Ooh - funny coloured plastic money!!
Right - so armed with my $15 I headed out with a few rules.
#1 - I had to buy a minimum of 5 items
#2 - I had to buy things that were discounted/on sale
#3 - I had to buy things that I would actually use or really wanted to try
#4 - I could buy anything beauty or items that I had received in previous boxes
#5 - I had to get as close to $15 as possible without going over budget.
So ... let's go shopping! I'll admit I had a ball. Rummaging through clearance bins. Looking for items on sale. Comparing items store to store. Like the boxes ... I had no idea on what I was going to get! The hardest part was staying on budget. I saw a lot of gorgeous items but it would have put me way over budget if I'd purchased them all.
Here's what I ended up with ...
Fruit and Nut Picnic [on nom nom] - $1.00 [was $1.80]
Lipton English Breakfast Tea Bags - $2.11 [was $3.67]
Face of Australia Polish Remover - 93c [was $3.93]
Pomegranate and Grapefruit Bath Bomb - 99c [was $3.99]
Lemon and Lime Bath Bomb - 99c [was $3.99]
Lux Body Wash Tahitian Escape - $2.99 [was $5.49]
Face of Australia Polish in Angel Baby - $2.90 [was $6.45]
Peel off Masque - $2.99 [was $3.98]
Total Spent - $14.90
Total Full Price Value - $33.30
Total Savings - $18.40
I'm quite pleased with myself and I definitely managed to hit all 5 of the criteria I set myself and at least I know that this time my $15 has gone towards products I'll actually use! That delicious picnic has already gone ... mmmmmmmm!
If you have the time I highly recommend trying this for yourself. Pick a mall that has a lot of selection and go for it! I'd love to see what you end up with!