Pretty Penny Pinching

And you thought glowing inside and out had to cost a pretty penny. Have we got good news for you! Fun, free and fab go hand-in-hand with these beauty bargains and spa deals we’ve dug up. Ah, sweet relief for body, spirit and pocketbook!

You love the catalog, now enjoy the real thing at the Bliss Scottsdale Holiday Shopping Party. On Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 8 pm, head to Bliss for 20% off bliss products, customized skin consultations, hand and arm massages and complimentary bubbly and brownies. And if you missed it, no worries! Sign up for the Bliss Beat-e-mail for notification of sales, special spa offers and free gifts with purchase throughout the holidays and beyond.

Wrap up your holiday shopping at Philosophy, where Dec. 5-7 the stores are hosting Holiday Shopping Weekends with fresh baked refreshments, complimentary instant skin makeover peels (reservations required), daily raffle giveaway and free holiday soap cookbook with any $50 purchase. Contact the Dana Park Village store in Mesa at 480.926.0775 or the Casa Paloma store in Chandler at 480.961.4673 to book your skin peel. More about the Philosophy stores. If you can’t make the event, sign up for Philosophy emails and get a free gift and notification of special insider sales and deals.

Remember what life was like before Lush? We can’t! Visit the Lush store in Scottsdale Fashion Square on Saturday, Dec. 6 for Hats Off to You Free Gifts with Purchase Day where you’ll get a free gift and goodie bag with any $55 purchase and a free soap or bath bomb with any $60 purchase. Free goodies with purchase on Saturday, Dec. 13 too when Lush Scottsdale celebrates its third birthday. Happy birthday Lush! More about Lush.

Save up to $115 smackers and glam up for the holidays with one of our Life of the Party Spa Deals. Available through Sunday, Dec. 7, these spa treatments are specially priced at just $60 to get you primped, pampered and ready for holiday party season. Go to the deals. And if you missed them this time, be sure to sign up for the AZSpaGirls eblast. We’ve got $50 massage specials coming up next month as well as special deals throughout the year!

Treat yourself to that luxe spa robe you’ve always wanted at wholesale pricing during Chadsworth & Haig’s Warehouse Sale. Makers of spa robes found in luxury spas worldwide, this Scottsdale-based company opens its warehouse doors to the public only once a year for wholesale deals. Call 1.888.91.ROBES or visit www.chadsworthandhaig.com for location and hours.

Grab the girls and head to Glam Lounge in Scottsdale for Free Beauty Classes on consecutive Thursdays through Dec. 18 and culminating with a Holiday Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Learn makeup techniques such as creating the perfect pout and day to evening looks. Call the spa for details or see our Calendar for dates and times. More about Glam.

Speaking of holiday glam, Scosh Makeup and Skincare is celebrating the season of giving with a 50-50 Holiday Makeup Deal! Sign up for a makeup lesson with celebrated makeup artist Kathy Krakora and get 50% off any makeup, brushes and skincare products you purchase the day of the class. The $50 sign-up fee that reserves your seat is applied toward your purchase. More about Scosh.

And you thought a romp at a resort spa was out of the question during this shaky economy. Shooting down that theory is Revive Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge where you can get a signature Revive Massage for just $89 and Revive Facial for $99 (both are regularly $125) through Dec. 24. Just mention Arizona SpaGirls when booking to take advantage of this offer. Oh, did we mention that the spa cafe has a full bar? More about Revive.

So you want more amazing resort spa deals? Oh, okay! Steal away with your beau or BFF to day at the spa and split the cost at Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. Through Dec. 30, Arizona residents can book BOGO Weekday Spa Day Vacay where when you book one 60-Minute treatment, you get the second one half off. Click here for more.

Head into 2009 with a renewed outlook by giving yourself a full-on spa day at the Golden Door Spa at the Boulders Resort, where when you book two services, you the get the second of equal or lesser value for 30% off. Treatments must be for the same guest on the same day. Offer is valid through Jan. 31, 2009 and you must mention Arizona SpaGirls when booking. More about Golden Door.

Pack a day bag and head to Aji Spa at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass where through Dec. 31, the spa is offering a specially priced Recessionista Spa Package. It’s a full day of bliss starting at $199 that includes a stress-busting massage, a facial cleanse and masque, a poolside lunch at the Aji Cafe, and a pedicure and manicure in the spa’s new pedi thrones. The spa is also offering 25-minute Aji Essentials services starting at just $30. More about Aji.

Ho ho ho your way on over to VH Spa at Hotel Valley Ho where $50 Wednesday spa specials continue through Dec. 31. Also, during December and January, VH is offering special pricing on tempting holiday treatments. Call the spa for deets! More about VH Spa.

And if all that wasn’t enough, December is busting out all over with Red Hot Specials found only on ArizonaSpaGirls.com. Here are a few of our favorite deals:

Be sure to mention Arizona SpaGirls when you book these deals to take advantage of this special pricing! See ALL the deals.

Hey, and if you come across more rockin’ beauty and spa deals out there, be sure to drop us a note. We love a bargain just as much as the next gal!

Got a comment? Share your thoughts!