Haulage! beautyBOUTIQUE Super Spend Your Points Event & FragranceX (January 2017)

In anticipation of the launch of PC Optimum on February 1, 2018, Shoppers Drug Mart is holding a Super Spend Your Points Event this weekend. If you’ve been saving up your Shoppers Optimum Points, now is definitely the time to redeem them!

I wish I hadn’t placed a redemption order earlier this week, but oh well. I really did not forsee them doing such a good redemption deal! The YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche I got, which I worried about going out-of-stock, is still available, too.

Anyway, I went all out pricy perfume (and some nail polish, because it’s me), since I have decided I need to focus on finishing up a lot of makeup and skincare before acquiring any new ones. It is a brand new year, after all!

Brands like Chanel and Dior are generally the best fragrance options to redeem for, since their products are not as readily available at online discounters, or are not well-discounted even if they are. However, I found Dior Poison Girl EDT available at a better price online (and in a 30 mL size, which I prefer), so I decided against redeeming for that. Here’s what I got at Shoppers’ beautyBOUTIQUE:

What I Redeemed For

Woman Gift Set

30 mL EDP & 75 mL Body Lotion / $84, on sale for $67.20
(now sold out online; I did see some in-store at the SDM in Toronto Eaton Centre)
Ralph Lauren Woman Gift Set (EDP 50 mL, Body Lotion 75 mL)

This seemed to sell out immediately after I placed my order, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will indeed get it! [Edit: as I was writing up this post, I received an email saying my order has already shipped just a few hours after I placed it! Woohoo!]

I’m so glad I saw this set because I didn’t really need 50 mL, but that was the smallest individual bottle available online until a couple days ago. (I never get more than 30 mL unless I have to—I rotate through a lot of perfume.) This elegant, white floral scent is so gorgeous! It was love at first sniff.

Allure EDT

50 mL | $95
Chanel Allure EDT 50 mL

I actually wanted the EDP version of Allure, which is all cozy peaches, vanilla, and powdery florals! But the 50 mL EDP was sold out online, so I got the slightly cheaper EDT. My plan is to go in-store and test the EDT. If I like it, I’ll keep it and just get the EDP in another redemption. If I don’t like it, I should be able to exchange the unwrapped box in-store for the 50 mL EDP, and just pay the difference. It has been well over ten years since I last tested Allure EDT and I can’t remember it at all, but it is supposed to be a lighter, more citrus-y and sparkly scent than the EDP.

Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Arancio Vibrante (634)

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Verde Pastello (590)

From the new collection. I am a sucker for red-oranges.

Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Giallo Napoli (592)

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Verde Pastello (590)

Also from the new collection. Will this be my forever yellow cream?


Nectar Love EDP (sample)

DKNY Nectar Love EDP (sample)

Bloom EDT (sample)

Gucci Bloom EDT (sample)

La Femme Intense EDP (sample)

Prada La Femme Intense EDP (sample)

My total, after tax, came to C$45.61, and I also had ebates Canada (referral link) loaded for 4% cash back.

…and One More Christmas Gift

I got a bit more Christmas money, so I placed a FragranceX order:

Poison Girl EDT

30 mL | paid C$74.94 (and no tax)

Dior Poison Girl EDT

Samples (~C$3 each)

Eau Torride EDT (sample)

Givenchy Eau Torride EDT (sample)

Coriandre EDP (sample)

Jean Couturier Coriandre EDP (sample)

Reem Acra EDP (sample)

Reem Acra EDP (sample)

Versace EDP (sample)

Versace Pour Femme EDP (sample)

Thanks for reading!

I am going to be so fragrant this year.

Will you be redeeming any points during the Super Spend Your Points Event this weekend?



6 thoughts on “Haulage! beautyBOUTIQUE Super Spend Your Points Event & FragranceX (January 2017)

  1. Awesome loot! Thanks for the reminder – I’d forgotten (what’s wrong with me?) – but it’s so damn cold I don’t want to trek out again… maybe I will try out BeautyBoutique.ca after all!

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    • The weather is the main reason I didn’t go in-store to get the Allure EDP. LOL. So coooold. ⛄️
      Don’t forget ebates.ca! beautyBOUTIQUE is nice and easy to use, overall. Just wish they had more of even the mid-range products online. And Chanel stuff doesn’t get filtered with everything else so you have to go specifically to its boutique section. Must be a Chanel thing, as I recall it working like that at HBC, as well.


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