There are three types of Sephora gift cards.
JCPenney and Sephora are not owned by the same company but their gift cards are sort of interchangeable. In 2006, JCPenney signed a deal and made Sephora their exclusive beauty product seller. Today there are over 574 “Sephora Inside JCPenney” locations and a Sephora section on the JCPenney website.
Sephora Beauty Insiders earn points at any Sephora location. Redeeming points and getting free samples in the mail only work at standard Sephora locations. Both offer free shipping on orders over $49-50 and free ship-to-store.
Sephora gift cards
You can use Sephora gift cards at:
- Sephora stores
JCPenney gift cards
You can use JCPenney gift cards at:
Sephora Inside JCPenney gift cards
These are the most limiting gift cards. You can only use Sephora Inside JCPenney gift cards at
- Sephora locations inside JCPenney stores
Discounted Sephora gift cards can save you 4%.
Raise.com is the discount gift card seller we recommend. Their website is great and I particularly like their app. The digital gift cards are delivered instantly. You can buy one while you’re standing in line at Sephora and use it at checkout!
Plus save $5 off your first gift card with this link. You have two options for buying Sephora gift cards at Raise. You can either straight up buy at a discount, usually 1-2% or you can opt for 4% cash back in Raise credit.
Get more insider ways to save at Sephora.
Discounted JCPenney gift cards can save you 9%.
Here’s why all that background on the gift cards up top matters. It’s almost always true that JCPenney gift cards are cheaper than Sephora gift cards. You can typically save 8 or 9% off and use it to buy Sephora products from JCPenney’s website or at a Sephora Inside JCPenney. And don’t forget $5 off your first order with this link.
Looking for a physical card? These retailers sell Sephora gift cards.
The following stores sell Sephora gift cards in-store:
- Best Buy
- Home Depot
- Rite Aid
But these stores do not:
- Sam’s Club
Do Sephora gift cards expire?