CVS $5 Challenge: Week of September 4

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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 September 4th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Carefree Body Shape Pantiliners @ $1.00
$0.50/1 Carefree Product (SS insert 08/21/11)

Total After Coupon= $0.50

ECBs earned= $1.00

Transaction #2
Buy 2 Hershey’s Air Delight Bars @ $0.99 ea.
Buy 1 Calibur 2-Pocket Folder $0.20 (filler)
FREE Hershey’s Air Delight Aerated Milk Chocolate Bar wyb Milk Chocolate Bar (SS insert 08/28/11)
Pay with $1.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon and ECB’s= $0.19

ECBs earned=$0.99

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste @ $3.49 ea.
$1.00/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste (SS insert 08/28/11)
Pay with $0.99 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon and ECB’s= $1.50

ECBs earned=$1.50

Grand Total OOP= $2.19

Total Value= $6.67 with $1.50 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. Jaunce says

    Hello, What happen to the other Scenario for September 4? I really enjoy reading and learning from them. Sometimes I can’t do them because the coupons are not in our papaer.

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