Savings Sites/Programs

Free Money

eBates – probably the most well-known online rebate site. You can link a credit card to get in-store rebates at a few places. Rebates vary; compare against Mr.Rebates for the best offer. Cashes out to check or Paypal.
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Mr. Rebates – usually has better rebates than eBates does, and offers rebates for some stores that eBates doesn’t. Rebates vary; compare against eBates for the best offer. Cashes out to check or Paypal.
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Ibotta – get rebates on in-store purchases, mostly groceries. Requires you to scan barcodes and photograph your receipt. Cashes out to Paypal, Venmo, or gift cards.
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Coupons

UNiDAYS – for students with valid .edu addresses, get exclusive discounts at a variety of brands including Apple, ASOS, Baublebar, Forever 21, Levi’s, Modcloth, Urban Outfitters, Wildfox, and more
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Save on Shipping

Amazon Prime
Free 6-month trial for students

Shoprunner
Free two-day shipping and returns at a variety of stores.
Free 30-day trial; costs $79 for 12 months or $8.95/mo.
Free if you have an  American Express card – sign up here.

Sephora Flash
Two-day shipping on orders $25+ for $10/year. Easily worth it for the opportunity to pick up more promo-code GWPs.The $10 fee counts towards the $25 total for your free shipping. (They often have a magazine GWP option that lets you opt for a $10 rebate instead, which would pay for the Flash subscription.)
Sign up here.

Urban Decay Beauty Junkies
Free shipping on every order placed at the Urban Decay site.
Ref link (gets you 10 points to start with)
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Loyalty Programs

Sephora Beauty Insider
Levels
: Beauty Insider, VIB ($350 in a calendar year), VIB Rouge ($1000 in a calendar year)
Birthday gift: Free gift with in-store pickup or GWP online. If you pick the gift up in-store first, you can also add it as a GWP online later.
Rewards: 1 point per dollar spent, with occasional point bonuses (3x points on fragrance)
Rewards: Redeemable for deluxe samples at 100 and 250 points, or sample sets at 500 points. Points do not expire.
Shipping: Free three-day shipping at $50. Free two-day shipping at $25 with Sephora Flash ($10, or free with VIB Rouge).

Ultamate Rewards
Levels
: member, Platinum ($450 in a calendar year)
Birthday gift
: Free gift in-store only. Double points in your birthday month. Platinum members also get a $10 coupon.
Rewards: 1 point per dollar spent, with frequent point bonuses on specific brands or products. Points expire 1 year after being earned. Platinum members earn points at 1.25x rate and points do not expire.
Shipping: Usually free shipping at $50 (no difference from non-members). Platinum members may occasionally get lower free shipping minimums.
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Urban Decay Beauty Junkies
Levels: Obsessed (0-199 points), Freak (200-599 points), Rockstar (600+ points)
Birthday gift: GWP with a full-priced purchase (supposedly – I managed to redeem mine with the purchase of a sale item)
Rewards: 1 point for every dollar spent, with additional points for miscellaneous things like linking social media accounts or writing reviews. $10 for first 100 points, $20 for each 200 points past that (i.e. at 300, 500). Points expire at the end of each calendar year.
Shipping: As mentioned above, free shipping on every order placed at the Urban Decay site. Rockstar level gets free expedited shipping on all orders
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BareMinerals/BareEscentuals FAB (Friends and Benefits)
Birthday: Free gift with in-store pickup or GWP online.
Rewards: $10 off every time you spend $150.
Shipping: Free shipping at $50 (no difference from non-members)
Other: Pick your own sale day, 15% off any day that’s not your birthday.

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