How To Get More Bang For Your Buck At Sephora
Walking into Sephora is like walking into heaven for many who love beauty and makeup products. Even if you just need only one item, a quick trip to Sephora can actually lead to an hours-long adventure that really puts a dent on your bank account. It’s easy to lose sight of your shopping list when you visit Sephora and walk out with tons of things you didn’t know you wanted or needed. You’ve probably spent thousands of dollars at the famed beauty store, so here are some ways on how to get the most value for all the money you spend there:
Join the Beauty Insider Program
You’ll want to join Sephora’s Beauty Insider Program since you get points for every dollar you spend there (which can really add up if you’re a makeup addict). There are three different tiers to the rewards program and it depends on how much money you spend there a year. The more you spend, the higher ranked you’ll be and that gets you more points. You can either trade in your points for deluxe samples or you can exchange them for gift cards if you’re a Rogue member, which requires you to spend $1,000 a year. You also get a free birthday gift and additional gifts if you have the higher rankings.
Always wait for the annual sales and events
If you have a long makeup list, you should really wait for Sephora’s annual sales and events. Usually, their great sales are in April and November and your membership status determines how much you save. But then you also have smaller sales throughout the year like Cyber Monday and a Memorial Day sale, where you not only get great deals, but extra points! You can easily keep track of all the products you want to take advantage of these sales by using the site’s “Love” list. When it’s on sale, you head to the list and then transfer what you want into your basket!
If you’re shopping on Sephora’s website, you should always have a promo code handy (and luckily for you, there’s plenty of them). Besides two free samples you get with every order, you can also choose from a variety of deals if you go to the “Shop” tab on the homepage, which is where you’ll find “Beauty Offers.” Under this section, you’ll see all of their current promotions and provide you with codes to use at checkout. To really maximize the free samples you get, you’ll want to split your orders, but only if you’re a VIP member so that you get free shipping.