Get down to your local Boots this week if you want to make the most of some recession-busting bargains that could see you looking good for less.
From Thursday, November 20, 2008, until Sunday, November 23 inclusive, you'll find 1,000 points (worth £10 to spend in-store) added to your Boots Advantage Card when you spend £50 or more. Spend £100 and you'll gain 2,000 points.
And one of the goodies you could be buying, which would also save money as a great Christmas present, is Elle Macpherson's Take Me On A Journey Vanity Case, which is available for half-price – £17.50 – from Friday, November 21, 2008 to Thursday, November 27.
Available exclusively from larger Boots or www.boots.com – while stocks last – it contains Start The Day body wash, 200ml; Ultimate Moisture Body Butter, 475ml; Release The Day Bath Soak, 75ml; The Replenishing Hand Cream, 50ml; Sweet Lime Solid Perfume, 10ml; 10 Gentle Travel Wipes; a 4-way Nail File And Buffer; and Pumice, all wrapped up in an animal-friendly faux-leather case.
While you're there, grab a pot of Aqueous Cream from the pharmacy. We've raved about this product before – a generic all-purpose cream that can be used as a moisturiser, cleanser, emollient in the shower, shaving aid and lip balm.
And now everyone else seems to be cottoning on to its multi-purpose marvellousness because it's apparently become one of Boots' top-selling products since the credit crunch started to bite. At £3.99 for 500g, it could be the best beauty bargain you'll bag all winter.