I have been needing new makeup for awhile. My favorite makeup is Bare Escentuals Mineral Makeup, but it’s a little pricey. Yesterday, I was looking through some of my credit card reward points (this is for another post) and I noticed I could redeem $45 of my cash back points for a $50 sephora.com gift card. Um, yes!
First of all, I logged into my BigCrumbs account. This is an online shopping website that gives you cash back on all your purchases, just by clicking on the store through their site. I believe I’ve received about $100 cash back just by clicking through their site when I purchase products online. For sephora.com they offer 4% back! Just to make sure though, I logged into my Discover account and noticed that if I used my Discover card, I would get 10% back on my purchase! Yep, that’s better! So I clicked through my Discover site and continued with my order.
Next, I added the product I wanted. The kit I ordered was $60, so this qualified me for free shipping. The great thing about sephora.com is that they offer 3 free samples with every order and they let you choose from about 10. So next, I selected my free samples. Because including this order, I have now spent $100 through their site, they added a free mascara to my order!
I got to the last screen where you pay and enter any coupon codes in. www.retailmenot.com is great for listing online shopping codes, so I searched for sephora.com. Low and behold there was a coupon for 20% off Bare Escentuals makeup, which took $13 off my order!
This brought my grand total for $60 worth of makeup, 2 cologne samples, 1 makeup sample, and 1 mascara to $49.82! My giftcard totally covered it! Yay! PLUS, I'll get 10% back on this purchase! Which makes my total more like $45! While these steps take a little bit of time, once you get in the habit of shopping this way, you'll never go back.