Get ready, cause it's about to be on and poppin'!!
If you weren't able to befriend a Sephora employee and snag a coupon code during Sephora Friend's and Family sale, no worries the Sephora VIB sale is right around the corner. I thought I'd share some tips that I find helpful when shopping the sale.
Tip 1: Items you are 100% certain of.... buy online
If you know that you use Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown, grab it online. Been eyeing Kat Von D's Saint and Sinner eyeshadow palette? Grab it online! Why you might ask?
Two reasons. First, the online stock of an item tends to be higher than in store; so your more likely to be able to purchase the item.
Second, you can use Ebates and earn back on your purchases. This helps to extend your savings.
If there are items such as foundations that you need to swatch or get color matched purchase these items in store and earn cash back by linking your card to Ebates. I love using Ebates and I have earn a lot of cash back.
Earning money while shopping is always a good thing, so if your not signed up for Ebates, get signed up today it's free and the holiday time is when I earn the most dough, because I'm shopping a lot more. My referral code is down below if you want to sign up.
My Ebates Referral Code:
Tip 2: Have a budget and stick to it
I know this might be the hardest tip of all, but it's also the most important. I have to practice a great deal of restraint myself. Truth is this year I threw away quite a bit of makeup due to getting old or I just wasn't using it anymore. Think what items are you REALLY going to use and what's just going to collect dust. Try not to get caught up in the hype of the sale or what others might be buying. Trust me your wallet will thank you.
Tip 3: Buy your ride or die essentials
If you have used an item and you can't live without it, stock up. When I say stock up this doesn't mean buy 20. Buy a reasonable about to last you until the Sephora Spring sale. By then, you should have received your Ebates check (that's large and in charge from all that holiday shopping) and you can purchase more then.
Tip 4: Don't forget about Sephora in JcPenney's
You can use your VIB discount at Sephora inside JcPenney's! Make sure to stop by because they have exclusive gift sets you can only find t
here. Also, if there's an item sold out at your stand alone Sephora location you might be able to find it at a Sephora inside JcPenney.
I hope you found these tips helpful. I'm working on my Sephora VIB Wishlist, so look out for that on the blog soon. Feel free to share your wish list!
This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and ideas expressed are 100% my own.