This post applies to everyone around the globe who are lucky enough (in practice, but unlucky for the wallet !!!) to have a Sephora nearby (in store or online). I really think that my fellow Canadians should read this one carefully.
As we all know (I’ve been telling you for awhile now!!), living in Canada sometimes feels like a “third world makeup country”! Not only do we have Frozen-esque panoramas for 6 months, but worst of all, big brands don’t ship to us or if they do, it’s expensive like hell. I was even reading that Ulta has no intention to expand their business on Canadian soil 😢. With little exceptions, Canadian beauty addicts mainly buy at Sephora .
Three years ago, while buying skincare/makeup products as gifts for friends, my mom and myself, I became a VIB Rouge member. If you don’t know, VIB Rouge means that I spend at least 1000$ during the calendar year. I know 1000$ is excessive but you know what, when families and friends use all the same card for their purchases, it’s easy to rack up points… By the way, that is what all beauty fanatic should do.
So VIB ROUGE member then what? Let me tell you the benefits of being a top level member (BTW I wish it was called VIB Pink: instead of those all red glamorous lipstick, it could be those softly pink ones, but that is just some wishful thinking I guess!!!). Sephora has 3 levels of members…
Of course, the unlimited access to the beauty studio & the Rouge special events are nice added bonuses but mostly, the best perk is the free shipping!!! If you are a VIB Rouge member and always shop in store, stop right there. You may want to go and have a look at all those new trends or newly available products, and but for Pete’s Sake, shop online. Why? For the 3 free samples you get with every order AND mainly for a free, chosen Deluxe Sample with every 25$ purchase. Being a Rouge member also means that often enough, Sephora sends you a Special Code email for a gift with purchase. Here are some examples …
& more recently
With all the free stuff I’m getting, I haven’t bought any eye cream, primers (face or eyes), lip products, mascaras, etc… for the whole year. Seriously go in store to look around but shop online for the added bonus. If you know your stash well, you can prioritize a lot of things and then your VIB Rouge status becomes really interesting. Also don’t forget, when buying online, try using Ebates (💰ka-ching💰). By the way, I’m not affiliated with the brand (or Sephora for that matter) but this thing is legit, so why not grab a few bucks when possible – that is if you don’t forget to use it).
Hope it was helpful