CVS $5 Challenge – week of 9/13

The goal of this CVS challenge is to come up with up to 3 scenarios where the total spent out of pocket is $5, while still growing your ECB’s. I’m going to assume that you start out with zero ECB’s to start with, or it makes it too difficult for others to follow. If you do have ECB’s to start, you can reduce your OOP to almost zero.

For more information on the abbreviations used in this post, please see my Coupons 101 article. For more information about shopping at CVS, visit my CVS 101 article.  For additional scenarios, please visit Deal Seeking Mom and Money Saving Mom.

Transaction #1

Buy Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste 4 oz $2.99
Use $1.00 QP from 9/13 S

Total after Coupons: $1.99
ECB’s Earned: $2.00

Transaction #2

Buy Listerine Total Care 16.9 oz $3.99
Use $2.00 QP or from 3/15 S or 4/26 RP
Use $2.00 ECB’s from previous transaction
(you may need a small filler item if your CVS won’t adjust down the ECB’s)

Total after Coupons: $0.00
ECB’s Earned: $2.00

Total OOP: $1.99
ECB’s Left: $2.00

Other Good Deals

Dyna Pep energy micro-shot 2 pk $4.99 (limit2)
Get $4.99 ECB’s
Total after ECB’s: FREE

For more CVS deals, check out this post.

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  1. Looks like the Listerine coupon has been disabled :(

  2. Thanks for letting me know…I’ll take it off the Listerine scenario. If you still have old inserts, you could still do the deal with either of the 2 SS coupons.

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