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 11/21– 11/27

Scenario #1 (11/25 – 11/27)

Buy (1) CVS Health ultra-soft baby cleansing wipes 20 ct $0.99

Get Back $0.99 Extra Bucks

Scenario #2 (11/25 – 11/27)

Buy (1) CVS Health pantiliners 20 ct $1.19
Use -$0.99 Extra Bucks from scenario #1

Get Back $1.19 Extra Bucks

Scenario #3

Buy (1) CVS Health acetaminophen caplets 24 ct. $4.99
Use -$1.19 Extra Bucks from scenario #2

Get Back $4.99 Extra Bucks

{ 5 comments }

  • Nick November 21, 2021, 14:44

    It’s not a huge out of pocket to just buy all 3 in one order and collect $7.17 in ExtraCare which would be relatively easy to use. But the way you display the 3 items is perfect if you only want to be “stuck” with $4.99 to use later.

    AND WHERE ARE OUR FREE BATTERIES THIS YEAR??? 😡

    • jessica white November 22, 2021, 16:04

      As I remember we did not have free batteries last year already.

      • Ms. B. November 23, 2021, 07:22

        Correct. This sounds like a wonderful blog post! 🙂

  • Growly November 25, 2021, 10:51

    Got the toothpaste and everything above (except the liners), as well as $1 worth of Japanese Style peanuts.

    Used $7 ECB from CVS surveys, paid $0.38 ta

    • Growly November 25, 2021, 10:52

      (Hit Submit a little too early)

      tax, got $5.98 ECB back. 🤑