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post #1 of 1713
Thread Starter 

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

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
Thread Starter 

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

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

post #5 of 1713

I wonder how different this will be from BB?

post #6 of 1713

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
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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
You only get deluxe sized samples and no full size products?
post #9 of 1713

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

No full size as far as I can tell.

 

 

post #11 of 1713

Oh, this sounds interesting!

post #12 of 1713

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 #13 of 1713


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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Originally Posted by calexxia View Post

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
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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

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

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

post #17 of 1713

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

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

post #19 of 1713
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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

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

post #21 of 1713

Feb BB info won't be up for a few days. There is no signs of anything yet other than there are possibly 22 boxes to be sent out in February.

post #22 of 1713

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I got this in my e-mail today. So it looks like it's not an actual subscription to Allure but a mini-magazine instead.

post #23 of 1713


I looked into both Shoe Dazzle and Just Fab. Shoe Dazzle shoes are more my style, and I signed up and ordered my first pair at 20% off so 32.00 total rolleyes.gif I really hope it works out I do need a way of getting cute inexpensive shoes in my closet biggrin.gif

Are you subscribed to any of them?
 

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

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

 



 

post #24 of 1713

I went ahead and signed up! I'm a part of so many subscriptions now! eek.gif

post #25 of 1713


I looked into both Shoe Dazzle and Just Fab. Shoe Dazzle shoes are more my style, and I signed up and ordered my first pair at 20% off so 32.00 total rolleyes.gif I really hope it works out I do need a way of getting cute inexpensive shoes in my closet biggrin.gif

Are you subscribed to any of them?
 

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

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

 



 

post #26 of 1713


I looked into both Shoe Dazzle and Just Fab. Shoe Dazzle shoes are more my style, and I signed up and ordered my first pair at 20% off so 32.00 total rolleyes.gif I really hope it works out I do need a way of getting cute inexpensive shoes in my closet biggrin.gif

Are you subscribed to any of them?
 

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

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

 



 

post #27 of 1713

sorry for all the postings, the forum was telling me there was an error after each time I tried to post my reply..

post #28 of 1713
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Originally Posted by yanelib27 View Post


I looked into both Shoe Dazzle and Just Fab. Shoe Dazzle shoes are more my style, and I signed up and ordered my first pair at 20% off so 32.00 total rolleyes.gif I really hope it works out I do need a way of getting cute inexpensive shoes in my closet biggrin.gif

Are you subscribed to any of them?

 

I am indeed. I haven't ordered in a while, I keep skipping the month, but plan on getting something in Feb from Shoe Dazzle - specifically a dragon bracelet set. I had only one problem with a pair of shoes about two years ago and easily exchanged it. I've been a member of Shoe Dazzle since... 2008 or 2009 I believe.

 


 

Got this from Sample Society this morning on Facebook.

 

http://www.facebook.com/Zadidoll/posts/337383129627937
Hi Zadidoll! Saw your commentary on makeuptalk.com. Just wanted to clarify that you're right that Beauty Bar's Sample Society does not have a points system. Instead, we give you a $15 gift code each month to redeem at BeautyBar.com. We thought a gift code was a more straightforward, valuable addition! Commentary is always welcome. Please feel free to send further suggestions for Sample Society to feedback@beautybar.com.

 

 

post #29 of 1713


wow, I didnt know they were around that long.. I like that you can skip a month if you need to or want to
 

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Originally Posted by zadidoll View Post

 

I am indeed. I haven't ordered in a while, I keep skipping the month, but plan on getting something in Feb from Shoe Dazzle - specifically a dragon bracelet set. I had only one problem with a pair of shoes about two years ago and easily exchanged it. I've been a member of Shoe Dazzle since... 2008 or 2009 I believe.

 


 

Got this from Sample Society this morning on Facebook.

 

 

 



 

post #30 of 1713

Yup. I went to look up my account info and I've been a member since March 26th, 2009 and that's the same month they launched.

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