These 3 retailers offer the best cosmetic discounts.

The Cosmetics Industry is one of the most lucrative with annual industry revenues of $445 billion in beauty cosmetics.

Men buy almost as much cosmetics as women, though mainly for skin care. Women spend an average of 13 percent more than men on cosmetics, related to beauty products.

There are over a dozen categories of cosmetics from which to choose. These include:
. Fragrances
. Eye makeup
. Hair preparations
. Baby products
. Bath oils, capsules, bubble bath and other miscellaneous bath products
. Makeup blushers, powders, rouge, lipstick and liquid makeup for the face and body
. Oral Hygiene products
. Skin care products
. Shaving products
. Manicuring products like nail enamels, polish/enamel removers, cuticle creams
. Suntan products
. Skin creams, sprays and powders
. Deodorants, cleansing soaps and feminine personal products

Brands name Versus House brands:

There are two avenues of choice when purchasing cosmetics. The first is to choose brand names that will might cost a little more or a generic brand that costs less. The determination on which choice is better depends on the buyer. Generic "house" brands generally won't offer discounts since they are already reduced in price. Quality is another factor to consider when purchasing cosmetic products.

However, often the difference in quality between brand name cosmetics and house brands is negligible. In some instances, the less expensive brand might be of equal or higher quality. For example, Lancome Mascara is priced at $26 while Maybelline mascara is priced at $7.

The three retailers who offer the best cosmetic discounts include:
. Walgreen's
. Walmart
. CVS

These three retailers regularly offer discounts in printed flyers, as well as online at their websites. It is also important to note that all three of these retailers stock trade name cosmetics like Chanel, Clinique, Lucerin Skin Care, Cover Girl makeup, Maybelline, Revlon and their own generic brands.

These three retailers also offer online discounts that are automatically applied at time of purchase with discounts applied to a credit or debit card.

In addition, all three retailers provide a price matching policy to ensure customers get the best prices available. For example, Walmart Customer Care policies are accessed online and help customers determine price matching eligibility.

Walgreen Benefits:

Walgreen's takes discounts on cosmetics a step further with "paperless discounts" via paperless coupons. Simply go to the Walgreen's website and shop for the cosmetics of your choice and click either "Shop" or "Clip" from the online menu. When you visit the store, discount coupons you selected are automatically applied, reducing the cost of the item.

CVS benefits:

CVS has an interesting "rewards" program. When a customer spends $30 on cosmetics, they can get a free beauty bag outfitted with favorite cosmetic samples like Biore skin products, Dove Bath and Body Wash and beauty tools and accessories.

With certain cosmetic sales campaigns, CVS also offers a BOGO (Buy One, Get One) policy with up to a 50 percent discount. If customers are not satisfied with their cosmetic purchase, CVS has a return policy.

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