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Sephora Rewards Bazaar Review

Good morning lovelies!

Yet another frenzied session of the hunger games-esque Rewards Bazaar challenge passed on Tuesday with more salty casualties. Over the course of a few years, I’ve amassed an embarrassingly high number of Beauty Insider (BI) rewards points at Sephora. At my highest, I was almost at 4,000 points. I somehow talked myself into another year of VIB Rouge. I only spent at most 500 points per year, hoarding indefinitely since the deluxe sample prizes only ranged from 100 to 500. Why would I spend my points when I could use a code to get a deluxe sample kit, or better yet get these generous Gift with Purchases at Ulta?!

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Now what is this bizarre program anyway and why aren’t many people talking about it? Maybe only the truly beauty obsessed torture themselves every week hoping for something good. There’s a very active BeautyTalk (Sephora Forum) thread that I subscribe to, where many helpful BIs share their experiences and post links to rewards as soon as they become active. This review will be broken down into 4 parts (Overview, Good, Bad and Ugly).

GENERAL OVERVIEW

  • New point perks are released on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 5pm PST.
    • Usually they drop close to 9 PST / 12pm EST (lucky for me it’s during lunch, since I’m chained to my desk most days).
  • There seem to be only a few (1-3) perks added at a time (each day for US/Canada)
    • Beginning of the month they restock the 100-500 point perks
  • The newly added perks range from 100 points to 50,000 points
    • 750+ points perks are only available online, but you get free shipping without having to purchase another item!
    • The smaller 100-500 point perks are available in store, while supplies last
  • There are limited quantities of the perks available and sometimes they show the quantity for US & Canada in the “coming soon” e-mail newsletter
  • Each month they feature a Brand where they will have a series of rewards ranging from products to once in a life time type experiences
    • Kat Von D, Sephora, Marc Jacobs, Fresh, Too Faced, etc…
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Already own this palette, but I still hit refresh in multiple browsers every Tuesday/Thursday.

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