Monday, May 4, 2015

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (5/3 - 5/9)

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.


Some of the coupons listed below may go nicely with this week's sales, so take a moment to match them up accordingly.
  • Click here for printable beauty coupons.
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  • Click here for printable beauty coupons (redeemable only at Target). For additional Target coupons, sign up for Target Cartwheel. 


ULTA TIP: Noteworthy deals valid now through 5/10 both in-store and online: Real Techniques Bold Metals collection 20% off and all Nyx cosmetics BOGO1/2OFF. Remember you can use this $3.50 off $10 coupon with these deals!

CVS shoppers: This week all Sally Hansen Xtreme Wears are $1.99 and when you buy 1, you get $0.99 back in Extra Bucks (limit 1 on the Extra Bucks deal). I've been wearing that Marsala-ish shade a lot lately; if you can find it this week I highly recommend (especially for $1 after rewards). Another nice deal this week is when you buy any 2 Physicians Formula cosmetics you get $10 back in Extra Bucks (that's basically a BOGOFREE if you buy two $9.99 items). Also, a kind reader on Twitter mentioned that she heard that the Summer edition of the Semi-Annual Beauty Clearance Sale starts this month. So keep your eyes open for any new 50% or 75% off sale sticker in the makeup aisle (and as always, if you spot some I would LOVE to hear from you!).

Rite Aid shoppers:  +UP Rewards are now Plenti Points starting this week (more info here if you need it). Not much going on in terms of beauty this week, but Rite Aid Renewal skincare is BOGOFREE again, and would you believe that I still haven't found those Clinique dupes? I'm wondering if they're only in select stores. Have any of you seen/tried them yet? I would really like to get some while they're BOGOFREE, but maybe it's just not in the cards! IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT VIDEO VALUES: I believe that, with the switch to Plenti Points, the Rite Aid Video Values coupon program has been discontinued. The link that used to take us to the Video Values listings now redirects to the Wellness+ page, and when you go to the main Video Values page, you get this. #RIPVideoValues.

Walgreens shoppers: This week you get $1 off Wet n Wild cosmetics with a regular retail price $2.99 and over (see new limited edition California Dreaming collection here, which is now popping up at Walgreens and part of this sale). This sale is also going on online (free shipping on all orders $25+). Speaking of online sales, now through 5/9, you can enter code BEAUTY25 for 25% off any non-sale beauty and personal care items on the Walgreens site (as most of you know, offers lots of beauty products that you can't always find in-store, such as products by Black Radiance, Boots, etc.). The May Coupon Book is now available (free in stores). You can click HERE for a list of the coupons in this month's book (there are some nice makeup coupons this month, like $1 off L'Oreal eye cosmetics, $1 off Maybelline eyeshadow, etc.). Don't forget that you can use those coupons on clearance items and also 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.  

  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polishes $1.99 each; buy 1 get $0.99 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • Revlon nail polish $4.99; buy 1 get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 3)
  • Pop*arazzi nail polish with a regular retail price $2.99+ on sale for 2/$3 (excludes kits)
  • CoverGirl LashBlast mascaras $6.99 (excludes Bombshell)
  • Buy any 2 Physicians Formula cosmetics get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
  • Buy any 2 L'Oreal cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $12 on any Almay cosmetics get $4 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $15 on any Sally Hansen nail polish get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes Xtreme Wear)
  • Spend $20 on any Burt's Bees products get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Maybelline cosmetics (limit 6)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon lip or eye cosmetics (excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl cosmetics (excludes LashBlast mascaras); spend $30 get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Lumene skincare
  • Vo5 shampoos and conditioners 12.5 oz $0.77 each
  • Spend $20 on Nexxus haircare get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes trial/travel sizes and clearance)
  • Spend $20 on John Frieda haircare or hair color get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes trial/travel sizes and clearance)

  • Rite Aid +UP Rewards are now Plenti Points. The new Plenti Points program starts week. Click here for all the details about the new Plenti Points. 
  • $7.99 each: L'Oreal Butterfly mascara, all liners, Colour Riche lip, BB Cream and True Match liquid makeup, blush and concealer (excludes True Match powder, Lumi and Naturale)
  • Spend $15 on any Burt's Bees or Gud skin, bath or lip care get 300 points (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Wet n Wild cosmetics and nail enamel 
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Maybelline cosmetics; spend $20 get 300 points (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl cosmetics; buy 2 get 100 points (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Sally Hansen products; spend $15 get 500 points (limit 2, excludes bleaches and hair removers)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon cosmetics, beauty tools and Luxurious ColorSilk Buttercream hair color
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Almay eye and lip cosmetics
  • BOGOFREE all Rite Aid Renewal skincare and sun care
  • BOGOFREE all Summer's Eve wash, bath, cloths, spray and powders
  • 50% off select fragrances (see store for details)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Freeman Feeling Beautiful, c. Booth bath, Eclos, Vita K and Barefoot skincare; buy any 2 of these products get 200 points (limit 2)

  • NOTE: Don't forget to look for the Real Techniques clearance items this week. Also, I've heard from several of you over the past few weeks who have spotted lots of nail polish on Last Chance clearance at your Walgreens stores (L'Oreal, Sally Hansen, etc.). Remember that if you spot anything on clearance and the brand happens to also be BOGO1/2OFF for the week, you get both the clearance price AND the BOGO1/2OFF discount.
  • $1 off Wet n Wild cosmetics with a regular retail price $2.99 and over (see new limited edition California Dreaming collection here, which is now popping up at Walgreens and part of this sale)
  • Select L'Oreal eye and lip cosmetics $7.99 each
  • $2 off Almay mascara, eyeliner, foundation, primer, concealer or blush cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Rimmel cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polish and Airbrush Sun or Legs
  • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl cosmetics; spend $20 get 5,000 points 
  • BOGO1/2OFF Revlon foundation, primer, blush, concealer, powder and lip cosmetics 
  • BOGO1/2OFF Maybelline foundation, primer, blush, concealer, powder and eye cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Neutrogena cosmetics; spend $25 get 5,000 points
  • BOGOFREE select fragrances (see store for details)
  • BOGOFREE Banana Boat sun care SPF50 or higher


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. FYI I bought the California Dreaming matte bronzers and topcoat last night (and two of the Silver Lake bronzer trios last week) and none of those products were $1 off.

    1. Actually, they are! If you look at the top left corner of the display (there's a link in this post) you can see the sale info printed on the display itself. As some readers mentioned last week, they may not come up in the system as on sale, but all you have to do is point out the display and they should price adjust for you. I would definitely take what you bought back and get the adjustment! :)

  2. Hello! When I try to use the BEAUTY25 coupon on non sale personal care items I'm told its expired. Have you hears anything about this? Thanks!

    1. That is so weird! I tested it and I got the same message. But this is what is listed on the Walgreens website in the fine print for that code:

      "Orders must be placed by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 9th, 2015 to qualify. "

      If you have time, maybe try calling customer service tomorrow and see if they can give you the discount manually? Sorry about that!

  3. I just came back from ulta, but the concealer and mascara were not bogo1/2. Sad day.


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