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We get excited and hear about birthday freebies all the time.
Tons of retailers and restaurants give away free birthday gifts to their customers each and every year, so why not take advantage of it?
But you have to admit that getting free stuff on your birthday feels so much better. 🙂
I mean, who doesn’t like free gifts on their very special birthday, especially from places like Sephora.
Does Sephora give you a free birthday gift?
By now, the answer should be clear.
Yes, Sephora does give you a free birthday gift each year with no purchase necessary! As long as you’re signed up to their Beauty Insider program, you’re good to go.
I promise that this is absolutely free with no catch. If you love the idea of free makeup and beauty products, you’d be crazy to not take advantage of this!
On the side note, you’d be even crazier if you’re not taking advantage of these Sephora shopping hacks to help you save money and score more freebies.
Now that you are aware about Sephora’s rewards program, I’m going to go through everything you need to know about Sephora’s free birthday gift and how you redeem yours on your birthday.
How do you get your birthday gift from Sephora
Here’s how to redeem your Sephora birthday gift in store.
Simply walk into any Sephora store — this includes any Sephora inside JCPenney stores — to pick up your free birthday gift.
Once you’ve made your way to the store, you can ask the person at the cash register for your free gift with no purchase necessary.
The cashier will ask you to choose the Sephora gift you’d like to redeem. You can view and learn more about Sephora’s free birthday gift options below.
After choosing the birthday gift of your choice, they will ask you for the e-mail address you used to register for the Beauty Insider rewards program. All you have to do is provide them with your registered Beauty Insider e-mail address.
You don’t need to bring in your Beauty Insider card (I don’t even think they distribute these as often) and you won’t need ID either. However, I still bring my driver’s license and my phone with the Sephora app just in case they need it. 🙂
If you’re not a member yet, you can sign up here. It’s totally free!
You can read and learn more about Sephora’s Beauty Insider rewards program here.
How to get Sephora birthday gift online
Alternatively, if you don’t feel like going to the store, you have the option to redeem your gift online at Sephora.com. That doesn’t include jcpenney.com!
If you choose to redeem your birthday gift online, a purchase will be necessary. You’ll be given your birthday gift option at checkout.
This option only makes sense if you were already going to buy something from Sephora online. If you aren’t planning to make any purchases, then going directly to Sephora or Sephora inside JC Penney stores in person is the best way to redeem your birthday gift for free with no purchase necessary.
How long do you have to get your Sephora birthday gift?
According to Sephora, all Beauty Insider members can redeem one birthday gift per year during the month of their birthday.
When Sephora says “during the month of your birthday”, I believe that usually applies to those who want to redeem it online.
I find that it’s more flexible when you pick up your gift at the actual Sephora store.
My birthday falls right at the beginning of the month, but I’m still able to pick up my gift each year almost a month in advance when I go to the store in person.
If you go in person, you can pick up your freebie as early as 14 days prior to your birthday, and as late as 14 days after your birthday.
When does your Sephora birthday gift expire?
Despite the rules above, I’ve seen that people are able to redeem their free Sephora birthday gift months after their actual birthday when they go to the store in person.
However, to be guaranteed that you don’t miss out, I recommend redeeming it closer to your birthday and as soon as you can. 🙂
What is the Sephora birthday gift?
I’ve listed out Sephora’s 2019 birthday gift options below.
Depending on your Beauty Insider status, you get to choose from the options below.
Kat Von D eyeliner, powder, and lipstick set (available for beauty insiders, VIB and Rouge)
Drunk Elephant cleaner and moisturizer set (for beauty insiders, VIB and Rouge)
Additional gift options for VIB and Rouge members alternate throughout the year
Kat Von D Beauty (3-pc)
Lock-It Setting Powder: This light-weight translucent loose powder goes on perfectly after your foundation to eliminate the look of shine. It is formulated with Micro-Blurring Technology™, to help you get that flawless and locked-in finish.
Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick: This sample lipstick set comes in fun colors, “Lolita,” “Outlaw,” and “Vampira.”
Tattoo Liner in “Trooper Black”: Create a beautiful and bold cat-eye look with this vegan and cruelty-free liquid eyeliner by Kat Von D.
This Sephora gift is available for Insider, VIB, and Rouge members.
Drunk Elephant (2-pc)
Beste™ No.9 Jelly Cleanser: This non-irritating jelly cleanser was made for all skin types to remove all traces of makeup, dirt, excess oil, pollution, and any other grime from the day.
Protini™ Polypeptide Cream: This breakthrough protein moisturizer was made to improve the appearance of skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.
This Sephora birthday gift is available for Insider, VIB, and Rouge members.
Additional gift options for VIB and Rouge members
The third birthday gift is available for VIB and Rouge members and this changes throughout the year.
Unlike the first two options, you should also note that this “additional gift option” available to only VIB or Rouge members can only be redeemed online.
Currently, from August 2019 onward, Sephora is offering these highly-rated Urban Decay birthday gifts.
All Nighter Setting Spray: This weightless setting spray is aimed to lock-in your look keeping your makeup looking fresh for up to 16 hours.
Moondust Eyeshadow in “Starlight”: This vegan and cruelty-free single eyeshadow deliver intense color with an absolutely stunning metallic finish.
Previous Sephora birthday gift options for VIB or Rouge members in 2019
Here is a list of the Sephora’s free birthday gifts from January 2019 onwards.
Sephora birthday gift January 2019 to February 2019: First up is a Milk Makeup birthday set. Sephora offered two best-selling Milk Makeup products for the January and February babies:
Sephora birthday gift March 2019 to May 2019: A Jo Malone London fragrance for those who have birthdays in March, April, and May.
Sephora birthday gift June 2019 to early August 2019: Those who are born in June, July and August celebrated their birthdays with this IGK Hair duo set.
Beach Club Texture Spray
Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel
250 Sephora Bonus Points
Here’s another birthday gift option.
If for whatever reason the above birthday gifts don’t appeal to you, Sephora is giving you the option to collect an extra 250 bonus points. This is a great option if you enjoy stacking up points to redeem a product that you truly love!
Only VIB and Rouge members may choose to bank in 250 extra bonus points.
Summary on free Sephora birthday gift
All I have to say is it’s free to pick up your Sephora gift.
It only requires you to become a Beauty Insider member, which doesn’t cost you anything, so why not?
Sephora changes their birthday gift every year and depending on your member status, you get to choose your gift accordingly.
Aside from the free Sephora birthday gift, there are many other perks to becoming a Sephora Beauty Insider. To learn more about the rewards program, you can read The Best Sephora Shopping Tricks to help you save a ton of money on your next trip.