Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (8/21 - 8/27)

If you spot the Wet n Wild Fall 2016 collection at Rite Aid, CVS, or Walgreens this week, now is the time for a haul since all three retailers are running killer sales (see details below). Also, at CVS this week all Milani lipsticks, lip glosses and lip liners are $2.99 each. Oh, and all Physicians Formula eye, lip, concealer and foundations are BOGOFREE this week at Rite Aid.

5x Points on all Tarte purchases: Now through 8/27, members get 5x points on all Tarte purchases. To see if you have this offer available to you, sign in to your Ulta account and go to your "My Rewards" tab to activate. If you do not see it there, you can try calling Ulta customer service and asking if they will give you this offer (some readers have had luck with that, while some have not). This is NOT a Platinum-only offer. It is for select members but I do not know how Ulta decides who gets it and who doesn't.

  • FREE WITH ANY $60 ONLINE PURCHASE: add this 20-Piece Beauty Bag to your cart and once you have at least $60 worth of merchandise in your cart it will go from $60 to 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.
  • FREE WITH ANY $30 FRAGRANCE PURCHASE: spend at least $30 on any fragrances and this Weekender Bag will automatically appear in your cart.
  • 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 8/21/16 - 8/27/16
    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.
    • BOGOFREE all Wet n Wild cosmetics
    • All Milani lipsticks, lip glosses and lip liners $2.99 each
    • Buy any 2 Physicians Formula cosmetics get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes trial/travel and clearance)
    • 25% off all MUA Makeup Academy products
    • Sally Hansen Miracle Gels 2/$15
    • Buy any 2 Maybelline cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3)
    • Spend $10 on any false eyelashes or Ardell brow pencils get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 3)
    • Spend $12 on any Revlon cosmetics get $4 Extra Bucks (limit 6)
    • Spend $15 on select Burt's Bees lip colors get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
    • Spend $15 on any L'Oreal cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 3, excludes trial/travel and clearance)
    • B2G1FREE all Kiss artificial nails
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Rimmel cosmetics 
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Almay cosmetics
    • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal facial care
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Neutrogena cosmetics, facial care, facial devices and men's (excludes trial/travel)
    • View full ad HERE for additional sales and deals.

    • 40% off all Wet n Wild cosmetics with a regular retail price of $1.99 and up
    • BOGOFREE all Physicians Formula eye, lip, concealer and foundations 
    • $6.99 each: L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen mascara, Million Lashes mascara, Infallible eyeshadow, Le Rouge lip and all eyeliners; spend $10 get 300 points (limit 2 on points offer)
    • BOGOFREE all sun care (all brands, mix and match; excludes Anthelios and Receutics)
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Maybelline cosmetics and Garnier skincare; spend $15 get 500 points (limit 2 on points offer)
    • BOGO1/2OFF all Neutrogena cosmetics
    • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl eye, lip and nail cosmetics
    • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal skincare
    • BOGO1/12OFF all Revlon cosmetics; spend $20 get 300 points (limit 2 on points offer, excludes beauty tools)
    • View full ad HERE for additional sales and deals.

    • Walgreens August Coupon Book 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.
    • $1 off select Wet n Wild cosmetics with a regular retail price of $2.99+; select Wet n Wild cosmetics with a regular retail price of $0.99 on sale for 3/$2 or $0.79 each (click here to see the sale items online)
    • Revlon Super Lustrous lip colors $5.99 each
    • Select Softsoap body wash and hand soap $2.99; buy 1 get $1.50 Register Rewards
    • BOGOFREE select Dial body wash, bar soap, hand soap and refills
    • BOGO1/2OFF L'Oreal foundation, primer, concealer, powder, lip and eye cosmetics
    • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl eye, lip and nail cosmetics
    • BOGO1/2OFF Almay cosmetics; buy 2 get 3000 points
    • BOGO1/2OFF Revlon cosmetics; buy 2 get 2000 points (excludes Super Lustrous lip)
    • 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. Hi G! Thank you so much! Are the Milani Amore & matte lip cremes included in the $2.99 sale?

      1. I just purchased some a my local cvs and they were included in the sale!

    2. Possibly 10x points for Ulta Platinum members, wow. Just a hint -- it's never too early to do a little Christmas shopping (lotion, fun stocking stuffers, and so on). 10x points would add up FAST!

    3. Hi G. I was just looking in my target add for this week, they are having a $5 mascara sale on select mascaras.

    4. Today I got a 10.00 coupon off 40.00 of LORAC from ULTA. Not sure I'm going to use it. They also sent me a 15.00 Egift card when I emailed customer service about not getting the clinique freebie in store. They sent me a "form" letter about not getting something in my order. I wonder if they even read the emails. I have a ton of points, which I was saving for the new UD naked palette whenever that comes out. I also love the Tartlette in bloom and Tartlete all matte when I've tried them in store. Crap, what should I do?????

      1. Definitely use some of those points for the Tartlette In Bloom. That's the only palette that I consistently use and get compliments almost every time I wear it. I'm ordering a backup as soon as I have some extra dosh.

    5. I tried ordering the MK gift set and it comes up out of stock (as of this afternoon). Ulta wouldn't let me complete my order without removing it from my shopping cart.

    6. Where can I buy wet n wild brushes beside their website?

      1. Dollar Tree has some of the WNW eye brushes for 1$there is the angles, blending, concealer, and a shader think the large? Can't remember and some stores have more variety than others. But mine has four different eye brushes lately. Like almost two wks apart still in stock and restocked. I have a smaller store and only one. But some find them easier than others. It can be hit or miss with DT. But if mine had them think there is a good chance others do too. Depends on how many customers traffic they have in the store. A lot of ppl have found them. Good luck. No face brushes. Just basic eye.

    7. The Ulta offer for platinum members is live! X10 points on select items: UD naked palettes anyone.. Bare mineral foundations, some NYX plus others. The x5 points is on everything else at Ulta, this is an online only offer and free shipping!

    8. The 10x platinum points is available now. I didn't get an email, but is in my rewards/bonus offers section.

    9. But the 10x points is only available on specific products/brands listed at

    10. Ulta 10x points for Platinum members is live - it is for select products ( like just maybelline lip products and just L'Oreal infallible products, only body shop tea tree product etc)

    11. It is 5x's and 10x's for platinum. I activated it and went shopping $50 worth and it is only giving me 62pts. So I'm not sure what's going on.... I am platinum as well.. Any ideals??

    12. The offer for ULTA is up!! 5x points on all purchases and then 10x points on purchases of specific products located at

    13. Hi G,
      The offer for 5x's and 10x's is active but when I spent 50$ it only gave me 62 pts. I am platinum so I don't understand.. Do you have any ideals??

      1. Like I said in my blog post, you have to activate the deal. I mention how to do it step by step.

    14. Thanks SO MUCH everyone, for taking the time to let me know that the Ulta 10x points offer is live! Just did a blog post about it here:

    15. I went online shopping at CVS to pick up some of the Milani sales and some mua brushes. Right now, if u purchase 3+ items, you can use code 'SAVE123' to get an ADDITIONAL 30% off (even sale prices)....I got 2 mua crease brushes, the newish Milani foundation, the Milani earthy elements eye palette, and 7 Milani lipsticks for $36.34!! (Free ship with $35+ order)

    16. Just a heads up that you can get an extra 30% off those Milani lipsticks and Wet n Wild cosmetics when you order on the CVS website and use the code SAVE123 (30% off 3 or more items) plus free shipping on purchases over $35. Not sure if it will work for everyone else but it's worth a try!

    17. 25% off all regular priced beauty and personal care products at Walgreens with the promo code: GLOWOUT

    18. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the limited edition Fall WnW display anywhere in the Dallas area. :-( I did pick up some Spring LE items that were still out and a few of the new permanent line items that I haven't tried yet.


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