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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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CVS will have an awesome coupon for $5 off $15 cosmetic purchase when you scan your ExtraCare Card at the coupon machine on 8/5.

If you don’t get it on the first scan, remember that you can often scan your card twice before it says you’ve reached your limit.

There is a limit of 1 per household. Check your online CVS account for more offers.

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    • Dtcox1

      got one today it says 3.00 off 15.00 beauty hope tomorow its 5.00

      • Ayatori26

        Same here. Hopefully use it for the Covergirl scenerio.

    • Pinkladyalley35

      Today I got $3 off of $15, but I’m hoping to get the $5 off tomorrow. I will be using it on covergirl and combining it with some $1 off $5 purchase of covergirl, puffs, dawn, etc. I will then use some manufacturer coupons and I have a $5 ecb because I just hit my beauty club reward. Combining that with the fact that you get ecb to buy covergirl…I should be getting it for free!

    • MelindaM

      Got mine last monday. Used it toward the olay products. I got the $3 off $15 a few days ago.

    • Dtcox1

      got my 5.00 off 15.00 got 6 dove shampoos  used the 3.00 off and 5.00 off it took both made it 8.00 then used my coupons 6.00 off got this for 2.47 then it gave me 5.00 in xb great day

      • Guest

        Does shampoo count for cosmetic. I wouldn’t have thought so.

      • Guest

        Does shampoo count for cosmetic. I wouldn’t have thought so.

        • Dtcox1

          no problem i asked first and the girl said well try no peep went  through love it

        • Dtcox1

           me either but the lady in front of me done first went through then i asked . i guess doing hair is cosmetic too.

      • Penny

        hI,  I followed what you said you did today at CVS, I got 6 dove shampoos  for 24 cent.   = I used the $5 of $15 cosmetic  coupon (shampoo is a cosmetic) also 3 coupon from 7/29 RP1-$3for 2. Total was $5.24  got back a  extrabuck reward for $5.                Thany you.
                                                                                                             Penny

        • Dtcox1

           glad it worked for you too i love dove anyway have a good day

        • Spellmancarla

          My CVS would not let me use the $5 off $15 for shampoo. She didn’t even try to see if it would take it…she just said shampoo is not considered a cosmetic.

    • Gofxj4

      I scanned my card 4 times today and got coupons each time!

      • CVS Employee

        Love when that happens. Be sure to keep scanning it until the screen reads “no more coupons available”

      • CVS Employee

        Love when that happens. Be sure to keep scanning it until the screen reads “no more coupons available”

    • CyndiB

      I used my $5/15 Q towards the Simple ECB promotion!  I went online, and saw that makeup removers are considered cosmetics, so I tried it; the system DID accept it!  Made for a SUPER sweet deal with the $3.50 and $1.50 Q’s!!!!

      • Guest

         Did you only get the makeup removers or the toners and moisturizers as well?

      • Hhbeverly

        Where did you see that makeup removs are considered cosmetics, please?

    • Debi12167

      I used mine with the Covergirl. Bought 2 flipsticks for $8 each. (16) used $5 off 15, (2) $2.50 covergirl coupons and (2) $1 off $5 vicks, puffs, dawn, covergirl cvs coupons.. $4 for covergirl and got back $3 ECB’s..

      • Sunshine

        How did you use the $1 off $5 and the $5 off $15 together? I tried to do it and it beeped. Still got a good deal though. 

        • Debi12167

           I think it did beep but they pushed it through..

          • Debi12167

             Well, it could be because I bought the dove shampoo and some other stuff also that it worked.. I didn’t just buy the covergirl.. Also, I had handed her some $1/2 Aussie Herbal Essense and hadn’t bought any (because they were already out of the ones I wanted) and they went through but I noticed it and made her void them. She was like hmmm, those shouldn’t go through… you can keep them in if you want but I said no, void them.. I wanted to go to another store to get the Herbal Essense as that is my fave..

        • Guest

          I thought you could only use 1 $ of $$ in one transaction. My store will not accept 2.

      • SnowDog2Mom

        Thanks for pointing this out. I did the same Covergirl deal today. 2 lipsticks for $8 each. Used $5 off $15 cosmetics from red machine, $3 off $15 Beauty for Beauty Club Member from red machine, $1 off $5 vicks, puffs, dawn, cover girl from red machine, (2) $2.50 cover girl coupons. Total $2.14 incl tax oop. Received $3 ECB for cover girl and $1 for 4th green bag tag scan. Love it when they pay me to buy products.

        • Hcousino7

          My CVS will let me use multiple $ off $$ IF…I spend the correct amount so in this case where she uses 3 off 15 and 1 off 5 and 5 off 15 they would have made me spend $35…

    • Guest

      Wouldn’t the Simple products be considered beauty or skin care rather than cosmetics?

      • myria_hall

        You can use your cosmetics coupon towards the Simple products.  I did it today with no problems.

      • CVS Employee

        You are right, Simple is NOT a cosmetic and therefore the coupon should not have been used towards it.

    • ireneY

      The ad says “while supplies last.” Wonder if they mean stock or the Q?!

    • ann

      Today I bought 10 Herbal Essence at 2 for $5.97 (I did 2 transactions because of the wording on the manufacturer coupon) total $29.85. I used (1) $3/$15 on beauty club products from the red machine, (3) $1/2 herbal essence or aussie products from the red machine and (5) $3/2 MQ from today’s newspaper. I paid $8.85 (with ECBs from previous weeks) got back $10 ECB !! and $29.85 will count towards the beauty club :)

    • Krazycouponing.MC

      I got six bottles of Dove Shampoo for .08 scents.  I used (3) of the $3.00 off of 2 bottles of Dove, (-$9.00), I used the $5.00 off $15.00.  I paid $5.08 and got $5.00 ECB’s.

      • Chloe

        So do shampoos and body washes (etc) count towards cosmetic purchases and the beauty club?

        • Krazycouponing.MC

          Yes, hair care and skin care products counts towards the cosmetic purchases and beauty club.  

          • tala

             It doesn’t account. I bought plenty of shampoo and condition back in December 2011 and January 2012 and none of them accounted for a beauty club. And none of the shaving cream and tooth paste. It used to be accounted until September 2011. None of my friends who is shopping at CVS regularly and a beauty club member got these items accounted towards the beauty club deal. We are in south FL.

        • Bari_lee

          My CVS says NO. Shampoo does not count.

        • Debbie Parnell

          If you do a google search, shampoo is considered a cosmetic,  I defines cosmetic as things used to clean the body, in that case, I would think that shampoo would qualify.

      • Bari_lee

        The coupon clearly saysMaximum of 2 Identical Coupons allowed in the same shopping trip.  My CVS stuck to this policy and allowed me only four bottles of Dove Shampoo. I did get the $5.00 off $15 and I did get the $5.00 extrabucks but it was a challenge.
        Also the Gillette BOGO on disposable Razors took me an additional 15 minutes to get straightened out.

    • Hhbeverly

      Jenny, is there a list of what products constitue a “beauty purchase”? I looked on the CVS website and see that Simple is a Beauty Club sponsor my store won’t allow me to use the couponon those products. Thanks!

      • Rhiannon353

         The Simple products would be a beauty purchase, but this specific coupon is for cosmetics.  I used a $5/$15 Beauty Purchase coupon I got last week for the Simple deal this week, but the coupon for this week is only on cosmetics.

    • Dtcox1

      love my cvs ……..

    • BuggyB

      Red box have me a b2g1 Orbit 14ct gum today. How can this be used with the b1g1 this week? TIA!

      • ab

        You buy one and get two free! :)

        • Dtcox1

          with coupon today i got 3 for 1.37

    • BuggyB

      Red box have me a b2g1 Orbit 14ct gum today. How can this be used with the b1g1 this week? TIA!

    • Marisa

      The CVS Magic Coupon  Machine was good to me today! Not only did I get the $5 off $15 cosmetic purchase, but I also got a $3 off $10 Beauty purchase for being a Beauty Club Member, AND a $3 off Covergirl Naturelux products! I used all of the coupons and got come AMAZING deals!

      • Anxious_me

        I’m going to start calling it the magic machine…I like that name for it.

    • Tneilsgurl

      I never post but I just got a great deal at CVS.
      Snickers bar $1.19
      Covergirl smky blst eyeshw $8.00
      4 Leggs Shapwear $5.92
      Covergirl Eyeliner $5.49
      Always Radiant Pads $5.49
      Midol Extended Relief $7.89
      =$33.98+$2.03Tax. Total $36.01 before coupons

      I had $5.00ECB left from the Dove Promo
      $5.00/$15 Cosmetics CVS
      $3.00/$15 Beauty CVS
      $2.00 Off Midol CVS
      50% off Midol CVS
      $3.00 off 2 Covergirl MFG
      $2.00 off Leggs CVS
      $2.00 off Always Infinity/Radiant CVS
      $2.00 off Always Infinity MFG
      Out of Pocket Total $7.05 plus $3.00ECB for over $10 Covergirl

    • Quilhil

      You guys are so lucky.  Our red michine in Dougla, Ga. is down about 6 days out of 7 and of course it was down Sunday.  Can anything be done about this?

      • Quilhil

        Sorry make that Douglas, Ga.

      • Andersoncouponmommy

         Yes. Call corporate (the number on the back of your CVS card). All employees are supposed to know how to reset the machine. I think all it takes is for them to hold two buttons down for a few seconds to reset it. But let corporate know the machine needs maintenance or employees need to tend to it.

      • GUEST

        The redbox machine was down at my store in Newnan, Ga however the clerk was able to print out my redbox coupons at the register.

    • Liz

      Three Sally Hansen lip glosses ($4.99 ea.). Used my $5 off of $15 cosmetic purchase plus $2 Extra Bucks that also printed out.  Got back $3 Extra bucks for my Sally Hansen purchase.  Thanks Jenny for the tip.

    • Debbie Parnell

      this came from the Food and Drug Administration Website
      The FD&C Act defines cosmetics as articles intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body’s structure or functions. Included in this definition are products such as skin creams, lotions, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial make-up preparations, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, deodorants, and any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product.

      • blessed1

         what about conditioners

    • Patty F

      I received my $10 rebate today from my Olay purchase several weeks back!!!

    • Anxious_me

      Our CVS will let us comp prices from other stores and still you get the ECB. Does anyone else do that?

      • Beanersgigi

        Ohhhhh how I wish our CVS did that!!

    • I finally purchased my cvs green bag tag .  Im new to this website and although im not from any of the southern states. I love to compare most of deals on here to the circulars in nyc. I use to think that shopping in a drug store would cost more money until now. Thank you to anyone that has ever posted a deal.

    • yesterday i purchased

      10 bottled of the Herbal Essence shampoo and conditioners @ 2/$5.97         =  $32.50 with tax

      @6df16b2afe33a18cd00274a15e0c0737:disqus 

      1 cvs mfr cpn         -5.00           red box $5 off $15 beauty
      1 cvs mfr cpn         -1.00           red box $1/2 herbal essence
      5 mfr cpn              -15.00……   $3/2 herbal essence coupons
      1 cvs ecb               -5.00

      TOTAL SPENT OOP …. $6.50 and i received a $10.00 ecb back