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 Checkout 51 rebates
CVS Survey
CVS Beauty Club
How to Reprint Your Lost ECBs
CVS 98% Rule
CVS Preview 6/6– 6/12

Scenario #1

Buy (1) Select Colgate Optic White, Total, Max or 2in1 toothpaste $3.49
Use -$.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids manual toothbrush, excl Extra Clean, Classic Clean or Plus, limit 2, SS 06/06

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks

Scenario #2

Buy (2) Hershey’s Kisses or miniatures 7.2-15 oz. $6
Use -$2 Extra Bucks (from scenario #1)

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks

Scenario #3

Buy (2) Irish Spring body wash 15-18 oz or Softsoap body wash 20 oz. $7.98
Use -$2 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)
and Use -$2/2 Irish Spring Body Wash and Bar 6ct, printing at CVS Coupon Center

Get Back $3 Extra Bucks


  • Nick June 5, 2021, 14:31

    I just got a great deal on Gillette clinical deodorant for men (very handy during the hot summer, plus wifey does NOT tolerate a stinky manservant). They’re BOGO 50% off. See if you have the $3 off $10 deod along with a $5/3 Gillette. I bought 4, got $10 EB for spending $30 (though $8 less) plus 3x $2 Ibotta. Notice that I did not get a 4th Ibotta $2 (since limit was 3) but it was more important to buy the 4th item since it became one that’s 50% off and also brought the total (before digitals) up to $30.

    • Ms. B. June 5, 2021, 19:45

      Thanks, Nick! I’ll post this deal quickly and run over to CVS! 🙂