Top 10 Coupon Shopping Sites for Beauty and Fashion
Warning: Finding a discount on this site is so easy, it may lead to addiction. You can find discounts from about 20,000 retailers on this site. But don't be overwhelmed -- we promise it's easy to navigate. You can search by retailer (we went with Coldwater Creek and Estee Lauder) or you can search by category -- "fashion," "beauty," "clothing," and so on. The coupon listings are well updated, so you don't waste time searching through expired offers, and user ratings show the real-time success rates for savings with specific coupons.
Bonus feature: Use Firefox to browse the Web? You can download an add-on that will automatically notify you when coupon codes are available for the site that you're looking at.
To find the best prices on your favorite designers, check out their sister site, BeatMyPrice.com.
This is the most thorough directory of coupon code listings we found. You can search by brand (Gap, Wal-Mart, Seven for all Mankind) or for specific new deals, printable coupons, and expiring deals in all categories. If you know exactly what you want, we recommend searching for coupons by category. In "Health & Beauty," for example, you'll find discount codes for Prescriptives, Bloomingdale's, and Kiehl's products. In "Apparel," you'll find codes for stores like Banana Republic and Lord & Taylor. But be careful: you might get lost amidst so many categories (everything from apparel to video games). It's good if you're shopping for a gift, bad if you have limited time.
Bonus feature: Their Consumer Resources page links to information on Internet scams, recalls, and help tracking online orders.
3. Coupon Chief
Zen is the first thing that comes to mind when on this site. It's broken down into three parts: Featured Stores, New Coupons, and Popular Coupons. Victoria's Secret, Clarins, and Macy's are just some of the retailers you'll find here. Though the expiration dates are mostly listed as "unknown," the great thing about becoming a member is their Pays-2-Share program. For every person who uses a coupon you post, Coupon Chief gives you 2 percent of the sale. So not only can you find discounts, you'll also get paid to post them.
Bonus feature: How It Works video walks you through saving money online -- what you should know and how to save the most money possible.
Fashion and beauty junkies will go crazy over the free samples, promo codes, and coupons on these blogs. Visiting the sites is like listening to a friend who knows it all in a helpful rather than annoying way. Not only will you get the latest discounts from online retailers like Beauty.com, but you'll also get new product descriptions, and you can e-mail a friend the same discount (sharing is caring). If you're not in the browsing mood, you can search for discounts in categories like stretch marks, anti-aging, and brows. (Just keep in mind that you'll need to subscribe for the most updated coupons.)