CVS $5 Challenge: June 27 – July 3

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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 an okay 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.

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. Curious how to do multiple transactions at CVS? Read this post.


Here is MY $5 Scenario for the week of June 27th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 BenGay Cream, Gel or Pads @ $5.99
$2.00/1 Bengay Product (RP insert 05/16/10)

Total After Coupon= $3.99

ECBs earned= $2.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Tums (60-150 ct.) @ $3.79
$1.25/1 Tums Value Size (RP insert 06/27/10)
Pay with $2.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupons & ECB’s= $0.54

ECBs earned=$1.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.53

Total Value= $9.78 with $1.00 ECB 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. Mary says

    I have a CVS question.. Not sure if this is the right spot for it and I apologize if it’s not. Since the Stayfree pads are BOGO free and there is a coupon in Redplum for BOGO free, if you combine the coupon w/ the sale does that mean 2 free packages of pads?

  2. Karen says

    I bought 4 of the Scrubbing Bubbles Gel packs ($10), used 2 B1G1 coupons (now down to $5) paid with a $5 ECB from last week and rec’d $5 ECB’s back. Lovely deal!

  3. jaime says

    Today’s CVS Purchaes:
    Transaction #1:
    2 Schick 3 Blade Hydro 8.99 each (used 2 $5/1)
    Edge Shave Gel 2.99 (used $.75/1)
    Used $10 Ecb from last week
    total: $.24 OPP
    will submit for $8.99 mail in rebate from Schick
    Transaction #2
    4 Aveeno Hair Care products $25.96 (used 4 $1.5/1)
    1 betty crocker warm delights .88 (used .75/1)
    Used $10 Ecb from first transaction
    OPP $10.72
    will submit to Aveeno fro $10 rebate when you spend $25
    It was a great day at CVS

  4. Caroline says

    I got two packs of pretzel M&Ms today, used BOGO coupon from 6/27 RP to get them both for $.02! Plus $1 ECB printed off b/c I used my green bag tag!

  5. Bree says

    Did really good today with the ecb and rebate for aveeno today and I’ve been wanting to try this stuff anyway! comes out to 6.47 rebate money maker and 10.00 ecb!
    .-= Bree´s last blog ..Paid 311 and have a 1000 rebate- =-.

  6. says

    I was a little over $5 out of pocket, but I’ve got a rebate to mail in which will mean that I’ll be paid to shop after I receive the rebate. Woot!
    .-= JamieAnne´s last blog ..5 CVS challenge =-.

  7. says

    I really want to do this one week, but my RP insert doesn’t have the coupons you mentioned and I’m out of ink right now so can’t print from the site. One week I’m going to sit down with my coupons, my list, my computer and have an awesome $5 week at CVS and Walgreens. Planning is the first step, right? :-)
    .-= Petula´s last blog ..Gotcha- =-.

  8. Kristi says

    Didn’t get any ECB back, but got a great deal:
    2 Pantene Products at 50% off (2.50 each) used #2 off CVS coupon and $ 1 off 2 coupon
    3 BC Warm Delights (88 cents each) used 3 – 75 cents off 1 coupons
    4 BC Brownie mixes (88 cents each) used 2 – 75cents off 2 coupons
    Came in just under $5 with a savings of over $22.

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