Sephora Beauty Insider updates and cash rewards (or at least gift card rewards but hey, I’ll take it) are coming for 2018-2019 with new rewards and benefits! To kick things off Sephora is having a Beauty Insider Appreciation Event later this month that gets 20% off for Rouge Members, 15% for VIBs, and 10% for BIs but wait, there’s more!
Here’s some of the updates happening with more on the way for 2019!
New Points System
VIB and Rouge now earn points faster now with VIB members earning 1.25 points for every $1 spent and Rouge members earn 1.5 points for every dollar spent. (Insider members continue to earn 1 point for every dollar spent.)
Gifts and Rewards
- VIB and Rouge can now choose between a birthday gift or get 250 bonus points
- VIB and Rouge members will be able to choose from Full-Size Rewards (Unfortunately available in the Rewards Bazaar)
Gift Card Rewards
Rouge Members can redeem 2,500 points for $100 Gift Cards
I love that they are updating their rewards but Ulta does still have advantages over Sephora. For example, the virtual gift card still comes with a stipulation that it will be available on Rewards Bazaar Days Only (Tuesday and Thursday) and in limited quantities. That means it’s a catch 22 if you’ll get one or not since they’ll likely sell out fast. This is a permanent feature now in the Rewards Bazaar which means if they do sell out you can still try again next week but still annoying there aren’t unlimited quantities that are redeemable for points at any time you want! You also need to redeem the amount in total so you can’t carry any balance on the virtual gift card they give you which means any remaining amount will not be reimbursed. It also expires in 90 days once they send it to you via e-mail.
New Beauty Insider Profile
Starting on August 14th there will be a new version of your Beauty Insider profile that will be your destination for everything Beauty Insider related where you can view your year-to-date activity and your current points balance, redeem rewards and gifts and learn about your Beauty Insider benefits.
All I can say is they are trying! It’s not the best of updates but it’s progress!
What do you think of the latest Sephora Beauty Insider updates?
What would be your ideal Sephora reward benefit situation?