Sephora changes the name of the Spring discount event almost every year. It has gone by the Beauty Insider Sale, the VIB Sale, Chic Week, A Love Note Sale, the Spring Bonus, Spring’s Hottest Ticket, and more. This year, it is once again going by the Spring Bonus. One thing remains constant. The event always takes place at the beginning of the Spring, usually April. It only started at the tail end of March once in 2014. Only members of Sephora’s Beauty Insider program can take part in this event (and a lot of other offers) so make sure you sign up if you have not already. Beauty Insider members get 10% off (since 2015). VIB and Rouge members always get 15% off. There is fluctuation in the number of shopping days from year to year (scroll down for more information on that). On weekend one, Rouge members shop alone. Weekend two opens to VIB members and Beauty Insider members. Rouge members get four extra 4 days to shop.
The Spring Bonus 2018 is getting divided into two weekends. That is usual for the November sale, but it is new to Spring. Scroll down to see sale information for the past five years. VIB Rouge members can shop each weekend of the sale. VIB and Beauty Insiders can only shop during the second weekend.
2018 – Spring Bonus Sale
The sale has officially been announced! These are multi-use codes. Shop as often as you want.
VIB Rouge- 15% off Code YAYROUGE from April 13th through April 16th and again from April 20th through April 23rd. That is a total of 8 days.
VIB- 15% off code YAYVIB from April 20th through 23rd. That is a total of 4 shopping days.
Beauty Insider Members- 10% off code YAYINISDER from April 20th through April 23rd. That is a total of 4 shopping days.
There will be a Rouge Event on the first day of the sale, 04/13/18. It is an open door event. An open door event gives the same shopping perks as a closed-door event, but it usually lacks treats and brand reps. Rouge members can bring a friend to shop with them in store on the first day of the sale. As long as the friend is a Beauty Insider member, his/her level does not matter. A friend accompanying the Rouge member will get 15% off. This is a standard benefit that has accompanied the event for years. The Rouge member and his/her guest should get a card case and samples with any purchase. Employees have been known to refuse the gift to the non-Rouge member. It had happened to my sister when she was shopping with me two different times.
No minimum purchase is required to get the discount, but whatever free shipping minimum you have for online orders also applies during the event. There aren’t many exclusions to the Sephora Spring Bonus Event other than the typical gift card exclusion, customizable sets (where the discount for customizing is usually greater than the percentage off you’d get under the event anyway), Play!, Flash, gift wrap, taxes, shipping & handling, or products from the Ordinary. Certain products have quantity limitations per transaction, but I never recommend buying too many of the same type of product on a single transaction anyway. The discount is available online using the promo code, but make sure to ask for the discount in-store. Sales associates do not always apply the discount automatically. Members shopping in a Sephora in JC Penney will also get the discount in-store, but it will not work at JC Penney online.
2017 – Spring Bonus Sale
I was not blogging in 2017. The links below belong to the Sephora Community moderator. To view the Rouge link below, you need to log into a Rouge account or an account that was Rouge at one time. VIB (or members who were VIB at one time) and Rouge members can view the VIB link. Beauty Insiders, VIB, and Rouge members can view the BI link. The online community does not demote your status so you can view the boards for the highest Beauty Insider level you were at any given time. You will get demoted for title and shopping benefits if you do not re-qualify each year.
VIB Rouge- 15% off Code ROUGESPRING from April 18th through April 24th. That was a total of 7 shopping days.
VIB- 15% off Code VIBSPRING from April 19th through 24th. That was a total of 6 shopping days.
Beauty Insider Members- 10% off code BISPRING from April 9th through April 12th. That was a total of 4 shopping days.
2016 – Love Note Sale
I was blogging in 2016 so the links below are to my 2016 article.
VIB Rouge- 15% off Code ROUGENOTE from April 7th through April 13th. That was a total of 7 shopping days.
VIB- 15% off Code VIBNOTE from April 8th through 13th. That was a total of 6 shopping days.
Beauty Insider Members- 10% off code BINOTE from April 9th through April 12th. That was a total of 4 shopping days.
2015 – A Love Note Sale
I was blogging in 2015 so the links below are to my 2015 article.
VIB Rouge- 15% off Code ROUGELOVE from April 12th through April 21st. That was a total of 10 shopping days.
VIB- 15% off Code VIBLOVE from April 16th through 21st. That was a total of 6 shopping days.
Beauty Insider Members- 10% off code BILOVE from April 17th through April 20th. That was a total of 4 shopping days. This was the first year Beauty Insiders moved from 15% to 10%.
2014 – Spring’s Hottest Ticket
VIB Rouge- 15% off Code ROUGETICKET (no Rouge link for 2014) from March 30th through April 11th. That was a total of 13 shopping days.
VIB- 15% off Code VIBTICKET from April 3rd through 11th. That was a total of 9 shopping days.
Beauty Insider Members- 10% off code TICKET from April 4th through April 10th. That was a total of 7 shopping days.
2013 – Chic Week
VIB Rouge- This tier did not launch until July 2013
VIB- 15% off Code VIBCHIC from April 11th through 22nd. That was a total of 12 shopping days.
Beauty Insiders- 15% off code CHIC from April 12th through April 21st. That was a total of 10 shopping days.
What Does This Mean?
Rouge members received 7 shopping days in 2016 and 2017, but they get 8 in 2018. That is an improvement that I will note in my VIB Rouge exclusive offers article. VIB members received 6 shopping days in 2015, 2016, and 2017, but they only get 4 in 2018. This was the only major change. As it is a loss, I will note that in the VIB exclusive offers article. Beauty Insiders have received 4 shopping days for the past 4 years, so this was the only level with no change. It is still a perk, because non-members get nothing. This promotion is listed in the Beauty Insider members exclusive offers. Other than the split weekends and VIB members losing 2 shopping days, there are no other major changes to note.
What are your thoughts on the Sephora Spring Bonus? 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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