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-There are a number of minor and major promotions throughout the year. The minor ones pop up at any time, but the major ones come around the same time each year. Read below for more details (and date predictions). Getting the Best Deal is a great place to start for those looking to maximize their deal shopping this retailer. Shopping online is usually offers better deals, so I reserve in-store shopping for items out-of-stock online or special store promotions.
-The Weekly Wow has deep discounts on popular items. See 2018 offers. The Sale Section usually has lackluster items that are not selling at full-price. There are times when great items hit the sale section, because Sephora is either trying to clear inventory or is discontinuing a line. This is especially common as we move from one season to the next. Check your local store to see if it has a Sale Section. If there is not a specific section, the sale items are generally covertly mixed in with the regular items. You can also ask an associate if there are any sale items in the back.
-Join the Beauty Insider Program. Earn points based on reward level. Points will only expire if your account remains untouched for 18 months. Since even redeeming the free birthday gift makes a transaction to the account, most people should have some activity to keep points active. Point Multipliers are available at select times. Redeem points in the Rewards Bazaar for free gifts. Rewards Bazaar replaced Epic Rewards, and I keep a list of recent offerings. Points from 100 to 500 are redeemed with any purchase as usual. Anything 750 and over can be redeemed without a purchase with free shipping. New rewards release during Pacific business hours every Tuesday and Thursday.
-Spend nothing to become a Beauty Insider and get: 1 point per dollar spent, a free birthday gift, point multipliers (during promotions), special BI events, free beauty classes with select purchases, a $15 off $50 promo promo code for Christmas, special promotion codes for BI clients, access to certain items before the general public, a 10% discount on anything during Chic Week, and more. See 2018 Beauty Insider Promotions.
-Spend $350 a year to reach VIB and get: 1.25 points per dollar spent, all perks BI clients get, a chance to get 250 rewards points in place of the birthday gift, select full-size products from the Rewards Bazaar, 20% off during the November VIB sale, increased point multipliers over BI clients (during select promotions), the opportunity to save 10% once a year (after it resets in January OR within 60 days of qualifying) using a code Sephora emails you, one free shipping code (after qualifying), a free makeover (if you order a VIB welcome kit upon qualifying), special VIB events, an extra $5 off ($20 total) the BI Christmas promo amount, special promotion codes for VIB clients, an extra 5% discount (15% total) for Chic Week, access to certain items before BI clients, and more. Sephora advertises handpicked gifts. See 2018 VIB Promotions.
-Spend $1000 a year to reach Rouge and get: 1.5 points per dollar spent, all the perks BI clients get, all perks VIB clients get, a chance to redeem 2500 points for a $100 gift card, access to Rouge Only products, a free gift when they qualify, free shipping on every order (free Flash if they sign up), free makeovers, special Rouge events, increased point multipliers over VIB clients (during select promotions), an extra $5 off ($25 total) the VIB Christmas promo amount, special promotion codes for Rouge clients, access to certain items before VIB clients, and more. Read articles regarding VIB Rouge Qualification. Read articles about VIB Rouge events. See 2018 VIB Rouge Promotions.
-Add items to your Loves List to purchase later. This helps track things that are out-of-stock.
-The Sun Safety Kit releases mid to late May (early April in 2018). This is $36 of which $25 is donated to cancer research. It usually sells out quickly and has a lot of wonderful deluxe samples. There are 2 full-sizes for 2018. Get there early.
-The Give Me More Lip Kit generally releases mid to late September. This is usually $60 and includes a mix of full and deluxe sized lippies. It sells out quickly when the options are better. In mid October 2016, Sephora released the Give Me Some Lip and Liner Kit for $60 in its place.
-Read articles regarding Sephora Favorites: 2015 Sun Safety, 2015 Bronze Bares All, 2015 Give Me More Lip, Give Me Some Nude Lip, Paint It Pink, 2016 Sun Safety, 2016 Soko to Tokyo, 2016 Give Me Some Lip, Chic It Easy, 2016 Give Me Some Lip and Liner Kit, Favorites Trending: Beauty’s Most Coveted, All 2017 sets, Limited Edition Selfie Kit Review, Give Me Some New Lip, Favorites Glow For It Kit, 2018 Sun Safety Kit, Give Me Some Lip 2018, Sephora Favorites 2018 Superstars Kit, and Sephora Favorites 2018 Give Me More Lip.
-The Salt Lake Warehouse tends to run out of better samples and promos faster than Maryland. If you are ordering a great sample/promo, it is less likely to be substituted or canceled from the order if you order a nail polish. Every nail polish I’ve ordered comes from the Maryland warehouse, and I have a lot of nail polish.
-There are times when some promo codes can be redeemed in store without a purchase. I will list the ones I am aware of below.
-Read articles regarding Point Multipliers. These (2x-4x) points events run throughout the year: skin care in January, fragrance in February, fragrance in May, everything in August, and fragrance in December. Some offers are the same for everyone. When there is a difference, beauty insiders get 2x, VIB clients get 3x, and Rouge clients get 4x.
-Read articles regarding the Spring Bonus Event (formerly Chic Week). The event, which takes place in April, gives VIB and higher clients 15% off and Beauty Insiders get 10% off any product. Rouge clients get first access, followed by VIB clients, followed by Beauty Insiders.
-Read articles regarding Beauty Insider Appreciation Week. The event offers 4x points for Rouge, 3x points for VIB, and 2x points for Beauty Insiders. There is usually a 7-8 piece VIB appreciation GWP bag released near the end of the event. The event took place in August in 2013, 2014, and 2015. It took place in September for 2016 and will likely continue in September for the years to come. A new sale called the Beauty Insider Appreciation Event started in August 2018.
-Read articles regarding Advent Promos. This is a promo code that releases a new GWP offer every day throughout the promotion. Look for these in October and December (will update this if they pop up at other times.
-Read articles regarding Sample Filled Clutches and Sample Filled Bags. The main promo usually releases mid to late October, but there are minor ones usually containing 12 foils throughout the year. It is a choice of multiple bags (usually designs customers select).
-Read articles regarding the Employee Appreciation Sale. The event runs from mid to late October. This is a 20% off any product sale. You must get a unique code emailed from a Sephora employee. It is designed for friends and family, so getting one from someone you barely know (while possible) is not likely.
-Read articles regarding Black Friday Sales. The event includes a Cyber Weekend Surprise Bag and many deals as low as $10 each. A Mystery Sample Bag traded places with the Customer Appreciation Bag in 2016.
-Read articles regarding free gift cards. The event is for all Beauty Insiders for Christmas in early December. These gift cards have a $50 minimum expiration and a mid December expiration. BI gets $15 off $50, VIB gets $20 off $50, and Rouge get $25 off $50.
-Read articles regarding the Sale on Sale. The event runs from Christmas though New Year’s Day. Get 20% off everything in the sales section. It was canceled in 2016, but I hope to see it return in 2017.
Some promo codes are multiple use and some are one-time use. All promo codes are online only unless specified below. Active codes are listed below. View 2018 offers for Beauty Insider, VIB, and Rouge clients.
The Beauty Deals link does a pretty good job of posting most active offers and removing most expired offers. There are always a few that are not listed there and a few that get canceled from orders, because they are not removed fast enough. I list the ones that are missing and/or the ones I think are worth mentioning below.
-Use code ALILMERRY for a fragrance mini with a $35 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- Use code ALOTMERRY for a fragrance mini and a mini Stila Liquid Lipstick in Baci with a $35 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- 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 FINDAFAVE for a trial size tarte lip and 7 foundation foils with a $25 purchase.
-Use code READYTOJET for a sample bag of your choice with a $50 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- Use code SOTARTE for a three deluxe tarte samples: a 0.07ozSmooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder, a 0.16oz Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara, and a 0.07oz Amazonian Clay 12-hr Highlighter with a $35 purchase.
-Use code SURPRISEME to choose a deluxe sample from a large assortment of options with a $25 purchase.
-Use code UNDERBYE for an It Cosmetics set with a $35 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- Use code VIBALTERNA for two deluxe samples from Alterna: a 0.85oz Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture CC Cream, and a 0.85oz Caviar Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair Leave-In Heat Protection Spray with a $35 purchase.
-VIB members- Use code VIBBONUS for 20% off online or ask for the discount on a VIB account in store. Second access. Valid 11/09/18 – 11/12/18.
-VIB and Rouge members -Use code VIBBRIGHT for three deluxe samples from Ole Henriksen: a 0.25oz Truth Serum, a 0.1oz Banana Bright Eye Creme, and 0.25oz C-Rush Brightening Gel Creme with a $35 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- Use code VIBCHAMP for two deluxe samples from Perricone MD: a 0.25oz Face Finishing Moisturizer, and a 0.13oz Hypoallergenic Eye Cream with a $35 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- Use code VIBGRAPES for three deluxe samples from Caudalie: a 0.33oz Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, a 0.16oz Premier Cru Eye Cream, and a 0.33oz Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet with a $35 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- Use code VIBNOURISH for two 1oz samples from MARAJO: Deep Treatment Butter, and Nourishing Cleansing Creme with a $35 purchase.
-VIB and Rouge members- Use code VIBTINGLY for two deluxe samples from tarte: a 0.34oz Knockout Tingling Treatment, and a 0.25oz Deep Dive Cleansing Gel Rainforest of the Sea with a $35 purchase.
-Use code YOURGIFT for your choice of a special deluxe sample with a $25 purchase. (This is a recycling code so there may be times when nothing is attached).
-Surprise Holiday Bonus extension for VIB and Rouge announced. Runs through 11/19/18.
-Sephora launched the Daily Wow! It runs through 11/26/18. Read more about this.
View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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