Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Another CVS beauty coupon while it lasts!

Today's CVS Deal of the Day is a $2 coupon off of a beauty purchase. The coupons are available in limited supply, and the coupon is good through tomorrow.

Generally, I would list the extrabucks rewards deals to which this would apply, but since this coupon is time sensitive, I won't. However, CVS defines beauty products as hair products, cosmetics, nail care, hair accessories, beauty tools, fragrance, hair appliances, and skin care products.

Hope everyone gets this coupon who wants it! Here is the link: $2 off $10 beauty purchase

Monday, April 22, 2013

Extra $3 off of any $12 cosmetics purchase ExtraCare Coupon Center available

Once again it's easier to take advantage of extrabucks rewards deals on cosmetics. Today I checked my account information in the CVS website and found I have a $3 off of a $12 cosmetics purchase waiting for me the next time I stop by CVS.

The two extrabucks rewards deals where the coupons would work the best are the Buy $12, Get $4 extrabucks rewards on L'Oreal foundation, powder, blush, concealer, or eye products or the Buy $15, Get $5 extrabucks rewards on any Maybelline cosmetics. To get additional savings on the L'Oreal deal, there is a $1 coupon good on any L'Oreal product available on the L'Oreal website.

If you make a Physician's Formula purchase over $12, the $3 cosmetics coupon could be used to receive the $7 extrabucks rewards deal on any Physician's Formula purchase. There also was a $1 coupon in Sunday's SmartSource insert of Physician's Formula cosmetics.

If your are a Revlon or Almay user, there are extrabucks rewards deals on those as well. The Almay deal is a Buy $10, Get $4 extrabucks rewards on any Almay cosmetics, and the Revlon deal is a Buy $10, Get $4 extrabucks rewards on any Revlon cosmetics (excluding lip). Generally you have to buy over $10 to get the extrabucks rewards, and if you have to spend $12, you can use the $3 coupon.

There also are a few other cosmetics deals this week. There is a Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off deal on Sally Hansen hair removal or cosmetics, an $8 sale on Essie nail polish, and a $5 sale on Cover Girl Perfection lip color or liner. There is a $1 coupon for Cover Girl lipstick on the P&G everyday site. If more than one of these deals sound good to you, or if you want to stock up on any of these products, the $3 cosmetics coupon can help you do that.

And for CVS Beauty Club Members, any cosmetics purchase counts towards $5 extrabucks rewards with the purchase of $50 of beauty products.

Be back later this week with more info on CVS deals.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

$19 in coupons available in Sunday's paper to use on a Buy $25, Get $10 extrabucks rewards deal

When I saw that there would be $19 in coupons in Sunday's paper to use towards shaving and sun tanning products, I knew I had to let everybody know the details.

Included in the deal are any Schick, Edge, or Skintimate products and Playtex tampons; Energizer Advanced, Ultimate Lithium 4-8 pk. AA or AAA batteries; and Banana Boat or Hawaiian Tropic advertised products.

The bulk of the coupons in the SmartSource coupon circular, according to Sunday Coupon Preview, are for Schick products:

Schick $.75/1 Hydro shave gel
Schick $1/1 razor, refill or disposable excludes 2ct
Schick $2/1 Hydro Power Select, Hydro 5 or Hydro 3 razor
Schick $2/1 Hydro refill
Schick $4/1 Hydro 5 disposables
Schick $4/1 Hydro silk disposable razor
Schick $6/both Hydro Silk razor and Hydro silk refill

The other coupons pertaining to the deal are:

Energizer $.50/1 batteries, flashlight or USB wall or car charger
Edge/Skintimate $.55/1 shave gel excludes 2.75 oz. cans
Banana Boat $1/1 product 4oz+ excludes lip balm
Hawaiian Tropic $1/1 product 4oz+ excludes lip balm
Playtex $1/1 Gentle Glide 360 tampons or Sport tampons (6/2)

Actually, there's more than $19 coupons here, and I'm not sure how Energizer batteries relate to the other products.

If you wanted to buy more than one of these items, there are coupons available elsewhere for some of these products. Coupons.com and CVS coupon section on the CVS website have a Buy a Schick Hydro razor (excluding disposables), Get a free Schick Hydro Gel coupon. If you sign up for the Hawaiian Tropic newsletter, you can get a $1 coupon. Signing up for offers on Playtex Sport and Playtex Gentle Glide also will get you $1 coupons to use on those products.

Will be back next week to help you with saving more money at CVS.

$5 extrabucks rewards on John Frieda, Jergens, Biore, and Curel

This week's CVS weekly contains a Buy $15, Get $5 extrabucks rewards on selected Jergens, Biore, and Curel products and all John Frieda products, and the coupon inserts in Sunday's paper will help out with the Jergens products in this deal.

Sunday Coupon Preview lists the following coupons that will be in the SmartSource newspaper coupons insert that can be used toward the extrabucks rewards deal:

Jergens $1/1 Natural Glow face daily moisturizer sunscreen (on sale for $8.99)
Jergens $3/2 Natural Glow moisturizers (on sale for $8.99)

Also on sale are 16.8-21 oz. bottles of Jergens lotion for $6.99.

There currently is a $1 coupon for $1 off of any Curel moisturizer and a $2 coupon for any John Frieda Luxurious Volume hair care product on Coupons.com and the CVS website. Curel in the 13 oz. bottle will be on sale for $6.99, and 8.45 oz. John Frieda shampoo and conditioner and select 3-12 oz. John Frieda stylers will be $6.

If you use Biore products on a regular basis, you can log in UPC codes into the company's Prove It! rewards program to earn coupons for free Biore products. You also can earn seven points each day by answering the daily trivia question and three daily points for doing the Prove It! Reward Challenge. There also are bonus points awarded for visiting the page multiple times and  and correctly answering the daily trivia question multiple times.

Since I will be out of town for awhile on Sunday, watch for another CVS Tips today concerning another extrabucks rewards deal and coupons to use towards the deal.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A different type of CVS Tips column

Sorry I've been away from doing my blog for awhile. I had other things that got in the way.

But I thought I'd take a different approach to my blog this evening and tell you about my latest trip to CVS and sneak in some usual information along the way.

I was in my car heading home from my daughter's house, and I suddenly got thirsty. I pulled into the drive-thru at the Taco Bell near her apartment. But then I thought that I could get more for my money if I went to the 24-hr CVS near my house plus get some ideas on what to put in a CVS Tips blog.

As luck would have it, I was stopped by a train just two blocks from CVS. Fortunately (or so I thought), the train went through fairly quickly, so I wasn't too upset.

But as I approached the store, there were all sorts of people yelling at each other near the doorway and in the parking lot, so I stayed in my car to decide whether or not to go somewhere else. But after a young blonde woman said "(The sixth letter of the alphabet) you," and pointed to a car and recited the car's license plate number, "and you," and pointed to a second car and called out the number on its license plate, "and you!" and pointed to a third car and did the same, all of those cars left the parking lot. When they left the parking lot, two police cars came, and the girl started talking to the police officers about all of the people she had pointed out in the parking lot had wanted to beat her up. At this point, I thought it was safe to go into the store.

The cashier asked how I was when I came in to the store. I said I was OK but I came at an interesting moment. He said it was crazy. Then one of his co-workers, who was pushing a huge cart of beverages, said, "What's really crazy is how much is on this cart, and I could use some help with it." Then the girl who was yelling at everyone in the parking lot apologized for all of the commotion. She seemed a bit too calm for someone who claimed that three carloads of people almost had beat her up...

I went to the ExtraCare Coupon Center to see if there were any good coupons for me. Among the coupons was $3 off of Revlon cosmetics coupon. This was the fourth one I had gotten this week, and there is an extrabucks rewards deal on Revlon cosmetics with an interesting twist. It's a Buy $15, Get $5 extrabucks rewards deal, but all Revlon cosmetics are Buy 1, Get One 50 percent this week. That means that you have to buy more cosmetic items to get to the $15 mark, but you have more to show for it. Prior to getting my first $3 coupon, I wasn't sure I liked the deal, but the $3 coupon made it better.

But I realized that missed a very important word on the coupon. The coupon was for a $3 Revlon cosmetics ITEM! So that means that one coupon can be used per item bought for the $5 extrabucks reward deal! Additionally the deal can be repeated up to six times. So, for example, if you bought four items that totaled $30 after the Buy 1 Get 1 50 percent off was figured in, and you had four $3 coupons from the ExtraCare Coupon Center, which I do, the total would come down to $18 out of pocket. Since a $30 purchase would qualify for two $5 extrabucks rewards, it would be like getting $30 of Revlon cosmetics for $8.

Even better would be if you got a $4 off of $20 coupon through the email today like I did. That also could be used on the deal, which would bring the price down to $4 after extrabucks rewards!

Thinking about all of this made me even thirstier, so I went to the refrigerated section to get something to drink. I thought about buying one of the beverages that are part of the Buy 6/$10, Get $2 extrabucks rewards and picking up some more when I got paid. The beverages in the deal include the 1 liter size of Evian and 15.2-16.9 oz. bottles of Fuze, Minute Maid, Gold Peak, or Honest Tea. Since I like a wide variety of beverages, this deal is up my alley. However, I ended up getting a bottle of Diet Snapple Peach Tea. Snapple in the 16 oz. size, along with 20 oz. vitaminwater and 700 ml smartwater, are on sale for 99 cents this week at CVS.

While I was deciding what drink I should get, a young couple came up beside me and the female member of the couple was weighing the benefits of the beverage deals out loud in the same manner that I was going through them in my own mind. Addiction to shopping at CVS starts early!

At the checkout, the cashier asked me if I would take quarters instead of dollars for some of my change. I agreed. But he gave me the same amount in change as I had given him to pay for my drink, which I politely let him know.

As I left, the woman who was screaming at everyone when I got to the store was departing into the night with her boyfriend on his motor scooter.

So my CVS Tip is that if you have a choice late at night between getting something to drink through a drive-thru and going to CVS, you might be safer by staying in your car and going through a drive-thru. But it wouldn't be as exciting.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Got a $2 off of a $8 toothpaste, mouthwash, or toothbrush purchase from the ExtraCare Coupon Center

By now, all of you know that I get super excited about toothpaste deals! When I saw on Monday that I was going to get e $2 off of a $8 toothpaste, mouthwash, or toothbrush purchase coupon, I was in tooth fairy heaven!

On the same day I got a email from P&G everyday announcing there are now print-at-home coupons on the site! And there is a $1 coupon for Crest Pro Health rinse 458 mL or larger and a 50 cent coupon for Crest toothpaste 4 oz. or larger on the site!


There's a Buy $10, Get $5 extrabucks rewards deal on Crest Pro Health rinse or toothpaste, Oral-B manual toothbrush, or Glide floss this week!

Sensodyne and ProNamel users can take advantage of the $2 CVS oral care coupon by taking advantage of the $1 extrabucks rewards deal on those products. Sensodyne Repair toothpaste and ProNamel rinse are on sale for $4.99 each, and each has its own $1 extrabucks rewards deal. However, the deal can be repeated twice, so you can use the CVS coupon if you buy two of the products, which would end up saving you an extra dollar on each product. There also is a 75 cent coupon for Sensodyne toothpaste available on their website and a $1 coupon for ProNamel rinse on ProNamel site.

If you are a Colgate Total user and wanted to stockpile toothpaste, you could take advantage of the Buy $12, Get $6 extrabucks deal on select Colgate, Softsoap and Speed Stick products. You would have to buy at least five tubes of toothpaste as part of the deal to get to $12 to use the $2 CVS coupon.

The $2 coupon can shave some money off the $10 extrabucks rewards deal on Oral-B Vitality Floss Action toothbrush or refills, which are on sale for $29.99 this week.

Finally, if Listerine users want to stock on mouthwash, CVS has the 1.5 liter bottles on sale for $5.99. The $2 CVS coupon could used on a purchase of two of them. Additionally, there is a $1 coupon on 1.0 liter or larger bottles of Listerine on Coupons.com and the coupon section of the CVS website.

Will be back in a few days with more CVS deals!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

It's easy to stock up on deodorant at CVS this week!

One of the ExtraCare Coupon Center coupons I got earlier this week was a coupon for $1 off a $5 deodorant purchase. What is especially great about this coupon is that there are several coupons on the web with which it can be paired, and it also can be used toward several extrabucks rewards deals as well.

The best fit for this coupon is the $1.50/2 extrabucks rewards deal on select Right Guard and Dry Idea deodorants, which are on sale for 2/$6 this week. There were $1.50/2 coupons for Right Guard Xtreme And Total Defense 5 products in one of the RedPlum inserts in Sunday's paper. But I found a $1.50/1 coupon for the Xtreme variety on Save.com. I was able to print two of them off the site. If you then combine the $1 coupon with the $1.50 coupons from Save.com and the $1.50 extrabucks rewards, it would be like getting two sticks of Right Guard Xtreme deodorant for 50 cents!

There is a Buy $12, Get $6 extrabucks rewards on Softsoap, Speed Stick, and Colgate products on which the $1 ExtraCare Coupon Center coupon can be used as well. The bad thing is Speed Stick and Lady Speed Stick are on sale for $2.49, so you would have to buy three sticks in order to get the deal. The good news is there's a $1 coupon available for men's Speed Stick from the CVS website if you are willing to share the good news about the coupon through your social networks.

Another extrabucks rewards deal where the coupon would work is the Buy $15, Get $5 extrabucks on Dove, Caress, Lever, or Degree products. Dove and Degree deodorants are on sale at CVS for 2/$8, and there also are coupons for $1 off of dove Men+Care antiperspirant or deodorant and a 75 cent off coupon for Degree Men motionSENSE products.

Mitchum deodorant is on sale for $1.99, and if you bought three sticks, you could use the $1 coupon from the ExtraCare Coupon Center on your purchase. There is a $1 coupon for Mitchum or Mitchum for Women on Coupons.com. Since you can print as many coupons as you want from Coupons.com, you could get three of the coupons, combine it with the $1 coupon from the ExtraCare Coupon Center, and get four sticks of deodorant for less than the sale price of one (3 x $1.99 = $5.97 - $4.00 = $1.97).

CVS also has a Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off deal on Secret, Gillette, or Old Spice deodorant on which the $1 coupon would come in handy.

Since it's been awhile since I've done a toothpaste post, it will be the subject of my next one along with another coupon I got from the ExtraCare Coupon Center on Monday.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The ExtraCare Coupon Center makes the $10 EB deals even better!

While $10 extrabucks rewards on $30 of facial skincare products is a good return, the initial $30 can be hard to come by. But when I checked what coupons I have waiting for me at the ExtraCare Coupon Center, I sat up straighter in my chair when I saw a $6 off of any $30 or more facial skin products coupon in the list of coupons ready for me to grab the next time I go to CVS.

CVS has three Buy $30, Get $10 extrabucks rewards deals this week on which the coupon can be used. They are for any Garnier, Lumene, or L'Oreal skin care. To help Garnier skin care product users even more, Save.com has a $2 coupon on any Garnier moisturizer. L'Oreal fans get a $1 coupon off of any product from the L'Oreal website. Even better, there also is a $2 coupon for any Youth Code, RevitaLift, or Age Perfect product in the CVS coupon section of the CVS website as well as on Coupons.com.

The $6 coupon was just one of many coupons waiting for me at the ExtraCare Coupon Center. Will be back with details on other later in the week. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

More relief for allergy sufferers this week at CVS!

For people who have to take allergy medicine year-round like me, it's great that CVS always has deals on allergy medicine and often dispenses coupons form the ExtraCare Coupon Center that help out with over-the-counter allergy remedies.

I was incredibly happy to get such a coupon on Monday. It was for $5 off any $25 allergy relief purchase (excluding pseudoephedrine). I plan to use it on the 2/$30 Zyrtec deal on 30-ct tablets or 25-ct. Liquid Gels. Although the $5 coupon on SmartSource is no longer available, HealthyEssentials.com has a $4 coupon available. Unfortunately, there is a limit of one, and if you've already used it, you can get another one.

There also is a $3 extrabucks rewards deal on Claritin this week. Although the price of the 30 ct. box featured in the deal this week is only $19.99, the extrabucks rewards deal can be repeated four times. So you could use the $5 coupon and do the deal twice and get $6 in extrabucks rewards. There also is a $2 coupon available on the Claritin website for even more savings.

Hope to be back on the weekend to let you know about next week's deals.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Attention CVS Beauty Club members! I've gotten some good coupons from the ExtraCare Coupon Center and cash register!

After I went onto the CVS website to have my quarterly extrabucks rewards put onto my card yesterday, I checked to see if I had some coupons waiting for me the next time I went to CVS. I saw there was one for $3 off of any $15 cosmetics purchase.

In my previous blog, I mentioned that there is a Buy $15, Get $7 extrabucks rewards on all Revlon cosmetics or tools this week. Using the $3 coupon would be like saving $10 rather than $7 on the deal.When I went into CVS today, I got a 10 percent off of all beauty items good for three days only. Since the Revlon cosmetics aren't on sale, this coupon can be used in conjunction with the $3 coupon.

Another extrabucks rewards deal on which the 10 percent off coupon can be used is the Buy $12, Get $4 extrabucks rewards on L'Oreal Eye, Foundation, Powder, Blush or Concealer. The L'Oreal Paris website has a $1 coupon for any L'Oreal product for additional savings. If the items you want to purchase for the L'Oreal extrabucks rewards deal don't add up to $15 in order to be able to use the $3 coupon, you could pick up some Wet 'n Wild Nail Polish, which is on sale along with Wet 'N Wild Lip and Eye cosmetics for 2/$3.

The next blog will be on coupons I got from the ExtraCare Coupon Center for health and personal items. Thanks for reading.