Happy Tuesday, lovelies!
Today, I have for you a topic many shoppers tend to ignore: email subscriptions and loyalty accounts. Yes, almost every store ever has them, and yes, they seem very spammy and annoying (and they absolutely can be), but they can also be invaluable.
Case in point: I just saved 15%, received three free samples, a birthday gift, and an award gift all at the same time on my Sephora stop just yesterday. That means four full-sized products and three samples for the measly price of my one hair purchase. And I had to do nothing but give them a phone number.
Now, like I said, handing out phone numbers and emails can be bothersome. No one wants to be spammed with daily emails (sometimes even hourly) declaring sale after sale after sale. Yet these can also be useful when you are in the market for a certain product. My solution? Make a completely separate shopping email. Use a straightforward ID that you can comfortably spell to cashiers and is preferably not your full name. In about five minutes, you will have an organized and easy place to accumulate all of your accounts and emails without tainting your work or personal addresses.
Especially for beauty and fashion lovers, I absolutely urge you to make this tiny, free effort for your favorite brands and suppliers. I will shamelessly admit that I have dozens including Sephora, Ulta, MAC, Urban Decay, Too Faced, MUFE, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales…The least you will get out if is a nice sign-up bonus and/or sample, and the best is a lifetime of savings.