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A few times every year, Sephora offers 5 free samples with any purchase instead of the standard 3. Today is the first time the offer popped up this year. Every time I see a new offer for 5 samples per order, I will update this article. Sephora never guarantees the samples you order will be the ones you receive so I never recommend placing an order just to get the free samples. Substitutions are common, because some warehouses run out of samples before others. Samples are not removed from the website selection screen until inventory runs out at all warehouses. It is important to note that Sephora did a lousy job of actually sending samples in 2017. While this promotion was somewhat valuable in the past, Sephora needs to send the number of samples customers order for it to retain its value. Many of my 2017 orders arrived with zero samples. Others arrived with only one or two. It was a rare occurrence to receive 3 samples, much less the 3 I ordered. This is a new year, and I hope Sephora is doing a better job getting samples to its customers.
On 03/11/18, Sephora sent an email announcing online customers can select 5 free samples with every purchase instead of the standard 3 will run through 03/16/18.
This specific offer says the products are from luxury brands, and that is true based on the available samples.
Please let me know how this promotion turns out for you. Did you get 5 samples? Were you lucky enough to also get the 5 you ordered?
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