Monday, 1 June 2015

SAVING MONEY on MAKEUP: Part 1- Company reward systems

Hi there makeup lovers!

So today's post will hopefully be useful to a lot of you. Collecting makeup is an expensive hobby and along the way I have learnt a few tips and tricks that will help you save your wallet whilst feeding your addiction,

This will be a new series with each post in the series containing a new tip to save you some money whilst buying makeup! So keep your eyes peeled for my series that will be gold to you (literally!).

So my first tip is the most simple! Make sure you take full advantage of company reward systems! Companies often love to reward loyal customers that continue to shop with their company, and therefore help their business to expand.

Here are my Boots and Superdrug (two drugstores within the UK) advantage cards. Every time I buy in store or online I use my cards. Many companies offer this kind of reward scheme, where you earn a certain amount of points for each pound you spend- you can then spend these points on products. Sephora, for example, runs a similar system where you earn a point with every dollar to eventually earn benefits. I'm sure plenty of other companies run schemes like this too!

If you are shopping with a company, check if they do any reward schemes similar BEFORE making your purchase. And if you are offered a card in store... TAKE IT!!! Not to do so would be sheer stupidty. I have only recently got my cards after many, many, many years of shopping at these stores, and it brings a tear to my eye (being the makeup junkie that I am) when I think of all the products that I could have earned for free!

This tip may seem very simple and obvious, but often you don't want to be pestered at the till to get into reward systems. But honestly, it is worth taking the time to fill out the application form (even if it annoys the person behind you in the queue), it could end up saving you stacks. Even if it's a shop you never think you'll shop at again, you never know! And if you're worried about being badgered with emails, just make sure you tick the opt out box or unsubscribe after the first email you receive by clicking the link at the bottom of the email.

Remember to stay tuned for more money saving tips! I've started with the most basic and will soon get onto tips you may not have thought of! 

Love you guys,
Starrzbeauty xoxo


  1. I find it's useful getting the emails from beauty companies as well to learn about new products and most importantly up coming special deal and sales!

    Thanks for linking up to the Monday Makeup Madness #8 link up party!

    1. I do too!! Especially for sales!! I just know some people find it very annoying!
      No problem! Love your blog and your link up!

  2. I love my boots card but I'm terrible at remembering to use the vouchers they send through!
    I'm going to have to start sticking them to my card so I remember :P
    Boots is by far the most rewarding high street card in the UK!!

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

    1. Me too!! I just keep them in the same pouch as my Boots card in my purse!

  3. I have so many store cards, but I do actually use them. They are a great incentive to keep coming back to their shop. :) Every little bit helps when there is so much makeup to buy! ;)

    1. I know! I went into Boots yesterday and got my entire shop free!