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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sephora Spring 2017 VIB Sale Info & Tips


The most-asked question I have received over the past few weeks is, "G, do you know when the Sephora VIB sale starts?"

I have been wanting to answer this question for you for about two weeks now, and have received many great tips from several of you about the start-date (thank you!!), but I wanted to wait until I heard from readers who actually received their VIB passes in the mail before doing my usual post, just to avoid any confusion. There have been lots of "I heard..." and "So and so heard..." types of rumors going around, and while I appreciate those tips so much, I hope you understand that I needed to see something in print--from Sephora--before doing this post.

Thanks so much to readers Pamb, ChiChi20 and Samantha K. for confirming this week that they received their cards in the mail (snail mail)! So now I can officially confirm all of the dates and info below.

SEPHORA SPRING 2017 VIB SALE DATES:
  • ROUGE MEMBERS - April 18th - 24th
  • From 4/18 - 4/24, Rouge members will receive 15% off all purchases in-store and online, including Sephora inside JCPenney locations. Sephora will mail/email you a code to use for your discount (if you don't get the email/mail, the code is ROUGESPRING). You may use this code both online and in-store AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT (no limit) on whatever you want (no brand restrictions, but you will not receive a discount if you purchase Sephora gift cards, a Flash subscription, or a Play! subscription). On April 18th only: if you are Rouge and visit your local Sephora store on this date, you can bring a friend and both you and your friend will receive 15% off all purchases (even if your friend is not Rouge). Both you and your friend will also receive a FREE Sephora canvas tote bag (on April 18th only, in-store only), while supplies last. You can see a pic of the tote here (you may have to scroll back a few pages by the time you read this if you don't see the pic on the first page).

  • VIB MEMBERS - April 19th - 24th
  • From 4/19 - 4/24, VIB members will receive 15% off all purchases in-store and online, including Sephora inside JCPenney locations. Sephora will mail/email you a code to use for your discount (if you don't get the email/mail, the code is VIBSPRING). You may use this code both online and in-store AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT (no limit) on whatever you want (no restrictions, but you will not receive a discount if you purchase Sephora gift cards, a Flash subscription, or a Play! subscription). 

  • BEAUTY INSIDERS - April 20th - April 23rd
  • From 4/20 - 4/23, Beauty Insiders will receive 10% off all purchases in-store and online, including Sephora inside JCPenney locations. Sephora will mail/email you a code to use for your discount (if you don't get the email/mail, the code is BISPRING). You may use this code both online and in-store AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT (no limit) on whatever you want (no restrictions, but you will not receive a discount if you purchase Sephora gift cards, a Flash subscription, or a Play! subscription). 

TIPS (PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THROUGH ALL BULLET POINTS!): 
  • Since your discount is valid only with a code, that means that any deluxe freebie codes you may want to use with your online orders will NOT be valid if you also want the discount. You cannot stack codes on the Sephora website, so you'll have to decide if you want the discount or a deluxe freebie.

  • If you are on the borderline of becoming VIB or Rouge, I believe that you're out of luck in terms of making it in time for this event. Per several of you who received emails about this from Sephora, the cut-off date to become VIB or Rouge in time for this event was 4/10/17. If you become VIB or Rouge after 4/10, I do not believe that you will receive your new status in time for this event. But of course you can always call Sephora customer service to double-check: 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672).

  • Sephora always releases new Sephora Favorites sets in time for this event. I will be posting some reader-submitted pics tomorrow (4/12) of new sets spotted at Sephora and Sephora inside JCPenney locations. This is a great time to grab these value sets since they're already a great value and the extra discount makes them even better!

  • Speaking of great deals, I want to remind you that this discount also applies to Sale Page items. And historically, Sephora sometimes surprises us by adding new items to the sale page several times throughout this event. I can't say for sure they'll do that this time around, but I would check the sale page every single day, just to be safe, since you know how quickly sale items can sell out (especially with this extra discount)!

  • Historically, I usually do a blog post right before the event with some personal recommendations. I will do my best to get that post up before the event begins, in case you need some ideas! I try not to include anything obvious in my recommendations (super popular palettes, etc.) because I feel like everyone always recommends those. So my recommendations will include things that are off the beaten path (things that don't get much attention but I think are worth considering). So please check back soon for that post, and please get YOUR suggestions ready since I love it when we all share our personal recs with one another!

  • Now seems like a good time to remind you of Sephora Flash. If you don't already have this subscription (or your Rouge status already gives you free shipping), I HIGHLY suggest that you sign up for Sephora Flash HERE. For $10 a year, this gives you free 2-day shipping on ALL orders for one full year. The subscription starts when you sign up, meaning that anything else you order when you sign up will ship free, no minimum required. This subscription literally pays for itself after two orders, so if you plan on ordering more than twice per year at Sephora, sign up! NOTE: you cannot use your VIB sale discount to purchase Sephora Flash (meaning, you won't get a discount on the $10) but you can USE your Flash subscription during this sale to receive free shipping on your orders.

One more thing! I haven't heard any rumors about Sephora releasing new products at the start of this sale. I believe that for the last VIB sale event, they launched brand new Tarte and/or Kat Von D products on the first day of the event (my memory's fuzzy about that but I think those were the brands?), so Rouge members were able to purchase them with their discounts before anyone else. If you have heard that they're doing this again, I would love if you shared your tips below (thank you!).

Thanks again, Pamb, ChiChi20 and Samantha K., for the great tips!
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31 comments

  1. what time zone does online Sephora run on?

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    1. The Black Friday deals always go live around 9PM Pacific so if my memory serves me correctly, these codes should be valid at around 9PM Pacific/Midnight Eastern the night before the start dates. :)

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  2. Whew! I have been waiting for this! I cleaned up my loves list and I am ready to stalk the sales page. And I am definitely interested in everyone's recommendations.

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    1. Yay!! I can't wait to hear what you're getting, Tamiko!

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    2. Oooh I'm tempted to buy some of those Bite Lip Creme Glosses. So pretty and I was blown away by the gold lip one that came out during the holidays. I saw 3 different people wear it, was captivated, asked and picked up one myself shortly after.

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    3. Oh man, now you have me thinking about those! Lol! Thanks for the rec! ;)

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    4. Bite has a new set out called the Love, Bite lip set which has 2 (almost full size, I think) multisticks and a full size prismatic pearl creme lip gloss, and a small mirror. The multistick shades are Cashew and Gelato, and lip gloss shade is Rose Pearl. I was going to wait for the sale but I couldn't take it anymore and bought it a few days ago. All of the formulas are gorgeous and really comfortable, and that lip gloss is fantastic!

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  3. Does anyone know if the Buxum palette deal works with this? When I tried it with my VIB 10% welcome discount it split the items up individually instead of taking 10% off the $40.

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    1. Good question! I'm not sure how that will be calculated, but if you don't get the discount off the $40, definitely try calling customer service and see if they can adjust.

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  4. oh! And by the way, Josie Maran is having a 22% off sale with code earth22. I've been wanting that limited mango whipped Argan butter. I smelled it in store and wanted to take a spoon to it.

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    1. Oh wow! Thank you so much for the great tip!! :D

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  5. Sephora Australia hasn't give any dates yet :( *sigh* I hope it's around the same time! Love your post <3

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    1. Fingers crossed for you that they announce soon! :)

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    2. usually it is different dates for the rest of the world. I know sephora india is around the national holidays time so different dates.

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    1. Awww, thank you so much! Right back at ya! ;)

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  7. Can you get the Rogue bag at the JcPenny's locations?

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    1. You know, I can't recall if readers were able to do that for past events! I have never been Rouge so I have no first-hand experience with trying to get it at SJCP, but I would try calling your local store and asking if they'll have it. :)

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    2. I used to work at SiJCP and the answer is Yes!!!!!!

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    3. OMG thank you so much for confirming that, Destiney! I really appreciate it! xo

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    4. Thanks to both of you. I have been obsessed with your blog since I found it a few weeks ago!

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  8. So if I'm VIB can I still bring a friend or no? ��

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    1. No, the "bring a friend" event and the free tote are for Rouge members only. I mean, you can bring a friend shopping with you, but he/she won't get your discount. :)

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    2. I realized after leaving this comment that Rouge is the next level after VIB so obviously they would have just another little perk more than VIB. But thank you for your response :)

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  9. FYI, the sun safety kit is available as of yesterday.

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    1. Thanks, Randi! I'm so late on my post about these new sets--I meant to get it up yesterday but I'm still working on it. xo

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  10. The Sephora pro brushes on the sale page are great quality( not Vegan though). I bought the angle brow brush for 11.00, its fab. I just ordered the cream shadow brush too.

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    1. And thanks for the tips! I love that little Sephora multi-tasker brush so darn much! ;)

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  11. Last year I had just made Rouge on black Friday and so my postcard didn't make the cut and I didn't get the 20% discount. I called Sephora direct and they were happy to take my order by phone, apply the 20% and let me pick samples like normal.

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  12. Pat McGrath metalmorphosis darkstar006 is live on Sephora on 4/22 if I'm not mistaken. 15% off that $130 price is a good deal. (if you signed up for email notification with pat she also sent out a 10% coupon code)

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  13. I'm excited about this sale. I'll be buying fragrance.

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