Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Sales!

Hello everybody, tomorrow will be Black Friday!  In the US, it marks the beginning of the shopping frenzy that will take over the US. And if you are celebrate Thanksgiving, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  There are plenty of sales going on and even if you are not in the US, it is possible to take part in the Black Friday sales thanks to the invention of modern technology.  Here are some of the ones that I am most excited about.

Sites that ship internationally:

Sigma Beauty: Free Worldwide First Class Shipping. Coupon Code: BF 2012. Valid from: 12AM US CST Thurs 22 Nov 2012- 11.59pm US CST Fri 23 Nov 2012
You don't have to but I would appreciate it if you use my link:

Comments: To my knowledge, Sigma Beauty only offers free worldwide shipping once every year during their Black Friday event.  Savings are pretty substantial especially if you live outside the US.  This is especially good for those who want to try Sigma brushes but hesitate at the shipping prices.

Urban Decay: Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Collection for $49 ($140 value), 11/23 only. Smoked Palette + free double-ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set for $49 ($77 value), 11/23 only.  Urban Decay has partnered with MyUS to ship to international addresses.  If shipping is too expensive, consider using a parcel forwarding service. 20% off ABSOLUTELY Everything on 23 November 2012 only. Free International Shipping.

Bloomingdales: Enjoy AUD$9.95 Express Shipping for orders AUD$100 or more. Take USD$25 off for orders between USD$200-399.99. Take USD$50 off for orders between USD$400-599.99. Take USD$75 off for orders between USD$600-799.99. Take USD$100 off for orders between USD$800 and onwards. Discount is subject to exclusions.

Comments: Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and Bloomingdales offer international shipping.  As of 22 November 2012, Bloomingdales offers the cheapest shipping for the lowest order value.   Also, Bloomingdales' offer applies to all participating brands rather than offering certain discounted items for Black Friday sales.  Note that if you are in Australia, many of the beauty and fragrance items have shipping restrictions that Bloomingdales will not ship them to Australia.  Ebates: 6%, Mr Rebates: 4% (See below for more information about Ebates and Mr Rebates)

Saks Fifth Avenue: $19.99 USD Express Shipping to select countries on orders of $99 USD and more with code: ROW12. Offer ends on 2 December 2012.  60% off selected styles only.  Get a USD$25 gift card when you spend USD$100 or more on beauty or fragrance with code: BEAUTY12.  Offer is valid online only on 22 November 2012.  Offer is valid online and instore on 23 November 2012.

Comments: Note that if you are in Australia, many of the beauty and fragrance items have shipping restrictions that Saks Fifth Avenue will not ship them to Australia. Ebates: 3%, Mr Rebates: 5%.

Macy's: AUD$15 Flat Fee Shipping with AUD$120 purchase. No codes necessary. Exclusions apply. Australian Shipping Only. Offer ends on 7 December 2012 EST.  10% off: Select home, rugs, jewelry, watches, shoes, coats, suits, dresses, lingerie, mens suit separates & sport coats.  15% off: Regular, sale and clearance prices. Code: TURKEY. Offer ends on 24 November 2012.

Comments: Note that if you are shipping to Australia, many of the beauty and fragrance items have shipping restrictions that Macy's will not ship them to Australia.  Ebates: 6%, Mr Rebates: 4%

Nordstrom: AUD$19.95 Flat Fee Shipping to Australia with online orders of AUD$100 or more. Offer ends 10 December 2012.  Save up to 50% on select items.  Black Friday specials on Women's Beauty and Accessories.

Comments: Note that if you are shipping to Australia, many of the beauty and fragrance items have shipping restrictions that Nordstrom will not ship them to Australia. Ebates: 5%, Mr Rebates: 5%

Shopbop: Free Express International Delivery with orders above USD$100.  USD$10 flat fee for orders under $100.  No code required.  Spend USD$250+, save 20%.  Spend USD$500+, save 25%.  Spend USD$1000+, save 30%.  Spend USD$1500+, save 35%.  Code: BIGEVENT12.  Offer ends on 26 November 2012 11.59pm PT.

Comments: Note that exclusions apply and it is not combinable with other offers. Ebates: 2.5%, Mr Rebates: 3%

Coastal Scents: 50% off EVERYTHING! Offer expires 27/11/2012 AT 9:00AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME, USA.

Sasa: Spend USD$15 for free worldwide shipping.  Black Friday discounts on selected items.  Offer ends 23 November 2012.

Sites that do not ship internationally (I use a parcel forwarding service):

Sephora: $10 Deals. No coupon required.
Deals: Sephora Collection Gilded Brush Set Trio ($30 value), Bare Escentuals Let It Glow Set ($42 value), Boscia Best of Boscia Set ($30 value), Ole Henriksen 3 Little Holiday Wonders ($35 value), Philosophy Purity Made Simple 12 oz ($26 value), Stila Travel Palette & Deluxe Kitten Lip Glaze ($67 value), Tokyo Milk Femme Fatal Trio ($30 value), Too Faced Deluxe Chocolate Soleil & Travel Kabuki ($34 value), Tarte Gifted Mascara & Multipleye Lash Primer ($31 value), Jack Black Comfort & Joy Duo ($14 value), Josie Maran Bear Naked Wipes & Nail Wipes ($21 value), Tocca 3 Mini Rollerballs ($30 value), Bite Mini Lipstick Palette ($48 value), LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer & Shadow ($40 value), and Buxom In the Spotlight Set ($40 value).

Stila: Free Exclusive 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette worth USD$180 when you spend USD$75 and more.


As you can tell, I prefer sites that ship internationally but I will continue to order from Sephora because they have some of the best holiday sets.


I never knew about getting rebates from my purchases before.  Given that I shop A LOT, I lament at how much money I could have saved had I known about them earlier so do check out websites that offer you rebates from your shopping!  I use Ebates and Mr Rebates for US websites and StartHere for Australia websites.  StartHere offers a whopping 9% rebates for (I nearly cried when I saw this because I made an ASOS order a day before I found out about StartHere. T.T) and rebates for purchases at daily deals websites like Spreets, Livingsocial etc. as well as service providers like Vodafone.  How cool is that?!

Simply sign up for your own accounts and enter the websites from your accounts.  Once you have made a purchase, the merchant will credit the money to Ebates which will then be credited to your account.  As long as you have PayPal, you can access those rebates. 

Why have two rebates accounts you ask?  Sometimes, Ebates and Mr Rebates offer you different rates of rebates so it is important to check for the best rebates.  The more rebates you get, the more money you have saved!  I have included the rebates information for the different sites above.  However, if you are using a parcel forwarding service to purchase products on your behalf, I doubt the parcel forwarding service will access your account to enter the websites to purchase the products for you.

You don't have to use my links but I will appreciate it if you do:
Mr Rebates:

Watch this post as I update with more information about Black Friday sales as they become available.  Happy Shopping and Happy Thanksgiving!

annsleyw :)


Sites that ship internationally:

Z Palette: 20%-30% off selected items on Black Friday.  Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

Kiss and Makeup: 10% off all orders on Black Friday.  Code: BLACKFRIDAY2012.  Free shipping in US and Canada. Flat rate worldwide shipping of $9.99. 15% off + Free shipping on all orders.  20 % off + Free shipping on orders over $75.  25% off + Free shipping on all orders over $150.  30% off + Free shipping on orders over $300. Code: 50SHADES.  $25 off + Free shipping on orders over $150 with code: SHDSBLK (valid through 25 November 2012).  Certain restrictions may apply.  Ebates: 8%, Mr Rebates: 8%. Spend $300 and get 20% off.  Spend $500 and get 25% off.  Spend $750 and get 30% off.  Code: GIFTFORYOU.  Exclusions apply.  Ebates: 7%, Mr Rebates: 4%

Sites that do not ship internationally (I recommend using a parcel forwarding service if you do not live in the US): 50% off all sale items.  Code: BLACK2012.  Offer ends 26 November 2012 Midnight PST.  Free US shipping on orders over $50.  Ebates: 4% Ulta deals. No coupon required: Tigi Tweens $6.99 each ($15 value), bareMinerals Glow Getters and Little Luxuries $10 each (Up to $42 value), ULTA Artist Blockbuster $16.99 ($200 value),  Too Faced The Triple Threat $18 each ($53 value), Urban Decay Triple Threat Travel Pencil Set $19 ($36 value), Tarte Balanced & Beautiful Amazonian Clay Essentials Kit $22 ($62 Value),  Benefit 3 pc Fa La La La Flawless $25 ($79 value) and Red Carpet Starter Kit with Professional Light $59.99. Ebates: 8%, Mr Rebates: 7%

Ulta coupon codes: Ultra Chi Holiday 1 inch Flat Irons at $74.96 each with coupon code 86769.  Free Shipping with any $25 online purchase with code HOLIDAY2012.  $3.50 off any $10 purchase with code: 743036 (valid through 30 November 2012).  $10 off any $60 purchase with code: 80531 (valid through 30 November 2012).  Only one coupon code may be used per order.

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