Today I decided to head over to Queens to visit Sally’s Beauty Supply. There is currently a “buy 2, get 1 free sale” on nail polish. I wanted to try and get some China Glaze and Orly polishes I had been lemming. Here’s what I got:
While I like my new polishes, I did have a slight problem at the store. I chose 6 polishes, thinking that I would pay for 4 and get 2 for free. I spotted Ever Burgundy in the clearance section for $1.99 and decided to get that as well. After the cashier rang me up, I was quite surprised to find that my bill was a few dollars more than I had estimated. I looked at my receipt, went back and asked about the higher charge. It turns out that the reduced price Orly, the one that was $1.99, was counted in the sale as a regular item. I thought that the full priced items were the ones I could get a discount on. I ended up paying for 4 Orlys and 1 China Glaze. The clearance sale polish was the one that was free.
To be honest, I think this was a little sneaky on Sally’s part. I am not blaming the cashier at all. I am talking about the business. I spent 4 years working in retail. Whenever an item went on clearance, it was treated as a separate item. It was never included in any sales or promotions we did. I thought that I could get 6 polishes as part of the sale, then get the reduced price polish for what it was advertised. If I had known that this was going to happen, I would not have gotten Ever Burgundy. I only bought it because I thought that it was only $1.99. When I went back to her to ask about it, she was very professional and courteous. The customer service at the Queens location is top notch.
Anyway, I do feel a little burned by that. I will recover by showing you the lip products I bought. I did get my actual discount on the Beautique pencils (buy 2 get 1 free):
If you guys go shopping, have fun! Just be sure to ring up the clearance items you buy separately so you won’t fall into the same trap I did. 😦