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Inside Deals (Aug 7th, 2019)

1. Ulta Beauty is taking up to 50% off of its best-selling beauty products online today, August 7, only. Items on sale span every category, ranging from skincare, makeup, and hair to tools. Through this sale you can, for example, purchase this $54 Estée Lauder DayWear Matte Gel Creme for $27, this $27 Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel for $16.20, or pick up the $45 Tarteist PRO Glow & Blush Palette for $27.

  • Product: Ulta's best selling beauty products
  • Deal: Up to 50% off
  • How to buy: Purchase from Ulta Beauty
  • Source: Refinery 29
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2. Rent the Runway is currently offering $100 off when you purchase a 60-day trial membership of their Unlimited package. With this plan, you can rent and swap unlimited women's designer styles for 60-days, complete with free shipping, dry cleaning, members-only discounts, and styling assistance. Normally, a one-month membership costs $159, so two months would be about $318. With this discount, however, you can purchase two months for $218, which is the price of owning just one of many of these designer styles, when you use code BUZZFEEDXRTR. This sale will last through August 16. 

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3. Upcycling: Upcycling is essentially the new and improved version of recycling. It's a frugal living trend in which you don't just re-use items you already own, but you use your creativity to upgrade them, sometimes transforming them into something else entirely. You can upcycle pretty much anything. For instance, regular readers might remember the Instagram account, Upcycle That, which I once highlighted in a Follow Friday feature. Upcycle That features examples of normal things just lying around the house that people have converted into something beautiful, such as, for example, transforming an old bottle of whiskey into a bathroom light. However, you can also upcycle clothes, furniture, and more. For example, editor Erica Chan Coffman's Honestly WTF blog shows readers how to upcycle their clothes and accessories into the kind of designer outfits one sees on the runway. It's a fun, creative, and sustainable way to save money that you may want to look into yourself.

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4. Readers can fly roundtrip to Mexico City for as low as $200 through Aeromar, Aeromexico, American, Delta, Interjet, JetBlue, United, and Volaris. Normally, such flights cost up to $500, so you're potentially saving $300. This deal applies to a number of cities across the coasts and in-between, ranging from Boston to Santa Ana, California, and Chicago. To check in a bag, readers must pay an extra $60 roundtrip.

  • Product: Roundtrip flights to Mexico City
  • Dates: September 2019 through May 2020, including Día de Los Muertos (Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2019) and Thanksgiving.
  • Deal: Up to 60% off
  • How to buy: Use this sample Google Flights search, and adjust dates/cities accordingly.
  • Source: Scott's Cheap Flights
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5. Amazon has taken $250 off of the Google Pixel Slate 12.3-inch 2-in-1 tablet. It normally sells for $799, but the online retailer is currently offering the Google tablet/laptop hybrid for $549 while offering free tech support to boot. You can also get the same deal over at Best Buy with free shipping.

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6. Walmart is selling $50 Chipotle gift cards for $45, and $25 Chipotle gift cards for $22.50. - WALMART ($50 for $45 / $25 for $22.50)

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7. Disney announced it will be selling a bundle package of its three streaming services -Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ - for $12.99 a month starting on November 12th. This bundle is valued at about $18, so this is a 27% discount that is also about the same price as, or cheaper than, services offered by competitors Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. - ARS TECHNICA

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8. The Home Depot is taking up to 55% off select work boots from brands like Timberland, DEWALT, Wolverine, and more today, August 7, only. - THE HOME DEPOT

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9. Thanks to a copyright law "quirk," you can download millions of books published before 1964 in the public domain for free. Find out how to access these books through this VICE piece. - VICE

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10. ASOS is taking up to 40% off new-season styles for women. - ASOS

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I hope you like the deals I've found for you in today's edition! Just so you know, Inside.com might collect something in return from the links on this page but that in no way affects the offers I pass along.

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Written and curated by Inside Dev and Inside Deals Editor Sheena Vasani, a freelance journalist based in California. Proficient in Javascript and Ruby. Got my start at Dev Bootcamp and Thinkful.

Editor: Bobby Cherry (senior editor at Inside, who’s always on social media).

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