Frugal-gals: in my opinion, there should be no reason why you aren’t browsing at Sephora more often. They are a hub of free samples and it’s almost impossible to not get free samples when you make a purchase. I’ve been a faithful customer for years — granted, I’ve now managed to keep my shopping there under control — and have collected a bunch of free samples and new favorites because of it.
The multitude of ways to get free samples:
- Each time you order online, you get 3 free samples from a small selection. They usually consist of perfume, but I’ve seen mascaras and other stuff there.
- Each time you make a purchase in-store, you are entitled to at least one free sample. It varies from day to day and there’s usually only 2-3 to choose from. As well, from my experience, you usually have to ask for them.
- When you are a Beauty Insider member, you get a free gift for your birthday. One year it was a Vanilla cake bubble bath from Philosophy that was superb.
- By using special codes to get deluxe samples when you spend more than a certain amount. Usually it’s when you spend $25 or more.
I’ve received a deluxe sample of mascara in the past and it actually ended up becoming my favorite! The deluxe samples, from my experience, are pretty awesome to begin with and they last a while. The most recent offer they have is for a bareMinerals Finishing Touches deluxe sample set when you spend $25 or more. If you’ve been meaning to bulk up your makeup supplies, do it now!
Don’t forget to sign up for their free Beauty Insider programs which will give you access to even better deals, and a points program. You can redeem them at 100 points for an item, or at 500 points for an epic item; I managed to get 500 points and traded it in for a Kat Von D eye shadow palette!
Coupon: Get a bareMinerals Finishing Touches deluxe sample set with orders of $25 or more.