Thanks to our smartphones, shopping for beauty products takes only a few minutes with just a couple of taps. While we do admit, that testing and swatching products at a store is a lot more fun, but there’s a certain convenience in snapping up your favourite beauty product at a bargain or finding out there’s a flash sale on your favourite line of lipsticks, or having your beauty basics arrive at your doorstep. If you tend to shop online for your favourite beauty products, here are five hacks to keep in mind to help save you some serious moolah.
1. Leave It In The Cart
Yup, this is the classic way to help you score a deal. All you need to do is add the product you want to buy in the cart and leave it there. Chances are, in a couple of days, you will get reminder emails and then, the site will probably throw in a 10% – 15% discount on the product to entice you into buying it. #Score!
2. Don’t Ignore Gift Sets
Gift sets are usually cheaper than the actual product. And it’s very likely you will end up using the other products in the box as well. So, whether you snap up a perfume that has a free lotion and body wash thrown in or get a lipstick mini, you will end up getting a bargain. The free products also make great mini presents too.
3. Make Use Of Bank Discounts
Yes, banking with certain banks does have its perks. They usually have their own coupon code or have a special catalogue that offers a discount if you use their credit or debit card.
4. Join The Mailing List
Yes, they might clog your inbox but they are a great way of finding out if there’s a sale on a certain brand or if there are markdowns on your favourite potions. It can also alert you on new brand launches.
5. Loyalty Program
Sites like Sephora and Nykaa offer special rewards if you sign up for their loyalty program or buy products worth a certain amount. You can score birthday gifts, express shipping and certain freebies thrown in.