Article by BR Natalie
This weekend the Beauty Vault will open and tens of thousands of dollars of beauty products will be given away.
YES! It's time to spend those hard earned Beauty Points and score yourself a pretty neat haul of fabulous products from the world's best beauty brands. For those of you who haven't experienced a Beauty Vault yet, be prepared for a heart-racing start to the weekend on Saturday morning (9am - 12pm) and Sunday morning (9am - 12pm)
Now we don't want to scare you, but things move incredibly fast in the Beauty Vault. If you want to take part, you need to be ready for a mission. Trust us, within 15 minutes 80% of the vault will be claimed*.
So here's our Top 5 tips for getting the most out of the Beauty Vault experience.
1 - Failing to prepare...
...really is preparing to fail in the Beauty Vault. Have your laptop fired up ready to go before it opens. Log in to your Beauty Review account and wait for 9am.
As soon as that clock ticks over, click the REWARDS VAULT tab and enter the vault. (Resist the urge to hit refresh over and over again before 9am - when thousands of people do that it will simply slow it down for everyone)
2 - Plan your shop.
Check out the products beforehand! We're doing things differently this time around - the Beauty Vault Preview will open Monday 2nd December at 10am and close about 9pm on the Friday night. We'll be loading up new products every day, so you can get excited, and maybe do some last minute reviews to boost your points balance! The preview will reflect some of the starting balance of Saturday's vault. The vault will be reloaded on Sunday (with mostly the same products and quantities, but a few surprises too). We'll be dropping in extra quantities of products during both Vaults.
Back in the day savvy shoppers would leave tabs open on the products they found in the preview, and refresh them on the day, quickly adding them to their cart. This won't work now as the links change when the vault goes live.
Our tip? Make a list, know which product you want the most and use the category tabs above the countdown clock to locate it quickly! Once in your cart, you have 5 minutes to finish your shop and check out! (we told you it moves fast!)
3 - Check out the rules of checking out.
You will need to pay postage. We run The Beauty Vault not for profit, and cover all cost incurred, except the packing and courier charge.
We only except payment by Mastercard or Visa, due to the nature of the Beauty Vault you cannot pay by bank transfer.
Here's the really important thing. Once your payment has been approved the system needs 10 seconds to place your order. If you exit the browser before it redirects you, there's a very good chance your order will not be successfully placed and you won't receive it.
4 - After the madness.
We aim to get your vault goodies packed up and sent off as soon as we can, but with hundreds of orders, our usual work load, Christmas, and well, life, it could take up to 21 days. Please allow this time to pass before emailing us to find out where it is!
If you have any problems, such as needing to update your shipping address, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with BEAUTY VAULT in the subject line.
We know it can be easy to jump on FB but with so many posts it can be difficult for us to keep track of everyone and your enquiry could be missed. To ensure a response, please email us!
5 - Breathe.
We hope everyone gets an enjoyable haul from the Beauty Vault, but remember - its a sale. Stock is limited and it's just not possible to ensure everyone gets the products they want. Add to that, Technology and we're sure you'll understand, somethings are just out of our control.
Abuse of the Beauty Crew will not be tolerated. We recommend if you have any issues, you email us (email@example.com) so a Crew member can try and resolve your issue.
The Beauty Vault might not go the way you want it to, but don't stress - there's always another one and you'll have even more points to spend! Don't let it ruin your day, and please, please, please, don't be grumpy at us. We've been through a few of these now, and we work really hard to stock them full of goodies. But once the Vault goes live, its very much out of our hands and comes down to fast fingers, and a bit of luck.
So there you go - 5 tips to survive the Beauty Vault - are you ready? Have you set your alarm yet?!
*To try and help those that aren't as quick or tech savvy as others, a Beauty Crew member will be dropping extra quantities of products loaded up in the vault, during the 3 hours - so it's worth checking back if at first you don't succeed. Drop-ins do generally get snapped up quickly, but you never know when the Beauty Gods will shine their light on you!