How do I know about these sales/deals/promos/coupons? I am on a ton of beauty brands PR lists and they like to email us about these things so we can share them with our lovely readers. YOU are my lovely readers, so here you go!
Updated January 5th, 2015:
The number 1 way to save money:
The best and EASIEST way to save money is by signing up for Ebates. All you have to do is go to the website first, before shopping, and click through their store link, and you get immediate cash back. You literally have no reason to not do this if you want to be frugal with your money. You can sign up here and then bookmark the website so you can easily get to it every time you shop! They have so many stores that I know you guys already shop at, like Sephora, Ulta, Victoria's Secrets, all the department stores, Target, Walmart, literally everywhere - click this link!
The second way I like to save money:
The next tip takes more time, but if you want to save money it's important! When I decide I want to buy a certain product, I like to do research to see which place has the best deal going on. I first look at the brands online store to see if there is a deal, and if there isn't then I look at all the department stores to see if they are having gifts with purchases for that brand, and if not then I look at Sephora and Ulta to see who has the better samples. If there are no special deals going on for the product I want then I pick Sephora by default because of the points! I love me some Sephora and their points bonuses!
The following are the webpages I check when looking for beauty deals online.
Sephora is my favorite place to shop for beauty products. They always have cool promos and you get points which you can them redeem for deluxe samples or little kits of skincare or makeup. Plus, you get a free birthday gift, which this year is amazing, it's a deluxe mini set of a lipstick and a mascara from Make Up For Ever. Make sure you sign up to be a free beauty insider to be eligible!
Sephora has 8% cash back through ebates for a limited time! This is DOUBLE what they normally offer! - link!
You can check out their special deluxe samples you can get with purchase along with their 3 free samples per order, by looking here.
There are also 2 new VIB 500 point perks: One by Boscia and one by Peter Thomas Roth, both skincare kits, if you have some points stored up and you want to try a new skincare regimen.
Macy's is 10% cash back through ebates for a limited time! This is MORE THAN TRIPLE what they normally offer! - link!
Ulta is another site that I shop at a lot. For this website I check a few different places. First, I check their Gifts with Purchase section, which you can see here. I also browse through their "Current Ad" which you can see on the bottom left of their website here. It features clickable deals for different products each week. This is espically useful for drugstore beauty items, as they always have amazing buy one get one or buy one get one 50% off deals for almost every brand. They also ALWAYS have a $3.50 off $10 coupon on the homepage, so make sure to grab it!
Get $10 off $50 or more at Beauty.com with this link now through 2/28/15.
The Body Shop:
The body shop has a big sale happening right now, you can check it out here. Plus, get 8% cash back here.
Lancome is offering 3 deluxe skincare products, 1 deluxe makeup product, and free shipping with any order of $35 with code "DELUXE". Plus 5% cash back with Ebates: Link!
Check out their promotional page here for deals! I just spotted a black mascara primer on there and I really want it... I've only ever seen white mascara primers before! Eek! If any of you get it PAH-LEASE let me know how it is, I am coveting it!
Like the others, here is a link to the promotional page where you should look first. I spy a deal where you get 3 products free when you buys 1... what?! Also a free moisturizing duo plus free shipping with orders over $40. I've been wanting to buy a Dr. Andrew Weil Mega-Mushroom Skin Relif Soothing Cream for awhile now... this might be the time!
They automatically give you a free deluxe sample of their fan-favorite Creme de Corps pus free shipping on your next order over $35 by signing up your email. Totally worth it. Link!
Cult Beauty:Cult Beauty has a lot of promotions running currently as well, see them all here - Link!
The following links will take you to these department stores "gift with purchase" pages, which I like to check out to see which brands are having deals. Plus, I tried to add in welcome offers or shipping information.
Nordstrom: Free shipping, no minimum, and free returns. 3 free samples with any beauty purchase. Link!
Macy's: Free shipping with $50 beauty purchase. Link!
Bloomingdales: 10% off welcome code if you sign up for their emails. Link!
Henri Bendel: 10% off when you sign up for their emails plus free shipping. Link!
Neimen Marcus: Free shipping and returns. Link!
Saks: Free shipping and returns with code: FREESHIP. Link!
If I have missed any deals or stores you enjoy shopping at, please let me know so I can update this page!
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