First, you have to be Rouge which does mean that you have to spend $1,000 at Sephora. There is no getting around that. One way to get to that $1,000 without spending that much money is to share your reward account with someone else. If you have a friend, family member, someone that you are close with that you can share the account with, this will help you both get that Rouge status – the catch is that you will have to share the points and perks so make sure that it is someone you know is going to be willing to share!
Next, you have to save up all your points to get to 2500. DO NOT SPEND POINTS ON SAMPLES!!!!!! Most people agree that Sephora’s rewards are kind of a bad value. Unless it’s something you really want to try I suggest never redeeming less than 500 points at a time and if you’re saving for the $100 coupon every point counts.
Subscribe to Play! by Sephora monthly subscription box and redeem the 50 bonus cards that come in each one. You also earn points on the $10 subscription so this is 60 points per month = 720 points per year.
Important things to know about the $100 sephora reward
Because the reward is a $100 coupon NOT a gift card, there are some important things to keep in mind before you use it. Once you have the reward, it has to be used within 90 days. It can be used in store or online but you have to use the entire $100 at once because it is essentially $100 off a purchase. Because of this, you can’t return or exchange what you get. You should buy something you know that you aren’t going to want to return. It can be something you are stocking up on, a palette or item you know you will like, but probably not the best time to try a new foundation or concealer.
You will not earn points on your purchase. If you use Ebates, you will not earn points there either because since the reward is a coupon it’s like you are spending $0 if you only spend $100. (If you are not already using Ebates, consider signing up! You can earn a % back on Sephora and Ulta purchases, plus many other retailers!*)
Some people on message boards complain that it’s really difficult to get one of these rewards but I got one on my first try. You need to be on a computer not your phone, be on the Rewards Bazaar a couple minutes before 9am pacific, and refresh until it shows up.