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
How to Reprint Your Lost ECBs
CVS 98% Rule
CVS Preview 12/15– 12/22

Scenario #1

Buy (2) Irish Spring bar 3 pk. $5

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks

Scenario #2

Buy (1) Crest Scope 1 liter $4.7
Use -$2 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)
and Use -$1 off Crest Scope digital coupon

Get Back $4 Extra Bucks

Scenario #3

Buy (2) L’Oreal Elvive shampoo or conditioner 12.6 oz. $8
Use -$3 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)

Get Back $4 Extra Bucks


  • Margie December 14, 2019, 13:39

    So do you have to buy 2 Oral B or just one?????

    • Ms. B. December 14, 2019, 13:47

      Margie, it’s Buy (1) Oral-B Replacement Head 3 ct. I’ve updated the post.

      • Diana December 15, 2019, 20:36

        We should buy 2 I guess. The ad states $4 ECB on 2 for next purchase.

        • Ms. B. December 16, 2019, 07:46

          Diana, I misread the ad, I’ll be removing from the challenge. Thanks for letting me know.