How to Save Money on Perfume
Mother’s Day just would not be the same if there was a not a beautiful bottle of perfumed involved, would it? Giving Mom a sweet bottle of smell goods has been a tradition in many family for years. This year, perhaps your budget is a little bit tight and you don’t think a new bottle is in the cards. Well think again! There are still plenty of ways to snag a great bottle of perfume for less! You don’t need to sacrifice quality to give Mom the perfect perfume for less, just follow the handful of helpful tips and tricks below.
This year, all you need to do shop smart. Use these simple tricks to snag Mom a bottle of her favorite scent for less! She will be proud that you inherited her smart money sense, and that is a gift in itself!
How to Snag The Perfect Perfume for Less:
1. Opt to shop online.
A prime way to find some of the best perfume prices is to search online. Search through review sites and online retailers to compare prices and find the best deals! Some sites offer top name brands at wholesale prices allowing you to really cash in on your savings. Don’t forget to search for coupon codes for any site you are shopping at to maximize your savings! You might be able to find codes for dollars off or at least free shipping.
2. Browse retail outlets
Retail outlets such as T.J. Maxx that are carry a great selection of cologne products marked way below retail! These bottles are still beautifully gift boxed and come with shower gels and lotions as well. Perfect for gift giving! There are also discount perfume stores that reside in outlet shopping centers. These are worth checking out as they often carry lightly scratched or dented boxes for a fraction of the retail cost! Trust me, Mom will never notice these small blemishes as the product will still smell the same.
3. Look for freebies.
Department stores often run promotions that allow you to get a special free gift with your purchase. Fragrance companies usually beef up these promos around Mother’s Day, so why not swing in and see what freebies you can snag? You might get additional product, a free dress scarf, jewelry, or at least a nice gift bag with your purchase. Depending on the freebie, it may be worth purchasing it at the department store.
4. Divide up gift sets.
During Mother’s Day, you will see many gift sets offered at a discount. These sets might include anywhere from 2-3 bottles of product. If you have several recipients to buy for, you might be able to get away with buying one gift set and separating the product. Just get some pretty tissue paper and a nice gift bag so you can present the product neatly. This way, you are not having to buy several products and can take advantage of the grouped price
5. Shop using a rewards program.
Buy your perfume through a rewards program such as Swagbucks or Ebates so that you are earning cash back or other incentives on your purchase. With both of these free programs, you can earn each time you shop. Mother’s Day gifts are no exception, so if you are going to buy them, try to shop through a rewards program
6. Practice the art of preservation.
There are several measures you can take once the perfume has been opened to help preserve it longer. Even though fancy perfume bottles look pretty when placed on top of a dresser or counter, the sunlight that gets through the glass can weaken them. Keep bottles in a dark place like a drawer instead. This storage spot should also be room temp or slightly cooler, as heat and humidity can also cause the perfume to lose its scent.
7. Give a gift certificate.
If the perfume Mom desires is still way out of your budget despite all of these tips and tricks, give her a gift card to go towards the purchase of it. She will appreciate the gesture and will surely appreciate being able to use it next time to needs to buy some!
As you can see there are still plenty of ways to keep Mom smelling lovely with the perfume she wants on Mother’s Day! Follow these simple tips to be sure Mom gets the gift she wants and you stay on budget.
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