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How to Get Off the Ipsy Waitlist Today!

How to Get Off the Ipsy Waitlist Today!

One question I always see in the comments on my Ipsy reviews is “how long does it take to get off the waistlist?” I never had an answer on this question (I have no idea how the waitlist system works). But today I have a great answer: you can now get off the waitlist immediately and guarantee you will get the December Ipsy Glam Bag!

If you are on the waitlist (having entered all of your CC info):

  1. Go to this link:
  2. Connect with Facebook Connect, and then share to your Facebook Page.
  3. That’s it! This will then automatically get you off the Waitlist and you will receive the next Glam Bag. (Your activation is immediate – you don’t have to wait for any friends to sign up for Ipsy or even click through your link you shared on Facebook).

FYI – this is a brand-new feature, so I don’t know how long it will be available for. I couldn’t personally test it myself since I already have an active subscription. Please let us know how it worked for you in the comments!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in Subscription Box News, Subscription Boxes for Women| 35 comments

Comments (35)

  1. Been waiting on the list for 2 months. I do not have Facebook. Maybe I should just make up a fake one.

  2. I did everything I was supposed to do. A page popped up saying I was off the list but never got an email and ive been charged a couple times already with nothing to show for it. I’m a lil upset and concerned

  3. Just sent in my subscription to Ipsy tonight had to make a YouTube account n sign in and follow the artists it suggests n refered to two friends who haven’t seen it yet posted a share on Facebook which I will be deleting n I’m already off the waiting list for it got ,y conformation email tonight shortly after I did It all I’ll be getting my bags starting next month it was really easy if you want off quick n this doesn’t work just create the things that you need to get off the list

  4. This worked perfectly for me! I received my confirmation email and will be getting my box next month thank you!

  5. Its just not worth it to me. I don’t want to reccomend Ipsy until ive at least tried it. I’ve been waitlisted now for 3 months. Seems like a big marketing ploy to me.

  6. I have been on the Ipsy ‘Waitlist’ for almost 3 months. I do not have facebook, so I can’t “skip the wait”. Birchbox is looking like a much better option. Also, from the loads of reviews I have read, Ipsy sends more ‘drug store’ type products, while Birchbox is higher end.

    • I had to wait to get Ipsy about 2-1/2 months. Then I had it for about 5 months but really didn’t enjoy anything about it. I don’t remember anything I received but everything was really small so it would fit into the makeup bag provided each month. Just cancelled this month.
      On the other hand, I have multiple Birchbox accounts. 1 account for $8.25 / mo (annual) and another I gifted to myself for $0.00/ mo. They have lots of special offers and their point system is wonderful.
      Just giving my experience with the 2 boxes. You might end up loving Ipsy once you get off the wait list. Best Wishes!

  7. Thank you so much I am now off the waiting list!!!!

  8. My “skip the wait” didnt work or is it not automatic? Or does a friend actually have to take the referral? I don’t think any of my friends would be remotely interested

  9. Could’nt I just use my own referral link and subscribe again. That would make my first subscription off the wait list and the second would stay on wait list. Later I can deny the second subscription if they ever do get that one off wait list..?

  10. Didnt work for me. 🙁 help+

  11. it didn’t work for me! 🙁

  12. i used the facebook skip feature(i put the privacy settings to myself only lol) on my ipsy, and it worked perfectly! got a confirmation email, and im getting a bag in january! feel bad for those who had to wait :/

  13. It did’t work for me…it posted but I’m still on the waiting list. 🙁

    • Hm, it might have been a limited time offer. I’ll try to find out more!

  14. Hey liz idk if I did something wrong but this didn’t work for me? Says refer a friend and get off the waitlist?

  15. how long does it take to work?

  16. It worked for me. Thank you!

  17. It appears to be working again – at least it just worked for me, yay!!!

  18. It didn’t work for me.

  19. They do have a gift option: but it’s been sold out for months. I wish there was a way to get around this too, since I’ve been wanting to gift this to a friend since the summer.

  20. I got off the wait list too. I’m bummed I won’t be getting the November bag though. Lots of full sized products in that bag. I’m hoping the December bag is just as good if not better!

  21. Woohoo, I got off the wait list!

  22. Woo Hoo!!! Thanks so much for posting this, I am finally now off the wait list too!!!

  23. Thank you for the info.!! It worked and I am officially a subscriber 😉

  24. Thanks for post this I finally getting off from the waiting list. 🙂

  25. It worked for me! Thanks a bunch, you’re the best 🙂

  26. I don’t understand – what’s “Facebook Connect”?? I’m thinking maybe this isn’t working anymore?

    • nevermind – figured it out, had to log in first

  27. Totally worked! Best news ever!!!

  28. OMG! THANK YOU FOR THIS! I was planning to subscribe by the end of this month and hopefully get off the wait list by Dec and get my first one in January. This saved me a lot of time!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m excited. 🙂

  29. Weee! It worked 🙂 Thanks!

  30. They don’t have a gift option do they? I like that their stuff comes in a bag. But couldn’t figure out if I could gift a subscription for Christmas time.

  31. Thanks for the Heads Up! It worked great for me! I am off the waitlist! 😉

    • I just did this and i got off the waitlist immediatley

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