Beauty on a Budget! Look What I Got for $8.46 at CVS!

June 28, 2015


I had no intention of walking into CVS and buying makeup. I walked in there to pick up my daughter's prescription and walk out. But as I was waiting, I decided to walk through the makeup aisle because I remembered I needed mascara. It was time to replace it since it was at the 3 month mark and taking care of my eyes is extra important to me. Did you know that mascara should be replaced every 3 months to avoid eye infections. You should replace your eyeliner every 4 to 6 months and your eye shadow can last up to a year. 

I walked over to the makeup aisle and of course they were all marked. I opened my purse hoping I had some loose coupons floating around and I did! I had one for Covergirl and one for Maybelline. The. I remembered I had some in my wallet from the trip to CVS a week ago that I had printed from their red machine. I had a $5 off of $15 cosmetics coupon.

For a moment I had forgotten why I had gone to CVS to begin with. I looked for the Maybelline 'the Rocket' Mascara which was priced at $7.99 and for the Covergirl 'The Super Sizer' lash blast Mascara which was priced at $7.49. The Maybelline coupon was for $1.00 off and the Covergirl coupon was for $1.50 off. 

Makeup doesn't need to be expensive. As I'm proving right now. These are the 2 mascaras I use and absolutely love! And what makes it even better is that I'm apart of the CVS Beauyy Club. Did you know that CVS has a Beauty Club? For every $50 you spend, you receive $5 extra care bucks! That's before coupons. 

Here's the breakdown on my purchase today:

Maybelline 'the Rocket' Mascara $7.99 
Spend $15 on Maybelline, Get $5 ECB 
Covergirl 'The Super Sizer' lash blast Mascara $7.49
Spend $15 on Covergirl, Get $5 ECB
Used $1.00/1 Maybelline New York Mascara RP 6/7 (exp 7/4)
And Used $1.50/1 Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara P&G 5/31 (exp 6/30)
And Use $5 Off Of $15 or More Cosmetics Purchase CVS Coupon
Total: $7.98
Total After Tax: $8.46!

That's a 48% savings!!! If you look at my receipt, I saved $7.50. So if you look at it this way, I got the Covergirl mascara for free after all the savings! This is the good part of shopping smart when you budget and use coupons! The great part about this is that if I go back and buy 2 more cosmetic items, 1 from Covergirl and 1 from Maybelline this week, I'll get back $10 in Extracare Bucks. 


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