1. Become a Beauty Insider

Sign up for the Beauty Insider rewards program. Points accrue with every dollar spent and may be redeemed for special product rewards. Additionally, Insiders receive a beauty gift during their birth month which may be redeemed online with an order or in store without a purchase. After spending $350 in a calendar year, Insiders unlock Very Important Beauty Insider (VIB) status, which rewards shoppers with exclusive gifts, access to sales before the general public and private shopping events. And after spending $1,000 in a calendar year, VIBs unlock VIB Rouge, which provides all BI and VIB benefits — plus many more, including exclusive events, Rouge-only gifts and free shipping on all orders to the US and Canada.

2. Exclusive Social Media Deals

It pays to connect with Sephora on social media! Twitter and Facebook followers are the first to know about sales, freebie opportunities and Fan Friday, a weekly deal that promotes a special gift with purchase. For example, a sampler fragrance box or makeup kit may be offered with a purchase of $25. To take advantage, just enter the Fan Friday promotional code at checkout.

3. Friends and Family Benefits

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for beauty junkies, when Sephora’s annual Friends and Family sale takes place. It’s typically held in the fall and yields a 20% discount to lucky shoppers. The discount is not universal — you genuinely do need to be a friend or family member of a Sephora employee to take advantage. However, BI, VIB and Rouge members also receive a 20% discount shortly after the Friends and Family sale ends. Invites are sent via email and include a discount code.

4. Shop Online for Perks

Though there’s nothing like testing out a lipstick or eye shadow in store, there are great perks associated with shopping online at Sephora. All orders include your choice of three samples, and there are plenty of weekly specials available. Additionally, orders over $50 ship free, and items may be returned for free by mail or in store.