CVS $5 Challenge: June 13 – 19

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 an easy week for newbies 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 June 13th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste @ $3.99
$1.00/1 Colgate Pro-Clinical Toothpaste (SS insert 06/13/10)

Total After Coupon= $2.99

ECBs earned= $2.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Schick Hydro 3 or Hydro 5 Razor or Cartridge @ $8.97
$5.00/1 Schick Hydro Razor (SS insert 05/09/10)
Pay with $2.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupons & ECB’s= $1.97

ECBs earned=$4.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.96

Total Value= $12.96 with $4.00 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. my schick coupon expired 6/12 :(

  2. I really really love the way you explain these scenarios! I am more concerned with the OOP due to an extremely tight budget and most blogs that I read don’t concentrate on that part of it. This is just what I needed. Thanks so much!

  3. Kristen says:

    My favorite deal this week was the Gillette Bodywashes. You can buy one for $4 and get $4 in ECB back. (Limit 2)

    I had a BOGO coupon for these, so I got paid $4 OOP and got $8 back in ECBs.

    My second transaction was:

    2 crest prohealth mouthwashes- 2/$6
    -a BOGO coupon $3.00
    = $3.00

    2 glide floss- 2/$6
    -(2) $ .75 off coupons

    Pampers wipes $2.99
    -$2.00 off coupon

    1 gallon of Skim Milk $3.39

    2 bottles of Palmolive -$1.00 each
    -(2) $.25 off coupons

    Pre Coupon Total: $20.38
    -$4/20 CVS coupon
    -$6.00 manufacturers coupons
    -$8.00 ECBs from Gillette Bodywash Transaction

    Total OOP $1.38

    I went .38 over the $5 budget… but you cant beat $38.79 in stuff for $5.38

  4. For the person who said the Schick coupon had expired, there was a new one on the Sunday SmartSource insert :)

  5. @Ana, Thanks! :) I saw that and used it tonight

  6. I just love this challenge. And I agree with Kate O. The way you explain it is wonderful.

  7. Ditto what Aubrie and Dee said! I love your site Alyssa – it’s what got me into my love affair with CVS to begin with :) Thanks to your site, I have a ton of bodywash, toothpaste, deodorant, and shampoo virtually free! On occasion, I go “off scenario” to buy things like greeting cards or medicines we need, but this has been such a money saver!

    Thank you, thank you!

  8. Love shopping at CVS when my extra bucks are more after shopping than before, like with the 5/15 I had and with the body wash $4 mm even getting the Cheerios I still came out ahead.
    .-= Cheryl at Simply CVS´s last blog ..CVS Cosmetic Clearance 50% to 75% =-.

  9. FYI: there is a mail-in rebate form for the Schick Hydro razor at for up to 10.99, making the razor a money maker this week from CVS! Yay!!!!

  10. Sorry..the link is actually

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