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#Post 1 of 1713 OFFLINE   Souly

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:27 PM

I just got this email from beauty bar

 
Sample Society
 

We channeled our obsession with prestige brands into the perfect beauty cocktail: Sample Society.

Catering to tried-and-true beauty devotees, this exclusive program delivers 5 fresh deluxe-sized samples - culled from beauty's finest - to your doorstep each month.

For $15 a month, you'll receive:
  • 5 deluxe-sized samples from beauty brands like Murad, Stila, and Bond No. 9.
  • $15 gift code to redeem on a $50 purchase - when any product from the brands you've sampled is included in your order.
  • Expert beauty advice to accompany your samples from the editors of Allure.
  • A bonus one-year subscription to Allure magazine ($12 value). See below for offer & refund details.
  • Visit beautybar.com/samplesociety

 

 

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#Post 2 of 1713 ONLINE   zadidoll

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:35 PM

Reija, one of the site admins, also got that email and I believe she signed up. I attempted to sign up but got a "authorize fail" on my card despite the fact that I KNOW I have money on the card. I wonder if it's because it's a pre-paid debit card and not a "real" credit card. I won't use a real credit card for any subscription except Birchbox.



#Post 3 of 1713 OFFLINE   Souly

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:46 PM

I joined but I'm still feeling a little hesitant. I ordered from beauty bar earlier this month & they sent me a USED nail polish. I called them & they did send a new bottle.  But still...



#Post 4 of 1713 OFFLINE   Playedinloops

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:57 PM

I just signed up. We'll see how this goes...just add it to my list of new subscriptions lol. 



#Post 5 of 1713 OFFLINE   Isabelsjewely

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

I wonder how different this will be from BB?



#Post 6 of 1713 ONLINE   zadidoll

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

You get a magazine subscription for a year with Allure but other than that I see no difference. I think they don't have a points system. I know they have a referral one but not sure about a points one.



#Post 7 of 1713 OFFLINE   Pancua

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:14 PM



Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

You get a magazine subscription for a year with Allure but other than that I see no difference. I think they don't have a points system. I know they have a referral one but not sure about a points one.



Birchbox's point system has really gotten me, if it comes down to BB, MyGlam and Beauty Army, I think BB would win.



#Post 8 of 1713 OFFLINE   ahkae

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

You only get deluxe sized samples and no full size products?

#Post 9 of 1713 OFFLINE   CookiesGirl327

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:12 PM

I just saw this and I'm pretty excited..Im already signed up for beauty army n myglam, and I can't afford ALL of the subscriptions I want, nor could I use so much stuff...I have so much makeup that I just never have time to use! This seems worth it for the magazine and the fact u get 15 off ur $50 purchase..



#Post 10 of 1713 ONLINE   zadidoll

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

No full size as far as I can tell.

 

 



#Post 11 of 1713 OFFLINE   MakeupA

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:18 PM

Oh, this sounds interesting!



#Post 12 of 1713 OFFLINE   calexxia

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:35 PM

Bear in mind that if you don't want the ALLURE subscription, they will refund $15, so it's kinda like getting the first box free if you do that. I figured I would give it a shot, simply because I have a wee bit more faith in it with the ALLURE branding tie-in (not the subscription, just how they are phrasing it) than I do (at this point) of My Glam actually managing to get it together.


"The food was terrible and the portions were soooo small!"


#Post 13 of 1713 OFFLINE   yanelib27

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:13 PM


Good Point.. If I dont like MyGlam I will cancel that and do this one. I just found one for shoes and I really want to try it.

 

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Bear in mind that if you don't want the ALLURE subscription, they will refund $15, so it's kinda like getting the first box free if you do that. I figured I would give it a shot, simply because I have a wee bit more faith in it with the ALLURE branding tie-in (not the subscription, just how they are phrasing it) than I do (at this point) of My Glam actually managing to get it together.



 



#Post 14 of 1713 ONLINE   zadidoll

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:08 PM



Originally Posted by yanelib27 View Post

I just found one for shoes and I really want to try it.

 

Which one? Shoe Dazzle, Sole Society or Just Fab?

 



#Post 15 of 1713 OFFLINE   makeupgooroo8

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:01 AM

i subscribed. i buy SOOOOO much from their partner sites diapers.com, soap.com etc... and they have such good customer service



#Post 16 of 1713 OFFLINE   amygab1126

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

Thanks for posting this! I just subscribed. It looks awesome!



#Post 17 of 1713 OFFLINE   goldenmeans

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:09 PM

I just subscribed to this one, too. I figured if it's even loosely affiliated with Allure it will be run better than My Glam, which I had been thinking about, but looks like an epic disaster. It says my first box ships on March 5th, so I'll take a look at that and my March Birchbox and decide which one I'll keep and which I'll get rid of.



#Post 18 of 1713 OFFLINE   antonella

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:51 PM

wait im confused so if we say we dont want the allure subscription  we get it for free?



#Post 19 of 1713 ONLINE   zadidoll

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:05 PM



Originally Posted by antonella View Post

wait im confused so if we say we dont want the allure subscription  we get it for free?


Sort of. You have to pay the $15 for your first box which includes the subscriptions. AFTER you get the first subscription you can cancel.

 

From their FAQs:
When will I receive my first issue of Allure magazine?

Expect the first issue 6-8 weeks after you enroll in Sample Society. Allure magazine subscriptions are provided directly by Condé Nast. Please call Condé Nast customer service at 1-800-578-1825 for subscription questions. You can also manage your subscription online here.

 
Can I cancel my Allure magazine subscription?

You are not billed for this subscription, nor will it automatically renew. The subscription is a special bonus included with your Sample Society membership. If you do not wish to receive an Allure subscription (or you prefer to receive a refund for the value), please click here and mail your request - along with current (within 30 days) Sample Society proof of purchase (your $15 monthly membership fee) to: Condé Nast Special Programs, Sample Society, PO Box 37722, Boone, IA 50037-0722. Refund requests without completed forms or proof of purchase, or those received more than 30 days after the postmark on the refund request envelope will be forfeited.

 

 

 



#Post 20 of 1713 OFFLINE   antonella

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:07 PM

thx zadi u always knnow everything :) speaking of everything have u found any info on februarys bb? im dying to find out some hints on wats gona be in the box