The best beauty and cosmetics rewards programs in Australia Many make-up and skincare stores have started their own loyalty programs, rewarding their customers with discounts, samples, early access to sales and more. Earning free samples is a great way to try out new products without having to commit to a purchase, with the best loyalty programs being structured so that earning rewards is attainable for average customers. Click through to find out about the best cosmetics loyalty programs in Australia.
Australia's best beauty loyalty programs entitle you to free samples, discounts, and more. Image: Siora Photography via UnSplash.
The Sephora Beauty Pass is top of the list for anyone who is obsessed with make-up. Since Sephora's much-anticipated opening in Australia only five years ago, the cosmetics giant has quickly become the destination for any make-up shopper.
Beauty Pass works on a points basis, with one point accumulated for every dollar spent. Signing up is free. Creating your account, downloading the Sephora app, writing product reviews and shopping during your birthday month all result in bonus points. Customers who spend $300 or more per year access additional perks such as a birthday gift. Points can be redeemed for beauty goodies and samples, starting from 100 points.
With Sephora Beauty Pass, you accumulate points on your beauty purchases which can be redeemed for free products and samples. Image: Sephora.
Mecca Beauty Loop Beauty Loop is the loyalty program of Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima. Those who spend over $300 per year receive quarterly boxes of beauty samples, and a birthday gift each year, with more perks for bigger spenders. With many top make-up, skincare and fragrance brands sold at Mecca, it's not difficult for a regular make-up wearer to spend enough to qualify for rewards. There is no cost to sign up.
Big spenders at Mecca Maxima and Cosmetica receive quarterly free sample boxes. Image: Mecca Cosmetica.
Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics Loyalty Club Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics is an online store selling a huge range of branded skincare, make-up, hair products, and perfumes. Signing up to their Loyalty Club is free and gives you an automatic 5% discount on all orders, or a 10% discount if you're a student. They also have a points system, where you accrue points on your spending that can be redeemed on future orders.
It's worth signing up for the discount even if you're an occasional shopper. Image: Fresh Fragrances and Cosmetics.
Strawberrynet is an online cosmetics retailer, selling discounted products from hundreds of big name brands. They always have exciting sales, offers, and discount codes. With the Strawberrynet Point Rewards Program, you earn back 2% of the value of your order, to put towards the cost of a future order. Points expire after just 180 days so this program would be of most value to those who purchase from Strawberrynet regularly.
You can earn discounts on already marked-down products with the Strawberrynet loyalty program. Image: Raphael Lovaski via UnSplash.
Mirenesse Rewards Mirenesse is a cosmetics brand which can be purchased directly through their online store, as well as through department stores and the like. Many of their products attract rave reviews from customers. The Mirenesse Rewards program is a points-based system where you earn points which can be redeemed for store credit or samples. There is also a yearly birthday gift. The base level of membership is free, or serious shoppers can sign up for a $10 monthly membership which results in more points, more rewards, secret sales and the opportunity to test products.
The Mirenesse Loyalty program rewards their regular customers with discounts and samples. Image: Mirenesse.
Lust Minerals Loyalty Rewards Program Lust Minerals is an affordable brand of mineral make-up, suitable for daily wear. Their Loyalty Rewards Program is a points-based program which is higher value than most. You earn one point for every $10 spent, and can redeem 50 points for a $25 discount. This is the equivalent of getting five percent of the value of your purchase to put towards your next purchase. For comparison, most points-based programs give you back about one or two percent.
Lust only sells its own brand, so you would have to be a very loyal customer of their products to get the most value out of the rewards program.
For regular wearers of mineral make-up, Lust Minerals' loyalty program can help you save $$. Image: Lust Minerals.