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 12/19– 12/25

Scenario #1

Buy (2) Select Colgate Optic White, Total, Max or 2in1 toothpaste $7.98
Use -$7/2 Β Select Colgate Optic White, Total, Max or 2in1 toothpaste digital coupon

Final Price: $0.98/2!!! (thanks, Growly!)

Scenario #2

Buy (1) Select L.A. COLORS or wet n wild gift sets $4.99

Get Back $4 Extra Bucks

Scenario #3

Buy (2) Dove shampoo or conditioner 12 oz $8
Use -$4 Extra Bucks from scenario #2

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks



  • Nick December 18, 2021, 22:48

    I checked on the app and both the L A Colors and the Wet and Wild $4.99 items can be purchased using the $5 beauty text which, in essence, gives you that item plus $4 in ExtraBucks for less than a dollar. πŸ’΅

    • Ms. B. December 19, 2021, 07:37

      Thanks, Nick! πŸ™‚