Sephora Friends and Family 2016
***NEW Sephora F&F 2016 Rules***
Once upon a time, Sephora’s Friends and Family Sale started in October each year. Word would spread quickly, and EVERYONE would partake in the discount. In 2011, Sephora decided for the first time ever that the sale should be really truly for only the friends and family of employees. This confusion has resulted in a policy change in 2012. In order to receive the Sephora F&F discount, you need to actually know someone who works at Sephora. Sephora employees can share the discount with their friends and family, through a unique, one-time-use code. The Sephora F&F Sale 2016 will be held in mid-October 2016 if history is any indicator. If you know someone who works there, butter them up to get your one-time use promo code!
Sephora VIB Discounts 2016
Do not fret! Discounts will be available for Beauty Insiders and VIB members leading into the Holiday 2016 shopping season. The VIB (Very Important Beauty Insider) shopping event generally runs in mid-November 2016 and is the same 20% off as the F&F sale. Truly, waiting until mid-November might be the best strategy anyway, to ensure all of those great holiday-related value sets are in stock for shopping!
When is the next Sephora VIB Discount in 2016?
Sephora generally hosts two different VIB bonuses. The first Sephora VIB Sale is held in April. Last year, they offered a 15% off discount. The second Sephora VIB Sale is held November, with a 20% off discount. These have happened like clockwork in the past, and are to be expected for 2016. For the last two years the company has also issued an incredible VIB “thank you” in early December. This is essentially a free $20 gift card that can be used for any purchase of $50 or more (**hello generous!**). So, providing you had restraint and limited your purchase to $50, you could actually get a 40% discount! Unheard of!
The first Sephora VIB Sale 2016 will be held in April 2016. Usually the sale is a flat 15% off for all VIB members, but last year Sephora tiered the sale to favor their “VIB Rouge” big-spender category. The sale looked like this:
4/12/2015 – 4/21/2015: VIB Rouge 15% off PROMO CODE ROUGELOVE
4/16/2015 – 4/21/2015: VIB 15% PROMO CODE VIBLOVE
4/17/2015 – 4/20/2015: BI 10% PROMO CODE BILOVE
This VIB Rouge member was thrilled. Not only was I able to score the deals early, but my local Sephora let me share the love with a friend! The store wasn’t crowded, because very few shoppers are Rouge, and the site didn’t crash with an over abundance of online shopping! It was brilliant!