Monday, 13 June 2011

June/ July Magazine Freebies

I took a trip around Sainsburys with my Mum after my exam on Thursday to stock up, and I ended up on picking up lots of magazines to read in France as there are some really great freebies on offer this month! 
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I used to spend so much money on magazines, using the fact that I ran one as a justification, but since I started reading more and more blogs where I could get the same information for free and up to the moment I started only buying Nylon (and sometimes Company) religiously each month. However, if there is a freebie I know I'll use or want to try, I will pick the magazine up and read it, or if it is handbag sized, save it to read next time I have a train journey to fill! 
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The freebie I'm most excited about came with Glamour magazine, that costs £2 each moth, Glamour usually have some pretty great gifts (Nails Inc nail polish every December for example, or the recent Clinique samples). They also offer a lot of Benefit samples, in the past I've had mascara and eye pencils. This month there are miniatures of their cult cheek products: Benetint, Highbeam and Posie Tint. I picked up the Posie Tint as I have yet to try it, and I'm already a dedicated user of Benetint (a rose scented lip and cheek tint liquid) and Highbeam (a pink pearl highlighter, I swatched it in my Nars Illuminator review). These mini sample bottles are £10 each from the Benefit website (and Highbeam is only avalible full sizes at £18.50), so getting a magazine and a sample bottle for only £2 if you want to try any of these products is an absolute bargain!
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I had a £1 off voucher for this months Marie Claire that I'd got free with The Times so I was going to pick it up anyway, but I was so happy to find that I had a choice of either a free mineral eyeliner pencil or mineral eyeshadow from Inika, a brand I'd never heard of before. Marie Claire retails at £3.60, and both products retail at £9.75 so again there are great savings. Its a nice silver grey colour, perfect for smokey eyes, and the eyeliner was graphite, so the colours should suit everyone. I'll try and get a review up later this month while it is still in the shops. 
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Finally we have a £5 Body Shop gift card that is valid until July 8th free with InStyle (that will cost you £3.70). This is not as much as a saving, but I know I'll read the magazine and I've been planning on picking up some more Vanilla Eau de Toilette and some Coconut Foaming Bath for a while now, and with this voucher my shop will cost me £12 instead of £17.

Also, not pictured because I have so many already, this month free with Tatler (which costs £3.99) are a pair of sunglasses. I absolutely love Tatler sunglasses, I find them better than most I buy in Accessorize or Topshop! I've never tried the products, but you can also get a full sized Leighton Denny nail polish with Harpers Bazaar (£4.80, the polish is worth £11) and a Jemma Kidd lipgloss worth £14 with Red magazine (£3.80). 


Have you got anything particularly great free with a magazine recently? 

22 comments:

  1. Wow..in Italy the magazines' freebies are not so, often they didn't have freebies :(

    Kiss
    Lara

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  2. It's always nice when you get a little something extra with your magazine! Looks like you've had a few fun goodies lately, lucky you!

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  3. Oooh I reviewed Glamour magazine yesterday! Glad to see you share my love of Glamour and all things Benefit! I will run to the shops now and stock up on the other monthlys. Enjoy France! And hopefully some sunshine xoxo

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  4. Buying three copies of glamour then...xxx ;)

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  5. print magazines are using ingenious methods to get people buying them again and i think they are working.

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  6. I got the posietint too. There does seem to be a lot of good free gifts around at the minute. Half of my nail polish collection has come from a magazine freebie over the years! Oh and I'm all about the Vanilla spray/eau de toillete from the Body Shop. I love that smell!

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  7. i always get mad when my glamour is late! i have a subscription and it is always late. i love that magazine. it has everything in it. but from all the people. why me?! i have a vogue subsriptions and etc but this little number-always late. didnt even see the cover with adele.

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  8. Have to make sure I buy a copy of Glamour I really want some of these! :) X

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  9. i've been meaning to pick up the new glamour, i doubt I'll find any now :(

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  11. i adore these photos of your purchases! so vibrant and lovely. and i LOVE adele.. she's actually playing right now ;)




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  12. great idea! i never even thought about buying fashion mags for the freebies. :)

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  13. well i'm off to sainsburys to get me a copy of glamour soon as! like i literally might leave now...xx

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  14. Oh this is fab! Thanks :)

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  15. It's been a good month for magazine freebies. Elle had some really cool Reiss tanks as well.
    I'm definitely going to try getting my hands on Glamour for the freebies.

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  16. Nice! Love body shop's body butter!

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  17. ahhh love seeing peoples new buys...all this looks great! makes me want to lounge around with a magazine for an afternoon :)

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  18. i wish magazines had freebies like this in the usa! i hope you enjoy posietint, it's lovely.

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  19. Aw we never get things like this :D love cosmo!

    Theblackm4ze.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow, these are some major bargains! I need to start checking out the shelves of my local WHSmiths again! Usually I tend to read mainly on blogs and my mum's Vogue!

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  21. We don't get any freebies in American magazines. #womp

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  22. I am so jealous that your magazines come with freebies!

    loriandmari.com

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