|* Reward card must be obtained while supplies last in a California or Texas Sephora store during the offer period, February 25, 2013 - May 26, 2013. Redeeming the 1000-point reward to receive the 20% off Reward Card will deduct 1000 points from your Beauty Insider account. The 20% off Reward Card is for one-time use only and is valid for one shopping transaction either at Sephora.com (excluding Canadian orders) or in California and Texas Sephora stores only within 60 days from date of receipt. Original 20% off Reward Card must be presented and turned in at time of purchase. Photocopies will not be accepted. The 20% off Reward Card cannot be used at Sephora inside jcp stores and may not be applied to previous purchases, eGift certificates, or gift cards. Sephora is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged cards or any unauthorized use. Not transferable. The 20% off Reward Card cannot be combined with any other promotional reward card or discount. Sephora employees are not eligible. This offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora in its sole discretion at any time.|
This information was provided in a mass email from Sephora on Monday.
On Monday, I received this email, after first being told a week prior from a Sephora SA what the perk was going to be. Honestly, I'd been hoping that what I was told in-store wasn't true, as I don't think this is particularly exciting, and I will not be indulging.
Why, might you ask? 20% might seem generous initially, but with the Sephora spring-time Friends & Family sale coming up in late March/ early April, I don't feel inclined to blow 1000 points- equal to 1000 dollars spent at Sephora- on a coupon code to spend even MORE money and lose the additional points I would have racked up by just paying for the actual cost of my items.
I only see this particular "reward" being useful if you were already planning on spending a good deal of money before the next sale, and only if the 500 point perks don't catch your fancy and you tend to just hold on to your points forever. If you are and you do, then by all means take this extra 20% and enjoy the discount! However, if you are as disappointed as I am about this, hopefully the response will urge Sephora to re-think.
I'd love to hear your opinion on this point perk. Are you excited or extremely frustrated, or do you not care one way or another? Am I missing a positive to this? Please let me know.