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Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (9/2 - 9/8)

A lot of us have been hoping for Maybelline sales at the drugstores to go along with LE Fashion Week Collection, and we finally got them this week. All three chains are running Maybelline sales, so haul away! (My suggestions? The Olive Martini Quad and the Barely Beige Color Tattoo.)

For those new to drugstore sales, when I indicate a "limit" next to a rewards offer, that limit is only in reference to the rewards, NOT to the amount of products you can buy. For example, at Rite Aid this week, Maybelline is BOGO1/2OFF and you get $5+UP when you spend $15. The limit on this offer is 4, which means that you get the $5+UP a total of four times. The "limit 4" does not apply to how many products you can buy--you can buy as many as you'd like and get the BOGO1/2OFF deal, but you'll only get the +UP Rewards a total of four times. I tend to get asked this question a lot, so I hope this clears it up.

Click here to access the following printable coupons:
$2 off Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish
$1 off any Garnier styling product
$2 off any Kiss Premium Lashes product
$1 off any Kiss or Broadway Nails artificial nail products (excludes glue and nail files)
$2 off any L'Oreal face cosmetic
$2 off Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation
$2 off any Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions product
Click here to access the following printable coupons:
$1 off any Rimmel cosmetic (there are two separate coupons for this!)
$1 off L'Oreal Colour Caresse or any L'Oreal lip color
$3 off when you buy any 2 Sebamed products (redeemable only at CVS)
$3 off one Salon Hits 10 Benefits Leave-In Treatment for Beautiful Hair (redeemable only at Walmart)
CVS shoppers: Extra Care members, don't forget that you can DOUBLE your Quarterly Extra Bucks just by clicking here. Awesome BOGOFREE deals this week: all Sebamed products are BOGOFREE (love love love this body lotion), and there's a link to a coupon above to get $3 off when you buy 2 products. Since Sebamed is a little pricey, this is a great way to try some of their products without breaking the bank. Also, all Shea Moisture haircare is BOGOFREE (click here for my Shea Moisture reviews). And the "Spend $10 on Revlon get $4 back in Extra Bucks" deal is awesome this week too, since the limit is six. That means you can spend $10, get $4 in EB, take those $4 in EB and use them toward another $10 worth of Revlon products, get another $4 in EB, and keep doing that a total of six times. Simple skincare fans: there are lots of Simple coupons that I linked to above, and this week when you spend $15 on any Simple Skincare, you'll get a FREE 25ct package of Simple Facial Wipes (remember: coupons are calculated after you have met the $15 threshold, not before). Speaking of skincare, there's a good deal on the new Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair I showed you a few weeks ago: it's on sale for $18 (regularly $21.99) and you get $2 back in Extra Bucks. This sale also includes Rapid Wrinkle Repair and the Microdermabrasion System.

Rite Aid shoppers: Pick up the Rite Aid circular this week (available in-store) for access to Rite Aid coupons for various beauty products ($2 off Neutrogena cosmetics, $2 off Simple skincare, etc.). You can combine these coupons with any manufacturer's coupons you may have, for even more savings (like the Simple skincare coupons I linked to above). Click here to view the circular coupons (scroll all the way to the bottom of the circular). Awesome deal on Revlon lip color this week: all Revlon lip and eye cosmetics, nail enamel and beauty tools are BOGO1/2OFF and when you buy any 2 of these items you get $3+UP. AND, there's a Video Values coupon for $2 off a Revlon Lip Butter. Let's say the Lip Butters are $7.49 each (prices vary). Buy 2 and with the BOGO1/2OFF sale you're down from $14.96 to $11.23. Then with the coupon, your out-of-pocket price is $9.23. But you also get $3+UP, which brings your total after rewards down to $6.23, or just $3.11 per Lip Butter! Click here for an important change to the Wellness+ program in case you missed it.  Also, if you haven't heard about the Glam Camp promotion, you do not want to miss out on this one. And don't forget to check out the September Video Values coupons, which are now live.

Walgreens shoppers: Just because I've stopped covering new product releases from Sinful Colors (click here if you missed why), that doesn't mean that I will not cover their sales. That said, all Sinful Colors polishes are on sale for $0.99 this week. A few other good deals this week: Pond's towelettes are BOGOFREE again, and EOS Shave Cream is 2/$6 with $4 back in Register Rewards. By the way, have any of you tried the new Walgreens Bioinfusion haircare? I was looking at the line the other day and the ingredients look pretty good. I'm always looking for new haircare to try, so leave a comment if you've tried anything. Thanks! Click here for an important update regarding the new Walgreens rewards program, in case you missed it.

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 Almay cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Sally Hansen cosmetics and nail polish (limit 4)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Nuance Salma Hayek products 
  • Spend $10 on any Maybelline cosmetics get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $10 on any Revlon cosmetics or beauty tools get $4 Extra Bucks (limit 6, excludes clearance)
  • L'Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation $7.99
  • BOGOFREE all Sebamed shampoo, conditioner and skincare products
  • BOGOFREE all Shea Moisture and Nubian Heritage haircare
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Clearasil or Lysol Healthy Touch hand soap
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Eucerin (excludes Aquahpor)
  • Spend $15 on any Simple skincare products get a FREE 25ct Simple Facial Wipes
  • Spend $20 on any Lumene skincare get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • L'Oreal Golden Balm or RevitaLift Deep Set Wrinkle skincare $14.99 
  • L'Oreal Ever haircare 2/$12
  • Buy 2 Fekkai haircare products get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes trial sizes and clearance)
  • All got2b stylers $3.99
  • Nivea body washes $4; Nivea lotions $6; spend $10 on any Nivea body washes or body lotions get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Dove haircare 2/$6
  • Aussie and Herbal Essences 3/$10
  • Softsoap body wash, Irish Spring body wash, Softsoap liquid hand soap or Irish Spring 6-pk bar soap 3/$9 with $3 Extra Bucks (limit 3)
  • Pick up the Rite Aid circular this week (available in-store) for access to Rite Aid coupons for various beauty products ($2 off Neutrogena cosmetics, $2 off Simple skincare, etc.). You can combine these coupons with manufacturer's coupons you may have, for even more savings. Click here to view all coupons (scroll all the way to the bottom of the circular).
  • BOGO1/2OFF Revlon lip and eye cosmetics, nail enamel and beauty tools; buy 2 of these items get $3+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Maybelline cosmetics; spend $15 get $5+UP (limit 4)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Physicians Formula cosmetics; spend $20 get $7+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Almay cosmetics; spend $10 get $4+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal eye cosmetics
  • CoverGirl LashBlast Volume or Length Mascara $5.99
  • CoverGirl LashBlast 24Hour and Fusion Mascara $6.99
  • NutraNail products: spend $15 get $7+UP (limit 2, sale also includes products from Scar Zone, Bikini Zone, Cherry Vanilla Fragrance, Plus White Toothpaste and Hair Off)
  • BOGOFREE Summer's Eve wash, bath, clothes, douche, spray or powder
  • BOGOFREE Scunci or Conair barettes, elastics, headbands, jaw clips, pins, or clips hair accessories
  • BOGOFREE Ban, Brut or Sure deodorant
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal haircare and haircolor; spend $10 get $3+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF Garnier haircare, Nutrisse haircolor, HerbaShine haircolor or Garnier skincare; spend $15 on any of these products get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • Spend $15 on elect Neutrogena facial moisturizers (includes Rapid Repair, Age Defense and others) get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • Sani-Hands Hand Santizing Wipes $2.99 (free after rebate)
  • Buy any two Clear haircare items get $3+UP (limit 2)
  • Buy 1 John Frieda Precision Foam haircolor get $2+UP
  • Organix haircare, got2b stylers or select Infusium haircare $4.99 each; buy 1 get $3+UP (limit 2)
  • Olay Premium Regenerist skincare $5 off; buy 2 get $2+UP (limit 2)
  • All Jergens and Curel skincare $5.99 with $1+UP (limit 2)
  • L'Oreal Revitalift or Age Perfect skincare $11.99
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Maybelline osmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon cosmetics and beauty tools
  • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl foundation, primer, concealer, blush, powder and eye cosmetics
  • Sinful Colors Nail Polish $0.99
  • Select Carmex lip care $0.99
  • BOGOFREE Pond's Dry Skin or Cold Cream or 15-30pk Towelettes
  • BOGO1/2OFF Pantene haircare
  • BOGO1/2OFF L'Oreal skincare
  • BOGO1/2OFF Vaseline lotion, Lip Therapy or Petroleum Jelly and Suave lotion
  • BOGO1/1OFF TRESemme shampoo, conditioner and select stylers
  • BOGO1/2OFF Bioinfusion haircare 
  • EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream 2/$6 with $4 Register Rewards
  • Aussie or Herbal Essences 2/$6 with $2 Register Rewards
  • Mitchum or Lady Mitchum 2/$6 with $4 Register Rewards
  • Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover and select Regenerist skincare $23.99 with $4 Register Rewards
  • Softsoap body wash or 4-pk bar soap $2.99
  • Jergens or Biore skincare (select varieties) $5.99
(week-long sales not printed in the weekly circular)
  • 25% off Simple skincare (excludes trial and travel sizes)
  • 20% off Studio 35, Walgreens brand or ProVectin Plus skincare products
  • Curel lotion $5.99
  • Mane 'n Tail shampoo or conditioner $2.99
  • Taylor Swift Wonderstruck fragrance 1.0 oz $32.99
  • Shakira fragrances 1.0 oz or 1.7 oz $5 off


  1. CVS: Spend $10 on any Maybelline cosmetics get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)

    ^For the above above, I was able to get it 3 times (total of $9 in EB). My receipt indicated no limit and that I was still able to qualify for another $3 EB. It may just been the CVS I was at... But I thought it's worth a mention.

  2. Aaaaah! I live in Indianapolis and have looked EVERYwhere and those color tattoos are nowhere to be found. It's maddening!!!

  3. I just wanted to thank you for posting these sales in one place....and the coupon links too. I no longer get the Sunday paper, so this is where I get my fix! :-)

  4. Anyone having trouble printing from Redplum besides me?

  5. I hope my CVS has the Shea Moisture products. I love those!

  6. Yay another SC sale! I am still looking for Leap Flog, anyone have extra bottles if I don't have any luck?

  7. Thanks G! I went to CVS yesterday to see if they had the Revlon Just Bitten in the difficult-to-find Honey color and lo and behold they did! But it was $9.99, just one penny away from the BUCKS! So then I chose a Photoready blush that was $13.99 but had a coupon for $2 off, intending to get $8 bucks back. When I went to the cash register it took off $4 with the coupon! What!? SO then I was at $19.98! Argh! I ran back and got a Diamond Lust eyeshadow for around $5. And then I got $12 bucks back! Huh? I'm so confused, but at least my next transaction was only $2 in tax.

    BTW I also saw on Iheartriteaid that there's a $5 off Physician's Formula coupon at Rite Aid expiring Sept. 8. That would be a good deal with the UP rewards.

    1. Jane,

      You only need to spend 98% of the amount in order to earn the ExtraBucks, so if you'd purchased just that $9.99 item, you would have received the $4 ExtraBuck (98% of $10 = $9.98). If your eyeshadow was at least $5.42, that was enough to earn 3 of those $4 ExtraBucks ($12). Here's the math:

      $30 x 98% = $29.40 (amount needed to earn the reward three times)
      $9.99 + $13.99 + $5.42 = $29.40

      Since the limit is (6), you can go back and buy more.

    2. Oh! I did not know you only had to spend 98% of the amount! Dang, knowing that beforehand would have simplified my life. Oh well, now I know for next time.

      It seems that the dollar amounts needed to earn the rewards are calculated before coupon discounts? What about BOGO1/2 off deals? And do you know if it's true at Rite Aid as well? These things are so confusing.

    3. Jane,

      Coupons don't affect your totals, so yes, the pre-coupon prices are what matter. Use the current selling price to determine how much will count. So, if an item is BOGO 1/2 off $10, then buying (2) would count as $15 (not $20).

      I haven't shopped at Rite Aid in ages, so I can't answer anything about their program.

  8. (P.S. My second transaction was the Color Tattoo in Barely Beige plus a Maybelline nail polish, score.)

  9. Jane, you weren't the only one who got confused with the sale like this! I was the same way with the Revlon nail polishes but got the idea after picking up Ocean and Rainforest. :) It is great to have those bucks in the end. And the coupon, probably it gave you an extra two off probably due to your membership.

    1. Thanks, that makes me feel better, haha. I moved out of the country before the drugstores implemented all these rewards programs, and since I don't live anymore I usually gloss over NC's posts on how to maximize your rewards. So I'm just now getting the hang of it now that I'm back for a visit. I'm kicking myself for ignoring the bucks deals on Physician's Formula and Milani products at CVS a few weeks ago. I just kept staring at them thinking it was too confusing and complicated and didn't buy. Now I'm probably gonna have to pay full price (gasp! the horror!) for that Milani pencil because I'm leaving soon!

  10. Mega bummer, I live in NYC & went to the Walgreens in Times Square tonight, & not only was the SC polish I bought (Snow Me White) NOT 0.99, it was also more expensive than the usual 1.99 price at 2.49! But I think that has something to do with the weird merger that the Walgreens & Duane Reade stores are doing here in the city, so NYC buyers beware. Of course, the non sale price didn't deter me from buying two Pure Ice polishes (Strapless & Spitfire) & the Kate Moss #15 lipstick from Rimmel I've been lusting after for ages ;-)

  11. Pure Ice polishes? Is that a different make up line?


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