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How Much Did You Spend at Sephora in 2020?

Hey, y'all!!!  I couldn't find any similar threads on BIC and I am genuinely curious if anyone here pays attention to/tracks their annual Sephora spend?  I usually don't and I have tried and failed to track overall beauty purchases a few times, but I was pretty shocked when I added up my 2020 Sephora spend.  I definitely plan to spend less this year!

 

***You might also want to watch if you are curious about everything I bought at Sephora in 2020 - all online!!! 😉 

 

 

Let me know if you are successful at tracking your beauty purchases throughout the year!

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LOL This is an interesting topic. 

 

I spent $2143 in 2020 pre-tax.

 

I live in Ontario, Canada and our tax rate is 13%.

 

I have been between $2000-$2500 from 2018-2020. Not sure how 2021 will phase out with our stores being closed for so long in Canada.

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5k+, planning to hit at least a 10k mark in 2021 as I started blogging about hair styling 

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$3218 at Sephora 😳😞

I'm not gonna even look at other retailers.  2020 was all about comfort buying for me.  Some people ate, some zoomed...I bought makeup.

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@danielledanielle  Honestly I feel you. I was all about comfort last year too!!

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2988$ before tax, but I spend a lot more at Shoppers. I still have more than 55,000 points but lately I rarely can catch any Tuesday and Thursday rewards, more people staying at home I guess. 😄 

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@Tamara76  Ok I looked. 2020 Sephora was 1906$ not bad not bad. I don’t want to know other retailers. I know in July when I went to lululemon to get my 25% back I added up over 2000$ so I’m probably closer to 3000$ there 😝

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I only spent $1552 at Sephora last year but after I watched this video a couple weeks ago I went back over my receipts and added up how much I spent altogether on cosmetics and it was over $6000.I knew it was going to be high since I had quite a few orders from other retailers but hoping to keep it a bit lower this year.

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@Seymore3  I looked at my Sephora purchase just cause it’s so easy I’m scared to check other retailers 🤣

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@Seymore3 It really does add up fast!  I am scared to add up my purchases from all retailers🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

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Mine was $3564 pretax and $3895.19 in total, which isn't too bad but then again I am MAC Obsessed tier and an Ulta Diamond member and I made purchases at other retailers.  Where I live the tax is almost 10%, which sucks.  In my defense, I do buy gifts for others and was in 2 gift exchanges.  I am trying to only buy what I need but there are some things on my list that I really want.

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@SportyGirly125  I’m scared to even total what I’ve spent. That’s crazy 10% tax. It’s only 5% where I live!

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@SportyGirly125 @WinglessOne Wow!  That is pretty high sales tax!  It's a little over 8% where I live.  I thought I was doing well this year so far and then I got the Rouge email yesterday🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️  But I'm still doing better than last year.

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@Tamara76  I'd chuckle about you re-Rouging in February, but I did the same in March last year, so... 🤦‍♀️ So far this year, I'm a long ways off from rouge. It'll be interesting to see how far I can make it through 2021 before rouging. Anyway, at least you're doing better than you did last year! 👍

 

 

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@Tamara76 I feel you. I remember there was a year I re Rouged in January. It’s only February and I’m already close to re Rouging. 

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@SportyGirly125  😳 that’s crazy!! I’ll probably re rouge in the spring sale tho!

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@SportyGirly125  I feel you on the crummy high sales tax. Mine is 10.25% which includes state, county, and city sales taxes. Remote retailers used to only have to collect the state sales tax (6.25%) from me. As of this year, they must all collect the full 10.25%. 😭 I noticed Sephora was only collecting 7.25% sales tax from me last year; I guess that'll change this year. 

 

Best of luck buying only needs, not wants! It's difficult, but not impossible! (Or so I'm told... 😄 )

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@WinglessOne  That’s crazy they can only charge some not all. Interesting 🤔 

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@ather  Yeah, my state's (and county's, and city's) tax laws are... frustrating. In all the years I've lived here, our combined sales tax has bounced around from 9.25% to 10.5%. On top of our combined sales tax, certain products and services have additional or different taxes, and we still have a hotel tax (so do other cities, but ours is high). 

 

I'm originally from Michigan and grew up with a statewide 4% sales tax—no additional county or city sales tax. After I'd lived in Chicago for however many years, I remember when friends whined about MI's sales tax rising to 6% and I told them "aww, you guys are adorable... do you know how high my sales tax is?!" 🤣😭

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@WinglessOne The crappy thing is I could go a city over and the tax would be 7.75%  A lot of times I would ship my stuff to work to save on tax.

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Plus tax, so more like $338. I contemplated a last minute push to at least hit VIB for a split second, but decided there wasn't enough of a benefit even for a mere $43. 

 

Ulta is a different matter; I haven't fully tallied 2020 yet, but I re-Diamonded several times over...$4-5k maybe? 😣😅

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