Sephora Friends & Family Sale 2009 – 20% Off Coupon Code, Inc.

Sephora Friends & Family Sale 2009

Just a heads up my dearest beauty friends, Sephora’s Friends & Family Sale will begin October 19th and end November 2nd, 2009. During the sale, you’ll get 20% off nearly everything with code FF2009. It’s still a few weeks away, so you can expect a reminder post closer to the sale start date!

I definitely recommend shopping sooner rather than later, because this is a sale people wait for. They’re stocking up on their essentials, but they’re also picking up products they’ve waited all year to purchase. Not to mention the holidays are right around the bend… 🙂 Time to start making a list!

Have you already made yours? What’s on your list?

Thanks to @deckchair_cm for the heads up!

Some more fine print/details

I don’t have all of the official details, but based on last year’s F&F sale, here are quick answers to some common questions I’ve been seeing!

  • U.S. only? Probably. It’s never been extended outside of the U.S. I don’t know for sure either way, but based on the past, it’s been U.S. only.
  • In-store, too? Probably not. Again, past sales have been pretty much just online. Sephora employees have a limited amount of F&F sale cards they can give out–to their friends and family–so getting an invite that works in-store is hard to come by.

Hopefully we’ll have more confirmed details about the fine print closer to the sale start date!

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I definitely have a few things from Dior and some perfumes I want to get at this sale! Is this for American customers only? Because I would be very disappointed if this sale does not apply to Canadian customers too.

urban decay book of shadows and 24/7 eye pencil set. stila mini lipgloss set. maybe some stuff from ren or korres. nars orgasm blush. nars copacabana. okay, my list is kinda long…

mufe hd foundation
a face primer(still debating on which one)
a set of the ud 24/7 pencils

and im set more escited abt the mac minis (lipgloss,pigments)and eyeshadow palettes

I have both, I bought the primer set from Sephora, and I prefer the pore perfecting! It’s silky smooth and makes my foundation last all day. Plus it gives me that even skin tone that I was not blessed to have naturally! Hope this helps!

Whoohoo – I can’t wait either. I’m going to send my hubby in with a list and specific instructions to use my BI card but to NOT cash in any of my points. If I can get him to do this, I will finally get a decent Christmas present. Of course, my list is long enough to buy a few things on the side for a pre-Christmas present to myself. (Hee-hee, I sound like a brat – but make-up is my only indulgence!!)

Yessss….I honestly just made a list for stuff to buy at Sephora in the next couple of weeks … this is even better … and the list continues…lol

My list is quite long but includes staples (frederic fakai shampoop and conitioner, diorshow masacara, some MUFE aqua eyes, clarsonic replacement brushes, etc.) and new stuff to try like benefit one hot minute, kate somersville oil free moisturizer and some other good stuff. I don’t really want to know how much i’ll be spending, but it can be my birthday gift because my birthday is 11/01.

Awesome! Iv’e been saving my money up for the clairsonic. 🙂 I’m also planning on getting a couple of NARS blushes, and re-buying my Clinique 3 Step Skin Care System.

Just in case this does apply to Canadians, I have a question. I like to get free shipping so I would have to spend $120. Does that mean I have to spend $120 after the 20% discount, or can I just put $120 worth of items in my cart and then get the 20% discount?

Ooh it’s coming early this year I think. I’m not excited for it as I used to be ever since Ulta introduced their college Tuesday 20% discount every month. Ulta carries the same brands I’m interested in as Sephora, except for MUFE 🙁

do you think the mascara favorites sampler will still be around then?? I was going to buy both versions this week but now I’m thinking maybe I’ll wait..

oh cool! Thanks Christine for the early notice 🙂 I was just there tonight after work checking out Bliss products, never tried that brand before. I need to start making my list!

oh, I hope its for Canada too, but if not its ok because there some things I need to buy online anyway (I dont think they sell the essential kit in store)

WOW everyone has GREAT stuff on their lists.
Yu-be moisturizer
Shu brush set **heard their brushes were the BUISINESS!!**
UD Box of shaddows I
NARS cream blush in Cactus flower
Laura Mercier tinted moisturser
and maybe a perfume Marc Jacobs

I just made a huge order on sephora online with my vib discount 🙁 anyways…. i guess i will be getting some backups that i have might need on the next few months.

You have no idea how happy I am I saw this. I spend half of today sitting with my laptop filling up my Sephoras favorites, for shopping this coming friday. I can now wait a few days longer. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thanx for the heads up!

Planning on getting(already added to chart, lol)
-MUF Mat Velvet +
-GHD straighter

So excited, my holiday gift to myself!

I save for months to stock up on all my skin care basics, hair stuff, and fragrance. This time I want some Illamasqua too! I have a few items I got in Europe and want more! I tried to wait on the Stilla loves Barbie eyeshadow palette, but I was afraid it would sell out! Christine was right ….its too cute and a great value. Barbie’s eye even winks at ya! Thanks again, Christine! These advance notices are great!

YES! I can finally get my pink clarisonic mia!!! 🙂 I’ll probably buy a couple of extra brush heads too, but I’m not sure what else. I’ve just been waiting for this so I can get my mia 🙂

As I recall, the online code didn’t work in Canada. But my Sephora had a Friends and Family Event early on Saturday morning here in Edmonton. I asked if they were doing it again and they said yes.

thanks for the news christine , whats on yr list ? also i am looking for a face primer oil free for pores on my cheeks and nose . currently using smashbox which is ok but wud like to try others . which one wud you recommend ? thanks !!

I’m excited for this!

I need to buy:
– Nars eye shadow (for my bff for x-mas)
– Dolce & Gabanna’s new fragrance #3
– Purple nail polish
– Maybe a new peachy blush as a treat


Is there anyone who knows if this information is true? Has anyone talked to a sales associate or anything to confirm it? I’m just skeptical now cause Sephora hasn’t sent an E-mail or anything yet about this huge sale

Hi everyone,

I emailed the Sephora site today about the sale in Canada and somebody got back to me (within the hour actually, surprised!). They said it will be in Canada but in store only and you have to have a coupon. I replied and asked them to send me a coupon. They said it would come via email and is from an automated system.

So fingers crossed that I get an email soon about the coupon 🙂

I called Sephora and the lady told me that this wouldn’t apply to Canada. She said to call my Sephora store and ask if they’ll offer this discount instore. I called them and they didn’t even know there was such a discount happening. How disappointing. I hope they change their mind.

I plan on getting the MUFE set of 25 aqua eyes, spendy but 20% off makes it a bit better. Maybe some eyelashes, more UD primers, some nars blushes too! merry Christmas to me!

I was confused whether or not it was happening for Canada so I contacted Sephora:

Dear Teresa,

Thank you for contacting regarding our 2009 Sephora Friends and Family.

Our Friends and Family promotion is available October 19 ? November 2, 2009. To redeem the discount in store, present your Friends and Family promotional card to the Cast Member at the cash wrap prior to purchase. Valid photo ID is required to redeem in store. These cards are available to Sephora employees only so see your Sephora employee friend or family member for a card.

Our Friends and Family promotion code is unfortunately not available for online orders in Canada. See your Sephora employee friend or family member for a promotion card to shop with in store.

We hope you enjoy shopping during our Friends and Family promotion.


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Hi ladies. Just to let you know you can get this in Canada and use it in stores. A very close MA gave me a card sort of like a postcard that she, herself, was to give to “friends and family” to use for the sale! 😀 So, Canadians rejoice and it can be used in stores!

I have confirmed with several customer service agents that this sale is in-store as well. All they told me was that you will get a promotion code in your e-mail and need to print it and bring into the store… happy shopping for all of you!

Sephora keeps doing the same…its like 4 or more years they have the F & F discount and their site is always under maintenance when the sale starts…frustrating!

Hello I just placed an order using the code, but I do wonder if you can use the code more than once. I already used it once and I would like to again…can I while its still good.

Thank you for the code! I finally got my check cleared and was able to buy a mountain load of stuff! Some purchases were Christmas gifts, but sad to say, I’m pretty selfish and the majority was for me!

Received my second haul of goodies today! I can’t remember which area or who recommended it, but I got the OPI/Sephora 212 nail polish, because of the recommendation and it is gorgeous! Thanks again to whoever commented on this and a big double thank-you to Christine for keeping me up to date and informed.

Tarte/ Lock & Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duo/ Rosegold
ghd BCA 2009 IV Pink Styler/ Pink Value Kit
MAKE UP FOR EVER/ Aqua Eyes/ Mat Black 0L
MAKE UP FOR EVER/ Double Pencil Sharpener/ Double Pencil Sharpener
Yves Saint Laurent/ ROUGE VOLUPT Lipstick SPF 15/ 13 Peach Passion
Guerlain/ Rouge G de Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact/ Gemma

i’m so excited. thanks for posting the coupon code!
i was also really interested in the guerlain lipstick thanks to your swatches and reviews :]

I went into Sephora and several agents did indeed confirm that I would be recieving an email about it. However, I registered on the site and signed up for the Beauty Insider card the day the sale began, and still have recieved neither card nor email coupon.

However, if I do manage to get the discount in my local store instead of online, I will definitely be grabbing Tarte’s Treasure Chest and the Sephora 2009 Blockbuster palettes. 🙂

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