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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (7/17 - 7/23)

Time again for this week's drugstore beauty sales!

I know this has nothing to do with beauty, but I want to mention that Walgreens has a great back-to-school deal this week: all Penway or Wexford 2-pocket folders and Splash mini-highlighter pens are just $0.09 this week. When is anything nine cents these days?

Speaking of Walgreens, in this week's circular I noticed that 32 oz bottles of Salon Selectives shampoo and conditioner are on sale for $3 each. Um, when did Walgreens start selling Salon Selectives? I thought the only place you could find this brand anymore was at Big Lots. Have I been living under a rock or what?

Also at Walgreens: Creme of Nature Argan products (including my favorite Gloss & Shine Polisher which I reviewed here) are BOGOFREE this week.

This week at CVS, there's a special "Mystery Beauty Coupon" that you'll get when you scan your Extra Care card at the red scanner box. I have no idea what the coupon is for, but how can you resist a "mystery" beauty coupon, right?

Clairol Natural Instincts fans: your Sunday paper (July 17th) may contain a coupon for $5 off 2 boxes of Natural Instincts. If you get this coupon, you're in luck because both CVS and Walgreens are running deals where you'll be able to use that coupon and get 2 boxes for around 5 or 6 bucks total (details below).

SALES FOR WEEK OF 7/17 - 7/23

The following sale info has been obtained from national circulars. You may live in an area that does not run national sales, so if you do not see these sales in your area, check with your store manager for more details.


  • All Physicians Formula cosmetics BOGO1/2OFF
  • All Revlon cosmetics BOGO1/2OFF
  • All Maybelline cosmetics BOGO1/2OFF
  • All NYC cosmetics BOGO1/2OFF
  • Spend $10 on Rimmel cosmetics, get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $15 on CoverGirl cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Scan your Extra Care Card this week and receive a "Mystery Beauty Coupon" (you won't know what it is until it prints out!)
  • Clairol Natural Instincts 2/$11.97 (coupon in most Sunday papers for $5 off 2)
  • Spend $15 on Clean & Clear get $5 Extra Bucks
  • All Neutrogena suncare $9.99 (excludes sunless)
  • All Eucerin products and Neutrogena cleansers BOGO1/2OFF
  • Get $5 Extra Bucks when you purchase La Roche-Posay Anthelios moisturizer or sunscreen
  • Caress body wash BOGOFREE
  • Vo5 shampoo or conditioner $0.82
  • Buy $20 or more Nexxus haircare or brushes, get a Scunci cosmetic bag FREE ($9.99 value)
  • Salon Grafix, Freeze It hairsprays and Argan Magic treatments BOGO1/2OFF
  • Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner or stylers 3/$12; spend $15 get $5 Extra Bucks
  • Dial or Tone body wash $3.88 with $1 Extra Buck
  • Gillette Venus ProSkin, Embrace or Spa Breeze razor $9.99 with $4 Extra Bucks

  • All Revlon cosmetics and beauty tools 40% off
  • All NYC cosmetics BOGO1/2OFF
  • CoverGirl eye cosmetics BOGO1/2OFF
  • Maybelline face and eye cosmetics BOGO1/2OFF
  • Spend $30 on Neutrogena cosmetics, skincare, bath or suncare, get $10 +UP Rewards
  • $3 off all L'Oreal True Match cosmetics
  • Neutra Nail, Cherry Vanilla fragrance, Bikini Off, Scar Zone, Hair Off and Plus White products BOGO1/2OFF; spend $20 on these products, get $10 +UP Rewards
  • L'Oreal Ever Pure/Strong/Sleek haircare $5.99
  • All L'Oreal skincare and suncare 25% off
  • St. Ives and Noxzema 25% off
  • Renpure shampoo or conditoner and FX Wild stylers $5.99 each with $2 +UP Rewards
  • Revlon Colorsilk 2/$6 with $1 +UP Reward
  • got2be stylers or Salon Grafix hairspray, mousse or gel $4.99 with $2 +UP Rewards
  • Samy Fat Foam haircolor $8.99 with $5 +UP Rewards
  • Olay Complete or Regenerist skincare BOGO1/2OFF
  • Spend $10 on Conair or Scunci hair accessories get $5 +UP Rewards

  • All CoverGirl cosmetics BOGO1/2OFF
  • All Neutrogena cosmetics BOGO1/2OFF
  • Creme of Nature Argan, Smooth 'n Shine, Twisted Sista products BOGOFREE
  • Clairol Natural Instincts haircolor 2/$12 with $2 Register Rewards
  • Dial body wash BOGOFREE
  • Salon Selectives 32 oz shampoo or conditioner $3 each
  • John Frieda and Pantene haircare BOGO1/2OFF
  • Select fragrances BOGO1/2OFF
  • Select Clean & Clear skincare and body washes BOGO1/2OFF
  • Dial NutriSkin lotion BOGO1/2OFF
  • Select Olay Regenerist skincare $22.99 with $4 Register Rewards


  1. Yeah! My Walgreen's just started carrying Salon Salectives too! When I first spotted them, I did a double/triple take. I thought I had gone back in time or something. Especially since they haven't changed their look since back in the day. Lol Major flashbacks here!

  2. I have a small rant about circulars...I absolutely HATE how they are including sunday coupon savings in the ads. For example Rite Aid has "Less $5 with manufacturer's coupon in some sunday papers". Just list the price that anyone walking into the store would get!

    Not everyone gets the coupons, and I just think this is obnoxious.

    I guess I was just curious to see if anyone else feels the same.


  3. I agree w/ya Jenny. I don't get the newspaper either & think coupons aren't hard to deduct as any true couponista knows :) I bet it's a deal w/papers so we'll think: "maybe I should pick up the paper today & start getting it if there are so many deals like this." I know I do, and marketing strikes again. IKWYM though; it's annoying sometimes.

    Thank you G, for reminding me my hair is much like yours (looks a LOT less wavy in my profile pic of course) in need of extra TLC right now. I've been wanting to try Argan oil & that's a great BOGO for Creme of Nature, then you clinched it w/ marshmallow :-p. I confess I'm lost amongst all the Argan & Moroccan oils lately. The Sulfate-free thing too, but I digress. Needs more research.

    I'll be getting the 'mystery coupon' from CVS too. I'm saving my last quarter Bucks for something special so we'll see if it entices me to part w/ it. I wonder if they're all the same or vary based on our past purchases w/the card? The latter is my guess but who knows? Those who get it should report back just for fun and curiousity as to how well CVS tracks, er I mean 'knows' us via that pesky Marketing again :) What do you think?

  4. Steffy and Jenny, sometimes the stores keep the manufacturer coupons at the beauty counter. I worked at Walgreens for quite some time, and the Beauty Advisors in my region clipped applicable coupons and kept them behind the register in the beauty section. You have to ask, but they're usually more than happy to share if they have them.


  5. Steffy and Jenny,
    I don't get the Sunday paper either, but sometimes the stores will keep the manufacturer coupons at their location. I worked for Walgreens for quite some time, and the Beauty Advisors in my region clipped applicable coupons and kept them behind the beauty counter. You have to ask, but they're usually more than willing to share.


  6. The CVS 'mystery coupons' are 2 coups- $5off20 facial care, and $5off20 Maybelline or Revlon. One day expiration. I'll be using mine tomorrow for more Revlon lippies.

    I *finally* got the Natureluxe foundation (and a gloss) thanks to the CVS ECB this week. Excited to try it out!

  7. Thanks for the note about the mystery coupons, aloix- sounds like I will be picking up some more Revlon lippies as well, and maybe some CG foundation with the sale.

  8. There's a Wet 'n Wild sale at CVS for BOGO 1/2 off! :]

  9. Yep mine were the same so my mystery guess was wrong, oh well, it was nice wishful coupon-thinking!

    Thanks for the tip re asking at the store Lisa! Hadn't thought of that but will try it. the Beauty Advisor last time gave me a great little summer coupon booklet so I bet they'd know of other deals too :)

  10. Scan your card at the Extra Bucks scanner, ladies! Beauty club members get a coupon for $5 off $15 of Revlon or Maybelline purchase, which is better than the one day $5 of $20, or if you're so inclined... use both! :-)


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