Men will never understand the adrenaline rush of a good sale.
I love Sally Beauty Supply. Like Ulta and Sephora and every shoe and/or jewelry shop on earth, Sally's is like a hardware store for women. All those wonderful, wonderful, awesome salon-quality products and styling tools at such unbelievably low prices - whose eyes wouldn't glaze over upon entering this fine establishment (especially when confronted with the many, many gorgeous shades of high-quality nail polish)?
Anyhoo, I had to renew my beauty club card and Mom needed to renew hers, so I took both our cards in, and coughed up the $5 each. Here's where things get AWESOME:
1. Mom and I each received a coupon urging us to renew our cards ASAP, the incentive being, we'd each receive a nice haircare product for free, in addition to the coupon for $5 off your next purchase that they hand out every time you renew your card. I didn't read the coupon and just assumed that we'd get little trial-sized bottles of product. Nope. We each got a big, huge, honking, full-sized product worth $7.99 or less. This was mindblowing because...
2. Right now, Sally's has a great shampoo/conditioner sale going on: two 1-liter bottles of shampoo and/or conditioner for only $14. That's 66 total ounces of body, volume, bounce, shine, and loveliness for just $14. Hard to pass up. With the $5 coupon, I got 66 ounces of gorgeousness for only $9. But the joy didn't stop there because...
3. The extremely helpful saleslady told me that if I chose yet another liter bottle of shampoo or conditioner for my free gift, I'd get it for free because said liter would be just $7 and it would qualify as the free gift. The savings don't stop because...
4. Now I don't have to buy any shampoo or conditioner for at least 4 or 5 months, if not longer. And the 4 brands that were on the 2 for $14 sale could be mixed and matched, so I get to try out new products that I've never used before. Variety and loveliness at bargain-basement prices!
I think this beats anything that men could ever dream up, with the exception of Hockey and the Stanley Cup finals (that trumps everything in my book).
Anne (On Twitter: @BlueLineNut)
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