The Fall 2019 Sephora VIB sale, AKA the Sephora 2019 Holiday bonus runs from November 1st through November 11th. If you need some ideas on what to buy, my sale recommendations are below. Sephora introduced a new format this year. For the first time ever (in the holiday sale), Rouge members get 20% off, VIB members get 15% off, and Beauty Insider members get 10% off. In recent years, VIB and Rouge members shared the same discount. Beauty Insider members got 15% off. This means VIB and Beauty Insider members each see a 5% reduction.
A surprise extension on the holiday bonus for VIB and Rouge members was announced on 11/14/18. Read more about it.
It is time once again for the Sephora holiday bonus. The event kicks off for Rouge members today. This is my favorite Sephora event of the year, because I am unsure if the discount Sephora offered in August will return. We can always count on the discount in November though. When Sephora offers its discounts, it comes with very few exclusions, which I discuss below. Every year, the formatting changes slightly, because Sephora likes to keep us on our toes. A new format I have never seen got introduced this year. That format has a discount every weekend from now through the 19th of November. Similar variations (with less weekends) have popped up, but this is the first time where there are four weekends of shopping. I want to stay optimistic, so we will see how things go with all levels shopping separate weekends. The only other time Sephora attempted that people who crossed from VIB to Rouge during the event had problems making more purchases during the event. Hopefully, the bugs got worked out and those members will not have a problem showing their entire weekend.
Ulta releases 20% off prestige coupons at least five times a year for UltaMate members. These are unique, one-time use coupons that work on most prestige items. There are times when offers get mailed and emailed. Codes that arrive via mail are always different from codes that arrive via email. If you receive one from each medium, and the codes are different, you have two codes. Other times, the offers are only mailed or only emailed. When an online code accompanies a store bar code, you can redeem in-store OR online. The codes used to work in-store and online, but Ulta has officially tied them together. Regardless of which method you redeem first (online or in-store), the other will not work. I’ve confirmed that by testing it both ways. Platinum and Diamond members get extra offers each year. Offers tend to release around the same time each year so looking at the release dates for the previous year is the best way to see when they will come the next year. I will update this article every time I see a new 20% off prestige coupon.
My two favorite places combine! Disney is my happiest place on earth and Sephora is a close second. That makes the Sephora at Downtown Disney in Anaheim a super special place. Sephora appreciates Disney cast members, too. They have special cast member days where employees show their Disney ID for 20% off. This event happens more than you’d think. DisneyWorld finally got its own Sephora at Disney Springs in May 2016, but I have not been to DisneyWorld since the store opened. Once I go, I will edit in some pictures from the other coast. It probably has (or will have) similar offers for Disney employees.