Monday, December 26, 2011

LUSH sale: Good news, bad news

The good news is that LUSH’s annual post-Christmas buy-one-get-one-free sale started at midnight Pacific time today. The bad news?  As it stands at the time of this post, it’s not really that exciting.

Last year I cleaned up on BOGO holiday gift sets, even before you factor in the two free Christmas Stars they sent me because they were out of non-French packaging. This morning, 10 hours into the sale, there are no gift sets listed on the sale page — just a handful of bubble bars, a couple of bath bombs, two lip tints, two soaps and a few (empty) wraps. Eleven products in all. The holiday gift sets are either missing from the site or listed as sold out. I even checked the Canadian site — same selection.



There may have been some gift sets on sale to begin with, but I didn’t hop on the computer at exactly 11 p.m. my time to check it out. Last year things didn’t sell out right away, so I didn’t think it would be necessary. I may have been proven wrong. (Even in the 15 minutes since I placed my order and started this blog post, the Cinders bath bomb has sold out, which I totally don’t get. Golden Wonder is so much better.)

Of course, that doesn’t mean I didn’t pick anything up. At checkout, for every sale item you’ve selected, you get to pick out another item free. (The item selection is the same as the sale item list except that the lip tints aren’t included.) Let’s just say there are a whole lot of Golden Wonder bath bombs and Ruby Red Slippers bubble bars headed for the AK.

Lesson: If you want to shop the LUSH post-Christmas sale, don’t dilly-dally. I don’t know if they’ll be adding more items (I feel like they did last year, but I could just be imagining that out of disappointment), but if you’re in the market for a Snow Fairy lip tint or a bar of Snowcake, now’s the time to grab them and get a little something extra at the same time.

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