Wouldn’t it be nice if online beauty stores actually rewarded you for shopping with their site? With the rising costs of cosmetics, something beyond the courtesy “Thank you for shopping with us” email that follows your order would certainly be nice!
Well, believe it or not, there are actually a few online stores that are showing customers their appreciation for their business. These five beauty e-tailers are rewarding you with exclusive coupons, free products, special benefits, and money-off your future purchases just for choosing them over the rest. There’s no special credit card required to earn the rewards and no enrollment fees to get started; all you have to do is join and shop! So if you’re shopping for makeup, hair care, skin care, or fragrances, here are the online beauty stores you’ll definitely want to check out!
Beauty.com‘s great selection of brands (like Urban Decay, NARS, Kevyn Aucoin, and Tarte) and free shipping on every $25 purchase is enough to keep any beauty junkie happy. But throw in a nice cash back program, and you can’t help but be hooked. For anyone who becomes registered for a (free!) Beauty.com account, you’ll receive 5% back in drugstore.com dollars everytime you shop the site, and every time you shop their partner sites at Drugstore.com (where you’ll find beauty brands like L’Oreal, Revlon, Maybelline, Cover Girl, and more) and VisionDirect.com. Every 3 months, the credit you’ve earned shopping with the site is applied to your Beauty.com account as drugstore.com dollars and will be deducted from your total when you shop.
With free 2-day shipping with a $25 purchase, free samples, a laundry list of beauty brands (including By Terry, LORAC, Philosophy, and Stila), and easy, free returns, there’s plenty of reasons to go bananas for BeautyBar.com. But their Familyhood Rewards program is icing on the cake. For every $1 you spend in any one of their 5 online stores, you’ll earn 1 point. Accumulated points can be redeemed for up to $20 off your order!
Additional Perks: While you don’t have to spend or earn any points to enjoy it, their super cool interactive Makeover Studio is the bee’s knees! The tool allows you to virtually sample dozens of products by applying them to your uploaded photo (shy guests can also choose from a gallery of models.) You can then proudly share your finished look with all of your friends via Facebook or Twitter.
If you’re a frequent CVS shopper, you’re probably saving money and receiving coupons with their ExtraCare savings program. But if you find you’re buying makeup with your mouthwash, you’ll definitely want to register for their Beauty Club. Once you join, you’ll not only receive 10% off your purchase, but you’ll earn $5 in ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 you spend on qualifying beauty products (like cosmetics, hair care products, skin care, fragrances, and more.) Combine this with their frequent Buy 1, Get 1 50% off sales, and the savings really add up!
Additional Perks: Birthday girls and guys will receive $3 in ExtraBucks rewards on their birthday.
You already know that Sephora offers free 3-day shipping when you spend $50 and 3 free samples at checkout. But did you know you can also earn points every time you shop? Become a Sephora Beauty Insider, and for every dollar you spend on the site in store, you’ll earn one point. Banked points can later be redeemed at checkout for free beauty goodies (100 points will land you a deluxe-sized sample whereas 500 points will score you a limited edition full-sized product!) Rack up $350 with the beauty retailer, and you’ll be upgraded to V.I.B. (Very Important Beauty Insider), where you’ll get premium perks like 10% off, invites to private in-store events, and more!
Additional Perks: As a Beauty Insider, you’ll also gain exclusive access to special beauty products that other shoppers won’t.status. They’ll also throw in free birthday goodie when you order online during the month of your birthday.
Money-saving coupons, invites to exclusive events, and pretty cool points earning program awaits the shopper who registers for ULTA‘s free ULTAmate Rewards program (formerly known as The Club at ULTA.) As a member, you’ll receive up to $75 in coupons every year and 1 point for every $1 you spend (2 points if it’s the month of your birthday.) Earned points can be used to save you anywhere from $3-$125 off of your next purchase, or you can opt to use your points for free salon services! Spend $350 throughout the year, and they’ll elevate you to Platinum status, where you’ll earn 1.25 points per $1 and a surprise gift on your birthday.
Do you participate in any beauty reward programs? Which one is you favorite? Let us know in the comments below!