CVS $5 Challenge: Week of September 11

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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 11th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 St. Joseph 81 mg. Aspirin @ $2.00
$1.00/1 St. Joseph Aspirin (SS insert 09/11/11)

Total After Coupon= $1.00

ECBs earned= $1.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 SoftSoap Body Wash @ $2.99 ea.
$1.00/1 Softsoap Brand Body Wash or Multi-Bar Pack (SS insert 08/28/11 R)
Pay with $1.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon and ECB’s= $0.99

ECBs earned=$2.00

Transaction #3
Buy 1 CVS Allergy Relief @ $3.69 ea.
Pay with $2.00 ECB’s from above

Total After ECB’s= $1.69

ECBs earned=$3.69

Grand Total OOP= $3.68

Total Value= $8.68 with $3.69 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. Kimberly says

    Hi. I’m from Mississippi and new to couponing. I guess I’m still in my infant stages but I love coming to your site for the $5 challenges. I just wanted to share mine experience at CVS today.
    So this was my list: Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner, Softsoap body wash, Colgate Optic White or Sensitive Pro toothpaste and Garnier Herbashine hair color. I couldn’t find the toothpaste so I revised my plan as I shopped. I didn’t start with any EBCs but it was still a good purchase.

    Transaction #1
    Buy 1 Herbal Essences Hello Hyrdation Shampoo @ 2.99
    use manufacturer’s coupon for $1 off
    =1.99, Earned $1 in EBCs

    Transaction #2
    Buy 1 Herbal Essences Hello Hyrdation conditioner @ 2.99
    use manufacturer’s coupon for $1 off & $1 EBCs from Trans #1
    =0.99, Earned $1 in EBCs

    Transaction #3
    Buy 1 Softsoap body wash @ 2.99
    use printable manufacturer’s coupon for $0.75 off ($1 off didn’t come in my regional circular; that’s too bad because this could have been free) & $1 EBCs from Trans #2
    =1.24, Earned $2 in EBCs

    Transaction #4
    Buy 1 Garnier HerbaShine Hair color @ 4.99
    use manufacturer’s coupon for $2 off (was a peelie on the box!) & $2 in EBCs from Trans #3
    =0.99, No EBCs Earned

    Although I didn’t get any Bucks from the last transaction I had been waiting for the hair color to go on sale so I was more than a little excited to pay $0.99! I’ll be getting another box =)

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