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Clinique Bonus Time | The Beauty Event You Need To Know About

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Clinique has always been one of my favourite skincare brands. Their Bonus Time has been running for years and I’ve been taking advantage of it for that long too. If you haven’t heard of the beauty event yet or dabbled much with their products, don’t worry. This post should tell you everything you need to know.


Bonus Time is only really relevant if you like Clinique products enough to purchase them in the first place. Obviously, I do, and so to start, I thought I’d recommend three of my favourites.


I recently featured the Clinique liquid facial soap in my high-end cleansers to watch post. I won’t go into it again here in too much detail, but it’s been a staple in my skincare drawer for years. It’s part of a 3-step routine but I tend to buy it as a stand-alone product. Although, I do also rate their 3-step toner.

If you’re in the market for a new cleanser and haven’t tried this before, I can’t recommend it enough. I use the mild version, but if you visit their counter to get a skin evaluation, they’ll recommend the right one for you.


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This is my favourite moisturiser of all time. Its gel consistency is refreshing and the product sinks into the skin immediately. I use it regularly because I love the way it makes my skin look. Its hydrating benefits leave it looking more plump and dewy.

If it’s a little out of your budget for everyday use though, it is one of those highly effective products that you can use as and when you need it. Honestly, it’s basically a miracle worker for dehydrated skin.


I sometimes use this as a pre-moisturiser when I’m feeling a little bougie. Honestly, you probably don’t need this as well as the 72 hour and I would recommend that more highly, but it is great in its own right.

It makes a really beneficial skincare step before applying cream moisturiser or night cream.

Clinique Bonus Time Minatures
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So onto the good stuff: How to get your hands on six free miniature Clinique products.

Bonus Time seems to run regularly throughout the year. They alternate where they’re offering it, so I’ve noticed it popping up at concessions such as House of Fraser and Debenhams. I recently got mine at Boots which is where I prefer to shop (hello advantage points- I’m currently at around £70). However, it’s just moved over to John Lewis which is where you can find it right now.

Clinique Bonus Time is a scheme in which you receive a six-piece gift with two qualifying purchases (one to be skincare). Subject to availability, you can pick your own six from a choice of nine (but unfortunately no duplicates). Most of the freebies are miniatures, but the choices tend to feature lipsticks and a blush which obviously both last really well.


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Now, the skincare hoarder in me used to purchase two Clinique products for the freebies regardless of whether or not I needed them (because obviously, I didn’t already have enough product). The value of the freebies doesn’t justify the £50+ you’re going to have to drop in order to make a qualifying purchase. Unless of course, you need something. It does, however, provide a great incentive to buy during the Bonus Times. As I mentioned, they run them through different stores so when I have needed a Clinique top up, I’ve never had to wait too long for another to roll around.

The miniatures on offer are amazing in order to trial different products properly. Last time I asked for a sample, I was given a sachet which allowed one use- so these miniatures last a couple of weeks, enough to form a proper impression. They also make fantastic travel products. I store the cleansers and moisturises for holidays so that I don’t have to take full products or decant.

Finally, if I’ve sold you on Bonus Time (I’m acutely aware that this sounds like a sponsored post, but to be clear, it isn’t, I just really rate the brand and offer), then make sure you choose wisely. Naturally, try out the products that appeal to you, but also keep in mind that the lipsticks and bronzer will last you much longer than the miniature skincare.

If you have any other Clinique recommendations, be sure to send them my way!

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  • Reply Grace Louise

    Ohhh I love Clinique products so much!! x

    Grace Louise ||

    August 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Amita

    The Liquid facial soap is one of my all time favourite products! I love the Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing gel as well xx

    August 16, 2019 at 10:24 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Mine too! I haven’t used that in a while but my teenage skin got on with it amazingly! x

      August 18, 2019 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Sophie Naylor

    I think you may have converted me to a Clinique lover! Definitely going to be purchasing a few products after reading this post x

    August 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Hopefully! I’m sure you won’t regret it- I love their skincare x

      August 18, 2019 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Melissa Kacar

    Clinique makes so many amazing products! I love that they offer gift bags full of travel sized products to try instead of buying full sized! One time I got a mini acne remover that ended up helping my skin so much and became a must have skincare item! I also once got a full sized red lipstick in one of these gift bags that became my absolute favorite lipstick in my collection! Its such a great way to test out multiple new products at once! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    August 17, 2019 at 5:35 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I love that they offer minis too, I recently bought one for a family member as a gift because I think they’re just fab introductions to the brand! I’m so glad that you like Clinique as much as I do! x

      August 18, 2019 at 11:59 am
  • Reply Nancy

    Oh man!! Clinique makes such great products and LOVE their bonuses!! Their samples really last. Their moisture surge line really makes a huge difference. Though, I am not sure how effective the concentrate was for me. Thanks for sharing this haul! I really liked their charcoal masks – have you tried them out?

    Nancy ♥

    August 17, 2019 at 6:22 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Bonus Time is such a great time to buy isn’t it?! I love trying out more of their products without having to actually invest in the full sizes! No I’ve not actually tried any of their masks- thanks for the recommendation though I’ll keep them in mind! x

      August 18, 2019 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Khanak Mehta

    Oh, this is a pretty cool scheme! It’s a great way to try out products you’ve been meaning to. Really good, keeping in mind the Clinique price tag (especially here in India!).
    Great post!

    Khanak x

    August 17, 2019 at 6:39 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s certainly the best time to buy! x

      August 18, 2019 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Abbie (Simply AJ)

    Thanks for sharing! Definitely something I’ll keep an eye out for. As someone who has recently gotten back into a proper skincare routine, after neglecting it for a while, I’ll be starting to make more high-end purchases in the future!

    August 18, 2019 at 10:17 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      If you’re not sure where to start I’d really recommend asking them to look at your skin and recommend you some products! They’re so friendly and it’s no obligation so even if you decide not to buy anything, you’ll have a better idea of your skin type and the products that would benefit you! x

      August 18, 2019 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Becca

    Thank you for this post!! Really loving Clinique at the moment 😍 Can I just say, the way you write is beautiful and so is your photography, please never give it up!!!!

    Becca x

    August 18, 2019 at 10:20 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’ve loved them for ages! Aw that’s so sweet of you, I’m so glad you like it! x

      August 18, 2019 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Aaliyah

    I’ve only tried a few products from Clinique before in the past and have loved them all especially the gel moisturiser! This sounds like a really good scheme if you buy Clinique products regularly. I also love the idea of 6 minis that’s a great deal! X

    August 18, 2019 at 10:43 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad you’ve had good experiences with their products too! I think it’s a fab way of trying out more of their products without investing in full sizes! x

      August 18, 2019 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Sophie Naylor

    I need to try Clinique products!! Especially after reading this review, they sound fab xx

    August 18, 2019 at 5:45 pm
  • Reply Amie Cadwallader

    This is such a good idea, especially if people are wanting to try products, to get 6 minis, and they’re perfect for travelling with.
    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    August 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I think so! It’s a great way of trying things without investing in the full products too! x

      August 20, 2019 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    Bonus Time is so great! I used to use a Clinique products a lot and the extras you can get during bonus time are amazing. Moisture Surge used to be my favourite moisturiser but the reformulated 72 hour version doesn’t agree with my skin unfortunately. I love the moisture Surge overnight mask and the hydrating concentrate though! x


    August 18, 2019 at 9:07 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Right?! Oh that’s such a shame, I love the overnight mask too- it’s good that you still get on with those ones at least! x

      August 20, 2019 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Sarah

    I can’t say I’ve ever tried anything from Clinique. However, the moisturiser you mentioned sounds perfect for me as gel moisturisers work wonders for my oily skin. Also, the way you described it, I’m sold. Also, your photography is beautiful! Great post x

    August 18, 2019 at 9:20 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’d definitely recommend their skincare- I just love gel moisturisers! Thank you lovely x

      August 20, 2019 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Mercy

    I remember I was hooked on this too, I had to buy something big to get the gift. But I like Clinique anyway especially their perfumes. It’s good to wrote about this bonus time.

    August 19, 2019 at 3:20 am
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