CVS $5 Challenge: Week of June 5

Welcome, my fellow CVS fanatics and newbies! It’s time for 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 June 5th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Excedrin 8-count @ $0.99

Total= $0.99

ECBs earned= $0.99

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse @ $4.50
$2.00/1 Crest Rinse (PG insert 06/05/11)
Pay with $0.99 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon and ECB’s= $1.51

ECBs earned= $2.50

Transaction #3
Buy 1 Oral B Pulsar Toothbrush @ $6.00
$3.00/1 Oral-B Adult or Kids Battery Toothbrush (PG insert 06/05/11)
Pay with $2.50 ECB’s from above

Total After Coupon and ECB’s= $0.50

ECBs earned=$3.00

Grand Total OOP= $3.00

Total Value= $11.49 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. Thank you for the link!
    Anne´s last blog post ..1 off Wheaties or Wheaties Fuel coupon

  2. Elisabeth says:

    Hello, I was inspired by your blog and your challenge to begin couponing this week for the first time. This is what I did at CVS:

    Colgate toothpaste $2.49
    $1/1 colgate toothpaste 6/5
    -$1.49 +$2ECB

    Colgate toothpaste $2.49
    $.75/1 colgate toothpaste 6/5
    -$1.74 paid with $2ECB above +$2ECB

    Crest Pro Health Rinse 1L $4.50
    $2/1 Crest Rinse 6/5
    -$2.50 paid $.50 after $2ECB above +$2.50ECB

    I was so bummed that my CVS was sold out of the Excedrin 8ct so I couldn’t add two of those to my free bees, and then I lost one of my Crest Rinse coupons somewhere in the store! (I was shopping with a two year old.)

    All told I spent $2.24 with the tax on each item but left the store with a $2.50ECB to start with next week. I can’t wait!

  3. Thanks for the link. Sorry, I once again messed up while posting. I can’t seem to delete the incorrect link.

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