88OFF was apparently a Sephora coupon code circulating around forums and social media that actually worked! What did it get you? $100 worth of makeup for $12! Yup! That’s right! Spend $100 and get $88 off your order at Sephora Canada (I don’t believe the code was available on the US website).
News sources were quick to jump on this one when it popped up last week but I honestly didn’t hear a whisper about it! Maybe because it was a Canada thing.
Well, chaos was sure to take place when you have a deal like this available.
Here’s what happened.
Ok, so, this coupon popped up and of course, every makeup junkie jumped on it. Who wouldn’t!? But I think if you’re being logical and you see a $88 Off $100 purchase at Sephora you know something is wrong. No way would Sephora offer such a coupon right?
Well, of course not! DUH! Sephora was quick to catch on to people placing orders using the promo code and quickly deactivated it and issued a statement that all orders using the coupon would be cancelled.
This caused an uproar to say the least. People took to social media to flame Sephora for their mistake and felt that they should honor the coupon code.
Ok, so, now the big question. We know it was Sephora’s mistake for somehow activating this code. And boy, was it a majorly dumb mistake! Do you feel they should honor the code for orders that were placed?
Or do you think they were right to cancel the orders?
I’m probably going to be in the minority here but I do understand why they cancelled the orders. I mean, $12 for a bunch of luxury beauty purchases? They would have to eat nearly $100 on each order! If they got 5000 orders, just an estimate, I imagine there were more, they would be eating $440,000. That’s a lot of money to lose! A lot of people will be like, “Oh Sephora can afford it!” but really, it’s a business just like any other business they are here to make money not lose it.
What do you think?