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. Kat

    i would definitely use it on skincare those items r so pricy

  2. Veronica

    wow. I would definitely buy some Makeup Forever HD foundation and try out cle de peu’s concealer that i’ve heard so many great things about! (and some nars lipsticks here and there would be purchased as well 😉 )

  3. Lana b

    I would head straight to the new eye pallets and grab some new eye colors!

  4. Diane So

    I’d probably try out some brands I haven’t tried. High up on that list would be hourglass, becca, and koh gen do.

  5. Michelle

    Urban Decay and Smashbox palettes!

  6. abha

    I’m gonna buy all those things which I been wishing to buy from so long like hourglass eyeshadows or may be guerlain lipsticks or some make up for ever products!!!

  7. Allison

    lorac pro palette!

  8. Jenn

    I would use it on Fresh, Clarins, and Lancome products!:)

  9. Mandy

    Too many wishes to list!

  10. Irene

    I’d love to get the new UD Vice palette, and restock on their primer and eyeliner :)

  11. I would purchase a few MUFE Aqua Liners, NARS Blushes, Illamasqua Blushes, and some MUFE Eyeshadows.

  12. Chelsea

    Cartier Baiser Volé fragrance, Smashbox BB Cream in Fair, Urban Decay Dew Me face-setting spray, some LORAC Powder Cheek Stains…

  13. JenJ

    Item on my wish list! 😀

  14. Barbie

    the naked palette some ysl lipsticks, dior palettes and some stuff from mufe

  15. 8westwood

    I’d use the Sephora gift card for some fabulous winter skincare products.

  16. Erica P.

    I would purchase some gifts for my mom and bff for Christmas.. I’d buy my mom Marc Jacobs Dot and I’d buy my bff some Urban Decay stuff like the Smoked palette and eyeliners. I would buy Givenchy Play for myself.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Alieke

    Too bad it’s only for the US, I want to have the chance to win the giftcard too :'(

  18. hannah

    I would buy a bottle of Tom Ford Black Orchid. It’s my favorite perfume, but it’s too expensive to justify buying it for myself!

  19. Jenny

    I would use the $250 Sephora gift card on the Urban Decay Naked 1 and 2 palettes and the LORAC Pro palette. If I had any money left over, I would use it on a pencil smudge brush and Clarisonic brush heads.

  20. There are some Benefit sets on my wish list I’d love. I’ve also had Balenciaga perfume on my wishlist forever.

  21. Tinashe

    I’m on a skincare kick so I’d definitely spend it on that as then maybe a chanel lipstick.

  22. HS

    I would use it to get gifts for my sisters.

  23. Cecy

    Oh boy! With $250, I could do a lot of damage. There’s a few holiday sets that I’ve been eyeing, such as the Benefit glosses. I’d probably pick up a few MUFE liners and Lady Million perfume. But I might just gather my besties and take them shopping :)

  24. Pascal

    I need new brushes, that is what I would spend it on !

  25. Tory

    I would get a ysl lipstick and Laura mercier silk creme foundation! Maybe even try out the ysl éclat foundation!

  26. Kerri

    I’d finally get some OCC liptars and some more MUFE eyeshadows. Can never have enough of those…

  27. Kelly G

    I’d use it to buy some awesome holiday gifts (Naked palette, sephora favorites, mini travel sets) for my friends, family and myself! 😛

  28. I’d get all cruelty-free options like my favorites Urban Decay, Too Faced and NARS!

  29. Amber

    Oh! There are so many things I want! I’d definitely buy myself a Clairsonic Mia and I’d probably buy something for my sister and daughter!

  30. Brigette

    I would probally use it on stocking my pantry and beauty supplies.

  31. Ann

    I already have a wish list set up! I’m definitely eyeing the LIU palette.

  32. Brooke H.

    I would try some higher end brands that I currently can’t afford.

  33. Erika

    I would buy Keratase, Living Proof, Essie and OPI products…and a huge supply of Fresh lipbalm (amongst other things!)!!

  34. Liz

    I would get the Lorac Pro Palette and the Cinderella palette if it’s still available! <3

  35. Michele Coccaro Benedict

    I would buy Christmas gifts for my family~!
    xoxoxoxo Michele

  36. xamyx

    I recently purged my lip products, so I’d pick up some Lip Tars, and some NARS lippies. If I had any left over, then maybe some NARS shadows, or LORAC palletes.

  37. Blair

    Shop the vib sale for back ups and new things I’ve been wanting to try :)

  38. Mo

    i would spend the $250 on skincare!

  39. Dominique

    I wouldn’t even know where to start, but I would definitely by Urban Decay Holiday set.

  40. vi

    I’d like to spend it on some foundation because I never wear it! I haven’t owned foundation in almost 5 years.

  41. Alicia

    I would use the gift card for Christmas presents for friends!

  42. I have a whole bunch of Urban Decay items on my wish list that I’d love to get! There are also a few mascaras I’d like to pick up from various brands.

  43. Cui

    I would love to buy some Nars , MUFE, Benefit, and Josie moran products.

  44. brittany

    I need some new perfume! :) I loooooove ebates!

  45. I would love to stock up on some NARS lip pencils, some Urban Decay Naked Foundation, Kat Von D concealer and lipsticks, and some perfume!

  46. I definitely need to try out some of those OCC Lip Tars!

  47. Alex

    I would split it up between me, my mom and my sister! It would be great!

  48. jennyjen813

    I would definitely stock up on all Dior products!! eyeshadow, more blush, face products.

  49. Katie

    I’d spend it on Guerlain and YSL lipsticks. Interested in the new glossy stains!

  50. Naty

    I would you use the gift card to purchase items that are a bit over my price rang, like Dior.

  51. Jessica

    I would buy the Clinique dark spot corrector

  52. JAMIE P

    I would definitely buy Clarisonic cleansing tool for sure.

  53. Angie

    I have a looong list of wishlist items that spans thousands of dollars worth of product so $250 would make a nice dent. I have been wanting to try a BareMinerals READY eyeshadow palette and the Lancome Teint Idole foundation. I would also get my first YSL Rouge lipstick in either Rose Paris, Central Silk or Peach Passion. If there’s any left, I would get some NARS products that I’ve been coveting and/or a few of my favorite BUXOM lipglosses. Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. Sole

    I really would love to buy the Tarte Carried Away set and the new Lorac candybar sets. So pretty!

  55. There are a bunch of skincare things I’ve been wanting to try Visionnaire by Lancome and also an eye serum from Dior!

  56. susana mladenovski

    will get some foundations, mascara and perfume.. my addiction 😀

  57. Karyn

    I would use it to get Sunday Riley facial care! Oh and maybe a new lipstick from Dior :)

  58. Sarah

    I would buy some new perfume, and a few makeup items that I haven’t been able to afford over the years!

  59. Mariam

    A couple NARS blushes, REN peel, Shiseido sunscreen, some Dior, YSL, and Guerlain stuff

  60. More Lip Tars, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter and everything on my wishlist!

  61. Gwen

    I most likely would use the gift certificate on skin care items. That seems more important to me. :)

  62. I would probably buy some products I’ve been lusting after – Hourglass primer, UD palettes and tarte lipsticks

  63. Tiffany

    Clarisonic Mia

  64. sharon park

    i am running out of a lot of my skin care such as; night cream, toner, and daily moisturizer all products i could purchase @sephora!

  65. Leah

    Some new palettes and brushes!

  66. Shana

    MD Skincare alpha beta face peels!!!

  67. LoriAnne

    I would use it on a Clarisonic & the Naked Palette

  68. Jessica

    I would use it for skincare :)

  69. jackie

    I would use it to purchase the new Clarisonic.

  70. Jamie

    Oh wow, I would be in HEAVEN with this gift card. I’d probably buy some products that have previously been juuust out of my price range, like Kat von D foundation, NARS eyeshadows, maybe a Too Faced Palette… I’d honestly probably cry if I won, lol.

  71. Ellen

    foundation and perfume

  72. Haley

    I would use it on YSL, Nars, and some of the Caudalie skincare line!

  73. Jaya

    All things makeup and skincare.

  74. meme

    On skincare!!

  75. Amanda Finlaw

    I’d use toe gift card on UD, MUFE, Tarina Tarantino, and Kat Von D products mostly :) I’d probably get some skin care too!

  76. chloe

    Definitely be investing in some new brushes!

  77. Amanda Finlaw

    Oh, oh and OCC lip tars!

  78. Patty

    Totally use this to get some of my Clarins skincare!

  79. Nicole Danielle

    I’d use the money on skincare! I hit 25 and started aging rapidly, lol. I need some awesome eye cream (especially), day, and night cream to keep the wrinkles at bay.

  80. Heather W.

    I’d stock up on Murad skincare and brush heads for my Clairsonic, and I’d throw in a fun lip color for the Holdiays!

  81. Victoria

    Definitely some Guerlain lipsticks, eyeshadow palette and foundations because I am so obsessed with them. And then some Clarisonic brush heads, NARS and Hourglass eyeshadows. Hummm, or maybe some Chloe perfume.

  82. Valerie C.

    Christmas gifts for my 2 sisters, fragrances or their favorite products :)

  83. Liya

    I would use it to buy the Sephora favorite’s. I love them all. I love that you can try so many different products.

  84. Anna

    Clarasonic, nars sheer glow, and the urban smokes and vice eye shadows!

  85. Danielle

    A new fragrance, Clarisonic brushes, Ren skincare, and Tarte blushes!

  86. Anna

    I’d pick up some of the UD and Benefit holiday sets as well as a perfume

  87. amandalionheart

    Iwould buy some urban decay hliday stuff and buy some other stuff for christmas presants for my mom and best friend :)

  88. April

    My heart stood still when I came across this opportunity….the pinnacle of product shopping. I would certainly use the card to purchase so really great skin & body care products & update my makeup palette. I would take the opportunity to pamper myself (& my mom ;o) <3 (Love L'Occitane, NARS, Pacifica, Caudalia, Josie Maran, Jurlique, Korres, LAVANILA, F.A.B., Smashbox, Lorac, Tarte,Laura Mercier, Bliss!) oh my!

  89. Karen

    New makeup! =) Heaven knows I need to replace the expired ones! :)

  90. Mandy C

    I’d definitely put some of it towards the LM Artist palette. Running out of Nars shadow primer, too.

  91. Christy Burrington

    I’d pick up the Vice Palette and the OCHO liner set for sure. I also need a new eyelash curler and I want to try the Naked foundation as well.

  92. Emma

    I would use the $250 by getting a new brush set, some colored and black liquid eyeliner, try out some of the Dior mascaras, and probably get some Bite Beauty lipsticks! And Make Up For Ever pressed shadows – those are my FAVORITE.

  93. alisha

    ocho loco liners

  94. Nikki

    I’d like to try the clarisonic

  95. Rekha

    I would buy a TON of butter nail polish! I’m obsessed!

  96. Steph Coupons

    I would buy lots of mascara, eyeshadows, concealers, lots of the new products!

  97. I would probably purchase the rest of the Jin Soon polish collection! Ahh, I love the ones I have!

  98. Ivonne

    I would stock up on the essentials and try new brands.

  99. ali

    I’d get the naked 2 palette. too faced palette and makeup brushes

  100. Susan West

    A holiday palette like the one from tarte and the 24/7 pencil set from urban decay and I have never tried make up forever or laura mercier so would like to try them and I would love to try a really nice lipstick from dior or ysl maybe : )