Sephora Employees Reveal Awesome Shopping Hacks

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Any day is a good day to go to Sephora. Which hacks will you be using on your next visit? Vote them up!

If you're a diehard makeup lover, then the chances are that you're always down to save money at Sephora. Here you'll find a list of tried and true shopping tricks and tales straight from employees that will help you score free items and get you the most value for your dollar each and every time you venture in for another shameless makeup binge. Whether you love shopping online or prefer experiencing the cosmetic wonderland live and in person, these Sephora hacks may just get you through your next purchase with money left over. 

You'll learn why you should never buy fragrance unless it's in a sampler pack and why there's no need to succumb to the temptation of travel sized impulse items as you wait in the checkout line. You'll also be armed with everything you need to know about Sephora's return policy and find out why it's not necessarily a bad thing if the item you're looking for is out of stock. 

Let the savings begin.

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    273 VOTES

    Get Samples Instead Of Travel Sizes

    It may be tempting to snap up a few travel sized items while you're waiting in line at the checkout but why pay for them when you can get samples of pretty much anything in the store for free? Just ask for a small container of any item you're interested in. You can choose up to three from each department - makeup, skin care, and fragrance.

    273 votes
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    185 VOTES

    Get Free Shipping For Any Item Not In Stock

    If you ever show up for a particular item and find it out of stock, rest assured that there's a silver lining. Not only can you get it shipped to you, the cost of shipping will be totally free.

    185 votes
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    181 VOTES

    Take Advantage Of Delayed Discounts

    Ever bought a high priced item only to see it on sale the next day? Fear not! Just take it in for a price readjustment within the next two weeks.

    181 votes
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    203 VOTES

    Follow On Facebook For Fan Friday Freebies

    Follow On Facebook For Fan Friday Freebies
    Photo: Sephora / Facebook

    One of the best ways to make sure you stay up to date on savings is to follow Sephora on Facebook. Not only will you get the latest sales updates, you'll also get exclusive codes on "Fan Friday Freebies."

    203 votes
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    182 VOTES

    If You Hate Something, Don't Be Afraid To Return It

    If you go a little overboard in the store and get home only to discover that you've purchased an item you really don't dig, know that Sephora has a pretty generous return policy. They'll take back gently used makeup within 60 days with a receipt and will often offer store credit for items you want to return without one. 

    182 votes
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    169 VOTES

    Get The Best Deal By Hitting Up The Value Sets

    Get The Best Deal By Hitting Up The Value Sets
    Photo: Aldo Max / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY 3.0

    When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, look no further than Sephora's value sets. They usually feature products from either the same or mixed brands (such as the Sephora Favorites Set). Think of it as a sort of bundle deal that can save you up to 70% off.

    169 votes