As you know the Sephora 20% Holiday Bonus Event starts tomorrow for Rouge and next week for VIBs and the week after for BIs in stores at Sephora.com. If this is your first time taking advantage of this event I’ve compiled a few trips, tricks, and hacks to get the most bang for your buck. I’ll also have a few gift guides going up to help you make some great selections.
Considering Sephora recently offered 20% Off I was a little concerned they wouldn’t again extend the discount for the Holidays but thankfully enough we are getting a second run with 20% off. It’s a pretty exciting time since the sale has absolutely no exclusions. Chanel, Dior, Guerlain, there are no brand exceptions and you can buy whatever you want at 20% off.
Here are some trips and tricks for getting the most out of your Sephora 20% off discount!
What is the 20% Holiday Bonus Event?
If you’re a Rouge or VIB Member with Sephora the Holiday Bonus Event entitles you to 20% off your total purchase at Sephora and Sephora.com as well as Sephora at JCPenny with no exclusions. If you’re a BI Member your discount is 15% off with no exclusions
What are the dates for the 20% Off Holiday Bonus Event?
There are four different weeks that the sale takes place which are listed below.
- Rouge: October 26th and October 29th
- Rouge: November 2nd to November 5th
- VIB: November 9th to November 12th
- Beauty Insider: November 16th to November 19th
Is there a special coupon code or promotion code to use?
Yes, each member has a special discount code that you can use upon checkout at sephora.com which are as follows:
- Rouge: ROUGEBONUS
- VIB: VIBBONUS
- BI: BIBONUS
Can the promo code be used more than once?
Yes, you can. Last year, this wasn’t possible but this year it works fine over as many orders as you wish to use it on!
What about the in store discount?
Sephora has sent out e-mails coupons that contain a bar code which can be used in stores. The first week of the sale Rouge Members can extend the discount to a friend so long as the friend accompanies them in store. There are also snail mail coupons that were sent out which can brought in store and used. If you haven’t gotten one don’t worry as last year Sephora sales reps would check your status using your membership info and would apply the discount at checkout.
Hey, how about Canadians?
Yes, Canadians are also included in the sale and can shop at sephora.ca.
Shop the Sale During the Sale
I recommend this every year and it’s still one of the best hacks ever in my humblest opinion! You see, Sephora.com has a slew of sale items that are already reduced 30% to 60% off which means you can get an additional 20% off on sale items! It’s a nice way to grab some stocking stuffers or inexpensive gifts.
Don’t Shop All Brands
As always I recommend NOT shopping all brands during this sale. Go with luxury items, higher end fragrances, or items that you know Sephora exclusively carries but try to avoid brands like Philosophy, Stila, and other mid-range brands. Brands like Philosophy, Stila, even Tarte and Stila tend to have a higher discount during the upcoming Holiday season and you’d be looking at a discount greater than 20% off if you wait. Not to mention Black Friday and Cyber Monday are on the way which means even more discounts. Just remember to ask yourself while shopping at Sephora, “Is this brand going to have a better deal or sale later in the season?”
Get Your Cart Ready Right Now and Shop Early
I find it recent years this little hack doesn’t always apply as it seems like stuff doesn’t sale out as quickly as it once did but hey, you never know right? Might as well get your cart loaded up early and be ready to check out early in the AM so you have no problems!
My item sold out now what?
Try not to worry too much about this as I notice that they tend to restock within a few days! And Rouge does have two weeks to shop so, if it remains out of stock that first week, check back, it might just pop back up!
Is there anything first during the sale?
Yes, on the first day of the sale Rouge Members get a sample set.
I hope these trips and tricks help you shop the Sephora sale!
Enjoy! Have fun!