Every year, Sephora has a holiday countdown featuring an assortment of surprise minis. It is called the 16 Days of Deals this year. Prior to 2018, this countdown event included 25 days of minis. It has adjusted to 16 days for this year. While it is too soon to say if we will see 16 again next year or return to 25, I am guessing we will see the event in one form or another in 2019.
This promotion is akin to an advent calendar where Sephora releases a new deluxe sample for the promotion everyday. Beauty Insider members can use the promo code to select the mini they want the most. It will start with one mini on December 5th and end with the 16th mini on the 20th. Minis are available the day they release and while supplies last. More popular minis will run out-of-stock quickly, but there is always a handful of options left by Christmas Day when the final mini of this promotion releases. Expect some minis to stay in stock until after the new year, because the promo code will work until all inventory is gone. Each mini is available with a $25 purchase. There are some people who know how to look into Sephora’s system to see what is coming in advance. I do not know how to do that, so I will only post the minis after Sephora shares them. This article is for tracking, not spoiling promotions. That said, I will make some guesses based on the clues and remove my guesses as the actual items get announced.
16 Days of Deals
Use promo code MERRY16 to redeem a free mini with a $25 purchase. New options released daily from 12/05/18-12/20/18 and are available while supplies last.
Wednesday, December 5th – Day 1
Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder
Nudestix Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Raven
Anyone spending $35 can receive two minis with the code TWOFORYOU. Valid Day One (12/05/18) only. It went down the day 12/06/18 started. *An offer to redeem multiple minis pops up on any day that advertises multiple gifts.
Thursday, December 6th – Day 2
Kiehl’s Glow Formula Skin Hydrator
Friday, December 7th – Day 3
Lancome L’ABSOLU ROUGE
Saturday, December 8th – Day 4
Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum
Sunday, December 9th – Day 5
Origins High-Potency Night-a-Mins™ Resurfacing Cream with Fruit-Derived AHAs
drybar Detox Dry Shampoo
Clinique Pop Splash™ Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Radiance SPF 35
Use code PICKTHREE to select three minis with a $50 purchase. Valid Day Five (12/09/18) only.
Monday, December 10th – Day 6
First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer
Tuesday, December 11th -Day 7
Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume
Wednesday, December 12th – Day 8
beautyblender Bounce™ Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation
Thursday, December 13th – Day 9
Lancome DÉFINICILS – High Definition Mascara
Bumble and bumble Bb. Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo with French Pink Clay
MOROCCANOIL Night Body Serum
Use code PICKTHREE to select three minis with a $50 purchase. Valid Day Nine (12/13/18) only.
Friday, December 14th – Day 10
fresh Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Mask
Saturday, December 15th -Day 11
LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask
philosophy Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer
Anyone spending $35 can receive two minis with the code TWOFORYOU. Valid Day Eleven (12/15/18) only.
Sunday, December 16th – Day 12
OUAI Volume Spray
Monday, December 17th – Day 13
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
Tuesday, December 18th – Day 14
ORIGINS GinZing™ Refreshing Scrub Cleanser
ORIGINS Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay
Anyone spending $35 can receive two minis with the code TWOFORYOU. Valid Day Fourteen (12/18/18) only.
Wednesday, December 19th – Day 15
boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel
Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser
Tory Burch Bel Azur
SHISEIDO Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream
Thursday, December 20th – Day 16
JO MALONE English Pear & Freesia Cologne
In 2017, the promotion was 25DELIGHTS, which included 25 days of surprising delights.
In 2016, the promotion was 25MINIS, which included 25 days of minis.
This program goes back farther and even has times when it was 26 days, but you get the point. It is usually 25 days making this year an adjustment to the promotion.
What are your thoughts on the Sephora 16 Days of Deals? 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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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.