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 2/23 – 2/29

Scenario #1

Buy (1) Hershey’s, Brookside pouches 5-9.9 oz or Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch 6.3 oz. $3.79

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks

Scenario #2

Buy (1) Select Colgate manual toothbrush, Total or Optic White mouthwash $3.99
Use -$2 Extra Bucks (from scenario #1)

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks

Scenario #3

Buy (1) Crest 3D White 16-16.9 oz, Pro-Health rinse 16.9-33.8 oz or Scope 1 liter $4.99
Use -$2 Extra Bucks (from scenario #2)
and Use -$1 off Crest Mouthwash, 473 mL/16 oz +, limit 2, PG 02/23

Get Back $2 Extra Bucks


Walmart has the Avia Ladies Super Soft Low Cut Socks 6 pack on clearance for $2!!! Check Brick Seek by entering your zip for the nearest Walmart that has the $2 Avia Ladies socks.

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Walmart/Target: FREE Truvia Sweetener 40 ct!!!

The $1.50 Truvia Sweetner 40 ct rebate offer has reset for me several times, it’s an easy rebate that you can get at Walmart or price match the $2.94 price at Target.  Below is what Tammy had to say:

Another great deal at Target:
buy one Truvia 40ct (price match to Walmart’s price of $2.94)
Use $1.50q on
Submit for $1.50IB



CVS: FREE CVS Lip Balm (App Only)!!!

Go to the CVS app and click “Deals & Rewards” and you’ll find the FREE CVS Health or Beauty 360 lip  balm (max $4) digital coupon!!!  The offer expires 2/29.


Plotting and Planning

Since we are going to have a rainy day in San Diego, it will give me time to go through all of the campaign material that has been coming into my mail box on a daily basis.  I am a very important voter because I actually donate a small sum of money to a couple candidates I support.  I get invites to all kinds of political events. Money always talks when you want to be heard.  Obviously, I am not rich but I did read that it only cost about $60 million to buy (contribute) our federal representatives.

If you are participating in the Ibotta rebates then make sure that you check the app to see if the offers have reset so that you can do them again.  For example, the Nature’s Truth Vitamin E Stick offer has reset. You can buy one stick for $1.99 and get back $2 rebate and the purchase will counts towards the Ibotta bonuses. If you live in an area that doesn’t have a lot of couponers, you don’t need to max out an offer, i.e, when a limit is 5. I never max out an offer unless it’s a Money Maker or if you have a large family and it’s something that you want or need.

On Sunday, we will get (1) P&G, (1) Retail Me Not and (1) Smart Source coupon inserts in the newspapers. On Saturdays, go to your local $.99 Store or Dollar Tree to get the Early Edition Sunday newspapers for $1. In Sacramento, the $.99 Stores carries the Early Edition but not the Dollar Tree. In San Diego, the Dollar Tree carries the Early Edition but not the $.99 Store. You have to check your local dollar stores on Saturday to see which stores carry the Early Edition.

Keep in mind that Rite Aid, CVS, and Walmart carry the Early Edition Sunday newspapers which its always cheaper to buy the early edition rather than the real Sunday newspaper. The Saturday paper is cheaper than the Sunday newspapers.

If you didn’t have a chance to stop by CVS to print your coupons at the Coupon Center then go into your CVS account and print or send to card your CVS coupons!

Today is Saturday…enjoy your day! 🙂