What kind of sale makes you interested enough to check it out?

I think 20% is becoming the minimum for me to give it a look-see, but 25% starts making me more inclined to buy if I wasn’t interested before.

— Christine

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Penny Avatar

I totally agree Christine…..with so many brands offering 20% off fairly regularly it’s becoming the norm….
It seems like every week or so some big brand is having an offering. 25% will make my ears perk up and 30% or more I’m really tempted. With the skyrocketing prices at top brands it’s hard not to look for deals. It’s not hard to spend several hundred dollars at a pop for makeup or skin care items. I tend to stock up on things I’m not quite out of at these times or maybe try something I wouldn’t ordinarily be tempted by.

Ana Maria Avatar

20-25% is the norm nowadays. Most brands have this type of sale every 2-3 months.
But most enticing is when they also have gift with purchase and it’s either a set of 2-4 travel size products or 1 full size product.

Genevieve Avatar

Here in Aus there are many skincare sales with up to 40% off, which interests me if it is the brands I found that works well on my skin. So I do check those out and will sometimes (fairly often actually) ‘stock’ up on a few favourites – cleansers, moisturisers, serums etc.
As for cosmetics – the DS brands are also often on sale – a bit of competition between our two major budget beauty places Priceline and Chemist Warehouse. So a 40% sale would get me interested in stocking up on my foundations, mascaras and sometimes lipsticks.
As for Mecca and Sephora – our two major luxury (read expensive) cosmetics stores – they rarely have sales on their major brand cosmetics, so a 20% to 30% off would have me looking.
I am also interested when PMG now has a sale, seeing as I love her eyeshadow palettes.

Z Avatar

If it’s for something I *need*, then 25% minimally. If it’s for something frivolous to add to my already stupid big collection, I’ll need to see at least 40%. But I’m not the average consumer, I did all my wild purchasing in the before times and now know exactly what I do (and don’t) need and what to spend (or not) my money on. The temptations are becoming fewer and farther in-between despite all these crazy sales running near constantly from everyone.

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