This deal is a classic example of how, if you do your research, you can score significant savings. Let’s take a look:
So, the deal is that right now at Soap.com, you can use coupon code BEAUTY30 for 30% off a single item in the Beauty category (that is: Hair Care, Bath/Body, Skin Care, Makeup/Fragrance), for a savings of up to $30. Pretty sweet, right? Well, I felt like surely there was some sort of brand exclusion on that, so in fooling around with the coupon I tried it on a GHD flat iron (my personal flat iron which I love and cuddle and call George) to see if it worked. And it did! So I thought, hey, score! With the coupon, the GHD iron came down to about $120, which is pretty good.
But then I checked Amazon—as one does—and their current price on that iron is $95. So the Soap.com deal isn’t as good as I originally thought. Oh, well.
Next I tried it on a high-end blowdryer; with the coupon, Soap’s price on the Amika Ionic Tourmaline dryer comes down to about $118. The same hairdryer is currently $278 (!!!) at Amazon for reasons which are unclear (maybe that particular one is actually coated in platinum?), but a quick check reveals the lowest it’s ever been at Amazon is $132. Ergo, with the coupon, Soap’s deal is excellent. (I mean, if you’re in the market for a really expensive hairdryer.)
The takeaway? If you’re looking for a high-end beauty item, this coupon may be a great way to score a deal. But do your price research before you buy.