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Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (2/26 - 3/3)

For a listing of the beauty sales at Ulta, Target and Kmart this week, please click here.

CVS shoppers: Two great things going on this week at CVS. First, the Wet n Wild Spoiled nail polishes are 2/$3! Click here and here if you need some ideas. Second, spend $10 on any Physicians Formula cosmetics and you'll get $7 back in Extra Bucks (limit 1 so choose wisely). I LOVE it when they run this promotion, and since so many of the new Physicians Formula products come with rebates or instant coupons on the packaging, you can REALLY make this deal work for you and possibly turn your purchase into a money-maker. The CVS Cash Card promotion is still going on (spend $30 on participating items and you'll receive a Cash Card worth $10 to spend as you like at CVS). Participating beauty-related items are marked below. And remember that you do NOT have to purchase $30 worth of products all at once--they will accrue on your receipt.

Rite Aid shoppers: Three awesome deals this week! All Revlon cosmetics are 40% off AND if you spend $20 you get $6 +UP. EcoTools brushes are BOGOFREE (again!). And if that weren't enough,  if you buy 2 Sinful Colors polishes you get $2+UP, which breaks down to $0.99 per polish after +UP Rewards (CQ, Petites, etc. are also included in this deal, but since those are slightly higher they won't come out to $0.99 after rewards, of course). By the way, I haven't really mentioned CQ or Petites on the blog in a while, but last year around this time I swatched a bunch of shades, if you'd like some ideas. Some coupons you can pair with the Revlon and EcoTools sales: there are Video Values coupons still available for $2 off Revlon ColorStay Liquid Lipstick and $3 off Revlon Age Defying Foundation, but HURRY if you want those because they're going away soon (each month they post new coupons so these will be going away this week). And if you did not sign up for the $1 off coupon from EcoTools the last time Rite Aid ran this sale, you can do it here (they'll email you the coupon within 24 hours). Use that coupon and bring your total down even more on some new brushes or sets! And remember that, through March 17th, whenever you make a qualifying purchase (which I will clearly mark below), these purchases will add up on your receipts and when you hit $100, you'll get $20 back in +UP Rewards (they'll automatically print out on your receipt). 

Walgreens shoppers: UPDATE: Thanks to Facebook follower Teresa for pointing out that Rimmel is not BOGO1/2OFF like I originally listed it below, it's 50% off! If you print out the $1 off Rimmel coupon from Red Plum, this week would be an ideal time to use it! All Neutrogena cosmetics are 40% off, Pond's towelettes are BOGOFREE and all SOHO makeup brushes are $3 off! Remember also that the March Coupon Booklet has good L'Oreal coupons that you can use with the BOGO1/2OFF sale on L'Oreal this week.  Also, here are a few odd ducks worth mentioning: Burt's Bees Honey Natural Throat Drops are FREE after RR ($1.99 with $1.99 Register Rewards). And Baby Magic Patty Cake Dustless Baby Powder is on sale for $6 with a $6 mail-in rebate (FREE).  I don't know much about this new product, but after looking at it here, it seems like it could be ideal for those of us who do at-home waxing. It's a pain sometimes to use traditional baby powder on my brows before I wax them (baby powder makes the hairs easier for the wax to grab) because I always make a mess at the bathroom sink. With these, all you'd have to do is give your brows a swipe!  Or you could even use these as a quick on-the-go dry shampoo (keep in your purse to run across your bangs when traveling). Or even to use on your feet if your shoes are slippery during the summertime. I'm always intrigued by new products so I thought it was worth mentioning. You get 10 cotton rounds per compact so, if you want to try them, get them while they're FREE (after rebate). Oh! And when you go to the Walgreens rebate page to get your rebate, you can elect to get your money back via a Walgreens gift card. If you do this, you get an extra 10% back, so then this deal becomes a money-maker (spend $6 get $6.60 back!). A huge thanks to Wild For Wags for that tip!

FUTURE WALGREENS SALE ALERT: Remember that printable Sally Hansen polish coupon I linked to last week? As of the time of this post it's still available, and Wild For Wags has a great deal on how to get a polish and a treatment for just $1 a piece starting 3/11 using that coupon. Click here for all the details (there's a link to the coupon in her post in case you need it).

SALES FOR WEEK OF 2/26 - 3/3
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. 


  • BOGO1/2OFF all Rimmel cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Revlon nail color
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Neutrogena cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Almay eyeliner, eyeshadow or mascara
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Nuance Salma Hayek cosmetics, haircare, body care or facial care
  • Wet n Wild Spoiled nail color 2/$3
  • Buy any Kiss Nail Dress, Impress or Everlasting Nail kit get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 2, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $10 on Physicians Formula cosmetics get $7 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $10 on Revlon face, eye or lip cosmetics get $4 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $10 on L'Oreal face, eye or lip cosmetics get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $10 on CoverGirl face, eye or lip cosmetics get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • BOGOFREE Infusium 23 shampoo or conditioner or Pert Plus (qualifies for CVS Cash Card)
  • BOGOFREE Sure or Brut deodorant
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal skincare (qualifies for CVS Cash Card)
  • BOGO1/2OFF women's or men's designer fragrances with retail price $19.99+
  • BOGO1/2OFF Eucerin products (excludes Aquaphor)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all CeraVe products
  • BOGO1/2OFF all RoC skincare
  • BOGO1/2OFF Purpose wash, bar soap or lotion
  • BOGO1/2OFF Softsoap liquid hand soap or Irish Spring 2-pk bar soap
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Aveeno haircare
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Palmer's skincare (qualifies for CVS Cash Card)
  • BOGO1/2OFF Gold Bond lotion, body wash, powder or all First Aid products
  • Buy any Physicians Formula skincare product get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • Designer Imposters fragrances $2.99
  • 2/$12 all Neutrogena facial cleansers or select acne products
  • Neutrogena Moisture or Light Night Cream $9.99
  • 2/$13 all Aveeno skincare with regular retail price $6.99 - $11.98
  • Buy any two Aveeno skincare products with retail price $11.99, get $7 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • St. Ives or Noxzema skincare $3.99 (excludes apricot scrub)
  • Buy any two L'Oreal EverPure/Strong/Sleek/Creme/Style products get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes trial size and clearance)
  • 2/$7 all TRESemme haircare
  • Spend $20 on Nexxus shampoo, conditioner or stylers get $7 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Vo5 shampoo or conditioner $0.77
  • $5 off all Sally Hershberger shampoo, conditioner or stylers
  • 2/$5 Select Dove or Degree deodorant 

  • 40% off all Revlon cosmetics and beauty tools; spend $20 get $6 +UP
  • 40% off Neutrogena face and lip cosmetics  
  • BOGOFREE all EcoTools beauty tools (brushes and kits included) and Mon Image mirrors (qualifies for Buy & Save)
  • BOGO1/2OFF Physicians Formula foundations, powders, blushes, concealers or bronzers; buy 2 get $5 +UP
  • B2G1FREE Almay eye color, mascara, liner or shadow (limit 2) (qualifies for Buy & Save)
  • Buy 2 Sinful Colors, Petites, CQ, Chameleon, Color Fever or Brucci nail enamels get $2 +UP
  • Buy 2 Jesse's Girl or Bonne Bell cosmetics get $2 +UP
  • Spend $10 on any artificial nails or lashes get $3 +UP (limit 3)
  • L'Oreal Voluminous mascara and eyeliner $5.99 each (qualifies for Buy & Save)
  • CoverGirl TrueBlend makeup and Blast family products $7.99 with $1 +UP (limit 2)
  • BOGOFREE all Rite Aid Pure Spring bath products, Wonder Cloth makeup remover or Rite Aid Renewal organic cotton balls or cotton swabs
  • BOGOFREE Biotanical shampoo or conditioner
  • BOGOFREE all Banana Boat suncare
  • BOGO1/2OFF Rite Aid Renewal skincare or bath care
  • BOGO1/2OFF Puristics Anti-Aging skincare; spend $25 get $10 +UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all cosmetics bags and wallets
  • BOGO1/2OFF TRESemme shampoo, conditioner or stylers (qualifies for Buy & Save)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Aveeno skincare; spend $15 get $5 +UP (limit 2)  (qualifies for Buy & Save)
  • Spend $20 on Nexxus haircare get $10 +UP (limit 2)  (qualifies for Buy & Save)
  • Pantene shampoo, conditioner or stylers 2/$7 with $2 +UP (limit 2)
  • Finesse haircare 2/$6 with $3 +UP (limit 2) (qualifies for Buy & Save)
  • Dove shampoo, conditioner or stylers 2/$7 with $1 +UP (limit 2)  (qualifies for Buy & Save)
  • Revlon Colorsilk hair color 2/$7 with $2 +UP (limit 2) (qualifies for Buy & Save)
  • CeraVe skincare $11.99
  • Spend $10 on Scunci or Conair hair accessories get $5 +UP
  • in-ad coupon: Natural Instincts or Nice 'n' Easy non-permanent hair color $6.99

  • 50% off all Rimmel cosmetics
  • 40% off all Neutrogena cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl foundation, concealer, powder, blush and eye cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics, skincare, Sublime Sun or Bronze (excludes Go 360 Clean)
  • $3 off Revlon foundation, concealer, blush, powder or lip cosmetics and premium blush, powder or foundation brushes
  • 25% off Studio 35 beauty tools
  • Nivea lip care $2.99 with $2 Register Rewards
  • BOGOFREE Pond's Cold Cream, Dry Skin Cream and 15 or 30pk Towelettes 
  • BOGO1/2OFF Caress body wash and select Caress and Lever bar soap
  • BOGO1/2OFF 10pk Ivory or Safeguard bar soap
  • BOGO1/2OFF select Dove haircare, deodorant and body mist 
  • BOGO1/2OFF Aussie, Head & Shoulders or Herbal Essences haircare
  • BOGO1/2OFF Olay body wash, lotion or 2-4pk bar soap
  • BOGO1/2OFF Aveeno bathcare, haircare, lotion and shave gel
  • BOGO1/2OFF Gold Bond powder
  • 2/$8 Pantene shampoo, conditioner or stylers
  • 25% off all Neutrogena moisturizers or acne care
  • $10 off Lumene skincare (excludes Deep Cleansing Arctic Mask)
  • Clairol Nice 'n Easy Foam hair color $7.99 with $1 Register Reward
  • Baby Magic Patty Cake Dustless Baby Powder $6 with $6 mail-in rebate
  • Spend $40 on participating Olay products get $10 Register Rewards
  • Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover or select Regenerist skincare $23 each
(week-long sales not printed in the weekly circular)
  • $3 off SOHO Beauty Tools
  • BOGOFREE Samy haircare
  • $2 off Neutrogena sun care
  • Coppertone or Bain de Soleil sun care $9.99 with $3 Register Rewards
  • NoRinse shampoo $5.99


  1. I am so jealous of all these amazing deals available to those in the states

    1. I'm sorry you don't have these types of deals in your country. :(

  2. G,

    I can't thank you enough for posting these every week. It's a post I always look forward to so I can go through my coupon arsenal and see what I can get for dirt cheap. It's so obvious that it takes a long time to write this with the painstaking detail that you do very well. Please know that your readers very much appreciate this!

    Thank you!

    1. Wow, thank you SO much for that, honey. I can't tell you how much that means to me. *hugs* xoxo

  3. Looks like I definitely need to go shopping this week :)

    1. Hope you're able to save some money this week! :)

  4. Gosh I want a rite aid in my town.Pouting:(

  5. Definitely making a drugstore trip tomorrow. :D

    I really like reading your paragraphs about some of the greater deals. I like your details and notes about them. It catches my attention more than when I skim the sales list. ^^

    Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much for that, sweetie!! xoxo

  6. There's also a $2 rebate this month on the Revlon Age Defying Foundation at Rite Aid.

    I didn't know Sinful Colors were on sale... I hope I can find Green Ocean! :)

    1. Thanks for the reminder about the rebate!! I haven't seen green ocean at RA before but if you spot it, please let us know? Thanks so much! :)

    2. Oh darn... I just remembered Green Ocean is one of those Walgreens exclusives.

      btw Revlon ECB was limit 6 at my CVS (NorCal), I picked up 4 of the 16hr quads... I have 11 of them now! XD I love that they work on my oily lids - I never have to worry about my eye shadows creasing anymore.

      Thanks G., love you and your blog, always!

    3. Limit six?? Whoo hoo! Thank you so much for the great info (as always). You are an absolute gem and I am so grateful that you always take the time to share such valuable info with us. *hugs*

      Love you right back! xo

  7. Question....when it comes to ECB/UP/Register Rewards etc: Does the required total in order to receive the ECB/UP/Register Rewards have to be reached before or after any other coupons. For example, if the deal is spend $10 get $5 +UP and you get $10 worth of stuff, but you have a $1 coupon off your purchase so you're only coming out of pocket $9. Will you still get the $5 +UP? Or does your final total after coupons have to be $10?
    I hope this makes sense, I know it was kind of wordy but I'm a little confused about this. The lady at CVS said that your total before coupons just had to be met but the lady at Rite Aid said it had to be after all coupons but neither seemed completely sure...

    1. Rewards are always calculated BEFORE coupons. I've never heard of them being calculated after coupons at any drugstore, so I'm really surprised you were told that!

    2. Thank you so much! The girl who told me that it was after coupons really didn't seem confident in her answer, nor did she seem very anxious to help me, so I'm not surprised she was wrong lol. Thanks again!

  8. Oooh so exciting! I love eco tools brushes, so this is awesome :) and my sister is so pumped for all the nail polish sales! Thanks G!


  9. looks like rite aid has better deals...wish tx had them :/

  10. I went to CVS today to take advantage of the Spoiled sale! I got the four I wanted, I Don't Drink Cheap Wine, Plenty of Fish in the Sea, Toad-ally Amazing, and Use Protection! AND I had $5 CVS credit or whatever it's called, so I only paid $1.08!! Good Day I'd say :) However, I went to Walgreens to buy a Rimmel product, and it was BOGO 50%, not just was the same at CVS. Just thought I'd share!

    1. I just checked my local ad and it shows Rimmel 50% off, could be a regional difference. I would check your local ad, there is a possibility the store messed up or did not label it correctly. They would have to honor the ad.

    2. I'd say that was an AWESOME day! Congrats, hun!! :)

    3. And yes, I agree, seems to be a regional thing. :(

  11. First, I really should thank you for taking the time and thought to put together these sales posts! I look forward to these whenever I want to shop! :D

    Second, I was wondering if you've heard/seen of other drugstores doing the BOGO free Ecotools sales? There aren't any Rite Aids in my area! :(

    1. You're so welcome! :)

      And I'm sorry, but I haven't seen bogo on ecotools anywhere else but rite aid. :(

  12. OMG! If you do this every week, I have seriously hit the mother load as far as blogs go!

    1. Yes, I've been doing this every week for over two years now. :) You can access this post anytime but clicking the ” weekly drugstore beauty sales” link on the top menu bar. :)

  13. Hi G, at my Walgreens they had a buy one get one free sale on all organix hair/skin care. This is a walgreens in austin, texas

    1. Oh wow, really? That's great to know!! Thanks so much for the info, hun! :)

  14. Hey! I generally stalk on blogs rather than talk, but having said that, I just would like to say that I absolutely love this section of the blog! It's absolutely amazing. It's what I look forward to read every week. You saved my life when I had to start my makeup collection from scratch and I bought all the drugstore store essentials until I worked my way up and save for my other upscale "essentials". =D
    BUT YES, in NYC, the Walgreens have the Rimmel products for 50% off. (But wait, there's more!) There's some nail enamels on display that's with a free top/base coat for just the same price $4.99. So with the sale, it's $2.50...and the coupon... ONLY $1.50 for two Rimmel nail polishes! What an awesome deal!
    What would I do without this every week?

  15. Also note that CVS is giving $5 extrabucks for $15 on CVS products (makeup, skincare, etc.).

    I got the Glam Eyes Brown eyeliner pots trio from Physician's Formula in one transaction, carried the $7EB over to the next... got a CVS acne treatment, and two CVS eye makeup removers (l'oreal dupe and neutrogena dupe). Totaled about ~$22 out of pocket with $5EB still. =)

  16. Thank you so much for taking the time to put these lists together. They are a huge help.


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