I love these monthly round up posts, I find them a really nice way to remind myself of all the great bargains I’ve collected. Read on to find out about my best savings!
Boots Clearance was once again very kind to me this month. I managed to pick up 4 lip balms for a ridiculously good price. I was over the moon because two of these are a flavoured version of my absolute favourite lip balm and set me back a whopping 61p each instead of the usual £2.69 a tube. As I love Blistex so much I couldn’t resist the SPF50 stick balm which cost me less than 75p. I thought this would come in super handy in the sunnier weather.
Super Savvy Me voucher – I was able to claim a free sample of Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle via Super Savvy Me and when it arrived it included a £2 off coupon for any of their full size 3MM products. I adore this conditioner, it is one of my favourites. I tried using the coupon in Tesco alongside their Clubcard price deal but it wasn’t accepted. In Boots the product was on offer and combined with the coupon and student discount I paid close to £1.50 for the bottle.
Combining the two offers mentioned above I was able to buy 6 items in Boots for less than £1 each in the end.
Free Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette – I’ve always saved up my Boots points for many months at a time without touching them. I’ve sworn for the last 3 years of doing this that one day I’d blow my points on an item that I could never justify buying but would love to have. I managed to stack a 20% off pay day promotion with a further 10% off £30+ spend and student discount to bring the £56 palette down to £36 enabling me to pay entirely with Boots points. I love and adore the Boots Advantage Card.
Boots £10 Tuesday – I used this offer to buy 2 of my absolute favourite moisturisers. They retail at £17 each. I got 2 for £20, plus student discount making them £18 for two. I’ve been buying this La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo for around 6 years now so always try to make the most of deals well in advance as I know I’ll always use it.
Liz Earle 95p Hot Cloth Cleanser – towards the end of the month Liz Earle offered £5 off any item on their website. I managed to get a 30ml sample of their famous cleanser for 95p with free delivery as a result. There’s a high chance I will use this as part of a gift for a friend.
Not Buying Feel Unique’s Beauty Kit – I noted they had Clinique’s Moisture Surge day cream and night mask included in the kit which is brilliant value for money. The Paula’s Choice BHA was also included once again and is worth £10 alone so the kit for just over £12 is amazing. I was so incredibly tempted but held off buying as I have products to keep me going for the time being so this wasn’t a desperate need. I think it’s important to note the bargains I didn’t buy as well as the ones I did!
Dairy Free Savings
Holland And Barrett haul. I managed to get 4 new, large bars of dairy free chocolate for 89p each instead of £2.99 thanks to some clever deal stacking. If purchased online the cashback app Green Jinn offered £1.50 back. I found a 20% off code and free click and collect code which stacked. My entire order came to less than £5 for 5 items when I should have paid over £14.
Livia’s Snack haul. I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I ended up buying Livia’s products on 3 separate occasions to make the most of offers as I rarely see these products reduced. The first purchase was a box of 4 Million Squares on Tesco Clubcard price which knocked £1.50 off the typical RRP. The second purchase was in Boots where certain snacks were 20% off plus a further 10% with student discount. The final purchase was in Holland and Barrett where I bought 3 packs of the magical Nugglets for 75p as they were due to go out of date in mid May. These products aren’t cheap at all, but they’re incredibly tasty, dairy free and made entirely with minimal natural ingredients. I haven’t tried one that I don’t love yet. I can only justify buying them whilst on promotion hence stocking up!
eBay – After fees I made £20 selling a preloved dress on eBay. Towards the end of the month I then sold another item of unwanted clothing for £4.
Whilst not the best month for money making I’m fast running out of my unwanted items to sell so I’m still happy to have made an extra almost £25!