CVS $5 Challenge: May 23-29

cvs-5-dollar-challengeWelcome, my fellow CVS fanatics and newbies! It’s Sunday, time for our weekly CVS $5 Challenge. The place to go for simple CVS scenarios with step-by-step instructions.

It is a good week at CVS. 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 MY $5 Scenario for the week of May 23rd:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 2 Old Spice Body Wash @ 4.00 ea.
Buy 1 Old Spice Deodorant @ $2.99
B1G1 Old Spice Body Wash (RP insert 04/18/10)
FREE Old Spice Deodorant wyb Body Wash or Deodorant (P&G insert 5/2/10)

Total After Coupon= $4.00

ECBs earned= $4.00

Transaction #2
Buy 2 Thermacare Heatwraps @ $5.99 ea.
(2) $3.00/1 ThermaCare Printable
Pay with $4.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupons & ECB’s= $1.98

ECBs earned=$5.00

Grand Total OOP= $5.98

Total Value= $22.97 with $5.00 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 Keeping the Kingdom First and add your permalink to the Mr. Linky 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.

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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.


  1. Kelly Alvarez says:

    Hi! Just wondering how you got 2 of the $3off 1 Thermacare coupons, the site would only let me print it one time. Thanks

  2. @Kelly Alvarez, Hi Kelly! If the site only lets you print one, you would have to use a second computer to print another one :)

  3. Fab Steals and Deals says:

    As always, thanks for letting me link up! Using previous ECBs, I spent $3 OOP, got back $16 in ECBs, and saved over $127! I also posted 2 scenarios for newbies so that they spend only $4.48 OOP and leave with $7 ECBs. :)
    .-= Fab Steals and Deals´s last blog ..Another Great Visit to CVS! =-.

  4. I did okay this week, I went a little higher than $5 out of pocket and only have $2 in extra bucks for next week. I got a LOT of stuff though!
    .-= JamieAnne´s last blog ..Sunday coupon inserts….5/23 =-.

  5. Wouldn’t you actually get $8 ECB from buying 2 of the Old Spice Body Wash? The limit is 2. The B1G1 should take off $4 but you should still get back $8 right?
    Anyway… thanks for the linky :)

  6. @Aubrie Williams, I think you’re right. I got $8 in extra bucks, but I also got 2 Gillette and 2 Old Spice. I love B1G1 free coupons!

  7. I received $8 ECB too!!

  8. Needed the ragu so I think I did pretty well, Thanks for the link up
    .-= Bree´s last blog ..CVS run this week $1.30 =-.

  9. Had a ball this week–saved over $68 and spent $.03. Coupon order helped pay for the tax.
    .-= Cheryl at Simply CVS´s last blog ..CVS Shopping Trip #2 for Week of 5/23 ~ Saved $31.00 Spent $1.05 ~ "Earned" $4.95 =-.

  10. @Bree, I stopped by to see your run but it wouldn’t let me leave a comment. I got the Ragu this week, too, and I, too, would be having the shakes if I was down to one jar on the shelf. :-)
    .-= Cheryl at Simply CVS´s last blog ..CVS Shopping Trip #2 for Week of 5/23 ~ Saved $31.00 Spent $1.05 ~ "Earned" $4.95 =-.

  11. I did pretty good. About 6.45 oop and 5 ecbs to roll next week

  12. Caroline says:

    I only have $1 ECB for next time but I spent $4.48 and saved over $40! NatureMade BOGO and coupons helped a lot! Plus I got a raincheck for the Gillette body wash so I’ll have $8 ECB coming to me when I use it.


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