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When it comes to sales I am prone to impulse purchases… what has helped me resist is knowing (1) whether it is possible to get a better deal from another retailer and (2) whether there are any “evergreen codes” that I should be aware of (evergreen codes are ongoing discount codes that usually don’t have an expiration date). Sometimes a brand is ONLY available at one online retailer, so if that retailer is having a sale, then I know that that would be a good time to buy that product. My process is usually to look up what stores stock a brand, and then see if discount codes are available. If the retailers have similar discount codes then I look at shipping costs.
Bottom line is that whenever there is a sale, it is always a good idea to check if there are any better deals before buying it. To help you with that, I wanted to make a post with all of my ongoing discount codes as well as a table to help you sort and find where a brand is sold (the list isn’t exhaustive of stores, but it includes some popular stores). Then at the end I will provide some other tips for finding some good deals.
Ways to Save: Evergreen Discount Codes
First up, here are all the discount codes I have with brands that don’t have an expiration date. So let’s call these the “Evergreen Codes”
- Allies of Skin: 20% off with code VANESSAB (you need to sign in to have it work)
- Christophe Robin: 25% off with code VANESSA25
- Colleen Rothschild: 20% off with code VANESSA20
- Current Body: Lots of deals, to see a summary, click here
- Crown Affair: 15% off with code VANESSA15
- Deborah Pagani: 15% off with code GOALS15
- Droplette: 20% off device with code GLOWING20
- Herland Homes: 15% off with code glow15
- Jordan Samuel Skin: 15% off with code VANESSA15 (On ShopMyShelf I do a breakdown sharing my thoughts on my favorite JSS products)
- K18: I don’t have an affiliate code BUT the code AMAZON20 often works here
- Kate Somerville: 15% off with code VANESSA15
- Mad Ritual:20% off with code VANESSA20
- Light Salon: 25% off entire website with code GOALSTOGETGLOWING25
- Omnilux: 10% off all Omnilux products with code GETGLOWING (NOT a commissionable code, so if you use the code I would really appreciate if you shopped through my link)
- Omorovicza: 20% off with code VANESSA20
- Paula’s Choice: 15% off my favorite PC products (no code needed)
- Qure: 10% off with code VANESSA
- Skinstore: 25% off certain brands with code VANESSA. If there is ever a sale where products are automatically discounted, I would see if VANESSA10 or VANESSA11 or 10VANESSA works on top of the sale price
- Stylevanna: 10% off with code SHOPVANESSA
- Slurp: Free shipping with code GOALSFREESHIP
- Superegg: 15% off with code GETGLOWING
- TriPollar: 25% off with code GOALSTOGETGLOWING
- Vegamour: 20% off with code GOALSTOGETGLOWING
- ZIIP: 20% off with code GOALSZIIP
My Shop My Shelf is where I post different pages of product recommendations and mini-reviews.
And here is my Amazon Storefront.
Skinstore Inclusion List
The following is a list of brands you can always get for 25% off (when there isn’t an automatic discount applied) with commissionable code VANESSA (at Skinstore). So it is good to check here first to make sure that another discount for a brand isn’t less than 25% off.
|Deck of Scarlet|
|First Aid Beauty|
|Gryph & IvyRose|
|Hear Me Raw|
|Juliette Has a Gun|
|Peter Thomas Roth|
|The Light Salon|
|The Perfect V|
For the best options in cash back, Rakuten is my go to. Rakuten lets you stack coupons to save more money. For example, if Dermstore has a 20% off coupon and Rakuten is offering 10% cash back, it is like getting 28% off. Also, for certain brands that never work with coupon codes, Rakuten can sometimes be the only way I save money on those purchases. The small amounts add up and then they send you a check every 3 months. Rakuten will also help you search for available coupon codes before you complete your purchase. They have both an app and a browser extension.
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For tracking prices, finding coupon codes and getting some smaller amounts of cash back, I like Honey and Karma.
First up is Honey. It is also free to join and I think it offers some unique features which is why I use both Rakuten and Honey. Unlike cash-back platforms like Rakuten (which gives you a fixed amount of cash back) many Honey Gold offers award a random percentage range that varies between sites. When you are shopping, Honey let’s you know whether the purchase is eligible to earn “gold” and then you can click “activate” to earn the points. Once you accumulate 1,000 Gold as a U.S. member, you can redeem free gift cards to a variety of retailers or you have the option to redeem those points for cash back that will be available through your PayPal account (this is what I do). Honey’s main feature is automatically applying coupon codes before you make an online purchase. Rakuten also does this, but I find that Honey seems to find some unique coupons when Rakuten doesn’t. Honey also shows you the price history and let’s you compare prices across retailers so you know if you have found the best price. Another way to save money with the Honey browser extension is to add products to your Droplist. This let’s you set an alert for a specific product and Honey can let you know when it is back in stock OR when the price drops. (*Another nice thing is that Honey will work on Amzon
Another option is Karma, but I think Honey has the same features and more. I have both added as browser extensions just in case one finds a coupon code that the other doesn’t.
Amazon Price Alerts
When it comes to tracking price fluctuations on Amazon, you can choose from a couple plugins/websites, but my favorite is Keepa. It is free (they have a premium option but I have never even looked into that because the free version does all I need it to do). They have a browser extension that I love and I recently saw they have an app as well. I really like how right below the product it shows me the price history (see screengrab below). Knowing if the price has remained steady or fluctuated a lot helps me know whether I am getting the best deal. Then, if I see that it dipped down to a certain price in the past, I can click on “track product” and set up a custom price alert (you can choose at whether it emails you when there is any change in price, or only when it drops below a certain price of your choosing).
On the topic of Amazon, here is a link to my Amazon Storefront.