Makeup and beauty items are something that very rarely go on sale, and you definitely don't want to buy secondhand. Here are some ways I try to maximize rewards and benefits to rarely pay for these pricey items!
Receipt Rewards Programs
I love using the Fetch rewards app! Essentially how it works is you scan receipts (any kind!) and you get points for them, which you exchange for gift cards. You get more points depending on what you buy. Certain products and brands pay Fetch to offer more points for their items in order to promote their products and sales. There are a lot of stores you can exchange your points for gift cards at, including Sephora! If you are interested in checking out Fetch you can use my CODE HERE to get 100 extra points!
Credit Card Credits
My Platinum Amex card offers $100 in Saks store credit ($50 Jan-Jun and $50 Jul-Dec) 99% off the time I have used this for beauty products! I'll usually stock up on my favorite tinted moisturizer from Nars! If you are interested in learning more about the Amex Platinum card I have a post HERE and you can read more about it + all the perks!
Many major department stores have rewards points programs. When you spend money with them you earn points towards rewards towards future purchases. You also may get coupons or discounts for your birthday! My favorite I like to use for beauty products is Nordstrom notes. When in doubt always sign up for the rewards programs!
Credit Card Points
Most major credit cards have points programs you can exchange for gift cards and credits towards different stores. It makes sense to utilize these credit cards for big expenses to take advantage of these points programs (but always make sure to pay it off right away of course!)
Makeup and beauty items are also a great gift idea to give for birthdays and holidays! Perfumes are fun but crazy expensive, so when I want to try out a new one I usually add it to my list.
If you have other methods of getting free and discounted beauty let me know down below!
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