Thursday, November 3, 2016

(UPDATED) Hot New Holiday Value Sets at Tarte Starting as Low as $5 (Free Shipping and a Deluxe Sample with All Orders)


Thanks so much to readers @juliaou and Sasha K. for the tips about this one!

In case you haven't heard, Tarte has lowered their free shipping threshold for the holidays from $40 to $25 (yay) plus, as always, you get your choice of a free sample at checkout.

UPDATE #1: I'm hearing from several of you who are getting free shipping on your orders without a code (thank you to all of the commentors below for that)! If for any reason you are NOT, just enter code TEXTSHIP to receive free shipping on your order (no minimum required). I do not know when this code will expire. (Thank you to readers @erinod15 and @elyy_x2 for the tips about that code!)

UPDATE #2: thanks to several of you for the tip that if you have a Tarte account (free to join here), you will have the option to choose a FREE deluxe tarteist mascara or setting powder with ANY order. This should appear in your cart at checkout.

To go with this, Tarte has unleashed lots of new Holiday 2016 value sets for $5, $10, $12, etc. You can view all of them HERE (at the top of the page, select "Stocking Stuffers").

NOTABLE SETS:

limited-edition sparkle & shine lip & glow pros - $12
This set (pictured above) contains a FULL-SIZE Amazonian clay 12-hour highlighter and a FULL-SIZE LipSurgence lip tint. As @juliaou pointed out, a full-size highlighter alone retails for $28 at Sephora! That is a crazy deal.

limited-edition kiss & tell lip & cheek duo - $12
This set contains a FULL-SIZE airblush maracuja blush and a FULL-SIZE LipSurgence lip gloss. For $12! Those blushes originally retailed for $26 but they now on sale for $13 on the Tarte website. So basically you're getting the full-size LipSurgence lip gloss for free.

DISCOUNT CODE:

Code M4VPA8ER5A is active right now for 15% off your order, but it does NOT apply to the new sets (and you also cannot stack codes, but that shouldn't matter if you already are getting free shipping without a code, or you're ordering more than $25 because you get free shipping anyway). You can see if the code will apply by looking at the item listing. If the listing says "Please note this item is not eligible for discounts or promotions" in pink, then you cannot use the discount code. Most if not all of the items on the SALE PAGE HERE are NOT EXCLUDED from this code, in case you want anything on that page!

Thanks again, @juliaou and Sasha K, for the hot tips!
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51 comments

  1. Hi G. Great tip. I got the set with the highlighter plus the empty magnatized palette which was reviewed highly. Able to use the code for the palette. Yea. Thank you.

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    1. Fantastic, Dena! So happy to help, and enjoy your new goodies!! xo

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    2. Darn! I was gonna do the same and that code didn't work on the palette for me.

      I also thought Sephora carried that palette, but I don't see it on their website. I was gonna get it during the VIB sale :(

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    3. Okay, scratch my previous comment. I just realized we were talking about different palettes :P My bad!

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  2. Argh. AdBlock Pro for Chrome thinks your links are ads/spam and won't open them, even when right-clicking. :( Wonder if this is also related to your Twitter issue? Stupid browsers... Give us G's links!

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    1. The two issues are completely unrelated, but thanks! In addition to blocking the ads on my blog, adblocking software can sometimes block affiliate links on websites (not just on my blog). Ads and affiliate links help to support what I do here. I'm in no way asking you to disable your ad blocking software when you visit my site, but I just want to let you know that if you do choose to disable when you're here, those links will work. Thanks!

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  3. Thanks so much for the heads up! I picked up 3 of the $5 smooch & wink sets for stocking stuffers. And used the free ship code. Also, topcashback is 10% back right now.

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  4. I was able to add the scrublet and the smooch and wink set and my total was 12.00, it automatically gave me free shipping without having to enter the code for it! Added the code for 15% instead and paid 10 for both items with free ship! This was a nice little purchase to satisfy my wanting to spend while still saving and scoring nice goodies! Thank you G :)

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    1. Wow! I didn't get free shipping on any of those sets without the code, and I also couldn't get the 15% off code to work on any of the new sets. That's crazy!! I will go back in and try again. Thank you!

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  5. I am very confused about the highlighter set. I know it says both are full size but I'm having a hard time believing that. I hope it's not a typo. If it is, there will be a lot of upset people. I ordered it though so fingers crossed because that's an amazing deal! Thank you!

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    1. I don't THINK it's a typo since the other set I mentioned also contains two full-size products for $12. But if it is and you're unhappy with it once you get it, they do offer free returns. :)

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  6. The tarte highlighter is not the same as the one Sephora has, it is a new rose gold shade in the set

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    1. I never said it was--I just said that a full size highlighter (in general) is $28 at Sephora. Hope that clears it up! :)

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  7. Thanks G!!! Another great tip. Was able to pick up a bunch of the $5 sets. They make great little gifts and stocking stuffers!

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  8. You can't use the free shipping code on new bundle items. Sad day

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    1. It worked just fine for me (and others here in the comments) on the new sets! I tested it before I added to the post. :)

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  9. That highlighter is a great deal! I'm not finding any swatches though, has anyone seen a swatch of the highlight shade?

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    1. It's a new limited edition shade, so probably no swatches yet online. :)

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  10. Money is tight right now and I'm saving my pennies for the VIB sale, so I wound up just getting the $5 set with the tarte lash paint mascara and lippie. I've been dying to try that mascara, and for $5 with free shipping, I'll take it. I know I probably could have held out longer and gotten it as a GWP or a freebie from Sephora, but meh. I'd rather pay $5, get it now, and know by the time the gifting season rolls around if I want a full sized tube (hint hint family who might be reading this).

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    1. Good thinking! And just in case it's not a freebie after the VIB sale, at least you'll have it and know if you like it. :)

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  11. PS - the CVS black friday ad leaked, and there's a few great beauty specials in there!

    https://www.bfads.net/stores/cvs/ads/black-friday/page-1#viewer

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    1. Thanks! Bfads sent me the info about that and also the Belk Black Friday ad (which is now up on their site) yesterday and soooo many good deals! I won't be posting about those individually though, because I'll be putting them all in my usual Black Friday/Cyber Monday round-up, which I can't believe I'm already working on so early this year! Lol!

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    2. I figured as much, but just in case ... and I know! I cant believe I'm already talking about black friday shopping! LOL

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  12. Yay! Got a lip and cheek duo. I like Tarte Amazonian clay blush, but have never tried the maracuja or the lip gloss. Win! Thank you!!!!

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  13. I got the lip scrub and the $5 sets and ordered the lip scrub and highlighter sets for my mom. My account had a free deluxe sample (your choice of tarteist mascara or setting powder) so I got that too!

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    1. Thank you!! I need to update my post about that free deluxe sample (wasn't there last night when I tested it)! xo

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  14. Even the $5 set ships for free (with the lip gloss and deluxe mascara) and then at check out I could add another deluxe mascara as a free gift.

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    1. OMG, nothing shipped free without the code last night when I posted! Thank you!!

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  15. G big question I know on trendmood1 instagram page she said its the vib rouge, then the vib sale then the beauty insider December more details. Do you know what they do for beauty insiders or if they do anything at all? I shop at Sephora alot but unfortunately never been interested in joining their beauty program because it wasn't as interesting as ulta's

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    1. Hey Sharde! OK first of all, you should join the Beauty Insider program. It's free, and it will enable you to earn points for free products in the future. They're deluxe samples, but still FREE and you always have several choices (you can check out the Rewards Bazaar here to see current points rewards: http://bit.ly/2fLdf7X). If you're shopping there ANYWAY, you may as well get more freebies, right? And then you may also hit VIB or Rouge, which gives you even more freebies because you'll get access to codes that are only for VIB/Rouge members. So definitely join if you can.

      As for a Beauty Insider perk in December, I know nothing about that yet. Maybe they have plans to give Beauty Insiders a 10% discount at some point? No idea. But again, you won't get that if you're not signed up, so do consider joining! :)

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    2. Don't forget signing up guarantees you get at LEAST one awesome freebie a year, no purchase required - the beloved Sephora birthday gift!!!!

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  16. I signed up for an account with tarte and tried logging out/back in but I still could not find the deluxe freebie??

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    1. Oh gosh, I am so sorry to hear that! Maybe it was a limited time promo and they ran out? I have no idea. All I know is that several readers (in the comments above and on my social media) said that they had the deluxe freebie option when they signed into their accounts, and they saw it in their carts. Maybe you have to spend a certain amount though? Can you tell me how much you had in your cart when you tried? Thanks!

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    2. I had 17$ worth, I'm going to try to add more and see if that works!
      - UPDATE - I tried adding more and still no freebie :(

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  17. Ok the shipping code works now, but I am a tarte member and its not giving me a additonal sample. why me!!?!

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    1. I'm wondering if you have to order a certain amount to get the deluxe freebie?? Can you tell me how much you had in your cart? Thanks!

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    2. You have to have spent a certain amount in the past at Tarte's site. I barely hit it with my last two orders and a pop up window told me I had reached the "deluxe gift" status. When I bought just the $5 kit this time, it gave me the choice of mascara or setting powder. Hope this helps!

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  19. The code for free shipping shows that it works, but then when I've input all my info and hit "place order" it keeps giving me a message that my shipping and/or billing address is invalid. :( Maybe the code isn't supposed to work for us Canadians?? Confused and frustrated!

    Regardless of my difficulties with their site, I so appreciate how up-to-date you keep me on good deals, thank you!!

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  20. Grabbed that $12 highlighter set (it's soooo pretty) and got my free deluxe mascara, free sample and free shipping, and 5% cash back on ebates! Thanks so much for posting about this, G!!

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  21. I did two separate orders cause I couldn't resist! I got the highlighter set and the $5 set and got free shipping! I got the scrublet and magnetic palette in the second one and it was $21 shipped and it also let me get Two samples!!! Thank you so much

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  22. Not getting the freebies either. :( Still excited by the sets though!

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  23. I think you get the freebie if you have enough "tarte tokens". You get one token for every dollar you spend at tarte.com and you can earn additional tokens for doing reviews. You need 100 tokens to get a deluxe sample.

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    1. Odd, because I don't think I've spent $100 for 100 tokens before, but I was able to get a deluxe sample.

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  24. just got the highlight and lip duo for my friend im so excited and i used ebates for the first time! but my free item selection was different however i dont mind :)

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  25. Does anyone know if the daygleam highlighter (in the highlighter and lipsurgence kit) is suitable for fair to light skin tones? Thank you :)

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    1. I'm in the light to light medium range right now due to a summer tan but I'm normally very fair. I think the lip gloss will be fine. The highlighter is gorgeous. It may look more like a blush on you but I think it will be very pretty. I'm probably going to wear it as a blush. Its a great deal with both of these full sized for $12.

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  26. I got the set you posted above today, the highlighter in day glean and the lipsurgence and they are indeed fullsized.

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