CVS $5 Challenge

The challenge is to spend no more than $5 out of pocket at CVS using coupons and EBs (Extra Bucks). Make sure that you have a CVS loyalty card and scan your CVS card at a CVS scanner prior to taking your goodies to the cash register b/c you may save more money! Also, hopefully, you have bought a couple of the Sunday newspaper to get you going. See my previous post for a full preview of the CVS deals.

SS = Smart Source coupon insert in Sunday newspaper
RP = Red Plum coupon insert in Sunday newspaper

Coupon Lingo
Sign up for Ibotta rebates
Sign up for Savingstar rebates
Sign up for Checkout 51 rebates
CVS Survey
CVS Beauty Club
CVS Diabetes Program
CVS Preview 3/24 – 3/30

Scenario #1

Buy (1) Colgate 2in1 4.6 oz, Max 6 oz, Total 3.4 or 4.8 oz $3.49
Use -$2 off Colgate Total Advanced, Optic White, Advanced Whitening or Platinum, Enamel Health, Essentials or Sensitive toothpaste, 3 oz+, SS 03/17

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks

Scenario #2

Buy (2) Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Singles $5.50
Use -$2 Extra Bucks (from scenario #1)

Get Back $2.50 Extra Bucks

Scenario #3

Buy (1) Softsoap or Irish Spring body wash 15-18 oz $3.49
Use -$2.50 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)

Get Back $1.75 Extra Bucks


This is a reminder that today (3/23) is the last day at Rite Aid for the select single serve snacks on sale for $0.77!!!

There is a $1 select Nabisco Multipacks, limit 5, Checkout 51 rebate and if you buy the Nabisco single serve snacks, you can submit your receipt for the rebates to possibly get the snack for free after rebates.  Keep in mind that Checkout 51 is very fickle and just because I got a receipt approved does not mean that your will be approved.

However, I went to the Walmart with special Nabisco Cookie Display and bought the above single serve snacks for $2.45 and my receipt was approved for $5 for the snacks (plus, $0.25 for the chicken) making the snacks a $2.55 Money Maker!


$1 off Mezzetta Olives 8oz+ Coupon

$1 off Mezzetta Olives 8oz+ coupon


I Got a Great Deal on my Inserts

On Thursday, I happened to look on Instagram at the right time because a local San Diego Coupon Fairy posted that she was selling the Smart Source 3/24 and 3/17 for $3 in total for a set of 10 of each inserts.  I could hardly believe that I was seeing such an awesome bargain – (10) SS 3/24 and (10) SS 3/17 for $3.  The best part was that she was less than a 10 minute drive from my home.  A Coupon Fairy is someone that sells coupons.  You can use the hashtag #couponfairy on Instagram. To find couponers specific to your local area on Instagram, you can hashtag with your zip code, i.e., #619couponing.

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Plotting and Planning

I am out of town and I’ll be back sometime on Monday, however, I have scheduled light postings.

On Sunday, we will only be getting one coupon insert in the newspapers and that will be the Smart Source.

I can definitely say that I will not be shopping at the drugstores on Sunday but I did bring my coupons with me just in case.

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