Winter Beauty Event at Walgreens

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I discovered a great deal when I was shopping for drugstore makeup at Walgreens this weekend and I want to share it with you. You can earn 50 points per $1 spent on beauty products at Walgreen using your Balance™ Rewards card to save, earn, redeem in store and online! This offer is good at Walgreens with COUPON and CARD.

How to activate this offer: 1. Have coupon scanned on your first eligible purchase. Click here to download the coupon. 2. Use your Balance® Rewards card each time you shop in store and online. Now you’ll get points on every eligible purchase thru 3/1/14. This coupon only needs activation once to earn points.

*Eligible purchases include any items in the following categories: beauty, skincare, oral care, hair care, grooming. Once activated, offer valid thru 3/1/14. Due to state and federal laws, points cannot be earned or redeemed on some items, and points will not be earned in a transaction where Store Credit or Redemption Dollars are used. For terms and conditions, visit Walgreens.com/Balance.

Happy shopping y’all. 🙂

To Dupe or Not to Dupe–A Revolutionary Idea on Beauty & Spending

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While everyone has a different budget, I say buy what you like when it comes to beauty. It’s a different way of thinking for sure. No, I’m not saying go into debt and jeopardize your financial stability. No makeup or beauty product, no matter how great, is worth risking your FICO score.

However, I see people on YouTube spending crazy money and time looking for makeup and beauty dupes. It’s sad when people don’t realize it’s not cheaper when you put sweat equity into finding an ElF blush dupe when you really want a Nars.

For example, I saw one YouTube sistah show four would-be Clarisonic dupes when she could of just bought the Clarisonic if she hadn’t bought the dupes. While I seriously respect divas on a dime or ballin’ on a budget kinds of sistahs, buying four dupes only for not one of them to work is a serious waste of time (for shopping, buyin, and returning the items) and money (for gas).

Don’t get me wrong, I like high-end and drugstore beauty products for very different reasons. If I see something I like, I buy it or I save for it because the time it takes to find a cheaper version is not worth it. I will also coupon code the death out of something if it’s online. 🙂 However, I’ve never been happy with a dupe. For those who have the time and love the thrill of the hunt, great!!! As for me, my time is more valuable than any dollar I ever spent.

So what do you think? Will you look for dupes? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic.