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Estee Lauder and Clinique Holiday Preview

Some of the new Estee Lauder and Clinique holiday gift sets are already available for purchase at Dillard’s. There are four Estee Lauder gifts and two Clinique gifts available so far (right now only at Dillard’s; I am sure they will be available everywhere in the coming months). No big bonuses right now but currently at Dillard’s you can get a free 10 day supply of Advanced Night Repair Serum or Eye Cream with any $49.50 Estee Lauder purchase. (9/29 update: Free sample is sold out.)

Have you ever been planning for a trip and wishing you could find a travel size of your favorite product? You can always do a search for “to go” or “travel size” at the places you normally shop, but now there three web sites devoted exclusively to upscale travel size beauty products. The Little Luxury Samples Store was recently launched by Total Beauty. They have travel size products available from several brands and their offerings are a bit limited, but the prices are quite reasonable. 9/29 Update: As of today the Little Luxury store is offering free shipping with any purchase plus a free two piece Pevonia set worth $46; end date unknown. If you are looking for a wider variety and more well known brands you can try shopping at They have a much wider selection of brands and also there are some delightful little kits they have assembled (they even have an Organics section). Also right now they are offering a gift with purchase, a free mini Philip B Nordic Wood Hair & Body Shampoo with any $30 purchase. The third site where you can purchase travel size beauty products is The Minimus Boutique. They sell travel size products of both prestige and drugstore brands as well as single serve grocery items useful for travel, and shipping is free with any $20 purchase. 

Since I’m writing about travel, here is just a quick note on packette samples. A well selected cache of these can be a godsend if you are ever stuck overnight without your luggage (as I was twice in the past year). When you are selecting your samples at or or elsewhere, try to assemble a kit for yourself that you can keep in your handbag or carryon, just in case. If you are careful most packettes can be used twice (once at night and once in the morning). At bare minimum this is what I always try to have in my carryon: A cleanser (that doubles as a makeup remover), eye makeup remover (packette samples of these are rare so grab them when you can), eye cream, serum, and moisturizer (two of these, one for night and an SPF for the next day). I now also always travel with a mini toothbrush and toothpaste, mini hairspray, and mini mascara. The first time I was stuck without any of this and I was so miserable so now I always carry a small bag with these little samples.

Today’s new coupons:

Anthony Logistics for Men offer: 20% off any purchase. No code needed. Ends September 29.

Baxter of California coupon: With any $50 purchase receive a free Water Pomade for Hair ($18 value). Add Water Pomade to your cart and enter code WATER at checkout. Expires October 4. offer: With any Dr. Dennis Gross purchase receive five free packettes of Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel ($13.50 value). No code needed just click on the banner to activate the offer in your shopping cart. While supplies last. (If you do not see the banner at the top of the home page, they have sold out.) Shipping is free with any $25 purchase.

Bloomingdale’s coupon: Friends and Family sale. Not valid on beauty, but still a great discount. 20% off almost all regular and sale priced purchases for Women, Men, Kids, and Home. See this page for exclusions. Enter code FALLFRIEND at checkout. Expires October 3. They launched their BCA Pink Boutique online today, lots of great products are available this year.

Bobbi Brown offer: Free shipping when you purchase The Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Collection Shimmer Brick Compact ($38). No code needed. Ends October 31 or while supplies last.

Bon Ton offer: The Origins Skincare Starter Sets are now available at Bon Ton, up to a $29 value free with any skincare purchase. See site for codes. You will also receive free shipping. Ends October 2 or while supplies last.

Clinique coupon: With any $30 purchase receive free shipping and two freebies: A mini Cream Shaper for Eyes in Black Diamond and a travel size Take The Day Off Makeup Remover. Enter code EYES at checkout. Expires October 3. You can also choose an additional deluxe sample at checkout.

Clinique coupon: With any $35 purchase receive free shipping and and a free deluxe sample of 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula (1 oz). Enter code SCRUB at checkout. While supplies last. You can also choose an additional deluxe sample at checkout.

Elizabeth Arden coupon: With any $25 purchase receive free shipping and the free eight piece bonus they have right now. Enter code BEAUTYSHIP at checkout. Expires October 1.

Estee Lauder coupon: With any $50 purchase receive free shipping and choose a free sample duo. For deluxe samples of Idealist and Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme (7 day supply of each), enter code 2FORHYDRATION at checkout. For deluxe samples of Perfectionist and Time Zone Creme SPF 15 (7 day supply of each), enter code 2FORWRINKLE at checkout. Both codes expire September 30 or while supplies last. You can also choose two additional deluxe samples at checkout.

Kiehl’s coupon: With any $35 purchase receive free deluxe samples of Creme de Corps Lotion and Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish. Enter code CDCGIFT at checkout. Expires September 29 or while supplies last.

Korres coupon: With any $25 purchase receive a free deluxe sample of Vitamin-E Silicone Free Face Primer. Enter code GLAZE at checkout. Expires October 6.

La Mer coupon: With any purchase receive free shipping, two samples, and a deluxe sample of Creme de la Mer (0.24 oz). Enter code DEVOTEES at checkout. Expires October 3.

Lancome coupon: With any $35 purchase receive free shipping plus five free deluxe samples: Eau Fraiche Douceur Micellar Cleansing Water, Genifique Eye, eye shadow quad in Drape, Style Section, Grey Sparkle, and The New Black, Cils Booster XL, and lipcolor in Couture Suede (total $93 value). Enter code MISSUSEPT at checkout. Expires September 30 or while supplies last.

MAC Cosmetics coupon: Free shipping with any purchase. Enter code VILLAINS at checkout. Expires October 3. The Disney Venomous Villains line is now available online!

Origins coupon: Free shipping when you purchase any Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins product. Enter code CONGRATS at checkout. Expires October 3.

Philosophy coupon: They are offering a different deal every day this week. Today only you can purchase three select 8 oz shower gels for $20 (without the coupon they would be $36). Enter code dailydazzle at checkout. Valid today only.

Smashbox Let’s Do Lunch offer: Today only make any purchase and checkout between 9AM-2PM PST and you will receive a free full size Creamy Cheek Color in shade Untamed ($24 value). You will also get free shipping. No code needed, cannot be combined with other offers.

Spalook coupons: $20 off $100 enter code 20LOOT; $50 off $200 enter code 50LOOT. Some brand exclusions apply. Both codes expire October 4. You will also receive free shipping and a free deluxe sample of Atopalm MLE Face Cream with your order.

2 thoughts on “Estee Lauder and Clinique Holiday Preview

  1. Hi, Lisa:

    Thank you for the good travel tip about sample packettes. I’m not going very far, but I do need a small size hairspray. Vacation is also a good time to try things like masks that you usually don’t have enough time for!

    Aloha, Soos

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