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    17 Top Secret Money-Saving Tips Sephora Employees Won't Tell You

    I'm a Sephora addict, so I'm sharing the knowledge.

    If you're like me, you may just be a Sephora addict, always looking for the next thing you'll grab while there. However, that can get expensive very quick — don't fret, here are a few tips on how to save money at Sephora:

    1. Shop the outer perimeters of the store — that's where the lower-priced and sale items usually are.

    2. And when you're browsing a shelf, work your way from the bottom up. Usually more expensive items are placed at eye level.

    3. Sign up for the Sephora Beauty Insider program where you can get freebies, like travel-size beauty and skin care items, on your birthday and throughout the year.

    4. Shop at Sephora on Saturdays when individual brands host events that offer special promotions, samples, and free gifts with your purchase.

    5. Follow Sephora on Facebook for exclusive discounts and giveaways.

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    6. Shop online through Ebates where you'll get cash back for every purchase you make.

    7. Stop in and get free* mini facials and custom makeovers right in Sephora's beauty studios.

    8. At Sephora, you're allowed up to three free samples daily of any product in the store: Use that opportunity to get more expensive products you want to try but can't afford.

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    Look, a sample here and a sample there will last you, especially if it saves you hundreds of dollars.

    9. Let your points accumulate so you can cash them in for rewards like sample-size products on display at the register.

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    You may think becoming a Beauty Insider isn't worth it, but really, Sephora's got an awesome loyalty program. Your membership (which is free, mind you) comes with a free birthday gift, free two-day shipping, in-store makeup classes, and travel-size samples that are on display at the front of the store. So yes, IT PAYS OFF.

    10. Instead of buying travel-size items, go for value sets and palettes that'll offer full product sizes plus additional tidbits.

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    The retail value of this Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic Kit is $244, but you can buy the value set at $75!

    11. And then get EXTRA freebies with promotional codes through Beauty Deals.

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    Beauty Deals is great for checking out the brand's limited specials on the site, literally a space of beauty codes you can use for discounts and deals. When you spend over $25, you also get a fourth sample product with the code YOURGIFT at checkout. :)

    12. Stock up on all your essentials during the semi-annual VIB sale, where you can save 10-15% in April and 15-20% in November.

    13. Buy discounted Sephora gift cards online through re-sale sites like Card Pool and save a few dollars.

    14. Pay $10 a year for Sephora Flash to get unlimited, free 2-day shipping.

    15. Or if you go into Sephora and they don't have the item you want, order it in-store and they will ship it to you for free!

    16. Peep Sephora's Weekly Wow every Thursday where you can see the discounted items being offered for the week (sometimes you can catch deals for as much as 50% off).

    17. And if you're not happy with your purchase, utilize Sephora's generous return policy and get a store credit.

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    To be clear, we're not recommending you return a product you've used a lot. But if you try a product and it doesn't give you everything you were hoping for, definitely return it. You can get your money back or a store credit, which both just means you'll have more money for Sephora later.

    Do you guys have any Sephora hacks that help you save money? Share them in the comments below!