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’d get Stila stay all day foundation, Nars Madly, LORAC Pro palette, and REN skincare

  2. Liz

    I would buy Bobbi Brand and possibly try some brands that are normally out of my price range.

  3. Kate

    I’d get refill brushes for my Clarisonic Pro, Urban Decay Naked Palette 2, and restock on Chanel Mademoiselle.

  4. Jennifer

    in need of smashbox halo, mufe liquid liners, and josie maran items.

  5. Amanda O

    Oh man… I’d probably splurge on something fancy like a Rouge G lipstick. And then get a new fragarence. And definitely more Illamasqua nail polishes!

  6. Melanie R

    I’d pick up some of the products and palettes I’ve been staring at for months… and then use the rest cleaning up in the sale section!

  7. Nicole

    I would pick up some of the NARS products I’ve been dying to get my hands on, as well as a TOCCA fragrance that I really liked the last time I was at the store.

  8. EmJay

    I would definitely use this card to buy a products for a skin care routine and some make-up I’ve been wanting to try. It would be perfect to help me as I’ve just now gotten into skin care and make-up.

  9. jazmin

    i would buy Make Up Forever hd foundation, Nars blushes and skin care products

  10. Megan g

    I would love to buy more of my holy grail foundation, nars sheer glow. I totally can’t afford it! Just had a baby 7 weeks ago! :)

  11. Lydia

    I would buy blushes from NARS, palettes from UD, try Laura Mercier foundations, some lip tars from OCC, and a whole lot more :)

  12. Zhar

    I’d use this on skincare products Illamasqua nail polish and metallic shadows, plus Dior mascara :)

  13. clothes_w

    I would buy more lipsticks from YSL

  14. Donna R.

    I’d use it for some new foundation for myself and the rest for Christmas gifts for my family :)

  15. Alyssa

    I would use this gift card to buy Christmas gifts for my family and friends!!! They definitely would appreciate the makeup :)

  16. Marisa

    I’d use it to buy Xmas gifts for my friends and family. I’m always doing their make-up, but they’re all fair skinned, so my make-up choices are limited when I’m doing them up.

  17. Michelle Mathews`

    I’ve been dying for a Clarisonic forever! I would use the gift card to get a Clarisonic!

  18. jennifer

    I would love to try all the new beauty oils (Josie Maran, Tarte…).

  19. Natalie

    I would buy liquid foundation, translucent powder and primer!

  20. Emily

    I’d love to get my mom a clarisonic for Christmas, and I’m sure I’d splurge on a few items in the holiday collections for myself as well. :)

  21. Michele America

    i will buy the new Kat Von Dee foundation i heard a lot of good reviews about it! and murad mattifier! and Urban Decay Products :)

  22. sharonr

    expend it all in urban decay products that i love and some new that i want to try

  23. Tammy U.

    I would definitely buy a few things I use regularly, like Too Faced Shadow Insurance, and maybe some Guerlain lipsticks or Meteorites 😀

  24. katie

    Ohh! I am just a BI so cant shop at the sale tomorrow but if I won that It wouldnt matter as much!

  25. A

    I would get Omorovicza skincare, which is otherwise way out of my budget!

  26. denise

    I have my eye on some Hermes fragrance and some clarins skin care.

  27. Kristina

    I need some holiday Philosophy shower gels, beautyblender sponges, clarisonic brush heads…

  28. Kate

    Lorac Pro Palette for sure, and start my Dior and/or Nars collections!

  29. Some things that are on my shopping list…which is nine pages long!

  30. Roxanne

    I would use the gift card to purchase gifts for my family and friends this year =)

  31. Ploy

    eyeshadows pallete, and the makeupforever artist pallete

  32. Suzy Han

    I’d use the gift card on a clarisonic, one of the more expensive ones.

  33. Yao

    I’d definitely invest in some high-end skin care, especially now that winter is fully here on the east coast.

  34. Leighton

    I’d spend it on the new holiday items that are coming out now.

  35. Audrey H.

    I think I’d try something from Guerlain, maybe a lipstick! Maybe more Shi stuff, something from Tarte? Thanks for the giveaway!!

  36. Cassandra Wells

    Nail Polish for me, makeup for my daughter, perfume and skin care for my mom, let’s just say a little bit of this and that!

    -Cassandra Wells

  37. Lien

    I’d like to buy the Korres overnight facial cream and gifts for my family and friends!

  38. Prissy V

    I would for sure get some YSL, Urban Decay, MUFE!!

  39. Anna

    Gifts for my best friends for the holidays, NARS velvet matte pencils, and Illamasqua nail polishes

  40. Amanda

    I’d use my giftcard for eyeshadow base, eyeshadow brushes and nail polish! Maybe some perfume, lip balm and hand lotion if there’s anything left ;D

  41. Stella

    I would purchase skin care items from AMOREPACIFIC which I so wanted to try but didn’t have enough money to !

  42. Monifa Joseph

    If I won, I would get the new Clarosonic Aria. I need to step my skin care game up. I would also try a new primer from Smashbox. I’m loving all the new plums and wines for the seasons, so I would get some new lipsticks.

  43. Jessica

    Extra early Christmas Shopping!! Better early than late? =D

  44. Heidi

    I’d just love a spending spree :) Some UD shadows and liners are at the top of my list but I’d love to try some new brands to me as well such as Illamasqua. I’ve been dying to try the skin base foundie.

  45. Regina Reed

    I would get a new perfume or two, and some of the awesome holiday sets.

  46. Raven

    christmas hit list for friends and family!

  47. Tiffany

    I would get new Clarisonic brush heads. Maybe one of the new Tarte Glamazon lipsticks, a couple OCC lip tars (Strumpet & Lydia), and there’s a really cool looking limited edition brush set from the Sephora I.T. line… I think that’s it. LOL

  48. April

    I would buy the Lorac pro palette with my gift card and both naked palettes

  49. Jina

    I want to buy Clarisonic System (ARIA)!! I have been wanting them for months now!

  50. Teresa

    I want to use it on some nice foundation and concealer. I have a lot of eye and lip stuff but I have almost no foundations or concealers that I like or use.

  51. Ko Ching Yen

    I would definitely get a clarisonic!

  52. Anna

    A Dior gloss!!

  53. Aida

    OMG!!!! Please pick meeee! I would definitely get stuff I wouldn’t be able to otherwise. *sigh*

  54. Nell

    Skincare, a new foundation, NARS Lhasa, NARS Gaiety and some presents for my mom. :-)

  55. Jennifer Ryder

    I would use it on Tarte, YSL & Lash Stash.

  56. Stephanie

    I would use the gift card to buy some items for my little cousin Natalie who is 12 years old and she is starting into the world of makeup! & off course, I would so totally get some goodies for myself as well :)

  57. Rocio

    I would go crazy buying Guerlain products!

  58. Steph

    I’d purchase some stuff from my wishlist that I’ve been itching for! The Urban Decay Vice Palette & Too Faced Shadow Bon-Bons in particular. I also wanna try some high end stuff, maybe Dior or Guerlain, and some new lip products.

  59. Stephanie

    I already have some Benefit, OCC and BareMinerals products in my basket!

  60. Stephanie S

    I already have some OCC lip tars, BareMinerals and Benefit products in my basket!

  61. Amanda

    Eyeshadows and blush!

  62. Sally

    I would get a MUFE Flash Palette, a few NARS eyeshadow duos, some Benefit boxed powders and some Bobbi Brown cream eyeshadows. Probably some Illamasqua blushes and liquid eyeliner.

  63. Lisa Le

    I would love to buy the holidays sets :) from Tarte especially.

  64. Ranee Mori

    I’d definitely purchase a Clairsonic !

  65. Cali

    Amazing! I would use this to stock up on the amazing new items from Tarte, and some Philosophy goodies.

  66. marcela

    Lipstick! Lots of lipstick!:)

  67. auroragyps

    I think I would use the $250 Sephora card to buy some skin care items that would take care of some of my skin issues, because I could take advantage of the salespeople there to help me pick things out for my specific problems & could try samples first.

  68. Lydia

    I’d use it on OCC lip tars, urban decay primer potion, and a new naked 2 palette (mine broke last time I travelled!)

  69. Monika

    I’d finally buy the UD Smoked Palette!

  70. Ally

    I’d stock up on some Ole Henriksen products.

  71. Lilian Nguyen

    I would purchase Ysl, Dior, and Nars items. I would also purchase some new skincare items.

  72. Hannah Rosen

    I would definitely spend the $250 on purchasing items such as Clinique dramatically different moisturizer, Tarte Lipsurgences, Philosophy Skincare Items, and NARS blushes(:

  73. Laila

    I would spend the money on some nice brushes and nail polish.

  74. If I won I’d def. purchase another MUFE aqua liner and one of the Nars matte lipsticks. Possibly a Nars blush too 😀

  75. Kathy

    I definitely need skincare products! Who doesnt? =)

  76. Mrojas

    I need to repurchase some skin care items. I’ve also had my eye on some splurge items.

  77. I would buy a bunch of items from Urban Decay, OCC, NARS, & whatever I can get $250 worth of items with! I alreasy spent ~$500 at Sephora this year D:

  78. allison

    The first things I would buy are a few colors of the Guerlain Rouge G De Guerlain L’Extrait lip colors! They look absolutely amazing!!

  79. Trisha

    I would definitely invest in the Clarisonic and maybe buy some UD eyeshadow palettes or NARS blushes!

  80. Jennifer

    I would love to get a Clarisonic MIA and stock up on some eyeshadows and/or holiday gift sets!

  81. Jody

    I’d use the gift card on my ever growing wishlist. Lol.

  82. carmel

    I would definitely purchase some of the hourglass items I’ve been eying lately :)

  83. Kimberly

    I would buy Christmas presents for my family and friends. I’ve been eyeing some things that I know that they would love!

  84. Joy

    I would buy all the Tarte amazonian clay blushes :)

  85. Krista

    I would buy a lot of high end makeup! YSL and Dior here I come!

  86. I’ve never spent that much at Sephora (not for lack of wanting too), so I’d probably go nuts! I’d get backups of my MUFE foundation, and I’d love to try some of their other products since I never have.

  87. I would start with that gorgeous The Star Treatment palette you reviewed, then go nuts with Illamasqua products! :)

  88. Luv Jaime

    My flat iron gave out after 5 good years.. I’d love to invest in another good one from Sephora :)

  89. Stephanie

    Lip tar on lip tar on lip tar, etc. Christmas care package for my best friend living away c:

  90. Christine

    Def would use it on some Christmas value sets! :) And I’d like to try MUFE aqua rouge.

  91. Yay–awesome giveaway! I’d use it to stock up on all my essentials that I’ve been skimping on because I’m too broke–like replacement brush heads for my Clarisonic, Caudalie S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum, Urban Decay Urbanbrow Styling Brush & Setting Gel, and a new foundation. Plus, with so many amazing holiday gift sets out, I might treat myself to one or 2 of them…:D Thanks Christine!!

  92. Lisa

    I’d love to get some skin care serums (that I cannot afford)!

  93. Bailey Goonight

    I would use it to buy some Nars blushes, occ liptars, urban drcay vice palette, makeup forever hd foundation and much much more!!!

  94. I would use the gift card on skin care items and hair care stuff as well as some makeup.

  95. Ray Wilson Jr.

    I would use the $250 gift card for gifts,skin care,and makeup.

  96. AmyD

    i’d use the card to buy gifts for the fam :)

  97. Theresa

    I think I might get the Clairsonic brush everyone talks about!

  98. A

    I would probably buy some better skincare and maybe a nice hair appliance. :)

  99. Alexis

    I would use it on the Clarisonic Mia and then a few other staple items (primer, bronzer, etc.) that I always need replacements of :).

  100. I would buy new foundation, daisy by marc jacobs perfume, some new skincare products and gifts for Christmas!