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.
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Buy Crest with Scope Outlast toothpaste 5.8oz $3.49
Buy Mom’s Best Naturals quick oats $1.00
Use $0.75 Crest QP from 8/30 PG
Use $0.75 Mom’s Best Naturals printable QP
Total after Coupons: $2.99
ECB’s Earned: $2.50
Buy Schick Slim Triple ST3 disposable razors for delicate skin 8ct. $6.99
Use $3.00 QP from 8/16 S
Use $2.50 ECB’s from previous transaction
Total after Coupons: $1.49
ECB’s Earned: $4.00
Total OOP: $4.48
ECB’s Left: $4.00
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