Deals Too Good to Pass Up

If you have to buy it, get the best deal!

Deals Roundup


If you have to buy it, get the best deal. A low price is not always a good deal, and a high price is not always a deal breaker. Some products are worth purchasing at full-price, some are worth purchasing on sale, and others are not worth purchasing at all. I share deals and reviews for all beauty products from low to high-end. Most reviews come from items I purchase myself. All beauty products sent for consideration get reviewed, and I will at times review other items. Reviews will always reflect my opinion, and I will not accept products unless this is understood.

Recent Articles

My blog is detailed so I put a lot of time and thought into each article in my attempt to answer questions I perceive will come before they’re even asked. Those who appreciate details will hopefully enjoy the content. People who prefer blogs where the pictures do most of the talking may not. No filtering or blurring effects are ever used so when a product highlights imperfections in my skin, you will see it. Photos are taken in natural light whenever possible to ensure products are true to color. Flashes generally alter the way the product looks in person, but there are times when the flash or lighting is necessary.

I never publish new articles more than twice a day, and there are days where I do not post anything. When there are a lot of deals coming out at once, I will pick the ones I like best to feature. Others may get posted, but I will post slower than bloggers who post more often or combine a lot of topics into one post. Thus, this should not be your only deal source. Deal lovers need options. During slower deal periods, I will focus on reviews. Many of my articles are set up at the beginning of the year and get edited as new information releases. Retailer pages are static so content across the site is constantly updated. Use the search bar or drop down menu in the right column for articles on a specific topic.

The Edit Section

To get deals up in a timely manner, I post an article on the deal first. Posting the deal and editing the review in later keeps all information for that deal in one article. That makes it easier for readers to reference later without pulling multiple articles. Having everything needed on a deal or event in a single place is also why I post up to a year of some offers in one article instead of creating a new article every time. After I receive and/or test product(s), I will edit the article to provide more details and any applicable pictures of me wearing color items. Articles linked below were recently edited.

The Sweet Beauty Treats Limited Edition Birchbox arrived, and I shared my first impressions. I also placed my order with The Bouqs.

The Find Your Happy January 2018 Birchbox arrived, and the mascara primer is full-sized! Buying this from the shop is cheaper than buying the mascara primer separately.

The Target Beauty Boxes for January 2018 arrived, and I shared my first impressions.


Deal or No Deal? Detailed reviews will always answer that question. In a thorough review, I can determine whether something is a deal or not. I will always mention when I receive something free, but getting something free will not affect my review. My in-depth reviews and retailer pages cover: program descriptions, offers, promo codes, looks, swatches, tips, deal breakdowns, hits, misses, and more. Deal discoveries and articles include reviews of all products I’ve tried unless I finish them quickly. If I finish something quickly, the review may only appear in Fabufinds or Finished Products articles. Everything I’ve tried gets reviewed so you will know whether I still like the “deal” once I’ve used the item. Type a product name, brand, or retailer into the search bar to see any place I’ve discussed it.

Free Samples

Some items are really available for no charge at all. I only list ones I’ve tested and/or received. If I am unsure an offer is legit, I will not list it. My Free Samples page always has a general listing of sites.

Sweepstakes and Giveaways

If you’re feeling lucky, enter a Sweepstakes or Giveaway.

Subscription Boxes

Subscription Boxes are a wonderful way to get great deals if you like trying new things, but you should avoid them if you already know exactly what you like. It’s only a good deal if you’re using the items. Find subscriptions that appeal to you.

Birthday Offers

From completely free items to special birthday gifts with purchase, a lot of retailers have birthday offers, so remember to give your birthdate when you register.

The Gift With Purchase Kings

Large offers from The Big Three are almost always available so I do not list small offers.

Clinique GWPEstee Lauder GWP, and Lancome GWP

Getting The Best Deal

Generals tips on getting the best deal get edited when I discover something new. I also edit my detailed lists for specific retailers, including: SephoraUlta, Julep, and Birchbox. The idea is putting everything you need to know in one place so you know how to approach each purchase.

Get Paid to Shop Online

If you’re shopping online, participating in multiple Pay-to-Shop Programs can help maximize your deal by giving you access to more: discount codes, retailers, percentages of cash back, bonus offers, and more.

ebatesMrRebatesMyPointsShopatHomeSwagbucks, and TopCashback

Happy Shopping

Expired offers get removed when I update. Remember to try any offer not yet updated, because some offers get extended or recycled. If I am missing any great offers, please let me know. Thanks in advance!

Recent Standout Offers

Only recent offers are below. The individual deal pages (linked in the right column) include: these offers, older offers, ongoing promotions, recycling promotions, program descriptions, important tips, free shipping minimums, sample offers, historical promotion data, links to articles I’ve written, and more. You can also look for deals and articles for a specific brand or retailer using the search bar. Pages get updated by reader demand so popular retailers are more up to date.

Julep- Use code FEBPOLISH for a free nail (color) polish with a $10 purchase through 02/28/18.

Sephora- All beauty insiders get 3x points on any fragrance purchase from 02/01/18 through 02/14/18. This event repeats each year. It is a Valentine’s Day promotion.

-Use code NOFOMO to select 2 deluxe sized samples: a 0.33oz Ouai Hair Oil, a 0.65oz Verb Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner duo, a 0.6oz It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser Skin Transforming Hydrating Cleansing Serum, and/or a 0.15oz Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist with a $25 purchase.

-Use code QUENCH for a deluxe skincare sample of your choice: a 0.25ozPeter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Moisturizer, a 0.25oz Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel, a 0.34oz First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Water Cream, a 0.33oz Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb, or a deluxe fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex with a $25 purchase.

-Use code THESEA for your choice of a deluxe La Mer product: a 0.12oz Creme de La Mer, a 0.11oz The Moisturizing Soft Cream, or a 0.11oz The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream with a $45 purchase.

-Use code VALENTINE for a Romantic and Not Sorry Sample Set or a Single and Loving It Sample Set with a $35 purchase.. Each set has 7 fragrance vials and a mini Sephora Cream Lip Stain.

-Use code WATERWORKS for a 12-piece sample bag with a $35 purchase. I redeemed this one.

-Use code YOURGIFT for your choice of a special deluxe sample with a $25 purchase. (This is a recycling code, so there may be times when nothing is attached).

-Reviews for Limited Edition Selfie Kit Review, and Give Me Some New Lip.

-Shop the Weekly Wow for deep discounts on popular items. See all offers (past and present).

-New perks release in the Rewards Bazaar every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-5pm PST. Read tips for the program. See 100-500 Point Perks of note and all Point Perks 750+.

Ulta- There are Hot Buys available until either 02/19/18 or 02/2o/18.

-Receive a 14-piece gift with a $19.50 purchase from the Ulta Beauty brand on makeup, brushes, beauty tools, or skincare. No brand other than Ulta Beauty counts toward this purchase minimum. Valid 02/18/18 03/10/18 or while supplies last.

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14 comments on “Deals Roundup

  1. meshabelle
    July 3, 2015

    Here’s one for you. Get $10 off a $15 or more purchase at Paula’s Choice if you are a new customer. It makes most things half price or less.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. notcreative
    July 3, 2015

    Edit: This program has been discontinued as of May, 25th, 2017.


  3. Southern Belle
    February 22, 2017

    i already used my prestige 20% off coupon on an online order, can i use the instore printable one to receive another 20% off discount on prestige items in store? Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. notcreative
    February 22, 2017



  5. Southern Belle
    March 6, 2017

    I am not sure when you posted your bold update -I am so sorry that you are in such pain and whatever you are going through right now 😦 I wish God gives you much strength and showers you with love during this time.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. notcreative
    March 6, 2017

    Thank you. I am not coping as well as I would like.


  7. Feministent
    March 18, 2017

    I’ve never commented before, but have been an avid reader for a while. I just wanted to let you know I’m thinking about you, and praying for peace. I hope you are okay.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. notcreative
    March 18, 2017

    Thanks. I am still having a really hard time, but I am trying to get back into the swing of things.


  9. zombiemetroant
    May 2, 2017

    K, I am so sorry that you are going through these hardships! We hope and pray that God grants you the strength to get through this difficult time and please know you are not alone. We miss you terribly ❤ Sending you much love!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. notcreative
    May 2, 2017

    Thank you. I think about you ladies all the time and feel weird shopping Sephora without logging into BT. As soon as I am ready to resume thread responsibilities, I will return.


  11. jennifer
    May 3, 2017

    Hope you are doing well Kim. I think about you all the time. I came onto your site to see if you post here at all and I just noticed you commented so I want to say Hi and wish you well. Sending my love and prayers to you!! xo Jen from BT

    Liked by 1 person

  12. notcreative
    May 3, 2017

    Thanks, Jen. I am just trying to take things one day at a time and am keeping things light, no thread or blog responsibilities. I really do miss everyone and appreciate the sentiments.


  13. PaletteAddict99
    May 9, 2017

    Just wanting to send you tons of love and many prayers 💓🙏🏻 you’re sorely missed on BT but we all want the best for you and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers daily ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  14. notcreative
    May 9, 2017

    Thank you. I miss everyone there as well.


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