CVS $5 Challenge: October 17 – 23


Welcome, 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 slow week at CVS, but 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 October 17:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Colgate Toothbrush Value Pack (3 ct.) @ $2.99

Total= $2.99

ECBs earned= $2.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Schick Hydro Razor @ $8.99
$4.00/1 Schick Hydro Razor Coupon (SS insert 10/03/10)
Pay with $2.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon & ECB’s= $2.99

ECBs earned=$5.00

Grand Total OOP= $5.98

Total Value= $13.98 with $5.00 ECBs remaining.

Keep rolling those ECBs for more savings!

As a bonus, make sure you enter your Extracare Card Number and your email address to get a coupon for a FREE CVS Brand Hand Sanitizer Pen! Coupon is valid through 10/22/10.


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. Thanks for the challenge and linky. Slow weeks ahead.
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  2. denise, coupons for your family says:

    Thank you for the link up opportunity!!
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  3. Just wanted to let you know there is a $1/1 any Colgate Manual Toothbrush on that could work on this transaction. Thanks!

  4. Alyssa Francis says:

    @Emily, Thanks so much for the heads up, Emily!

  5. Thanks bunches!


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