CVS $5 Challenge: September 5 – 11

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.

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Here is MY $5 Scenario for the week of September 5th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 2 Stride Gum @ $0.99 ea.
FREE Stride Shift Gum wyb any Stride Gum (SS insert 05/16/10)

Total After Coupon= $0.99

ECBs earned= $0.99

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Schick Hydro Razor @ $8.97
$5/1 Schick Hydro Razor (SS insert 08/08/10)
Pay with $0.99 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon & ECB’s= $2.98

ECBs earned=$5.00

Grand Total OOP= $3.97

Total Value= $10.95 with $5.00 ECBs remaining.

Keep rolling those ECBs for more savings!

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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.

Comments

  1. Claire at Saving Money Plan says:

    Thanks for this linky as well this week!

  2. This is not a $5.00 challenge – JUST A GOOD DEAL!

    Dove – Spend $15.00 get $5.00 extra bucks

    Dove Body Wash or lotion $6.00

    Dove Shampoo, conditioner, styler, daily moisture replenishment or intensive repair conditon – 2/$6.00

    Dove or Degree Body Mist, Ultimate or Ultra clea deodorant (excludes Dove and Degree Invisable Solids) 2/$7.00

    SCENERIO:

    Buy one Body Wash – $6.00 – $1.00 MFC (Dove website= $5.00
    Buy two Shampoos – 6.00 – $1.50 MFC (Dove website) = $4.50
    Buy two deodorant – 7.00 – $1.50 MFC (Dove website) = 5.50
    19.00 – $4.00 MFC – $5.00 = $10.00 or $2.00 a piece

    Buy one Body Wash – $6.00 – $1.00 MFC (Dove website) = $5.00
    Buy one Shampoo – $3.00 – $1.00 MFC (CVS Reinventing Beauty) = 2.00
    Buy two deodorants $7.00 – $1.50 MFC (Dove website) = 5.50
    $16.00 – $4.50 MFC – $5.00 = $7.50 or $1.87 a piece

    Buy 5 shampoos – $15.00 – 4.00 MFC (2 coupons from Dove & 1 from CVS Reinventing Beauty magazine) = $11.00
    $15.00 – $4.00 MFC – 5.00 = $6.00 or $1.25 a piece

  3. I really appreciate your $5 CVS challenge. I used to go “CVSing” quite a bit, but finances are really tight and sometimes it seems difficult to jump in and get those ECBs to start rolling forward. Your CVS challenge scenarios are just perfect for getting going and sticking to a budget! Thanks for posting them :-)

  4. My $1.12 Out of Pocket Deal at CVS on 09/05/2010:

    CVS has Kellogg’s Cereal for $1.77 a box. When I scanned by CVS Rewards card upon entering the store, I received a coupon $3.00 off of $10.00 on groceries.

    So, I ended up doing the following:

    2 boxes of Fruit Loops = Regular Price $8.58 – $5.04 sale = $3.54 – $1.50 MFC = $2.54 for both

    2 boxes of Rice Krispies = Regular Price – $8.98 – $5.44 sale = $3.54 – $1.00 MFC = $2.00 for both

    2 boxes of Raisin Bran – Regular Price – $8.98 – $5.44 sale = $3.54 – $1.00 MFC = $2.54 for both

    $26.54 – $15.92 (savings from regular shelf price) – $3.50 MFCs -$3.00 (CVS grocery) – $1.00 Extra buck coupon – $2.00 Extra Buck coupon = TOTAL PAID Out of Pocket $1.12

  5. Alyssa Francis says:

    @Tara F, Thanks for your kind words, Tara! That is exactly why I post it each week. Starting small is the best way to get “rolling”. :) Thanks so much for being a loyal reader!

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