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. I would buy a few new lipsticks, some lip tars, and a Dior mascara!

  2. Cat

    I would spend it on YSL makeup, NARS, and MUFE and I would also get some gifts for my friends and family.

  3. Alaina C

    I would buy some of the new liptars

  4. Vnssa906

    I’d use this gift card to purchase skin care products. I’m not getting any younger lol

  5. am

    Benefit Bella Bamba and Urban Deca Vice Palette

  6. I would probably use it to stock up on some tarte amazonian clay blushes and maybe some nars blushes too!

  7. Lina Shliomovich

    I would use the money on Bobbi Brown’s new line as well as Nars Illuminators, I can’t live without them. I’d also pick up some make up forever lip liners my moms been begging me for!

  8. Jackie

    I would use the gift card to update my skincare routine and invest in some staple makeup pieces (i.e. Foundation, Eyeshadow, etc.)

  9. missa

    i would definitely try out some tarte gift sets!

  10. Anne

    I’ve had my eyes on a couple of sephora favorites kits for a while now.

  11. Monica

    I would schedule a pro session and select my purchases from there – good way to get some pampering and products!

  12. I would buy new work clothes. LOL boring I know!

  13. Theresa

    I would definitely buy Urban Decay Vice palette. I still don’t have it yet, I’m such a bad makeup hoarder… XD

  14. nikki

    id want to get things ive wanted for a long time and also get some christmas shopping done too :)

  15. I would use the $250 to overhaul my skincare routine! I suffer from really bad hyperpigmentation and would like to try to clear it up once and for all. Serums are expensive, though, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win!

  16. MUFE … lots of MUFE!!!! some Illamasqua foundation and a couple of OCC Lip Tars.

  17. Soloshining

    I will purchase some nail polishes and blush, I guess.

  18. Jessica K.

    Ahhh, there’s sooo many things I want to get at Sephora! I’d pick up some Nars blushes (Orgasm, Sin), the Naked 2 Palette, maybe the Smoked palette, and a few Bobbi Brown High Shimmer glosses.

  19. Not2Haute

    Clarisonic Aria, cleanser, serums

  20. Emily

    I want to finally buy a Clarisonic.

  21. Sandy

    I’d love to buy some outlandishly expensive perfume for my best friend, who never buys herself a darned thing! $250 would make her smell simply FAB!

  22. I would use the giftcard to buy the Lorac Pro Palette and a Gucci Floral Perfume!

  23. Jeniel

    I’d buy a bunch of holiday gifts!

  24. Kristie

    I might try the PMD. Thanks!

  25. Haley

    I would splurge on some Urban Decay items that I have been eyeing for some time.

  26. I’d get some Dior, Illamasqua, Urban Decay, OCC, Ole Henrikson, Guerlain maybe… I see endless possibilities here 😀
    I’d also like the Sephora favourites set with face products. It looks pretty good!

  27. Amanda J.

    I have been eyeing a ysl holiday set that I would love to get with this gift card!

  28. Amanda

    lorac pro palette and a bunch a other things I really don’t need lol

  29. Jennifer

    Clarisonic brush heads and hourglass makeup!

  30. Lisa Brown

    I would get an UD palette, and a LORAC palette.

  31. debra

    I love the kits that Sephora makes up with great samplings from a wide range of companies, ie. the liner, or the lip, or the mascara kit. Also, I have to get the Fresh Holiday set with lip fresh.

  32. Mari

    I would get some caudalie skincare products, the Dior BB cream, the UD Ocho loco eyeliner sets and hair products and more skincare products until I run out haha

  33. I would buy the Sephora Super Star set and some luxury products I would never buy otherwise!

  34. Tatiana

    I would by philosophy products that I’ve always wanted to try. Also the new Bare minerals palletes which are gorgeous.

  35. DalaLuz

    I have been lusting for some Tarte and of course the UD Vice palette!

  36. veronica

    first thing i would grab would be the big bottle of flowerbomb!!!!

  37. Virgínia

    I’d buy concealer, blushers and brushes!

  38. Brandi H

    I would buy some of the new holiday gift sets they have out and I would definitely get the Disney Cinderella palette and the Too FacedShadow Bon Bon palette

  39. Sara

    I would get Tarte blushes!

  40. jesspynk

    I would use it for gifts for the family for Christmas.

  41. Jasmine M.

    I would get tons of lipsticks and the Urban Decay vice palette!

  42. I would use the $250 Sephora Gift Card on high end products that I couldn’t afford otherwise! I work so hard (60+ hours a week) and I’m a full time student. It would be nice to be able to pamper myself and my loved ones with the holidays being so close!! xoxo Alex

  43. Caitlin M

    I would use my gift card to try some products from Dior and Illamasqua and some new skincare items.

  44. Girl, I’d buy a heck ton of nail polish.

  45. Veronica

    I would love to buy some more urban decay, make up forever, buxom and illamasqua stuff with this gift card!

  46. Lindsay

    I would use the giftcard to buy some Christmas gifts and pick up a Christmas set for myself as well! Interested in the Sephora-Cinderella collaboration!

  47. I would use it to try some OCC lip tars, some Illamasqua products and buy Christmas presents for my mother & mother in law!

  48. Jennifer

    I would use it for Bobbi brown face cream, her eye cream, Bobbi lipgloss, the naked 2 palette and perfume!

  49. I can’t even imagine what I’d spend $250 on! I’d probably buy all my girlfriends awesome Christmas gifts!

  50. Susie

    I would buy a lot of skincare products with the gift card!

  51. Angy

    I would buy Dior and Givenchy makeup

  52. Michelle Teixeira

    Oh! This is an awesome prize! I have been eyeing some Too Faced palettes and Hourglass eyeshadows.

  53. Sarah Golightly

    I would use a $250.00 Gift Card from Sephora to buy all my favorite brands of high end nail polishes, pieces from the NARS Anay Warhol Collection, Lady Gaga Fame perfume, Perfume for my mom of her choice & some gifts for my best friend! :) Good luck to all! I love Ebates, Temptalia & Sephora!

  54. josephine

    i would buy a clarisonic and some holiday sets

  55. Katherine


  56. Susan

    I’m gonna spend on makeup, skincare, perfume, you name it, I’ll buy it!

  57. Marcia Trinidad

    I would def snatch up as many Holiday limited edition sets! I have my eyes set on some of the Benefit & Tarte sets. Or finally get the Clarisonic I so much need! 😀

  58. Stephanie

    Brushes, eye shadow palette, skincare products!! I’m relatively new to makeup and I feel like I’ve learned enough on drugstore products to graduate to Sephora stores.

  59. Rebecca -Kristi

    I’d spend my card on some longed for Tom Ford perfume, only a small bottle (so I can buy makeup too). I have a list of brands I want to try.

  60. I’d buy some Christmas gift! Specifically some makeup brushes for my mom!

  61. Soo

    I’d get YSL lipsticks and Dior shadow palettes for my mom!

  62. Anastasia

    I’d get the essentials – foundation and concealer in the perfect shade, neutral eye shadow and a great mascara. The rest would be splurging out on some high end luxurious goodies like Chanel and Dior.

  63. Tracy W.

    I would buy MUFE eyeshadows, YSL Lipsticks, and Nars blushes/lipsticks

  64. I’d by the Naked2 Palette, and then go on a Benefit spree!

  65. Lindy

    Some new skincare! I’d also use it to buy gifts this year (:

  66. Justine

    I would probably buy the Urban Decay Naked pallettes and then whatever else catches my eye

  67. Sara

    I could get so much Illamasqua!

  68. Leticia A.

    I’d get Christmas presents for my niece!

  69. Lateisha Mack

    Ahh I want to buy some mufe and nars products.

  70. Chrissy Kim

    I’d buy the Naked palette and maybe some other palettes. I do need a good nude lipstick, too!

  71. Adrianna D.

    I would love to try something totally different! I would love to buy a new perfume/gifts or get more familiar with Hourglass. Hmmm….the possibilities are endless!

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  73. Lesle Barker

    I am in dire *need* (as much as one can need a perfume, anyway) of Tom Ford Black Orchid!

  74. Olivia Park

    I want to get all of my friends great holiday gift sets to give to them before we separate for college!

  75. Kelly

    A bunch of new perfume!

  76. kittysnickers

    Everything!! :)

  77. Holiday gift sets, NARS Laguna, Dior day cream.

  78. Makena

    I would use the gift card to pick up some of the new holiday sets! Thanks!

  79. vaneza

    I would use muy giftcard top buy the entire tarte holiday collection.

  80. Kat R

    I would buy something nice for myself. It has been a looooong time since I have been able to do that

  81. Colleen

    I would love to use the gift card for some more Hourglass products!

  82. Naomi Schey

    I would definately invest in some skincare items to help with my post baby body and find some new makeup to give me a new look to wear for my husband’s eventual deployment homecoming :)

  83. Amanda

    I would definitely splurge on some higher end cosmetics…Guerlain lipsticks, Hourglass, YSL Glossy Stains…maybe a couple nice brushes to add to my set or a luxe moisturizer! This girl could think of many things to use $250 on!

  84. Kelsey

    I would love to purchase a new foundation and some Nars and Urban Decay products that I’ve been wanting to try!

  85. Missy M.

    Lots of backups of my favorite skin care and makeup

  86. Michaela Degenaro

    I would use the $250 Sephora gift card to purchase items on the high end side that I always wanted to try but could never find myself to pay that much for. By winning this gift card I would by one of those products. Also, I would love to buy a few items as gifts for my friends and family.

  87. karen

    i’d buy makeup for my unemployed friend & mom!! :)

  88. Jenna

    I would use this gift card to get the Ouidad curly hair kit to and the Clarisonic for my skin which continues to break out.

  89. Lisane Létourneau

    omg 250$ I don’t even know where to start! I’ll defenetivly buy the naked palette of UD, I’ll some cake products and the clarisonic for sure!!! Maby some nail polish and make up forever stuff too!

  90. Melody

    I would definitely use it on Christmas presents for the women in my life that love makeup (my sister, my mom, my best friends)!

  91. Dana E.

    I would use the gift card to buy lots of Illamasqua and MUFE products!

  92. Austin F

    I would use the gift card to get some new foundation and blushes for the winter season!

  93. Christina Webb

    I would buy some new things from guerlain, dior, ysl and also buy my mom some new perfume she love DKNY Be Delicious!

  94. Bre

    I could totally buy Christmas presents! My Mom soooo needs some bronzer and my grandma needs some Philosophy! 😛

  95. Annette

    I’d buy skin care products.

  96. What wouldn’t I use the $250 on is a better question! I would definitely try products from a few brands I can’t normally afford.

  97. I got my first NARS products about a month ago, and I now want to try more! I’d also be interested in some of those OCC lip tars, they look amazing

  98. Adaya

    My wishlist is so long, that it’ll still be difficult to chose. I will definitely buy some products from Nars, Too Face, Urban Decay, Tarte and Laura Mercier. Thank you so much!

  99. Kissagain

    I would stock up on my Josie Maran Argan Oil. Then I would purchase Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in every color. Those are the best!

  100. olga

    I would buy Christmas presents for all my sisters and buy something for myself as well