41
    Pay with $10.99 old ECB
    $ 5.00 printed coupon (save $5 on purchases over $25)
    $1.50 ECB printed (cash back for my winter spending)

    TOTAL: $17.49
    OO PCASH $7.92
    (ECB for future purchases $13.99)

    Thank you so much for helping me get started at “couponing”
    Happy Easter!

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