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I go over larger Point Perks in my 2018 Rewards Bazaar article. While I love seeing all the high-value perks released in the Rewards Bazaar at Sephora, I rarely redeem them. Some say never redeem too many lower point perks, but I say go for it. The rewards are usually more valuable when you save up, but I see value in everything I redeem. Otherwise, I would not bother. If I’ve been thinking about purchasing something or see something I love pop up as a 100-point perk, you bet I am redeeming it if I have enough points. Doing this can save me a lot, because it temporarily curbs spending on the product. Granted, if I fall in love, it will only encourage more spending. That is the beauty of the freebie though. Brands offer samples to get us hooked. It is great for everyone. I am actually more discerning on 500-point perks. Sephora usually only includes 4-5 items in each one. Considering I can use 100 points to get an item I really want, I do not want to purchase a 500-point perk to get an item or two I really want and 2-3 I could not care less about.
Every Store has select smaller valued rewards up to 500 points for those wishing to redeem in person. Beauty Insiders redeeming 50 to 500 points online redeem as they usually do. Sephora launched its first ever 50-point reward on 06/07/18. They would add their desired items from Rewards Bazaar to an order and place it as usual. Rewards are also 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). 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. Those that do not release at the beginning of the month can drop any Tuesday or Thursday between 9am and 5pm.
In this article, I want to go over all the 50 to 500 point perks Sephora releases in 2018 that I think are worth trying. This will not cover all items released throughout the year, because Sephora releases a lot. These are all items I plan on redeeming if I have enough points, and they are available when I make my next purchase. Mini reviews for items I already know and love are below. If I redeem new items, I will come back and edit in mini reviews once I’ve tried them (hopefully while they are still available). There are items in the Rewards Bazaar I already have samples of but have not yet tried. Once I try them, I may fall in love and suggest them to you later. A great example of this possibility is on the Philosophy Purity Made Simple sample available now. Everyone raves about it, but I have not tried it yet. Should I end up loving it as much as everyone else does, I will probably grab it every chance I can and recommend it to you as well. It is a cult classic so grab it if you’ve wanted to try it and do not already have samples in your stash. Items worth mentioning are in reverse chronological order.
The first ever 50-point perk launched on 06/07/18. While I already own this and will not redeem it personally, it is big deal to see that Sephora is finally differentiating between samples. Getting a low-value Sephora Collection sample for the same 100-points it takes to redeem a high-value Hourglass sample proved there was discrepancy in values in this range.
There are also a lot of other great offerings for 100-points this month. This is easily the most impressive month I’ve seen this year.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer
Drunk Elephant LaLa Retro Whipped Cream
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel
What are your thoughts on the Sephora 50, 100, 250, and 500 point perks? 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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