Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Win It! $250 Sephora Gift Card!

We have an awesome prize for one lucky winner — a $250 Sephora gift card, courtesy of Ebates!

If you’re not familiar with Ebates, it’s a program that allows you to earn cash back on your online purchases whenever you shop through Ebates. For example, if you sign-up, click-through their link, then you would get 6% cash back on any purchase you make. Every three months, Ebates pays you (via check or PayPal) any cash back you’ve earned. To sign-up, head on over to Ebates.

Right now, Ebates is offering cash back on the following beauty retailers:

  • (6%)
  • Clarins (7%)
  • Clinique (6%)
  • (6%)
  • Lancome (14%)
  • The Body Shop (10%)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To enter & read official rules… 

The approximate value of the grand prize is $250.00. This prize is non-transferable. There are no cash or other substitutes of prizes by winner. Temptalia reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize is unavailable for any reason. Individual, parent, or legal guardian of the winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes with respect to the grand prize. Prize will be mailed to the winner’s physical mailing address. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery.

By entering or accepting the prize in this contest, winner agrees  to be bound by these Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. This contest runs from November 7th, 2012 through November 15th, 2012 at 12:01AM EST.


This contest is open to U.S. readers who have a valid Ebates account unless prohibited by their local state/country. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parent or legal guardian on their behalf. For reference, the age of majority is 18 years old in the United States, with the exception of Alabama (19), Delaware (19), Mississippi (21), and Nebraska (19). The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Eligible participants are allowed to enter up to one (1) time, as per the section below.

How to Win

One (1) winner will be selected through a random drawing from all eligible entries after contest closes to win. In the event that the original winner does not meet eligibility requirements or he/she forfeits the prize, the prize may be awarded to the next randomly drawn eligible participant. All entries must be received on or before November 30th, 2012 at 12:01AM EST. The winners will be notified via e-mail or message (as applicable). Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize after initial notification. If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner may be selected.

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896 thoughts on “Win It! $250 Sephora Gift Card!

  1. Cindy

    Dermadoctor Calm, Cool, & Corrected, Stila eye pencil in Stingray, the Sephora Disney eyeshadow palette, Illamasqua nail polishes, and other things that I use on a regular basis.

  2. Evelyn

    I would probably buy some things from newer lines like Omorovicza that I’ve never tried before. 😉

  3. Jamie

    I’ve really wanted to try out some of the new Becca products that are out now! :)

  4. Oooh! Skincare, and some presents :)

  5. Elizabeth Ocampo

    Some the holidays gifts sets on their website. I have been wanting to try the Dior Nude foundation the tarte blushes, well alot of things.:)

  6. Ashley

    I’ve been eyeing the Make Up For Ever 12 Flash Color Case for such a long time now, and I would LOVE to be able to get it in time for the holidays. Thanks so much! :)

  7. Kristabelle

    I would use the 250 on all the stuff I want but don’t have the extra money for…the UD Smoky palette, Guerlain Meteorites, UD Naked Skin, etc.

  8. Shelly

    I’d use it on the upcoming Sephora VIB sale!

  9. Laura

    I’d buy some new brushes and a few gifts for the ladies in my family.

  10. Cinthia Garcia

    I would spend my money on brushes for my clarisonic, a new bb cream, exfolikate, too faced chocolate bronzer, some fall lipsticks, a new perfume, and some hair and skincare products

  11. Anne

    I’d use the Sephora gift card to buy Christmas presents.

  12. Anjali

    I would buy makeup for my mom and sister, and hair products for me!

  13. Hao

    Christmas is coming up and so I would buy some things for myself and also presents for some of my friends and family.

  14. Shamim

    I would get some a couple of foundations(MUFE, Lancôme) BE bronzer and some Nars Blushes I’ve been eyeing oh and probably the Lorac Pro palette.

  15. Jenna D'Addario

    Clarisonic or Peter Thomas Roth lash growth serum… Both really expensive

  16. Olympia Feil

    I’d spend $250 on a brand new skin and foundation regimen!

  17. Is it horribly wrong to say “I’d spend it on my VIB-sale shopping list?” Because…yes. Pretty much that. :)

  18. Danielle

    I would buy Christmas gifts for friends and family members!

  19. Sue

    Benefit hoola and lots of MUFE!

  20. lia

    I’d buy the whole Fresh Sugar line!

  21. I would use the gift card to buy the new BOBBI BROWN Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation and my beloved Dior Forever foundation.

  22. MJ

    Oh, there are a whole bunch of options. X3 I think I’d probably do a bit of gift shopping with it. As a treat for myself, I’d try out a higher end makeup brand, like Guerlain. :)

  23. Cassie

    i would use the money on skincare and makeup brushes!

  24. Rae

    I’d probably go crazy at the Urban Decay section.

  25. Raquel

    My *very long* wish list!!!

  26. GUSnail

    Oh how exciting! I’d definately use it on some skincare items that are on my shoppping list: Murad, Caudalie, Bliss, and then maybe some color from MUFE :)

  27. Andrea Darst

    So many items I want at Sephora! #1 on my list is the YSL Glossy Lip Stain!

  28. Kim

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    If I won, I’d use the gift card on items I have always wanted but were too pricey to try like Guerlain, YSL, Dior as well as stock up on my all time faves such as Jack Black lip balm and Clarins cleanser!

  29. Melissa

    I’d use to gift card on a bunch of things I need, like new a new like a new blush, concealer, and foundation but also something fun like lipstick.

  30. Kim

    I have a cart-full of goodies and fragrances I’ve had my eye on for a while, so I would treat myself to a few early birthday presents and some holiday gifts for friends.

  31. BooBooNinja

    Christmas presents!

  32. Ari

    Oh and I’ve had my eye on some gift sets at Sephora.

  33. Emily

    I would spend the $250 on getting some Christmas presents for family!

  34. Krista Gundersen

    I would finally try out the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette and stock up on Bumble and Bumble hair products!

  35. Fran

    I’ll use it to purchase the SK II skin care regimen at Sephora. Facial treatment essence is my HG beauty product.

  36. Jennifer

    I’d definitely buy the Clairsonic!

  37. Lauren Peabody

    I would love to try some of the Nars products I havent bought yet and I have been eyeing the T3 blow dryer for years!

  38. Stephanie C.

    $250!! I’d probably use it to stock up on Yves glossy glosses, pick up the COACH scent I adore, and get all the Benefit blushes I don’t already own!

  39. $250? Most likely some new foundations for my kit :)

  40. Amalee

    I’ve been doing research and would probably use it on a future Clarisonic 😉

  41. I’d stock up on some YSL lip glosses and OCC lip tars.

  42. maddy

    I’d definitely use the gift card to buy myself some pampering. It has been so gloomy here in the north east with all the bad weather. thanks.

  43. lots of stuff! gifts and possibly stuff for me!

  44. Kathleen C.

    I’d love to get the Lorac Pro palette!

  45. Michelle

    OCC Lip Tars and Illamasqua blushes here I come if I win!

  46. aclearcutsign

    I’d use it to buy a new foundation and eyeshadow palette.

  47. Eliza

    I’d use the $250 to buy some Christmas gifts and for myself I would indulge on some of the holiday value sets. Oh, and get some new occ lip tars!

  48. Monica

    I woud probably spend a lot of it on Christmas presents.
    And maybe a few treats for me. All my essentials are running out at once!

  49. jen

    I would start using that card by popping a Philosphy Help Me into the cart. I’d play with color products, mostly at MUFE and Illasmasqua, after that…

  50. Carol

    I would finally get a Clarisonic 😀 😀 😀

  51. Lora

    I’d use the gift card to purchase my skin care and a new fragrance.

  52. I’d buy some of the holiday gift sets available right now!

  53. Tre

    I would buy all my go to stuff. Laura Mercier Lip Silk. Shiseido skin care stuff. Maybe I’ll finally give in and get a Naked palette.

  54. caroline

    I’d buy a clarisonic. Lord knows my skin could use one.

  55. Ellen

    Right now my Sephora cart has $777 worth of stuff in it – I’m dying to try the Guerlain Meteorites, Bobbi Brown BB cream, and tons of new lipsticks!

  56. Kellie

    Sweet! I would definitely enjoy spending this on eye cream and $20.00 eyeliners.

  57. Dana

    I would use $250 to purchase the Lorac Pro Palette, Lorac Mulitplex glosses, Perricone Hypoallergenic facial cleanser, Nars Laguna, etc.

  58. Luciana Lima

    whole lotta makeup!

  59. Ericka

    I’d purchase urban decay and maybe the dkny pure perfume

  60. Lilian

    I would get heads for my clarisonic and buy the Lorac Pro pallet along with some sephora brushes. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

  61. The Cinderella collection, omg! It’s hard to justify with my own money but I wannnttsss itttt

  62. Jennifer A

    I’d use the giftcard to buy gifts for friends, family, and myself! So many items you can buy with the help of $250 :)

  63. Jasmine

    I’d use the gift card to up my skincare routine!

  64. MichelleChefNYC

    I would LOVE to pick up some of the wonderful holiday palettes available this time of year!

  65. Jenni

    I’d finally invest in a Clarisonic!

  66. Ivy

    I’d pick up the UD Smoked palette, some new lipsticks and nail polish, maybe a new foundation! After that who knows :)

  67. Melissa

    Occ lip tars

  68. Samantha F.

    I would buy a naked palette because I have yet to get one and I love love love neutrals. Might get a gift set or two to give to family or friends for christmas. Perfume. Nars blush. Have yet to try because it’s out of my range and I would really like to try one, at the very least. Not sure what else at the moment. This would be amazing!!!

  69. Heather USA (fb:rosie areola twitter @aitch77)

    I’d buy
    * Kat von D foundation.
    * Naked 2 palette.
    * Lorac Eye Candy Full Face Collection
    * Tarte Carried Away Collectors Set.
    * Tarte Fantastic Foursome 4-Piece Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Enthusiast Set.
    *YSL ROUGE VOLUPTÉ – Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick
    *TOO FACED – Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder

    • I got the Lorac Eye Candy FF Collection as a gift and I’m sad to say the quality just isn’t there, especially compared to the amazing Lorac Pro Palette people have been raving about. Probably will return it :(

  70. Alicia

    Perfume! I love the new scents from Coach.

  71. Andie

    I would LOVE to pick up my little sister (read: college) and take her on a beauty shopping spree!

  72. Anna

    I would use the sephora card for the SK-II cleansing oil and guerlain meteorites powder!!

  73. brittany

    I would buy the lorac pro palette, the urban decay ocho loco eyeliner set and a clarisonic!

  74. Greta

    I think I would try a few occ lip tars!

  75. Jia

    I would really get the Chanel N5

  76. Ellen

    Nars lipstick and OCC lip tar

  77. Melissa

    Foundation, hair products, tools

  78. virginiaisforluvrs

    I would love to buy a fancy new hair dryer, probably from T3. My BabyLiss hair dryer is pretty beat up now :) With any money left over, I’d like to buy my sister a nice present for helping me so much at my wedding.

  79. ILung Annie Hsu

    I’d purchase the VICE palette, Nars blushes (I’ve never tried them before), or just stock up on Lancome Genefique!

  80. Alex

    I would buy a bunch of MUFE eyshadows cause they’re da best!!!

  81. Jen

    Gifts for family members, OCC lip tars, splurge on purple lipstick to try the trend, NARS blush, and maybe some brushes.

  82. Naomi T

    I’d buy a mirror, an eyeliner brush and a bunch of polish.

  83. Stephanie

    I would use it on the wonderful holiday sets and lip products as I have just started getting into them!

  84. Morgan

    Wowza, I’d be in for my wedding makeup/makeover!

  85. Elizabeth

    occ lip tars! or an urban decay palette :)

  86. Rhonda

    There’s a whole wish list just waiting for me to work my way through.

  87. Sara

    I’ve got a pretty long wish list – but I think I’d focus on snagging some Dior and Guerlain.

  88. I would put a huge dent in my Sephora wishlist, which is mostly full of Caudalie products at the moment!

  89. Beth

    I’d get all the Urban Decay and Tarte holiday sets!

  90. Diana

    Skincare!!! I’ll be 40 soon and I still don’t have a solid skincare regimen

  91. Rachel

    The first thing I would get is the Urban Decay Vice palette, and then I would restock my face and eye primers, plus a concealer and probably a new nail polish or two!

  92. Nichole

    I would buy blushes and lipstick!

  93. Vivian

    I would use the $ to sample all the awesome Sephora favorites sets that they’ve recently released!

  94. queenielizzie

    I’d spend it on my current makeup obsession, covering or getting rid of my dark under eye circles! I know there’s a treatment or concealer out there that is right for me! And with any left over I’d get some lipstick of course!

  95. I would love to use this gift card to buy the Clarisonic Mia and some more Illamasqua products!

  96. Oh man….I’m on a skin care kick right now, so I’d pick up a couple Ole Henrickson things I’ve had my eye on. Also the UD Vice palette and some gifts :)

  97. Liz

    I would use my gift card on trying out some new products from guerlain, ysl, or Dior.

  98. Jackie

    I had to cut down my VIB Sephora shopping cart from ~$750 to ~$450. I would probably buy the stuff that I had to cut out!

  99. stephanie

    I would definately purchase NARS, MUFE, and OCC items I have been adding to my wishlist. I would also pick up a few gift items for my family.