Sephora is one of the largest providers of high-quality beauty and personal care products in the world.
Unfortunately, like beauty itself, those products often come at a premium cost.
Luckily, Sephora has a number of options for the beauty-conscious shopper on a budget. And to make navigating these yearly sales and discounts as easy as possible, we’ve put together this handy guide for you.
Whether you're looking for specific sale dates, hunting for current coupon and promo codes going on, or hoping to get cash back deals, you’re in the right place.
Current Sephora Offers:
- Official Sephora Promotions, Deals & Current Offers
- 10% Off For Beauty Insiders With Sephora Text Sign Up
- Free beauty sample bag on $85 purchases
How Sephora Sales Work
Sephora isn’t exactly the type of store where you clip coupons out of your daily newspaper.
Its high-end, premium aesthetic clearly demands something a lot more unique. So, while there are certainly sales and deals to take advantage of, you should expect to put a little more effort into getting better deals.
Understanding the Beauty Insider Program
There are three tiers or “levels” to the Insider Program. They are Insider, VIB, and Rouge.
Again, it’s free to join, there’s no minimum to spend, and you can sign up in just a few seconds.
Ascending from one tier to the next is based on how much you spend in a given calendar year. You can see the details of each tier below:
Just signing up automatically grants you the rank of “Insider.” You have to credit Sephora for making each of their tiers sound like a title you’d be given after joining a secret society somewhere.
However, this is just an entry-level membership. It gives you a single point on all purchases as well as access to insider sales events like the VIB Holiday Bonus Sale and Sephora Spring Sale.
Spend $350 or more in a given calendar year, and you’ll join the Sephora VIB level. This bumps up the number of points you earn on purchases to 1.25. You’ll also get access to the Summer Bonus Sale and other money-saving events.
To get to the Rouge level, you need to spend $1,00 in a calendar year. Arguably, that isn’t in the average Mom’s makeup budget. However, if you’re shopping at Sephora, getting to that amount isn’t going to be that hard. And once you make it, you’ll get 1.5 points back on all purchases and invites to all the major sales events.
Sephora Sale Schedule
• 2x points on skincare
• New Birthday gift revealed
• New Year's promotion for Rouges
• 2 or 3x Points on perfume
• 15% off for Chic Week
• Spring Sale or Beauty Brunch for VIB Rouges
• 3x Points on Perfume
• Memorial Day Sale
• Sephora Fall VIB Preview Sale
• 2x, 3x, 4x Points on all purchases for BI, VIB, and Rouge Members, respectively
Holiday Product release.
Game Promotion for Deluxe Sizes and Points
Friends and Family 20% off Sale
• Black Friday $10 deals
• Cyber Monday
• Advent Calendar of deluxe samples
• 20% off Sale items
Sephora Spring Savings Event
This traditional Springtime sale is held online and in stores. However, it’s only open to Beauty insiders. First levels can get 10% off, while VIBs and Rouge members can score 15% and 20% off, respectively. Best of all, everyone – regardless of level – get’s 30% off Sephora Collection products. It’s the perfect way to prepare for the season.
Sephora Oh Snap! Spring Sale
Since 2020, Sephora has been running a special Spring sale open to all shoppers, not just members of the Beauty Insider Program. Here, you can find one or more top-selling beauty products marked down 50% for a 24-hour period. The deal only lasts until each item sells out, so move fast!
Sephora Memorial Day Sale
The Sephora Memorial Day Sale is one of the biggest events of the year. Though actual terms and conditions will vary, it’s not uncommon to see 50% off on some of the biggest brands in the business.
Sephora Fourth of July Sale
Much like the holiday it coincides with, this sale seems to get bigger and better every year.
Though it only lasts for four days on average, you can get free shipping on all orders and deals of up to 50% off on select beauty products.
Sephora Summer Bonus Event
This is another one that’s only available to program members, but in this case, it’s only for VIBs and Rouge-level patrons. Each group gets 15% off and 20% off their purchase, respectively, and the sale typically involves almost every item in the store.
Sephora Oh Snap! Fall Sale
Like the Sephora Spring Sale, the Sephora Fall Sale is a great opportunity to stock up on seasonal products at drastically reduced prices. In many cases, you can find 50% off all your favorite items (at least, until they sell out).
Sephora Oh, Hair Yeah! Sale
Sephora stocks some of the best hair products in the business, and this is your chance to get your hands on those products at huge discounts. Again, you can generally find top-quality items at up to 50% off. Just remember that the items on sale vary by the day, so plan your shopping accordingly.
Sephora Black Friday Sale
Sephora usually keeps Black Friday prices a secret until the day of the event. They are usually can’t-miss deals that are some of the top deals and markdowns of the year. Previous Black Friday deals at Sephora have included free giveaways, deals on makeup sets, and exclusive discounts on hot products.
Sephora Cyber Monday Sale
If you miss Sephora's Black Friday sale, don't worry! You can always shop during Sephora's Cyber Monday Sale. As usual, Rouge members will get access to the best (and lowest) deals, but there’s more than enough for everyone to get their hands on some post-Turkey goodies.
Sephora After Christmas Sale
Sephora's After Christmas Sale includes some of the year’s very best deals. While stores get to unload unwanted stock, we get the opportunity to score some amazing products for the upcoming year at bargain bin prices.
When does Sephora have sales?
The sales mentioned above are the ones we keep track of and follow, and this is where you'll find the best stackable discounts on items you're after.
What Is the next Sephora Sale?
We’ll help you navigate the chaos and get the best deals possible all year round.
Other Ways to Find Sephora Deals
Sephora knows the value of being in the right place at the right time. And to make sure the “right place” is inside their stores spending cash, they provide a variety of yearly freebies and promotions.
Last, but certainly not least, you can sign up for a Sephora Credit Card. This rewards-based card offers you 25% off your entire first purchase and 4% back on every in-store or online purchase. Just make sure you pay it off each month, or you’ll lose any accrued savings to your monthly interest payments.
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Your turn: What did you get during the Sephora sale this time? Share your haul in the comments and let us know how much you saved!