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Beauty Budgeting Chp. 9: Gift Sets/Gift With Purchase

Posted Dec 15 2009 9:34am
Cosmetic companies are evil! Their mission is to suck you dry of your money by luring you with gifts so that you'll buy more... Well, it isn't that extreme but it's not far from the truth either. The year end is one of the best times to shop for cosmetics because a selection of products are packaged in gift sets thus, more "value for money". That's the lie that they're feeding you with -- okay, not entirely true but close enough. Also, companies will tend to offer "free gifts" if you purchase a certain amount aka Gift With Purchase (GWP) eg. "Purchase RM400 and get a 5-piece gift set!". Sounds familiar?

It doesn't take much to get suckered into the tantalizing promotions. As a result, we buy things that we don't actually need. Come on, are you telling me that you use the Estee Lauder shower gel that came in the box set? More often than not, those teeny samples from the free gift sets too go unused and become toys for your dust bunnies.

As tempting as some of those sets or gifts may be, consider if you'll actually use what you buy. No, if-I-buy-it-then-I'll-use-it doesn't count. While those gifts are "free", money is not.

Happy Holidays!! Spend wisely :)

"Would you spend more that you intend to just so you can qualify for free gifts?"

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