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Friday, November 6, 2015

The HSN $20 off $40 Coupon is BACK! (and Black Friday Previews)

I want to thank several of you for the tip about this new coupon code. If you haven't heard yet, IT'S BACK! The famous $20 off $40 coupon for first-time HSN customers (enter code 150136 at checkout) applies to beauty products as well as most everything else on the HSN site and that means you can get $20 off your $40+ purchases from Too Faced, Lancome, Benefit, Smashbox, Beca, Beauty Blender, and more. PLUS free shipping on many, many of these items.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any questions about this coupon and how to use it, please see my FAQs at the bottom of this post.

But first, I want to quickly mention that HSN also just posted their Black Friday preview:

The HSN Black Friday beauty previews are now up HERE and they are all available for purchase now (and I believe you can use the $20 off $40 code with these; please correct me if I'm wrong--I didn't test the code with any of these Black Friday previews yet). After a quick glance at these beauty deals, I noticed that some of the prices aren't lower than other retailers for some of the sets from Benefit, etc., but the draw here is that many of them are on flex-pay with free shipping.


1) Now through 11/30/2015, you can enter code 150136 on the HSN site to receive $20 off your $40 purchase sitewide (excludes Today's Specials, This Day Only offers and clearance). This code is only valid for first-time customers, so you may want to consider asking a friend or family member to order for you if you're already an HSN customer (the savings are definitely worth asking for a favor!). The fine print on this code is listed at the bottom of this post.

2) You can use this code with your purchase of one $40+ item, or multiple items that add up to at least $40. Consider purchasing items from this list of the beauty items that ship for free, to maximize your savings.

3) I've posted about this code numerous times over the years, and one great way to use it is to get the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette or Semi-Sweet palette for $29 + free shipping (regularly $49). All Too Faced items HERE ship for free right now, and that includes the Holiday 2015 sets, which you can certainly use with this coupon. Another idea: use this coupon toward the Lancome Cushion Foundation and get it for $26.50 + free shipping (regularly $46.50). Another idea? Get the Becca The One Perfecting Brush for $29 + free shipping (regularly $49).

4) You will not be able to enter this code at checkout until the very last step BEFORE you actually place your order. You will see the box to enter the code on that last page before submitting your order.

5) After you place your order, you may see on your bank statement or PayPal statement that HSN is reserving the full price (no discount) for your order. Within less than 24 hours the price will adjust and the adjusted price is what you will actually be charged. I'm not sure why there's this glitch, but I hear about this every time I post about this code, and I have never heard from anyone who was charged the full price if they entered the code and the code was accepted (the website will let you know that the code has been accepted and you'll see the discount applied in your order total when you submit your order).

6) If for some reason the code doesn't work for you (and you're a first-time customer following the guidelines as listed in the fine print below), first clear your browser's cache and try again. Second, make sure that the code box is completely empty before you enter code. Third, if you're on a mobile device, try purchasing from a desktop. If you're on a desktop and it's not working, try accessing from a mobile device. These tips have all been suggested, and used, by readers in the past, so hopefully they'll work for you too!

7) HSN is a trusted site that is also a home shopping television network that has been around for decades. They work directly with brands and often have brand founders and representatives appear on-air for demos. The beauty products available for purchase at HSN are 100% legitimate.


Coupon 150136 is a multi-item offer and is valid for new HSN customers only. This coupon is valid for $20 off your next order of $40 or more from HSN TV, HSN2,, HSN Mobile or HSN Shop By Remote (where available). Coupon number is non-transferable and can only be used once by its recipient. Coupons must be applied when order is placed. Excludes shipping & handling, sales tax, Today's Special, This Day Only offers, and clearance items and can only be applied to the first shipment of AutoShip items. The use of this coupon may disqualify the order from inclusion in other promotional offers or discounts. Coupons cannot be applied to or combined with other coupons. Coupon is not valid for Charitable Contributions, HSN Gift Cards or Wines and Alcohol, DoorBusters, Samsung Large Appliances, Dyson Products, Electronics and Gaming, iRobot Roomba 880. We reserve the right to cancel orders when unexpected coupon system errors occur or in the case of abuse, misuse or fraud in connection with the coupon number. Offer is valid 11/1/2015 - 11/30/2015. Coupon Expires on 11/30/2015 at 11:59 PM ET.

I hope this helps, and thanks again to everyone who took the time to let me know about this new coupon. If you have any questions NOT covered in my FAQs, please comment below and I'll do my best to help.


  1. Does the coupon code only work once because it recognizes e-mail/accounts or your actual card number? Could I use a different e-mail/account with a card I've already purchased with?

  2. Thanks for posting this! I used this last time and it worked great but this time I can't seem to find where on earth to put the code. In your instructions it said to wait til the last page but I couldn't find it anywhere. Then I contacted QVC through their live chat and they told me they don't ever have a place to put this because they don't have codes. I know for a fact that they do because I used your code last time myself! Can you advise?

  3. Girl, I'm going to say it...I'm retarded. I went through all of your instructions carefully but I went to the wrong site. Forgive me...and please laugh because I definitely am :)

  4. Current coupon code 158800 worked for $10 off $20 for existing customers. Worked with both of my emails. No guarantees but it might work if you are an existing customer.

  5. Just bought the Real Cheeky Party Holiday Blush Palette by Benefit for $22! I've never tried Benefit cosmetics so I'm super excited to receive it in the mail. Thanks!

  6. I went for The Chocolate Bar, which I've wanted for quite some time. This was just the kind of deal I've been waiting for!

  7. I already have a HSN account but I haven't made a purchase since I made it a few months ago. Would I still qualify?

  8. HI @Kyleigh Montgomery - I've actually used the New Member Code twice. I just used a different credit card AND a different email address, and it worked just fine. (I used one in 2014 and one in 2015) I bought both Chocolate Bar Palettes with the codes.

  9. Just bought the Becca Ombre Nudes palette for $21.75 total ! Half off with the coupon code, plus free shipping :)

  10. I was able to buy the Too Faced Chocolate Bar for $29 with free shipping and no taxes added. Plus I was able to purchase it on flexpay, so I'll be paying it in four payments!! Thank you so much for posting G!


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