I'd already loaded the Benefit mascara into the cart when I remembered to check out the Sephora weekly specials. If you don't know about the weekly specials, Sephora has a page that has 4-6 promotional codes for deluxe sized samples of high end cosmetics and perfumes. This week they are offering a free mini-lash primer and mascara from Dior with any $25 purchase.
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I had also accumulated some Sephora Beauty Insider points and I was able to trade them in for three deluxe samples of mascara from BareMinerals, Givenchy, and Marc Jacobs. In my past experience, I've made each sample last 3-4 weeks, which means I'm set for the next 3-4 months for mascara without spending a dime. So, I decided to remove the Benefit mascara and give these new brands a try. I really still think that the Benefit mascara is the best, but in the name of saving $23 plus tax I'm sure I'll be just as happy.
Next time you are shopping online at Sephora, make sure to check out these two areas to see if any of your purchases can be replaced by free sample items. You'll still get high quality cosmetics, but at no cost. As always, make sure to check out Ebates or Top Cash Back for Sephora deals. The day I shopped Ebates offered 8% cash back!
***This post was not sponsored by Sephora, Ebates, Top Cash Back, or any of the brands mentioned in this post. There are two referral links to Ebates and Top Cash Back to help you sign up if you are interested in earning cash back for which I will receive compensation for each referral through their Tell-A-Friend programs.***