ULTA SAVINGS

ULTA SAVINGS 32%

Ulta is one of my favorite places to shop. I love their mix of drugstore and high end beauty products. But I love saving money too! That’s why I create a wish list of products I need / want and wait for sales. Often they have 20% off you purchase, BOGO 50% off or you can use a $3.50 off your purchase of $15 or more. And those are good deals but those promotions don’t usually qualify on “prestige” brands at Ulta (which of course are the products I want). For a list of those brands check here

So I wait..and I wait..

At the end of October the sale I have been waiting for finally came!

20% off your entire purchase prestige brands included. YESS!! I had anticipated this sale would come some time before Sephora’s VIB sale in November but I didn’t know exactly when. Even though I didn’t know the exact date I did scope out a discounted gift card a month ago in anticipation. Thanks to that I received an additional 15% off my purchase!!

The Ulta 20% off your entire purchase was for an online purchase only and the promo code came via email. Make sure you are signed up as a Ulta rewards member and receive promotions to an email address that you check often. This sale lasted for one day only!

Total purchase: $240 before discount + 20% applied = $192, additional discounted giftcard 15% off: total paid $163 (does not include taxes). Total savings 32%

ULTA SAVINGS

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Fall Nails

I love having painted nails but don’t want to pay nail salon prices for them. So I paint my nails each week in the comfort of my own home. This saves me time and money, plus I can switch up the color whenever I want and don’t have to schedule an appointment or take the time to drop into a nail salon.

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Weekly round up 10.24

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At the beginning of each week I like to get prepared and meal prep some lunch, dinner and snack ideas for the week.

This week was pretty quick meal prep, but here is what is on the menu:

B- smoothie w/ protein powder

S-almond flour strawberry shortcake muffin

L-protein pasta with turkey meatballs and side salad

S-yogurt with nuts mixed in

D-bean burrito with cheese and Greek yogurt (great sour cream substitute)

I also love painting my nails a new color at the beginning of each week! This color is from Ulta’s brand of nail polish…Love the it

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Also last week I finished up a really good audio book that I listen to in my car on the way to / from work. I listen via a free audio service offered through my local library. I love that libraries are offering more digital services these days so I can listen  or read books right from my cell phone! This service is called Hoopla, and there is a good selection of ebooks and audiobooks available.

This book was called “People over profits” by Dale Patridge . You can read reviews on Amazon here.

It was a really good book, definitely recommend a read / listen.

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Fall Handbag Collection

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I have some amazing fall colored handbags to rotate through the next couple of months!

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All three of these handbags were less than $30 each, the green bag was less than $15! I purchased all three of them at various times from Charming Charlie. None of them are from this season so I doubt they’re still available, but Charming always has new handbags for every season of the year and such an awesome color selection!

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If I were looking for another fall handbag I’ve already noticed a few from this season that I would love to grab.

A plaid tote would look great with my collection. Leopard is also another weakness! Or even this dark wine colored purse! Charming charlies always has something I would love in their store! If you sign up to be a rewards member then you receive promotional coupons in the mail via email that you can use for additional savings on already cheap prices!

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I absolutely love this store: see additional posts I’ve done on savings below!

Fall Boots Sale

Retail round up: Charming Charlie, New York & Company, Old Navy, GAP

Charming Charlie Spring Haul

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Battle of the Pumpkin coffee

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Pumpkin coffee is my obsession this time of year. The best pumpkin coffee I have had is from Dunkin Donuts. But I’m not paying over $2 for a cup a coffee everyday. Instead I save money by purchasing various pumpkin flavored coffees for my Keurig machine.

To me pumpkin coffee tastes delicious on its own but I know Dunkin adds a syrup flavor to make theirs taste sweeter. I did buy a pumpkin spice coffee syrup from Target as well, for people who like their coffee sweeter, this works and  a little goes a long way.

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I would say my favorite non Dunkin pumpkin coffee is Pumpkin Spice from Green Mountain but its fun to find and try pumpkin flavors from new brands!

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