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. Lena

    All Andy Warhol x Bars stuff that I haven’t bought yet.

  2. Emma

    I would definitely ramp up my skin care, and pick up a few of the new Too Faced, Tarte & UD palettes!

  3. Glo

    I would use the gift card to purchase guerlain and illamasqua lipsticks.

  4. Tamisa

    I’d use it to buy some PTR products or nail polish!

  5. lljun

    I would love to try Hourglass and Illamasque products.

  6. Becca

    I really need some more Clinique Exfoliating Scrub. Boring I know, but it’s HG.

  7. Kate

    Becca’s new foundation and Dior’s Nude foundation and some brushes!! 😀

  8. Kristin Nichols

    Pantone pallette

  9. Jaspreet

    A new GHD would be great!

  10. Z

    Oooh man, I’d go so crazy on this. Probably buy a bunch of Illamasqua stuff I’m eyeing since I can’t get it in any physical store here.

  11. Mariam

    I’m looking for a new fragrance for the winter so I would probably use the gift card to snatch up that & my favorite Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer.

  12. Kayvid

    I’d use it for the upcoming FF sale which starts tomorrow. My wishlist could use this up in a jiffy. Mostly MUFE and UD stuff.

  13. Heather L

    I would use the $250 to buy Christmas gifts this year! Almost everyone I know wants a new perfume for Christmas.. and I would probably pick something pretty up for myself too! :)

  14. Mabel

    I would use it on the Clarisonic, a new foundation, and skin care :)

  15. Chelle

    I would use it on Clinique skin care & make-up because I entered a premature full on menopause almost 2 years ago at the age of 39 & it has wrecked havoc on my skin. Everyone who knows about the menopause at this age says they envy me for no longer having to deal with “Aunt Flo” but they have no clue ho much your body & especialy your skin changes. There’s almost more female maintenance to deal with than before. Now all of my make-up & skin care breaks me out or causes an allergic reaction & that’s even when using a well known brush cleanser & only synthetic brushes. It sucks.

  16. Shannon

    I would get some Bumble and Bumble conditioner and some Make up forever foundation. and some primer and skin care too!

  17. So many things! OCC Lip Tars… trying things that I haven’t been able to… especially MUFE…

  18. Jennifer Lee

    I’d spend it partly on OCC lip tars. Those Metallurgy ones look uh-MAZING, and I’ve had my eye on Marion and Starling for a while.

  19. Giuliana Sousa Silva

    I’d love to buy a Dior Fondation and some UD palletes.

  20. Michelle

    I would buy a clarisonic for my mother and sister!

  21. I’ve had my eye on the Lorac Pro Palette for a while. Hmm..
    And definitely some Nars blush.

  22. Kimmie T

    I am so lame! I would use it to buy the regular stuff I am out of and a few gifts for myself!

  23. Linda

    A lot of make-up from high end brands!

  24. silvia

    Stock up on Urban Decay, Too Faced and some perfume!

  25. Yomna Abu-Issa

    I really need good skin care products. I have very dry skin in the winter and in NEED of a good moisturizer as well as eye cream. Also the Hourglass foundation! its so $$$ but beautiful!

  26. I would probably get get big ticket items like a Clairsonic and a hair straightener. Things that are hard for me to afford on my own!

  27. bxboricua

    I’d get the OCC lip tar in Black Dahlia, some MUFE Aqua Liners for myself (love!) and get some Christmas presents for my sister and best friend

  28. Dana

    I’d use the gift card to make a nice dent in my shopping list that I’m always adding too. Some Kat Von D items and Too Faced.

  29. Urmi

    I’d buy OCC, NARS and illamasqua products. As well as Vera Wang perfume!

  30. Pat

    I’d replenish all my skincare products.

  31. Estefania Figueiredo

    Id use it on the OCC lip tars and some YSL lipsticks!

  32. Emilee

    $250 sure would go a long way at sephora! I’m about to start my first “big girl job” so I would definitely stock up on some new grown up makeup and skin care!

  33. Estefania

    Id use it on some OCC lip tars and some YSL lipsticks!

  34. melissa

    i would definitely want to use the giftcard towards my vib purchase!! the shopping cart is growing!!

  35. Joy T

    The Cinderella palette, bareMinerals Star Treatment palette, the new gold Sephora brush set… I could spend that $$ in a New York minute.
    All as gifts, of course.

  36. Jennifer

    I don’t need anything for myself. I would use the money to buy two Clarisonic Mia’s; one for my Mom and the other for my best friend.

  37. Simina

    Probably fragrances and some more high end skincare!

  38. mary

    I would spend it on the MUFE HD foundation and primer and get some YSL products I’ve been wanting!

  39. Nicole M.

    I’ve been dying to purchase myself a Clarisonic so that would definitely make it into my haul. Also need new perfume, new eyeliners & blush. Oh the joys of a shopping spree!!

  40. Anne

    I don’t have any Lip Tars or UD products, and I’m drooling over the Fresh lip balm pack! Fingers crossed!

  41. Brandy

    I would use it for the “posh” brands that I only own a few items from. I would also explore new brands I haven’t tried yet. Or….I have been wanting a clarisonic. So many great choices. Great giveaway!

  42. Adrianne

    I would buy the Illamasque foundation I’ve been wanting and buy my sister a couple things for christmas.

  43. Jasmine

    I’d get the Cinderella Storylook Palette, Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, Tom Ford Violet Blonde Perfume, and Versace Bright Crystal Perfume.

  44. mai

    i would use to buy urban decay vice palette ,sephora it brush set
    sephora favorites superstar set, paco rebanne perfume for my brother and lady gaga perfume and sephora eyeliner set

  45. carina

    i would use it on holiday red lipsticks!

  46. Yu J

    I’d buy GHD Classic 1 Inch Styler!!

  47. I’d buy all brightening skincare products like shisiedo and korres and murad and clinique.
    Need good skin by the wedding!

  48. Lauren

    I’d buy the clinique acne system, load up on my favorite BB cream and face powder, and treat myself to a clairsonic!

  49. Mikhaela

    I would finally get some skin care items I’ve been eyeing but have been totally out of my budget. And of course, TONS of stocking stuffers for my friends and family!!!

  50. colleen boudreau

    I would use my gift card on mascara, foundation, & blush.

  51. Kathleen Andrews

    I would love to start trying all those products I’ve wanted for so long! The Naked Palettes, Kat Von D concealer, NARS Laguna Bronzer, etc

  52. Shayna

    I’d probably use it to get most of my christmas shopping for the females I’m buying gifts for. Would get the lorac pro palette for my mom. Some of the smaller urban decay giftsets for female friends and family members… I’d probably get myself a little too.

  53. hh

    A bunch of UD palettes, Lorac Pro, and YSL glossy stains!

  54. Charity S

    I would buy perfume, foundation, and a gift set for my mom.

  55. Brianna Morris

    UD products galore!!

  56. Jen

    I’d buy some lip tars, some Tarte Blushes, and the Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial.

  57. Elizabeth S.

    I would definitely buy the Lorac PRO pallette. After that probably some Too Faced La Cremes and then maybe gifts?

  58. Maxine

    I’d use it on BE eye palettes, waterproof liners and mascara, and some fun lip colors.

  59. regina

    some Christmas gifts for my mom and sister, and at least one Guerlain Rouge G for me! :)

  60. Jennifer

    Makeup Forever and Clarisonic items.

  61. Ashley

    I really really want a GHD straightener. Though I’d probably end up using it as Christmas gift money for my mum and sister<33

  62. julie

    Clarisonic Mia, NARS palettes…

  63. Jennifer K.

    I would like to purchase skincare products for the winter season!! Love to try SK-II

  64. Madelynn

    I’d finally get my MUFE flash palette. :]

  65. Kelsey

    There are several things I’ve had my eye on for a while… Illamasqua foundation and blush for sure. And nail polish!

  66. Sookie Sidhu

    I would buy some presents for my sisters and sisters in law…. Oh and maybe a little something for me:)

  67. Lindsay

    I’d probably get a bunch of lip tars and some of the Urban Decay palettes!

  68. I would get Beauty Blender sponges. No really, I always need more of those things, lol

  69. Maddy

    I’d finally get the Urban Decay Vice palette!

  70. Carlyn

    I would love to pick up some Guerlain lipsticks.

  71. Nicole

    Wow, well, being that I’m preggers, I’ve had to had my eye on all things baby at the moment and not enough funds to support my makeup habit and the upcoming arrival of the baby. I’d go BANANAS at Sephora with this gift card, stocking up on holiday sets!

  72. Janice

    Probably some nice skin care! :)

  73. Jammie

    I’d get the naked palettes for my best friend. And I’d stock up on my essentials like bare minerals foundation, eyebrow products (MUFE Aqua Brow) and new holiday sets

  74. I would most likely be getting a bunch of lip tars with that card.

  75. Kelly

    I would buy some NARs lipsticks, a new perfume, and a Dior lipstick for my sister for Christmas! She never buys make-up for herself so I like to spoil her on holidays =)

  76. i have a giant shopping list on, but I mostly want that Benefit high flyin’ lip gloss set, and lots of skin care. I love Diorsnow!

  77. Kira

    Guerlain! Lots of Guerlain. Meteorites and a Rouge G De Guerlain L’Extrait for sure, and probably a Rouge G lipstick too. And I think YSL Mat lipstick in Rouge Rock too. It’s fun to dream.

  78. Brittany

    I would use it for some Urban Decay goodies and some gifts for my hubby (trying to get him to take care of his skin).

  79. Monica

    I would definitely pick up some gifts for the holidays from Sephora!

  80. Winnie W.

    I would spend it on the UD Vice Palette, skincare items, and some gifts!

  81. Tracy

    I’d use it on NARs cosmetics!!

  82. Emily

    Oh man, so many things! NARS and Urban Decay products, for starters!

  83. Monica

    OCC liptars, a few tarina tarantino palettes, brushes, MUFE, the list goes on and on

  84. Chesca

    I’ll use it to buy Christmas gifts and splurge on Illamasqua!

  85. christina barber

    i would buy some lovely perfumes!

  86. Sandra

    I would buy all the skin care products I really wanna try out. Probably buy one of the Naked palettes too and some foundation too since I still haven’t found my perfect color 😀

  87. Danielle T.

    I would love to buy some items that I normally withhold on because of a higher pricetag. Some items that come to mind are NARS blush, MUFE lipliner, and finally a Urban Dacay Pallete! I have a Sephora wishlist that begs to be moved to cart! THANKS CHRISTINE!

  88. Amanda

    I’d use it for the new naked foundation from UD, also the new brush and probably an UD primer! And lots of nail polish!!

  89. shedontusejelly

    I would buy Urban decay, any tarina tarantino left, Nars, tarte, etc- basically I’d have a field day!

  90. Cheryl

    Holy Cow… for 250 I would probably buy a ton of nail polishes and some hair styling tools!

  91. mylinda

    I need some new brushes and want to get a few Hourglass brushes from Sephora.

  92. I would go moderately wild on NARS, MUFE, UD, and MUFE. 😀

  93. Melanie

    i’d buy guerlain orguel!

  94. Kat

    Hourglass LM and smashbox!

  95. Leslie

    Would love this! I have my eye on like 8 lip tars right now…

  96. Bekah

    I would get some new palettes and some Christmas gifts for my sister!

  97. Safiyeh

    Wow this is an amazing giveaway :)! I would probably get the Naked palettes from UD and a new foundation because I’ve never been able to buy a high end foundation. I would also buy my sister some things she’s been wanting but can’t afford :)

  98. Nicole

    I’d build a few Urban Decay palettes on Mac refill compacts :) I built one for shades I normally use for eyeliners (brown, black, purple and gray) and it’s pretty pricey. I considered using Mac eyeshadows but in my opinion they aren’t as great as UD’s. *fingers crossed*

  99. beautybabbling

    I’d use the gift card on UD Naked Skin Foundation, BE’s pressed holiday palette, BE’s correcting concealer, Lorac Pro Palette….other fun value sets (love value sets and palettes).