CVS $5 Challenge: January 23 – 29

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cvs-5-dollar-challengeWelcome to our weekly CVS $5 Challenge! The place to go for simple CVS scenarios with step-by-step instructions.

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 one $5 Scenario for the week of January 23rd:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy (1) Crest Pro-Health Rinse @ $3.99

Total= $3.99

ECBs earned= $3.99

Transaction #2
Buy (1) Visine A Product @ $5.49
Buy (1) Carmex Lip Balm @ $0.99 (filler)
$2.00/1 Visine A Printable Coupon
$0.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm Coupon (SS insert 11/07/10)
Pay with $3.99 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon & ECB’s= $0.19

ECBs earned=$1.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.18

Total Value= $10.47 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 and leave your link 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. says

    Okay, this is intriguing. I don’t think there’s a CVS pharmacy near me…but I”ll have to look on-line. Now there is a Walgreens :) :) I’ll be curious to see what fabulous deals you all come out of the store with :) :) Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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