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If you’re not getting top drugstore makeup brands like Covergirl, Rimmel, Almay, Maybelline or NYX for free, then you need to get a little krazy.
Do these three things to get free — or nearly free — makeup:
1) Follow our makeup deals page so you never miss out.
3) Sign up for drugstore loyalty programs.
Now you’re ready to turn all your highest-rated makeup favs into freebies — or close enough!
1. Free: Covergirl blush
Covergirl offers coupons for up to $3/1 Covergirl product, making it one of the easiest brands to get for free.
Save your high-value coupon until you see a $3 cash back offer on any Covergirl purchase on Ibotta.
Combine the two on any Covergirl product priced $6 or less, like Classic Clean blush which retails for $5.29 (and has a 4.5 star Amazon rating). You’ll have a $0.71 moneymaker.
2. Nearly free: Rimmel mascara, $0.59
Walgreens often offers a $3/1 Rimmel coupon while their Rimmel collection is already on sale.
Just this week, I used their $3/1 Rimmel coupon on the Rimmel ScandalEyes Retroglam Mascara that was on sale for $3.59 (regularly $5.99).
The 4.5-star Rimmel mascara was nearly free at just $0.59.
3. Nearly free: Wet n Wild nail polish, $0.50
The Dollar Tree often stocks Wet n Wild nail polish and they accept coupons.
Wait for a $0.50/1 manufacturer coupon from Wet n Wild to get your favorite polish for just $0.50.
4. Nearly free: Maybelline foundation, $1.99
Shop Target, Walmart, CVS and Walgreens for the lowest prices on Maybelline, then stack promotional pricing with a $1-$3 off Maybelline coupon.
Target recently offered a “Buy 2, Get $5 Gift Card” promo on Maybelline products. I purchased two $5.99 Maybelline Fit Me! foundations and used my $2/1 manufacturer coupon.
I paid $8.98 and got a $5 Target gift card, which means I only spent $1.99 each.
5. Nearly free: Almay eyeshadow, $0.47
Combine the two on any Almay Shadow Squad, regularly priced $4.97 at Walmart with a 4-star rating on Amazon, and you’re looking mighty fine for $0.47!
6. Nearly free: NYX lip color, $1.99
We’ll alert you when CVS offers loyalty program Extrabucks on NYX lipsticks and glosses.
We recently saw NYX Butter lipstick on sale for $5.99, with $8.00 in Extrabucks when you purchased two.
The final price was just $1.99 each for 4.5-star NYX lipstick — 67% off!
7. Nearly free: Neutrogena towelettes, $2.04
I got 4.5-star rated Neutrogena towelettes for more than half off for $2.04 each.