CVS $5 Challenge: June 20-26

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, so grab your 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 20th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 PowerBar Pure & Simple @ $0.99

Total= $0.99

ECBs earned= $0.99

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste @ $2.99
$1.00/1 Select Colgate Toothpastes Coupon (SS 06/06/10)
Pay with $0.99 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupons & ECB’s= $1.00

ECBs earned=$2.00

Transaction #3
Buy 2 Pantene Pro-V Shampoo or Conditioner @ $3.48 ea.
(2) $1.00/1 Pantene Product Coupon (Parade 05/23/10)
Pay with $2.00 ECB’s from above

Total after Coupon & ECB’s= $2.97

Grand Total OOP= $4.96

Total Value= $10.95 with $2.00 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. Jess @ This Frugal Life says:

    Thanks so much for the linky, Alyssa!

  2. It was a great morning at CVS today! I had a $10 ECB from last week so that made a great start!

    Purchased 4 Olay Total Effects @ $7 each
    + 2 Cvs 9 volt batteries @ $4.29 (on sale bogo)
    Paid with
    4 $4 Olay coupons
    $5 off $25 CVS email coupon
    $2 CVS ECB received when I didn’t qualify for a survey
    $10 ECB from last week
    oop $2.17 – all tax received $7 ECB

    2 Colgate total advanced toothpaste @ $2.77 ea
    1 CVS ibuprfn 50 ct @ 3.99
    Paid with
    2 $1 Colgate coupons
    $7 ECB from #1
    oop $1.44 (.91 of that is taxes) received in ecbs = $2 + $2 + $3

    2 Airwick i-motions @ $4.99 ea
    1 Gillette Pro Fusion Razor @ $9.97
    1 package of gum @ $1.29
    Paid with
    1 $2 ECB received when my husband didn’t qualify for a survey (I signed us both us!)
    1 $4 Gillette Coupon
    2 $4 Airwick coupons
    1 $3 ECB from #2
    1 $4 ECB from #2
    OOP $1.95 (1.71 of that is tax) received $5 ECB to use next week!

    paid $5.56
    $61.77 price on sale – savings of $56.21!
    $88.76 regular price with no sale – savings of $83.20!

    Yippee!!! Love CVS….Walgreens – not so much! Too much of a hassle.

  3. your post says May 16

  4. whaoo! 4.00 off 20 is printing at the kiosk thing this week as a general coupon good for three days only!
    .-= Bree´s last blog ..Giant food store $9.09 =-.

  5. Not a whole heck of a lot this week hope next week will be good on Sunday to use that 4.00 off 20.00 that printed
    .-= Bree´s last blog ..Trip today June 26th =-.

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