Thursday, January 21, 2010

I Am Not a V.I.B

I did not get a chance to read my emails earlier this week, but I glanced at the subject lines. I received an email from Sephora a couple of days ago that read "You're now a V.I.B - celebrate with 10% off".  Well I opened the email today and in red letters the email stated WERE SORRY, you received this email in error. Please disregard. Cruel joke.

If you shop at Sephora you have probably have been asked whether you are a Beauty Insider at the checkout. It is free to join. You earn one point for every dollar spent.

Images from the Sephora website

V.I.B. (Very Important Beauty Insider) is the premium level for beauty insiders.  In addition to the rewards that you get as a beauty insider, you also get free deluxe samples, exclusive monthly perks, pre-released products, and more. I currently have 407 points in my Beauty Bank. According to the website you have to spend $350 at a Sephora store or online in a calendar year (January to December)  and you automatically earn V.I.B. status for that year and the next.

Actually I thought that  I was already a V.IB., so maybe the email was sent in error. Either way I really should not be spending money on cosmetics. I still have to make my list of all the bath & beauty products. It will take time.

Log in to my Beauty Insider Account

Join Beauty Insider

After I updated the post I found an email from Sephora that stated that I was an official V.I.B through 12/31/2011. It had a store coupon attached to redeem. Maybe I will try to use it. It is valid  now through February 19, 2010.

1 comment:

Kitty said...

Well, that was rather snarky of them, wasn't it! The perk program is really pretty good at Sephora, but I only use green and sustainable cosmetics, and these brands are seldom offered as part of the program.