I’m here to review the recent Walgreens Beauty Enthusiasts free GWP bag. Beauty Enthusiasts at Walgreens get a number of perks for being a member, including 5,000 balance reward points for every $50 spent on beauty and personal care items. They also get access to a lot of other deals, including occasional free GWP Bags. It is important to note that while the contents of these bags always varies, Walgreens does not update the photo attached to the offer. This leaves many upset that they are not getting all the items in the photo. A good rule of thumb is the lower the buy-in, the less you will receive in value. To take advantage of these offers, you will need a Beauty Enthusiasts account. It is free to join. This is separate from a regular Walgreens account, but it will link to your Walgreens account once you’ve signed up. The beauty of this offer is it will load automatically as long as you sign into your account. If you happen to shop during an event, you will get the offer whether you know about it or not. That is the main reason I suggest all Walgreens shopper join.
Beauty Enthusiasts get a free GWP bag right now with a $27 Beauty or Personal Care Purchase. Yes, that $27 will go in the bank for your next 5,000 point reward as well. It loads automatically. This offer is also available in-store for those who’d rather shop in person. Since your Beauty Enthusiasts account ties directly to your Walgreens account, I am guessing you could even redeem this without a Beauty Enthusiasts account in-store, although I do think you should join online to get an alert for future offers even if you pick it up in store. Plus, the products you purchase in-store go toward your next point reward as well. Again, that is a stock photo Walgreens uses for all Beauty Enthusiast Bag offers. The items inside your bag will vary, and the lower the buy-in for the bag, the less you will get.
I do think my last bag was better than this one, but it is nice to get a free gift. This one has a full-size product that technically holds a value higher than everything in the last bag, so value is subjective. Considering I got this for purchasing mostly hand washes, I still cannot even believe I get a GWP. The items come inside a Walgreens Beauty Enthusiast mesh bag.
I do not place value on foils, because they should always be free unless they are sold that way. People who do value foils would place a higher value on this. It is always nice to have foils for my Foil Challenge, and I enjoy the opportunity to try new things. When calculating value on deluxe sizes, I use the smallest buy-in from the store I am reviewing.
There was a full-size item, two deluxe items, and eight foils. The items were: 1oz Covergirl TruBlend Base Business Pore Minimizing ($10.99), 1oz John Freida Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Finishing Creme ($2.37), 0.5oz CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser ($0.83), 0.35oz HASK Argan Oil Repairing Shampoo, 0.35oz HASK Argan Oil Repairing Conditioner, 0.35oz HASK Coconut Oil Nourishing Shampoo, 0.35oz HASK Coconut Oil Nourishing Conditioner, 0.34oz L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner, 0.17oz Palmer’s Coconut Oil Body Lotion, single use L’Oreal Revitalift 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid, 0.028oz Dove Dry Serum Antiperspirant, 0.12oz Natural Vitality Raspberry-Lemon Flavor Natural Calm The Anti-Stress Drink, and 1 Summer’s Eve FreshCycle Cleansing Cloth.
That brings the value of my GWP $14.19. For a $27 buy-in, that is pretty good. When there is a higher buy-in, you will likely see more value in the gift with purchase. My personal value is $13.36, because my son stole the face wash (it’s his favorite). Some can argue I have to buy his things anyway, so it does not take away from my personal value. Besides, as long as it is in my house, I might still use it. I also earned a $5 reward toward my next purchase with this order. Use code SLEEK to get 10% off Sleek Makeup or code CYO to get 10% off CYO Cosmetics through December 31st.
Make sure you clip online coupons from your account before you shop to take advantage of all offers. These offers come in the form of point multipliers, money off, and more. Beauty shoppers of Walgreens should join Beauty Enthusiasts for access to the best deals, special GWP, and 5,000 Balance Rewards points with every $50 beauty or personal care purchase. While this account does sync up with the regular Walgreens account, you are not automatically enrolled when you create a new Walgreens account. Remember to check all Walgreens offers before shopping online. See all Walgreens articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.