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Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sales (12/9 - 12/15)

This week's printable beauty coupons, drugstore sales, news & tidbits...
It's my birthday this week!  If you don't already know how old I am, here's a hint: I was born the same year as Queen Latifah, Tina Fey, Padma Lakshmi, Vince Vaughn, Naomi Campbell, Matt Damon, Kelly Ripa and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Oh that Theo Huxtable...always gettin' in trouble!).
So anyway, I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that the amount of posts I do this week might be a little lighter since I'm trying to take some time for myself away from the computer. Anyway, let's see if the drugstore gods granted us some extra special sales this week, shall we? 

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). And as of September 1st, Dollar Tree now accepts manufacturer's coupons, which can mean FREE (or close to it) products.
Click here to access the following coupons:
  • $0.75 off Almay Makeup Remover
  • $2.25 off one Optimum Salon haircare or Dark & Lovely haircare item
  • $2 off any Monistat product when you buy any 1 Monistat product (I know a lot of you use Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel as primer so I thought I'd mention this one)
Click here to access the following printable coupons:
  • $1 off any L'Oreal eye cosmetic
  • $2 off any Clear haircare product (redeemable at Dollar General)
  • and more...
Click here to access the following printable coupons:
  • $1 off any Shea Moisture haircare or body care product
  • $1 off Dial Hello Kitty body wash (click here for my review)
  • $1 off Dial Hello Kitty bar soap, liquid hand soap or foaming hand soap
  • $1 off Kiss Nail Dress
  • $1 off any Garnier moisturizer
  • and more...
TARGET-ONLY COUPONS (click here to access):
  • $3 off Sally Hansen Gel Strips Starter Kit
  • $5 off Sally Hansen Gel Polish Starter Kit
  • $2 off Almay Smart Shade cosmetic item
  • $1 off Almay intense i-color cosmetic item
  • $1 off Almay eye makeup remover
  • and more...

It's a given that, at this time of the year and all the way through Christmas, all of the drugstores run lots (and lots) of deals on women's and men's fragrances. In fact, there's too many to list this week, so if you're looking for fragrance gift sets, etc. just head to any of the three chains this and you'll encounter some great deals.
CVS shoppers: The big news again this week, which trumps any of the regular sales, is the return of the Beauty Clearance Sale (click here for the master list, updated regularly). Remember that can use Extra Bucks during this sale (although BOGOs and Rewards offers do NOT apply to clearance merchandise). Some locations will also allow you to use manufacturer's coupons during this sale (but if the final clearance price is below the minimum purchase required to use the coupon, the store may not accept it). Also, there are some great coupons printing at the red scanner box this week BUT you have to be a Beauty Club member to get them (chances are you probably are, if you're reading this!).
Rite Aid shoppers: We've got two 40% off sales this week (Almay and PF face products--details below). Also, I'm thrilled that there's a BOGOFREE sale this week on JR Watkins skin and bath care products. If you haven't tried their products yet, you are in for a treat (click here for one of my past reviews). What's funny is that this exact time last year, JR Watkins products were on sale at Rite Aid (hum...guess there's a pattern there). Anyway, if you can find the Lemon Hand Cream (or any of their products with this scent) I highly, highly recommend them. Don't forget that the December Video Values coupons are up (unless otherwise specified, you can stack those coupons with any manufacturer's coupons you may have). There are $1 off coupons for Revlon Lip Butters, ColorStay Smoky Shadow Sticks and Overtime Mascara this month.

Walgreens shoppers: All Soho makeup brushes brushes and tools are BOGOFREE this week, and you've got a chance to score some FREE hair clips too. Just a reminder that the December Coupon Book is now available in stores, and there are lots of beauty coupons in this month's book (click here for the full list). And of course if you happen see the Wet n Wild Beauty Ambassador display, please leave a comment/tweet me a pic/share with me on Facebook. I'd love to know if you spot it!

SALES FOR WEEK OF 12/9 - 12/15
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. 

  • For CVS Beauty Club Members only (you must be a Beauty Club member as of 12/3/12 to receive these coupons): Scan your Extra Care card at the red scanner box this week to receive the following coupons: $1 off Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (on sale this week for $5), $2 off Dove body wash (on sale this week for $7), $2 off L'Oreal Age Perfect Golden Balm or Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle (on sale this week for $14.99), $3 off L'Oreal Youth Code or Triple Power Revitalift (on sale this week for $19.99)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Essence of Beauty makeup brushes, applicators and accessories
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Wet n Wild cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all NYC cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Sally Hansen cosmetics and nail polish (excludes Insta Gel Strips or Starter Kit)
  • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl foundation, powder, blush, concealer or eye cosmetics
  • Buy 1 Sally Hansen Insta Gel Starter Kit or Strips get $3 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • Select Color Theory cosmetic gift sets $9.99 with $2 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • Spend $12 on any L'Oreal cosmetics get $4 Extra Bucks (excludes clearance, limit 2)
  • Buy any 2 Almay cosmetics get $5 Extra Bucks (excludes clearance and travel sizes, limit 1)
  • BOGOFREE Suave Naturals body lotions
  • BOGOFREE Perfect Scents Impressions fragrances w/ regular retail price $9.99
  • BOGOFREE all Goody hair accessories
  • B2G1FREE Essence of Beauty body care, fragrance or bath accessories (excludes trial sizes)
  • $2 off all Aquaphor products
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Clean & Clear facial or body wash
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Aveeno haircare, skincare, suncare or shave gel
  • BOGO1/2OFF Salon Grafix, Marc Anthony or Freeze It haircare
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Olay Age Defying, Complete or Anti Wrinkle skincare
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Scunci or Conair hair accessories and hair brushes
  • Buy any 2 L'Oreal Ever haircare products or L'Oreal hair color products get $5 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • Aussie or Herbal Essences haircare 4/$15 with $3 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Buy 4 Neutrogena towelettes 25ct get $10 Extra Bucks (limit 1)
  • Spend $20 on Neutrogena hand cream or any specialty bath products get $7 Extra Bucks (limit 1, excludes clearance)
  • Suave Professionals, Kid's or stylers 2/$4
  • Suave Keratin, Almond/Shea Butter or men's shampoo or conditioner 2/$6
  • 40% off all Almay cosmetics
  • 40% off Physicians Formula foundations, powders, blushes, bronzers and concealers; spend $15 on any of these products get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • Buy any Sally Hansen Salon Gel or Salon InstaGel product get $3+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all NYC cosmetics; buy 2 get $1+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Rimmel cosmetics; spend $15 get $5+UP
  • BOGO1/2OFF Revlon ColorStay cosmetics and beauty tools
  • BOGO1/2OFF CoverGirl face and eye cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Neutrogena cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all L'Oreal cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Rite Aid brand skincare (includes Rite Aid Renewal BB Cream) 
  • BOGOFREE all JR Watkins skin and bath care products
  • BOGOFREE Samy shampoo, conditioner, stylers of Fat Foam hair color
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Eucerin or Aquaphor skincare and baby care; buy any 2 of these products get $2+UP (limit 2)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Calgon and Healing Garden products; buy any 2 of these products get $4+UP (limit 2)
  • Spend $20 any Burt's Bees skincare or lip care products get $8+UP (limit 2)
  • 25% off all gud skin, bath and haircare; buy any 2 of these products get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • All Yardley products and Porcelana skincare 2/$4 with $1+UP (limit 4)   
  • Speed Stick and Lady Speed Stick $2.99 with $2+UP (limit 4)
  • Spend $10 on any Biore skincare get $3+UP (limit 2)
  • Spend $40 on Olay ProX, Premium, Regenerist or Facial Hair remover products get $10+UP (limit 2)
  • Spend $15 on L'Oreal Youth Code, Revitalift Clinical Repair and Triple Power or Age Perfect skincare get $5+UP (limit 2)
  • Spend $20 on American Crew, Chi, Rusk or Sebastian professional haircare get $10+UP (limit 2)
  • Herbal Essences or Aussie haircare 2/$6
  • Pantene shampoo, conditioners or stylers $3.99
  • All Gold Bond skincare, bath and foot care 20% off
  • Dove and Dove for Men body wash or Men's shower tool, or Dove 2-pk bat soap 2/$7 with $2+UP (limit 2)
  • in-ad coupon: Softsoap or Irish Spring body wash $1.99
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 are in green.

  • BOGOFREE all Soho makeup brushes and beauty tools
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Revlon cosmetics (excludes nail polish)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all CoverGirl cosmetics
  • BOGO1/2OFF Almay foundation, primer, concealer, blush, powder or eye cosmetics and makeup removers
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Neutrogena cosmetics
  • $5.99 each: L'Oreal Colour Riche cosmetics, nail color, Extra-Intense Eyeliner and Voluminous Mascara (excludes Colour Riche Caresse lip cosmetics)
  • Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kit $29.99 (buy 1 get 2,000 point)
  • Sally Hansen Salon Pro Gel Starter Kit $69.99 (buy 1 get 5,000 points)
  • Goody Colour Collection Contour Hair Clip 6-pk $2 with $2 Register Rewards (FREE)
  • BOGOFREE Organix haircare or personal care
  • BOGOFREE Softsoap body wash
  • BOGOFREE Softsoap liquid hand soap refills
  • BOGO1/2OFF TRESemme haircare (buy 2 get 2,000 points)
  • BOGO1/2OFF Pond's or Simple skincare
  • 20% off all Method products
  • 20% off L'Oreal Revitalift Clinical Repair 10, Youth Code or Triple Power skincare
  • 25% off Neutrogena skincare or lotion
  • Dove haircare 2/$6 (buy 2 get 1,000 points)
  • Pantene haircare 3/$10 (buy 2 get 2,000 points)
  • Head & Shoulders shampoo or conditioner 2/$9 (buy 2 get 1,000 points)
  • Clean haircare 2/$10 (buy 2 get 4,000 points)
  • Nunaat Ultra Keratin Touch Kit $11.99
  • Garnier Nutrisse hair color $5.99
  • John Frieda Precision Foam hair color $11.99 (buy 2 or more get 7,000 points; buy 1 get 3,000 points)
  • Select Cetaphil skincare $7.99
  • in-ad coupons: Carmex lip care 3/$3 with 1,000 points (excludes Pomegranate); Softsoap liquid hand soap $0.99
(week-long sales not printed in the weekly circular)
  • BOGO1/2OFF all travel size toiletries
  • BOGO1/2OFF all Neutrogena and Aveeno haircare
  • Garnier Nutrisse Foam hair color $7.99 (buy 1 get 2,000 points)
  • Studio 35 Beauty Micro Shaping Cream $20.99
  • BOGO1/2OFF Studio 35 Beauty Cold Cream or Dry Skin Cream
  • Studio 35 Moisturizing Skin Cream $7.49
  • Splat Hair Chalk $4.99
  • Studio 35 Shave Gel 2/$4


  1. happy happy birthday!! you definitely deserve a break! i don't know how you do all that you do, but I love your blog thank you!

  2. Happy Birthday!!! I love what you post for us... First time commenting, though.

  3. What Sandra Olivas said... x100!!

  4. Happy Birthday G!!!

    Thank you for continuing to update this blog, even if you're busy, sick or it's your bday! Hahaha! We all greatly appreciate it!

    Take care and enjoy your day!!! (:


  5. Happy Birthday! Take some time for yourself, you deserve it!!

  6. Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy the time, and celebrate that you are helping us stay beautiful and economical all year. I love your blog, it's one I follow all the time!

  7. Happy birthday!!! Indulge in some "me" time - what better present can one get?

  8. Happy Birthday, G! Hope you have a good one! Take a break from the computer fosho and have some fun. ^^

    I read ur review on the JR Watkins hand cream, but I haven't tried it myself. I'm definitely going to check out the Rite Aid sale~ :D

    As always, thank you so much for your drugstore updates/info. ^^

  9. How do the rite aid video value coupons work?

    1. rrubii, scroll up to the navigation bar and click on "For New Readers" and "Shopping Tips." Very helpful information, and there's a link to an article that G. wrote explaining the rewards programs.

  10. Happy birthday! Thanks for all the work you put into the site. Last week I got two L'oreal Infallible shadows for less than $7 because of your excellent explanations on how to maximize store rewards. I saved $11! And because I showed the sales clerk at Walgreens how to do the same, she gave me HEAPS of coupons. Mwahahahahaha!

    Saving my CVS Extra Bucks for when I go down south to visit my mom. Hoping that someone hid one of the WnW Where's the Party? palettes and forgot to come back for it!

  11. I bought the lotion and I love it! Thanks! ^.^

  12. Happy Birthday G! I hope you have a good one!

  13. Happy birthday!! everyone loves what you do!


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