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Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (12/30 - 1/5)

This week's printable beauty coupons, drugstore sales, news & tidbits...


If you're going to use any of these coupons this week at your local drugstores, remember that you can combine them with rewards deals for even better savings (coupons are deducted AFTER you have met the rewards threshold, not before). Also don't forget that Dollar Tree now accepts manufacturer's coupons, which can mean FREE (or close to it) products.
Click here to access the following coupons:
  • $2 off any 1 Monistat product
  • $0.75 off 1 Almay makeup remover
Click here to access the following printable coupons:
  • $1 off any Aveeno body care product
  • $2 off any Aveeno facial care product
  • $1.50 off 2 Dove haircare products
  • $1 off any Maybelline Expert Wear eyeshadow (redeemable at Walmart)
  • $1 off any Shea Moisture hair or body product 
  • and more...
Click here to access the following printable coupons:
  • $1 off any Suave body lotion (redeemable at Family Dollar)
  • $1 off any Suave body lotion (redeemable at Dollar General)
  • $1 off any 2 Suave body washes (redeemable at Dollar General)
  • and more...
TARGET-ONLY PRINTABLE COUPONS (click here to access):
  • $2 off any L'Oreal cosmetic item
  • 50% off Sally Hansen gel polish with purchase of Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit
  • and more...

CVS shoppers: Attention Aveeno body care fans! Check out this deal on Aveeno body lotions or creams this week. And don't forget that the CVS Beauty Clearance Sale is still going on (click here for the master list). Rumor has it that some locations may be putting more items on clearance starting at the middle of this month, so if you haven't been able to find some of the items on the master list on clearance at your locations, you might have better luck in a week or two, so keep on scanning!
Rite Aid shoppers: Lots to cover in the world of Rite Aid this week. First up, when you spend $10 on any Wet n Wild products this week, you'll get $5 back in +UP Rewards. That's basically like a 50% off sale when you spend $10, so if you're able to spot any of the new WnW products I showed you last week, this is a great time for a haul (especially since the limit is 2 on this rewards deal). If your Rite Aid has all of the new NYC collections I showed you the other day, it's haul time since all NYC cosmetics are BOGO1/2OFF and when you buy 2 items you get $1+UP (limit 2 on the rewards deal). There are also some awesome deals on EcoTools, Physicians Formula, Jesse's Girl and Prestige this week (details below). Remember when I told you that Vidal Sassoon is coming back with a new drugstore haircare line? Well it has landed at Rite Aid and it's on sale this week for 2/$8. More news: Rite Aid is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, so there will be special icons next to items in this week's circular (actually this is going to be happening for the entire month, through Jan. 26th). When you see a little red money sign next to an item (I will put those items in red below), that means that they'll qualify for even more savings (details below). Also, the January Video Values coupons are now up (unless otherwise specified, you can stack those coupons with any manufacturer's coupons you may have). There are some great coupons this month for you to print out (after you watch brief videos, of course). For example, there's a $1.50 off any Burt's Bees lip color coupon and this week when you spend $10 on any Burt's Bees skincare or lip care, you'll get $3+UP. If you use that coupon, you'll only have to spend $8.50 out of pocket to qualify for the $3+UP (if your Rite Aid has the new glosses and tinted lip balms this would be an awesome way to use this coupon). There are also Video Values coupons for $1 off Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream, $1 off the new L'Oreal Advanced Haircare line and more.
Walgreens shoppers: This is really cool: on the Walgreens Discover Beauty Within home page, there's a page that features the winners of the 1st Annual Walgreens Beauty Advisor Awards. I'm not sure how these awards were decided, but I love that Walgreens is honoring their Beauty Advisors (*waves to all of the wonderful BAs who read Nouveau Cheap*), who help us all so much throughout the year with coupon hook-ups, advice, etc. So be sure to click here and see if YOUR favorite Beauty Advisor won an award this year! The January Coupon Book is now in stores (coupons valid 12/29 - 1/26). Click here for the full list of what's inside this month's book. And remember that you can stack these coupons with any manufacturer's coupons you may have, for even more savings (there are lots of good L'Oreal coupons this month!).

SALES FOR WEEK OF 12/30 - 1/5
The following sale info has been obtained from national circulars. I do my best to recap sales that are happening in ALL regions of the United States, but you may live in an area that does not run national sales. If you do not see these sales in your area, check with your local store manager for more details. 

  • CVS Beauty Club Members: scan your Extra Care card at the red scanner box this week to receive the following coupons: $2 off Sally Hansen nail polish or cosmetics (BOGO1/2OFF this week), $3 off RoC facial care (on sale for $17.99 this week), $1 off  Caress body wash or Vaseline body lotion (on sale for 2/$6 this week), $1 off Aveeno facial cleanser, pads, body wash, bath treatment, Lubriderm 16oz products or ALL Aveeno haircare (these products on sale for $4.99 each this week)
  • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl face, eye, lip or Outlast nail products
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Nuance Salma Hayek cosmetics, body, facial or haircare (excludes trial/travel sizes)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all eyelashes or artificial nails (all brands, excludes nail glue) 
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Sally Hansen cosmetics and nail color
  • Spend $15 on any Maybelline foundation, powder, blush, concealer or eye cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $10 on any Revlon cosmetics or beauty tools get $4 Extra Bucks (limit 2, excludes clearance)
  • Spend $12 on any L'Oreal cosmetics get $4 Extra Bucks (limit 2, excludes clearance)
  • 50% off all fragrance gift sets with regular retail price $5.99+
  • Buy 1 Clean Scalp Therapy shampoo (full size) for $4.99 get 1 FREE Clean Scalp Therapy Conditioner (full size)
  • BOGOFREE Softsoap liquid hand soap refills or Irish Spring bar soap 3-pk
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal Ever haircare and all L'Oreal hair color
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Palmer's skincare (excludes facial care)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Rogaine for men or women
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal skincare (excludes Miracle Blur)
  • All got2b stylers 2/$8
  • Aveeno body lotion or cream $4.99 each; buy 2 get $6 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • Aussie and Herbal Essences haircare 3/$10
  • Head & Shoulders haircare 2/$10
  • Olay Complete or Age Defying lotion, cream, eye gel or 2-in-1 cloths $9.99 with $1 Extra Bucks (limit 1)


Now through January 26th, items in red below will qualify for even more savings. Spend $100 on any items in red and you will receive $20 in +UP Rewards (totals will accrue on your receipt--you do not have to spend $100 all in one week; you will have until January 26th to get to $100 by purchasing participating items). For every additional $50 you spend AFTER you hit $100 you will earn an additional $10+UP (up to $250).

  • BOGOFREE select Carmex and Lypsyl lip balms and oitments
  • Buy any 1 Almay eye cosmetic get 1 Almay Eye Makeup Remover 80ct FREE
  • BOGO1/2OFF all NYC cosmetics; buy 2 get $1+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF  all Jesse's Girl cosmetics and nail color; spend $10 (after the BOGO1/2OFF deduction) get $4+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon ColorStay cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all EcoTools cosmetic brushes and tools, cosmetic bags and wallets; spend $15 on any of these items (after the BOGO1/2OFF deduction) get $6+UP (limit 2) 
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Kiss or Broadway Nails artificial nails; spend $10 on any of these products (after BOGO1/2OFF deduction) get $3UP (limit 2)
  • 40% off all Physicians Formula foundations, powders, blushes, concealers and bronzers; spend $15 on any of these items (after the 40% off discount) get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • Spend $10 on any Wet n Wild cosmetics get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • Spend $12 on any Prestige Cosmetics get $6+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGOFREE Yardley Moisturizing Soap, Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Creme, Udderly Smooth lotion or Keri Lotion
  • BOGO1/2OFF all C Booth, Derma, Freeman, Eclos or Vita-K skincare; spend $10 on any of these items (after BOGO1/2OFF deduction) get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Olay skincare and bath care, Ivory and Safeguard body wash and liquid hand soap
  • BOGO1/2OFF all got2b or Smooth 'n Shine haircare
  • BOGO1/2OFF most John Frieda haircare
  • Spend $10 on any Burt's Bees skincare or lip care get $3+UP (limit 2)
  • Finesse or Pert haircare 2/$6
  • Oxy skincare $4.99 each
  • Aussie or Herbal Essences haircare $2.49 each
  • Spend $8 on any Parfums de Couer Designer Imposter Body Sprays get $3+UP (limit 2)
  • Vidal Sassoon Pro Series shampoo, conditioner or stylers 2/$8
  • John Frieda Precision Foam hair color $12.99 with $3+UP (limit 2)
  • Pantene shampoo, conditioner or stylers 2/$7 with $2+UP (limit 2)
  • TRESemme haircare 2/$7 with $1+UP when you buy 2 (limit 2)
  • L'Oreal Ever haircare or Healthy Look or Root Rescue $5.99 each
  • Softsoap body wash or 4-pk bar soap, Irish Spring body wash $2.99 each
  • Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner 2/$9
  • All Curel and Biore skincare $5.99 each
  • gud lotion, body wash, body mist, hand cream, shampoo or conditioner 2/$10
  • in-ad coupons: L'Oreal Excellence hair color 2/$11.98; Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Hair Color $8.99; Garnier Nutrisse Foam hair color $5.99; select L'Oreal skincare $5 off; Clairol Natural Instincts or Nice 'n Easy hair color $5.99 each

NOTE: all weekly sales are now only valid if you have a Balance Rewards Card. Click here for more info--you can sign up in-store or online. Extra points offers and Register Rewards offers are in green.

  • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl cosmetics (spend $15 get 3,000 points)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon lip and nail cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Almay foundation, primer, concealer, blush, powder and eye cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Rimmel cosmetics
  • Buy a Maybelline product get 500 points (The weekly ad is a little vague about this one--there is a photo of new Maybelline 2013 products including the Clean Express makeup removers, Rocket Mascara, etc., so I'm not sure if this offer only applies NEW Maybelline products or all Maybelline products)
  • 25% off Simple or Pond's skincare
  • BOGOFREE Noxzema shave cream or disposable razors
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Cetaphil skincare
  • BOGO1/2OFF Vaseline lotion, aloe gel, lip therapy or petroleum jelly, St. Ives lotions or Dove lotions 
  • BOGO1/2OFF Ivory or Safeguard bar soap 3-4pk, Old Spice or Gillette body wash (spend $10 get 1,000 points)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Organix haircare (buy 2 get 1,000 points)
  • BOGO1/2OFF select John Frieda haircare 
  • BOGO1/2OFF Eucerin or Aquaphor skincare or baby care
  • Pantene haircare 2/$7
  • Pantene Expert Collection haircare $8.99
  • Sure or Brut deodorant $1.99 with $1 Register Rewards
  • John Frieda Precision Foam hair color $12.99 (buy 2 get 7,000 points; buy 1 get 3,000 point)
  • Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner 2/$9 (buy 2 get 1,000 points)
  • Olay Body Wash 2/$10 (buy 2 get 1,000 points)
  • Aussie or Herbal Essences haircare 2/$5 (buy 2 get 1,000 points)
  • Clairol Natural Instincts $5.99
  • Clairol Nice 'n Easy Foam hair color $7.99 (buy 1 get 1,000 points)
  • Softsoap or Irish Spring body wash $2.99 each
  • got2b stylers 1/$10 (buy 2 get 1,000 points)
  • Select Garnier haircare $4.99 each
  • $10 off select fragrances
  • Gold Bond lotions $6.99 (spend $20 get 5,000 points; spend $10 get 2,000 points)
  • in-ad coupons: $0.99 Softsoap liquid hand soap
BONUS BUYS (week-long sales not printed in the weekly circular)
  • Buy any 5 Wet n Wild $0.99 items get 250 points
  • $5 off select men's and women's fragrance
  • BOGOFREE InStyle Impressions fragrances
  • Walgreens brand Gentle Skin Cleanser $6.99
  • Walgreens brand Sculpting Cream $21.49
  • Walgreens brand Cold Cream or Dry Skin Cream 2/$6
  • Walgreens brand Moisturizing Cream $10.49
  • BOGO1/2OFF Purell hand sanitizers
  • Walgreens brand cotton swabs 500 ct. 2/$5
  • Walgreens brand body wash $4.49
  • Walgreens brand Intensive Healing Moisturizing Lotion $6.49


  1. Thank you! haha I'm a BA at walgreens... uh too bad I couldn't win! oh well!

    1. You're so welcome! I'm sorry you didn't win, but maybe next year! :) Thanks for everything you do!

  2. holy cow. well, my hubby is off for the next two days, so he gets to babysit while i scout all the drugstores!!!!

  3. I was able to get the physicians formula super bb powder for $5.37! It was on sale for $8.37 plus the $3 coupon on the box at rite aid. Also got the neutrogena moisture smooth color stick in bright berry for $5.99 at walgreens! Took back the new kate moss lipsticks I got because walgreens refused to give me the bogo 1/2 off. Even thogh that sales girl made me so mad I still love my purchases, the boo powder feels really smooth and the color stick smells amazing.

    1. I'm going to return my Rimmel products that I bought at Walgreens, too. I just noticed that they didn't give me the discount either! This teaches me that I should always check my receipt right away!

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