CVS $5 Challenge: October 3 – 9

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.

There are lots of freebies at CVS this week! 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 October 3rd:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Revlon Nail Polish @ $3.99
$1.00/1 Revlon Color Cosmetic Product (SS insert 09/12/10)

Total After Coupon= $2.99

ECBs earned= $3.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Schick Hydro Razor @ $8.97
$4.00/1 Schick Hydro Razor 5 (SS insert 10/03/10)
Pay with $3.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon & ECBs= $1.97

ECBs earned=$5.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.96

Total Value= $12.96 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 leave your link below.

Please link directly to your scenarios. 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. website of mine still in progress, but I did complete the Walgreen $5 challenge today and rolled my extra care bucks. I used to do it differently, but I love the idea of only $5 out of pocket each week. Thanks for the great tips!

  2. Well, after I posted my scenario, I realized that it’s EXACTLY the same as yours! Whoops! I guess great minds think alike :)
    Coupon Cohort´s last blog post ..CVS October 3-9

  3. I’ve gotten a couple of $5 off Halloween from the red machine
    able to use on candy
    2 transactions of ( 2) 2.50 bags of candy
    $10 free candy, get back $3ECB

    If you get candy with MQs, I suppose you could get some other Halloween item too – like .99 lighted up necklaces or pack of pencils.

  4. hello

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