Who doesn't love to save money? When it comes to saving money on products you love, it can be challenging. A perfect example, MAKEUP! According to Mint.com, a finance manage app, women spend a total of $15,000 in their lifetime on beauty products. Here are FIVE ways that you could save when buying makeup throughout the school year and summer!
1. Newsletter Signup
Most makeup sites have a newsletter signup where they offer you a discount on your first purchase. Take advantage of this even if it's only $5 off. Here are a few sites that are currently offering money off when subscribing to their newsletter.
Coupons are a great way to save money when buying makeup products. Always check to see if there are coupons available before purchasing anything. A GREAT source for reliable up-to-date coupons is RetailMeNot. They also have a mobile app: iPhone/Android. If coupons aren't available wait until there is a sale or go for a less expensive brand.
3. Monthly Subscriptions
There are a ton of monthly subscriptions that you can sign up for to receive sample products of makeup brands you'd like to try before you buy. Here is a list of subscriptions that are all UNDER $20!
- Ipsy - $10/month
- Birchbox - $10/month
- Lip Monthly - $10/month
- Target Beauty Box - $7
- Walmart Beauty Box - FREE (Just pay $5 for shipping).
- Beauty Joy Box - $15/month
4. Recycle Programs
Back-to-MAC Program! Mac cosmetics will give you a FREE LIPSTICK OF YOUR CHOICE, if you return 6 empty containers of anything that is plastic or glass.
LUSH 5 Pot Program! Take 5 empty, cleaned black LUSH pots to your local LUSH store to receive a FREE Fresh Face Mask!
Kiehl's Recycle and Be Rewarded Program! Recycle 10 full size containers and receive a FREE travel size product. Kiehl's actually has a card that gets stamped when you bring in an empty container.
5. Loyalty/Reward Programs
There are a ton of discounts and freebies when it comes to makeup brands. The most popular by far is Sephora's Beauty Insider Program! You get points when purchasing products and then you can redeem the points to receive a free item from a list, usually you'll have 2-4 items to choose from. They also give you a free item for your birthday. (If your birthday month has already past, just ask and they will usually honor you free gift). A few other places that constantly has coupons is listed below!
I'm sure there are probably a lot things that I didn't mention so if you have tips of your own please feel free to share yours in the comments below!