Thursday, June 20, 2013

Drugstore Haul With HUGE Savings

I am super pumped about sharing this haul with you! Not just to show off the fun goodies I purchased, but to share with you how I saved big while buying them.

First off, you'll notice that a good chunk of my haul came from the brands ELF and Wet N Wild. While some of their products can be hit or miss (especially ELF), they are great brands to stick with if you are on a budget. There are SO MANY gems at the drugstore! The problem comes from the process of trying to find those hidden gems. And that's where I come in! I can't wait to share reviews (check back soon!) of these new items in my collection. Let's get started, shall we?

My first stop was Target, where I picked up these ELF products. The great thing about ELF is, while they may be hit or miss, if it is a miss, you've only wasted $1.00-$3.00 of your hard earned money! I can handle that. The clear mascara/brow gel was $1.00 (score!) and the matte lip color was $3.00. These aren't even sale prices!

My next stop was CVS. While I could have gotten some of these brands at Target, I knew I had some savings calling my name at CVS. If you don't have an ExtraCare card, you should! It's totally free and there are often perks to stocking up on certain items at CVS, despite their high mark-up. I like to scan my card right when I walk through the door, and more times than not, it prints out coupons I can use on the spot. If often prints out cosmetic coupons... CVS knows the way to my heart.

If you watched my Hits & Misses Series, then you'll know I love the Wet N Wild Megalast nail polish formula. (And if you didn't watch it, you should.) I had to pick up a couple more of these bad boys. I am obsessed with these two colors for summer. The purple is "On A Trip" and the orange is "Club Havana." With a fabulous formula, a top of the line brush, and ringing in at $1.99 a bottle, can it really get much better? I think not.

If you can't tell, I'm slightly obsessed with Wet N Wild as of late. I just can't get over the drastic improvement in the quality of their makeup! I wanted to try a couple of their lip products, and I don't think I will be disappointed with these selections. The one on the left is from their Megashield line and the one on the right, from their original Megalast line. Costing $2.99 and $1.99 respectively, you certainly get a bang for your buck!

NOW for the major savings!

CVS is currently running an offer on Revlon products. If you spend $10 on Revlon, you receive $4 in Extra Bucks, which you can spend on ANY item in the store. I had a $3.00 coupon for Revlon, so I purchased the Colorstay Whipped Foundation - originally $13.99 - I paid $10.99 and received my $4 Extra Bucks. In a separate transaction (which is where the other customers started to get annoyed), I purchased the Lip Butter and Gloss. Originally $7.99 and $8.29 respectively, I had $5.00 Beauty Reward Bucks (swiping your card beforehand tends to pay off) bringing my total for both to $11.28 AND scoring the $4 Extra Bucks for the Revlon promotion. 

Liking where this is going? It gets even better!

Maybelline is running a Buy One Get One 50% Off promotion. The Lash Stiletto was originally $9.99 and the Rocket Volume was $7.50. I got the Rocket Volume 50% off at $3.75. I had a $2 Maybelline coupon AND used both of my $4 rewards from the Revlon purchases, bringing my total for BOTH of these mascaras to $3.73. Get excited!! *I even had an additional $4 rewards that I used to purchase a small mirror. My total savings at CVS, you ask? $25.75!!

These offers are currently running, so head over to your local CVS! The great thing about the CVS rewards is you can use them on the spot as opposed to some other drugstores, where you are required to wait 24 hours. I am not used to the whole couponing thing, but I'm not going to lie, I felt as if I should have been featured on the Extreme Couponers television show.

Are you a dedicated couponer? If so, I'd love for you to share your tips with me!

For more details and swatches of the products I bought, check out my haul:

I sincerely hope you enjoyed this haul! I had so much fun putting it together. Look for reviews on these products SOON!


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