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Play! By Sephora – One Year Anniversary Play! Date Exclusive Gift!

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Play! By Sephora

Play! By Sephora hosts a monthly Play! Date and the May 2017 Play! Date is a celebration of Play! By Sephora‘s one-year anniversary!

You can bring one guest and this month’s Play! Date includes an exclusive gift!

Play! By Sephora

More on the Play! Date:

A PLAY! DATE gives you and a friend the opportunity to come in-store and learn how to use and apply the products in your box:

– Sample and play with even more of our must-haves for May

– Discover pro beauty tips and tricks from Sephora experts

– Master you favorite looks using this month’s selection – and more!

This month’s Play! Date is from 7 – 8PM on May 23rd at the following Sephora Inside JCPenney locations:

Tuttle Crossing Mall

5083 Tuttle Crossing Blvd.

Dublin, OH 43016


La Palmera Mall

5488 Padre Island Drive

Corpus Christi, TX 78411


2370 N Expwy

Brownsville, TX 78526

RSVP by May 21st to secure your spot!

If you haven’t signed up for a Play! by Sephora subscription yet, the waitlist is currently open! If you sign up now, your first box will be the May box.

Check out our Play! by Sephora reviews, and all of our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes to find more similarly priced subscription boxes!

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  1. Did anyone get to go tonight? I am dying to know what the gift was! lol

    • I just got on this post to ask the same question! Anyone?!

      • Hi, I went last night and they gave out a black and white striped Sephora tote bag ☺

  2. SO I signed up AGAIN after I closed my acct Because of SO MANY MONTHS OF CRAPPY BOXES – You guys posted THE FIRST BOX would be MAY – and guess what? the FIRST BOX WILL BE JUNE – Uugghh – NOT GOOD AT ALL ! What a Disappointment FINALLY a box with Great Contents and we cant get it. PLEASE UPDATE

  3. There are no Sephora’s stores close to me. There is one in my JC penny , but not having this event there.
    Don’t you think it would be easier if they mailed us the Anniversary gift? It is a beauty subscription that we get in the mail, we don’t pick up our Play boxes at Sephora.

  4. It keeps taking me to the play box not date… Where do I go?

  5. The email they sent me specified 3 locations: two in Texas and one in Ohio. I don’t know why they would sent me an email like that, or anyone for that matter. It’s unfortunate that I cannot sign up for this.

  6. They send me email and email month after month and when I click rsvp there is never a Sephora near me. And I have a Sephora 3 miles away from me. Why bother?

    • Yeah, I stopped even checking for the Play Dates. If they are going to do them, they should do them at all Sephora locations, not just 2-3 in the entire country. It’s not really a subscription perk if there is never an event near you.

      • Right?? I live in Connecticut, we have one Sephora that I’m aware of, inside the casino, and there is never a play date there. What’s the point?

    • Same. Closest Play Date is 4 hours from me. I have a Sephora within 5 miles. I stopped looking at them.

  7. Every time I click on the RSVP link it takes me to a new city.. First Tx, then Ny then Fl.. I am in Arizona LOL Idk whats going on with it… I’m emailing corp..

  8. The wording in the email is confusing.

    They don’t have these events in all Sephora stores, it seems as if they pick one store in a city and hold the event there. For example, although NYC has many Sephora stores , they only hold it at one Sephora store instead of one store in each of the 5 boroughs. More people would be able to attend these events if they did. I hope that Sephora expands this part of Sephora Play.

  9. So what am I missing? It sounds like the only thing different from my normal visit is the gift.

  10. Can someone share what goes on in these Play Dates? Is it worthwhile?

    • I went to one and was pretty disappointed. They let you test all the products that were in the boxes but didn’t give out any samples.

      I personally will not put lipstick, eye products or any product that has had other people’s fingers in it on my face. I tried the things I wanted to try on the back of my hand so there were things that I couldn’t try or tell if they’d be effective.

      I’d only go again if there were a lot of things that I wanted to try and I’d bring a friend. The tips they gave on how to use the products were helpful but overall you aren’t missing anything.

    • When I went, it was very informative & interactive. The lady hosting the event was pretty good at getting everyone involved and getting their thoughts on the products, and testing the products out on those that volunteered to be guinea pigs. She also answered any questions we had on the products, and educated us on those products we didn’t receive. She also already had samples of every variant of the box made up for everybody (with the exception of those types of products that couldn’t be divided up into samples like eyeliner, lip gloss, etc. so we all left with a ton of mostly skincare samples.

  11. I’ll be out of town and can’t get the locator in their site to update my location. Oh well 🙁

  12. Yay I got a spot for the location about 45 minutes away so Sephora better bring it for their 1 year Play Birthday!!

    • I got one too! It’s an hour away but that’s ok! I can’t wait to see what we get for a gift! I’m surprised I got a spot today!

  13. Sherman Oaks, CA is already full and there are no more spots. Can’t believe they only have one of these in the entirety of LA county…

    • Try calling that location directly, they might have a waitlist when spots clear up

    • Sherman Oaks is mine too. Full. 🙁

  14. So what’s the “exclusive gift”?

  15. The three locations listed aren’t the only place its being held at…just the only Sephora in JCPennys its being held at

  16. I signed up for the Playdate in L.A. so not sure if its the same as the other locations. Maybe Ohio and Texas are the first to have Playdates?

  17. I’m going to the playdate! but I’m going Sherman Oaks Mall, CA. I’ve been to 2 playdates already and I’m looking forward to it. . . . only 2-3 locations in CA. But when you are in the sephora website on-line, open your playbox for May 2017 and it will have a link to RSVP for the party. Put in your city/state and see what they offer. (I couldn’t find it with the app).

    • This is my location, too! 🌞

  18. lol! This just seems unusual to me.

  19. When I got this email, I wrote Sephora an email and asked them why they even sent me this. Corpus Christi is 1070 miles away. I don’t think they’ve ever even had one in my state. And yet they always send me an email saying to sign up for this Play Date. I would sign up if they had one at my Sephora. OR at either of my JC Penney Sephoras. If they felt like it, they could have one at every Sephora. Or, they could only send the email to the people in those areas – either one of those would be easily done. Or maybe not easily, but it wouldn’t be all that hard for them.

    • it’s all sephora locations + three extra jc penny locations.

      • When I went to RSVP, the nearest one having a party is Atlanta, I live in Charlotte so it does not appear to be in every location

      • No Sephora anywhere near where I live so you think they would have included all JC Penny locations so that those of us who can’t take advantage of many perks already could at least do this! I kind of get tired of getting left out of “all things Sephora” like the perfume sample boxes with the voucher for a free full size of your choice of any in the sample box. I can’t order that because the voucher is no good at JC Penney Sephoras. I also can’t take advantage of the free one hour make over – not at JC Penny Sephoras…

        • They have had the perfume sample boxes within the JCPenney Sephoras. I got it for Christmas and I had to redeem it at a JCP Sephora.
          But I understand what you mean in regards to the other Favorites boxes online. It is kinda frustrating.

    • I did the same! I’m in Illinois!

  20. This is the only disappointing part of this subscription. It’s a benefit that only a few subscribers can collect on…I don’t think there’s ever been a date in my metro area. Push it out to all locations or at least a couple per state.

    • its’ all sephora locations and three extra jc penny locations!

      • It’s not showing any in my area (Kansas City.) I get routed to the location finder and it tells me the closest ones are Chicago and Ohio.

      • Its not all Sephora locations. We have 3 in Indianapolis alone and we’ve never had a playdate anywhere in Indiana.

      • We have 4 Sephoras in STL and at least two inside JCPenny’s. When I clicked on the RSVP link, the nearest one holding the Play Date was about 5-6 hours away. The middle of the country is a dead zone when you look at the location map.

  21. Texas and Ohio? That’s it??

  22. I wish they would start doing these at all locations. Sounds fun.

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