Health and Beauty

September 29

Nail Polish Canada: 6 pc Collection by Zoya $32.50 (Was $58.50) + Free Shipping

Posted by on September 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Nail Polish Canada: 6 pc Collection by Zoya $32.50 (Was $58.50) + Free Shipping

Nail Polish Canada is having a sale on select Zoya nail polish. This six-piece Gems & Jewels Collection stood out to me as an excellent buy for anyone who loves doing their nails. Originally $59.50, the set is now on sale for $32.50 and will come with free shipping (as the set is over the $25 shipping minimum).

I picked this set because you get six fun nail polish colours including Twilia, Noel, Izzy, Kissy, Holly, and Rina. For those of us that do not speak nail polish, that is two greens, two reddish-pinks and two blues. One of each three colours has mega sparkly bits in it. While a bunch of Zoya nail polishes are also on sale, they are all discounted to $6.33 apiece. This bundle works out to $5.42 a bottle. Bundled is better!

So, price comparisons! I could not find this bundle in Canada but I did find it at a few places in the USA. Amazon.com is selling the very same collection for $51.99 USD and Beauty Lounge has the individual bottles from this collection priced at $6.75 USD each for a grand total of $40.50 USD. I even found it on eBay.com for $54 USD plus an outrageous amount for shipping.

We have established that this is a deal and we have established that owning these nail colours would rock – so what are you waiting for? This collection was actually a special edition set done for Christmas. You might notice the beautiful green reminiscent of trees, wreaths, and mistletoe. The reddish-pink is a better hew than standard Christmas red, and I think girls will like it a lot. My favourite is the blue. It is so strong and such an exciting colour. I have no idea why it would be in a Christmas themed pack, but I am glad it is there.

I am not the best one for blogging about Nail Polish as I get my nails done about once a year. That might explain why I never improve and why my hands look like a three-year old attacked me with a crayon. I do have a beautiful purple nail polish I whip out for those special occasions. Besides that, my nails are rarely in good enough shape to take the time to paint. Hey women who paint their nails often, how do you do it? My nails will not stay firm!

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September 27

Weekly Coupon Codes Roundup for Clothing, Electronics & Much More

Posted by on September 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Weekly Coupon Codes Roundup for Clothing, Electronics & Much More

There are so many reasons that shopping online is a great idea.  Not only do you get to shop from the comfort of your own home, there tends to be more selection for many stores and you can often find coupon codes that will save you even more money on your purchases. There are so many promo codes in fact, that Bargainmoose does a weekly coupon code roundup to highlight some of those coupons for our Moosers.

This week, we have a pretty good variety of health and beauty, fashion deals, electronics and more.

Auto Parts Way - Use code 20READY until September 29th to save $20 when you spend $200.

Cosmo Music - Save 10% on your order until September 30th with the coupon COSMO10.

eLuxe - Take 10% off Nicky Hillton merchandise with the promo code NICKY10 until October 10th.

1800Flowers - Save 20% on orders when you use the coupon LOVESAVE20 until December 31st.

Lenovo - These coupon codes will save you up to $450 for a limited time only.

Teavana - Buy any size tin and get 1 free 9oz tin with the coupon BOGOTIN until October 5th.

Lancome Canada - FALLGIFT will get you a free 5 piece collection on $50+ for a limited time only.

Lids.ca - There are 4 different coupons right now that will save you up to 40% on your purchases.

Walmart Photo Centre - Spend $35 and get a free key chain with this coupon KEYCHAIN until October 7th.

These are just a fraction of the coupons that you will find posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.  I always suggest you take a look at the forum before doing any type of shopping to make sure you are getting the best deals you can find.  We find the coupons for you and post them to save you time from looking around for them yourself.  Just type in the store name in the search field and voila – up will pop up any current coupons for you to take advantage of.

Happy Shopping Moosers!

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September 26

Yves Rocher Canada: 45% Off Sitewide & $7 Off $30

Posted by on September 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Yves Rocher Canada: 45% Off Sitewide & $7 Off $30

Yves Rocher has a fantastic deal going on right now. First of all, their entire website (with a few exclusions) is 45% off. On top of this, you can use the promo code to get another $7 off your $30 order! And just to make it that much sweeter, your purchase will get you a free lunch box and insulated mug and free samples! If you decide to spend $40 or more, you’ll also get free shipping. You really can’t lose with Yves Rocher right now.

Click here to shop @ Yvesrocher.ca now

  • Coupon Code: 7YR30
  • Discount: $7 off $30
  • Expiry: 31st October 2014

If you are already a loyal Yves Rocher customer, these deals make it the perfect time to stock up. If you aren’t, now is the time to try them. I’d like to try this Redensifying night care for face and neck. As I am getting older and so is my skin, it needs a little bit more. I’ve never used night cream, but I think I should start. This cream is a best seller at Yves Rocher and it has 5 out of 5 stars for its reviews. It is normally $56, on sale for $31, but you’ll get it for $24 when you add the coupon, which is more than half off.

I’m also in need of a new eye cream and this youth energy eye care roll-on looks simple and effective. Apparently in one month undereye bags are less visible, which is what I need the most with three young boys to take care of, my eyes look mega tired. This is regularly priced at $42 and on sale for $23.

Add this cold weather balm enriched with shea for your dry and calloused winter hands and you’ll essentially get it free. It was $14 and on sale for $7, which gets you up to $30 and you’ll get $7 off, so ta-da, free cold weather balm!

As I said above, there are some freebies with your purchase like a free insulated mug and lunch box, but there are others you can choose from including a fleece jacket, cosmetic case, cherry bloom duo and you’ll plant three trees for the planet. Just these alone make shopping at Yves Rocher sweet.

Always stop by the Yves Rocher page in our forum for the latest coupons, including our exclusive $5 off $25, which might be better for you if you weren’t planning on spending $30.

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September 26

Vitarock Canada Coupon Code: 25% Discount for Friday

Posted by on September 26, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Vitarock Canada Coupon Code: 25% Discount for Friday

Natural health nut here. Vitarock Canada is hosting a 24-hour flash sale for Friday only starting at midnight ET tonight (Thursday).  Receive an extra 25% off all beauty care products with free shipping and free returns.

Click here to shop @ Vitarock Canada now

  • Coupon Code: FLASHBEAUTY
  • Discount: 25% off beauty products
  • Expiry: 26th September 2014 @ midnight ET

This coupon rocks because you can use it on top of Vitarock’s back to school promotion where items are already discounted up to 50% off. Apply this coupon to skin, body, hair, and oral care products. Natural makeup also qualifies for the extra 25% off discount.

I have been woefully negligent of Vitarock lately because my cupboards are full of all natural beauty supplies to use. However, that negligence is soon ended. Vitarock carries Nourish Organics, a brand I have been dying to try for a bit now. The Nourish Organic Body Lotion Almond Vanilla is first among the products I want to try. Originally $14.29, it is on sale for $11.43 right now. After coupon code, it comes down to $8.57. My husband is a big fan of almonds/marzipan so I always get more attention from him when I use almond products.

Deodorant is one of the hardest products to get ‘right’ when you go natural. I have tried four brands so far and I will continue looking for ‘the one’. I am interested in trying Green Beaver Co. Sport 24 Deodorant Tea Tree as I have sensitive pits that tend to break out with harsh chemicals. Tea tree is fantastic for keeping rashes and breakouts at bay and you get used to the smell after a while. Originally $7.19, the deodorant is on sale for $6.11. After coupon code, pay just $4.58 for happy pits.

I keep swearing that I will buy myself a Sibu product, and I think this is the sale! The Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Moisturizing Body Cream was $20.19 and is now on sale for $16.15. After coupon code, purchase this decadent body cream for just $12.11. I tried this on my hands at my local organic store on Wednesday, it felt nice, and the smell was almost non-existent, which I really liked. For this price and free shipping with no minimum – how can I say no?

I am very happy with Vitarock’s product selection and excited to see them expand in the future. For this and future Vitarock coupon codes, visit our forum.

FYI: Vitarock now accepts Paypal for anyone who uses them as their primary online payment form.

Image credit: The Amazings

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September 23

TopBox Canada: Limited Ed. LOULOU 10th Anniversary Collection – $35

Posted by on September 23, 2014 at 7:30 PM

TopBox Canada: Limited Ed. LOULOU 10th Anniversary Collection   $35

TopBox Canada has released a new Limited Edition LOULOU 10th Anniversary Collection box for just $35 with free shipping. All boxes are shipped on the 15th of October 2014.

The box includes the following items. I have done a bunch of research and tried to find a monetary value for each full size item:

  • B. Kamins Bio-Maple Maple Sugar Body Scrub (12 g)
  • Barefoot Venus Pink Pepper Green Tea Cleanser (60 mL – full size) - $5.50
  • essie sleek stick (full size) – $12.99
  • essie Under The Twilight nail lacquer (full size) - $7.70
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara (4 mL)
  • MeMeMe – Elegant Eyes Eyeshadow Trio (full size) - $9.98
  • OSiS+ Session Label Dust It Flex Mattifying Powder (10 g)
  • philosophy hope in a jar moisturizer for all skin types (7 mL)
  • Teeez Easy On The Eyes Eyeliner – Black (full size) – $20
  • Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum (1.5 mL)

You will also receive a four issue print magazine subscription or a 12-issue digital magazine subscription that can be gifted.

Even if we just add up the five full sized items I found, you would be paying $56.17 for just them. That totally excludes the other five deluxe samples you are getting out of this kit that most certainly have value. That is why these kits are awesome, you are saving a bundle and you get to try some new products and have a lot of fun while doing so.

While I was researching the prices for the full sized items, I ran across a reoccurring theme: these items are stupid difficult to get in Canada. While essie isn’t too bad and Barefoot Venus is actually made in Canada, brands like MeMeMe and Teeez are impossible to find on this continent. Thus, their prices are actually converted over from the currency I found them in. For MeMeMe, I found it in England and Teeez I found in the United States. While this may deter some buyers, the rarity of these brands in Canada peaks my interest. I love to own things that are different from anyone else!

One of the samples is also driving me wild, so if you do not like it send it my way! I have long wanted to try Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum! The Opium scent is a classic and I am eager to experience the subtle differences between the original and the newer Black Opium. I expect this perfume to be delightful.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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September 23

Crabtree & Evelyn Promo Code: 25% Off $75

Posted by on September 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Crabtree & Evelyn Promo Code: 25% Off $75

Spend $75 at Crabtree & Evelyn and you’ll get 25% off your purchase with promo code.

Click here to shop @ crabtree-evelyn.ca now

  • Coupon Code: FALLSAVE25
  • Discount: 25% off
  • Expiry: 30th September 2014

I used to love walking into a Crabtree & Evelyn store and just smell all the delicious-smelling products. My mom swears by a number of their items and with her birthday coming up, this might be the perfect time to pick up her gift.

I love how they have all of their top picks and bestsellers highlighted for you, so if you are a newbie to Crabtree & Evelyn, you can go by what others like. This really is a fantastic store to pick up a gift for someone who deserves it.

I’m a huge sucker for orange scents, so this tarocco orange, eucalyptus and sage refreshing body mist has me definitely intrigued. While I normally don’t wear perfumes or scents because I have a sensitivity, this looks a little more natural with no colours, parabens, phthalates or propylene glycol. It sells for $20.

I’ve actually tried the avocado, olive and basil ultra-moisturizing hand therapy at my mom’s house, as she keeps it by the sink for using after doing dishes. This just seems like something you’d want in your kitchen! The smallest size is 25g and is only $8 and unfortunately the larger size is out of stock.

If you are shopping for a gift, they have a number of gift collections, like these thank you gift collections that make the deal even sweeter as the price is discounted from the individual prices of the products. Add the 25% on top and you’ve got a deal on a deal. They even have wedding favour ideas. I’d love to go to a wedding and get a luxurious hand cream as a favour, rather than another vase to sit on a shelf. This is practical and pretty.

Shipping is a flat rate of $13.95, so in essence, this coupon is saving you this fee and maybe a little more, depending on what you buy. Check for all of our Crabtree & Evelyn coupons in the forum.

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September 23

Clementine Fields Coupon Code: 10% Discount Sitewide (EXPIRED)

Posted by on September 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Clementine Fields Coupon Code: 10% Discount Sitewide (EXPIRED)

Clementine Fields does not often release coupon codes so I am happy to bring you a 10% off coupon code with no minimum required! This coupon is for today only, so get buying your natural beauty supplies!

Click here to shop @ Clementine Fields Canada now

  • Coupon Code: fall10 (expired)
  • Discount: 10% off site wide
  • Expiry: 23rd September 2014

They also have a free gift with purchase deal on right now. Spend $200 or more and receive a free Pai Rosehip Oil (full size) valued at $40. I own a bottle of this stuff that it is heavenly for very dry skin and I hear it also helps with scars and stretch marks. I am just terrible at putting oils on consistently, so I have not seen any improvement myself.

This coupon is a bit early for me! I have a shopping list for October of things I need to buy from Clementine Fields. I recently purchased the Kjaer Weis – Foundation in Like Porcelain for $76. Though it is the most expensive foundation I have ever purchased, it is worth every cent as it is the perfect skin tone match for me and my skin does not react to it one bit. You can purchase the foundation for $68.40 after coupon. If you already have the compact as I do, you can also just buy refills. A foundation refill costs $45, but after coupon, it comes down to $40.50.

I will not need a refill for a while as this foundation lasts for ages. What I do need is a new foundation brush. I have a brush from Alima that is shedding little black specks into my foundation. Not only is it annoying, it cannot be that healthy for my skin either. On my shopping list is the Kjaer Weis – Foundation Brush that retails for $36 but comes down to $32.40 after coupon.

I also plan to re-purchase a bottle of Osmia Spot Treatment, but it is out of stock right now. I use it for both acne and cuts. It prevents my cuts from being infected (like hydrogen peroxide) but it does not kill the skin so I heal faster and better. I also want to try the Zoe Organics – Breathe Balm as I have developed a bit of a cough at night. The product only costs $15 regularly, but you can save a bit with this coupon and buy the balm for $11.70.

Orders of $75 or more ship free. Under that, pay $8 for shipping. For any future Clementine Fields coupon codes check out the forum.

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September 22

Beauty Deals Roundup Including Free Gifts, Free Shipping & up to 40% Off

Posted by on September 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Beauty Deals Roundup Including Free Gifts, Free Shipping & up to 40% Off

Another week means another roundup of some great beauty deals to share with our Moosers.  This week, you will find deals online, in stores, and printable coupons to take with you for in store shopping.  There are some storewide sales, some free gifts with purchases, and much more.

Here is a look at some of the beauty deals you will see this week:

Shoppers Drug Mart- Today only, get $10 off orders of $50 or more with this printable coupon.

Shu Uemura- Get a free $20 eGift card with purchase of $75+ with the coupon GIFT20 for a limited time only.

MAC Cosmetics- Get free shipping for all orders with no minimums with this coupon MACSHIP until September 28th.

The Body Shop Canada- Save 40% on everything site wide for a limited time only.

Hudson’s BayGet a free seven piece Clinique gift set with your purchase of just $31 or more in Clinique products until October 4th.

Kerastase- The coupon NUTRITION will get you  a free 5 piece sample set with your next purchase for a limited time only.

Well.ca- Get 25% off all Olay products for a limited time only.

Pangea Organics- Spend $50 and use the coupon 3bodywash and you can get a free full sized bottle of Italian White Sage body wash for a limited time only.

These are just a few of the fantastic beauty deals you will see this week. I am already thinking ahead for what people may want for Christmas gifts and even a couple of birthday coming up. The free gifts with purchase are especially good for gifts!

The coupons (both online codes and printable ones) can be found posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum. Make sure to check there first before shopping because you never know how much you will be able to save!

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September 22

L’Occitane Canada Coupon: Free Divine Ritual Gift with $100+

Posted by on September 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM

LOccitane Canada Coupon: Free Divine Ritual Gift with $100+

I just love getting free gifts with my purchases especially when it comes to free beauty items.  Right now over at L’Occitane Canada, they have a really great coupon code out that will get you a pretty nice free gift with your purchase.  Get a free Divine Ritual gift with your purchase of $100 or more.

Click here to shop @ Loccitane.ca now

  • Coupon Code: GOLDEN
  • Discount: Free Divine Ritual Gift with $100+
  • Expiry:  6th October 2014

The value of this free Divine Ritual gift is $72 and includes three different L’Occitane products. That is actually a pretty high value free gift to get!

I have tried a few different products from L’Occitane Canada and have always been pleasantly surprised.  One product I really want to try is their Bonne Mere peach shower gel that s priced at $15. It is part of the new Bonne Mere collection.

As for the cost of shipping, you will get free shipping on all orders of $99 or more. That means if you are using this coupon code, you are already spending the minimum so you will automatically get free shipping as well.

Additionally, you will get three free samples with every single order.  There is no minimum to get these free samples and you will be able to choose which ones you would like at the checkout before you pay for your order. Right now, there are five different samples that you can choose from for free with your order. They are offering eye care cream, shampoo, conditioner, serum and brightening cream.

If you are making this purchase as a gift for someone else, you can also get free gift wrapping.

I took a screen shot of my order so you could see just how many freebies you actually get and how amazing this deal really is.

LOccitane Canada Coupon: Free Divine Ritual Gift with $100+

As you can see, the deal is pretty amazing with this coupon code!  If you would like to find more L’Occitane coupons, we will have them all posted upon the Bargainmoose coupon forum for easy online shopping. Right now this is the only one but they do allow coupon stacking sometimes so you may get lucky before this one expires and be able to use an additional one.

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September 21

Net-A-Porter (US) Coupon Code: Free Shipping with Beauty Purchase ($20 US Value)

Posted by on September 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Net A Porter (US) Coupon Code: Free Shipping with Beauty Purchase ($20 US Value)

I am so excited about this coupon I could just squeal and then pass out. Almost. Net-A-Porter has released a coupon code for free shipping on any order that includes an item from their beauty section. I just tested the coupon code and it works for Canadian shipping fees too.

Click here to shop @ Net-A-Porter (US) now

  • Coupon Code: BEAUTY14
  • Discount: free shipping w/ beauty purchase
  • Expiry: 28th September 2014 @ 2.59AM EDT

I tested this coupon code on just a random beauty item that I found. The shipping to Canada is $20 US flat rate: no matter what you buy. After I applied the coupon code, the shipping came down to $0.

 Net A Porter (US) Coupon Code: Free Shipping with Beauty Purchase ($20 US Value)

You do not need to order strictly beauty items; your order can contain anything as long as one item from the Beauty section is in your cart. In addition, not all beauty items ship to Canada, so watch out for shipping restrictions that appear in red on each page. I tried to buy a Butter London nail polish only to find it would not ship to Canada.

If you are looking for something inexpensive in the beauty section to add to your cart so you can load up on awesome clothing, here are a few suggestions. This Laura Mercier Velour Puff for putting on foundation or blush retails for $12 US. I also suggest the Philip B Hairbrush Cleaner for $15 US. I find it so frustrating trying to clean my hairbrush so this tool has a lot of appeal to me. It looks very handy!

While Net-A-Porter does not have any sales on, it is nice to have a free shipping coupon from the company, as it is so rare. Net-A-Porter gives you access to designers and other high-end brands that are hard to find in Canada, and in some cases, are just not available up here. While Net-A-Porter is designer driven, there are still items for Moosers on a budget. I just adore these Finds + Sarah and Bred PVC and canvas clutch bags in different colours for only $160 US. The clear PVC protects your canvas bag from the elements and provides extra visual appeal. Have it shipped to you free with this coupon and a beauty product purchase.

Customs/Duties are calculated upon checkout and added to your total. There will be no surprise costs when your package reaches you. You will also receive your purchases in two to three working days after your order has been accepted.

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September 21

Sears Canada: Free 7 Piece Gift with $36.50 Estee Lauder Purchase

Posted by on September 21, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Sears Canada: Free 7 Piece Gift with $36.50 Estee Lauder Purchase

Sears Canada has another great deal happening in their beauty department and this time it is for Estee Lauder.  When you spend $36.50 or more on any Estee Lauder products, you will get a free seven piece gift with your order.

This free gift is valued at over $98 and comes with seven different items geared towards skin care and beauty. Actually, you will be able to pick your free gift.  You will have the option of the lifting and firming gift or the anti-wrinkle gift.

I am a fan of Estee Lauder’s mascara and I wait for deals like this to buy it because I want to get the best bang for my buck. It is far more expensive than the average drug store mascara but it is totally worth it. The Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying  Volume mascara is priced at $29 so this one product alone will almost get me to the minimum purchase or $36.50. You will also find it in waterproof if that is what you prefer.

There is a second deal if you end up spending $80 or more on your Estee Lauder purchases.  You will also get a free nail and lip set that is valued at over $45 bringing the grand total of free beauty gifts to just over $144.

This additional set includes:

  • Pure Color nail lacquer in black plum
  • Pure Color long lasting lipstick in candy
  • Dual-ended Pure Color gloss in Orchid Passion & Extravagant Pink
  • Mirror Compact

You will also get a little tip booklet that will help you have great looking nails and makeup ideas for day and night. Free gifts like these are the perfect way to try some new products without actually having to buy them. If you enjoy them, great!  If not, they were free anyways so no money lost on trying something new. If one of the colours of the free gift is not your taste, give it away to a friend or family member.

This great free gift deal is valid for one per customer and it is available both in stores and online.

As for the cost of shipping, you will be able to get free shipping for your order of $99 or more.

(Expiry: 29th September 2014)

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September 20

Coupon Codes for Dell, Lancome, Dominos Cheap O Air & Many More

Posted by on September 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Coupon Codes for Dell, Lancome, Dominos Cheap O Air & Many More

 

Using promo codes at stores while shopping is one of the best ways you save money while you are shopping online.  For this reason, it is best to always check which coupons will give you that little extra cash in your pocket before making purchases online.

This week, we have a great variety of Canadian coupon codes that will save you money for clothing, entertainment, electronics and much more.

Here is a look at just a few of the coupons you will see this week:

Dell Canada - In total, we have 12 different coupons posted this week that will save you between $10 and $100 on products for a limited time only.

Lids.ca - Save 20% on sweaters & hoodies with this coupon 20HS.  There is no expiry date listed so it could end at any time.

Olive Garden - Get a free kids meal with purchase of an adult meal with this coupon KEF1 until September 25th.

CheapOair - Any of the 21 coupons posted will save you up to $100 on flights for a limited time only.

Teleflora - Save the $14.99 service fee with the coupon EMP0917B until September 30th.

Nail Polish Canada - Save 10% on all makeup products with this coupon MAKEUP10 until September 23rd.

Baby Joy - Use the coupon LEGWARMERS10 and save 10% on all leg warmers until September 28th.

Pangea Organics - Get a free full sized bottle of Italian White Sage body wash on $50+ with this coupon 3bodywash for a limited time only.

Lancome Canada - Free Bright Expert gift set on orders over $50 and the coupon SKINCARE for a limited time only.

Dominos - Use any of the 14 coupons to save money on your pizza take out orders for a limited time only.

As you can see, there is a pretty huge range of the type of coupon codes you will find on the Bargainmoose coupon forum for online shopping.  The closer to the holidays we get, the more coupons you will see available for shopping.

I am excited to use the Olive Garden one for take out next week! What coupons are you excited about Moosers?

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September 20

Hudson’s Bay: Clinique 7 Piece Fall Favourites Gift with Purchase of $31+

Posted by on September 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Hudsons Bay: Clinique 7 Piece Fall Favourites Gift with Purchase of $31+

A very popular free gift with purchase is being offered right now over at Hudson’s Bay Canada.  Get a free seven piece Clinique gift set with your purchase of just $31 or more in Clinique products.

This is the perfect time of year to get a free beauty gift set with your purchase, because as the seasons change, so should your beauty routine.  You will be able to try out some great “new to you” products, without having to buy them yourself.

Here is what is included with this free gift set:

  • Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Cream-gel, 15ml
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, 30ml
  • Rinse-off Eye Makeup solvent, 60ml
  • High Impact Mascara in black
  • Exclusive Clinique cosmetics bag
  • Colour Compact (choice of colour)
  • Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm (choice of colour)

The total value of this free gift is $85, but is absolutely free when you spend just $31 or more in Clinique products.  If you have shopped Clinique products before, you will know how easy it is to spend just $31.

Now, to get this free gift, you don’t have to purchase just makeup.  You can purchase skin care items, makeup items, nail care items and perfume items and still get it.  I am a huge fan of the Clinique Happy perfume.  I get it almost every single year from my husband for Christmas because I go through so much of it.

I also really like to use the Clinique exfoliating scrub for my face and my neck.  It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and amazing.  I actually got it in one of these free gifts with purchase a couple of years ago and have been using it ever since!

As for the cost of shipping, there are a few different options you can choose from.  The best option that is available happens when you have an HBC credit card.  Use your HBC credit card to pay for your beauty purchase of just $29 or more and you will get free shipping.  That means since you are already spending $31 to get the free gifts set, you would also get free shipping.

If you do not have an HBC credit card, you can still get free shipping on your order.  When you spend $99 or more and use any other form of payment, you will get free shipping on your entire order.

(Expiry: 4th October 2014)

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September 19

How to Save Money on your Next Hair Cut

Posted by on September 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How to Save Money on your Next Hair Cut

In a recent survey, the average woman spends over $700 a year on hair cuts and hair maintenance (not including shampoo and conditioner or other hair products) alone.  I personally consider my hair routine low maintenance.  I have long hair and get it cut twice a year along with highlights twice a year.  Usually this sets me back around $500 a year.  The hair cut and highlight usually costs me around $200 after tax and tip at the salon I was going to for a long time.  With the haircut being around $60+ for a simple haircut and the highlights being over $100+ the average cost was around $200 each time I went.  That is why I was only able to go twice a year because I refuse to spend more than $500 a year on my hair.

Since then, I have changed what I do for my hair and things are much more simpler and less costly with frankly, not too much difference.  I know that hair loyalty is important, but if you don’t find that your hair stylist is being innovative, or if you do not have as much loyalty as you thought you did, it might be a good idea to think about jumping ship and doing something different with your hair to save a few hundred dollars.

Here are a few ways for you to save money on your next hair cut:

Try a Student

One surefire way to save money on your next haircut is to look for the beauty schools in your city and inquire when the next hair cut is.  They will have discounted hair cuts but with brand name salons.  Oftentimes the hair stylist teacher will be present so the chances of the student making a mistake is quite minimal.

Use Groupon or the Daily Deal Sites to your Advantage

Recently, this is how I save money on my hair cuts.  I check out Groupon or other daily deal sites for my hair salon ghat I am a favourite of.  The price of a cut and colour can often be at least 50% off from the usual price.  This allows me to go to hair salons that I would not normally go to because of the reduced price.  So instead of the $200 cut and colour (highlight), I pay about $100 less than what I would normally pay.

Go on Craigslist

If you are flexible, have time in your schedule (especially during the day) and want a new style and are open to different ideas, check out Craiglist and look for salons who are looking for hair models.  Oftentimes the students need to do a hair cutting technique that needs a cooperative model, such as a hair bob.  I think this is a great idea for those who are open to new hair styles and want a free haircut.  The only downside is that the meetings are during the day and you have to be agreeable to basically the hair cut they are trying to do for that day (which is often a bob style cut or a pixie cut).

Get a Blowout Instead

Moneycrashers suggests that most people who feel like they need a new style or some change can try having a blow out from their stylist instead of getting their hair cut.  Blow outs are significantly less costly and can give a sense of newness and change without the prices of a hair cut and colour.

Find a Freelancer

A few years ago I used to go to a freelance hair stylist who worked out of her own home.  I was able to skip the salon price (the middle person, really) and have a cheaper cut and colour that way.  It was a great win-win situation.  MSN Money agrees with the idea of seeking out a freelancer.

I have personally tried pretty much all of these ideas with the exception of getting a blow out instead of a hair cut and all of these have worked well for me to reduce my cost from $500 a year for haircuts to approximately half that amount and frankly, there isn’t much difference in my hair style and colour.

Bargainmoosers, how do you save money on your hair cuts?

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September 19

Honest Company (US): Free Sample Bundles – Just Pay Shipping

Posted by on September 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Honest Company (US): Free Sample Bundles   Just Pay Shipping

Honest Company is offering free sample bundles for you to try out there products. The sample bundles are free; you will just need to pay for shipping: $5.95 US for your sample kit.

There are three discover kits to choose from.

The Diapers & Wipes Bundle comes with 7 diapers and 10 wipes. These diapers are made of natural and sustainable products with no harmful fragrances, lotions, or latex that might irritate your baby’s skin.

The Essentials Bundle includes a bunch of great personal care products. Enjoy trial sized non-toxic samples of their Shampoo + Body Wash, Face + Body Lotion, Multi-Surface Cleaner (for your home), Healing Balm, and Hand Soap. This is the bundle that I just ordered as I am always looking out new skin care (and home) products that are all natural. That way they are safe for me, safe for my family, safe for my cats, and better for the environment.

You have two choices in the Health & Wellness Bundle from Honest Company. You can get the bundle with Prenatal and DHA/Omega-3 samples, or you can choose the Baby & Toddler Multi Powder and Kid’s Chewable Multi-Vitamin sample instead. This discovery kit seems to be of lower value than the other two.

The really awesome thing about this offer is you can request all three kits and only pay $5.95 US for shipping. One shipping cost, it does not matter whether you request one or three discovery kits.

Now, some people have been annoyed at the company because these people failed to read the fine print. Here is the fine print that you need to know:

With your Discovery Kit, you’ll be enrolled as a member of The Honest Company. You have 7 days following receipt of your Discovery Kit to cancel your membership at any time, for any reason. We will remind you about your membership options. If you choose to not cancel, you’ll be charged $79.95 /month for the Diapers & Wipes Bundle, $35.95/month for the Essentials Bundle, or $39.95/month for your Health & Wellness Bundle (plus shipping & handling).

Let me make that clear: from the day you receive your kit, make sure you cancel your subscription if you do not want to continue. They give you seven days to do this once you receive your trial product (and I hear they email reminders). If you fail to cancel the subscription, you will be billed.

I am excited to try out their Essentials bundle, what are you going to try?

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