June 17, 2021

Why and how I’ve paid back hundreds of Band of Beauty Memberships!

If you’re here cos you followed a link for FREE Charcoal Mask and Overnight Resurfacing Peel you’re in the right place – this is how I get them to you for free when you place an order! Just read on! The links here are affiliate links – and the commission I make is how I get you the products for free 🙂

Firstly, what is a “Band of Beauty membership”?

Good question! Band of Beauty is the customer reward program for Beautycounter, a CA based skincare and makeup brand I’ve worked with as an affiliate/consultant for the last 3 years.  Think Amazon Prime or Nordstrom Rewards… you get 10% credit back, some free shipping, and some freebies. And with no strings attached, like Prime there’s no need to shop ever again after buying it, just benefits if and when you do.

What does it cost?

Exactly, whenever anyone says ‘you get a free product’, or ‘free breakfast’ at a hotel I think … free or included? Cos those are different. That’s where I personally decided to make it fully free for people. Beautycounter charges $29 for the membership which is great considering what you get, but I decided to start paying it back for people out of the affiliate commission I make to help out.

How do you do that?

Whenever anything is free or there are added extras I like to know exactly how it works and why – that’s part of transparency to me. So as this is (in part) me offering this one, here’s how it works! 

The short how to:

  1. You place an order over $100 HERE and then add Band of Beauty to your cart
  2. Make sure you see shipping move to “free” and a free gift of a charcoal mask and peel jump in your cart. 
  3. Accept terms and conditions in your email.
  4. Send me your order details HERE and on the same form choose between a PayPal Cashback from me or me sending you a product for the same amount – maybe a sunscreen or a beauty blender or a charcoal bar. 9/10 people choose cash but some people like an extra mystery gift! 
  5. Receive your order, the free set with it, the $29 back from me, and 10% back in credit (or currently 20% through 6/21) from Beautycounter.

What do you the customer get?

This brilliant set to the right is about a 4- 6 month supply of their overnight resurfacing peel (my top product they sell) and charcoal mask. It’s the go to combo for hormonal breakouts but also just to brightening dull skin. There are so many ways they can help and they tend to work for most skin types so they’re fairly universally loved!

You also get 10% back in credit on every order for the year, and free shipping on any order over $100. There’s no auto renewal but you get to opt to renew after a year, and get another gift.

How do I pay it back to you the customer?

As a constant or affiliate with any company I make a commission. I’m an affiliate for so many companies and they pay a commission to any affiliate between 3% and 20% usually. Beautycounter is a lot more work (that I love) than just adding links, and the commission rate is a bit higher which means I get to give that back to you in ways I can’t with say, Stasher Bag or Boody clothing affiliate links!

When I first signed up as a consultant, I saw their Band of Beauty membership and realised that because I get commission I could pay for it for people – or rather refund it, you have to add it to the order then I pay it back. So that means yes sometimes I don’t make any money on an order but that’s ok!! We’re all in this together.  I love getting to gift this to people to keep their purchases cheaper and easier year round. That’s a massive way I can help. And that’s a gift of this job!


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