Sephora is a popular beauty store in the U.S and Canada where you can purchase just about any type of beauty product out there, making their gift cards a great gift for any occasion. So, if you live in Canada, you are probably wondering how you can get a Sephora gift card and what they cover.
Sephora gift cards are available in Canada online and in stores. You can get them from any retail location, Sephora website, or an authorized retailer in the form of a plastic gift card or an e-gift card.
In this article, we will provide more information regarding Sephora gift cards, exactly where you can pick them up, and how you can use them.
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Where Can You Buy a Physical Sephora Gift Card in Canada?
There are 80 Sephora retail stores located throughout Canada, all of which sell plastic Sephora gift cards that come in various themes and denominations.
You can also grab these cards from various other retailers in Canada, such as
For all retailers, you will usually be able to find these cards up front closest to the checkout line or included on a gift card display, with other retail options.
Lastly, Canadian customers can purchase plastic Sephora gift cards online at Sephora.ca or Amazon.ca.
There are a few other third-party options available, but you have to be very cautious when purchasing through those sites, as fraudulent activity is becoming more popular these days.
Where Can You Buy a Sephora Egift card in Canada?
The best place to go to get a Sephora Egift card is the actual Sephora website, Sephora.ca. There you have the option to choose from a variety of pre-set denominations, or you can customize your own.
You can also customize the type of gift card you want to send if you aren’t satisfied with the pre-made options.
If you choose to customize your card, you will be redirected to the company’s partner site, Cash star, where you can upload any picture you want, and it will be placed on a gift card for you to send to anyone you want or even to keep for yourself.
You can also grab an e-Gift card from Amazon.ca, where the options are not nearly as vast but is still simple to use and send to just about anyone.
Where Can You Use a Sephora Gift Card in Canada?
You can use your Sephora gift card at any Sephora retail site or online at Sephora.ca. If you choose to use the physical card at one of the company’s physical locations, you will simply use it just like you would a regular credit or debit card, swiping it through the card reader when you check out.
If you use the physical card online, you will be prompted to enter the 16-digit code into the “gift card” section located on the checkout page; the same steps apply when you are using an E-gift card.
When you enter your gift card information into your account, the entire balance will automatically be applied.
If you have leftover money after you cash out, the balance will save to your personal account and can be used towards your next purchase.
If you do not have enough money on the gift card, you will be asked to pay with a different payment method to cover the purchase (usually your “preferred payment” options, already saved to your account.)
What are Sephora Gift Card Policies in Canada?
No matter what Country you get your gift card from, you can use them in any U.S. or Canadian Sephora store.
You can not use these gift cards to purchase any other gift card, and they can not be returned or redeemed for cash.
When purchasing online gift cards, you can only buy one gift card per transaction. You will be required to make separate purchases if you want multiple gift cards.
While U.S. customers have the opportunity to purchase gift cards in bulk, this is not something currently available in Canada at the moment.
Can You Add Money to a Sephora Gift Card in Canada?
Gift cards can be “refilled” but only at Sephora stores and only if they are plastic cards purchased at Sephora retail locations or at Sephora.ca. You can not add funds to an e-gift card.
How Do You Check Your Gift Card Balance?
The easiest way to check and see how much money is left on your Sephora gift card is by logging onto the Sephora.ca site and heading over to the ‘Giftcard” page.
There you can select the “check gift card balance” tab and enter the 16-digit code on the card or Egift card. After entering the information, your available balance will pop up.
What Happens if You Lose a Gift Card?
Unfortunately, Sephora gift cards are treated just like cash; if you lose your gift card, you are out of luck. The company will not replace your card or offer you any replacement value options.
This is common for most gift cards as the companies can lose a lot of money if they replace missing or lost cards that can be used by someone else.
Can I Use a Sephora Gift Certificate in CA?
Sephora no longer sells or accepts gift certificates. If you have a Sephora gift certificate, you can contact their customer service to see if there are any options available for the redemption of the funds.
This will only happen if the certificate can be authenticated science there has been an uptick in fraudulent activity this way.
Summing Things Up
If you live in Canada or know someone who does and looking for a great gift to give them for a birthday, holiday, or just because you care, Sephora offers a wide variety of gift card options, providing a gift that allows the recipient to purchase whatever they want at a store they love.
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