Monday, August 1, 2016

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales 7/31 - 8/6 (Special Message for New Readers)

A special note for new readers: if this is your first time reading my weekly sale wrap-up, I post this information once a week on my blog (usually on Sundays but sometimes I'm late and it goes up on Monday). You can access this post at any time throughout the week by clicking the ESSENTIAL LINKS tab on the main menu bar at the top of this blog. From there you'll see a drop-down where you can click "Weekly Drugstore Sales".

I do my best to bring you what I perceive to be the hottest beauty deals of the week at Ulta, CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens. You will find here many highlights that I want to bring to your attention, but I always include links to each retailer's weekly ads so that you can view ALL sales for yourself. I've been writing these wrap-ups every week since 2009 and I have developed a sense for what appeals most to my readers when it comes to sales and deals. As such, I ask you to read through these listings carefully because I cover a lot of ground and I do not want you to miss out on a deal. This post isn't for skimmers--it's for hardcore beauty junkies! If you skim, you may miss. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, and I hope this post helps you with planning out your beauty purchases!

ALL ULTA MEMBERS: receive 5x points on all bareMinerals purchases in-store and online now through 8/6 and 5x points on Ultra Chi Titanium purchases in-store and online now through  8/6. To check if you have these offers available, sign in to your Ulta account and to go your "My Rewards" tab. If you have the offers listed at the bottom of that page, you'll need to activate them before you make a purchase in order to get your points.

  • FREE WITH ANY ONLINE ORDER: check your email for a coupon from Ulta for a free full-size Ulta Shiny Sheer Lip Gloss in your choice of shade with any in-store or online purchase ($9 value). Valid now through 8/13. To get this for free online, you will need to click the "print this coupon" link in your email and look for a code that you can then enter on the Ulta site to receive your lip gloss for free.
  • FREE WITH SELECT $21.50 ULTA BEAUTY PURCHASE: now through 8/28 when you spend at least $21.50 on any of the Ulta Beauty products on THIS PAGE, you will receive this FREE 13-piece gift (two bag options; floral or purple) which also comes with a coupon for a future Ulta Beauty purchase. After you have added enough qualifying items to your cart, go to checkout and you will see a drop-down option that will allow you to select which bag you want. Limit 1 13-piece gift per customer.
  • Online or in-store: use this coupon for $3.50 off any $15 non-prestige purchases
  • Online only: use code 308920 for $3.50 off any $10 non-prestige purchases

    • See all current sale items HERE
    • See all gifts-with-purchase HERE
    • See this week's ad HERE

    The following drugstore sale highlights are valid from 7/31/16 - 8/6/16
    The info below 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 may vary from region to region. Also, you may live in an area that does not participate in national sales. If you do not see these sales in your area, check with your local store manager for more details.
    • B2G1FREE all NYX eye cosmetics
    • Buy 1 get 1 75% off all Physicians Formula cosmetics (excludes trial/travel)
    • 2/$14 all CoverGirl Katy Perry lipticks and mascaras; spend $30 get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
    • BOGOFREE all Pond's facial care
    • L'Oreal Clay Masks 2/$20
    • Wet n Wild 1 Step Wonder Gel Nail Polishes $3.99 each
    • 2/$1.50 Vo5 shampoo and conditioner
    • Spend $12 on any Sally Hansen cosmetics or nail get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
    • Spend $12 on any e.l.f. cosmetics get $4 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
    • Buy any 2 Maybelline cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
    • Buy any 2 L'Oreal eye cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes clearance)
    • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl cosmetics (excludes Katy Perry eye and lip)
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Milani cosmetics
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Almay cosmetics
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon cosmetics
    • View full ad HERE for additional sales and deals.

    • 40% off all Wet n Wild cosmetics with a retail price of $1.99 and up
    • 40% off all L'Oreal skincare and suncare
    • BOGOFREE all Physicians Formula cosmetics
    • 2/$4 all L.A. Girl Color Pop nail polish
    • $1 off all OPI nail polish and treatments
    • Spend $10 on any Kiss or Broadway artificial nails or lashes get 200 points (limit 2)
    • Buy any 2 Sensationail gel nail enamels get 300 points (limit 2)
    • BOGOFREE all Renpure, Hask, Mane 'n Tail, Samy, and Jhirmack haircare (mix and match)
    • Buy any Instrumental Beauty skincare device get a FREE 4.2 oz. Receutics Skin Clearing Cleanser
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Maybelline cosmetics; spend $15 get 500 points (limit 2 on points offer)
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon cosmetics; spend $20 get 300 points (limit 2 on points offer)
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Almay mascara, shadow, or liner and all makeup removers; buy 2 get 200 points (limit 2 on points offer)
    • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics
    • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl cosmetics
    • View full ad HERE for additional sales and deals.

    • Walgreens August Coupon Book now available in-store (free). Click here to view all coupons in this month's book. Remember that you can combine these coupons with any applicable sales this week and also stack these coupons with any manufacturer's coupons you may have, for additional savings.
    • All CoverGirl Katy Perry lipsticks and mascaras $6.99 each
    • $1 off all Sally Hansen Miracle Gels
    • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl cosmetics (excludes Katy Perry)
    • BOGO1/2OFF Maybelline cosmetics (excludes Great Lash)
    • BOGO1/2OFF L'Oreal foundation, primer, concealer, blush, powder, lip and eye cosmetics
    • BOGO1/2OFF Revlon cosmetics (excludes Super Lustrous lip); buy 2 get 2000 points 
    • View full ad HERE for additional sales and deals.

    • Click here for printable beauty coupons. 
    • Click here for printable beauty coupons. 
    • Click here for Smartsource printable beauty coupons.
    • Click here for printable P&G beauty coupons.
    • Click here for printable beauty coupons (redeemable only at Target). For additional Target coupons, sign up for Target Cartwheel.

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


    1. The UD travel lip gloss set is on clearance for $9.00! =]

      1. Oooh thank you so much!! Just added to the Ulta Prestige Sale Section! xo

      2. Does anyone know if the UD Revolution gloss duo sale price is online only or in store too? I've been wanting this set for ages!

    2. Hi G! Just wanted to let you know Ricky's NYC is having a huge summer sale, most items are 50% off, and of course free in store pick up and free shipping over $50

      1. Ooh! Thanks so much for that, girlie! ;)

    3. BareMinerals is 20% off everything today and online only!

    4. CVS has a 20% code online right now that's SAVE20. It works on cosmetics because I used it Sunday. It expires on 8/6.

    5. I know this is a long shot, but do you know any coupon codes for Anastasia Beverly Hills right now? The Moonchild palette came back in stock but I would love to get it a bit cheaper!

    6. Oh my i am so glad i saw this! Was able to pick up my favorite murumuru bronzer for 5 dollars!!! And i also got wet n wild brushes tooo'nn

    7. Hi Chrissy, you can always check RetailMeNot for coupons. Looks like just free shipping on $25+ today for ABH.

    8. Do you think the bite beauty trio set will be restocked? I want it so bad

    9. If you go to the bite beauty instagram page there is a post before that deal went down saying that it was going to be available only that day, and once it sells out that was it. �� I could not grab the bold trio...

    10. I forgot which post this person replied to, but the code for free $15 on your first google express purchase is still valid. I don't know for how long though...for those who don't know you can buy makeup from ulta, target, bed bath and beyond, costco etc. from


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