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If you are a member of the CVS Beauty Club don’t forget that your balance will reset on January 1st.  This means that you could have been a few dollars from the next $5 extracare buck and you just lost it…

The Beauty Club is a free program that you register for at CVS.com and when you purchase $50 in beauty products you will get a $5 extracare buck.  This is before coupons and before other ECB deals!

Check your balance online to see how close you are to the next reward.

If it makes it any better, on 1/1 your quarterly ECB’s will also start printing…

    • Trish

      Where do you check your balance on the cvs website?

      • Allen5577

        It will show at the bottom of your receipts.  you can also go online to your account to check it.

      • Wejewill

        Click on the Check your Balance Online link in the above post then log in with your email and password. There is a balance tab to click on.

    • Wejewill

      Thanks so much for the reminder, Jenny! I’m $0.67 away from $50

      • Tygress1997

        other than going to the store, how can you check you balance?  I looked online and it says BEAUTY CLUB SPENDING: $336.14 
        So does that mean I need another 13.86?  or that I have I exceeded the 50.00 ?

        • Kayla culwell

          It means that if you spend the $13 more dollars you will have reach another $50 and get another $5 EB.

        • 302799

          You need to spend $13.86.  If you have your LAST RECEIPT it prints at the bottom.

    • Anonymous

      With all the shampoo and makeup clearanced, it’s not hard to fulfill the requirement.

    • If I were to go in today and spend the $3 I have left, would it print immediately or is there a waiting period? If there IS a waiting period, would I just lose what I have earned?

    • couponmama3

      Thank you Jenny!!! I just checked my balance…and I am .91 away from the next $50. I honestly wouldn’t have thought of it- I feel like someone just gave me $5. :)

    • Saerlien

      It takes two days to post to your account so
      you should make all purchase s by 30th

    • Saerlien

      It takes two days to post to your account so
      you should make all purchase s by 30th

      • Barb

        I don’t feel that’s accurate. The receipt even says you have until the 31st.

    • What are the quarterly ecbs? Do they not print following every transaction?

      • 302799

        No.  You get those every three months (2% of your total for the quarter).

    • Eric S.

      I was $1.84 away from the $50 mark, so I made some purchases, but the reciept still says the same amount. Does anyone know if the reciept totals are instantly updated? Thanks

    • Eric S.

      I was $1.84 away from the $50 mark, so I made some purchases, but the reciept still says the same amount. Does anyone know if the reciept totals are instantly updated? Thanks

      • Anonymous

        It’s not instant. It usually takes a couple of days.

    • Anonymous

      Glad you posted this. I had my beauty bonus coupon waiting on me.

    • Soooo glad you posted this!!! I am only $1.25 away. I will definitely get in there and reach $50 before the 1st.

    • 302799

      I saw this yesterday on one of my receipts.  Meant to post it, but got busy getting rid of these coupons that EXPIRE tomorrow.

    • Kayla culwell

      I’m about $17 away from it. I’m not sure I’m going to make it to the next $50 though. I need to make the trip to CVS though, because I have 3 coupons for Free suave professionals, a coupon for free Axe body wash and some EB. I’m pretty sure I could make it to $17 without paying anything by tax- it’s just a matter of making the trip to CVS.

    • SPag823

      I was $6.00 away so I made a purchase today but it does not show on my Beauty Club amount on the website or on my receipt.  Are specific brands only included in the Beauty Club rewards?  I purchased Neutrogena liquid makeup.

      • It can take up to 2 days to show up on your account.

      • Javamama

        I have noticed before that it takes a few days to post to online.  However, once the totals update they are credited by the date of the purchase and not by the date of the online posting.   

    • JodyLo

      I had no idea, thank you so much!!

    • Bobbie14243

      I’m only $1.80 into it, soooo I’m not getting worried :-) I did have a $5.00 Beauty reward ready to print when I logged in though.

    • Sealine75

      So I was $1.10 away.  Completely forgot about this.  Went to CVS yesterday.  I bought some Head and Shoulders shampoo but it still shows I need a $1.10 at the the bottom of my receipt.  What types of things qualify?  I don’t wear make-up.  I’m not sure how I spent $48.90 to begin with.

      • Sealine75

        Okay, it showed up in my account as I have $5 to print.  My next question is do I hve to print this from home or will it print at the red box or on the bottom of my next receipt?

        • Azsimpson

          I printed mine at the red box yesterday . I had $10 waiting for me.

    • GlitteryGirrll

      Thanks never even knew about this part of the ExtraCare, now signed up for future use!

    • Anna

      I never knew about this program. Thank you for sharing it.

    • jenny

      I reached my $50 beauty care spending by 12/31/11. Today my fall spending extrabucks printed. BUT still have not received my $5 ECB for beauty care spending! Has anyone else had the same issue?

      • Barbara

        Yep…hoping I didn’t lose them somehow!

      • I showed my last receipt … I only needed $5 more, which I purchased 12/31.  My store went ahead and printed the $5 ecb for me.

    • Ssmithet

      I’ve been a member since the beginning and I don’t recall receiving the $3 birthday ecb.  They owe me $6!

      • Mayra

        Yeah, I recently learned about the b-day ecb’s. I just had a b-day 2wks ago and nothing. I called customer service and was told my DOB was not on file and they could not issue an ecb. Lesson learned, DOB on file now.