I have been receiving several comments, emails, and social media messages over the past few weeks that all go something like this:
Hey G., what's up with CVS beauty clearance sale?
Do you know when it starts?
Why hasn't it started yet?
So I thought I would take a moment to address all of your questions in this post.
If you're a CVS shopper and you've been following my blog for a while, then you know that I always post about the semi-annual CVS beauty clearance sales that usually occur in May and November each year (the last beauty clearance sale was in November 2015). Well May came and went, and I have yet to hear of any reports of a CVS beauty clearance sale for Summer 2016.
I have been checking my local CVS stores since May for any sign of those little pink and green sale stickers, and I have even taken some of the items that I KNOW are being discontinued for 2016 (based on other retailer clearance sightings) to the red scanner box to see if they're on clearance for 25, 50, or 75% off. And so far...NOTHING.
I also have not heard a peep from any of YOU about this sale, and you all are always incredibly forthcoming with that information every summer and winter. The minute you see those sale stickers, I always seem to receive a great email or comment letting me know that the sale has begun. I haven't received a single comment or email yet to indicate that the sale has started.
I also have been regularly checking the following well-known hashtags on Instagram:
If you click on #cvsbeautyclearance, you'll see that all of the Top Posts are from the Winter 2015 beauty clearance sale. If you go to Recent Posts, you'll see some random skincare sale sightings, but no makeup clearance sightings at all. Same goes for the #cvsclearance hashtag.
Based on everything I mentioned above, I can only conclude that the CVS Summer 2016 Beauty Clearance Sale has not yet started. I do NOT want to say that there will be no sale this summer, because I obviously do not know if that's the case. However, I have been covering these sales for a number of years now, and they always seem to start in May. So the fact that May is over, and we still haven't heard a peep, makes me think that perhaps there is not going to be a sale this summer. I have no way of knowing for sure, though.
If you spot any makeup on clearance at your local CVS stores, you know I would love to hear from you!