Monday, June 30, 2014

My Ulta Purchase Giveaway Results

Welcome Back Beauty Bargain Hunters!

Last month I found a bunch of deals at Ulta all at once so I had to place an online order (since most of the deals were online only) to get all the deals!  I did so well, that I thought it would be great to see if anyone could guess how much I spent for all these items, here's the breakdown of all the deals:


In May Ulta had a Hair Beauty Steals event where everyday they had different deals on hair care products, some online and some in stores (or both). I did my purchase on the day they were offering 40% off on all John Frieda products and offering a free gift if you spent over $12 on John Freida products.  So here's what I got: 

Luxurious Volume Thickening Shampoo (regular price $5.99)- $3.59
Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray (regular price $5.99)- $3.59
Luxurious Volume Thickening Conditioner (regular price $5.99)- $3.59
Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Spray (regular price $5.99)- $3.59
Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion (regular price $7.49)- $4.49
Luxurious Volume Fine To Full Blow-Out Spray (regular price $9.99)- $5.99
Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse (regular price $5.99)- $3.59
Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray- FREE Gift with $12 John Frieda Purchase

John Frieda Product Total: $28.43

Around this time I also got some e-mails from Ulta (and a friend forwarded me some from Ulta) that were offering free products if I made an online purchase, so I got these items for free:

Benefit The POREfessional Deluxe Sample
Sexy Hair Get Layered Travel-Size Hairspray
Online Only FREE 14pc Beauty Bag with any $50 ULTA.com purchase
Variety Sampler (3 samples come free with every online purchase)

After putting all these deals in my shopping cart, I still needed to purchase something over $22 dollars in order to get free shipping on my purchase and get the 14 piece beauty bag for free.  So I browsed through Ulta's website for a while and I came across Fake Bake tanning spray.  I had wanted to try it and it's tanning (fake only for me) season, so I thought it was a good time to give it a try (I normally would have waited till I got a 20% off my order coupon, but with all these other deals relying on my buying something else, I thought I would just get it).

Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tanning Liquid- $25.00

Here is the all the items totaled together:

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Shampoo (regular price $5.99)- $3.59
John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray (regular price $5.99)- $3.59
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Conditioner (regular price $5.99)- $3.59

John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Spray (regular price $5.99)- $3.59
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion (regular price $7.49)- $4.49
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine To Full Blow-Out Spray (regular price $9.99)- $5.99
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse (regular price $5.99)- $3.59
John Frieda Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray- FREE Gift with $12 John Frieda Purchase
Benefit The POREfessional Deluxe Sample- FREE
Sexy Hair Get Layered Travel-Size Hairspray- FREE
14pc Beauty Bag with any $50 ULTA.com purchase- FREE
Variety Sampler (3 pc sampler)- FREE
Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tanning Liquid- $25.00

TOTAL: $53.43

TAX: $2.85
NEW TOTAL: $56.28 
At the check out it asked me if I wanted to use some of my Ulta points to get more of discount, so I selected to get $6 off.

So then my total was $50.28  Ebates was offering 8% back at the time of my purchase, so I got $8.01 back on this purchase (it used $53.43 as my total)! 

So after sales, discounts, free items, free shipping, members points, and Ebates, I paid $42.27 

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway I will be getting in touch with the winner and posting their name shortly!

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sephora $15 and Under Deals!

Welcome Back Beauty Bargain Hunters!

When I see an e-mail from Sephora saying they are offering products for $15 or less, I pay attention!  I love Sephora, but it is more rare to get sales and discounts there than some other beauty or drug stores so when I find them, I definitely take advantage.  Here are just some of the items they have as part of their $15 or under summer event right now:

This is just some of the products they are offering, here is a link to all the items: Sephora $15 and Under Event I know these are not full size products, but like I always say, I prefer buying a smaller size at discount instead of spending more and then having to return it later if I don't like it.
 
If you are interested in this deal, also use the coupon code YOURMASK to get a free sample size of a face mask!
 
And if you are a Beauty Insider and have more than 500 points, they are offering a great Tarte Cosmetics mini set right now also (I have been waiting for a great reward set to use my points for!):
 
 
And of course, don't forgot to use Ebates when you place the order!  They are offering 4% off at Sephora right now!  (If you don't have an Ebates account, sign up, it's free and they literally pay you money for shopping if you go to their website before going to the store website, click here to sign up
 
Hope everyone gets some great deals!  Let me know what you get! 
 
Happy Savings Everyone!

Monday, June 23, 2014

CVS Sale and Coupon Match Up 6/22/14-6/28/14

Welcome Back Beauty Bargain Hunters!

Another week and another set of coupons and store deals!  I have posted a pictures of the coupons that are available this week on my Instagram and if you did not get the weekly newspaper, see the end of this post for a link on where you can purchase coupons for a very small clipping fee!  Also, if you did not see my post yesterday, I'm having a giveaway/contest this week and I hope everyone enters!  See my last post for all the details!  Here are the CVS deals this week:

Any L'Oreal Facial Care (excludes clearance)- Buy $30 Get $10 ECB (limit 1)
$3/1 L'Oreal Paris Skincare Coupon
$2/1 L'Oreal Paris Skincare Product printable
$1/1 L'Oreal Paris Product printable
$1/1 L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur, exp. 11/1/14 (Allure Magazine, 2014)
$3/1 L'Oreal Youth Code, Revitalift Triple Power and Miracle Blur or Age Perfect Glow Renewal, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 05/18/14 #2)
$1/1 L'Oreal Paris Skincare Item, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 05/18/14 #2)
$3/1 L'Oreal Youth Code, Revitalift Triple Power And Miracle Blue or Age Perfect Glow Renewal, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 06/15/14)
$1/1 L'Oreal Ideal Moisturizer or Cleanser, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 06/15/14)
Deal Idea #1:
Buy (6) L'Oréal Ideal Clean Makeup Removing Towelettes - $4.99 eachSubtotal: $29.94
- (6) $3/1 L'Oreal Paris Skincare Coupon
Pay: $11.94
Get $10 ECB (limit 1)
as low as $0.32 each after coupons and ECB wyb (6)
Deal Idea #2:
Buy (5) L'Oreal Go 360 Clean Facial Cleanser - $5.99 eachSubtotal: $29.95
- (5)
$3/1 L'Oreal Paris Skincare Coupon
Pay: $14.95
Get $10 ECB (limit 1)
as low as $0.99 each after coupons and ECB wyb (5)

CVS Facial Care, Personal Cleansing, Hand/Body Lotions or Hair Care       
Buy $12 Get $4 ECB (limit 2)
Deal Idea:
Buy (4) CVS Invigorating Apricot Scrub, 6 oz. - $2.99 eachPay: $11.96
Get $4 ECB (limit 2)
as low as $1.99 each wyb (4)
 
Participating Products
Jergens 8-21 oz., Curel Lotion 13 oz., Biore Cleanser 4.5-6.77 oz., Pore Strips 6-8 ct. or Mask 4 ct. - $6.79
Any John Frieda Hair Color, Hair Care (excludes trial/travel sizes), Jergens Natural Glow, Shea Body Oil 5 oz., or BB Body Cream 7.5 oz.
Buy (2) Get $5 ECB (limit 1)
$1/1 Sheer Blonde Product
$1/1 Jergen's Natural Glow Moisturizer Product printable
$1/1 Jergens Natural Glow printable
$1/1 Jergens Natural Glow Face Moisturizer Sunscreen, exp. 7/12/14 (SS 06/08/14)
$1/1 Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer, exp. 7/12/14 (SS 06/08/14)
$2 off Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer AND Natural Glow Face Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen, exp. 7/6/14 (SS 05/11/14)
$1/1 Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer, exp. 7/6/14 (SS 05/11/14)
Deal Idea #1:
Buy (2) John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo - $6.99 each- (2) $1/1 Sheer Blonde Product
Pay: $11.98
Get $5 ECB (limit 1)
as low as $3.49 each wyb (2)
Deal Idea #2:
Buy (2) Curel Lotion, 13 oz. - $6.79 each
Pay: $13.58
Get: $5 ECB (limit 1)
as low as $4.29 each wyb (2)
 
L'Oreal Hair Color (excludes Feria Ombre and clearance) or L'Oreal Ever (excludes EverSleek Precious Oil)- Buy (2) Get $4 ECB (limit 1)
$1/1 L'Oreal Healthy Look Creme Hair Color printable
$2/1 L'Oreal Paris Excellence Hair Color printable
$3/1 L'Oreal Paris Mousse Absolue Haircolor printable
$3/1 L'Oreal Paris Mousse Absolue Haircolor printable
$5/$30 L'Oreal Hair Color Item (SavingStar Deposit)
$3/1 L'Oreal Excellence Haircolor, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 05/18/14 #2)
$2/1 L'Oreal EverCurl, EverCreme, EverSleek, EverPure, EverStrong Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 05/18/14 #2)
$4/1 L'Oreal Mousse Absolue Haircolor, exp. 6/28/14 (RP 06/01/14)
$2/1 L'Oreal Oleotherapy, EverStrong, EverSleek, EverCreme or EverCurl Treatment or EverStyle Product, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 05/18/14 #2)
$2/1 L'Oreal Oleotherapy, EverPure, EverStrong, EverSleek, EverCreme or EverCurl Treatment or EverStyle Product, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 06/15/14)
$2/1 L'Oreal Oleotherapy, EverPure, EverStrong, EverSleek, EverCreme or EverCurl Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 06/15/14)
$2/1 L'Oreal Preference Haircolor, exp. 6/28/14 (RP 06/01/14)
$2/1 L'Oreal Paris Haircolor, exp. 6/28/14 (RP 05/04/14)
$5/2 L'Oreal Preference Haircolor, exp. 6/28/14 (RP 06/01/14)
$3/1 L'Oreal Mousse Absolue Haircolor, exp. 6/28/14 (RP 05/04/14)
Deal Idea:
Buy (2) L'Oreal Excellence Creme - $8.99 each- (2) $3/1 L'Oreal Excellence Haircolor, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 05/18/14 #2)
Pay: $11.98
Get $4 ECB (limit 1)
as low as $3.99 each wyb (2)
 
Neutrogena Facial Care (excludes Suncare, Sunless and clearance)- Buy $25 Get $10 ECB (limit 1)
$2/1 Neutrogena Wave Refill Pads printable
$1/1 Neutrogena Pore Refining Products printable
$2/2 Neutrogena Product printable
Deal Idea:
Buy (4) Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser, 6.7 oz. - $6.79 eachSubtotal: $27.16
- (2) $2/2 Neutrogena Product printable
Pay: $23.16
Get $10 ECB (limit 1)
as low as $3.29 each wyb (3)
 
Any Maybelline Foundation, Powder, Blush, Concealer or Lip (excludes clearance)
Buy $10 Get $3 ECB (limit 1)
Deal Idea
:
Buy (2) Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer, .16 oz. - $5.99 eachPay: $11.98 Get $3 ECB (limit 1)
as low as $4.49 each wyb (2)
 
Nivea Bodywash, 16.9 oz., Scrub, 12 oz., Any Nivea Lip Care, Body Lotion or Creme (excludes travel/trial sizes) - BOGO 50% off     
Buy $30 Get $10 Gas Card         

All Lumene Skin Care - BOGO 50% off
Buy $30 Get $10 Gas Card

Tresemme, Nexxus Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler (excludes trial/travel sizes) - BOGO 50% off
Buy $30 Get $10 Gas Card
$6/1 Nexxus Conditioner or Treatment, exp. 7/1/14 (Glamour Magazine, May 2014)
 
CVS Brand Cotton, Eye Makeup/Nail Polish Removers, All Essence of Beauty Cosmetic Accessories or Spoiled Nail Color (excludes flip-flop tote and clearance) - BOGO 50% off
 
ALL Essence of Beauty Body Care or Bath Accessories (excludes trial sizes) - BOGO 50% off
 
Scunci or Goody Hair Accessories - Buy 2 Get 3rd Free
 
Revlon ColorSilk Buttercream - 2/$9
 
Revlon ColorSilk Hair Color (excludes twin pks.) - 2/$6
 
Suave Body Wash, 12 oz, Body Lotion, 10-18 oz, Moroccan Oil Spray, 3 oz., Shampoo, Conditioner, 12.6-28 oz. or Styler, 3-11 oz. - BOGO 50% off
 
Participating Products - BOGO 50% off
St Ives, Vaseline Body Lotion 20.3-21 oz., Sprays 6.5 oz., CVS Suncare (excludes 10 oz.), Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic (excludes Stick, Lip and After Sun), Coppertone Face, Baby, Kids, All Aveeno, L'Oreal, CeraVe Suncare, Neutrogena Sun Care or Sunless
$1/1 Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer or St. Ives Fresh Hydration Spray Lotion, exp. 6/30/14 (ALL YOU Mar '14)
$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care Product printable
$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care Product, exp. 6/28/14 (RP 05/18/14)
$3/2 Banana Boat Sun Care Product, exp. 6/28/14 (RP 05/18/14)
$1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product printable
$1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product, exp. 6/28/14 (RP 05/18/14)
$1/1 Coppertone Suncare Product printable
$1/1 Coppertone Suncare Product printable
$3/2 Coppertone Suncare Product printable
$1/1 Coppertone Suncare Product, exp. 6/22/14 (SS 05/18/14)
$3/2 Coppertone Suncare Product, exp. 8/10/14 (SS 06/22/14)
$1/1 Coppertone Suncare Product, exp. 8/10/14 (SS 06/22/14)
$4/2 Coppertone Suncare Product, exp. 6/22/14 (SS 05/18/14)
$2/1 Aveeno Sun Care Product Printable
$3/2 Aveeno Products printable
$1/1 Aveeno Product printable
$1.50/1 Aveeno or Neutrogena Sun Care or Skin Care with SPF printable
$2/2 Aveeno Products printable
$2/1 Aveeno Sun Care Product, exp. 7/31/14 (RP 06/22/14)
$2/1 Aveeno Sun Care Product, exp. 6/30/14 (RP 05/11/14)
$3/1 L'Oreal Paris Quick Dry Sun Product, exp. 7/12/14 (RP 05/18/14 #2 R)
$2/1 Cerave Product printable
$3/1 Cerave Sunscreen, Moisturizing Lotion or Cream, Renewing Sa Lotion or Cream or Theraputic Hand Cream, exp. 6/30/14 (SS 05/04/14 #2)
$1/1 Neutrogena Sunless Products printable
$1/1 Neutrogena Sun Care Item printable
$1/1 Neutrogena Suncare Product, exp. 9/1/14 (SS 05/04/14)
$1/1 Neutrogena Sunless Product, exp. 9/1/14 (SS 05/04/14)
$2/1 Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Lotion Sunscreen (Ibotta Deposit)
$2/1 Neutrogena Wet Skin Lotion Sunscreen (Ibotta Deposit)
 
All Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty Tools (excludes lashes and clearance) - BOGO 50% off
$1/1 Revlon Beauty Tool, exp. 7/5/14 (SS 06/01/14 R)
 
Clairol Nice 'N Easy Hair Color Product - 2/$12 (limit 4 items)
$1.50/1 Clairol Nice 'N Easy Hair Color Product printable
$2/1 Clairol Hair Color, exp. 6/30/14 (P&G 05/11/14)
$1.50/1 Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color Product printable
$3/1 Clairol Natural Instincts Hair Color, exp. 6/30/14 (RP 05/18/14)
as low as $3 each
 
All CoverGirl Cosmetics (excludes clearance) - BOGO 50% off
Olay Regenerist Luminous Moisturizer, 1.7 oz, Eye Hydraswirl, 0.5 oz.; All Physicians Formula; Nuance Salma Hayek Personal Cleansing, Cosmetics, Hair, Facial Care (excludes trial/travel sizes and clearance) or All NYX Cosmetics - BOGO 50% off
$2/1 Olay Total Effects, Pro-X, or Regenerist Facial Moisturizer printable
$3 off Olay Regenerist or Total Effects Facial Cleanser wyb Regenereist or Total Effect Facial Moisturizer, exp. 6/30/14 (P&G 05/11/14)
$2/1 Olay Pro-X or Regenerist Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, exp. 6/30/14 (P&G 06/01/14)
 
All RoC Facial Care - BOGO 50% off
$2/1 RoC Anti-Aging Product printable
$2/1 RoC Retinol Products printable
$3/1 RoC Anti-Aging Product, exp. 6/30/14 (SS 05/04/14)
 
Olay Complete, 2.5 oz, Fresh Effects, 0.5-1.7 oz, Select Olay Cleansers or All Olay Age Defying Anti-Wrinkle
$2/1 Olay Total Effect or Complete Facial Moisturizer, exp. 6/30/14 (Shape Magazine, June 2014)
$1/1 Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, exp. 6/30/14 (P&G 05/11/14)
$1.25/1 Olay Ultra Moisture or Age Defying Body Wash Pumps printable
 
All La Roche-Posay Anthelios Moisturizers or Sunscreens - $10 off

Garnier Olia Haircolor - $7.99
$3/1 Garnier Olia Oil Powered Haircolor printable
$3/1 Garnier Olia Oil Powered Haircolor, exp. 7/5/14 (RP 05/11/14)
OGX Hair Care (excludes 30-day starter kit) - 2/$12
$1/1 OGX Hair Product, exp. 8/22/14 (SS 06/22/14)
$3/2 OGX Hair Product, exp. 8/22/14 (SS 06/22/14)
as low as $4.50 each wyb (2)
    
There is a lot of coupon abbreviations used by the website, here is what they mean in case you are not familiar with it:

P&G = Proctor & Gamble, it's a manufacturing company that puts out their own book of coupons each month and  it is found in local Sunday newspapers.
RP = Red Plum, it's a book of manufacturer coupons that normally comes almost every Sunday in the newspaper.
SS = Smart Source, it's a book of manufacturer coupons that normally comes almost every Sunday in the newspaper.
ALL YOU = a monthly magazine that normally contains lots of food and beauty manufacturer coupons (available at Walmart and by subscription).

CVS Coupon Printer = coupons that print when you scan your Extra Care card at the kiosk inside CVS store (these are considered store coupons and can be combined with manufacturer coupons). ECB = Extra Care Bucks, this is CVS money/credit that can be used for future purchases.  These will print out with your receipt to be scanned with your next purchase.
BOGO or B1G1 50% off = Buy one get one free or Buy one get one 50% off
WYB = When You Buy

WARNING: Not all coupons mentioned may print at your CVS, for example the $1 off $5 facial cleanser or moisturizer did not print for me. Also, manufacturer coupons can depend on where you live as well, if you do not get a coupon you need in the news paper, check out the website
Coupons By Dede, they have fast shipping so you can receive your coupons before the sales this week are over!
 
Those are all the deals for this week!  Please let me know if you score any of these great deals!  I love hearing about everyone saving tons of money! I hope you all had an amazing week and Happy Savings Everyone!