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Couponing: First Time Getting Cash Back from Overage

On Friday I went into the mall to get my free Bath and Body Works trial size item thanks to their Valentine’s Day coupon on Facebook. I picked one of the newer scents, Aruba Coconut – smells great. Man I love Bath and Body Works.

Mall freebies: Bath and Body Works Aruba Coconut Lotion and Revlon Nail Files

After getting my free lotion I headed into Walmart for a quick look around. I found some Revlon nail files for $1.77 – perfect to pair up with my $2.00 off Revlon Beauty Tools coupon I found at Shoppers Drug Mart last week. I grabbed 4. I really didn’t need anything else in Walmart so I thought I would see what happens with my overage. Well… THEY GAVE IT BACK TO ME AS CASH! It was only $0.07 but I couldn’t believe it. This is the first time I have been paid in cash back to use coupons. Super exciting.

First time getting paid to coupon

Since Friday was my first day wearing my FitBit I was actually just walking around the mall to get my steps up – it worked out well and I left with some freebies. In fact, I didn’t spend a penny and left with 7 more than I entered with. Awesome day.

December Glymm Box Review

This was my first Glymm box so I am not sure what I was expecting but I am happy with it. The only disappointing thing really was that I got two hand creams, getting two in one box is a bit disappointing but not the end of the world. The idea is to try new stuff. The perfume sample was a bit meh too, especially after getting two in my Luxe Box. Also, my sister got a really cute perfume sample in hers in this cute box and in a cute little bottle – I really liked the way hers was packaged. I did like that the box had a full size lip gloss.

December Glymm Box Review

Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream 15ml (full size 75ml $19)
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream 0.68fl oz (full size 3.4oz $20)
Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne Eau de Parfum (full size 50ml $75)
Sula Beauty Natural Lip Gloss full size Secret Crush 0.5fl oz $8
Lise Watier Ampoule Flash Life Eclat 1ml (bonus? wasn’t on my card)
$10 Gylmm Gift Card
Jelly Bellys (yum!)

The Ahava Mineral Hand Cream has a nice smell to it haven’t tried it yet though. The perfume smells alright.

Eventually I am going to have to decide what box I like better, getting two every month seems a bit silly.

I did like the $10 card in this month’s box, thinking about seeing if I can combine that with some of my Glymm Points and order myself something free on their website store. I like free! I already ordered a free lip gloss with some of my points. Do really like their points system.

If you sign up for your own Glymm Box using my referral link you will get 100 points to start your account off, 100 points is equal to $10! That is what I used to order my lip gloss. :)

December Loose Button Luxe Box Review

At first I was pretty disappointed with this month’s Luxe Box, well I guess I still kind of am. At first glance it looks really great and full of nice size products and it is, but this is what got me.

The Moroccanoil stuff was to make up for sending out an expired product last month – that I am going to use anyway. It doesn’t really go bad.

From the email Loose Button sent out:

As a token of our appreciation and to compensate for any inconvenience this may have caused to you, we are sending you a Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and a special something in your next box, as a replacement for the expired Hydrating Styling Cream.

It was nice to see a full size product in the box, but really it’s only a basic $4 eye liner. And two perfume samples? Did they really need to send two? These are like the ones you get free in the drug store. The face cream looks nice and according to a card in the box it is worth $41 for the sample size. To me it feels like all I really got was a $4 eye liner and a face cream (thought expensive!) since the Moroccanoil was a “bonus” for the screw up last month and the perfume samples are free most places.

December Loose Button Luxe Box Review

DDF Advanced Firming Cream 14g (full size 48g $140)
Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray 75ml (full size 300ml $24)
Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo 70ml (full size 240ml $22)
Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner 70ml (full size 240ml $21)
Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Perfume 1.2ml (full size 50ml $72)
Nina Ricci Nina Fragrance 1.2ml (full size 50ml $65)
NYX Slim Eye Pencil Black full size 1g $4
Belgian Chocolate

The box was still nice, and I will keep my subscription (read a lot of people cancelling on Facebook) but it was a bit disappointing. After looking on their Facebook some people got worse and some people got a lot better – it seems like if you pay for a year in advance you get better boxes. Not sure what to think about that.

I think the November Luxe Box was actually better – I would of thought the special “Holiday Edition” box would had more “WOW” – maybe my expectations were too high? Probably.

I honestly haven’t tried anything for the November box, this one or my Glymm box yet! I need to get on that ASAP. Not sure what I am waiting for. The point is to try this stuff! I did smell it at least. The Moroccanoil stuff smells nice and the perfumes aren’t bad – like the Nina one better the other one is a little floral. And I do use black eye liner all the time – hopefully it goes on nice.

Get your own Luxe Box here.

Boxing Day Shopping: Hallmark 2011 Keepsake Christmas Tree Ornaments 50% Off

This post is a few days late…

I braved the malls on boxing day mostly for one thing, Hallmark. I was there first thing to get dibs on all the half price keepsake ornaments. Even at 50% off they are still on the pricier side, but you have to indulged sometimes.

While I was out I did get a couple other things but I just wanted to share the decorations I picked up because I love them so much.

Boxing Day Shopping: Hallmark 2011 Keepsake Christmas Tree Ornaments 50% Off

Laughing All The Way Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Look Who’s Pook-a-Looz! (Mickey Mouse) Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Santa’s Sweet Ride Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Play Family House Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
1966 Batmobile Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Happiness Is A Warm Cookie (Peanuts) Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011
Hello, Snow! (Winnie The Pooh) Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2011

As you can see I seriously have a problem with the Hallmark decorations. I may have went a bit overboard… may. I also bought Gizmo earlier in the year, happy I did because they were sold out on boxing day. Have also spent some time on eBay buying up a few of the Star Wars ships for my fiance. We really do have a pretty kick ass Christmas tree!

There is a couple more I have my eye on, but only if I can get them 75% off.

Other than Hallmark I picked up a few candles 75% off at Bath and Body Works – I love Bath and Body Works!

November Loose Button Luxe Box Review

I mentioned previously that I received my Luxe Box by Loose Button. I figured it is the last day of the month now and it should be safe to review without ruining any surprises for anyone.

November Luxe Box by Loose Button

This is the first Luxe Box I have revived and I LOVED it. Really impressed and look forward to receiving more. I also signed up for Glymm Box this month and will be receiving my first one of that next month. One quick note about Glymm Box, if you sign up using my link you get 100 bonus points and that is good for $10 off a full size product. You don’t have to use my link but I am mentioning because no one told me and I am sad that I missed out on my free $10!

Back to my Luxe Box.

November Loose Button Luxe Box Review

What’s Inside:

Lisa Watier Plumpissimo Le Gloss 1.1ml in Nude (full size: 6.2ml $20)
Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub 22ml (full size 75ml $32)
Moroccanoil Styling Cream 75ml (full size 250ml $32)
Benefit Cosmetics B. Right! Moisture Prep Toning Lotion 8.9ml (full size 177.4ml $29)
BONUS: Teaopia Cactus Fig Tea Kit (full size 50g $7)

I have actually bought the Lisa Watier Plumpissimo Le Gloss in Nude before! It is an amazing lip gloss! The box was so cute and put together so nicely. I like how they personalize the boxes and I notice that people get different variations of the boxes. It is fun to see what everyone else got. The box includes a cute little card telling you about everything you got. So fun.

The Moroccanoil Styling Cream is expired but Moroccanoil and Loose Button are making up for it next month – it was so nice of them to send out an email to let us know. I actually haven’t tried anything in the box yet… not sure what I am waiting for, I better get on that because soon I am going to have TWO boxes!

In case you are not familiar with Luxe Box by Loose Button it is a make up subscription service that costs $12 a month plus tax. Here is the quote from their website:

WHAT IS LUXE BOX?
Luxe Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers 4-5 deluxe-sized beauty samples to your doorstep in a chic box. The samples range from skincare and makeup to fragrance, body, and haircare. What’s more? These samples have been hand-picked by our beauty experts, so we are confident you will enjoy them!

November Luxe Box by Loose Button

Lots of people do not have their boxes yet, so I won’t be posting what came in mine for a few more days – but I got my first Luxe Box today! It is so amazing, I love it. So excited about this.

If you are not familiar with Luxe Box by Loose Button – if you are not familiar with this service here is the expert from their website:

WHAT IS LUXE BOX?
Luxe Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers 4-5 deluxe-sized beauty samples to your doorstep in a chic box. The samples range from skincare and makeup to fragrance, body, and haircare. What’s more? These samples have been hand-picked by our beauty experts, so we are confident you will enjoy them!

It cost $12 a month but that includes shipping. Seems like a very good deal to me for what I got in my November box.

November Luxe Box by Loose Button

Interested in signing up for your very own Luxe Box? CLICK HERE!

And don’t forget to check back in a few days to see what I got in my November Luxe Box.