If you have to buy it, get the best deal!
The 2018 Sephora Birthday Gifts have officially been announced. Remember to check all birthday offers if your big day is approaching. Many retailers offer gifts and others offer a GWP. People with birthdays late in the year can sometimes get the gift for the new year (if they choose). That is because gift redemption is a four-week period that includes the two weeks before your birthday and the two weeks after. You will usually see a pop up banner online and get an email notifying you when your gift is available. Click through either link, and you will be fruitful. Those picking up the gift in-store can give their email address or rewards card to verify eligibility. Make sure anyone picking this up on your behalf knows your email address. Only one birthday gift is available per year so choose the one you like best.
If you do not receive a link, you can select the gift from the Rewards Bazaar or the top right of your screen at checkout. Check out other available offers while you’re there. Contact customer service if you are within two weeks of your birthday and cannot redeem the offer. No purchase required to pick up a birthday gift in store, but there is a purchase required online. Those without flash or standard Rouge shipping are subject to a $5.95 shipping fee if spending less than $50. There are three gifts available online. This is the first year where we see gifts from three beauty categories, and I like the diversity.
The hair care gift from Bumble and bumble is only available online. It includes:
I reviewed the Bumble and bumble gift (well kind of).
The skincare gift from Glamglow includes:
I reviewed the Glamglow gift.
The makeup gift from Bite Beauty includes:
-0.031oz Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glace
-0.05oz Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai
-0.018oz foils of Agave Lip balm and Agave Sugar Lip Scrub
I redeemed and reviewed the Bite gift.
If you are a VIB or Rouge member who does not want any of these options, you can select 250 bonus rewards points as your birthday gift (effective 08/09/18).
This is the third year with no VIB Rouge bonus in the birthday gift. It is safe to assume this bonus will not return as Rouge benefits continue to diminish.
What are your thoughts on the Sephora Birthday Gifts? Let me know below. Sephora does not inform any Beauty Insider of all promotions. It does list a great deal of them on its Beauty Offers page, but I list some it does not on my Sephora Deals Page. Between the ones it lists and the ones I list, you can catch most of them. Subscribe to emails to get targeted offers. If you’re spending over $25 online, there is always a promo code that you can apply. Most major events run on a set schedule, which is why I track them. See all 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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