If you have (or are on the hunt for) a go-to beauty destination, More With Less Today founder Lori Felix suggests signing up for loyalty programs. "If you are a member of Shop Your Way with Sears and Kmart, you will often get free Surprise Points sent to your account. This amount can range from $5 to over $20 and usually expires within a few days. Use the points to order your favorite makeup online from Kmart.com. A new Shop Your Way account also comes with three months of free shipping and the option to have a free personal shopper who can help you locate makeup products."
In addition to racking up points, Sephora Beauty Insiders receive birthday gifts and regular samples with purchases and can sign up to attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores. "Learn everything from customizing a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores in the country. Check with your local stores for schedules and times," advises Felix. Another stellar option: Origins offers free minifacials at its shops.
Bonus Tip: Don't shop at one store frequently enough to make insider programs worth your while? Felix suggests checking in on sites like FreeBeautyEvents.com. Just plug in your zip code, and they track in-store beauty events in your location, often with giveaways, demos, and swag!"