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CVS $4 off $20

on 4.16.2009 at 3:33pm

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It has been a long time since CVS released a coupon that everyone coupon use…

Through Sunday 4/19, use this coupon to save $4 off any $20 in Beauty Care.  This is very vague… so it can be used for just about anything you want to deem as a product that helps makes you beautiful.

It will really work on anything in store, but lets go with what the words say and stick with things that could at least be used for personal care of some sorts.

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(1) Softsoap Wash
(2) Colgate Enamel Toothpaste
(2) Colgate Visible White Toothpaste
-$4 off $20
-$1 off Softsoap
(2) -$1 off Colgate
(2) -$1 off Colgate Visible White
Total Due: $11.95 (pay with ECB if you have them)
Get Back: $16.97 ECB

(thanks Lisa for the coupon!)

    • Kelly

      Still not working for me :-( Am going to CVS this afternoon… I logged in and entered the new zip code.

    • Kelly

      Ignore above post, my error. I was able to print 2 of the beauty coupons; Yeah!! You guys are awesome!!

    • MB

      Went to CVS today (4/16) and scanned my EC card at the door and got $3 off any purchase of $15…

    • Mel

      It doesnt work for me. I signed in, changed the zip code and got nothing! Am I doing something wrong?

    • Dawn

      I could not get it to work.

    • JEROME

      Walmart has Purex on sale for $4.00 for 100fl oz, so that coupon is great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I;m in Snellville,Ga.

    • Jennifer A

      Can you use ECB with 4 of 20 coupon? It says you can’t combine with any CVS coupons.

    • I did this week’s deals already and there is not as much money making potential for next week, but here is an almost break even deal:

      3 x John Frieda ($5/ea) = $15
      – 3 x $2 q’s = $6
      = $9 (earn 5 ecb’s)

      1 x Edge Gel ($2.89) = $2.89
      = $2.89 (earn $2.89 ecb’s)

      1 x Crest ($2.88) = $2.88
      – $.75 q
      = $2.13 (earn 2 ecb’s)

      Total before q’s: $20.77
      After q’s and $4/$20 q: $10.02
      Earn: $9.89 ECB’s

      Total after ECB’s: $.11

    • tonya

      sarah w,

      do you get $2.89 ecb on edge gel? or are you confusing cvs w/ walgreens?

      thanks for the tip.

    • Samantha

      I printed two of the Colgate coupons, but they state “limit one coupon per household” and that they are “personalized” coupons. So, will they both work – or would I be breaking the rules to use two?

    • Adrienne

      I used the Beauty $4 for $20 AND manufacturer’s coupons AND ECBs and I had a manager checking me out, so it should work for you.

      I printed two coupons, one under my name, one under my husbands, both coupons scanned during the same transaction today.

      I went in with this coupon and a list of deals to use it on. I went to the scanner to see if it had any coupons for me and it printed out a coupon for $4 off $20 with no restrictions (I still used the beauty one because the other one is good until 4/30). After checking out, I received yet ANOTHER $4 off $20 coupon. So I still have two $4 off $20 to use until the end of April. Be sure to scan your card while in the store!

    • Angie

      I tried getting the Purex coupon at coupons.com by entering the zip code and I couldn’t get it. Any ideas?

    • Tracy

      I am confused. Am I supposed to print this coupon from the SS link or from CVS? Can someone point me it the right direction on the if i am supposed to print from CVS – b/c I can’t find it anywhere on the CVS site.

    • April

      I tried buying toothpaste and the toothbrush and bodywash and the lady at the register said that the bodywash was a beauty item but toothpaste was not. The manager was standing right there and said it had to be make-up and stuff. How do we know what is considered a beauty product? They also gave me a big hassle about using my B1G1 Purex coupons. She finally did after I told them I’ve used these B1G1 coupons before on items that are B1G1 free and didn’t have a problem(and she mumbled, I hope I don’t get in trouble). She wanted me to lay out all of my coupons before she would ring any of them up and decide whether or not I should be allowed to use them. Frustrating!

    • Christina

      Every time I click on “this coupon” acrobat thing comes up. Any suggestions?

    • Adele

      Has anyone had any luck getting the SOBE water for free with the printable, I am going tomorrow.

      This is what I have come up with for the $4/$20 coupon.
      1- Colgate Sensitive 3.99
      1 Pantene Shampoo-3.50
      1- Pantene Conditioner-$3.50
      1- Pantene Styler 3.50 (Free)
      Schick Quattro-8.99 Does anyone know if the women’s is included?
      2 SOBE Waters Free
      Subtotal $23.48
      Use $4/ off $20
      $1 off Colgate
      $3.50 off Styler
      $3.00/2 off Pantene (might not work)
      $4 Schick Quattro

      $10.98 or $7.98 final total use $6.49 in ECB from last time $4.49 or $1.49 OOP Receive $9.99 in ECB for next time.

    • angela

      I did the Sobe water and the Purex tonight with no trouble at all! Very exciting!

    • The Edge Infused Shave Gel or Hydrate Shave Gel will be on sale for $2.89, Get $2.89 ECB next week. If they do hassle me over toothpaste, then I have a back-up plan. Rimmel Lip products are BOGO starting at $2.99, so I’ll get 2 and use 2 $1 q’s. It will be $.80 more OOP than my original scenario.

    • Oh, and less $2 ECB’s.

    • Brandi

      I was able to use the Purex and Sobe also with no probs and NO beeps!!!

    • Brandi

      Just a quick FYI…check the clearance at your CVS. Mine had 90% off of CD’s and books that rang up Books- 59¢ and CD’s 99¢…then I also found lots of Gerber stuff and huggies stuff on clearance (in their usual spot) on clearance 75% off. I did not get any of it b/c I did not have those coupons on me and I do not have babies. lots of Gerber graduate items for under 40¢

    • Christina D

      Found lots of Starbucks milk chocolate on clearance today for .75 and i had some $1 blinkies from Publix that I used. No overage, but FREE milk chocolate (my favorite). I saw that this sunday’s paper is SUPPOSED to have more Starbucks chocolate coupons- I’m going to start checking all the CVSs around here for clearance chocolate.

    • tonya

      i did the purex detergent b1g1 free w/ b1g1 free coupon and got both bottles free and the two sobe water’s free w/ no beeps. i saw brandi’s post early this morning and got the coupons then. it was a great trip!

      BRANDI AND LYNN ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I used my $4/$20 combined with a CRT $3 off any 2 haircare, 4 man. coupons for Dove $1.00 and $1.50–and bought 2 Dove shampoo and 2 conditioners BOGO (my favorite ones), plus a little .99 item to bring me over the $20 on the beauty products. I also bought 2 more Purex with a BOGO Q and had a rain check and Q’s for some Scrubbing Bubbles from 4/4. I did not spend any ECB’s and didn’t receive any—but I did come out in the negative by 14 cents and had to actually add something to the order. My 3 yr. old was happy for the pack of MnM’s! My CVS is awesome!!

    • Jennifer A


      Thanks for answering my question

    • Christy G

      I’m not showing the Purex coupon on the coupons.com site that comes up from the link. I signed in and put the zip code in. Any ideas?

    • Melanie E

      It looks like the print limit on this coupon has been reached.
      Too bad for those of us that did not get it!!!

    • Amy in LA

      Can anyone tell me where you are scanning your card when you walk in? I don’t see any type of scanner anywhere in the store except the price scanners…. is that where you are scanning your card?

    • Amy in LA

      I just called CVS and they said toothpaste and hygienic items won’t qualify. It is mostly makeup and I asked about lotion and she said yes, that would qualify.

      So confusing.

    • Adele

      So then would shampoo, and stylers be a beauty product?

    • Amy in LA

      Adele… according to the lady on the phone… no. It makes no sense to me!

    • Merrilee

      I used the $4/$20 beauty Q today on Dove shampoo & conditioner (B1G1F) and Pantene with no problem, so any hair care items should qualify as “beauty” items.

    • Angela W

      Shoot. I must have gone to the wrong CVS today. Bush River Rd. They would not take my $4 off Q on body wash! But, I got the ECB’s for the bodywash and toothpaste, used coupons. Then used the eCB’s on clearance candy!