Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Being Frugal Just Got Loads Easier

Blooming Fiction, lifestyle blog, Being Frugal Just Got Loads Easier

Since the time Estee lauder gave out their very first 'free' sample with their cosmetic products, now known as the 'gift with purchase' on the beauty counters, women who love their cosmetics are always on the hunt for the best beauty freebies. Myself included!

If this sounds like you, below are a few of the beauty freebies on offer that you may not be aware of:

Birthday Clubs

Caudalie is one of the most popular when it comes to offering birthday freebies. All you need to is sign-up for the points program they have on offer and when it's your birthday just visit a store to claim your free gift. Some previous participants of this kind of incentive have included brands such as Marc Jacobs and Fresh Cosmetics.

In Store Samples

Similar to the free offers that department stores like Debenhams offer, in many stores you are able to try out pretty much any product in a store for free. All you need to do is find a consultant and ask for a sample on the product you're interested in. The usual types of products you can get samples for include skincare, fragrances or any other product that can be spritzed or squeezed into sample containers.


Some stores that feature 21 Days of Beauty promotions often offer specials like 50% off items like Urban Decay lipsticks. To ensure you never miss out on these sales, sign-up for the newsletter for the store and you will always be notified online in advance about their upcoming in-store deals.

Just Ask

When visiting even the top rated cosmetic counters you can be guaranteed that they will always have samples available to try. Don't feel embarrassed to ask if they have sample on offer, as it is a usual business practice to offer sampling opportunities in order for potential customers to try out the brand. It may not work every time, but there's no harm in asking the question.

Read The Latest Women's Magazines

Most of famous women's magazines, like Cosmopolitan will often use samples attached to the magazine for the purposes of advertising specific brands. These samples range from skincare to makeup but there are often some noteworthy brands you may have never tried before.

Check Coupon Sites

You may not be aware that in some cases a few of the cosmetic brands provide full-size free products when you present the right coupon to a retailer. This isn't typically a common occurrence but it pays off to keep your eyes peeled.

Check Online

When online search for terms like 'gifts with purchase' or 'beauty freebies' and you will often find entire blogs and websites dedicated to the world of freebies. Who knows what you might find?!



  1. Love it, I am a real big fan of getting free samples! Always go collecting them and there great for holidays :) x

    1. Definitely!! Save space in your luggage but still take some great products :D


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