Categories: Steals & Deals
Sephora recently sent out $15 off $35 gift certificates via email to all Beauty Insiders (or $20 off $35 for VIB’s). It is a tempting coupon, but you might remember that I told myself before Christmas not to spend on myself. Today, I’m happy to admit that I got PAID to use this gift certificate.
See, there is a small loophole with the gift certificate. When you make a purchase online, Sephora treats it as a gift certificate with NO minimum. Sweet right?
Here’s how to do it:
Sign up for Bing cashback. Bing currently offers 10% cashback on all Sephora purchases.
Use Bing’s click thru to get to Sephora’s homepage. (This is the only way you’ll get cashback…don’t just type sephora.com)
Do a search for “$9″ and all items that are $9 will pop up. The reason for $9? Shipping and handling on a $9 purchase is $5.95 plus tax, which will put your total order a little over $15.
Add your $9 item to cart. I personally purchased a Korres lip butter, because I’m a sucker for lip glosses.
Go through the check-out procedures (add free samples…fun!), and under gift certificate copy/paste the codes that you were sent. You will have to put in a credit card number, but it won’t go through until a screen after you place it, to verify your amounts. ALSO, be sure to use one of these codes for ANOTHER freebie (copied from Slickdeals). I went for the free NARS lipgloss duo sample, since the .
JCPCHOOSE – Choose from 2 Deluxe samples with any order – Shine and Protect Glossing Mist Deluxe Sample OR Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer Sample
WISHME – Choose 1 of 3 minis: Nars Lip Gloss Duo sample in Dolce Vita/Striptease, Yves Saint Laurent Mascara in Black or 4 oz Philosophy Inner Grace Perfumed Body Emulsion
EYEPRIMER – Free Smashbox Photofinish Lid Primer deluxe sample with your online merchandise order.
PUREGRACE – Free 4 oz Philosophy Pure Grace Lotion
BEFLAWLESS – Free Bare Escentuals Flawless Definition Mascara Deluxe Sample
DDFWASH – Free DDF facewash (Glycolic Exfoliate Wash) 2-3 week sample. $10 Value
- If you did this right, your order should show the $15 off, leaving you with a total of less than $1. Yay! Place that order!
Here is my receipt to show that it works.
Now, remember the Bing cashback for 10% off? I’m getting 90 cents cashback, essentially meaning that not only were these two items free, but I got paid a small (like 14 cents small) amount to do this. Not too shabby I say! As of last night, my order shipped and the credit card was still charged 76 cents so this does work folks!
Thanks to Slickdeals for sharing this sweet deal!