If you have to buy it, get the best deal!
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.
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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