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If you have not already joined the Neiman Marcus Beauty Cue, I highly recommend you do. It costs nothing to join. You simply enter your email address, and your registration is complete. Every month, Neiman Marcus introduces a new Beauty Cue offer. This is a GWP that works when you buy at least $50 of beauty products. The gifts range from a single deluxe item to a set of deluxe items. A unique promotion code is required to receive the gift, and the code changes each month. Neiman Marcus will email members the code each month, but I also list them on my Neiman Marcus Deals page. Only those who registered before each gift gets announced can successfully enter the promo code after signing into their account. Anyone else who tries will get an error message. That means if you stumbled upon this article today and are not already registered, you cannot get the Cue this month. Register today and you will be eligible for the next offer.
There are always brand specific GWP offers, but I only list general ones. Codes are usually emailed around the 5th of the month, but the date can fluctuate a little. Sometimes codes are predictable. Other times they’re not. You can try to play around with code possibilities before you receive the official email, but the offer from the previous month will still work (assuming stock remains) on the first few days of the new month. I will not write an article every time a new cue releases, but I may write articles on any I redeem. The current code is FEBLOVE. If you registered your email address before the code got released, it will work with a $50 beauty purchase while supplies last.
The 5 Beauty Cue items that come in a clear plastic bag for February are: 8x 0.005oz foil of Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in the shades: Ruthless, Boss, Dominate, Fresh, Fab, Queen, Fatale, and Goals, a 0.16oz Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream Ex, a 0.35oz Cle de peau Beaute firming serum supreme, a 0.06oz Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Couture Mascara, and a 0.17oz Givenchy L’Atelier de Givenchy Chypre.
Other than the lipstick sampler, all items are deluxe. I do not place a value on foils so I assign no value to the lipsticks. That does not mean I do not appreciate receiving them. Foils should just always be free. Deluxe samples get sold at times so they have value. The other items are worth $19.20, $77.78, $8.70, and $11.75 respectively. That makes the value of this beauty cue $117.43.
The Beauty Cue is only available online and will only work once. Anyone who tries to redeem a second time will get an error message. It says your regular price beauty order must go over $50. I have received the Beauty Cue with only sales merchandise, but the total before tax was over $50. If your total after discounts dips below $50, the code will not work. Five free beauty samples (separate from the Beauty Cue) are available with all full-price beauty purchases. Those who only purchase sale (beauty) items can add a full-price item to select the 5 samples. The samples will not fall out of your cart once you remove the full-price item and purchase the sale item(s).
If your order qualifies for another GWP that does not require a promo code, it should combine with the Beauty Cue. The only time I’ve ever tried, I could not get them to combine. I will update this if I ever try again. Others have reported success so it is worth a shot. This beautiful white bag is available online and in-store with a $125 beauty purchase. Let me know if you are able to combine them.
My ex actually picked this up in person when he attended a fragrance event and purchased cologne I would not have enjoyed if we were still together. When you spend over $325, you get a bonus GWP from Lancome.
The online bag advertises the same contents as the ones I received, but the online offer shows a Marc Jacobs, highlinger, mascara, and lip gloss.
At first I thought I was missing 2 deluxe items, because I only received the highliner. Then, I saw a message on Facebook that each bag only has one of the three items. That makes a lot of sense, because a lot of people were reporting their items as missing. The Marc Jacobs item they were missing seemed to vary. Considering I have someone in my life who wants a sample of the highliner, I guess I am glad that is the one I received.
If you receive the lip gloss or the mascara, your bag will have a slightly different value than mine. This value us for the variation I received.
The items I received in the $125 offer were: a 0.01oz Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon in Earthquake ($14.71), a 0.41oz Oribe Cote d’Azur Resorative Body Crème ($0), a 0.41oz foil of Oribe Cote d’Azur Replenishing Body Wash ($0), 4 sheets of Cle de peau Beaute cotton ($0.80), a 0.03oz foil of Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale The Cream ($0), and a 0.03oz foil of Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation 5.5 ($0). That brings my gift with a $125 purchase value to $15.51, excluding the bag. Since the bag is really nice, and I do like it, I am still happy. Of course, I’d be happier with all the advertised items.
He spent over $325 so he also received a full-size 0.23oz Lancome Definicils ($27.50) and a full-size 0.19oz Lancome CILS Booster ($25.50). The gift has a $53 value. This is my favorite mascara and my favorite mascara primer. I am always happy to receive these items so this is a gift I can get behind. Other than the bag, I am not at all impressed with the $125 buy-in.
I will continue to post offers I am aware of so no worries if you happen upon this post after some offers above expire. A Beauty Cue should almost always be available. Check my Neiman Marcus Deals page to see the latest Beauty Cue and other available offers. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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