Treat Yo’ Self! My 2015 Birthday Haul

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I’ve officially decided to make my birthday haul an annual thing. This year I didn’t take advantage of all the freebies and discounts but I think I made out well with what I got. Check out the sweet deals I found at Sephora, DSW, CVS, Payless and Bloomingdales. Once again I managed to keep my spending below $150!

 

DSW – $5 off any purchase

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DSW offered $5 off with no minimum purchase so I decided to make the best of my credit and shop for accessories. I walked straight up to the accessories rack and found this striped infinity scarf. The $40 scarf was marked down to $19.97 with an additional 50% off bringing it down to $9.98. After using my $5 credit I paid less than $5!!

 

Bloomingdales – $25 gift card with $100 purchase

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Bloomies didn’t exactly offer a discount, instead they gave a perk for shopping – a $25 gift card if you spend $100 in a single purchase during your birthday month. I was growing tired of my old wallet so I saw this as an excuse to upgrade to this purple one by Coach. I love that there’s a handy extra pocket in the back where I can store my MetroCard so I never forget it!

 

CVS – $3 Extra Bucks

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I got a $3 certificate to put towards any in-store purchase so I decided to find something in line with my beautylution. I came across a Grow and Strengthen Serum from Nubian Heritage’s Indian Hemp & Tamanu line. It’s normally $13.99 but was on sale for $8. I combined my $3 birthday certificate with $5 extra bucks I had from a previous qualifying purchase and $1 extrabucks I got based on my spending from the last season making this damn near $1!!

 

Payless – 25% off entire purchase

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Payless offered 25% off my entire purchase so I decided it was time for a pair of sensible shoes. I opted for all black kicks and three pairs of black invisible socks to go with them. The store was running a BOGO 50% off sale, so after adding my birthday coupon I only paid $20. It’s as though I bought the shoes and got three pairs of socks for free. Not bad!

 

Sephora – Beauty Insider gift

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VIB gifts might be my favorite because they don’t require a purchase. This year Sephora handed out a NARS lip duo for their Beauty Insiders but Rouge members also got a mini Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner. I’ll be adding these to my travel bag and pulling them out the next time NoBareLips30 rolls around.
Do you take advantage of your birthday deals? Which stores have the best offers?

Esta Fiesta is a Brooklyn based blogger with a love of music and finding new shoes. When she's not watching a movie or testing out new hair products she can be found doing Pilates - but only so she can eat from the waffle truck of course! Follow her Tweets at @ItsEstaFiesta