CVS $5 Challenge: August 1-7

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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 was a bit challenging to stay under $5 this week. Can you do it?

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 August 1st:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste @ $2.99
$0.75/1 Colgate printable
Pay with $1.00 ECB from above

Total after coupon & ECB= $1.24

ECBs earned= $2.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport @ $6.99
$1.00/1 Playtex Product printable here or here
Pay with $2.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupons & ECB’s= $3.99

ECBs earned=$3.00

Grand Total OOP= $5.23

Total Value= $9.98 with $3.00 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. Bree says

    TY for the link up don’t mind the mess on the site, just changing domains.
    .-= Bree´s last blog ..8-1 CVS trip =-.

  2. Amy says

    I am new to his site and couponing. But, I am already hooked! I found your blog one week ago, today. I took you up on your $5 challenge and I think that I did pretty good considering that I am new. Here goes:
    -Head & Shoulders on sale for $4.99
    *Coupon for B1G1-regular price was $5.99. When this coupon was scanned it gave me $5.99 off the purchase.
    ***Total OOP was $4.25 *****Received $2 EB
    -(2) Excedrin Migraine Gel tabs on sale for $1.99
    *Used (2) $1.00 off coupons
    -(2) Sobe Lifewater on sale for B1G1
    *Used B1G1 coupon
    ***Used $2 EB from transaction above
    ****Total OOP was $0.11
    So, I spent $4.36 and got two bottles of shampoo, two bottles of Sobe lifewater, and two bottles of Excedrin Migraine. How’d I do? Thanks and I enjoy yor blog. I have adopted your motto as my own and put a copy in my Bible. Thanks for the inspiration! Be Blessed! :)

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