Thursday, 1 September 2016

Sephora Beauty Insider Program

Sephora offers a rewards program that allows you to earn points and redeem them generally for deluxe products (U.S. and Canada only). It also gives you other benefits: birthday gifts, salesholiday cards, etc. 
There are 3 tiers:
    • Beauty Insider: No minimum purchases required 
    • VIB: Minimum of $350 CAD worth of purchases in a calendar year (January to December) 
    • VIB Rouge: Minimum of $1,000 CAD worth of purchases in a calendar year (January to December)  

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Beauty Insider
I've had this for years and I honestly have no complaints. It's free and you get so many advantages:
    • Birthday Gift
    • Points earned on all purchases (except gift cards) that can be redeemed for deluxe sample
    • Sales: April Sale (10% to 15% off) & November Sale (20% for VIB/VIB Rouge only)
    • Annual Holiday Cards: $15 off on minimum purchase of $50 for beauty insiders($20 for VIB & $25 for VIB Rouge)
BI-Relaunch
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Birthday Gift
Each year around your birthday, you get a small present that usually includes at least 2 samples. You can either pick it up in-stores (no purchase required) or order online (purchase required).
Click here for more information on 2016 Birthday Gift (choice of Fresh or Marc Jacobs Beauty Mini Set).
 
Click here for more information on 2015 Birthday Gift (NARS).
Click here for more information on 2014 Birthday Gift (Make Up For Ever.
Birthday Gift I received in 2014
Birthday Gift I got in 2013
Benefit They're Real! Mascara
Watt's Up Highlight
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Points
Points earned on all purchases (except purchase of gift cards), which can be redeemed for a deluxe sample of your choice. You can redeem your points in-stores or online whenever you'd like.
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Sales
Each year they normally have 2 big sales:
    • Spring Sale: Usually in April (usually 15% off - Beauty Insiders have access to it too but sometimes it's 10% for beauty insiders)
      • Click here for 2016 Spring Sale Information (coupons/dates)
      • Click here to read my blog post on Chic Week Sale 2014
    • Holiday Sale - Only for VIB/VIB Rouge members: usually in November (20% off)
      • Click here for 2016 Holiday Sale Information (coupons/dates)
      • Click here to read my blog post on Holiday Sale 2014
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Holiday Cards
They usually send out Holiday Cards each year that can be redeemed in-stores or online. Beauty Insiders can redeem them and get $15 off their total purchase (minimum purchase of $50 required). VIB members get $20 and VIB Rouge Members get $25.

Sephora VIB Rouge Holiday Card 2014
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How to unlock VIB status?
You need to spend at least $350 CAD in a calendar year (January to December). This doesn't include taxes, shipping or gift cards. Also, annual re-qualification is required. So you have to spend $350 the following year to be able to keep the status.
Welcome Kit  
When you first unlock the VIB status, you get a welcome kit that includes the following items:
  • VIB member card (this replaces your beauty insider card) 
  • 10% off on your next purchase (In store only)
  • Complimentary makeup (45-minute makeover)
Click here to see what was included in my kit in 2014.
VIB Perks
    • Birthday Gift (same as beauty insiders)
    • Points earned on all purchases (except gift cards) that can be redeemed for deluxe sample
    • Access to Chic Week Sale before Beauty Insiders (15% off)
    • Holiday Sale (20% off)
    • Holiday Cards: $20 off on minimum purchase of $50
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VIB Rouge
How to unlock VIB Rouge status?
You need to spend at least $1000 CAD in a calendar year (January to December). This doesn't include taxes, shipping or gift cards. Also, annual re-qualification is required. So you have to spend $1000 the following year to be able to keep the status.
Welcome Kit  
When you first unlock the VIB status, you get a welcome kit that includes the following items:
  • VIB member card (this replaces your Beauty Insider card) 
  • 10% off on your next purchase (In store only)
  • Complimentary makeup (45-minute makeover)
This year's kit includes a Sephora VIB Rouge-exclusive shade of Marc Jacobs lipstick. Click here to read my blog post on it.
VIB Rouge Welcome Kit 2015 
VIB Rouge Perks
  • Birthday Gift (extra deluxe sample than Beauty Insiders and VIB members)
  • Points earned on all purchases (except gift cards) that can be redeemed for deluxe sample
  • Early access to Chic Week Sale (15% off)
  • Holiday Sale (20% off)
  • Holiday Cards: $25 off on minimum purchase of $50
  • Free Shipping on all online orders (U.S. & Canada)
  • Surprise Gifts 
  • Private events: Closed-door events reserved for only VIB Rouge members and their guests, where they get to shop in private and get snacks and samples. Click here to read my blog post on the latest event. 
  • Beauty Concierge
Last Private event I attended was during Sephora Holiday Sale 2014

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