$20 Challenge for Beginners

This challenge is for those of you who would like to learn how to coupon this week with minimal coupons required. I do not expect you to have store coupons or any previous insert coupons so for that reason I will not mention that until the end of the challenge for those of you who started weeks ago.
As a beginner you may notice that you are spending more than your saving. That is completely normal. The more you complete these types of challenges and get the hang of couponing, you will see the savings start to add up.

All you need:

⭐️3/26 Sunday’s newspaper with a Smart Source and Redplum insert (2 Copies)
⭐️ $20 dollar bill
⭐️Printable coupon
⭐️CVS Extra Care card or number
⭐️This MDHC breakdown

If you are not familiar with the CVS coupon basics, please check out this very informative post on getting started.


Softsoap Body Wash $3.49 with CVS card
Receive $1.75 ECBs. Limit 4.

Purchase 2 Softsoap body wash for $6.98
Use (2) 0.75 mfr coupons from 3/26 Smartsource insert OR alternatively print them here.
Pay $5.48 and receive $3.50 ECB’s
Final price after ECBs= $1.98 for 2

Garnier Fructis Shampoo and/or Conditioner 12-13oz. 2/$7 Buy 2 get $4 ECBs

Pay $7 for 2 products
Final price after ECBs= $3 for 2

Scope Mouthwash 1 liter. $4.79 buy 1 get $3 ECBs. Limit 2.

Purchase 1 for $4.79
Use 0.50 cent mfr coupon (PRINT ME)
Pay $4.29 and receive $3 ECBs
Final price after ECBs= $1.29

1 Ajax liquid 12.6 oz. 88 cents each

Buy 1 for 0.88 cents

MDHC Breakdown

2 Softsoap for $5.48

2 Garnier Fructis for $7

1 Scope Mouthwash for $4.29

1 Ajax 0.88

Total= $17.65 plus tax 8.875% NY tax ($1.57)
After taxes= Pay $19.22 and receive $10.50 ECBs for your next transaction.

It’s like you paid $8.72 for all 6 items!
(Please remember to use your State tax to calculate your true total)

For those of you who have started previously, check your previous inserts and store coupons to lower your total. These are some of the coupons you can use for this challenge,
CVS Store coupon (save $2 on Softsoap Body wash) and
$2 manufacturer coupon from 3/5 Redplum for Garnier Fructis (2 coupons)

You can ✋ here and use your $10.50 ECB’s on your next transaction
You can save it for next week’s challenge.


**photo credit: Flipp