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A surprise extension on the holiday bonus for VIB and Rouge members was announced on 11/14/18. Read more about it.
It is time once again for the Sephora holiday bonus. The event kicks off for Rouge members today. This is my favorite Sephora event of the year, because I am unsure if the discount Sephora offered in August will return. We can always count on the discount in November though. When Sephora offers its discounts, it comes with very few exclusions, which I discuss below. Every year, the formatting changes slightly, because Sephora likes to keep us on our toes. A new format I have never seen got introduced this year. That format has a discount every weekend from now through the 19th of November. Similar variations (with less weekends) have popped up, but this is the first time where there are four weekends of shopping. I want to stay optimistic, so we will see how things go with all levels shopping separate weekends. The only other time Sephora attempted that people who crossed from VIB to Rouge during the event had problems making more purchases during the event. Hopefully, the bugs got worked out and those members will not have a problem showing their entire weekend.
In Sephora stores
In Sephora in JC Penney stores
Online at Sephora.com
Sephora announced on 11/14/18 that it would let Rouge and VIB members shop the Beauty Insider weekend. This was either a last-minute decision or a surprise that was intentionally held back.
Use code ENJOY for 20% off online or ask for the discount on a VIB or Rouge account in store. Valid 11/16/18 – 11/19/18.
Use code ROUGEBONUS for 20% off online or ask for the discount on a Rouge account in store. First access and two weekends to shop.
There is an open door event on the first day. Each client can bring a guest to share the discount and receive a sample set with any purchase. I am probably not going to attend, so I will not link a separate review this time. The link above is from the last open door event in April.
Use code VIBBONUS for 20% off online or ask for the discount on a VIB account in store. Second access.
Use code BIBONUS for 15% off online or ask for the discount in store. Third access. This is beneficial for people who do not like accounts, because they do not like their habits tracked. For the first time, they could get a discount. It was not that long ago that Beauty Insider members were excluded from the November event, so this tier keep evolving.
This looks like a lot, but most of it is pretty common. The discount will apply to almost everything in the store. I’ve placed the info you really need to know in bold. Not valid on the JC Penney website, but it is valid in its stopes. It will not work on customizable sets online or through Sephora’s Customer Service, because those items already have a discount baked in. This offer does not work on Google products, previous purchases, gift cards, eGift cards, FLASH, PLAY! by Sephora, gift wrap, taxes, or shipping and handling charges.
Clients are limited to the purchase of one Dyson item, three Drunk Elephant items, and three Tatcha items per SKU per transaction. That does mean you cannot purchase extras through additional transactions. Customers may purchase online or in store as often as they’d like during their weekends. This discount does apply to sale merchandise, including items in the Weekly Wow!
Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. Sephora is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen promotion cards. Promotion card has no cash value and may not be altered, sold, or transferred. Relevant Beauty Insider status must be attained prior to redemption. No minimum purchase required. Due to heavy demand, Sephora FLASH delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this promotion. Not valid on orders shipping outside the U.S. or Canada. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotion codes or Rouge Reward. Employees are not eligible for this offer. Offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time. If you recently qualified for a new tier, please check your email for an updated offer.
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