November 6, 2012

Sephora Friends and Family VIB Beauty Insider 20% Discount 2012

If you haven’t gotten your Sephora Friends and Family VIB Beauty Insider Discount Invite in the mail yet you can go ahead and print it out from the Sephora website.

Just click here and you’ll be magically whisked away to where you can print the discount.


Happy Shoppin’!

Note: I have no confirmation yet on a BI discount or Canadian discount but will update if anything comes up!


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  • Nicki

    Canadians will also qualify for the VIB Sale! My local store (in NS) is advertising the event for Thursday evening.

    Happy haulidays!

    • deliah

      Nicki that’s my local store too, is it only going to be Thursday evening?

    • Laura H

      I heard that it is only in store for Canadians, which is ridiculous cause most people have to drive like a hour to get to a store near them.

      • Kristin

        But it says that you get the discount for you and a friend. Can the friend only get the discount in store?

        • the Muse

          apologies, correct that, you can use the invite with your vib memebership in store so you can and your friend can shop with 20% off. if neither of you are vib the coupon won’t be any good.

    • the Muse

      roxy all the info about the coupon is printed on it right on the bottom as soon as you click over to their site. hope this helps!

  • Vail Valley Girl

    Any word on when or if Sephora will have the coupon like they did last year where VIBs save $20 on all purchases over $65? Or something like that? You know what I am talking about, right?

    • the Muse

      I’m not sure vail valley girl this the only info I have right now. sephora doesn’t share any insider info with me…I just got this info because I got an invite otherwise I wouldn’t even know about the event πŸ™

      • Vail Valley Girl

        I got the invite too. Just thought that since you are so damn ROCKING COOL and BEAUTIFUL, you might know. πŸ™‚

        • the Muse

          awesome glad you got it! πŸ™‚ sorry…lol appreciate you thinking I am rocking cool ;-D but they give me no inside info….as I hear it or get an email etc I always post about it here first πŸ™‚ but I have no info prior to getting it like everyone else. Sephora is tight lipped about sales and such :-/

  • katie

    I couldn’t participate in this sale because I am just a BI. I did spend a bit at I was planning on spending 100$ more at sephora to make it to VIB. Now I am wondering if it would be worth it. With so many stores offering 20% and sephora (might) offer 15% Could anyone advise me? Do VIBs get some great perks or is it just a once a year sale? Thanks!

    • the Muse

      bi and vib are two different things becky….so promo code will not work online if you’re just a BI member.

  • Purple_Horsie

    Is anybody a VIB that wouldn’t mind sharing their Friend code with me?
    I would really be grateful for it!!!

    Thank you!

  • Miriam

    Got my Canadian email today! November 8-12, 20% off, in-store only, no online purchases. Plus one is on November 8 only.

  • Lyn

    Sorry, Muse, I know you are just the messenger (so nothing person to you) but this is just another reason why I think Sephora bites, lol. So tired of their “maybe there’s a sale, maybe it’s not for everyone, maybe it’s for just VIB’s, maybe it’s just for employees. Whatever…

    • the Muse

      sorry lyn…I just thought I’d share the info as it became available to me. I’m going to do a poll closer to the end of the year about what sort of features you’d all like to read about and I’ll ask about the “Steals and Deals” section and whether you want to hear about coupons/sales and such πŸ™‚

      • Lyn!

        Hi Muse,
        No, I am glad that you post all sales/deals – that is not the problem I have. It is simply with Sephora as a company and how they have been advertising/NOT advertising their sales. It’s very frustrating that you call the store and then call the company and you could get 100 different answers.

        Sephora needs to get their act together! I just don’t think it’s fair to keep having “special” sales only for employees and VIB’s, etc., when I feel that BI’s are just as valuable as customers. Do I really have to spend $350/year or whatever the amount is to be important to them? I can spend my money elsewhere, and I have been.

        Thanks for listening – but you are great, no problem with you at all! πŸ™‚

        • the Muse

          hi lyn

          I really am sorry, not sure what to say/do/tell you. But at least you can take your business elsewhere πŸ™‚ <3!

          • Lyn!

            I think what I can do is to write them a complaint letter. I’m a pretty easy going person, but they have me ticked off, lol.

            Yes, I am glad that there are other makeup companies I can buy from. The only thing that limits me is that I like BE makeup and like the exclusives Sephora and other stores have. Know any way to get around that – is there somewhere else I can order/buy from?

          • the Muse

            hi again! you might want to do so via facebook or their forums or even tweet them as it seems to get a reply faster. Unfortunately no way to get around it without buying directly from Sephora if it is exclusive products. As for BE they have a FF event twice a year or so!? so that helps πŸ™‚

          • the Muse

            ps and of course has their FF going on now!

  • Gail

    I called my local store and asked if this was only for VIB’s and they said as long as you have coupon – just come in – Thank you so much for sharing – I don’t think it will work online as when I called them they said it wouldn’t.

    I think in this economy – they would honor it – just stop in your local store tomorrow and Thank You so so much – 20% is a deal and we can all use a little discount with the tons of moola we (I) spend on beauty products.

      • Gail

        Well I went into the store – I bought about $200 of NARS and went to register and gave them the coupon that I printed & they took off 20% – thanked me so much for shopping – gave me a special shopping bag with some freebies – nice mirror for your purse AND I got my $500 bonus gift. Oh and they had really good chocolates in the store for the event. Maybe I am a VIB now for this year with this purchase but I wasn’t when I walked in.

        THANK YOU SO MUCH – You are just the bestβ™₯

        • the Muse

          yay gail! so happy to hear it! Enjoy your lovely NARS purchases ;-D sounds like you scored big time <3!

      • the Muse

        brie did you read the post? I linked to the coupon right inside this post.

  • OrangeLipstickBlog

    I just become a VIB about 2.5 weeks ago so I’m sincerely hoping I can use this promo code! I can’t wait to stock up omgggggg. If the coupon code doesn’t work online I’ll just go in an beg and show them my Sephora account where it shows I’m a VIB.

  • telle

    anyone know why in canada it has to be in stores? we just got dumped on in edmonton (25cm+) and roads are not so good to be traveling on. Plus, there is so much more stock on line that isn’t in stores- Lorac isn’t carried in stores at any of the edmonton locations anymore. awwwwwwww πŸ™ (Sephora may be bringing in the holiday collection, but when i asked an employee last week about it, she had *no* clue…).

    • katie

      Oops! I am trying to place a order at ulta and the code isnt going through. I am on the phone with cs and will post again if it gets resolved.

      • katie

        Ignore me! I think the ulta sale excludes “prestige” cosmetics. Will just sit in the corner waiting and hoping for a BI sephora sale.

  • Alison

    Hi everyone.

    I was just at my Canadian Sephora store. The sales rep told me that the VIB sale is for Thursday only. Then on Friday, the BI sale will begin, either 15 or 20% off.
    Hope that helps all the confusion.


  • Lynn

    I wanna be a vib’s friend…. This is the first year I didn’t spend enough to be a vib and I really wanted to stock up πŸ™

    • Melisa

      Sorry Lyn!…not a VIB,

      but, my way around the whole Sephora Friends & Family/VIB situation is to shop at ULTA. I just purchased prestige brands including Bare Escentuals at a 20% discount about 2 weeks ago. They do this several times a year. If you don’t have an ULTA nearby, you might be able to make the purchase online. They have a an insider club program that you can join. Aside from that, I don’t believe there is a minimum to spend to qualify for the 20% off that they offer.

      I don’t think I’ll ever become a VIB, because I only buy what I need, which I can, generally, buy from other locales or websites. I really do love Sephora, but not enough to spend $350 a year, just to save $20 percent off. Also, check out, as they’re having a Friends & Family 20%off sale, now, as well. You might need to join the site and then qualify for the discount. It’s worth a shot as they have Bare Escentuals and plenty other major brands. Good Luck

  • noel

    I wonder if any of you VIB ladies would share your friend code with me?? I can’t get to a sephora store. Thanks!

  • Lisa

    Muse, you are great. You shared all the info you had and it’s awesome. I’ve had my share of troubles with Sephora, but thank you for sharing the info you have! It will all work out in the end. I guess all of the upset customers only goes to show you how much we love to look and smell pretty. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Keep up the good work!
    Stay warm and dry.

    • the Muse

      so glad it was helpful lisa! hope you had a nice healthy haul using the coupon ;-D You stay warm too! Have a great weekend!

  • Suselew

    Just a FYI that I placed two online orders today and used my VIB code of CELEBRATE twice with no problems. When I previously called and asked that question of a Sephora customer service rep, she said it was a one use per VIB. Obviously, she is wrong or their site is allowing it and the reps trying to discourage it. Now, I’m not sure if they’ll catch it and correct it -or- if that will only work today but it seems there are loopholes to the process. I would bet if you went into the store, they have extra BI coupons to hand out. I don’t know this for sure, but during the last F&F sale where only employees were handing them out, I asked a manager and she got me one from the back. They are simply not going to discourage business in the store.

  • Lola

    Rather old post, so I don’t know if anyone will read/reply or if it’s already been asked (I looked through the comments, I swear) but will they becoming out with a regular BI sale? I missed out on a few products during the VIB sale & usually when I do, I know to just wait around for the BI Sale but for some reason there was a lot of confusion going on this year or was it just me?