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Smaller Point Perks of note are covered in my 100 to 500 Point Perk article. New Perks release in the Rewards Bazaar every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-5pm PST. There is a pattern to releases. To see the pattern, get tips for obtaining a reward, or view general information regarding the program, read the program overview. You can also see rewards I’ve redeemed and other recent Rewards Bazaar offers. Sephora gives advanced notice of the bigger perks arriving in the Rewards Bazaar within the month.
There is always a chance that offers not listed here could appear if Sephora decides to release any surprise or last-minute offers. Every time I receive an email, I will update this. It is important to note that the offers are not listed in order they get released. Offers near the top of a perk email could be released at the end of the month and offers near the bottom could be released at the beginning of the month. This program is here to stay so there will be 104 release dates a year. Every month, I will share the advertised offerings and write separate articles on any large perks I redeem.
Rewards Bazaar also replaced the Beauty Insider Rewards Boutique so it is the only place to redeem points online at Sephora. Every Store has select smaller valued rewards up to 500 points for those wishing to redeem in person. Beauty Insiders redeeming 100 to 500 points online redeem as they usually do. They would add their desired items from Rewards Bazaar to an order and place it as usual. People redeeming perks 750 points and over can order the perk on its own. I explain why I recommend ordering high-value perks on their own in the overview.
Smaller perks up to 500 points can release at any time throughout the month, but most of them will release near the beginning of the month, as they always have. Everything listed below is a 750+ point offer for US shoppers (although Canadians do get some of the same perks in smaller numbers).
Sephora seems to release the first email around the 4th or 5th of the month so some of these items will be gone before the email ever arrives. If a second email comes out in one month, I will list it below as wave two. To date, I have never seen three in a single month. Whether you receive an email or not, perks will drop every Tuesday and Thursday. By the time I received the email for January 2018, the 01/02/18 and 01/04/18 perks had already dropped and mostly sold out. Listings are in reverse chronological order separated by month. Any pertinent information discovered or regarding a specific month will only appear under that month’s notes. If I notice a pattern, I will add it to the general information above. Until then, I have provided all information I know. Each month will spotlight a specific brand. Many perks from that brand get featured.
January 2018 Part 2 – emailed 01/16/18
The custom face chart is not a sketch of you. They use a general sketch of a woman and color makeup on it. Unless this comes with some of the makeup that insipid the look, you are spending points for someone to color a drawing for you.
I think 1500 points for a Pro Palette with a custom design is a decent value. If there is really only one available, it will be extremely hard to get it. Unlike the large point perks of 10k or more where they only release one item, a lot of people can have 1500 points. Hell, I have over 1500 points and am not much of a saver. May the odds be ever in your favor (or mine).
January 2018 Spotlight Murad -Emailed 01/04/18
Anytime I see a custom makeover for 500 points, I will remind my readers that it is not a solid use of points. Anyone can get a free custom makeover with a $50 purchase. VIB members get one free one a year, and Rouge members get endless free ones. Without a point multiplier, it takes spending $500 to earn 500 points. Even with a multiplier, it will always take a lot more than $50. Spend your $50 as you get your makeover and get 50 points to use in the Rewards Bazaar on something else.
Though I am not thrilled for spend 1000 points for the Play! by Sephora The All Star Edition Limited Box, I would purchase this. When it sold for $20, I did not grab it. I regret that and will get this if I can. It is the only limited edition play box I do not have. So, I would plunk down the points with this 2% return. That really is a lousy return, so I would not generally recommend it.
The bag is one of the items that was gone before I ever received the email. Since it has come and gone, I know it included the following:
-Sweaty Betty Luxe Gym Bag in Olive
-0.75 oz/ 21.26 g Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
-0.75 oz/ 21.26 g Amika Touchable Hairspray
-0.75 oz/ 21.26 g Amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner
-Sweaty Betty $15 gift card
There are 31 masks in the A Month of Masks Perks. Each mask retails for $3 to $6. While I love these masks and really think Sephora did a great job with this collection, I think this perk should have cost less. If they were 100 point perks, it would only take 3100 points to redeem them individually. When redeeming 31 at once, I’d like to see a discount greater than 100 points. It should cost 2500 points.
This is a lot of points to have travel excluded.
The Murad Say Om perk is another that was gone before I received the email so I can share what was inside:
-In-home group yoga class for you and four friends
-In-home skin consultations for you and four friends
-Customized express facials
-5x Signed copy of Dr. Murad’s The Water Secret
On 01/04/18, I noticed 3 perks I was able to add to my cart that were not listed for selection in the Rewards Bazaar. I’ve seen that Philosophy perk for some time so it was from a previous month. The Kat Von D one was not there last I checked. It is not listed in the email for January perks either, so I am unsure where it came from or why it popped up (or back up if it was an older perk that resurfaced).
The third is one listed in the January email that I discussed above, the Sephora masks. Either way, it is important to note that you should check the Rewards Bazaar for all available and upcoming offers but also look at every offer in your basket before you check out.
Rewards are just to the right of samples you select inside your basket. There are 4-5 tabs for the different values. The fifth tab (if available) is to the left of 100 points when you qualify for a free gift (birthday/Rouge renewal).
Sephora does not inform a single Beauty Insider of all deals. Certain offers are targeted and others have different purchase minimums based on the code. Remember to check New Offers and/or Recycled Offers before placing an online order. If you’re spending over $25, you can add a promo code to any order. See all Rewards Bazaar and Sephora articles. Read Tips For Getting the Best Deal When Shopping Sephora. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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