I love to pamper myself at home with salt scrubs and lotions. It’s like going to the spa for a quarter of the price, especially if I shop during a The Body Shop sale. The Body Shop is also a great place to buy quick gifts. Whenever I don’t know what to buy someone, I grab a nice fragrance or lotion. It’s quick and everyone loves them. Since I’m a frequent shopper at The Body Shop, I’ve learned some great ways to save!
9 ways to save at The Body Shop
1. Sample free products and make up. The Body Shop has more testers than any beauty store I’ve shopped at. You can try almost any product in the store! It’s a great way to see if a product is what you want, before you buy.
2. Use vouchers – The Body Shop consistently has great deals on Groupon and Living Social. The best deals are for half price vouchers. They frequently offer $30 vouchers for only $15, which means great deals, and you can use them on sale items! These vouchers are usually valid in-store only. Sometimes they specify which store the vouchers much be used at – so watch out for location. These vouchers are powerful – Yazmin saved over $80 at The Body Shop with one!
3. BOGO free deals – Shop during BOGO free deals (in store and online) you want to make sure to group products by price. If you buy one $20 product and get an $8 fragrance for free, that’s not much of a deal. To maximize your savings during a BOGO free deal, buy two of everything. That way, each item is 50% off – the biggest discount possible.
4. Return it. If an item gives you a rash or outbreak, return it. The Body Shop has a very accepting return policy, and you can often swap an item for something else if it causes your skin to erupt!
5. Get the best 3 for $30 deal – Shop during a three for $30 sale (in store and online), during which a variety of items (lipsticks, lotions, fragrances) are available to choose from. To get the most of this deal, ask what the most expensive items are that are included in the sale. You can frequently score salt scrubs ($28) or night creams ($20) for only $10 a piece. Now, that’s a deal! Just make sure you’re buying items you use. It’s not a deal if you don’t use salt scrubs, for instance.
6. Stock up at Christmas. The Body Shop has massive sales in November and December. I’ll often stock up on moisturizer for the entire year because the prices are so good.
7. Sign up for emails – Whenever you really love a store you should sign up for the newsletter. The Body Shop is really good about sharing sales and deals. If you’re worried about receiving too many emails, set up a filter so they go into a separate folder. When you are ready to shop, they are waiting for you. This reduces the temptation to shop whenever there is a sale.
8. Love Your Body – The Love Your Body Rewards card can seem intimidating because it costs $10 but, it’s well worth the $10 price tag if you’re a frequent shopper. Not only do you get 10% off on all purchases, but you’ll also snag a $10 reward for your birthday…so the card will basically pay for itself. Here are a few benefits of the card:
- 10% off in-store and online purchases for 1 year (oftentimes they will renew for free)
- Every $20 purchase earns you 1 point towards free purchases
- $15 reward with 4 points/ $25 reward with 8 points and FREE renewal
- A $10 reward in your birthday month (but you have to remember to redeem it – they don’t remind you)
- Invitations to member only events
- Exclusive offers and extra discounts
- Sneak previews of new products
If you made five $20 purchases over the course of a year, you would have spent $100 and saved $10 from the 10% discount. If you factor in the rewards (1 point for every $20 purchase), you will have earned four points, which means a $15 reward, good to spend on any items in the store. With the $10 birthday reward on top of that, you will have earned $35, minus the $10 fee, netting a savings of $25. Keep in mind this isn’t even factoring in specials or exclusive coupons and sales.
9. Ask for help. Some of the best customer service I’ve received has been from employees of The Body Shop. This isn’t a fluke because it’s happened at different stores and with online customer service. The company must have a very shopper-friendly training program because I always get the feeling they are trying to help me save as much money as possible!