BEAUTY SAMPLES...A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND....

by Christina


WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEAUTY SAMPLES:

  • Most companies now over awesome sample offers both in-store and online...for FREE or w/purchase.
  • They are a great way to try products before committing to the full-sized product AND price!
  • You can earn samples too by just joining a store's membership or reward club.
  • If you run out of a "must have" product...there's an emergency backup! 
  • Learn about new, upcoming products and beauty trends.
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TIPS & TRICKS:

  • If a company offers a rewards program- sign up for it!!! They almost always lead to earning samples AND sometimes if you earn a certain amount or are a loyal member, they will reward you will sample scores which include several samples :)
  • Generally, if it has DELUXE in the description of the sample, it will be the larger of the sample size the brand offers, and therefore usually worth more of your time & effort.
  • Sometimes FREE samples will be offered by simply finding and using a promotional code, visiting in-store, or through printed ads and coupons.
  • Avoid the "sign-up-for-free-samples" sites- I have generally found that they are NOT worth your effort as they will result in spam in your inbox and attempts to attach annoyances like browser add-ons that get you NO samples at all!
 


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WHERE TO FIND:

  1. Sephorasign up for their rewards program and earn free samples through purchases, on your birthday, & seasonal promotions. They also have weekly specials that include deluxe samples free w/purchase and EVERY purchase also gets 3 free samples.Online promotional codes can be found too!
  2. Ulta- There are many gifts w/purchase given here! Ulta's site is the easiest place that I've located to look at these all in one place. The "Gifts" link has a section named "Gift with purchase" that usually has at least around 50 or so items at one time. Some requirements are with a purchase of a certain $ amt. or more or free w/ANY purchase too!
  3. Tarte- FREE sample with orders of $40 or more and they DO give free samples with their rewards program as well -when you reach 100 points, you will receive with EACH purchase at tarte.com free BONUS DELUXE samples!!!
  4. QVC & HSN- these two online retailers thrive in the beauty market these days which has allowed them to offer free samples with many of their new and current beauty items for purchase on-site.
  5. Julep,BirchBox, GlossyBox, IPSY, & other monthly beauty box subscription services-  these services DO usually cost a monthly fee BUT they made my list as many of them currently offer a free first monthly box in order to try out the service AND they periodically give away FREE full-sized products and samples, in addition to referral offers.

 SPECIAL DEALS & CODES FOR FREE SAMPLES & BOXES:

  • FREE mystery sample pack -@ Birchbox w/$35 purchase. {no code needed!} * while supplies last
  • FREE DELUXE mystery gift w/$25 purchase @ Sephora.com w/code: YOURGIFT. *while supplies last.
  • FREE Escada DELUXE sample of your choice w/$25 purchase at Sephora.com w/code: ESCADA.
  • FREE Benefit cosmetics DELUXE sample TRIO w/$35 purchase at Sephora.com for VIB's only w/code: VIBSPREE.
  • FREE Bareminerals Award Winning Oringinal Foundation DELUXE Sample & Mini Brush w/any $25 purchase w/code: BAREDUO at Sephora.com
  • 15% Off first order + FREE Samples at Clinique (online) w/code: WELCOME15.
  • FREE 3-Piece Collection w/$25 Order + Free Shipping at Philosophy(online) on $50 w/code: 12wel14d6 *expires 1/31/15!
  • At Philosophy (site), 1 Each FREE DELUXE Sample of Renewed Hope In a Jar Refreshing & Refining  Moisturizer & Renewed Hope In a Jar Refreshing & Refining Eye Cream w/ANY purchase w/code: tryrhope. *expires 1/31/15!
  • FREE Real Turn-Ons Eye & Highlighter Set w/your order at Benefit (online) w/code: HAPPYJANUARY. *expires 1/31/15.
  • 3 FREE DELUXE-SIZE Skincare Products & 1 Deluxe-Size Makeup Product + FREE shipping on orders of $35+ at Lancome (online purchase) w/code: DELUXE. *This one expires tomorrow on 1/7/15!!!!
  • 2 FREE Clinique Makeup Essentials w/ANY makeup purchase w/coupon code: GREATS* this one is ONLY valid for 2 more days until 1/8/15!!!!
  • FREE 14 Divine Samples+ Designer Pouch + Free Shipping on $25 purchase at L'Occitane en Provence w/code: FRIDAY!!!!
  • FREE Shipping & FREE DELUXE Sample w/$30 + on orders at Origins w/code: RETAILMENOT3.*Expires on 1/31/15.
  • FREE BOX when you sign up for ANY subscription at Beauty Box 5 w/code: FREEBOX1.
  • First Month FREE Box with 3 month pre-paid subscription service w/Julep * NO code needed see Julep.com site.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SEPHORA.COM DEALS,WEEKLY SPECIALS, & CODES :

TO SIGN UP FOR BIRCHBOX & GET THEIR FREE SAMPLE PACK:

GET TO ORIGINS OFFERS AND CODES AT: