Earlier today I thought I would stop whatever it is I was doing to do some research into beauty reward programs. I thought it would be a quick little project because prior to this afternoon the only beauty reward programs I was really familiar with were Sephora Beauty Insiders and ULTAmate Rewards. How many more could there possibly be?
Well, here we are quite a few hours later and I am amazed at how many companies have their own reward and loyalty programs. Most of the programs are free – which makes joining a no-brainer – especially if these are companies from which you frequently purchase. I have written about nearly all of these companies over the years, but only today did I realize that there were so many extra perks to be gained from shopping their sales, discounts, and promotions (or just stocking up on everyday essentials).
My favorite perk to most of these beauty reward programs? Free birthday gifts! My birthday is a little bit later this month, so I plan on taking advantage of a bunch of these offers.
If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck on your beauty purchases, I highly recommend checking out this list of beauty reward programs. Some of the stores offering extra benefits might surprise you!
Friends and Benefits Club
The Bare Escentuals Friends and Benefits Club is free to join and offers fab perks such as a free birthday gift each year, a Personal Sale Day to get 15% off everything you want, a coupon for $10 off a future purchase whenever you spend $150+, and possible invitations to events near you.
Beauty Brands Take 10 Rewards
The Beauty Brands Take 10 Rewards program is pretty straight forward. Once you spend $100 at the store – or go to 5 visits at the salon – you will receive a coupon good for 10% off all subsequent purchases.
Beauty Bridge VIP Rewards Club
The Beauty Bridge VIP Rewards Program is a free beauty rewards program that rewards you for purchasing your favorite beauty products. You will receive one point for every $1 spent on the site, 50 points just for registering, and additional points for referring friends and family members and writing reviews.
Once 250 points have been accumulated you will receive a $10 gift certificate, or 500 points for a $25 gift certificate, 750 points for a $50 gift certificate, and 1,000 points for a 100 gift certificate.
The Bliss Glow-It-All Club is free to join. Members will receive points for every purchase or spa visit, as well as points for reviewing products and referring new members. Glow points are worth $1 each on Blissworld.com. Other benefits of this beauty rewards program include exclusive members-only offers, breaking news, and the chance to win a shopping spree.
Frequent Miles Club
The Cargo Cosmetics Frequent Miles Club is free to join. All members receive one mile for every $1 spent. Once 100 miles have been accumulated you can receive a coupon for $5 off your next purchase.
Silver Level – All members start off at the “silver” level and perks other than points include a free 15 miles, a birthday gift (once you complete your online profile), and invitations
Gold Level – Achieve gold status after accumulating 300+ points. At this level, members can choose their own sale day to receive 10% off all Cargo products.
Platinum Level – Platinum status can be achieved after accumulating 500+ points. Once this level is achieved you will receive 2x miles for every item purchased during Cargo Beauty Week, as well as your own personal sale day where you can receive 15% off all Cargo products.
The Clarins Loyalty Rewards program is pretty basic. For every $1 spent at Clarins.com you will receive one point. Once you accumulate 200 points you will receive a coupon for $20 off a $50+ purchase.
Crabtree & Evelyn
Crabtree & Evelyn Platinum Rewards
Membership to Crabtree & Evelyn’s Platinum Rewards is free. As a member you will receive a welcome email with a 20% off coupon, as well as quarterly rewards certificates based on how much you spent during the quarter. Additionally, you will receive a coupon for 15% off during your birthday month and invitations to exclusive events.
CVS ExtraCare Beauty Club
The CVS ExtraCare Beauty Club is free to join, and if you do a lot of your beauty shopping at CVS SHOULD be joined! Upon enrollment you will receive a 10% beauty coupon to apply toward your next purchase! Other perks include $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 spent on qualifying purchases, $3 ExtraBucks on your birthday, and regular coupons via email.
Ultimate Kate Rewards
Kate Somerville’s Ultimate Kate Rewards is a free beauty rewards program. You can earn points for registering, referring friends, purchasing products, tweeting about products and more. Once you have accumulated 400 points you will receive a $10 gift card valid toward your next purchase. With 500 points you will receive a free cleanser of your choice (a $32 value), and with 800 points you will receive a $25 gift card.
Kiehl’s Rewards is a free beauty rewards program. You will receive one point for every dollar spent, and a $10 gift card once you have accumulated 100 points. You will also get a free birthday gift each year, in addition to access to the Kiehl’s Friends and Family Sale and an annual $20 Kiehl’s Cash Holiday Gift.
Kiehl’s VIP Rewards – You can earn VIP status when you earn 300 points in a calendar year. VIP members receive the same rewards listed above, as well as an additional $20 reward when you reach 300 points, early access to new products, advance access to promotions, and invitations to VIP events.
Registering for Lancôme Elite Rewards is free and with a membership you will earn 10 points for every $1 spent. Points can also be earned by connecting through social media. Points can be redeemed for Lancôme products or for one-of-a-kind experiences like a private beauty consultation or access to New York Fashion Week.
Nordstrom Beauty Rewards
Nordstrom Beauty Rewards is a test program that isn’t yet available at all Nordstrom locations (check here for availability). If you are able to register, you will also be able to earn rewards for online and in-store purchases. As a member of Nordstrom Beauty Rewards you will receive one beauty “mark” for every $1 spent on beauty products. You can then redeem 100 marks for a deluxe beauty reward or 500 marks for a premium beauty reward. Beauty marks can only be redeemed at participating Nordstrom stores.
Sally Beauty Club
The Sally Beauty Club costs $5 per year, and with it you will receive access to special club member pricing on every non-sale item they sell. With your paid enrollment you will also receive a $5 reward certificate, which basically makes your membership free. Plus, when you spend $25+ in any given month you will receive a certificate for 15% off a purchase the following month.
Sephora Beauty Insider
Becoming a Beauty Insider is free, and honestly, everyone should join! Not only will you earn points with every purchase you make that can be redeemed for deluxe samples, access to free classes, and special free gifts with purchase, but you will also get a coupon for an awesome free birthday gift each year. This year, Beauty Insiders will receive deluxe samples of Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick and Smoky Extravagant Mascara. No purchase is necessary to pick up the gift at your local Sephora store.
Beauty Insider VIB Status – If you spend $350+ in a year you will be upgraded to a Very Important Beauty Insider, where you will receive access to all of the Beauty Insider rewards, plus gain access to private shopping events and have first dibs on new products.
Beauty Insider Rouge Status – If you spend $1000+ in a calendar year you will receive access to all other listed rewards plus receive free shipping on all orders, unlimited access to the beauty studio, exclusive rouge events, and special gifts. This year, Rouge-level members will receive an additional birthday gift: Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Liner.
In 2013, only those with VIB and Rouge Status had access to the Sephora Friends and Family Sale, which is another pretty big perk.
Smashbox Pretty Points
Pretty Points is the free Smashbox beauty rewards program. For every $1 spent you will earn five points. Once you reach 500 points you will receive a $10 reward certificate. Additionally, members receive a bonus deluxe sample with every order as well as a free gift with any $35+ purchase during the month of your birthday.
Tarte Pretty Perks
Once you’re a member of Tarte Pretty Perks you will earn 1 point for every dollar spent at Tarte. You can also earn 1 point for every product review and 10 points for inviting new members to the program.
All Tarte Pretty Perks members receive a free birthday gift each year as well as a 20% off coupon (a purchase must be made during the calendar year to receive the free gift). After earning 100 points you will receive 1 free deluxe sample with every purchase. Once 500 points have been accumulated you will receive a $50 gift certificate.
The Body Shop
Love Your Body Rewards
The Body Shop’s Love Your Body Rewards program costs $10 per year, but comes with a host of benefits including 10% off most in-store and online purchases throughout the year, a $10 reward in your birthday month, and access to exclusive offers.
Members can also receive one point for every $20+ purchase and two points for each $50+ purchases. With four points you will earn a $15 gift certificate, and with eight points you will earn a $25 gift certificate and free membership renewal for the next year.
ULTAmate Rewards is free to join and you will earn one point for every dollar spent, and those points can accumulate so that you can earn discounts on future purchases.
Here’s how the discounts break down based on points earned:
ULTA also offers a free birthday gift during your birthday month. The 2014 ULTA birthday gift is a full-sized signature CK One Mascara.
Platinum Status – If you spend $400+ in a calendar year you will achieve Platinum Status. In addition to the perks above, you will earn points 25% quicker, your points never expire as long as you remain at the platinum level, and you’ll receive an additional birthday gift each year.
What beauty reward programs have I missed? Please leave any you know of in the comments and I’ll try to keep this list updated!