If you have to buy it, get the best deal!
Read my article on the Spring 2018 Beauty Insider Sale.
Sephora VIB members spend at least $350 a year to maintain their status. What do they get for this reward level? VIB exclusive promotions are available to all VIB and VIB Rouge members. Anytime I see a VIB exclusive promotion in 2018, I will add it to this article. My goal is to keep a listing of all promotions available. This article will cover promo codes as well as any offer available to members at this level. Rouge members have all the benefits VIB members get so Rouge members can take advantage of these offers. Offers are only listed in the article where all members at that level can redeem them. It means there are offers in the Beauty Insider promotions article not listed here that VIB members can redeem. If you are a Rouge member reading this article, there are offers in the Rouge article that are only available to Rouge members.
VIB members do get an extra $5 over Beauty Insiders in their Christmas gift (purchase required). They get a promo code for $20 off a $50 purchase. Prior to 2017, it was a gift card so the attached article will not reflect that. VIB members get 15% off in the spring sale, and BI members only get 10% off. They also get 20% off in the fall sale, and BI members only get 15% off. Prior to 2017, Beauty Insiders did not get a discount in from the fall sale. There are definite perks that are not advertised.
Sephora used to send an email with three coupons when someone reached VIB status. I am not allowed to list the coupon codes (as an affiliate Sephora forbids me from doing this), but they are one time use coupons for: free shipping on any purchase, a 10% discount on anything but gift cards, and a free makeover without a minimum product purchase. If you reached VIB status and did not receive your coupons, you can contact customer service. The codes are the same each year so write them down once you get them and save them for the future.
The only other advertised perk of this level is free gifts. I dedicated and entire article to discuss this fallacy, because they do not exist. A GWP is not a gift. To save you a click, I can say that the VIB promo codes are what Sephora likely means when it advertises free gifts. Beauty Insiders cannot redeem VIB promo codes so they are free (with purchase) gifts only VIB and Rouge members can redeem. Sephora does seem to offer over a dozen VIB exclusive promo codes a year.
Most VIB promo codes have a $35 purchase minimum, but I will specify the minimum for each code. Almost every VIB code is one-time use, but it never hurts to test it for a subsequent purchase. All promo codes are online only unless specified below. I will remove expired offers (as I find them) from my Sephora Deals Page (where I list all active codes I am aware of). Every promo code gets listed in reverse chronological order, but they do not always expire in order of release. Better promos will run out of stock faster. Anything I redeem will get mentioned in a separate article. When I mention a promotion code in another article, I will link the article next to the offer below.
Sample Bags have an article of their own. They are standout offers so I will list any available to VIB members here. If you choose to view that article, just remember that I specify which bags are available to VIB members. Point Multipliers have an article of their own. That article will specify when other rewards levels get a higher multiplier.
VIB- 15% off Code YESVIB from Thursday August 30th through Monday, September 3rd. That is a total of 5 shopping days.
11- Emailed 08/18/18- Use code VIBCHAMP for two deluxe samples from Perricone MD: a 0.25oz Face Finishing Moisturizer, and a 0.13oz Hypoallergenic Eye Cream with a $35 purchase.
Sephora announced new perks for the VIB level that started 08/09/18. Read more about those perks (will link this article tomorrow). More perks will get introduced in 2019, so they will make next year’s article.
10- Emailed 08/01/18- Use code VIBGRAPES for three deluxe samples from Caudalie: a 0.33oz Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, a 0.16oz Premier Cru Eye Cream, and a 0.33oz Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet with a $35 purchase.
9- Emailed 07/30/18- Use code VIBTINGLY for two deluxe samples from tarte: a 0.34oz Knockout Tingling Treatment, and a 0.25oz Deep Dive Cleansing Gel Rainforest of the Sea with a $35 purchase.
8- Emailed 07/05/18- Use code VIBGINZING for three deluxe samples from Origins: a 0.5oz GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser, a 0.5oz Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer, and a 0.17oz Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff with a $35 purchase.
7- Emailed 06/27/18- Use code VIBROSY for three deluxe samples from fresh: 0.5oz Rose Face Mask, 0.6oz Soy Face Cleaner, and a 0.36oz Rose Floral Toner with a $35 purchase. *This is the first time I’ve ever seen a VIB promo code release four days after a different one. It is also the first time all year we jumped ahead of the one a month Sephora promises. Considering this is not in stock hours after receiving the email, I think there is a huge possibility it was emailed early. It did eventually come in stock and was still in stock on 07/05/18 when the next one released.
6- Emailed 06/23/18- Use code VIBNOURISH for two 1oz samples from MARAJO: Deep Treatment Butter, and Nourishing Cleansing Creme with a $35 purchase.
5- Emailed 05/25/18- Use code SUPERVIB for two 0.16oz samples from Youth To The People: Age Prevention Superfood Cleanser and Age Prevention Superfood Cream with a $35 purchase. This is the second code released in May, but there were no codes released in February. That means were are back to the *monthly gift average.
4- Emailed 05/01/18- Use code VIBZEN for three 0.16oz samples from Amore Pacific: The Essential Creme Fluid, Vintage Single Extract Essence, and Botancial Radiance Oil with a $35 purchase.
The Spring Bonus Event is coming! Read details.
VIB- 15% off Code YAYVIB from April 20th through 23rd. That is a total of 4 shopping days.
This is two days less than members received last year, but they still get 15% whereas Beauty Insider members only get 10%. That makes this an extra perk.
3- Emailed 04/18/18- Use code VIBDUO for a 2-piece Estee Lauder gift: a 0.24oz Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Creme and a 0.24oz Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II with a $35 purchase.
2- Emailed 03/19/18- Use code VIBTROUBLE for a 3-piece Urban Decay gift: 0.5oz All Nighter Setting Spray, 0.03oz Vice Lipstick in Bad Blood, and a 0.08oz Troublemaker Mascara with a $35 purchase.
I did some digging and the Caudalie gift Kit commented about below from February 14th was only available in Canada. In the US, I cannot find any proof there was a VIB offer in February. As I am in the US, I do not get and thus do not share Canadian offers. Some offers only work in the US or Canada. Others work for both. Sephora never emailed me an offer, and I never saw one in the affiliate account. My guess is there was not an offer. Hopefully, we get a bonus offer in another month so Sephora keeps its promise of monthly gifts. Yes, I know a GWP is not a gift.
1- Emailed 01/18/18- Use code VIBMUD for a 0.5oz GLAMGLOW GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment, a 0.17oz GLAMGLOW VOLCASMIC Matte Glow Moisturizer, and a 0.5oz GLAMGLOW GALACTICLEANSE Hydrating Jelly Balm Cleanser with a $35 purchase. I purchased that moisturizer without sampling it first and love it. Besides how beautifully this hydrates my dry skin, it smells like an orange creamsicle.
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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