How to Save Money on Cosmetics
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How to Save Money on Cosmetics

For many women, applying cosmetics is a staple of their morning routine. Saving money on cosmetics is helpful, if not necessary, with budgets tightening in uncertain economies worldwide.

For many women, applying cosmetics is a staple of their morning routine. Many products burrow in their make-up bags, including mascara, lipstick, and face powder. Saving money on cosmetics is helpful, if not necessary, with budgets tightening in uncertain economies worldwide.

Sample It

Samples are a great way to save money on cosmetics. Cosmetic counters often offer samples on many products regularly sold in their section as a way to promote company lines. Trial sizes can also be requested by email, phone, or mail to the customer service section of a company whose products are of interest.

Samples allow consumers to try products without having to make the full financial investment of the entire bottle only to find it does not meet their needs. Consumers are not out the price of a product they do not end of using, that winds up sitting in bathroom drawers. Money is not wasted.

Sample products can last over a few days, depending on size and frequency of use. A trial size lipstick used on Monday and Tuesday save the consumer from having to purchase the product until Wednesday. A few cents, if not dollars, are saved and the consumer has time to debate the purchase over those two days.

Coupons Galore

Email or write to companies directly to request coupons for favorite cosmetics products. Many companies respond enthusiastically and mail out coupons on request as a way to gain new customers and to maintain loyalty of established customers.

Have a favorite mascara? Try sending an email to the company that manufactures the product through their main website; many sites have a contact form available to consumers. Tell the company about the positive features of the product and inquire if coupons are available. Be surprised by how many return emails are received asking for a home address to mail out coupons the following day!

Also subscribe to coupon websites to receive updates on new coupons available through the site. Many of these websites require an account be created with email and password. Log on to the websites at least once a week to keep on top of the coupons as popular ones have limited quantities and are quickly sold-out. Using cosmetic coupons at the check-out can save serious money off the receipt total.

Scan for Sales

Watch for store sales through flyers in the mail or electronically posted on websites. Pick up flyers for stores one frequents regularly and make a list from the flyers of cosmetic purchases that are a great deal for the limited time periods. Many stores also email consumers flyers straight to their Inboxes after sending a request easily made through their websites to receive.

Time the use of coupons with the sales for additional savings on cosmetics purchases!

Ask Around

Before purchasing a cosmetic product for the first time, ask friends and family members about their experiences with the product or product line. Hearing a negative comment may cause one to re-think buying a certain mascara. The conversation about the mascara has just saved the prospective buyer ten dollars!

Applying one, two, or all the above tips helps save money on purchases of cosmetics. Looking beautiful does not have to come with a hefty price tag.

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