I've heard (youtube, blogs) so many people talk about how they got samples from sephora/mac/etc. and I wanna know how ?? (Btw I love your blog! You're so helpful)
Hi, thank you!
All you have to do is… walk into the store, and ask one of the people that work there, “Hey, I’m interested in trying a new ___________ (foundation, cleanser, etc) Could you help me find a couple to try some samples of?” Sephora will give you up to three customized samples of pretty much anything in the store, and I believe it’s the same number for MAC? I’m not positive, but if you are genuinely interested in trying something, most stores, including counters at Macy’s, Nordstrom, etc, will give you a sample to try if you ask nicely. Don’t just walk in and be like, “Hey do you have any free samples?” The people that work there are trained well and want to genuinely help you find something that will work for you, so don’t abuse the system. When you shop online on Sephora.com, you also have the option to add free samples to your cart when you check out.
Another way to get free stuff from Sephora is to sign up for their Beauty Insider rewards system. Chances are if you’ve ever shopped there before you’re already signed up. Beauty Insider is a points system, and once you reach 100 points or more (just don’t try for the 1000+ points, lol) you can redeem for free deluxe minis of products. Beauty Insider also gives you a free birthday gift, and if you get to higher levels you can get other random free gifts throughout the year! Ulta has a similar rewards system, but their points go towards money off of a purchase.
Hope this helps you! Happy shopping! :)
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