Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How to Save: Beauty Bargains & Coupon Codes

There are some great deals out there right now! Here are some from the official websites and others I have found from websites like Retail Me Not. Some I have used recently and can verify that they work. (* = I have used the code and it works!) I will also post any deals that have been recently emailed to me by the company even if I have not taken advantage of them.

E.L.F. Cosmetics
 *Code: MINTEN with a  $25 order gets you 10 free mineral eyeshadows! (See my review & swatches)
 *Code: ECD21 gets you 50% off Studio Line products with a $20 min purchase and max $50 savings
   Code: CAROLINA gets you 50% off orders of up to $15, max $7.50 savings
   Code: SHIP25 gets free shipping on orders of $25 or more

Sephora (There are a ton on their website, for more codes & freebies:  CLICK HERE)
   NO Code Needed: Free Shipping with $50 purchase or more.
   Code: PRIMED get a free Too Faced Primed & Poreless Bronzed sample with any $25 purchase
   Code: ACAIBALM get a free Supergoop! SPF 30 Lip Balm sample with any $25 purchase
   Code: SDSCASE get a free Benefit Stay Dont Stray Traincase with any purchase
   Code: DIORMAX get a free Diorshow Maximizer lash primer with any $25 purchase
   Code: MINISCENT get a free deluxe perfume sample with any $25 purchase

Ulta (Tons of Gifts with Purchase, CLICK HERE. Add free gift to cart then add qualifying purchases and price will automatically adjust in your cart.)
   Buy 2 Get 1 Free: They have tons of stuff for B1G2F this month including makeup & hair products.
   No Code Needed: Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more.
   Code: 64450 get 20% off one item. Or Printable Coupon for in store. Expires 5/28. Exclusions apply.

Urban Decay
   NO Code Needed: Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Too Faced
   No Code Needed: Buy Primed & Poreless SPF 20 Bronze Tint get a deluxe Sun Bunny Bronzer sample. Expires 5/17.

Bare Minerals
   No Code Needed: Free Shipping on $50 purchase.
   Code: MIDNIGHT receive a free mini Eye Rev-er Upper and Mini Big & Bright eyeliner in Midnight with $50 purchase. May 17-19 only. Also use TEAL or BLACK for same deal with a teal or black eyeliner instead. (I have the Teal eyeliner from a different set and I LOVE it!)

   No Code Needed: Free Shipping with $50 purchase

Drugstore Deals for Week of 5/15 through 5/21:
(Keep in mind, this is in the Pacific NW, I am not sure if the sales are the same nationwide.)
Fred Meyer: Maybelline is BOGO 1/2 Off, also had $3 off coupons for Physicians Formula Bronzers in store when I was there Monday
Walgreens: Covergirl, Loreal, Maybelline and Revlon all BOGO 1/2 Off
Rite Aid: Covergirl, Revlon, Rimmel, Almay and Sally Hansen all BOGO 1/2 Off, Loreal 30% off
Bartell Drugs: Prestige Cosmetics 30% off, Fresh Minerals 40% off, Physicians Formula BOGO 1/2 off, Sinful Colors Nail Polish 2/$3
Target: Essie Nail Polish $7.79 each

Rewards Programs:
Sephora Beauty Insiders Program: If you are not a Beauty Insider, sign up now! It is free to join. You will get special offers only available to Beauty Insiders. You get a free gift on your birthday, as well as earning points towards deluxe samples. The new Beauty Insiders 500 Point Perk is a Too Faced Eye Loves Shadow Palette with mini Shadow Insurance. It is available online or in store. I got mine yesterday, I can't wait to play with it! I will post swatches of course. :)
The Club at Ulta: This is also free to join, sign up here. You earn points for every dollar you spend and each quarter you are given the opportunity to redeem your points for products or services at the Salon at Ulta. Your rewards get better the more you spend. There are 6 levels of rewards. You will also receive coupons in the mail.
Beauty Club Card at Sally Beauty Supply: This club card costs $5 and is good for one year. With it, you get a discounted price on everything in the store. You will also get coupons for % off. I got a $5 off coupon when I signed up, I assume this is standard, so it is basically free if you use the coupon. You can sign up for the program in store or online. To sign up online, go to this page and click "add to cart" to add the $5 membership to your order.
Stila Love Rewards: You can sign up here and the program is free. You earn points per dollar spent and with those points you can earn free shipping and Stila Bucks. Stila Bucks spend like cash on their website. They also have a Stila Girl of the Month program, where you can enter your photo for the chance to win $500 in Stila products. You can enter here.

More ways to find out about sales & specials:
Facebook & Twitter: Follow your favorite makeup and beauty brands on Facebook and/or Twitter. You will find out about specials this way, often there are sales that may only be advertised through their FB or Twitter. For example, Too Faced has a Manic Monday deal posted every Monday on their FB. I believe these are only good for that one day, so you have to become a fan to know about them! I also follow cosmetics stores like Ulta and Sephora on FB as well as online only stores like Cherry Culture. Often this is the only way or at least the best way to find out first about sales and specials. 
Email Newsletter: Most makeup brands and stores allow you to sign up for email updates on their website. You will find out about a lot of sales and deals this way too. I always join these. 

That's all for now, I will update as I find more deals! :)

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