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 8/18 – 8/24

Scenario #1

Buy (1) Colgate Optic White 4.2 oz, 2in1 4.6 oz, Max 6 oz, Total 3.4 or 4.8 oz. $3.49
Use -$.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 3 oz+, SS 08/18

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks

Scenario #2

Buy (1) Crest Scope 1 liter $4.79
Use -$2 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)
and Use -$1 off Crest Mouthwash, 473 mL, 16 oz+ digital coupon

Get Back $3 Extra Bucks

Scenario #3

Buy (2) Herbal Essences bio:renew hair care $8
Use -$3 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)
and Use -$4 off 2 Herbal Essences hair care digital coupon

Get Back $6 Extra Bucks


  • Nick August 18, 2019, 11:57

    This website regularly provides numerous opportunities to purchase mouthwash and toothpaste at little or no cost. Anyone paying full price for these items isn’t trying! 🦷

    • Ms. B. August 18, 2019, 12:52

      There is absolutely no reason to pay for toothpaste, mouthwash or toothbrushes and they are excellent items to share with friends and family when we have too much of it.