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CVS $4 off $20 Beauty Purchase Coupon + Did You Know?

by Tara Kuczykowski on April 16, 2009 · 32 comments

cvs logoIt's been a long time since CVS released a coupon that was valid for the general public. Usually they're only available to specific cardholders, and sadly I haven't received any of those in ages. But I'm thrilled to share that there's a $4 off any $20 Beauty purchase coupon available to us all that's valid through Sunday, April 19th! (Thanks, Lori!)

So what are your best suggestions for putting this coupon to good use?

Update: Tanya has a great point – use this on the Aveeno deal that starts Sunday!

Also, were you aware that Upromise offers ecoupons that you can load to your CVS ExtraCare card???

Upromise ecoupons are treated like manufacturer coupons, but unlike most other ecoupons, you can actually use these in conjunction with other paper manufacturer coupons.

The amount won't come off of your total – instead it's credited to a college savings account. What a great way to start funding your children's education without even thinking about it! I just load all of the coupons to my account when I get an email that new ones are available and pretty much forget about it.

So if you're not registered with Upromise yet, what are you waiting for?

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1 Swap Savers April 16, 2009 at 1:22 pm

There is a $1.50 Huggies ecoupon!

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2 Kim F. April 16, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Any idea what is considered a beauty item at CVS? Is it only make-up? Any opinions as to what applies for this coupon besides make-up? Would the softsoap scrub on sale this week apply?


3 Wendy April 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I also am curious as to what all is included with "beauty items".

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4 Tanya April 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I used the coupon in conjunction with the Aveeno deal that started this week. You can check out what I all got for only $.44 OOP!!

Kim F.-I'm pretty sure it includes lotion, facial products, hair care, make-up and probably some other stuff too :)

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5 Tara Kuczykowski April 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Oh, yeah – that's a great one, Cheryl!

Kim and Wendy, those kind of things are often left up to the individual store. In the past we've been able to use them on accessories such as cotton swabs and balls and such. Your best bet is just to ask if something is considered a beauty product or not.


6 Swap Savers April 16, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I noticed the coupon said this . . .
CVS/pharmacy will not accept offers printed from unauthorized internet postings or reproductions, copies, or facsimiles of this offer. Original coupon must be relinquished at the time of purchase. Coupon is void if copied, transferred and where prohibited by law.

Where is this coupons from? Thanks!

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7 Rachel @ Surviving The Stores April 16, 2009 at 1:59 pm

I called CVS directly and they said that I could share the coupon. The "unauthorized internet postings" are basically where someone saves the file as a jpg or pdf and hosts it on their own site (instead of printing it from the link that Tara has up).

I think the best use for this coupon will be next week (starting the 19th) at CVS. TREsemme products will be on sale 3/$10, and you get $5 in ECBs if you buy 3 (Limit 2). (I'm going to attempt to use the HTML tags in the comment, so I hope it works!)

Buy 6 items - $20
Use $4/$20 coupon
Use 6 of the $1/1 coupons from Marie Claire here

Pay $10 out of pocket (or with ECBs from previous weeks)
Get back $10 in ECBs!
FREE after coupons and ECBs!

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8 Tanya April 16, 2009 at 2:19 pm

The Aveeno deal has already started so you can do it this week already :)


9 Kim F. April 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm

I just noticed on this week's ad that the softsoap scrub that is free after ECBs is listed under the heading "Beauty Sale," so I can only assume that it would apply toward the $4/$20 Beauty coupon. Now to find $15.01 more in products that will apply that I want to buy!


10 Angie April 16, 2009 at 6:25 pm

I have to go through my coupons and the circular for the deals but I'm definitely going to get some good stuff!

And yes I knew about Upromise but I didn't know what you shared above! I knew about loading them onto Safeway cards but not CVS, I'm going to go there now!


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11 Teresa April 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Can you use the $4/$20 along with the Aveeno coupons from their website?


12 Tara Kuczykowski April 16, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Teresa, are you referring to coupons on the CVS website? I'm not aware of any on there.


13 Teresa April 16, 2009 at 9:02 pm

No they are on the Aveeno website......


14 Tara Kuczykowski April 16, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Oh, yes, you can use those also, Teresa!


15 Teresa April 16, 2009 at 9:36 pm

Ohhhhhh YIPPIE!!!! I"m heading there tomorrow before work.
I have to admit I"m new to all this couponing and I"ve tried it before but this time I'm just so darn excited, my husband just rolls his eyes every time I print off coupons and search the paper for sales and bargins now but hey I'm saving $$$$!!!!


16 Katie April 16, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Attentioner Longs turned CVS Shoppers:
Longs down the street was bought by CVS and they supposedly 'officially' became cvs last week but they still have their Longs ad out this week and they're prices are not matching the CVS ad. Yet I can use my CVS card. I was going to buy the SoftSoap and the other ECB deals but I was afraid that I wouldn't get the ECB. Anybody else having this problem


17 LittleMissKnowitAll April 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm

I too was told this was okay to share on my site, as long as I didn't use a pdf, but linked directly to the CVS site for the q.

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18 Good Or Free Deals April 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm

I just wanted to let you know I found a $5/1 Physicians Formula Bronzer coupon at my Walgreens today, that will be great to use next week when Physicians Formula make-up is on sale for 40%, and you will be able to stack this deal with the Walgreens April Easy Saver rebate...You can check out the details HERE.


19 Laurie April 16, 2009 at 11:03 pm

I believe that in the CVS ad, the pages are color coded as to what items are considered "beauty". If you notice in the ad, the background is PINK behind the makeup, soaps, shampoos, etc. and YELLOW behind the mouthwash, vitamins, etc. Hope this helps!


20 Amy April 16, 2009 at 11:09 pm

So has the aveeno deal began yet??? if So, i want to go before work tomorrow -- does anyone know for sure???? Thanks!


21 Amy April 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Also, if it does apply to the aveeno...what is the best scenario/best products of aveeno to buy! ?


22 HipMommaLuvsBlu April 16, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Maybelline products are BOGO, So I plan on getting several items for a low cost with that deal and this coupon!


23 Allison April 17, 2009 at 7:18 am

I'm very new to all of this and want to ask a question about the $4/$20 deal. From what I can tell the 3/$10 TREsemme deal is the best senario:
Buy 6 items - $20
Use $4/$20 coupon
Use 6 of the $1/1 coupons from Marie Claire
Pay $10 out of pocket (or with ECBs from previous weeks)
Get back $10 in ECBs!
I only have $2 in ECBs so far. Would the best thing be to use my $2 EBCs on this purchase to only pay $8 for product and receive $10 in ECBs? Also, is it smart to buy items that you would end up getting for free b/c of the ECBs you would get back on it even if you didn't "need" the item to begin with? Sorry for the long post and thanks for any tips and help!


24 Jamie McDermott April 17, 2009 at 12:42 pm

For those of you who are wondering what is considered beauty, check out the CVS website. I would imagine anything they have listed as beauty there would be the same in store. I checked it out and I was surprised to find that Salon Hair Care (including Shampoos and Conditioners), Candles (Glade and Febreeze listed under Spa), Men's Razors and Shaving Creams(under Men's Grooming) and lots more are listed there.


25 Leila April 17, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I have a 5off 25 coupon and i was wondering if i could pair it up with the 4 off 20 beauty sale.


26 Jamie McDermott April 17, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Some Ideas for Coupons to Use
L`oreal Paris $2.00 6/28/09 Sunday Insert
Sally Hansen BOGO 6/30/09 All You May
Neutrogena $3.00 off 2 6/5/09 All You May NYC color Product $1.00 5/31/09 All You April and May Rimmel Nail BOGO 6/30/09 All You May
Schick ST3 Disposable $3.00 6/30/09 All You MayJane Makeup $2.00 EXP?? All You April Used Mine Already
Sea Breeze $1.00 6/30/09 All You April
Max Factor Face Product BOGO 4/30/09 Sunday Insert
Clean and Clear Blackhead Eraser $5.00 4/29/09 Printable Use on refill makes less than $1.00


27 wendy April 17, 2009 at 7:04 pm

I used this coupon today. Cashier told me it can be used on anything considered beauty. Here is what I bought.
(2) Pert Plus shampoos 2/$5.00
(2) Colgate sensitive toothpaste $3.99 each
(1) Softsoap body scrub $4.99
(2) Maybelene mascaras B1G1 free

(2) $1.00 off pert coupon
(2) $1.00 off colgate sensitive
(1) $1.00 off softsoap scrub
(1) $1.00 off Maybelene
$4/$20 coupon
I got back 14.97 ECB


28 Shelby April 17, 2009 at 11:24 pm

To answer Leila's question, typically no.. you can't combine a $4 off $20 with $5 off $25 because your total would have to be $45. It'll beep at the register. But with this week's Nivea, Aveeno and BOGO makeup offers, there's plenty to get you to $45! :)

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29 raymond bassi June 21, 2009 at 6:15 pm

How about that four dollars off on a 20 dollar purchase for Farhers Day


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