CVS $5 Challenge: February 13 – 19

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

It is a great week at CVS, with lots of freebies! 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 February 13th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Listerine Zero Mouthwash @ $3.99
$2.00/1 Listerine Zero Mouthwash (RP insert 09/19/10)

Total After Coupon= $1.99

ECBs earned= $2.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste @ $3.79
$1.00/1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (ALL YOU Feb ’11)
Pay with $2.00 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon & ECB’s= $0.79

ECBs earned=$3.79

Grand Total OOP= $2.78

Total Value= $7.78 with $3.79 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 permalink 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 meant to enter the Walgreens info under Walgreens! Sorry for the confusion! The first post can be deleted!
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  2. Just left my $5 CVS challenge link for the week of 2/20/11!
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