CVS $5 Challenge: Week of July 17

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Welcome, my fellow CVS fanatics and newbies! It’s time for 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 this post.


Here is one $5 Scenario for the week of July 17th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste @ $1.99
- $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel (PG insert 06/05/11 or 07/03/11)

Total After Coupon= $1.24

ECBs earned= $1.00

Transaction #2
Buy 2 Oral-B Indicator Toothbrush @ $1.99 ea.
- $2.00/1 Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage, or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Manual Toothbrushes (PG insert 07/03/11)
Pay with $1.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon and ECB’s= $0.98

ECBs earned=$2.00

Grand Total OOP= $2.22

Total Value= $5.97 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 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. Juanita says

    I love reading the $5 Challenges. My challenge for this week was a score.
    1-Gillette Fusion Power ProGlide Razor $9.99
    1-Proglide Razor $18.29
    Less2-$4 off coupons, $10 ECB, and 35% coupon (this printed after a previous transaction)
    Final O.O.P $5.89
    $2, $4 ECB for next week.

  2. Julie says

    Week of July 17th: 1 pkg Scotts 6 Mega Roll Paper Towel $4.77.
    2 Gain dish detergent $0.98 ea
    1 X-tra Laundry Detergent $1.49 ea
    2 Pantene shampoo 2/$6.97

    Total Inc Tax $16.10
    less $3.00 off $15 (printed out at Kiosk)
    $3.00/2 Pantene coupon
    $1.00 Scotts Paper Towel
    $4.00 ECB’S from previous transactions
    Total Out of Pocket $5.10 + scored $3.00 in ECB for the following week!

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