Category Archives: Sale

2019 Labor Day Sale at Ulta and Sephora

Both Ulta and Sephora dropped a lot of items into their sale sections today for Labor Day. With 292 items at Sephora, and 643 products at Ulta, there is a lot to buy. The 21 Days of Beauty at Ulta start on the 1st, so you can combine deals on the first two days of the event.

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The 2019 Sephora Spring Bonus Sale – Beauty Insider Members Get 10% Off, VIB Members Get 15% Off, and VIB Rouge Members Get 20% Off – Runs From April Through May 2019

The Sephora 2019 Summer Bonus dates have been announced.

The 2019 Sephora Spring Bonus Sale is here. Beauty Insider members get 10% off, VIB members get 15% off, and Rouge members get 20% off. Scroll down for the dates and important details for the Sephora 2019 Spring VIB sale. It is open to every tier even though most people call it the VIB sale. Once again, Sephora is calling the discount event the 2019 Sephora Spring Bonus. This is the first time since 2013 that Sephora Spring Sale separated all discounts based on Beauty Insider reward level. Since the launch of the Rouge program, the Sephora Spring discount event always offered VIB and Rouge members the same 15% off discount. Rouge members get 20% off for the first time in the 2019 Sephora Spring Sale.

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Sephora Labor Day Sale August 30th Through September 5th, 2018 With Select Items Up to 60% Off

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Sephora usually has a Labor Day Sale where it dumps a lot of discontinued items and products that cannot sell for their full retail price into the Sale Section. These items are up to 60% off, and the section can double or even triple the amount of items it usually carries. Labor Day typically marks the end of the summer, and Sephora will usually do this at the end of each season to make room for all the latest and greatest items. It might sound like I am not a fan of the sale. Getting items I wanted but passed at full price is the best. Yes, I will have to sort through pages of products that do not interest me, but there are always gems. For those gems, arrive early. While items that go out-of-stock can return, there are times that they disappear forever once they’re gone. This is because they typically pull items from all the physical stores and sell them online until they run out. As they receive more stock from each store, they place the available units for sale online.

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Sephora 2018 Sale Items

See all 2019 Sephora Promotions, Sales, GWP, Deals, Promo Codes, and Events. I am only doing a general deal article in place of this one for 2019.


As a deal shopper, I like to scroll through the sale section at Sephora a little more than I probably should. Sometimes I come across amazing items in there that are definitely worth sharing. Instead of writing a new article every time I come across a great sale item, I am going to list those items here for 2018. These are the items I feel are worth mentioning. There are too many great deals to list them all so I suggest periodically checking it yourself. If I purchase anything I list, I will let you know and link a review when I can. The date I noticed the item in the sale section is next to it, but it may have appeared sooner than that. If the sale is over by the time you happen upon the article, this at least tells you the item has a history of going on sale. A new sale could pop up in the future if you’re willing to wait on the item.

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Sephora Weekly Wow! 2018 Offers Up to 50% Off

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On August 10th, 2017, Sephora launched the Weekly Wow! I often shop the Sephora sale section because the only thing I love more than beauty products is a deal. Most of the items in the sale section are on clearance. Once Sephora sells out of the items it has in stock, those items will never be sold there again. I do have a separate article on standout items in the sale section. The Weekly Wow takes at least five items on Thursday to get deeply discounted up to 50% off until Wednesday of the following week. These items are usually permanent items that will return to full-price the following Thursday. The benefit of this is two-fold. If you fall in love with a product and use it up, you can actually purchase it again (and won’t even mind at full-price since you now love it). You can also review it in time for others to buy it from your recommendation. A lot of the items I buy in the sale section are gone before I realize I love them enough to tell you about them.

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Sephora VIB Rouge 20% Off Sale and In-Store Holiday Bag GWP

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The Sephora VIB Rouge 20% off sale started today. I’ve covered the info needed to shop this sale. If any of you are considering a trip to the store for the free bag with any purchase, I can confirm it is the same thin bag offered since 2014. Sephora calls this a shopping bag, but it is thicker than the average shopper bag. However, it is much thinner than the average reusable shopping bag. This free bag has not been available online since 2014. It is prettier than the design from last year. Like the Sample Clutch and the Mystery Sample Bag, this bag has gemstones. Unless a trip to the store is convenient for you, the bag alone is probably not worth the trip. It rips easily, but I do like these bags to store my empties. They stand upright and rarely fall over. By picking one up this year, I will have another back-up when my current one inevitably rips.

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Sephora In Store Sale Section (That’s Right, In Store)!

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This is the first day of the Sephora Employee Appreciation Sale, but I will be updating my previous article on that instead of writing a new one. The sale I’d like to go over is one that takes place everyday. It is one that hides in plain sight. And, yes, I am referring to the freestanding Sephora. Those familiar with shopping in a Sephora in JC Penney know that most stores usually have a sales rack where items are clearly marked with the sometimes insanely low sale price. If you have not been to one, think of the clearly marked sections at Target or Ulta. It is similar to those. That sales rack alone is reason to visit a Sephora in JC Penney, but they’ve stepped up their game in a lot of other areas. Between exclusive events, sets, GWP, and free gift offers, it is usually worth stopping by. I have not been to a Sephora in JC Penney in a long time, but I’d love to visit again soon.

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Sephora 20% Off Sale For 2016 November 4th-7th for VIB Rouge and 11th-14th for VIB

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My review of the In-Store Event and GWP Bag.

The official shopping dates for the 20% off sale at Sephora are out. This sale is for VIB and VIB Rouge tiers, but Rouge members can share the discount with anyone in-store on the first day of their sale. VIB Rouge members can shop online with 20% off using code 20ROUGE from November 4th-7th, and VIB members can shop online with 20% off using code 20VIB from November 11th-14th. Redemption cards for in-store purchases went out, but each store should have a card behind the register for those who do not receive one. If you are a Sephora shopper without a rewards account, you should really consider joining. There are a lot of codes and specials that are only available for Beauty Insiders. Sephora separated the tiers again for 2016 just as they did for VIB Rouge and VIB in 2015.

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Sephora Employee Appreciation 20% Off Sale October 23rd Through October 30th 2016 and a Private Shopping Event

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The employee appreciation sale took place from October 14th-21st in 2017. I did not write an article, but I did partake.

Sephora Employee Appreciation, also known as the Friends and Family Sale, has returned for 2016. It will run from Sunday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 30th. Employees give unique 20% off discount codes to friends and family. These discount codes are on a postcard, which can get gifted in person or mailed. Emails were available again this year, but the emails were not sent out until the first morning of the sale. A lot of companies include all customers in friends and family sales. These codes from Sephora are for legitimate friends and family. A good sales associate can make a customer feel like a friend. If you never hang out away from Sephora, odds are you’re not friends. They only get a limited amount of post cards, so please do not be offended if they do not offer one to you.

There is a private event for anyone who receives a postcard from 7pm-9pm on the 23rd. This is usually a two-week sale, but it’s only eight days this year. That explains why Sephora abandoned the mid-October start it usually does. The VIB Rouge and VIB 20% off sale dates have been officially announced. Like last year, each tier has four days to shop the 20% off sale.

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Sephora End of Summer Sale With Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter and a Lot More

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The Sale Section at Sephora blew up last week and keeps releasing loads of new goodies. Sephora is having an End of Summer Sale to make room for fall. New items from tarte, Urban Decay, Philosophy, Make Up For Ever, First Aid Beauty, Supergoop!, Ren, St. Tropez, Buxom, Lavanilla, bareMinerals, Josie Maran, Ole Henriksen, Sephora Collection, Stila, Formula X, Boscia, Ciate London, Korres, Algenist, Nest, Peter Thomas Roth, Butter London, Karuna, Julep, Jinsoon, and more are available. Although it is always a good idea to check the Sale Section as seasons change over, it is actually a good idea to check everyday over the next few weeks. I am seeing new items almost every day since I first reported about the sale on the 22nd.

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Sephora Sale Section Exploded and new VIB Promo Code, VIBICON

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See 2018 VIB Promotions.

I know today is a big shopping day at Ulta (10x Points Day), but Sephora has offers of its own. The sale section exploded overnight with a lot of gems that will not last long. This is all part of the End of Summer Sale to make room for all the fall offerings. There are new items from Ciate, Julep, tarte, Stila, Korres, Sephora Collection, philosophy, Benefit, Ole Henriksen, Kat Von D, Nudestix, First Aid Beauty, Formula X, Butter London, Supergroup, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Nest, Buxom, Boscia, Josie Maran, Urban Decay and more. New items are releasing every day, so it is a good idea to keep checking.

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Sephora Love Note Sale and The Disney Minnie Beauty By Sephora Collection – Bag and Color Eyeshadow Palette

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The Disney Minnie Collection is on sale. See my Disney items to see why I recommend this collection.

The Sephora Love Note Sale, which I still refer to as Chic Week, launched today for Rouge members. It launches tomorrow for VIB and on the 9th for Beauty Insiders. Rouge and VIB clients get 15% off and can shop through the 13th. Beauty Insiders get 10% off and can shop through the 12th. There are a few changes to the program this year. I decided to go into the store today to get the free bag for Rouge clients to kick off the sale. If you like the bag and are not a Rouge member or were unable to get one, this is a 250 point perk anyone can redeem.

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Sephora Sale on Sale

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Every year from Christmas Day through New Year’s Day, Sephora offers 20% off everything in the sales section. Accessing the sale on sale requires a promo code, so you will not get any freebies with the order (other than the standard 3 samples in the checkout section). The promo code usually changes from year to year, but it is multi-use. Shop the sales section as often as you want during the week. This year, the promo code is EXTRA20. Rouge clients were able to get access to the sale early using the code ROUGE20. It opened around 9:30pm PST on 12/22/15 for Rouge clients and 9:15pm PST on 12/24/15 for everyone else. Last year, the sale opened for Rouge very early on the 21st, so we had almost two days less advance access this year. We still got two full days to shop before it opened to everyone.

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Sephora VIB Sale 20% Off Holiday Shopping

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The annual VIB sale which runs from the beginning to the middle of each November is in full swing. This is the first year Sephora decided to exclude Rouge clients from the VIB part of the 20% off sale. I was curious to see whether HOLIDAY20 or VIB20 would work for Rouge clients. Sephora said it would not work, but parameters on new codes can fail. A VIB exclusive code had never been released before, so it was worth checking. The VIB sale runs 11/13/15-11/16/15. The code officially went live at 11:41pm PST on 11/12/15, so it came 19 minutes ahead of schedule for the west coast and was behind schedule for some others. When I tried to enter the codes from my Beauty Insider account (created solely for receiving email offers) and my Rouge account, I got a pop up that you must be a VIB member to redeem.

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Sephora VIB Sale 20% Off Holiday Shopping Event Rouge First Access and Gift 110615-110915

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The annual VIB sale which runs from the beginning to the middle of each November started. By now, all of my fellow Sephora US Rouge shoppers should know our private shopping event to kick off the annual VIB 20% off sale did not happen. Apparently after surveying us about our satisfaction with the last event, Sephora decided to cancel the event instead of making improvements. There were certainly areas I felt could be improved. As I mentioned after attending the August event, my store event could have been better. If my store stepped it up the way some other stores do, I may have enjoyed the events a little more. While I appreciated the Face Mask Friday event added this year (which I now wonder if it was a replacement to the private shopping event we usually have in November), I was not into the jar masks my store opted to go with.

Had Sephora not canceled the event, I may have attended. Guess we will never know one way or the other now. While I took the survey after the August event, I cannot remember what I wrote. I do remember being asked to rank event happenings and am pretty sure I rated brand reps presence lowest. Sorry, I really enjoyed spending time with them in August of 2014, but I found something missing in November of 2014, and August of 2015. Some people reported brand reps would still be visiting the stores, but I did not see any at my store yesterday. Not sure I really missed them either.

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Sephora Employee Appreciation Sale 101515-102815

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The 2016 Employee Appreciation Sale.

There is a two-week period each year where Sephora employees get to send unique 20% discount codes to friends and family. It almost always starts in mid October. This is a real friends and family code meaning recipients are personally selected by an employee to get one. While some people may ask employees who are not friends or family members for codes, many will be unsuccessful. Some employees may offer theirs to strangers and customers they like where others will stick to the original reason for the code, friends and family. We all want to believe that our favorite rep is our friend, but unless the rep offers a code, the relationship is probably not a friendship. A good salesperson can make you feel like a friend though.

I was pleasantly surprised last year when a wonderful Sephora employee asked me to give her my email, so she could send me a unique discount code for 20% off. She’s pretty awesome, but that was above and beyond. Imagine my surprise when I got an email from a different incredible employee this year. Sephora employees usually go above and beyond, but this particular one is incredible. In case she happens upon this post, I will thank her here in addition to the message I already sent. Thanks! If you have not received a code yet, there is still time. The sale ends on the 28th. Assuming you are a VIB or higher, the VIB discount sale will also be coming shortly (probably around the 4th for Rouge and the 5th for VIB), so another 20% discount is coming.

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