CVS $5 Challenge: July 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 an easy week for newbies 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 July 4th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Bausch & Lomb BioTrue Multi-Purpose Solution @ $2.99

Total = $2.99

ECBs earned= $2.99

Transaction #2
Buy (3) Post Cereals @ 3/$10.00
Use (3) $2.00/1 Post Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat or Grape Nuts Cereal printable
Pay with $2.99 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupons & ECB’s= $1.01

ECBs earned=$5.00

Transaction #3
Buy 1 Hefty Trash Bags @ $6.99
$1.00/1 Hefty Coupon via Facebook
Pay with $5.00 ECB’s from above

Total after Coupon & ECB’s= $0.99

ECBs earned= $2.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.99

Total Value= $19.98 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. Carmine says

    I went to CVS today. I had $10 in ECB from last week plus a $.50 ECB that printed at the coupon printer in the store. Also had a $4 off $20 coupon from an email to use. Here’s what I did.

    1 Duracell 9 volt $2.99
    1 Venus Embrace razor $9.97
    1 Biotrue multipurpose $2.99
    6 Sobe Lifewater $1.79 and B1G1 store deal +$.30 in bottle deposits.
    1 Clorox small size(wife needed it) $1.59

    Total before coupons: $23.21
    Coupons used: $4 off $20, $10 ECB from last week, $.50 ECB from coupon printer, (3) Sobe B1G1 coupons, $1 duracell and $2 venus coupons. (Total coupons $22.87)

    Total OOP: $.34 + sales tax came to $.54!!!!!!

    I also received $8.99 in ECB to use next week.

  2. Bree says

    56.44 worth of stuff for 3.81! got 6.00 ecb to roll for next week
    .-= Bree´s last blog ..July 4th CVS trip =-.

  3. Rebecca Bowen says

    I didn’t buy a lot this week, but got really good deals.

    Bounty 8 roll
    -$2 CVS coupon
    -$1 manufacture coupon
    -$1 manufacture coupon

    Came to $3.00 plus I got $1ECB for next week.

  4. jackie says

    My OOP was pretty high this week because I needed a few things, but had no ECBs. Hopefully I can join in next week.

    Great scenarios!!

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