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The Great Rouge Experiment 2

Happy New Year All!

 

I debated starting this thread again but since I  - inexplicably Smiley Wink - made Rouge again, I figured why not ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Welcome to the Great Rouge Experiment - Part 2.  My rouge status is good until December 31, 2017.  Last year we documented every "Rouge-only" perk to determine whether being Rouge was "worth it"  And I figured we can do it again this year to see if the program is getting better (or worse).

 

Just like last year, every Rouge-only perk or event that I hear about will go on this thread and if you hear anything please please please add it to this year-long running list.  And then on December 31, 2017 we can really assess whether it is worth the extra $600+ to be Rouge and if the Rouge program in general is improving.

 

Mods, last year this thread was moved to the Rouge-only area which I don't think was helpful to non-Rouge BIs who are wondering about the program.  I'd really like to keep the thread here if you don't mind.  Thanks!

 

January - 0.5 - Canada's "luckyrouge" event for Chinese New Year

 

February - 1 - 0.5 -  Sephora x Ren event in NYC

 

and

 

0.5 - in-store event in Canada with a really cute red VIB Rouge bag.

 

March 1 - the selfie light gift with purchase event.

 

April 0.5 - +1 for an extra day of shopping during the spring sale but -1 for no points multiplier like the BIs got. +0.5 for IGK hair event in Chicago. It cost 2500 points.

 

May 1.5 - +1 point for the flash your card event (the one with the huge makeup bag) and +0.5 for the preview event in Canada for this weekend's closed door event (It was still technically May lol).  

 

June 1.5 - +.5 for the US part of the Fall Preview Event and +1 for the $15 coupon

 

July 1 - +1 for Rouge-only coupon: $20 off of $100 or more.

 

 Yearly Total - 6

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50 stores across the country? Darn...I highly doubt mine makes the cut. Hopefully, the standalone stores have Rouge events, too 

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Ha ha ha!  Sorry @txcatx, was too excited to proof read my post.  

 

The SA said the Rouge Event will be hosted by both stand-alone stores & SiJCP.  I asked how they were going to "close" the store but apparently there will only be a shopping area exclusive for Rouge members with freebies ( I use this word loosely - not sure what she meant).  

 

I think the "50" comment was specifically to our metro city (we do have a lot around here.  Within a 10 mile radius there are 5 SiJCP's and 2 standalone's).

 

Not sure if it'll be as big or fun as past events.  More of a diluted version of it.  We'll just have to wait and see I guess since nothings been announced, I suppose.   

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Nice! I hope there is one in my city. Wishing this was a closed door type of event, I enjoyed those. Smiley Happy

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Details are up! @ZombieMetroAnt @Annaihk 

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Thanks for the update! @ohheyitscindyk 😘

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A selfie light?

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Thanks @ohheyitscindyk Heart  Wow, I guess this IS only at SiJCP.  The SA mentioned it would be in stand alone's also.  But a selfie light?  Aw man, I won't have any use for that.  

Spoiler

 

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@ZombieMetroAnt Ahh I totally read the details wrong, I thought it meant that "all" stores (standalone) would be participating. But not all SiJCP locations. Thank you!

 

And ikr, a selfie light?

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@ZombieMetroAnt, Thanks for the tag! ❤  I don't get why the gift is a selfie light, lol. I would prefer a cosmetic gift!

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Does anyone knows if NYC SiJCPenney is holding this event?

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I am not getting the 'Event' part????? Lol!!!!

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I was at an SiJCP last night, & the SA told me that the event is not just for Rouges. I looked on the SiJCP website & it does not mention anything about the event being a Rouge exclusive event, despite the app & standalone Sephora saying so.

 

I called another SiJCP to check, & the SA said the same thing. So it seems like the SiJCPs will not just be Rouge exclusive, but the standalone stores will?

 

The second SiJCP's SA also told me that there will be brand-specific GWPs. But you won't have to buy a brand's product to get that GWP. For example, you could buy a Smashbox product & get the Becca GWP.

 

In addition, the SA didn't mention anything about the selfie light, & I see that it is not mentioned in the SiJCP ad, so I'm not sure if SiJCPs will have those.

 

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Hello! Its not a rouge exclusive event, just the selfie light is rouge exclusive. I guess they wont give you the gwp unless you are rouge. Kind of like the umbrella last year. they were doing facials for everyone and only giving free umbrellas to rouges (when they made a purchase).

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@sabinad Ahh got it, thanks for clearing it up! Smiley Happy

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Cant wait to see if there will be any amazing rouge events this year, since its my first year being rouge, and the event in Canada looked amazing, so hopefully LA will have something like that.

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It's March y'all. There were 2 location specific Rouge events in February:

 

One was the Sephora x Ren event in NYC (that looked like it was pretty awesome, see here for more http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB-ROUGE/Sephora-X-REN-VIB-ROUGE-Event/m-p/2695485#M51781 )

 

The other was an in-store event in Canada with a really cute red VIB Rouge bag.

 

Location specific events are 1/2 a point each so February's total is 1.

 

Did I miss any?

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We had soooooo many Rouge events in March!... APRIL FOOLS (Is it funny yet?)

 

We had 1 Rouge event in March - the selfie light gift with purchase event.

 

Unless I'm missing something...?

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I think that's all I saw too! I didn't end up getting the light though, haha

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May Day! May Day!

 

Even with the Spring sale, we managed to net out at 0 0.5 Rouge events for April.  Hear me out.  Rouges got an extra day to shop which would generally be +1 right?  But then at the end of the sale the BIs got 2x the points... and Rouges didn't. So -1, since Rouges are supposed to get all the perks of the other tiers and more.  Right? Right?

 

Let me know if you think I'm being too harsh?  Should I subtract only half a point?

 

Aside from the Spring sale, there was an IGK hair event in Chicago for Rouges.  It cost 2500 points.  + 0.5 for location specific event.

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I think removing the point for the extra day of the sale because BI got 2x points is completely fair. I personally would have rather had 2x points than the extra day.

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