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 Savingstar Rebates!
CVS Survey
CVS Beauty Club
CVS Diabetes Program
CVS Preview 3/25– 3/31

Scenario #1

Buy (1) Colgate Max 6oz, Optic white 4.2oz, Total 4-6oz, 2in1 4.6oz $3.50
Use -$2.50 off Colgate toothpaste (from Coupon Center)
and Use -$1 off Colgate toothpaste SS 3/25


Scenario #2

Buy (2) Covergirl brow and eye pencils 2 ct $9.38
Use -$6 off 2 COVERGIRL Products coupon

Get Back $5 Extra Bucks

Scenario #3

Buy (2) Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick $5
Use -$5 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks


Today only (3/24), Ralphs has the Seattle’s Best grounds or k-cups coffee on sale for $2.99 with digital coupon.  You can get up to five (5) of the Seattle’s Best in a single transaction and get the $2.99 price.

Plus, there a $2 Seattle’s Best Coffee any variety, limit 1, cannot use this offer with any other print or in-app coupon or rebate, Checkout 51 rebate, limit 5.

Also, if you activated the $2 Seattle’s Best Coffee Savingstar rebate (no longer available), it’s possible to get the coffee for totally free after rebates and sale price.

I don’t know if you will be able to get the Checkout 51 rebate after the $2.99 promotion, all you can do submit for the rebate and see what happens.


B1G1 FREE Campbell’s Chunky Maxx soup coupon


A reader, Jill, let us know that the Fiber One and Nature Valley bars 5-6 ct  and the General Mills Cereal 8.9-13 oz.  are on sale for $1.49 when you buy 3 to get the $1.49 price for the promotion.

Jill highly recommends the Fiber One Cookie Bites Crunchy Lemon which is part of the promotion and there is a $1/2 Fiber One Savingstar rebate that is still available for you to activate (must sign up and activate rebate)!!!


Buy 2 Fiber One Cookie Bites Crunchy Lemon $2.98
Buy 1 General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch Blasted Shreds cereal 8.9-13 oz $1.49

Total = $4.47

Use -$1 off 2 Fiber One digital coupon
Use -$1 off General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch Blasted Shreds or Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds cereal, SS 03/25

Total after coupon used = $2.47

Submit for $1 Savingstar rebate

Final Price: $1.47 or $0.49 each!!!

Thanks, Jill!


Plotting and Planning

Wow, the temperature high will only be 62 degrees in San Diego today which means it will be a great day to make a nice pot of spaghetti or chili.  For some reason, the Ibotta app was acting up, this morning, and you know that I do not have time that so I went in and requested my money for withdrawal.  I’ve got allot errands to run today and I’d rather start over with Ibotta for the month then risk my monies!

Anyways, on Sunday, we will be getting (1) Smart Source and (1) Red Plum coupon insert.

Make sure to stop by Ralphs today because I saw on Instagram that the “picnic pack” of Foster Farms chicken is super cheap!

I will probably will go to CVS and Rite Aid on Sunday.  I will need to see how many trash bags that I have in my stockpile before I buy any at Rite Aid.