Shoppers Drug Mart Charity Purchase (April 2017)

Haulage! Charity Purchase at Shoppers Drug Mart

Last fall, I noticed my local Shoppers Drug Mart holding a charity sale, in which they had pre-bundled goodie bags of higher-end skincare samples for $10. I can’t remember which women’s charity it was for, but considering it was October, it may have been for Breast Cancer research.

Of course I picked up one bag (I’ve reviewed the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser)!

Shoppers Drug Mart Charity Purchase (October 2016)

Shoppers Drug Mart Charity Purchase (October 2016)

Despite the fact that I hated this cleanser, I thought the charity bag idea was a dandy one and I was delighted to see that Shoppers has stepped it up!

A week ago, I noticed more charity bags at the same store, but only in the beauty department. (Previously they were at the regular checkout.) The goody bags now costed $5 and contained an assortment of full-sized makeup and nail polish from the mass market lines like Revlon, L’Oréal, Maybelline, and in-house brand Quo, instead of skincare samples from the likes of Nuxe and La Roche-Posay.

I didn’t get a chance to grab one then, but yesterday I hit up that Shoppers again, and they had packaged up some new bags that contained foundations and lipsticks.

Shoppers Drug Mart Charity Purchase (April 2017)

Shoppers Drug Mart Charity Purchase (April 2017)

The SA said the charity was Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Nice to see a local cause!

Here’s the goody bag I got:

  • L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick in Jennifer’s Nude (370)
  • L’Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in W2 Light Ivory
  • Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Blushing Bud (705)
  • Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation in 50 Creamy Natural

I looked up the retail values of the products on, which can be a touch higher, and on, which are a touch lower. I didn’t have time to go looking for them in the actual drugstore, and I find that Shoppers’ prices can vary by location, as well. All prices are in CA$, and

  • L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick [$9.34 / $8.96]
  • L’Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup [$18.79 / $15.96]
  • Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick [$8.49 / $7.96]
  • Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation [$18.49 / $11.96]

So, taking the averages from each store, the retail value of the $5 charity bag was $49.98.

Not too shabby…

I have a feeling the L’Oréal foundation is a tad too light for me—I love this foundation and usually use W3. The Maybelline looks too tan and cool-toned. (Maybe I should mix them together, ha!) But if I even like one of the lipsticks, $5 was a decent deal. If I end up using 2–3 items, then it’s a total steal!

Keep an eye out for these at your local Shoppers Drug Mart!

8 thoughts on “Haulage! Charity Purchase at Shoppers Drug Mart

  1. Aw man, I still haven’t come across any of these charity purchases at the Shoppers locations I’ve frequented! I love Women’s College Hospital – their staff are excellent! 🙂
    That L’Oreal lipstick in Jennifer’s Nude looks lovely! Which Shoppers location did you get these? I’m going to keep an eye out at mine…

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  2. I have the L’Oreal lippy in different shade and it’s really creamy but the scent is too strong that I don’t rich for it that much. The packaging and the quality is really nice though. Great stuff you got here!😍😍


  3. Oooh this is such a cool idea – I’ve never seen these at my Shoppers but I’m going to keep an eye out. What a steal for $5! What a difference in price in that Maybelline Cushion Foundation!!!


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