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post #391 of 2888

They just posted that there will be no spoilers until next week :(

post #392 of 2888

Breaking news: SNEAK PEEK TO OUR SNEAK PEEKS: Stay tuned for next week. 

 

Ahh, bugger :(

post #393 of 2888

Really unimpressed with Ipsy's lackluster attitude towards spoilers this month. Reaaalllyyyy unimpressed.

post #394 of 2888

Bummer.  Well, at least I can stop checking every half hour.  That will free up my day off considerably - I suppose I should do something like clean...

post #395 of 2888

Ugh. I still can't figure out for the life of me how to share things on FB for points. I've disabled pop-up blockers, connected to FB, clicked around on the Ipsy site. How do you guys do it?

post #396 of 2888

make sure you look at your privacy settings too

post #397 of 2888
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Originally Posted by lindzebra View Post
 

Ugh. I still can't figure out for the life of me how to share things on FB for points. I've disabled pop-up blockers, connected to FB, clicked around on the Ipsy site. How do you guys do it?

I don't know about everyone else but with me a window pops up right when I log into ipsy asking me if I want to post a review to facebook. But right now there is someting wrong with it cause when I log in its not letting submit a review. So maybe thats why its not working for you...

 

And no spoilers until next week!!!! Like what?!?! Some people will have their bags by then and we can just watch their vidoes!

post #398 of 2888
Meh. By next week. I won't even care any more probably. Way to drag it out, ipsy. -.-
post #399 of 2888
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Originally Posted by Tiffany27la View Post
 

Really unimpressed with Ipsy's lackluster attitude towards spoilers this month. Reaaalllyyyy unimpressed.


They are sure quick though to take our money on the1st,

 

Dermstore /Blush Mystery however did their first spoiler today and I should get my package in about five days..They switched to speedier action . In a letter they said it was more respectful to customers getting their monthly package to them promptly and I highly respect them for that.

post #400 of 2888
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Originally Posted by YeahAngie View Post
 

Bummer.. still no spoilers! I've been stalking IPSY social media sites more intensely, than a psycho girl would do with her ex-boyfriend lol. Has IPSY ever done a month without spoilers? When is the usual schedule they post spoilers? This is my second bag with IPSY. 


They usually would have done so on the first. so this is odd of them.

post #401 of 2888

They said that they won't do sneak peeks until next week :icon_roll

post #402 of 2888

At least they confirmed Monday will be our first spoiler.

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 P.S. And by next week, we mean MONDAY! Hope you're excited, ladies!

 

So, yeah. We'll try this all again then. And just because they spoilers are out late, I don't think that necessarily means the bags will be. Maybe they'll release the spoilers back to back.

post #403 of 2888

Yes, damn them, how dare they have a holiday?

 

I'm a bit sad that we haven't had a spoiler yet, sure, but they've confirmed that they're coming soon. It has been a pretty crazy week between the holidays and the weather (a friend of mine lives in the Bay Area in California and had to "clean" snow off her driveway the other day - admittedly she did so with a broom and it took three minutes but even so), so I'm not sure this is worthy of all the frustration. The social media team's been posting things, but for all we know there's been nobody in-office to actually stage and take the photos.

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Yes, damn them, how dare they have a holiday?

 

I'm a bit sad that we haven't had a spoiler yet, sure, but they've confirmed that they're coming soon. It has been a pretty crazy week between the holidays and the weather (a friend of mine lives in the Bay Area in California and had to "clean" snow off her driveway the other day - admittedly she did so with a broom and it took three minutes but even so), so I'm not sure this is worthy of all the frustration. The social media team's been posting things, but for all we know there's been nobody in-office to actually stage and take the photos.

 

This. SO much this. 

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This. SO much this. 

Seconded.

 

Their business model allows them to take holiday off as it's not traditional retail. 

 

I may be bitter over working retail and not being able to take time off myself now, but I'm not going to get mad at those who have that luxury. Since they don't have a traditional store front, they can fudge a timeline since it's not a necessity to get out a spoiler. I'm sure bags are still coming mid-month. Spoilers never change what's in anyone's bag anyway.

 

I guess I'm not as big on spoilers as some anyway because I usually get different items.

post #406 of 2888
Thanks for making us take a step back and realize our insanity @moonblossom. Sometimes we crazy ipsters forget that other people can take a break from their work too.
post #407 of 2888
It's refreshing to have a break from spoilers. This means people complaining about the products they don't like will be delayed. Posting early spoilers just makes the "Entitled Generation" feel more entitled.
post #408 of 2888

no spoiler til Monday according to facebook :(

post #409 of 2888
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Originally Posted by MissTrix View Post
 

 

This. SO much this.

 

Disagree. We all closed for a full week, yet had pre-set web and twitter updates to post in our absence. It's smart business to do that. I wouldn't be as frustrasted if Ipsy had so much as posted on FB that "due to the holidays, January 2014 spoilers will begin on January 6th" or something similar before the holidays. I mean, seriously, it's not difficult. Changing what you do every single month without giving us a head's up is just silly.

 

Then again, maybe I'm just upset with Ipsy. I gave out 10 annual subscriptions as Christmas gifts and I'm beginning to regret it. I put in everyone's cards to check or spoilers at the beginning of the month and even set up a little google+ group for us to discuss the items and do mini trades. I now wish I would have done the same with one of the other subs I belong too. Probably Blush Mystery. However, that is what I get for being overly excited and buying the subscriptions in November to get them all off the waitlists by January!

post #410 of 2888

They have been posting pictures and updates on their instagram and facebook during the holiday's.  How is posting spoilers any different than that?  I'm not mad, just impatient lol

post #411 of 2888
Maybe the person who photographs and edits the spoilers is out of office, while some others, like their social media people, are still there. I guess the spoiler pictures could also be done from a photographer outside of Ipsy, who may be unavailable. Regardless, I'm so giddy for some spoiler action! Maybe the folks at Ipsy had a great holiday, and will spread that love to us (with good items, hopefully!) :")
post #412 of 2888
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It's refreshing to have a break from spoilers. This means people complaining about the products they don't like will be delayed. Posting early spoilers just makes the "Entitled Generation" feel more entitled.

I find the phrase "Entitled Generation" offensive. Such generalizations leave out so much and are not fair for anyone.
post #413 of 2888
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Originally Posted by Moonblossom View Post
 

Yes, damn them, how dare they have a holiday?

 

I'm a bit sad that we haven't had a spoiler yet, sure, but they've confirmed that they're coming soon. It has been a pretty crazy week between the holidays and the weather (a friend of mine lives in the Bay Area in California and had to "clean" snow off her driveway the other day - admittedly she did so with a broom and it took three minutes but even so), so I'm not sure this is worthy of all the frustration. The social media team's been posting things, but for all we know there's been nobody in-office to actually stage and take the photos.

 

In marketing and corporate preparation. Things are usually done a month early, sometimes two months or more.

post #414 of 2888
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Originally Posted by Moonblossom View Post
 

Yes, damn them, how dare they have a holiday?

 

I'm a bit sad that we haven't had a spoiler yet, sure, but they've confirmed that they're coming soon. It has been a pretty crazy week between the holidays and the weather (a friend of mine lives in the Bay Area in California and had to "clean" snow off her driveway the other day - admittedly she did so with a broom and it took three minutes but even so), so I'm not sure this is worthy of all the frustration. The social media team's been posting things, but for all we know there's been nobody in-office to actually stage and take the photos.

Wow, I wonder where she lives.  I'm in the Bay Area and no snow here though there have been some frosty mornings.  Usually something like that would be all over the news since it never snows here except a little on some of the mountains.  I'm glad it was easy for her to clean up.

 I think the most of the frustration about spoilers could have been avoided if Ipsy had done a post before the holidays letting people know when they would be back.  I don't mind waiting and having a bit of a surprise but changing something without communication is a sure way to frustrate customers.

 Instead of worrying about spoilers I will make a new wishlist!yess.gif

 

Gold eyeliner (for some reason this is stuck in my head)

An eyebrow pencil

Hand cream (I keep missing out on this in my boxes)  

Some sort of nail tool or decals, it would be cool if they sent re-usable stencils for nail art

primer

 

I am still optimistic about this month.  Hopefully the wait for spoilers will mean amazing stuff in our bags!  

post #415 of 2888
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I find the phrase "Entitled Generation" offensive. Such generalizations leave out so much and are not fair for anyone.


Plus, Ipsy has released the first spoiler by/on the 1st of the month for how many months now? Being used to something and knowing to expect it doesn't make you entitled.  This month is different and that's why there's confusion.

post #416 of 2888
I really couldn't care less that the spoilers are being posted late but...

I think they could have avoided some of this hostility by just telling us there would be no spoilers this week instead of 'stay tuned' all week and then this post on Friday.

Also, yeah it's a holiday week but 1) they're still posting on Facebook/Instagram about other things and 2) Didn't we get regular spoilers during Thanksgiving week? Maybe I'm remembering that wrong.
post #417 of 2888
Thread Starter 

My take on the spoilers.

 

They could have posted the spoilers this week because Facebook pages have the option to schedule posts. It was highly possible for them to do this as they've done it in the past. They could have omitted to use the url shortened links until next week but still could have released each sneak peek each day on schedule.

 

Least I got to sleep in this week since the kids are on vacation but go back next week so I'll be awake before sneak peeks hit.

post #418 of 2888

Ipsy owes subscribers one thing and one thing only, a bag with $10 worth of stuff in it every month. Spoilers are a bonus, albeit it a fun one. There could be any number of reasons why they have to wait until Monday to roll them out. With all of the whining on the fb page it wouldn't surprise me if they eventually just stop doing them altogether. After all, they did start holding back tracking emails until bags were well under way and that worked wonders for staunching the flow of shipping complaints every month. :rolleyes:

post #419 of 2888
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Originally Posted by MissTrix View Post

Ipsy owes subscribers one thing and one thing only, a bag with $10 worth of stuff in it every month. Spoilers are a bonus, albeit it a fun one. There could be any number of reasons why they have to wait until Monday to roll them out. With all of the whining on the fb page it wouldn't surprise me if they eventually just stop doing them altogether. After all, they did start holding back tracking emails until bags were well under way and that worked wonders for staunching the flow of shipping complaints every month. 


 


Well said. I've been wondering myself if they might just stop posting spoilers.
post #420 of 2888

@zadidoll I know that you have been a subscriber since the beginning of Ipsy. Have they ever had something like this happen with the sneak peeks before?

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