I want to do more posts that actually help you save money on good makeup products. Today I decided I would give myself 30 minutes to look at coupons and drugstore ads to find some great deals.
Holy cow! This is not an easy task. Most drugstore deals aren't as good as they seem when you factor in that part of the savings has to be used on another transaction. With stores like Rite aid you have to come back the next day or later to redeem your "reward."
So here's what I found...
If you live near CVS and need toothpaste (I know, not exactly beauty related) you can get some for free on the spot. Follow this link to get a manufacturer's coupon ($1 off) and go to the store to print out a coupon from the red box ($2 off) and use both for free toothpaste. :)
Also they have Crest toothpaste for $2.99 and you get a $2 reward for buying it and there's a coupon for 50 cents off here. So you would still pay $1.49 out of pocket, but then you'd have $2.00 to spend on something else. (I might be super boring and domestic and use it to buy two of their dawn dish soaps that are on sale for $.99)
At Target if you buy three Secret deodorants you get a $5 gift card. Use these two links linklink for coupons off of the deodorant. Buy it and then do the rest of your shopping and use your gift card.
If you don't want to buy three deodorants you can buy one or two and then round out your three required items with mouthwash, toothpaste, body wash, feminine hygiene items or shampoo/conditioner (here). Coupons for these items: Crest here, same link Tampax, Always, Pantene, Olay, Head and Shoulders. Almost everything in this promotion has a printable manufacturer's coupon.
At RiteAid they have L'oreal cosmetics 40% off and I have a $2 off coupon. I'm planning on getting some of their True Match Mineral Makeup. I've had this loose foundation in the past and loved it. I am really not liking any liquid foundation at the moment :(
They also have Physician's Formula cosmetics BOGO free. Which is awesome! You don't see this deal that often. Also if you spend $30 on select makeup you get a $10 reward. If you are running low on a lot of stuff you could make this worth you while.
At Walgreen's they have Sinful Colors nail polish for 99 cents. If you have coupons preclipped they have other okay deals, but if you just rely on printables there really isn't any deals that are that great.
If you get the Ulta ad make sure you save the $3.50 off of $10. Also the Victoria's Secret Semi Annual Sale starts today (see this post for tips on insane prices for bras) and there's a great sale going on at Rue 21 (text "june" to 78321 for the coupon).