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Every Way To Save Money At Beauty Bay – Tips, Tricks & Hacks To Save Online

Beauty Bay Shopping Hacks

With a mantra that states, “We’re obsessed” and with a strong focus on fragrances, makeup, and other general beauty products, Beauty Bay is an incredibly popular online retailer. That being said, there are still ways to save money at Beauty Bay if you don’t mind shopping a little more intentionally.

I’ve got you covered with a list of ways you could get selected cosmetics, fragrances, and skincare products at cheaper prices from Beauty Bay. Without wasting any more time, let’s dive into them.

Our Top Tip: Get On The Email List

The best way to stay get the best Beauty Bay deals is to sign up for their newsletter. Simply create an account and check Sign up for your Newsletter.

In the just one month Beauty Bay has sent us the following offers:

  • A Bank Holiday Flash Sale with 15% – 35% off selected items.
  • A coupon code for 20% off selected brands.
  • 40% off selected By Beauty Bay products.
  • A huge 40% + 20% off Outlet items.
  • A coupon for a unique Mystery Offer (from 10% – 30% off).
  • 20% off for downloading the Beauty Bay app.
  • 25% off for National Lipstick Day.

Use Coupon Codes

Arguably one of the most popular Beauty Bay saving hacks is to use discount codes. The discounts you can get varies, but if you purchase often, they’re far from insignificant. For example, they sometimes have a coupon code at the top of the website homepage itself, which can give you 10-15% off your order.

We found a 10% off coupon code right at the top of Beauty Bay’s website.

If you can’t find a coupon code on Beauty Bay’s website, checkout Wethrift’s Beauty Bay page for a list of the latest promo codes.

Something to keep in mind is that not every product can be bought with a discount – some brands are on the “exclusions list”, and popular names include Jeffree Star Cosmetics, NYX, Aesop, and Maybelline, to name a few. Promotions don’t apply to them unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Check Out The Promos Section

The Beauty Bay website has a promos section in the Explore menu, which shows you an overview of all promotions that are active on their website, including deals on cosmetics, skincare products, and brands.

Sometimes they’re brand-based and get you free products if you spend enough money on a single brand’s products, while sometimes you get a few free selected things when you purchase anything from a specific brand.

It’s worth checking. You’ll often find free gifts offers and big discounts on selected brands. At the time of writing Beauty Bay was offering:

  • 25% Off Mane ‘n Tail
  • 15% Off Beauty Works
  • Up To 30% Off Selected Jamaican Mango & Lime
  • Up To 20% Off Selected Fudge Professional

While we’re at it, Beauty Bay tends to put a link to any other current sales or discounts they’re running right below the Promos button, so if there is a discount on a brand or line of products, you’ll find them there.

Try The Outlet Section

Even though product availability is sometimes tricky, the Outlet section in the Beauty Bay store often has hefty discounts on some products.

We’re talking 25 to 50% on various products and brands, and it’s usually a good idea to check this part before you order something. You might find what you need heavily discounted here, and you’ll save quite a bit of money.

Sign Up for Tribe

Tribe is Beauty Bay’s loyalty program, and it’s designed to offer better discounts when you spend more in the store.

Points translate into perks, which you can use for anything from discounts on some of their cosmetics and skincare brands to early access to new products and exclusive order options. These are all at Beauty Bay’s discretion, so whether or not it’s worth it depends on the specific perk, which is subject to change.

With Level 1, each pound you spend equals five points. For Level 2 and 3 you’ll get eight and ten points respectively.

You start at Level 1 as soon as you join, but Level 2 requires 1,250 points, and Level 3 requires 3,250 points. You’ll also need to obtain 2,000 and 5,000 points for Level 2 and 3 respectively within a 12 month period, to stay at your membership level.

While this is an interesting way to save money at Beauty Bay you should keep in mind that you can only earn points on non-discounted products.

Flash Sales on Social Media

It’s worth keeping an eye on Beauty Bay’s social media profiles – you’ll find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube – for discounts you won’t find published on their website. We spotted this huge 20% off code in our feed not long after following Beauty Bay.

We spotted this huge 20% off discount code published in a Facebook ad after we liked Beauty Bay’s page.

Get Free Shipping

Even though Beauty Bay’s shipping prices are rather cheap (we’re talking $2 for tracked shipping to the US, for example), you could still save and get it for free. What’s important  to know here is that free shipping isn’t available everywhere, and the amount of money you’ll need to spend to get a product shipped for free varies by destination.

For example, for shoppers in the US, spending $50 gets you free tracking and 3-7 working days for delivery. Spending $150 gets you DHL Express delivery within 1-3 working days, and access to the DHL OnDemand tracking system. Canada, on the other hand, doesn’t get free delivery, regardless of how much you spend.

UK shoppers will benefit most, since the store is UK-based, with free tracked delivery when you spend over 25 pounds and free next-day delivery on orders over 80 pounds. If you don’t shop too often and buy more things at once, this is a great way to save money at Beauty Bay.

Get the Haul Pass

If you want unlimited next-day delivery for a whole year, you can pay 9.95 GBP and get the Haul Pass. There’s no minimum on the orders, so you’ll be saving on delivery fees for as long as you have the Haul pass!

Frequently Asked Questions About Shopping at Beauty Bay

Are Beauty Bay Returns Free?

Not exactly. While if you return an item completely sealed and unused within 14 days of receipt, you do get a full refund for the price you paid for it, but delivery charges are paid the customer.

How Long Does Beauty Bay Take to Deliver?

Beauty Bay’s shipping is quick, but it depends on where you’re located. Here is an estimated range for some of their delivery times for both UK shoppers, and those outside the UK.

UK:

  • Tracked: 2-3 days after dispatch
  • Next-Day: 1 day if ordered before 11 PM
  • Nominated Day: You have a 14-day window to choose from

Non-UK:

  • Saver: 5-7 working days (no tracking)
  • Tracked: 3-10 working days (with tracking)
  • Express: 1-3 working days

Delivery times will vary depending on where you’re located, but you’ll get an estimate when you’re ordering.

Does Beauty Bay Accept Afterpay or Klarna?

Beauty Bay doesn’t accept Afterpay, but they do accept Klarna, which is another “pay later” solution. When you’re checking out, you can select “Pay later with Klarna” as a payment method, and then place your order. You don’t have to create a Klarna account for this.

Then, you have a range of 30 days to pay for your order if you’re in the UK, or 14 days to pay if you’re in any other country. If you’re returning any of the items you bought, that will be reflected on the Klarna statement.

If you’re in the U.S., you can also pay in four equal installments, provided you order a minimum value of $100. The payments are every two weeks, with the first one being when you order your items.

Does Beauty Bay Have Next Day Delivery?

Yes, you can order items from Beauty Bay with next-day delivery if you’re in the UK. You do need to have the order placed by 11 PM, and the deliveries are from 7 AM until 8 PM. You also get tracking on your order and an ETA notification 2 hours before the order is delivered.

Next-day delivery in the UK is a 4.95-pound additional charge to your order, but if you spend more than 80 pounds on Beauty Bay, you can get it for free.

Where is Beauty Bay Located?

Beauty Bay is located in the UK, and that’s where they ship their products from.