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stitchshopgirl 7,829 September 13, 2011 at 03:29 PM in Chat (2)
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Feel free to discuss complaints, shopping trips, etc.......CVS related and off topic too! I'm hoping this will unclog the weekly threads a bit. Smilie

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#1261
I knew I had seen a coupon for the Girl Scout bars somewhere! I'm sorry... http://cvssavingscentral.com/Prog...lScout_TRM
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#1262
I understand there are $3 mq's in the Reinventing Beauty, what is that. Something free avalable at CVS? Thought I at least had a few $2 huggie coupons but only found one. Not to mention tgere is only 1 CVS within 30 miles -.-
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Quote from D34LHunt3r View Post :
I understand there are $3 mq's in the Reinventing Beauty, what is that. Something free avalable at CVS? Thought I at least had a few $2 huggie coupons but only found one. Not to mention tgere is only 1 CVS within 30 miles -.-
It's a magazine at CVS and is .99 (iirc). I think (not 100% sure) that it is the one with Salma Hayek on the cover.
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#1264
I am absolutely tearing my hair out over this. Can someone help me with tax in TX?

Soda is taxable. Using the internets, I found some forum posts (not here) from 2011 stating that tax is charged on the after coupon amount in TX. Is it possible to pay no sales tax or will it always be rounded up to at least one cent? I am probably doing my math wrong but I'm trying to figure out a taxable transaction at CVS, and tax calculated on the after MQ and ECB amount comes out to $0.004125. Is it possible to pay no sales tax or will be rounded up to at least 1c if not 4/5c (depending on how many digits the register rounds to).

Are all coupons the same as far as tax goes, or will store versus MQs affect the taxable amount differently?
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Quote from towers741 View Post :
I am absolutely tearing my hair out over this. Can someone help me with tax in TX?

Soda is taxable. Using the internets, I found some forum posts (not here) from 2011 stating that tax is charged on the after coupon amount in TX. Is it possible to pay no sales tax or will it always be rounded up to at least one cent? I am probably doing my math wrong but I'm trying to figure out a taxable transaction at CVS, and tax calculated on the after MQ and ECB amount comes out to $0.004125. Is it possible to pay no sales tax or will be rounded up to at least 1c if not 4/5c (depending on how many digits the register rounds to).

Are all coupons the same as far as tax goes, or will store versus MQs affect the taxable amount differently?
In my experience, Yes and Yes. Tax is on the after coupon amount. Example:

Walgreens:
Goody Bands - 2.00
- $2.00 Register Rewards (considered a MQ)
= 0.00
no tax

However, I've been taxed at CVS before when using an ECB. I haven't quite figured out which ones are coded as MQs and which ones are Store Qs but there have been times when I expect to pay nothing ('cause they actually have to round down the amount of the ECB) and then I still owe change on tax.....
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#1266
Not trying to derail thread, but I received a couple pm's about the Sensationail Nail kit deal - well actually more about gel nails in general, so I thought I would try to provide a bit of a consolidated post:

Quote from gambalung (from RA 6/24 thread View Post :
I have a couple of $10 MfQs I found a CVS for this. They have the CVS logo but do not say "only redeemable at CVS like the L'oreal paris cupons for example. However the wording on the coupn is "$10 off any Sensetional Nail Starter Kit $59.99 or over" so that makes me think these things are really expensive Dontknow
There is also a $3 MFQ IP from their facebook page here [facebook.com]
Quote from PixieSaver View Post :
I think they are on the spendy side as they are gel polish that uses UV rays to dry and lasts for weeks. But if you've been wanting to try this and if they are on sale along with the coupon and +up, now might be the time...
Quote from stylingal :
Yes, I think regular price is $59.99 or sometimes $49.99, but the coupon should work as I've only seen it at RA for $59.99 and this is the most expensive kit Sensationail sells. The big "draw" of this particuliar kit is that it has an LED lamp, so the kit is actually considered inexpensive as the lamps are very expensive (see LED lamp prices on ebay). Supposedly, LED light is safer/less risk of cancer than the old traditional UV lamps.
After spending approx $40 (very cheap - not a common price, as most run $50+) every 3 wks on a professional gel manicure (They really do last/look freshly done for 2.5-3 wks!) I bought the "Red Carpet Gel Starter kit LED Lamp only" from Ulta.com $36.50AC (reg $50) and use "Gelish" prep/cure products along with regular polishes (my noob) at-home manicure last approx 10-14 days, but others reports over 2 weeks. The additional products/ accessories (gel base, acetone, alcohol, files, orange sticks, clippers etc) cost me approx $50. So to get the Sensationail (kit) with not only the lamp, but other accessories is def a good deal.

CVS drugstore has a deal starting 6/24
Sensationail (sensational) Gel nail polish starter kit $49.99 get $10 ECB Limit 1
- $10 tearpad mq
- any other store coupons like 20 or 30% off and $4 off $20
- also purchase counts towards Beauty Club reward (spend $50/get $5)
So, possible minimum price is $17 after ECB's, mq's and Beauty reward (oop BC $32)
I haven't used this (Sensational) kit, but will be buying it - mainly for the lamp - to give as gifts.
Quote from gambalung View Post :
I guess you live up to your name stylingal! Big Grin I would buy this and use it for yourself if you are a nail product aficionado. In lab, I sometimes have to cut DNA gel bands under a UV lamp and we try to be as quick as possible and wear protective equipment especially for the eyes!!! Don't know what spectrum wavelength these home UV lamps use but if you can avoid them, and opt for the LED ones it would be better!
I did the nail polish deal last month and now have lots of l'oreal polishes but no acetone since I haven't put NP on for about 10 years. I'm low tech here! Stick Out Tongue
Quote from stylingal View Post :
Did I hear nail polish? Cosmetics? Skincare etc?... Now, you're talking this Junkies language lol!! When I read that some ppl bought so much cosmetics (Maybelline?) that they threw it away or left it at the store I almost had a heart attack lol!!! (next time pm me!!)... BUT I do know that Science is your forte Ms. "Doc to be" Smilie , so I/we really appreciate the confirmation about LED lamps being better, as I was worried it was a marketing ploy without truly reducing the risks... With all that new np, and the fact it last almost 2 wks no reason to hesitate. Start with a light colour like pale pink, so mistakes won't be as visible. The gel is relatively easy to apply (thin coats) and is removed by using pure acetone (wrap fingers with cotton and foil <google 'foil method").
So to get back to deals, with Gambalungs LED endorsement, I'd highly recommend the Red Carpet lamp or Pro 45 Gel Kit or - price has raised to $80 Sensationail Gel Kit if you're considering going the gel manicure route. Seems pricey to the naked eye, but is actually a great price for an at-home nail LED lamp. AFAIK, there are no other non-professional lamps in this price range on the market.
Quote from gambalung View Post :
Sorry, don't want to give wrong information. LED bulbs also emit UV wavelengths but LED bulbs emit UV-A type (less harmful). UV lamps emit mostly UV-A also but often require a filter to reduce UV-B wavelengths. LED bulbs emit a more precise wavelength around 375nm while the UV lamps have a broader spectrum. It is hard to judge intensity on any of these bulbs though. The main point is that LED bulbs should cure faster and therefore less time under UV rays exposure, hence they are better than UV bulbs. Also, they last much much longer than CFL based UV-bulbs. In short, they are the lesser of the 2 evils. HTH miss fashionista!
If this does the job comparably to a salon, I can see it is worth the savings nod
Quote from towers741 View Post :
I'm intrigued by this product too, but not willing to pull the trigger at $50, even if that is a beauty ECB in and of itself.
Quote from stylingal :
Yes, I was kinda of on the fence too and do not usually factor in "after purchase" rewards in my pricing, but I doubt that we'll see a lower price this year (Black Friday?). Not a hot resale item, but def a good deal (stacked with (2) $4offs) for personal use... Heck, I thought my "Red Carpet Gel Starter kit LED lamp only" from Ulta.com $36.50AC (reg $49.99) was slick lol! So if I can get this kit (ie LED lamp) with accessories for approx $17 ($32 oop) I'll be buying quite a few. (Note: beyond Sensationail, most home kits retail $70-$150)
Quote from sunshinesmom View Post :
Only one color comes with the kit, I got it a while back and am very pleased with it. I think the other colors are around $14.99 each.
The reason I keep emphasizing the LAMP, and not the other items and polish is that once you have the lamp, everything else is changeable. I bought the (Red Carpet) Lamp only to use with (some) "Gelish" products (ph Bond, Foundation Gel, Top-It-Off Sealer). Gelish is professional grade and considered one of the best gels in the industry (check Amazon reviews). When I refer to "gels", I'm speaking beyond polish colour, as the most important products in the gel process is the base gel and top coat/seal gel... I do not know about the quality of Sensationail products, but most of the reviews I've read are positive. Just know when it comes to supplies there are many alternatives.

Do not let the price of gel polishes scare you. You do not need them! I have a couple (Gelish) but haven't used them yet as I've been using regular polish via the "sandwich method" (see google and youtube) which is the method my salon used with me (I'm VERY picky re: nail colour). So, yes, you can use all that Revlon, Loreal, Sally Hanson polishes we've been buying these last months.

The other point I wanted to mention beyond having nails that look freshly painted for 2 weeks, the gel also protects your nails, so within a month you'll have nice longer, even length nails. I wear mine short so am constantly clipping, but now they are even and uniform. I'm pretty bad at application (haven't done my own nails in over 10 yrs as mani/pedis are cheap here), but the process is pretty forgiving so I end up with something decent/near professional. First time took me almost 2 hrs as I was nervous, but since then I average approx 1hr and 15min - and you can't do anything but watch tv or talk on speakerphone during the process.

If you're still considering I'd advice reading Amazon reviews (gelish) and looking at youtube for some tips and techniques.... Hope this helps/answers some questions.

... Now back to our regular scheduled programming Smilie

**Note: I've edited some of my originally quoted posts
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#1267
Quote from towers741 View Post :
Essie nail polish is fantastic, though never on sale. My lone store that carries it has it at $8 a bottle, which is honestly extremely cheap for a medium to high grade nail polish. I saw that huge shelf of Essie polishes in the blog post and wanted to cry with joy!
CVS is also a good place to buy Essie because People on the Internet (tm) have consistently reported getting a coupon for a free Essie product up to $10 after buying 4-5 Essie polishes at CVS for at least a year now. I found out about this from a friend the other day and wish I hadn't...Big Grin
Quote from Rose247 View Post :
You know Essie has a facebook sweepstakes going on right now? There are daily prizes as well as a grand prize.
Never tried Essie but I do remember that CVS had MQ tearpad/postcards out a while back...$1/1 maybe?
Haven't seen a CVS store that didn't have a large selection of Essie ( or Sally, or Revlon, L 'Oreal etc..) --- all brands of nail polish should have a large shelf area each or free standing display units.
It's $8 a bottle too at my CVS and other DSs, and I've never seen it on sale.So far from what I've seen (here) DS's do not carry the entire line. The line carried in stores is a modified/special version (even different colour names) then what the salons use, appear on Essie website and are sold in Beauty Supply stores, so I've never bought at CVS (et al) before. Plus Beauty Supply sells them for $5-$6 ... I can definitely understand Essie being a best seller as it (along with OPI) is used in almost every salon across the nation. I've used/bought strictly Essie for the past 15 years. It is only the past 3 mths that I've ventured into Rimmel, Revlon and Loreal due to the ECB & UP deals.
Hope I can find those Essie tearpads.
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It's $8 a bottle too at my CVS and other DSs, and I've never seen it on sale.So far from what I've seen (here) DS's do not carry the entire line. The line carried in stores is a modified/special version (even different colour names) then what the salons use, appear on Essie website and are sold in Beauty Supply stores, so I've never bought at CVS (et al) before. Plus Beauty Supply sells them for $5-$6 ... I can definitely understand Essie being a best seller as it (along with OPI) is used in almost every salon across the nation. I've used/bought strictly Essie for the past 15 years. It is only the past 3 mths that I've ventured into Rimmel, Revlon and Loreal due to the ECB & UP deals.
Hope I can find those Essie tearpads.

Huh, I've never noticed that. I've only ever bought a bottle from the Luxeffects collection at CVS, and it was from display stand at that. All three of the essie bottles I have are part of on collection or another, actually.

Is it a lesser quality product that is sold in drug stores, or just the same color with a different label slapped on the bottle for marketing?
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#1269
I'm going to check more closely on my trip today to the Big 3 DS's. I remember noticing the difference about 2 yrs ago (Duane Reade) and started paying more attention when I visited the other DS's... Looks to me to be the exact same product, but with a different label (sometimes names) slapped on. I had assumed it was to set apart the salons and prevent resale fraud (counterfeit pro bottles are rampant). Here, the DS "retail" labels are written in white (pic1) and the ones used in salon's and sold in Beauty Supply have the clear raised label (pic2).
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#1270
Thanks for the info! I'll rep you when I can.

Quote from stylingal View Post :
Not trying to derail thread, but I received a couple pm's about the Sensationail Nail kit deal - well actually more about gel nails in general, so I thought I would try to provide a bit of a consolidated post:











The reason I keep emphasizing the LAMP, and not the other items and polish is that once you have the lamp, everything else is changeable. I bought the (Red Carpet) Lamp only to use with (some) "Gelish" products (ph Bond, Foundation Gel, Top-It-Off Sealer). Gelish is professional grade and considered one of the best gels in the industry (check Amazon reviews). When I refer to "gels", I'm speaking beyond polish colour, as the most important products in the gel process is the base gel and top coat/seal gel... I do not know about the quality of Sensationail products, but most of the reviews I've read are positive. Just know when it comes to supplies there are many alternatives.

Do not let the price of gel polishes scare you. You do not need them! I have a couple (Gelish) but haven't used them yet as I've been using regular polish via the "sandwich method" (see google and youtube) which is the method my salon used with me (I'm VERY picky re: nail colour). So, yes, you can use all that Revlon, Loreal, Sally Hanson polishes we've been buying these last months.

The other point I wanted to mention beyond having nails that look freshly painted for 2 weeks, the gel also protects your nails, so within a month you'll have nice longer, even length nails. I wear mine short so am constantly clipping, but now they are even and uniform. I'm pretty bad at application (haven't done my own nails in over 10 yrs as mani/pedis are cheap here), but the process is pretty forgiving so I end up with something decent/near professional. First time took me almost 2 hrs as I was nervous, but since then I average approx 1hr and 15min - and you can't do anything but watch tv or talk on speakerphone during the process.

If you're still considering I'd advice reading Amazon reviews (gelish) and looking at youtube for some tips and techniques.... Hope this helps/answers some questions.

... Now back to our regular scheduled programming Smilie

**Note: I've edited some of my originally quoted posts
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#1271
Found a news story involving CVS and guys, please don't ever do THIS [reuters.com], mmkay?Blowup
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Quote from BeanYellow View Post :
Found a news story involving CVS and guys, please don't ever do THIS [reuters.com], mmkay?Blowup
WTH??? Confused

I'm actually laughing thinking about how my favorite store staff would react if the SM wasn't there. There's not a single one of them over the age of 23 or so. I think they'd be torn between shock, giggling, taking pictures with their phones, and not knowing how in the world to handle the situation. If my favorite cashier was working, I'd probably get a freaked out text message and have to call the cops for them, if they couldn't get ahold of the SM.
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Quote from Kalanchoe View Post :
Sorry to go OT, but... laugh out loud

Ack. Ack, ack, ack. I just noticed that the multipacks of those Nestle Crunch Girl Scout candy bars are on sale next week. Must...resist...splurging...EBs... Facepalm

Then again, I guess this is probably the closest one can get to spending EBs instead of real money on Girl Scout cookie-like products. laugh out loud Scratchchin

I really have issues. I've been thinking about that Caramel & Coconut bar I had earlier in the week for days now. Crazy
Well check your CRT stash because I got 2 boxes today for JUST $1.50 each.

Did this:

2 boxes x $3=$6.00
minus $1/1 crt
minus $1/1 crt
minus $1/2 cvs.com coupon

So now would be the time to get them. drool

Just trying the mints ones now. BOY are the GOOD! drool

woops I found out you can't use the $1/2 CVS coupons with the 2 $1/1 crts. So they would be $2 each if you had 2 $1/1 crts.
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Woops
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Quote from PixieSaver View Post :
Thanks for the info! I'll rep you when I can.
No worries on reps, just glad someone appreciates the info Smilie
PinkIris just reported she received a $10 off Sensationail kit CRT today heart , so this deal just got even better.
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