CVS $5 Challenge: August 29 – September 4

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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 a good 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 FAQ’s.


Here is MY $5 Scenario for the week of August 29th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Glide Floss @ $3.97
$1.00/1 Glide Floss (P&G insert 8/29/10)

Total After Coupon= $2.97

ECBs earned= $2.50

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Purex Ultra Concentrate @ $3.99 ea.
$0.35/1 Purex Ultra Concentrate Detergent (RP insert 8/15/10)
Pay with $2.50 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon & ECB’s= $1.14

ECBs earned=$2.00

Transaction #3
Buy 1 Downy @ $3.99 ea.
$1.50/1 Downy Ultra Fabric Softener (SS insert 08/22/10)
Pay with $2.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon & ECB’s= $0.49

ECBs earned=$1.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.60

Total Value= $11.95 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. Joyce says

    I love this! I’m not to where I am making the scenarios,yet….but I love seeing what you all do! I am very stocked up on almost everything since I’ve been couponing since last Nov. This keeps extra around, but helps me keep the budget low! Great job!

  2. Diane says

    Ok, I need some suggestions on how to use what I have at CVS. I’ll be coming in with a $25 gift card from a transferred Rx, a $5 off $30 purchase coupon, plus $11.99 in ECB.
    Now here is my problem, I’m single with no kids so many times the men’s and baby items won’t work for me. At the same time I want to maximize my efforts as much as possible. What would you suggest for this week?

  3. Jill Soulsby says

    Miracle Whip is presently on sale 2 for $3.00 at CVS Pharmacy! If you “like” their Facebook page, you can print 2 – $1.00 (while first one is printing click on the back arrow of your internet browser to print a second one). With the coupon(s) on their Facebook page, you can get one for 50 cents or 2 for $1.00!

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