CVS $5 Challenge: Week of October 9

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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 October 9th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste @ $3.49
$1.00/1 Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste (ALL YOU Sept ’11)

Total After Coupon= $2.49

ECBs earned= $1.50

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Dial Bar Soap @ $1.88
Pay with $1.50 ECB’s from above

Total After ECB’s= $0.38

ECBs earned=$1.00

Transaction #3
Buy 5 Lipton 100% Natural Tea @ $1.00 ea.
(2) $1.00/2 Lipton 100% Natural Iced Tea (SS insert 09/11/11 #2)
Pay with $1.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon and ECB’s= $2.00

ECBs earned=$1.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.87

Total Value= $10.37 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

    This is my first time giving this a try. Here’s my scenario:
    Transaction #1
    Buy 2 Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste (2.7 oz.) or Toothbrush (1ct.), @ $3.49 ea.
    Get $1.50 ECBs (Limit 2)
    $1/1 Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste , exp. 10/31/11 (ALL YOU Sept ’11)
    Total After Coupon= $4.98
    ECBs earned= $3.00

    Transaction #2
    Nature Made Fish Oil (60-250 ct.) or Vitamin D (100-300 ct.), @ $7.99
    Pick 1:
    $1/1 Nature Made Fish Oil printable*
    $1/1 Nature Made Vitamin D printable*
    $1/1 Nature Made Fish Oil, exp. 11/2/11 (SS 10/02/11)
    $1/1 Nature Made Vitamin D, exp. 11/2/11 (SS 10/02/11)
    Pay with $3.00 ECB’s from above
    Total After Coupon and ECB’s= $3.99
    ECBs earned= $4.00

    Transaction #3

    Grand Total OOP= $4.98 American Greetings Cards (excludes boxed cards and papyrus cards)
    Get $3 ECBs wyb 3 (Limit 1)
    Deal Suggestion ~ Buy (3) American Greeting Cards at $0.99
    Pay with $4.00 ECB’s from above and have $1 ECB left over
    Total Value= $17.94 with $1.00 ECBs remaining.

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