This week at CVS the “Magic Coupon Machine” is printing a $3.00 off $10.00 cosmetics coupon, and finding a way to use this coupon won’t be hard because there are plenty of cosmetics deals going on this week! When you stack this with manufacturer coupons, you can grab some super-cheap cosmetics! Below are several scenarios that incorporate this great coupon.

Buy 2 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color $2.99, Sale Price
Buy 1 Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover $4.99, Online Price
Spend $10.00, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Use 2 $0.50/1 – Sally Hansen Nail Color Product – ( No longer available
and use $1.00/1 – Sally Hansen Nail Treatment Product – (
and use $3.00/$10.00 Any Cosmetics from the CVS Coupon Machine
Pay $5.97, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.99 each when you buy 3


Buy 3 Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil $3.49, Online Price
Spend $10.00, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks, Limit 1
Use 3 $1.00/1 Rimmel Eye, Nail or Face product from RP 4/29 (exp 6/15)
and use $3.00/$10.00 Any Cosmetics from the CVS Coupon Machine
Pay $4.47, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.49 each when you buy 3


Buy 3 Almay Intense I-Color $7.49, Online Price
Spend $10.00, Receive $4.00 Extra Bucks, Limit increase to at least 2
Use 3 $1.00/1 – Almay Cosmetics and Makeup Removers, Available at Walgreens – (
and use $3.00/$10.00 Any Cosmetics from the CVS Coupon Machine
Pay $16.47, Receive $8.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $2.82 each when you buy 3


Buy 3 Revlon ColorStay Nail Polish $4.99, Sale Price
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks, Limit increased to 6
Use $3.00/$10.00 Any Cosmetics from the CVS Coupon Machine
Pay $11.97, Receive $9.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.99 each when you buy 3

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51 thoughts on “Great Deal on Cosmetics at CVS, as low as $0.49 on Rimmel Products!”

Can someone tell me if i do $24 transaction of suave, will it print $8 extrabucks or do i need to do separate transactions and get $4 extrabucks each time?

Sorry but you will not get $8 extrabucks because the limit for eb is only 1 :(

I did the suave deal and it printed the $4 ecb but at the bottom of my receipt it doesn’t say that limit reached. It says $9 needed to earn this reward.

 Limit is actually five… in theory, yes. It should print you an $8 EB.

The 3$/10 coupon actually works on all beauty products… I know it says ‘cosmetics’, but it is working on all beauty products. Someone else reported this on their brag, and I tried it today. I even asked the cashier about it… it scans, no needing to override it. This makes for some really excellent suave deals (the limit for those is at least 4! I’ve done it three times and it doesn’t say offer limit reached yet).

Thanks for sharing, and the Suave limit is 5 :)

is it the pre-coupon total that counts for beauty club ?

Yep, the cost of the item (pretax) that rings up at the register will be the amount that counts towards your beauty club :)

I did mine this way:
4 Sally Hansen Insta Dry Nail Polish $2.99 (on sale)
Used 2 $1/2 manufacturers coups
Used $3/$10 Magic Coupon Machine coup
And got $3 ECB for buying over $10 of the Insta Dry
So it was $11.96, less $5 in coups, for 6.96 OOP, with $3.00 ECB for next week!  Less than $1 a bottle!! woot!

Great job!

Thanks for sharing.  My daughter and I love the InstaDry.  It’s a great product for those on the go.

Can anyone confirm the limit on the Almay? is it 2 for sure?

It is limit 2 for sure.  I got 2 ECBs, but I did it over 2 transactions.  I’m not sure if it will work in one transaction or not. HTH

I noticed I didn’t trigger some of the ECB opportunities I could have by looking at the bottom of my receipt now.  For instance:
Crest, spend $10 get $5 EB:
Amount toward this reward $4.88
Amount needed to earn reward $5.12

Can I go back this week and spend $5.12 on something Crest and still get the $5 ECB on my printout????

 Yep! As long as it’s an item specified in the same deal


Do I have to buy 3 Rimmel or could I buy like 1 Rimmel ($3.49) and 1 Almay ($7.49)?

Sure…your deal would be..
1 Rimmel $3.49
1 Almay $7.49
Total: 10.98
-$1 Rimmel MQ
-$1 Almay MQ
-$3/$10 CVS Q
Total: $5.98

It’s just if you want to get extra bucks in addition to using the $3/$10 coupon, then you need to do one of the deals in this post.

Jenni is correct! You can do your scenario, but no ECB will print on your receipt :)

Wouldn’t the total for the 3 almay icolor be 16.47? 3/10 beauty purchase, and $3.00 off from the mq coupons. $22.47-6=16.47

Thanks for catching this – updated!

:) Very excited about the revlon nailpolish! I also noticed that the pantene deal seems to have more than 1 eb limit (atleast on my receipt)-

 Yes, the limit actually appears to be 4. I did the pantene yesterday (only 4 bottles) and got 2EB… I read a post on another site (can’t remember which) where someone said they got 3 or 4. It seems like a lot of EB deals actually have a limit of more than 1. The suave deal has a limit of at least 3.

i dont understand about the limit increases can someone explain?

Originally you could only earn 1 ECB (even the sales ad says limit 1). But now you can earn 6 EBC’s. You can buy up to 6 of the Revlon polishes and receive up to 6 $3 ECB’s.

Is there somewhere CVS posts this? The sales tag still said limit one in my store today.

Nope, the only way you know is by purchasing an item that produces ECB, and then checking the bottom of your receipt. If it does not say “Offer Limit Reached” on that Extra Bucks deal, then you can do the deal again. You can keep doing that deal until it says “Offer Limit Reached”

Could I use three of the 
1.00/1 Revlon
ColorStay Longwear Nail Enamel Tearpad coupon on the Revlon deal making it free after EB?


ok yesterday i went to cvs and checked the coupon machine.  I got the following:
$5 off $15 purchase
$3 off $10 cosmetics
$5 Beauty rewards
$5 preferred customer..
$1 green tag reward

So can one of you experts give me a good scenario that I could get the maximum extra bucks?  I am so bad when it comes to these and I want to get the most for my extra bucks and not spend anything out of pocket.
I used all of my Wet N Wild coupons at Walgreens and got 10 items free last week, so I don’t have that coupon.

I would try this:
Buy 3 revlon nail polishes = $14.97
Use $5 off $15
       $5 preferred customer
       $5 beauty rewards
Pay  tax only
Get back $9 in ECB’s
  …. just FYI it will probably print a $9 ECB and not seperate $3 ECB’s ( if you didnt already know) Thats just one scenario I personally would do……. another thing is that the $14.97 will go towards your next beauty rewards total! HTH :)

 I think Deezybooboo has a great scenario! You might not be able to use the $5/$15 since you would be $0.03 short, but if that’s the case then just use the $3/$10 :)

 OR look for a clearance candy bar like I found for 29cents. 3 packs of gum were on clearance too.

I’m planning to work the deal like this.
Buy 2 Revlon ColorStay Nail Polish $4.99, Sale PriceBuy 1, Receive $3.00 Extra Bucks, Limit increased to 6
Buy 1 Wet N Wild $0.99 PolishUse $3.00/$10.00 Any Cosmetics from the CVS Coupon Machine
Use 2 $1/1 Revlon Color Stay Peelies
Use 1 $1/1 Wet N Wild cosmetic from 5/13
Use $4.98 ECB from Colgate deal a few weeks agoPay $0, Receive $6.00 Extra BucksFinal Price: FREE with $6ECB for later

 Awesome scenario!

I did it tonight and buying 4 of the $4.99 Revlon nail polish, being short 4 cents for 2 of the save $3 on $10 beauty coupons worked no problem. They were the first coupons she scanned and the $3 rang up. Then used 4 Revlon nail tear pad coupons (found mine at Rite Aid) and bought some 75% off 3 Musketeer Truffle (29 cents) and with my extra bucks the total was a big ol’ goose egg. I’d never calculated EXACT like that and it was a pretty cool feeling to only pay tax. Then of course got $12 EB back ($2 MM).

My store had $1 off Color Stay coupons on the display so paired with the $3 off $10 coupon I got 2 bottles free today after using ECB’s from last week!

 Awesome, I’m glad I didn’t stack these at Target! I hope to get the $1 MM as well!

 Awesome deal!

Hi…I think the $.50 off of Sally Hansen is no longer available..

You are correct, thanks! Post is updated now :)

For the revlon, in order to use the $3.00 off coupon, could I just buy two? Does CVS round up?

That’s what I did and it worked :)


I did the same thing and it worked. I asked before hand and the cashier said it would. They round it up.
I got 2, Paid $6.98 and got $6 EB back. Plus made $5 in my beauty rewards! Thinking of going back for more since the limit is 6 and you can never have enough mail polish. And sicnd I got another $3/10 cvs coupon from the machine today!

CVS rounds up when distributing extra bucks: If there were a promotion that gave $3ecb for buying $10 of _____ ,$9.80 pre-tax ______merchandise would still trigger $3 (hopefully!). However i believe the $3/$10 cosmetic CVS coupon should only be applied to purchases which meet or exceed $10 specification

If your Revlon nail polishes are priced $4.99 buying two for $9.98 does not quite make it. I’ll be looking for a cheap cosmetic item to bump my subtotal (pre-tax and pre-coupons) above $10

Something didn’t trigger $3 ECB for me today and I can’t figure out which it was:
I bought 2 Rimmel London nail polishes at $4.89 each ($3 ECB when you spend $10 on Rimmel)
I bought 2 Sally Hansen Insta-Dry and 1 Sally Hansen Nail Treatment $2.99+$2.99+$5.49 ($3 ECB when you spend  $10 on Sally Hansen)

I ended up using all $8 of my ECBs from the transaction (got $3 from 4 Skippy PB, $2 from Crest 3D, and $3 from one of the above) to buy the Off Backyard for $11.99 and the $1 coupon on the bottle ($3.24 out of pocket for the Off)

I can see why you didn’t get Eb’s from the Rimmel…most of the time CVS will round up if your total for a $10 purchase is $9.97+ but not for a gap of 22 cents. Sorry! : (

 Ah! Thank you!

Usually you can check the bottom of your receipt to see which deals are in-progress or have been reached. Based on what you’ve said I believe it’s the Rimmel London nail polish deal. With (2)$4.89= $9.78 you’re two pennies short of CVS’s grace margin for $10 deals!
There are $1/Rimmel Eye, Nail, or Face product coupons on RedPlum’s site if you plan on buying another $0.02+ Rimmel London item to get the $3ecb

I bought 2 and it worked! I even asked before hand and the cashier and the manager told me it would work.