New Series! Beautiful On A Budget: Money Saving Sundays – February 10-16, 2013


I am not afraid to admit I am a couponer-not an “extreme” couponer, but a “common sense” couponer.  I love clipping coupons and going through store ads to find the best deals on products used in our household.  I do not coupon out of necessity, but do so because paying retail is NOT necessary.  We work hard for our money and we all know how good it feels when we purchase items we love at lower prices!

I review many products from high-end or luxury brands.  I also realize not everyone chooses to spend their money on prestigious brands, for whatever reason.  It is important for me to provide you with enough information so you can choose the best products for you, no matter what your beauty budget is.

I will be starting a weekly feature (posted early Sunday mornings!), focusing specifically on drugstore cosmetics, that will inform you on what is on sale and what coupons can be found in your Sunday newspaper inserts.  Coupons may or may not coincide with a current sale, but hang on to them because there will likely be a deal to use the coupon with before it expires.  

Eventually, I will get into more detail about specific deals and how to make your dollar stretch using “Up Rewards,” “Extra Bucks,” and other store rewards.  For now, I want to simply provide you with the basic sales and coupon info.

Keep in mind that the number of coupons and sales will vary from week to week.  This week, there are only a few cosmetic coupons, but there are ample sales.

Now, let’s get on to this week’s coupons and sales!

Almay $2/1 Smart Shade mousse makeup or blush
*Redeemable only at Target!

Red Plum:
Wet ‘n’ Wild $1/1 product

Smart Source: 
Maybelline $1/1 product  Video Values:
Almay $2/1 Foundation, Powder, Blush, or Concealer
L’Oreal $1/1 Color Riche Eyeshadow Quad
Neutrogena $3/1 Shine Control Makeup Item
Revlon $1/1 Nearly Naked Makeup
Revlon $1/1 Nail Enamel


Olay 2 for $9 Olay Daily Facial Cloths or Cleansers
L’Oreal Buy One, Get One 50% of ALL Foundation, Powder, Concealer, Blush, or Eye
L’Oreal Spend $12 on any L’Oreal Riche Nail or Lip, get $4 Extra Bucks
Maybelline Spend $10 on any Maybelline Cosmetics, get $3 Extra Bucks
Physicians Formula 50% off Foundation, Powder, Blush, Bronzer, or Concealer
Milani Buy One, Get One 50% Off ALL
NYC Cosmetics Buy One, Get One 50% Off ALL
Revlon Buy One, Get One 50% Off ALL
Almay Buy One, Get One 50% Off ALL

Rite Aid:
Revlon 40% off ALL Regular Retail
Cover Girl Get $3 Up Reward when you spend $10
Maybelline $5.99 ALL Color Sensational Vivids and Whisper, The Rocket Mascara, Color Tattoos, and Eye Studio Master Duo Liner
Almay 40%R off ALL Mascara, Eyeliner, Eyeshadow, and Makeup Removers
L’Oreal Buy One, Get One 50% off Foundation, Blush, Powder, and Concealer
Wet ‘n’ Wild 40% off ALL
Neutrogena Buy One, Get One 50% Off Lip and Eye
Physicians Formula Buy One, Get One 50% Off AND get $5 Up Rewards when you spend $15
Jesse’s Girl Buys One, Get One 50% ALL

Cover Girl Buy One, Get one 50% Off Eye, Lip, and Nail
Revlon $3.99 Select Nail Color, $6.99 Colorstay or Photoready Eyeshadow or Nail Color (Spend $15, get 2000 points)
Almay $6.99, get $4 Register Rewards on Intense i-Color Eye Cosmetics
Wet ‘n’ Wild 2 for $5 Fergie Nail Color
L’Oreal Buy One, Get One 50% Off ALL
Maybelline Buy One, Get One 50% ALL Eye Cosmetics


More About Beautiful On A Budget:

Many, if not all of us, strive to save money, and shopping for beauty items should not be an exception.  As I try more and more products from drugstore brands (and get a little older and wiser), I realize it is not always necessary to spend oodles of money for high quality cosmetics.  You can find an abundance of impressive products, at affordable prices, in your local pharmacy.

EVERY WEEK stores such as Rite Aid, CVS, and Walgreens, etc. offer discounted prices and rewards for beauty products.  With a few exceptions, you should never have to pay the manufacturer suggested retail price for drugstore cosmetics.  With a little bit of research, patience, and some delayed gratification, you will be surprised at how much money you can pocket.

The consumer advocate within me is itching to come out!  By reviewing products found at your local drugstore, and providing weekly information on store sales and coupons found in your local newspaper, I am going to help you save money so you can use it towards other parts of your life  you deem necessary (maybe even use your savings towards that luxury product you’ve been lusting after!).


Disclaimer: TheLABofLuxury cannot guarantee the information provided in this post is accurate.  Sales, prices, and coupons may vary in certain areas.  I will update information as it becomes available.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me here.

Disclosure: TheLABofLuxury is not affiliated with the retailers mentioned in this post.


Posted on February 10, 2013, in BEAUTIFUL ON A BUDGET, FEATURES, MONEY SAVING SUNDAYS and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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