CVS $5 Challenge: January 30 – February 5

cvs-5-dollar-challengeWelcome to our weekly CVS $5 Challenge! The place to go for simple CVS scenarios with step-by-step instructions.

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 one $5 Scenario for the week of January 30th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy (2) Aussie Stylers @ $2.99 ea.
FREE Styler wyb Aussie/Herbal Essence Item Coupon (PG insert 12/26/10)

Total After Coupon= $2.99

ECBs earned= $2.00

Transaction #2
Buy (2) Planters NUTrition Bars @ $2.50 ea.
(2) $1.00/1 Planters Big Nut or NUTrition Bars Coupon (1/2 SS)
Pay with $2.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupons & ECB’s= $1.00

ECBs earned=$1.00

Grand Total OOP= $3.99

Total Value= $10.98 with $1.00 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 and leave your link 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. I did 2 transactions: I purchased 5 Dove Hair Care used $3.99 ECB (from last week shopping) 5 $1.00 off coupons cash out of pocket was $7.06 and got $5.00 in ECB back total cost…$2.05 AND I purchased 5 Softsoap Body Wash used $5.00 plus 5 $1.00 off coupons cash out of pocket was $6.05 and got $5.00 in ECB back…total cost $1.05

    Shopping Trip
    2.06+1.05= 3.11 final cost


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