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 10/18 – 10/24

Scenario #1

Buy (1) Scope 1 liter $4.79
Use -$1 off digital coupon

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks

Scenario #2

Buy (2) L’Oreal Elvive shampoo, conditioner 12.6 oz or Purple 5.1-6.7 oz. $8
Use -$2 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)
and Use -$3/2 L’Oreal Elvive haircare or Advanced Hairstyle products, excl any 1 oz, shampoo and conditioner 3 oz, or twin or value packs, limit 1, RMN 10/18

Get Back $3 Extra Bucks

Scenario #3

Buy (1) U by Kotex pads 26-56 ct. or tampons 32-36 ct. $7.49
Use -$3 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)
and Use -$1 off U by Kotex pads or liners, excl trial and liners 14-22 ct, SS 10/11
or $1 off U by Kotex tampons, excl trial, SS 10/11

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks

Submit for $2 Ibotta rebate


  • Nick October 18, 2020, 09:33

    Since CVS starts their ad week on Sundays it is a good idea to see what offers are in your account and strategize. Today I saw a new $1 ExtraCare coupon sitting there and I hadn’t done anything. What is up with all these mystery rewards ($1, $2…) which are popping up randomly?!!! Of course we’ll take ‘em. But do get in the habit of checking your account often. The $1 for me has a short fuse (expires end of this week) so use it or lose it.

    • Ms. B. October 18, 2020, 09:59

      Nick, I saw the $1 ECB, this morning, and it can be easy to miss. Only my account got the the $1, the other account got nothing but I will spend it! 🙂

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