SiJCP (Sephora Inside JCPenney) - share your pics, promos & pretties ❤️

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Welcome!   This thread is all about the SiJCP experience!  These stores are different than the stand-alone Sephora stores and like everything else, there are pros & cons.

 

Some of the pros:

  • SiJCP has exclusive Sephora Favorites Sets (which aren’t sold online): Post a pic of any you may find out there in the wild
  • GWP promos: sent out via email, snail mail or postcard offers in the store. There is usually no minimum purchase requirement but you will need the barcode.  Be a pal? Post any offers you come across here Cat Very Happy
  • Their own “Rewards”: the 100-pt’ers are usually different then stand-alone stores

Some of the cons (IMO):

  • Their own “Rewards”: which are hardly ever stocked
  • The great mystery of the “SiJCP Email Distribution List” is still….you guessed it – a mystery! No one, not even store employees, know how to get on this email distribution list.  The investigation is still ongoing 
  • Communication isn’t consistent Cat Frustrated and each store seems to operate differently.

BTW, if you had a good experience at the store, please complete the survey – this means a lot to the hard working SA’s.

 

Thanks everyone for your help Heart 

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I was able to redeem the Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick offer today. My store just got them, I asked about it the last two times and almost gave up checking back, lol. It is .05 oz. 

 

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Oh that is just too cute, I am hoping for a promo or point perk for this quickie stick and the dandelion twinkle or galifornia (wishful thinking) to come online!

 

Thanks for sharing @angel7594 ❤

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@ZombieMetroAnt and all the ladies who share their offers,thank u. Unfortunately, I have rarely been able to get any offers redeemed at my local sjcp. I spent $140 during the sale and was told by a snooty SA that no matter how much money I spend, she could only offer me one deluxe sample/visit. She felt the need to school me in front of other customers. She claimed that it was her manager's policy bc people have been coming in and spent like $5 and wanted a bunch of samples. They felt the need to draw the line somewhere. Apparently, there is no difference bwtn $140 and $5.That manager and the SAs I have dealt with at that store have a horrible attitude. I have yet to meet a good SA at the two sjcps near me. @ZombieMetroAnt would appreciate your advice on this situation.

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@dido2007 Sadly, that's just how it is. The best you can do is do a survey for their poor CS (in regards to how they berated you). Every store has a different policy. There isn't a "set" policy that all stores follow. It's very rare that any store gives out all possible samples from a purchase.

 

For example, mine is quite rude as well (I don't wanna start ranting about that! Smiley Very Happy). They will only give 1 sample per 1 item purchased (regardless of the price). They also make me show the barcode and will only redeem it if the barcode works. 

 

My guess is it also depends on where you live. The above store I mentioned has very "unsavory" individuals come in. The SA told me that multiple times, an entire family of about 8 (moms, grandmas, daughters, cousins, and sometimes even the boys in the family that don't wear makeup) will come in and collectively purchase 1 item. They'd then demand that each person in their group get 1 of each item (even for the boys who won't use it). So that's X different items multiplied by 8. 

 

Its a bummer how some bad apples ruin it for everyone else. 

 

Also, it's gonna be tough to find any good SAs at a JCP location. The type of people they hire/the standards are very different than their regular stores. I feel like it's the difference between going to a Nordstrom/Neiman etc where they must give you good service (excluding the snobby ones), versus Walmart/Dollar Store where people aren't trained well and honestly DGAF. (Nothing against the latter stores; I've personally had very awful experiences at Walmart) 

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That sounds about right @pinyo

 

@dido2007 I wish I had an answer for you but it really depends on the store.  

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Try to create a relationship with the cast members and I think it helps to address them by name (For example, I usually go in there with "Hi Julie!" or "thanks Julie").  If they don't have a name tag, I'll ask them - "Hey, can I have your name for the survey?" and I'll remember it for next time.  It may sound like a lot of work but I see it as an investment for future visits (I usually stop by once a month, at least).  

Early on, they said to me "Oh hi!  You're the nice lady that always calls me by my name" but now they know me and I get "what up, Zombie!" LOL  

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful!  Wish you the best of luck.
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@pinyo @ZombieMetroAnt Thanks for replying to me and I really appreciate ur input. It wasn't even one gwp/item, the SA said that it was just one gwp/visit no matter how many things I bought or how much money I spent. I was like thanks but no thanks. U can get really great deals if you spend over a $100 at most stores these days. I do know some nice  sijcp SAs but those stores r a bit of a drive for me. I guess if I need something that only sephora carries then I will just have to go there!

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@ZombieMetroAnt Thank you for maintaining this page.  I got a couple PTR Retinol Serum freebies since I knew to ask for it.  

 

 

I just just wanted to send you a quick thank you!  😇

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Awesome-sauce @sarahshter!  I'm so glad you were able to pick those up! 

 

Thanks for for your thoughtful post but it's really a group effort.  💕❤️👍😁

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I made a purchase at SiJCP today and once I got home, I realized they didn't put the receipt in my bag. I was wondering if SiJCP is able to pull up the transaction through my Beauty Insider as a regular Sephora would.

 

I like to keep all my recent receipts incase of anything, especially during these impulsive 15% off  purchases so any past experiences would be helpful. Thank you! 

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If you use your BI, you can always check in your account. It should be under purchases. It keeps tabs on all your purchases and even the location where you made the purchase!

 

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@lisainprogress  Thank you Lisa! I was aware of this, but I wasn't sure if it works the same with the JCP system.

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I think they can. There have been some people who have had their receipts pulled up when I have been there. 

 

I would go and ask to see if they can pull it up for you.

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@Starburst24  Thank you! I don't plan on returning anything as of now, but I just wanted to know incase I end up wanting to. 

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I stopped by SiJCP for the Benefit event last night. I got there right at 5 p.m. & there were about eight or so people in line waiting for an SA to give them Benefit makeovers. (I heard one girl ask, "Is there no one else working??") And the store was crowded for once because there were a lot of people shopping as well.

 

The Benefit GWP turned out to be a tote bag. I believe you just had to buy something from Benefit to get it, & there didn't seem to be a minimum purchase amount. Thankfully I was already picking up something from Benefit.

 

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I was with my boyfriend & I only had about 10 minutes, so I was in a rush & I thought that I had asked about the 15% discount, but it wasn't until after I had swiped my credit card that I noticed I didn't get it. The SA said that I had to show her the barcode. I felt bad because she had to cancel the transaction & start over, but she was nice about it Smiley Happy

 

Thank you to @ZombieMetroAnt, @jen81@lisainprogress, @Titian06, & everyone else who shares their coupons with us! I also got five samples: Hoola (which I thought they would have run out of by now, so I'm excited!), Origins duo, Philosophy Hope in a Jar, KVD Tattoo Liner, & KVD concealer (I'm not sure what exact shades were available, but she just gave me "Light - 11").

 

Side note: The SA announced that I had about 1,800 points & my boyfriend asked me about it afterwards & I said, "Don't worry about it." Smiley Very Happy

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Oooooh this years bag is cute!!! Thanks for sharing @ohheyitscindyk

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@CC3616 I was going to give it away, but now I'm tempted to keep it for myself haha!

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@ohheyitscindyk cute bag!

the thing about the points reminded me of this:

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@wickedlollipop And he doesn't even know about the points I've spent haha!

 

I've actually only seen part of MIB (I know, what??), but that reminded me to put it on my list & watch the rest of it haha Smiley Happy

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What a cute bag! 

 

P.S. I wish they wouldn't say how many points you have at checkout lol. I mean, we know how much we have. No one needs to say it out loud Smiley Tongue

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@Mcakes Hahaha I wish there was a way to silently convey, "Please don't mention my points. I am with someone who does not need to know the extent of my addiction."

 

Also, somewhat related, a while back I called CS because something was missing in an order. The rep gave me some points back & then commented on my point total, "That's like two car payments for me!" I didn't know what to do, but try to laugh it off. My boyfriend was also with me at that time, & my phone volume was up, so he heard it. And he asked me about it then as well- "Don't worry about it!" Smiley Very Happy

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