CVS $5 Challenge: March 20 – 26

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

It’s a great week 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 each week 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 March 20th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Crest Product @ $3.49
$1.00/1 Crest or Liquid Gel (P&G insert 2/27/11)

Total After Coupon= $2.49

ECBs earned= $2.50

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Allegra Allergy (5 ct) @ $6.99
$2.00/1 Allegra, Allegra-D (SS insert 03/06/11) or Printable
Pay with $2.50 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon & ECB’s = $2.49

ECBs earned=$6.99

Transaction #3
Buy 1 Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport Tampons (36 ct) @ $7.99
$1.00/1 Playtex Printable Coupon (facebook offer)
Pay with $6.99 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon & ECB’s= $0.00

ECBs earned=$3.00

Grand Total OOP= $4.98

Total Value= $18.47 with $3.00 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. Just wondering if your Allegra coupon actually worked at CVS. I notice the coupon was for 30 tablets and the sale was for (I think) 5??? I was going to use it and thought it wouldn’t be accepted.

  2. @Kay, the $2 printable is for 5ct and worked fine for me yesterday.
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  3. I bought the Dawn diswashing liquid on sale for 97cents… 2 bottles. Had 1 coupon for $1.00 off and another for 25 cens off… total price for 2 bottles: 85 cents!!!

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