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Do you buy direct from companies websites?

I was wondering if anyone else here does this?

 

Tarte is constantly having 30% off and Stila has it's warehouse sales. Many offer free gifts on your birthday month, F&F, point rewards and free samples.

 

I was surprised when Sephora added The Body Shop (even though it was brief) because they are always having 50% or BOGO online and in stores. I saw women picking up Body Shop products at Sephora stores and wanted to shake them and tell them to go across the street!

 

Are there are any other product lines that have great deals on their websites?

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Boscia gave me a $120 gift set with a $50 purchase!

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!!!

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I know, right? I bought two super-charge moisturizers and the rest of the Boscia items were free!

 

 

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Woah! This is amazing. I wish I had known about it.

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Urban Decay constantly has sales on their website. the "sale" section is really awesome (:

i always shop from there

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Agreed! UD has some great sales. 

 

There are some bargain lip pencils right now and they make awesome glitter eyeliner that is on sale for half off. 

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I recently brought direct from Anthony Logistics when it was Cyber Monday, they had 30% off their website and free shipping after $50.

 

I chose to hit them up for my holiday gifts for guy pals because the kits for guys was surprising slim this time around at Sephora (I did get two Jack Black sets and some of the Art of Shaving kits at Ulta for $10 on their CM because I missed out on the Sephora Black Friday deal on them).

 

I got about $75 worth of product (four mini sets, 4 lip balms, and a full sized face wash for right around $50. AL also goes a point for purchase tally, but they gave credit for what your transaction would be prior to the discount so I got the 70 something points and an additional 25 for signing up on their site.

 

It's very rare that I order from a brand direct, since I get free shipping for being a Rouge and there's not just samples but also promo codes, I tend to order via Sephora more. I weened off from Ulta, due to shipping and overall the items I could get there I could get here. The order of the AoS kits came in and none of the samples selected were included. My sales slip even states I had selected the skin care sampler set but nothing but my kits arrived. Nothing to get my feathers ruffled for, but I thought it was pretty funny as the one time I order from them online this year they happen to leave out things. Sephora at least substitutes.

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Recently, ordered from Bumble and Bumble direct. They have sets, for the price of one, Sephora doesn't, with code offered free 2-day ship plus a handful of samples..and of course ebates too Smiley Wink

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Oh my got! I love ordering off Bumble & Bumble! That's why I got really upset at seeing the B&B 500 point perk because those were all freebies I get just for buying one mousse or one paste!

 

With their Xmas promo, I got two 2 oz. shampoos, one 2 oz. conditioner, 2 oz. styling lotion, 1 oz. thickening spray, .5 oz straight blow dry, two sets of shampoo/conditioner foil packs and a mini sample of their invisible oil. With free shipping!

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I do buy direct, but some companies are kind of grumpy/not helpful. I prefer Sephora (generous return policy) some companies won't let you return if it was a sale item… yeah not cool.

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I buy direct from Perricone, UD, Too Faced and Algenist.  I have bought from Shu Uemura, Estee Lauder and Lancôme as well.  When they run a deal or offer free shipping, it's pretty logical to take advantage.  Perricone's customer service is outstanding.

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Absolutely!

 

I magically scored the Tarte Aqualillies Palette during their recent 30% off sale as well as a great deal on the skinny eyeliners at 30% off. 

 

UD always has great deals in their sale section. I recently scored some great lip liners and a few eye liners at 50% off.

 

It's a juggling act sometimes. I'll look at what the sale price is, what the ebates percentage is for that site and if there is a shipping charge and make the comparison to Sephora. I have Flash on top of being Rouge so no shipping here and right now Sephora is 8% on ebates. However right now skinstore dot com is 12% so if I was looking for shared brands I would probably go there right now. Complicated but worth the savings for sure. Smiley Happy

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I do !! I hate waiting for sephora sales so I shop all around. Tarte Stila ysl too faced it cosmetics nume  and a lot more .... 

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I regularly shop directly at Urban Decay because I love them! They were the first mid/higher end makeup brand I purchased and they always have great deals on their website. I also occasionally buy directly from Tarte, Too Faced L'Occitane and Lancome.

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I don't usually buy directly from companies since shipping to Canada can be a hassle with all the shipping and duties it's really a gamble sometimes. Plus a lot of times companies only ship to US (sadly)

 

But I do order from Bareminerals from time to time during their beauty rush sales, plus they also have sets not available to sephora. 

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Nope, not really...though I'd say the only exception for me is Clinique. I like some of their skincare line, so I always wait til Clinique Bonus time and go directly to one of their counter in a dept store so I can get their awesome free gifts. Oh, and Ole Henriksen -- but just this one time...they recently had that AMAZING pouch full of free products (like $100-worth) so I bought that Ole La La set from their website instead of here. But apart from those random  "OMG LOOK AT ALL THESE FREE GOODIES" moments, I tend to get everything from Sephora or Ulta, lol.

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Definitely! Urban Decay, Stila, Tarte, Lorac. 

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I buy stuff directly from brand websites all the time, a lot of them have excellent sale sections that seem to never get depleted unless there's a sitewide sale that includes the sale section. Pretty great!

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I do buy from companies directly sometimes.  I pay careful attention to shipping charges and return policies.  Those two things usually convince me to buy from Nordstrom's or Sephora.  But sometimes the manufacturers can have really good sales or GWPs. 

 

I buy from Bobbi Brown's website for some completely awesome GWPs sometimes, but only when they're offering free shipping.  But I scored a free full size mascara and a free full sized lip gloss in addition to countless deluxe sample sizes of things.  I'm careful what I order from there, though, because they do not offer free returns.

 

I've bought from Smashbox for cool GWPs before too, but again no free shipping or free returns.

 

And I did buy my Naked 3 from UD because I am impatient.

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I shop at UD's website because they have very nice GWP, especially when they are launching a new product. They had a cute 3 piece set that was free with a purchase of Revolution lipstick when it first came out.

 

Plus, I always get the new NAKED palettes from them, I can't wait until they show up in stores!

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