If have been to Makeupalley, including the very bottom of the very valuable Snickersforsnuggles notepad, you know that there are always makeup deals in November and December. Friends and Family discounts are almost everywhere, including Sephora, Lancome, Tarte, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Bergdorf Goodman’s makeup counters, and sometimes–yes, at least once, even MAC. If you keep checking your email, and other sale sources like retailmenot, you’ll find them lasting anywhere from a few hours to several days.
To my knowledge, Chanel has never run a percent-off deal. Unless it’s part of a department store event, it’s full price or no Chanel. That being said, ordering directly from Chanel sometimes gets you a fairly good sized sample of something wonderful, like a mini-Rouge Allure lipstick or mini-Sublimage moisturizer.
My most recent order came with the best gift with purchase of all time–a full-sized Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara in Smoky Noir. Considering that the price of this item is $30.00, this gift amounted to much more than 20% of my total order. Why this order? Ah, the mysteries of Chanel. The explanatory card that came in the box was vague, referring to customer loyalty. So, I’m not sure, but I’m going to enjoy the gift anyway.