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Benefit logoFree 6ish Benefit concealer*In stores. No purchase necessary

Ongoing

You can get a free £6ish Benefit concealer at any Benefit store, including concessions (find your nearest*), while stocks last. The offer is on between 4pm-7pm every day until Fri 13 Jul and no purchase is necessary.

The 'Boi-ing' concealer is a 'fun size' sample (1.6g), which you can pick up in various shades depending what's still available.

A full-sized Benefit 'Boi-ing' brightening concealer* (4.4g) is normally £17.50, we've worked out makes the 'fun size' worth £6.36.

Benefit told us it's one per person and hasn’t confirmed stock, so go quick if this is something you’d like. 

When MSE Becky tested this offer at her local Benefit counter, she did have to ask for it as there were no obvious signs. Here's a photo of what she received:

Benefit boi-ing fun size concealer

 

 

Debenhams logoGet freebies with Debenhams 'Beauty Club'*Via free loyalty card. Eg, shower gel, birthday freebies

Ongoing

If you sign up to the free Debenhams* 'Beauty Club' loyalty card you can occasionally bag beauty freebies which sometimes include full-sized products or services worth £10ish.

Examples of freebies we've seen include:

Will the freebies always be available?

Not all freebies will be available at the same time, and as they're limited stock/appointments it's more of a 'can you find 'em?' than guaranteed.

If you're visiting a Debenhams store (find your nearest*) it's worth signing up to its loyalty card and checking whether there are any free samples to pick up when you're there or whether you can book the birthday freebies in advance.

How else can the loyalty card save money?

You'll also get three points per £1 spent on beauty & beauty electricals or fragrance. Once you've got 500 points, you can get £5 off a future purchase (see full T&Cs*). 

More info

Participating stores for the Benefit offer include: Basildon, Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham, Blanchardstown, Bristol, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Foyleside, Cork Patrick Street, Dublin Henry Street, Plymouth, Glasgow, Gloucester, Salisbury, Hull, Leeds White Rose, Leeds City Centre, Leicester, Limerick, Liverpool, Luton, Mahon Point, Manchester, Meadowhall, Merry Hill, Metro Centre, Southend, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Sutton, Oxford Street, Middlesborough, Silverburn, Portsmouth, Preston, Romford, Bournemouth, Colchester, Stirling, Sunderland, Harrow, Swansea, Trafford Centre, Waterford, Oxford, Aberdeen, Swansea and Dundee.

Participating stores for the Elizabeth Arden offer include: Aberdeen, Belfast, Brighton, Bolton, Bromley, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Canterbury, Coventry, Croydon, Cork McMahon Point, Cork Patrick St, Chelmsford, Dundee, Dublin Blanchardstown, Dublin Henry St, Glasgow, Glasgow Silverburn, Ipswich, Lakeside (Thurrock), London Oxford Street, London Westfield, Liverpool, Leeds, Leeds White Rose, Preston, Leicester, Limerick, Manchester, Manchester Trafford Park, Merryhill, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Newcastle Metro Centre, Newry, Newbridge Uxbridge, Norwich, Nottingham, Oldham, Redditch, Swansea and Sheffield (Meadowhall).

Soap & Glory logoSoap & Glory 'Spa of Wonder' 30*Body care set worth 78ish if bought separately

Ongoing

If you go online to Boots* or visit one of its stores (find your nearest*), you can get a Soap & Glory 'Spa of Wonder' body care set for £30 while stocks last. 

This gift set, which includes body butter, face wash and mascara, contains products worth £78ish if bought individually. Delivery's £3.50 if you order online, or you can collect in a store for free.

Boots wasn't able to give us an indication of stock levels, so go quick if you want to clean up with this one. 

Soap & Glory 'Spa of Wonder' body care set includes:

  • 'Clean on Me' shower cream, 500ml, norm £6.50 at Boots.
  • 'The Righteous Butter' 3in1 body wash, 250ml, norm £7 at Boots.
  • 'The Scrub Of Your Life' body buffer 200ml, norm £7 at Boots.
  • 'The Righteous Butter' body butter 300ml, norm £10 at Boots.
  • 'Smoothie Star' moisturising body milk 500ml, norm £10 at Boots.
  • 'Face Soap and Clarity' 3-in-1 facial wash 350ml, norm £8 at Boots.
  • 'Bright & Beautiful' face mask, 34.6g, norm £4 at Boots.
  • 'Thick & Fast' HD mascara 10ml, norm £10.50 at Boots.
  • 'Supercat' eyeliner in black, 1.6g, norm £6.50 at Boots.
  • 'Sexy Mother Pucker' lip gloss in 'Plums Up' (purple shade), 7ml, norm £9 at Boots.Soap & Glory 'Spa of Wonder' set

Be careful though - there's more than one Soap & Glory gift set currently available at Boots, so make sure you get 'Spa of Wonder' if you want this deal.

Nails Inc logo90ish of Nails Inc polish for 25 delivered*MSE Blagged. 10 polishes, incl confetti effects

1,200 avail

If you go online to Nails Inc* via our Blagged link and use the code TIME25 you can get a set of 10 full-size (10ml) Nails Inc polishes for £25 delivered, normally £90ish for all 10 bought separately.

The deal ends when all 1,200 sets are sold, so go quick if you want to nail this offer.

Here's what you'll get in the set, along with the next cheapest prices we could find if bought individually:

    Beaumont Mews (pink and blue confetti) - norm £12 at Nails Inc.
  • Fitzrovia (light peach) - no longer on sale, was £11 at Nails Inc.
  • Upper Berkeley Street (pink and yellow confetti) - norm £12 at Nails Inc.
  • Porchester Square (mushroom grey) - norm £6 at Nails Inc (but out of stock).
  • Kensington Caviar top coat (clear) - norm £10.71 based on full-sized 14ml version at Nails Inc.
  • York Street (pink, orange and green confetti) - norm £12 at Nails Inc.
  • Notting Hill Carnival (yellow) - norm £4.19 from third-party Amazon seller.
  • Fitzroy Square (pink and purple confetti) - norm £12 at Nails Inc.
  • Marylebone Road (lime green) - norm £5 at Nails Inc.
  • Princes Gardens (blue and green confetti) - norm £5 at Nails Inc.

Although you can sometimes find certain individual polishes cheaper than the prices above as part of promotional sets, you'd be hard pushed to find them for £25 all-in.

Soap & Glory logoSoap & Glory 'Happy Glamper' set 16*Incl face wipes, hair brush, anorak & eyeliner

While stock lasts

MoneySavers always love offers from Soap & Glory, and we suspect this one will get you into a lather... If you go online to Boots* or visit one of its stores (find your nearest*), you can get a Soap & Glory 'Happy Glamping' survival kit for £16 while stocks last.

This gift set includes face wipes, full-size eyeliner, foldable hair brush and a showerproof anorak (not to be worn in the shower). If bought individually, the cosmetic and hair/body care items would cost £23.50. However, as you can't buy the anorak, brush or bag on their own, we reckon it's a good offer as you effectively get three bonus items unavailable elsewhere. Delivery's £3.50 if you order online, or you can collect in a store for free.

Boots says stock levels are good, but as Soap & Glory offers are always popular, you may need to go quick if you want to clean up with this one.

Soap & Glory 'Happy Glamper' survival kit includes:

  • 'Rushower' dry shampoo, 50ml, norm £2.50 at Boots.
  • 'Hand Maid' hand sanitiser gel, 50ml, norm £2.50 at Boots.
  • 'Sexy Mother pucker' red lipstick, norm £3.50 at Boots.
  • 'Original Pink' body spray, 100ml, norm £4 at Boots.
  • 'Off Your Face' face wipes, 25, norm £4.50 at Boots.
  • 'Supercat Skinny' black eyeliner, norm £6.50 at Boots.
  • 'Take Me Any Hair' foldaway hairbrush
  • Showerproof 'Glamorak' anorak
  • Cotton bag

happy glamper 2

Boots logoBoots discounts via app*Download app and use offers in stores

Ongoing

If you have a Boots Advantage Card, you can get personalised offers and discounts at Boots* by downloading the Boots app. The offers vary for each person, as they are tailored to your shopping habits.

How to get the app and offers

  • Download the Boots app* via the App Store or Google Play.
  • Go to 'My offers' and sign in using your Advantage Card number. This links your card to the app and you can then select offers by loading them onto your card.
  • Choose the offers you'd like to use in 'Offers just for me' and select 'Load offer to Advantage Card'.
  • Next time you use your Advantage Card, the cashier or self-checkout will ask you if you want to use the offer in that transaction. 

What can I get?

These are some examples of offers we've seen when trying the app (of course as the offers are personalised, not everyone will receive the same ones):

  • £1.50 off when you spend £15 or more in a single transaction
  • 20% off a shower gel or body wash
  • 100 points when you buy two or more shampoo or conditioner products

What if I don't have a smartphone?

You can also use the Boots website* to select offers and load them to your Advantage Card. Just register or log-in to view your account and offers.

MSE Sarah M says:

The best thing about this deal is that the offers usually work on top of other in-store discounts. I got a £2 Nivea shower gel for 80p by using a '20% off' deal from the app on top of a half-price in-store offer.

Superdrug logoSuperdrug 20% off toiletries for studentsIn stores via NUS Extra/Unidays and registered Beautycard

Ongoing

If you're a student, you can normally get 10% off toiletries at health and beauty retailer Superdrug* with an NUS Extra card, or with a Unidays code, which you can get for free by signing up with your university details - but you can now get 20% off until Tue 16 Jan.

You'll need a registered Beautycard (Superdrug's free loyalty card) too and the discount's only available in its stores, not online.

Who is eligible for an NUS Extra card?

The NUS Extra card is available to all students aged over 16 years (including distance learners, vocational and part-time students). It costs £12 and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can use it to get discounts at lots of stores and websites, including Asos, Spotify, Amazon and Domino's.

More info

Excludes prescriptions, phone cards, mobile phones, postage stamps and baby milk.

You can't use the card with any other coupon offer, discount card (such as staff discount) or with selected in-store offers.

Boots logoBoots 10 points (usually 4) per 1 for over-60s*Join the free Boots Health Club

Age 60+
Boots Advantage cardholders aged 60 or over can get 10 Advantage Card points per 1 spent (usually 4 per 1) on Boots branded products by signing up to Boots Health Club*.

Once registered, you'll be sent a printable voucher via email to show in-store, with your Advantage card, for the extra points.
MSE Charlotte says:

Each point's worth 1p when redeemed on virtually any Boots-branded product in-store at Boots, so this is effectively a 10% discount on Boots branded items. Don't assume Boots is always cheapest though, if you can buy items 10%+ cheaper elsewhere, go there instead. See full Boost Loyalty Points guide for more Boots tips.

Poundland logo1 branded beauty bargainsIncl Stila, Rimmel, Max Factor, Eylure and OPI

Ongoing

As the wonderful Dolly Parton said: "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap". And she's right, buying make-up isn't easy on the pocket.

So we've done the glamorous job of scouring our local pound shops looking for branded beauty bargains. Some are discontinued (they were the hottest trends once, so we think anyway) and others are still in the shops with a big price tag.

Click the image below to see our haul:

Click on the image to enlarge

Poundworld

  • Stila sheer colour tinted moisturiser 50ml - 21 elsewhere online
  • Boholash, Salonsystem diamond false lashes - 7.99 elsewhere online
  • Elegant Touch Union Jack nails - 6.45 at Boots
  • OPI nail shatter 15ml - RRP 13, but we've seen them for 4.49 delivered
  • Miss Eylure false eyelashes - 4.09 at Superdrug
  • NYC false lashes - 2.99 at Superdrug

Poundland

  • Rimmel Wake Me Up mousse - 5 at Tesco
  • Rimmel Glam Eyes trio - 4.99 (incl delivery) elsewhere online
  • TOWIE false eyelashes - 13 for a 3-pack elsewhere online, so about 4 each
  • Calvin Klein sheer creme eyeshadow - RRP 1.50, but we saw it for 5 elsewhere online
  • Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish - was 3.70 at Tesco, now 2.70

This is what we found in our local stores. Speaking to Poundland and Poundworld, they say you can get these items in most stores, while stocks last.

Can cosmetics go off?

The British Skin Foundation says:

"Cosmetic products will remain safe to use provided they are stored under suitable conditions and not subjected to extreme temperatures."

"To ensure the maximum durability of cosmetic products, they should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and with the lids firmly closed."

It also said the use by date on cosmetics, is from when you open the product. So if it says 18 months on the box, it should last for 18 months from when you open it, provided it's been stored correctly.

use the money mantras

Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!

are
you
Skint? ask:
  • Do I need it?
  • Can I afford it?
are
you
not skint? ask:
  • Will I use it?
  • Is it worth it?
Section 75

Free protection for all shopping!

There's a little-known piece of legislation that turns any credit card into a financial self-defence superhero. 'Section 75' of the Consumer Credit Act means your plastic must protect anything you buy for more than £100 for free, so if there's a problem or the company goes bust, you can still get your money back.

And although Section 75 doesn't apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you've paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under £100. Known as Chargeback, this is part of banks' and card companies' internal rules and not a legal requirement. Read full details of Section 75 or Chargeback, plus how to claim, in our guides.

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