On the way home from work last evening, I stopped by CVS to print out coupons from the ExtraCare Coupon Center that showed up in my ExtraCare account on the CVS website. While I was there, I strolled through the cosmetics area and saw lots of 50 percent and 75 percent on cosmetics items.
While those items aren't eliguble on extrabucks deals, you can use manufacturer's coupons on them and get some steals. Additionally, CVS Beauty Club members can the $4 off of any $20 beauty purchase coupons that CVS sent out earlier this week as well.
I noticed that many shades of Revlon nail polish had 75 percent stickers on them. With the normal price for Revlon Colorstay is $7.99, and the price for Revlon Top Speed is $5.99 at my local CVS, shades that are marked at 75 percent off would be roughly $2 and $1.50 respectively. In comparison, Revlon nail polishes not on clearance are on sale for $4.99, and with a $3 extrabucks rewards, it would be like getting those for $1.99. While the price per bottle would roughly be the same for clearance Revlon Colorstay and 50 cents less per bottle for clearance Top Speed, you can get more clearance bottles for the same money out of pocket than you can with the $3 extrabucks rewards deal. Additionally, there is a limit of six purchases on the $3 extrabucks rewards deal.
On the other hand, clearance polishes generally are shades that haven't sold well, so if none of the clearance shades are appealing, buying a polish with the extrabucks rewards deal would be the better way to go.
Before I go, I would like to reiterate a reminder I made in a previous post. CVS Beauty Club totals go back to zero on Jan 1, 2013. If you are close to getting a $5 in extrabiucks rewards, it might be a good time to stock up on products that are eligible for CVS Beauty Club rewards. But if you have a long way to go to get to another $5 in extrabiucks rewards, you might want to hold off on beauty purchases until the begining of the new year. After all, quarterly extrabucks rewrds, as well as the the double quartlerly extrabucks rewards, will be available on January 1, 2013, so you will have some extrabucks rewards to use on beauty purchases.