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 1/20– 1/26

Scenario #1

Buy (2) Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick deodorant $6
Use -$1 off any Deodorant CVS coupon (check your CVS account)
and Use -$2.99 off B1G1 Speed Stick men’s or lady 2.3 oz+ deodorant, up to $2.99, SS 01/20

Get Back $3 Extra Bucks

Scenario #2

Buy (1) Arnicare foot care $7.99
Use -$3 Extra Bucks (from scenario #1)
and Use -$3 off Boiron Arnicare gel 2.4oz, Arnicare cream 2.5oz, Arnicare arthritis , Arnicare bruise 1.3oz or Arniecare foot care 4.2oz, RMN 01/20

Get Back $3 Extra Bucks

Submit for $3 Ibotta rebate

Scenario #3

Buy (2) L’Oreal Elvive 12.6oz or treatments $8
Use -$3 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)
and Use -$4/2 L’Oreal Elvive haircare or Advanced Hairstyle items, excl 1 oz treatment and trial size, limit (1) like coupon, RMN 01/20

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks


  • Denise January 19, 2019, 18:06

    I think awhile back you might have said something about loading your CVS coupons on the CVS app.Saturday night and Sunday morning. Is this the best time to load them or does it matter? I know if you wait till Saturday you have a longer expiration date.

    • Ms. B. January 19, 2019, 19:09

      Denise, yes, you can push the expiration 6 days by printing or adding the CVS coupons on Saturdays. However, I always check my CVS account after 9 pm PST to see the new CVS coupons that they have added to my account and I’ll load whatever coupons I think that I may use on Sunday. I also check my CVS account one more time on Sunday morning because invariably they will add another one or two more CVS coupons to my account. For example, today, I went into my CVS account and I noticed that sometime during the week, they had added a $2 off any Vitamins CVS coupon.

      • Denise January 20, 2019, 08:22

        Thanks for the info. I really enjoy your blog!

        • Ms. B. January 20, 2019, 12:05

          Denise, thank you! 🙂