By now, most of us have figured out how to make the most of our shopping trips to large retailers such as Ulta and Sephora. If you are relatively new to the game, you can catch up on Ulta’s program here and Sephora’s here.
Today I want to spend some time talking about reward programs that have been launched by brand themselves. These programs have been created to reward loyal shoppers for ordering directly through the brand’s website and sometimes offer discount codes to welcome first time shoppers.
Now, my first go-to has always been Ulta, because of the point program they have developed. Let’s take a look at some of the brands that really give Ulta a run for their money.
1: Pur Cosmetics
Pur Cosmetics offers a wide arrange of makeup and skin care products. They have received a ton of press from major launches featuring products for large movie titles such as My Little Pony and Trolls. Their rewards program simply titled “Rewards Program” can be accessed here and allows you to earn points by completing surveys, sharing their posts through your social media accounts, and of course placing orders. These points can be redeemed for products, discount codes, and gift cards to be used on the website towards future purchases. A Facebook account is required to sign up for this program. Pur Cosmetics also has a referral link that you can share with friends. Anyone who makes a orders using your referral link will receive 20% off of their first purchase and give you 20% of of your next purchase. My referral link can be used by clicking here.
2: Estee Lauder
Estee Lauder is probably most well-known for their Double Wear foundation which is a holy grail for most women with oily skin, myself included. They also offer a wide range of great skin care products and often offer gifts with purchase. Their reward program is a 3-tiered point system where shoppers earn 1 point/$1 spent and rewards vary from free products to exclusive events and previews. Shipping is always free for members and benefits begin with a 15% discount on your first order. You can sign up here.
What really sets Estee Lauder apart from other brands is they want you to buy their product and will reward shoppers even if they do not order directly from their site. Points will be awarded after submission of a valid receipt from an authorized retailer within 30 days of purchase. You can visit here to find a location nearest you.
3: NYX Cosmetics
Nyx Cosmetics is well-known for their HUGE line of affordable products. I am always amazed at the floor space NYX takes up when I enter Ulta and use a few of their products in my daily routine. Shoppers can join their “Makeup Crew” here to start earning points from each purchase and graduate through the tiers of rewards. Members are given rewards in the form of products after spending $40, $75, and $150 collectively. Members will also receive a special treat on their birthday and anniversary of sign up. NYX Cosmetics is a great option for beginners and professionals alike as they offer such a wide array of products at extremely affordable prices. Seriously, I can get confused even attempting to pick out lip products from them. There are so many!
4: MAC Cosmetics
Mac Cosmetics is an icon in the beauty industry and has led the race in vivid colors and high quality. Their reward program is called ” MAC Select” and is a 3-tiered, point based system. Each tier features exclusive products, free shipping, and complimentary samples. I feel like the winning feature in this program is the option for high tiered members to shop early on selected collections. Anyone who purchases and follows MAC knows that when launches drop, products go quick. Having the option to shop these collections sooner really gives shoppers an upper hand in beating the dreaded “Sold Out” sign. If you are not already a member, sign up here!
I hope you all enjoyed this article and use these tips to get the most out of your shopping trips. Leave a comment down below and let me know of other brands that you think have great rewards programs!