nathaliew

Rouge "surprise" gifts

Hey guys! I am about to hit Rouge and I know that this question has been asked before but I´ll ask it again just to see if there has been any updates:

Have any of you recieved a "surprise gift" yet???? So far I haven't heard of any :smileysad: 

CzaCee

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Oooh. That would actually make a lot of sense! :smileyhappy:

Katty2323

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lol i can try to aim for 5k but i think my boyfriend will go nuts... or maybe... he'll let me turn the guest room into my make up wonderland. :smileytongue:

CzaCee

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LOL. Go for it, girl! The boyf will understand. He MUST understand. lol. :smileyhappy:

ry22

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I have a question for the ladies who received the gifts. Do they come with purchases or do they just ship them to you out of the blue?

 

p.s. I know it says I'm not Rouge yet but I just placed an order that should qualify me. However, my status won't change until the order is "Shipped and Paid" from what I've heard.

AmiraHall

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I have received an extra sample or two at Sephora checkout...just got an order I placed online and forgot to pick out samples but there was 2 in the box...yay.I'm excited for the day I do get a random gift....I love surprises :smileyhappy:

Shoshachu

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I like the free shipping but....well, I get that from Amazon con "prime", and though this may be heresy---still I must confess that so far that relationship has been rather more fulfilling, in that at least I know in advance what I am likely to get--or not--and so perhaps have fewer expectations squalched.  (Si, I know that's not a WP word, but none other captures the relentless sound of crushed hopes so).  Most of what I buy from Sephora is skin creams and lotions to soothe or even combat some ....... conditions...to help make my skin bearable unto me, and though I didn't expect--y con mi conscience likely could not enjoy--any fabulous frivolous gilt-gilded-gifts.....I have been rather hoping for ... something.  Most of my purchases are lotions or creams to treat a...to palliate a skin issue that Medicare leaves raw and... I realize I am lucky this is my big problem, still and all I really thought---the trusted friends y/and familia who suggested buying from Sephora as much as possible really thought--that at some point there would, as the ads and emails suggest, some benefit from this way of shopping---not coupons or handouts or sympathy offerings but the same benefits originally ascribed/described with first VIB and lately 'Rouge'; the chance to sample things which I might not otherwise get to try; the odd funny, pretty card or bubble of bath oil in the mail---these things mean a LOT when you've just walked to the mailbox first time in some months--y/and yes naively I believed in the possibility of small gifts, of little, occasional, newsprint-wrapped surprises brightening the ordeal a walk to the mailbox sometime has become.  Maybe One-thousand-dollars is not noteworthy to Sephora, but had you asked me even  a few years ago it was more than I could ever imagine spending on...on anything, short of a house, perhaps. There are days--weeks---months--when it seems unconscionable.  One-thousand dollars---the baseline purchase amount to have VIB 'ROUGE'  is more than my income for a month and then some...it is not a 'status' I could have achieved without the help of many friends who seemed to feel, to believe firmly, that this was a way I could get access to the skin balms/creams/etc. that might help.  Access to at least try things I would not otherwise afford, and yes, frankly, to the occasional frivolity that reminds us the enemy of pain can be laughter.  

 

Thank you, 

 

Shoshachu

kssweetheart

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@garnett - "Yeah, Baby!"  (Austin Powers reference) I'm glad you got something and that it's something you like - bonus. Hope you buy some lottery tickets, you just might be on a lucky streak.

 

@rikkie - I was thinking the same thing re: what sample we get - fragrance wouldn't be great for me, most give me migraines. I do wonder if this will start a new "Traveling Box" made up of Rouge Gifts that didn't quite "fit" us. Wishing you luck & hoping for something perfect for you. You deserve it, you're an extra special Rouge. :smileyhappy:

nathaliew

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I also get migraines from 99% of all fragrances so a fragrance would be the worst gift :smileysad: Let's hope that it really is based on the stuff we have bought and might like...I wonder if there will be a Christmas gift?? 

glossyguru

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I've gotten nothing. Ever. The welcome kit with the mini lipstick was it. And I don't foresee the "surprise gifts" they promised to be anytime in the near future.

Nicrohr

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Nothing here - and zero acknowledgement of Rouge status in store, even when I picked up my Rouge membership kit.  Not even a hello or congrats from the surly cashier.

 

 

Though this is more a customer service/employee thing than anything about Rouge per se.

 

Rouge or not -- I've also NEVER gotten even one sample (say, at check out?) in store at Sephora; not once, in dozens upon dozens of visits.*

 

*If I ask for a sample of one product to be made up for me from the tester, someone will make it for me -- but never offered anything else, and I have to explicitly insist/ask even for what I do get!   Depending on the sales person, sometimes really have to insist.

 

Anyway, I won't go on and on -- I will wait to see how the Rouge thing works out.  And overall I am glad there is any kind of loyalty program with perks.  All in all, I am happy to have Sephora, like the loyalty program and promos, even if they aren't earth shattering, I still find it a good place to shop.  But still, it's not exactly exciting so far! :smileywink:

Katty2323

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agreed.

bratknits

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Nothing here.  No extra samples, no advertisements, no freebies.  Frankly, not expecting anything beyond "the check is in the mail, promise."

 

Didn't hit the powerball either which seems to be how this thing is set up.  Of course the powerball tells you the odds before you buy the ticket...

Katty2323

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so far it does look that way.

brittieeee

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Nothing yet for me.  So When/If I do get one I will be super surprised! 

 

@Garnett: that's super awesome!

garnett

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I received quite the surprise.  Sephora sent me a full sized bottle of Tom Ford's fragrance Neroli Portofino.  It was quite the shock considering it retails at about $210.  It's a great scent-it's actually quite unisex.  Green and citrus.  One of my sons was admiring it. LOL  It's not a fragrance that I have ever purchased so I guess they just picked it out for me. 

katie1724

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Wow, that's great, but it seems like such a gamble, especially for such a pricey fragrance. It's lucky that you liked it, but it just seems like a huge expense that could easily go to waste if you did not -- so I'm just surprised that they would choose at random like this (assuming it was not in your favorites, etc.). 

violalea

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Score!

nathaliew

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Wow that IS a surprise :smileyhappy:

theramenlover

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Ooooh that's super awesome! It's great that you like the scent! I kind of like the anticipation that we might get a gift/surprise xD 

drrragon

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oh so much fun!  I love surprise gifts!  Lucky you garnett!  Looks like you might have to hide it from your son :smileyhappy:

rikkie

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Wow, fantastic! I'm glad they picked something you liked, that's my biggest worry, that I might get a gift I hate.

 

Which, in the long run, is not a very big deal. :smileyhappy:

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