I go over larger Point Perks in my 2019 Rewards Bazaar article. This article will cover all the smaller point perks Sephora emails. A lot of people will tell you to save your points to redeem for something large. While I would never discourage you from doing that, as there is more value in the larger perks, I think you should grab the smaller ones you want. There are times when items I’ve considered purchasing in full-size pop up as 100-point perks. If I can spend 100-points to try it before I buy it, that is more valuable to me (given that I do not return things and some of the things I buy are not the best). It will take you longer to redeem a larger perk this way, but if you limit small perk redemptions to only items you’ve considered purchasing, you could save money in the long-run.
Every store has select, smaller valued rewards up to 500 points for those wishing to redeem in person. You might see some in your store or even online that are not listed below (because I only cover the ones that get emailed). Get in the habit of looking before you checkout. Beauty Insiders redeeming 50 to 600 points online redeem as they usually do. New Point Perks release in the Rewards Bazaar every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-5pm PST. I’ve seen these smaller perks release outside of those dates and times, so I think that is mostly the rule for the larger value points. Considering the smaller ones have a greater quantity and do not run out of stock as fast, I think it is safe to say you can still grab post for a while after they release.
I will mention any I think are worth redeeming, but I will not follow-up on any I end up redeeming. You can always use the search bar to see if I’ve reviewed these items anywhere else though.
I have one timeline where I list all major: Promotions, Sales, Deals, GWP, Promo Codes, and Events. Those who want to see an overall idea of what to expect this year should stop by. See where these small Sephora Rewards Bazaar Perks line up with others on the calendar. You can also visit my Sephora retailer page to see active and upcoming offers of all types.
Items are in reverse chronological order and available while supplies last. If you see a recent one that you want that is no longer available online, call your local store to see if they have any left in stock.
I prefer when there are 5 products in a 500 point perk.
I think any of these items are worth it if you are interested in the product.
I would like to see one more product in this 500-point perk.
I think this is an excellent use of the points if these fragrances interest you.
For those who love this fresh lip balm as much as I do, I do think it is worth 500 points for a full-size. It is relatively easy to get a sample of it for 100 points or an equivalent, so I would pass at this price for those who have not yet tried it.
Other than the Glow Recipe perk, I think these are all worth the points. It’s not just that I dislike the Sleeping Mask. I don’t like when a non-luxury brand offers two perks for more than 100 points each. Some of these items are classics. Seeing the BiFacil sample reduce to 0.5oz is disappointing, but it is still worth 100 points.
If you do not have any free makeovers with your level of membership, spend $50 on product to get it for free and save your points.
I prefer when 500-point perks have 5 items, but this is a really popular brand.
I prefer when 500-point perks have 5 items, but I really like these products.
This is an impressive selection of 100-point perks. I love all the ones I’ve tried and would not mind trying any of the ones I haven’t. The amika does leave a white cast, but you can run it out.
I think the 250-point perk perfume mini is worth it, but I would have preferred to see the Drunk Elephant samples sold separately as 100-point perks. Sephora probably justifies overcharging 50 points, because this is a hot brand.
I usually only recommend 4-sample perks for 500-points when they come from a luxury brand. Otherwise, I believe you should get 5. If you really love or want to try any of these items, it is worth it though. The masks in this set are 0.24oz, so you can get 2-3 uses from each. A 0.5oz moisturizer from this brand lasts a long time.
VIB and Rouge members can redeem a full-size eye cream for 500-points. This is a great use of points for anyone interested in it.
I like that Sephora launched a new skincare line, and I like that the samples are available for the same 50-point price tag other items from the Sephora Collection get.
Getting a YSL sample of lipstick for 100-points is a great use of points, and I enjoy this Benefit mascara.
Lancome Genifique is an amazing serum, and I would love to try this new one from PETERTHOMASROTH.
I own samples of these already and have not yet been motivated to try them.
Everyone raves about this mascara, and I would like to try this serum.
I would pass on both of these.
I would recommend the Living Proof and am going to try the dr. brandt product soon.
I prefer the moisturizing bomb, but I think people with oily skin might like this. It should be 200 points though, given the value.
Fragrance minis are usually worth 250 if you’re interested in the scent.
I love this essence and would not mind the 50 point premium on two samples to get it. This is a much better value for the points than the belif one above.
The only way this is worth it is if you really want to try both. While the Lotion does look larger the the usual 100 point perk, I would have preferred to see this priced at 200 points.
A full-size product for 500-points is always awesome if you’re interested in the item.
Never redeem 500-points for a makeover. Buy $50 in product or redeem a free one (based on your rewards tier).
Even though I typically prefer when 500-point perks have at least 5 samples, getting 4 on the higher-end brands has become more common.
VIB and Rouge members can get a full-size product for 500 points. If you are interested in the product, I do believe this is a good use of the points.
I would never recommend spending 500 points for a makeover. Spending $50 on makeup gives the makeover for free and Rouge members get an unlimited number free with no purchase.
This is actually a good use of the points despite only having 4 products. The peel pads have 30, instead of 7-10 (which is what usually comes in the sample size).
There are a lot of great products here and many I regularly use, like the Ultra Repair Cream, the Glamglow and Laneige masks.
You can get a free full face makeover with a $50 purchase. That is always better than spending 500 points.
I prefer when 500-point perks have 5 samples, but there are some great items in this set.
I gave away my adorable Bum Bum mini and my last deluxe moisturizing bomb, so I might pick those up.
VIB and Rouge members can get this full-size Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Walk of Shame for 600 points. That seems like a great deal to me.
A set of lashes for 250 points or a Sephora Play box for 500 both seem fair.
I subscribe to the Sephora Play Box, and 4 of these items were in my December 2018 Box. Unless I really wanted most items in the set, I would not spend 500 points to get one. The same goes for 500-point sets though.
Patch collectors might like the Hot Sauce Patch set. That is not really my thing. VIB and Rouge members can get a full-size luminous Blur Stick Primer for 600 points. Anytime you can redeem a full-size product for less than 750 points, it is generally a good deal (assuming you already wanted this product).
This is a nice selection of products. I only own a couple. While there is nothing here I would say don’t redeem, I know the Laura Mercier powder is the only one I would redeem for. I’ve considered grabbing kits to get that and purchasing it on its own in the full-size based on how much I love the original.
What are your thoughts on the Sephora 50, 100, 250, and 500 point perks? 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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