Monday, August 4, 2014

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (8/3 - 8/9)

I'm back with weekly wrap-ups and I want to thank you all for your patience while I was away! I also want to mention that I've added another feature to the weekly wrap-up, for your convenience. Since we talk about beauty deals at Ulta and Target quite a bit here, I thought it would make sense to include links to their current ads in my weekly wrap-ups, so that everything is all in one place. Those links have been added to the bottom of this page. Hope that helps!

Your weekly wrap-up of drugstore beauty sales and more...

Note: If you are new to drugstore sales and you are not sure how BOGO1/2OFF sales work, please take a moment to click here and read this post. Hope that helps!

REMEMBER: Some of the coupons listed below may go nicely with this week's sales, so take a moment to match them up accordingly. If you don't see the following coupons when you click the links below, that means the coupons have already been taken down. Sorry if you missed them but sometimes they go quickly, so don't hesitate to print them when you see them.
Click here for printable beauty coupons.
Click here for printable beauty coupons.
Click here for printable beauty coupons (redeemable only at Target). For additional Target coupons, sign up for Target Cartwheel.

CVS shoppers: Scan your Extra Care card at the red scanner box this week for a coupon for $4 off any cosmetic purchase of $12 or more (excludes nail and clearance). All MUA Makeup Academy products are 25% off this week (click here to see the displays) and as some of you have mentioned, you can save even more if you combine the $4 off $12 coupon with this sale. The CVS Semi-Annual Beauty Clearance Sale is still lingering on (click here for the "master list") but I haven't seen any new markdowns in a while.  
Rite Aid shoppers:  25% off all Maybelline cosmetics this week. Also, all Neutrogena facial cleansers are BOGOFREE this week. Speaking of BOGOFREE, the new Dial Acne Care facial cleanser, body wash and bar soap are BOGOFREE this week too (I actually purchased the cleanser, which I believe is the first facial care item I've ever seen from Dial, and I'll review it after I'm done testing). The Video Values coupons for August are now live--click the little red box in the upper right corner that says "show all offers" to view all of the coupons for this month (remember that these are store coupons, which means you can stack them with any manufacturer's coupons you may have, for even more savings). There is a coupon for $3 off L'Oreal Age Renewal products, and select L'Oreal skincare is on sale for $4 off this week (see details below). And, when you spend $20 on any L'Oreal cosmetics, skincare, sun care, haircare or hair color you'll get $5+UP this week. Stack all three offers and you're looking at some nice savings.
Walgreens shoppers:  This week you can get $1 off the new Maybelline eyeshadow palettes (click here for my review of The Nudes palette) or other select Maybelline products (more info below). And if you spend $15 or more on these items, you'll receive 3,000 points on your card ($3 store credit). Walgreens is also running their "50 points for every $1 spent on beauty" deal again this month--see details below for how to activate this offer. The Walgreens August Coupon Book is now available (free in-store) and there are some good beauty coupons this month that you can use with the sales below. Click HERE for a full listing of this month's coupons. Don't forget that you can stack those coupons with any manufacturer's coupons you may have, for even more savings. 

The following sale info has been obtained from national circulars. I do my best to recap sales that are happening in ALL regions of the United States, but certain sales vary from region to region. Also, you may live in an area that does not run national sales. If you do not see these sales in your area, check with your local store manager for more details.  
  • Scan your Extra Care card at the red scanner box this week for a coupon for $4 off any cosmetic purchase of $12 or more (excludes nail and clearance)
  • BOGOFREE Nivea lip care, body wash, scrub and Men's facial care (excludes trial sizes and gift sets)
  • 25% off all MUA Makeup Academy lip color, false lashes and makeup brushes 
  • Spend $15 on any Physicians Formula cosmetics get $7 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $10 on any Almay cosmetics get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Maybelline cosmetics (limit 6, excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Sally Hansen cosmetics and nail (excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all eyelashes and artificial nails (excludes glue)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Nuance Salma Hayek cosmetics, personal cleansing, hair or facial care (excludes trial/travel and clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl eye, lip and nail (note: other P&G brands/products are included in this sale--see ad for details; excludes trial/travel and clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF select hair brushes, combs, mirrors shower caps and more (note: this sale includes the new EcoTools hair brushes)
  • BOGOFREE select fragrances (see store for details)
  • Spend $20 on any Vichy, Dermablend or La Roche-Posay products get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Vo5 shampoo and conditioner 12.5 oz 2/$1.50 (limit 6)
  • Eye Extravaganza: between 7/27 and 8/30, spend $30 on participating eye makeup or artificial eyelash items get $10+UP (limit 2). Note: you do not need to purchase $30 worth of products in one transaction; your qualifying purchases will accrue on your receipt and you will receive your $10+UP Rewards when you hit $30. You can do this offer twice (spend $60 on qualifying items throughout the month and receive $20+UP). 
  • BOGOFREE all Cutex and Nutra Nail treatments (includes Cutex removers)
  • 25% off all Maybelline cosmetics
  • L.A. Girl Color Pop nail enamel 2/$4
  • Spend $12 on any Jesse's Girl, JulieG or Bonne Bell products get $6+UP (limit 2, excludes clearance)
  • $4 off all L'Oreal moisturizers and facial oils (includes Miracle Blur, Pore Vanisher, etc.; excludes clearance and trial sizes)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics; spend $20 on any L'Oreal cosmetics, skincare, sun care, haircare or hair color get $5+UP (limit 2, excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon face and lip cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Almay eye cosmetics and makeup removers
  • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl lip and eye cosmetics (excludes clearance)
  • BOGOFREE New Dial Acne facial wash, body wash and bar soap and Right Guard and Dry Idea deodorants
  • BOGOFREE all Neutrogena facial cleansers (excludes wipes)
  • BOGOFREE all Carmex, Yardley, Udderly Smooth, Sudden Change, Jolen and Porecelana products
  • BOGOFREE all Rite Aid Salon Plus and Renewal nail polish removers, cotton and implements
  • Vo5 shampoo and conditioner 12.5 oz 2/$1.50 
  • in-ad coupon: buy any 2 John Frieda full-size shampoo, conditioner or stylers get a FREE John Frieda travel size cosmetic bag (I believe this comes with 3 travel-size products)
  • Now through 8/30, get 50 points for every $1 spent on beauty and personal care. Have a cashier scant the coupon in this week's ad once to activate this offer.
  • $1 off Maybelline Eyeshadow Palette, Expert Wear Eyeshadow, Great Lash Mascara or Eye Studio Liner; spend $15 on any of these items, get 3,000 points 
  • 20% off Burt's Bees skin, share and personal care products; spend $10 on any of these products get 2,000 points
  • BOGO1/2OFF Revlon cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF L'Oreal eye and lip cosmetics; buy 2 get 3,000 points
  • BOGO1/2OFF Almay foundation, powder, primer, concealer, blush, eye cosmetics and makeup removers 
  • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl foundation, primer, concealer, blush, powder, lip and nail cosmetics
  • BOGOFREE select Dial hand soaps and body washes (see store for details)
  • BOGOFREE Right Guard or Dry Idea deodorants
  • 25% off Mark Hill haircare
Click here to view the current CVS ad.
Click here to view the current Rite Aid ad.
Click here to view the current Walgreens ad.
Click here to view the current Ulta ad.
Click here to view the current Target ad (note: this link is set to San Diego, CA. If it does not default to your location, select "change my store" in the "weekly ad menu" drop-down at top of page). 

Did I miss any hot beauty deals this week? If so, please leave a comment below and fill us in (and thanks in advance!)


  1. Thank you so much for doing this! I always get the scoop here with you :)

    Also, I have a question. I've used two Sally Hansen products - Hard as Nails Strengthener (as a basecoat) and the Advanced Hard as Nails top coat. Used them seperately, not together. Each one caused my nail polish to peel off within a day. I'm guessing that it's my own nail chemistry that clashed with them, but do you think this would happen with just Hard as Nail polishes or all SH products? Thanks!

    1. I have to give my two cents here because I have never had great luck with the Hard as Nails line either - I bought the Diamond Strength nail hardener & it peeled off my nails in a similar way. BUT, I have a lot of luck if I use the Insta-Grip base coat and the Insta-Dry top coat together. I also love the Salon Manicure nail polishes and they seem to stay on my nails just fine. I honestly think it's just the nail hardeners! I never had an issue with them when I was younger, but my nails reject that kind of polish pretty much immediately these days, it's so weird!

    2. Thank you, Dani! You answered my question - if there was something different about this particular line. I think I might give the Insta-Dry top coat a chance, or maybe a Revlon one, since I definitely need a new one. Kinda bums me out though. I really wanted to try Xtreme Wear polishes, but they probably won't work out for me either. Sigh.

    3. FWIW, I use Milani Smoothe base coat and NYC Grand Central Station quick dry top coat. I routinely get manicures to go one week and sometimes two and I don't coddle my nails. This combo has worked for everything from Chinese toxic waste polish to well as every SH on the market.

    4. I never was too impressed with SH nail hardeners, either. I think it does have something to do with chemistry. I have much better luck with using basecoats from other brands like Revlon or Milani and then using the top coat by NYC. Biggest difference for me was when I made sure my nails were bone dry before polishing (no lotions beforehand, etc.) I can even get good wear out of dark polishes, which I never used to be able to.

    5. I was using GCS, but it became goopy halfway through the first bottle. The second bottle was really runny and just wasn't ideal. Maybe I was unlucky enough to get 2 bad batches, so today I picked up Nina Ultra Pro Super Dry Top Coat at Sally's. Hopefully it works better.

    6. In my experience, the Hard as Nails polishes have stayed on my nails for days with the Revlon Base Coat (discontinued by still available at some locations) and the Orly Border base coat. I have used the Seche Vite, NYC In a New York minute and Out the Door as top coats. Good Luck!

    7. Grand Central Station, not New York minute, sorry :)

  2. Hi, G. Just wanted to say how happy I am to be reading your posts again. I hope your Dad is on his way to getting better!

  3. This might just be my local circular, but the Rite Aid Neutrogena Cleansers deal is buy two get one free


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