I live for deals like this! Like most I like the finer things in life. Except I am on a Walmart budget. Deals like the one at Macy’s today make it possible for me to afford life’s little luxury’s. In case you haven’t heard Swagbucks is giving back 12% on purchases from Macy’s. Plus they are having a sale where you can save up to 30%. You can read more about it here.
My grandma got both the boys the Lego Harry Potter Advent calendar. For Chloe, she really wanted to get this Godiva chocolate one. $30.00 for some candy was a little to steep for her. She decided to wait and see if it would go on sale. If not she was going to buy her a cheaper version from HEB. When I saw SB was paying 12% back on purchases thru Macy’s, I thought why not just look and see how much it is. To my surprise it was part of the 30% off sale. With a code it came out to only $20.97. I will be getting back $2.51 in SB. That makes it only $18.46! My grandma did pay for it.
Now on to the really good part! I live in a very hot and sticky climate. Long ago I learned from a friend about Urban Decay setting spray. Since then I have used it religiously for 9 months out of the year. You can sweat, wipe your face, even get in a pool, and your makeup will not move for about 8 hours during the hottest part of the year. During the months that are hot but not unbearable it lasts about 10 hours. Every year at Christmas time Urban Decay releases a double pack of their full size version. 1 bottle is $33.00. The double pack is only $42.00. Right there I am saving $24.00 off retail. I always get a bottle in my stocking. Since Chloe started wearing makeup sometimes. She is also getting a bottle.
The Urban Decay Primer Potion is liquid gold! It helps your eye-shadow from moving. The worst thing ever is spending a good amount of time on the perfect eye look, to find only a few hours later your eye lid to be a mixed up mess. Even more important then locking down your eye shadow look. I recently heard a beauty influencer talking about how she uses it under her under eye concealer to keep it from moving into her under eye wrinkles. I was skeptical but since I fight the under-eye wrinkle battle. I decided to give a try. I was really surprised it keep everything smooth and crease-less. It wasn’t perfect but it was a drastic improvement. For 1 Primer Potion it costs $24.00. For a double pack its only $29.00. Both Chloe and myself will be getting one in our stockings.
For the deals above I paid $81.32. My grandma gave me back $21.00 to cover the advent calendar. That brings my cost down to only $60.32. I will be getting back 975 SB ($9.75). That makes item only $14.31!
Money spent on presents – $489.26
Money remaining in Christmas fund – $260.74