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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!

Re: How Much Did You Spend at Sephora in 2020?

@RGbrown  Omg 😳 I’m glad I don’t have ulta here!

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@RGbrown  I haven't checked my Ulta spend for 2020, but I was disappointed that I didn't get any 20% off coupons til like December so I suspect my spend will be a lot lower at Ulta than Sephora.

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@RGbrown  😮 ! 

 

After saying I wouldn't tally my spend outside Sephora, I did check Ulta—mostly to see how much I saved via reward points. My 2020 Ulta spend is $1834.92, which... eh, I don't feel bad about considering how many points + coupons + promo deals were involved. I don't think I re-diamonded until late fall. 

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@CheerMomma  Great spreadsheet!! I’m glad I don’t have a shoppers near me. I remember going tooo often when I lived in the city!

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@CheerMomma I really need to make a spreadsheet like this - such a good idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

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@CheerMomma Ahhh you’re so organized to keep track of even your samples!  I’m envious 

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its because I’m trying to work out where my money goes furthest lol. There are very few brands Sephora carries these days that I can’t get at Shoppers and their rewards program is rich in comparison. I only get samples I’ll use, masks and shampoo/conditioner so it’s good to see how many of those I get too. 

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@CheerMomma I keep trying to get into the SDM for beauty, but my in person store is super small, and I find their website kinda clunky.  I see the deals with points though... ughhhh I need to get better with shopping there more.  I also used to love planning a weekend/night away in a larger city about 3 hours away on a redemption event weekend lol! I may or may not do my curbside grocery with an independent store to get more points lol

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I totally agree that their website is clunky. Their app is slightly better. I do all of my ordering online, delivery is within a couple of days and beautifully packaged. I like that I can order drugstore, high-end, vitamins, family toiletries all kinds of things from there and earn points too. The app will also alert you to all the dels and offers and give shoes I’ll app only offers for earning me redeeming points.

 

I used to order from PC grocery stores to get more points but now I use instacart so it’s easy to compare a like for like cart across all grocery stores and I save much more by ordering from Walmart on like for like.I only order from RCSS or No Frills now if I can’t get it at Walmart. 

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@CheerMomma  I looked up instacart but it’s not available where I live 😭

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@CheerMomma  We only get gas from the pc gas stations to get the points and I have the pc credit card to earn points I probably get like $100 in free groceries a month but I also shop the flyers. 

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@ather @CheerMomma  I've been trying to buy gas at Esso for this reason too... not that I'm going anywhere to need much these days lol.  I really should look into the PC credit card Ather, good idea and thanks for pushing me to do so!

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@missjeanie  My husband uses a points card that gets cash for vacation like things and I felt we can’t travel now and my credit card I don’t use much I use debit for everything except online orders and a lady I work with was telling me she switched to PC as well and she was getting sooo much more in points so now I put everything on my credit card and pay it off right away!! We only have Walmart, No Frills and Coop where I live so it was an east choice for me. 

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@ather I generally do use my credit card for everything and do pay it off every month so for me it makes sense.  I have a few different grocery stores here, but I buy from an "your independent grocer' since they offer the curbside pick up.  I do have whatever the insider club thing is for free pick ups and extra points and I have noticed that since signing up for that my points have increased a lot.  My current card gives me cash back, but it's only about 300$ a year.  I feel like I could easily rack up an extra 300$ in points.  Especially with the bonus redemption events.  I tend to save all my points until one of the events and then go buy Christmas stockings for the whole family using points.  With maybe a treat or two for myself tossed in lol.  I need to get better at figuring out SDM online!  I'm off to compare credit cards now lol

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@Tamara76 Great thread!  I must say it was very informative to review my Sephora spend.  I watched your video and I too was quite shocked at my spend.  You purchased some great products in 2020😀. I'm sure you will stick to your plan this year.  Thank you for starting this thread.

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You're very welcome @tjffc !  Thank you so much for watching!  I have a hard time tracking as I go, and I've already spent more than I expected at Sephora this year, but there is still plenty of time to get back on track!💗

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2560$....  not bad.  I know I spent way less than usual with staying at home for the better part of the year.  I also spent way less at my other usual retailers (Ulta and Tj Maxx since I can't cross into the US, and SDM and Winners since I do all my shopping online now). I'll be curious to see how 2021 goes and to compare with how many months of online only and closed border shopping we end up with. 

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@missjeanie  Good job!!! I’m close to looking at how much I spent but I’m scared!!! 

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Lol... sometimes it's just better not to know @ather !

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@missjeanie @heartsmyface Oh wow - I never really thought about the border issue affecting your spwnd - I lkeep forgetting Canada doesn't have all the same options we do.  

Unfortunately, my online spend skyrocketed overall last year.  Especially last spring - I think it was like a coping mechanism with all the craziness in the world.  I don't feel quite as compelled to "buy all the things" this year, so that's a good sign!

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