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Favorite Holiday Value Sets

No new big gifts today so I’m sharing a few of my favorite holiday items:

UPDATED: The Elizabeth Arden Glam Look Color Set is a $130 value that you can buy for just $39.50. This is currently only available direct from Elizabeth Arden but may be at more stores soon. You can always get a nice gift with purchase when you shop direct at Elizabeth Arden, and right now if you spend $42.50 you can get 10% off plus a seven piece GWP with code PREBF at checkout. The Holiday Blockbuster is also available.

My skin could not survive the winter without Bliss Body Butter and High Intensity Hand Cream, so I was thrilled to see value sets for both this year. The You Butter Watch Out Set includes three full size body butters for $39 (they normally sell for $29 each) and the Marvelous Mittens set includes two purse friendly tubes of hand cream in original and Blood Orange for $12. These sets are widely available but I have included links to Time to Spa because right now when you buy any two items in the store, you get a third item free with code 3RDFREE at checkout.

The Jouer Holiday Sparkle & Pop Party Favor is a bit of a pricey indulgence but looks like fun! They are $12 each or $42 for a box of four and are available at several stores (though I have linked to the Birchbox shop because there you can get free shipping plus order them individually). Each includes a party horn, a cocktail ring, a beauty fortune, mini champagne bubbles, and one surprise deluxe sample of Jouer Body Butter, Lip Enhancer, or Moisturizing Lip Gloss.

Updated: I have had some readers ask when the next Clinique and Estee Lauder gifts with purchase are coming, and I am sad to say I have no concrete information to share with you guys. There is only one more Estee Lauder gift with purchase on my schedule for the rest of the year, hopefully we will see one at Saks in mid-December. But there are some department store beauty events coming up and we often see Big 3 bonuses during those events, like at the upcoming Neiman Marcus Scent Event which is scheduled to begin on Monday (with any $85 beauty purchase you will get a free clutch and samples plus they always have a lot of gifts with purchase during the event). There is supposedly a Clinique Bonus coming to Saks in the next week or so but I have not been able to find out any details; and then one more at Lord and Taylor at the beginning of December. I will keep looking and let you know if I find out anything.

Today’s new coupons (be sure to see the great one day only offer from Lancome plus new limited edition boxes from Birchbox and Pop Sugar):

Bare Escentuals coupon: Visit this page and enter your email address to receive a one time use code for 10% off any purchase. Ends December 6.

Beautyhabit coupon: With any $85 purchase receive free shipping, five free fragrance samples, and a free full size Papier d’Armenie Burning Papers Booklet. Enter code FEAST4SENSES at checkout. Expires November 20 or while supplies last.

Benefit Cosmetics coupon: With any $50 purchase receive free shipping and free deluxe samples of posietint, girl meets pearl, and that gal. Enter code GOODGALS at checkout. Expires November 22 or while supplies last.

Birchbox offer: They have a new limited edition box, the Home Box. This box is a $140 value that you can buy for just $58 and includes these products: Your choice of Jonathan Adler Playing Cards (colors may vary) or Chambre de Sucre Rainbow Sugar Crystals; plus Birchbox Recipe Cards, Core Bamboo Spatula Set (set of 3), Quirky Stem citrus spritzer, Dean & Deluca’s Rosemary, Sabatino & Co. Roma’s Truffle Sea Salt, chalkboard placecards, cocktail napkins, an Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Fragrance, Paperless Post letterpress cards, and a P.S.-I Made This… DIY Kit. No code needed. While supplies last.

The Body Shop coupon: 40% off any purchase with code GINGER; or $10 off any $20 purchase with code CRANBERRY; or $40 off any $80 purchase with code VANILLA. All codes expire November 18. Excludes gift sets and charitable items.

Clarins coupon: With any $39.50 purchase receive free travel sizes of Water Purify Cleanser, Beauty Flash Balm, and Colour Quench Lip Balm. Enter code ODYSSEY at checkout. Expires November 17 or while supplies last. You can choose three free deluxe samples at checkout. They have the 7 Wonders gift set in stock (a $111 value for just $48), while supplies last.

Clinique coupon: With any $30 purchase receive free deluxe samples of All About Eyes Serum, High Impact Mascara in Black, and Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Raspberry. Enter code KIT at checkout. Expires November 16 or while supplies last. You can choose one additional deluxe sample at checkout.

Cos Bar offer: With any $125 Laura Mercier purchase receive free shipping and a free five piece gift that includes deluxe samples of Face Polish, Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara in Black, and Invisible Loose Setting Powder, a Fan Powder Brush, and a cosmetic bag. No code needed. Ends November 22 or while supplies last.

Estee Lauder coupon: With any $100 purchase receive free shipping and free deluxe samples of Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age Correcting Creme, Eye Creme, and Serum. Enter code RNTOGO at checkout. Expires November 16 or while supplies last.

Fresh coupon: Free shipping with any $20 purchase. Enter code FREESHIP at checkout. Expires November 16.

Henri Bendel coupon: $100 off any $300 purchase. Enter code HOLIDAY at checkout. Expires November 18. You will also receive free shipping. They have a seemingly random selection of beauty products (some Nars, Mally, Butter London and more brands).

Josie Maran coupon: $15 off any $70 purchase plus you get free shipping. Enter code EMAILLOVE at checkout. Expires November 17. Excludes holiday gift sets.

Lancome coupon: Today only with any $49 purchase receive free two day shipping and six free deluxe samples valued at over $105: Visionnaire (7 ml), High Resolution Refill-3X SPF 15 (0.5 oz), High Resolution Eye Refill-3X (0.24 oz), Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara in Black, Color Design 5-Pan Palette in Petal Pusher, and Color Design Lipstick in Designer Bloom. Enter code 1DAYNOV at checkout. Valid today only while supplies last. Registered members can choose a free seventh sample at checkout. They still have both Beauty Boxes in stock.

Origins offer: Right now for $6 you can get a Plantscription Foundation Sample Pack. Includes three shades of Plantscription foundation (0.17 oz each), ships for free, and you get $6 off your purchase of a full size foundation. No code needed. While supplies last. You can also choose one free packette sample at checkout.

Pacifica Perfume coupon: With any $75 purchase receive free shipping and three free travel size body butters. Enter code MINI at checkout. Expires November 20 or while supplies last. You can also choose two free solid perfume samples at checkout.

Perfekt Beauty coupon: Friends and Family sale, 30% off any purchase. Enter code FFPB2012 at checkout. Expires November 18.

PG eStore offer: They have some great value bundles available right now, while supplies last, plus with every purchase you get four free samples at checkout (like shampoo, laundry detergent, etc; you will see your samples in the cart). See site for details. Shipping is free when you spend $25.

Pop Sugar Must Have offer: They have a new limited edition Must Have Luxury Edition for Him. (They did have one for ladies but sorry it sold out before I could post about it.) This is selling for $100 and right now there are 736 boxes left. Who knows what will be inside but if previous monthly boxes are any indication it will be great. I ordered one for my husband for Christmas (he says he doesn’t know what he wants so a mystery goody box sounds good to me!). If you want to sign up for the monthly program enter code REFER5 at checkout to save $5 off your first monthly box, they are currently taking orders for the December box. I have received the last two boxes and so far I am loving this subscription program!

Pur Minerals coupon: Today only with any purchase receive a free full size mystery gift valued at over $20. Enter code MYSTERY at checkout. Valid today only while supplies last.

QVC offer: bareMinerals TSV Sneak Preview. Tomorrow the Today’s Special Value will be the bareMinerals Beautifully Brilliant 8-pc Holiday Collection. This set normally sells for $61 but today and tomorrow only you can purchase this set for only $49.98 plus $6.72 shipping (also available for three easy pays). Set includes new Perfect Light Mineral Veil (0.23 oz), new Ready Eyeshadow Quad in The Possibilities, new Ready Liner Shadow Duo in The Horizon Line, new Blush in Perfect Rose, new Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Shining Star, a Flawless Application Face Brush with custom-colored red handle, a Double-Ended Defined Line & Crease Brush with custom-colored red handle, and a Gold Clutch. This will be live on their site tomorrow or click on this link to purchase early (item #A228205). Special price available through tomorrow only, while supplies last.

Rue La La offer: Today they are running a The Beauty Shop sale event with select products on sale from brands H2O Plus, June Jacobs, Caroline Chu, and Dr. Michelle Copeland.

Shu Uemura coupon: With any $65 purchase receive free shipping and a free limited edition Mon Shu Girl red makeup pouch. Enter code KARLVANITY at checkout. Expires November 18 or while limited supplies last. Registered members can choose a free deluxe sample at checkout.

Smashbox Let’s Do Lunch offer: Today only make any $35 purchase and checkout between 9AM-2PM PST and you will receive a free medium sized Lip Gloss in shade After Glow ($15 value). You will also receive free shipping. No code needed, cannot be combined with other offers.

Time to Spa coupon: The entire site is buy any 2 items, get a 3rd item free. Enter code 3RDFREE at checkout. Expires November 22.

Yes To… offer: Flash sale, today select products and bundles are on sale for $9.99 each, including a Mystery Bundle that will sell out fast. No code needed. Valid today only while supplies last.

3 thoughts on “Favorite Holiday Value Sets

  1. Carolina – if you build a relationship with your favorite cosmetics counters, they will let you know in advance when they are having their gift with purchase and other events. Often times in store, they will do what’s called a “pre-sale” where you can reserve the items ahead of time so that when the event starts, you can pick up your items and gift without any wait! Also, just having a network of professionals in the beauty industry, you can find out in advance when certain stores/brands/lines are having promotions. If you check the archives you can see that most lines have the same type of event around the same time each year, so the schedule is predictable when an event will occur!

    I am with you, though, I LOVE this site, and have rec’d so many great items from this blog!!

    1. Some of the companies I have a relationship with and get advance notice; but most I just use historical information, I’ve been doing this blog for almost 5 years now (!) and just look back and see what was offered in previous years.

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