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Friday, November 16, 2012

Black Friday 2012 Drugstore Sale Round-Up

I want to thank everyone for the comments/tweets/emails about the upcoming Black Friday beauty deals at CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. For newer readers, I want to let you know that I always do a special Black Friday Drugstore Roundup, in addition to a separate non-drugtore Black Friday/Cyber Monday post which you can view right here. But if you see anything going on at the drugstore that I have not covered in this post, please please leave a comment below and let us know (and thank you!).

There are LOTS of fantastic drugstore beauty offers this year (better than any other year that I can remember) so I wanted to get this post up ASAP so that you can have more time to plan your strategy! This year we have LOTS of opportunities to score makeup, nail color, haircare, etc. for just pennies, OR FREE, after rewards. In fact, I tried to put what I consider the best deals at the top of each section below, and I also included some great candle deals in these listings since I know there are some fellow candle fanatics around here! It will take a while, but please read through these listings carefully--I don't want you to miss anything!

Drugstore Black Friday 2012 Round-Up
(please pay special attention to the dates of each sale)

Keep reading for all the juicy details!


PRE-BLACK FRIDAY SALES (11/18 - 11/22. In some regions these sales may run from 11/18 - 11/24 so check with your store for details)
  • Select Carmex lip balms $1 with $1 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • B2G1FREE Spoiled by Wet n Wild nail color
  • All Physicians Formula powders, blushes and bronzers $6.99 each
  • Color Theory Get the Look eye/lip palette $2.99 with $2 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • Buy 2 Neutrogena foundation, powder, blush or concealers get $8 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polish 2/$4
  • Color Theory eye/lip/cheek/nail palettes $5.99
  • Spend $10 on L'Oreal lip or nail cosmetics get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • BOGO12OFF Maybelline face, eye and lip cosmetics (limit 6, excludes Baby Lips and Great Lash mascara)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Rimmel cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Almay cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Kiss Ever Easy lashes, Katy Perry lashes and ALL artificial nails (excludes glue)
  • BOGO1/2OFF Revlon foundation, powder, blush, concealer, eye or lip cosmetics (limit 6)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Nuance Salma Hayek cosmetics, hair, body or facial care
  • BOGOFREE select designer body sprays 
  • BOGOFREE Turbie Twists
  • BOGOFREE Salon Grafix and Marc Anthony haircare
  • BOGOFREE Mane 'n Tail haircare
  • BOGO1/2/OFF Lubriderm, Clean & Clear, Aquaphor and Eucerin
  • BOGO1/2OFF Scunci hair accessories or travel bags
  • B2G1FREE Pond's towelettes or facial cream
  • Essence of Beauty fragrances and body care 3/$15
  • Spend $30 on any Lumene skincare get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Neutrogena Tone Repair, Wrinkle Repair or Microdermabrasion Kit $18 with $2 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • Neutrogena towelettes 2/$12
  • $2 off all Cetaphil products
  • Spend $20 on Nexxus haircare get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • LA Looks or La Bella styling gels $2.49 with $1.50 Extra Bucks (limit 4)
  • Finesse haircare $1.99 each (no rainchecks)
  • Select Dove haircare, bar soap and deodorants 2/$6
  • Conair Travel Compact Styler hair dryer $8.99
  • Garnier shampoo or conditioner $2.99
BLACK FRIDAY SALES (11/22 - 11/24)
  • Wet n Wild Perfect Petites Megalast Nail Color sets $2.99 with $2 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick or Color Burst Lip Butter $6.99 with $4 Extra Bucks (unsure as of the time of this post as to the limit on this deal)
  • Select bath and body gift sets $4.99 (regular retail price $9.99)
  • BOGOFREE celebrity fragrance gift sets with regular retail price $19.99

WEEK-LONG SALES (11/18 - 11/24)
  • Spend $15 on any Cetaphil skincare get $10+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Wet n Wild cosmetics; spend $8 get $3+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all nail enamel (excludes Essie, Revlon, Rimmel, L'Oreal, Gel and Gel kits) 
  • All Maybelline Great Lash mascaras 2/$9
  • Spend $11 on any Ardell or Andrea lashes get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • Almay makeup removers $4.99
  • Spend $15 on any holiday cosmetic gift sets get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • Nivea lip care 3/$6 with $1+UP when you buy 3 (limit 2)
  • Chapstick 3-pks $2.99
  • BOGOFREE all Conair or Scunci barrettes, clips, headbands or ponytail holders  
  • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl eye or lip cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF fragrance stocking stuffers
  • Spend $10 on any Burt's Bees skin or bath care get $5+UP (limit 2, excludes gift sets)
  • Spend $10 on any Yes To brands get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • L'Oreal skincare 25% off; spend $30 get $10+UP (limit 2)
  • Select Olay Regenerist and Total Effects skincare $19.99 with $5+UP (limit 2)  
  • Dial 3-pk bar soap, liquid hand soap, Complete hand soap or Hand Sanitizer $1.99
  • Buy any Schick HydroSilk or Hydro cartridges 1-4ct get $4+UP (limit 2)
  • Summer's Eve bath gel, powder, spray, cloths or wash 2/$7 with $2+UP (limit 2)
  • Spend $25 on any holiday fragrance gift sets get $10+UP (limit 2)
  • Select men's bath and body holiday gift sets $9.99 with $2+UP (limit 2)
  • Spend $30 on any Conair hair dryers, curling irons, straighteners, haircut kits and trimmers get $10+UP (limit 2)
  • Fragrances with retail price $21.99 and up: $5 off plus $5+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF most John Frieda haircare 
  • L'Oreal Ever haircare $5.99
  • TRESemme haircare 2/$7 with $2+UP (limit 2)
  • Rogaine men's or women's $39.99 with $5+UP (limit 2)
  • Garnier shampoo, conditioner or select stylers $3.33; spend $15 get $5+UP
  • Spend $20 on any Biosilk, TIGI Bed Head or Catwalk products get $10+UP (limit 2, excludes trial sizes)
  • Pantene shampoo or conditioner 25.4 oz and Aveeno or Neutrogena Triple haircare  $5.99
  • Revlon ColorSilk hair color 2/$6 with $1+UP (limit 3)
  • in-ad coupons: Softsoap or Irish Spring body washes $1.49; L'Oreal Excellence or Sublime hair color $6.99
BLACK FRIDAY SALES (11/22 - 11/24)
  • Clean Scalp Therapy shampoo or conditioner, Salon Grafix hairspray, LA Looks gel, Dep gel or LaBella gel $1.99 with $1.99+UP (limit 2) 
  • BOGOFREE all Neutrogena lip and eye cosmetics
  • BOGOFREE all Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polishes
  • Wet n Wild Pretty Wild Wild Shine Holiday Nail Sets $3.49 with $2.50+UP (limit 2, while supplies last)
  • Revlon core collection or Top Speed nail polishes $2.99 with $1+UP (limit 2, excludes ColorStay nail enamel)
  • Cosmetics gift sets with regular retail price $9.99 such as the LA Colors mini polish sets on sale for $7.99 with $2+UP (limit 1)
  • Cosmetic gift sets with regular retail price $2.99 on sale for $2.49 with $1+UP (limit 2)
  • Fragrance gift sets with regular retail price $9.99 on sale for $7.99 with $3+UP (limit 2)
  • Softsoap liquid hand soap $1.89 with $1+UP (limit 2)
  • Nivea 1.0 Creme Tins 3/$0.99
  • Yardley bar soaps 2/$1
  • Gilette Satin Care, Series or Foamy Shave gel and Skintimate or Edge shave gel 2/$5 with $2+UP (limit 2)
  • Axe body spray and deodorant or Dove or Degree deodorant 2/$8 with $3+UP (limit 2)
  • Buy one, get TWO free: Candle Lite, Willow Lane or 3 Layer Jar Candles
  • in-ad coupons: Nivea shave gels or Foam for Men $0.99 each; Conair Quite Dryer, Ultra Slim Straighteners, Instant Heat Curl Irons, Haircut Kit or Beard Trimmer $9.99;

WEEK-LONG SALES (11/18 - 11/24)
  • Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat $4.99 (buy 1 get 1,000 points)
  • Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Colors $5.99
  • BOGO1/2OFF Neutrogena cosmetics, Acne, Cleansing and Naturals skincare and hand or body lotions 
  • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl foundation, primer, concealer, blush, powder, eye or nail cosmetics (spend $20 on any of these products get 3,000 points)
  • BOGO1/2OFF Revlon lip and nail cosmetics (excludes Super Lustrous lipstick and gloss)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Almay cosmetics
  • BOGOFREE InStyle Impresssions fragrances
  • BOGOFREE select designer fragrances
  • $5 off L'Oreal Youth Code or Revitalift moisturizers or treatments
  • Select Olay Regenerist or Total Effects skincare $20.99 (buy 1 get 1,000 points)
  • Lubriderm lotions $7.99 (buy 1 get 2,000 points)
  • BOGO1/2OFF Eucerin or Aquaphor baby, lips or skincare (buy 2 get 750 points)
  • Pantene, Aussie or Herbal Essences family size products $5.99 (buy 1, get 1,000 points)
  • BOGO1/2OFF Nexxus haircare (buy 2 get 2,000 points)
  • Dove, Degree or Axe deodorants or body sprays $3.99 (buy 2 get 1,000 points)
  • L'Oreal Ever haircare $5.99 (buy 2 get 1,000 points)
  • Infusion 23 or Pert Plus haircare $4.99 with $3 Register Rewards
  • Mitchum or Lady Mitchum 2/$6 with $4 Register Rewards
  • Clear Scalp Therapy haircare 2/$10 (buy 2 get 4,000 points)
  • L'Oreal Excellence Creme or Healthy Looks Sublime Mousse hair color 2/$12
  • $5 off select celebrity fragrances (buy 1 get 2,000 points)
  • in-ad coupons: Revlon ColorSilk or Luminista hair color 2/$6 (buy 2 get 2,000 points); Yardley bar soaps $0.79; Softsoap liquid hand soap $0.99; Clairol Nice 'n Easy Foam hair color $7.99 (buy 1 get 1,000 points)
WEEK-LONG BONUS BUYS (11/18 - 11/24)
  • BOGOFREE Twisted Sista haircare
  • Studio 35 Beauty firming cream $10.99
  • Walgreens brand Oil-Free Acne Wash $4.49
  • Studio 35 Beauty or Walgreens brand makeup remover towelettes $3.99
  • Chapstick lip balm 3/$3
  • Select Conair hair appliances $14.99
  • Select holiday cosmetic gift sets 50-60% off (I believe this includes Profusion but I'm not sure about elf)
  • Studio 35 Beauty Curling Irons $4.99
  • BOGOFREE various As Seen On TV products (includes Salon Express Nail Stamping Kit and Ped Egg as well as other products)
BLACK FRIDAY SALES (11/22 - 11/24)
  • Herbal Essences shampoo, conditioner or select stylers $2.99 with $2.99 Register Rewards
  • Scunci No Damage Elastics 2/$3 with $3 Register Rewards
  • got2b Spiking Glue or Ultra Styling Gel $1.99 with $1.99 Register Rewards
  • Select Carmex lip care $1 with $1 Register Rewards
  • Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick or lipgloss $6.99 with $5 Register Rewards
  • Almay Intense i-color cosmetics $6.99 with $5.50 Register Rewards
  • Buy one get TWO free Patriot Jar Candles
  • Buy one get TWO free Walgreens brand lip balm
  • Select Lumene skincare 40% off (buy 2 get 2,000 points)
  • Splat hair chalk or or Washables hair color $4.99 (buy 2 get 1,000 points)
  • John Frieda Precision Foam hair color $11.99 (buy 1 get 5,000 points)
  • Dove or TRESemme styling products 2/$7 (buy 2 get 2,000 points)
  • Pond's towelettes, cold cream or dry skin cream and Noxzema scrub, cleansing cream, cloths or pads $2.99 each (buy any 3 of these products get 3,000; buy any two get 1,000 points)
  • Nubain Heritage haircare 10% off (buy 1 get 1,000 points)
  • Pert Plus $2.99 with $2 Register Rewards
  • Skintimate, Edge or Schick Hydro shave gels 2/$5 with $2 Register Rewards
  • Clairol Natural Instincts hair color $5.99 with $2 Register Rewards
  • Irish Spring deodorant 2/$6 with $3 Register Rewards
  • Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick 2/$5 with $2.50 Register Rewards


  1. That's certainly a lot to digest! (No pun intended, LOL)

    Thanks so much, again, G, for all your hard work putting this together. ;+)

  2. I wish I had a wags around here! But rite aids pretty good! I'm excited for the buy one get two free candles!!! Eeeek :D well and all those gift sets I want! Hopefully they have the yardley holiday soaps at 2/$1! Thanks G! :)

    1. I hope the holiday soaps are included too! :)

  3. Do you know if ulta will be having a cyber monday sale? We don't have one around here and I've had my eye on some nyx and real technique bruushes haha. Thanks for all that you do. Especially this post can't wait to make my list!!

    1. Not sure yet, but I would imagine they will! As soon as I hear, I'll post about it. :)

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    1. Yep! Many more beauty sales than last year! :)

  5. Remind me again which stores have the early test market sale starts? Rite Aid I know, but I can't remember if CVS or Walgreens do it too, and I don't want to herd the kids out today for nothing! :) In SoCal, if that helps, tho I think the schedule is the same as SD?

  6. Not sure which regions are test markets for CVS and Walgreens, but if you'd like to know if your area runs sales earlier than the rest of the country, why don't you go to the retailer's website and pull up the weekly ad for your region? If the weekly sales don't run from Sunday to Saturday, that would mean your sale dates are different than the rest of the country.

    And yep, the rite aid test market is SD, OC and LA. :)

    1. When checking the local Rite Aid circular online, it lists new ads good starting Sunday, even though they actually change Friday morning. :( It's all right, I'll head out later anyway and check. I want my free Carmex! lol

  7. Does anyone know about target polishes/etc?

  8. at my walgreens they were separating l'oreal cosmetics for anyone that wanted to take advantage of the black friday sales, they were gonna be on sale for $6.49 but i'm not sure limits of RR or anything cause she wasn't specific

  9. Limit 6 on the Revlon Lip EB that begins Thursday at CVS. (G has the specifics above.)

  10. Ooo, so walgreens is bringing back register rewards for black friday? I admit that those totally draw me in more than the new points system they're using. Are there limits on those deals? Looks like CVS is the place for lip butters and Wags for the SL lipsticks/glosses.

  11. I don't know if this was posted already being that I tried to read through and make sure I wasn't being redundant, but I just went to the Walgreens in Baton Rouge and they are having a BOGO 50% on the Wet 'N Wild products and they are also selling the single Color Icon eyeshadows for $.99! Needless to say that I went berserk. LOL!

  12. Anyone check their emails and got a $4 off $20 purchase coupon from CVS? I checked my email recently and got this coupon and it expires 11/26/12. The term and conditions on the coupon does not exclude sales or promotion items so I assume we ca use it on the current and upcoming sale deals at CVS. Just thought I'd share that infomation with everyone.

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  14. What about Walgreens and WNW? The thing is that the CVS in Florida don't carry WNW and there aren't Rite Aids in Florida either, I tried finding some when I had trouble with the Be Jeweled line and there weren't any. Unless, the Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off sale is all month at Walgreens. (We had that sale at the beginning of the month for members and it was hard hitting $35 when I had the$10 off coupon with all the WNW products I got. XD)

  15. Any interesting reports of today's stops? Heading to my rite aid in a bit..


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