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Merry Christmas NZ, love from Mecca Beauty Loop!

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trudijoy
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Todays email from Mecca is amazing!  They're dropping how much you need to spend to advance to each loop level, yay!

More here
trudijoy
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it still won't QUITE tip me into Level 3 this time but still, good news!
worldofsooziewong
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Haha, I might end of retaining level 3 status afterall.
tannygirl
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    Based on that I'm less than 30 bucks away from a level 2. And I still need my Frank body scrub and Soap and Glory products. Looking forward to that next Beauty Loop box with 3 deluxe minis instead of 2.
trudijoy
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Where’d that box detail come from? It’s not strictly ‘3 deluxe minis’ for Level 2, last one was 2 deluxe minis, a sachet and vial of perfume. But they def get more expensive as they go up for both loop boxes and bday gifts 
tannygirl
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    I looked at the contents of the Beauty Loop Boxes on the last round. And the Level 1 had 2 deluxe minis, the Level 2 had 3 (I'm counting the vial of perfume as a deluxe mini because technically not a sachet and you can get more than one use out of it) and the Level 3's all had 4 deluxe minis and no sachets. So I just assumed that's probably the case with most boxes.

     The higher levels have to be better otherwise what's the incentive to spend more? Right? :-)
trudijoy
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Fair enough - I’ve always thought it was based on dollar value overall but that was an assumption. 

Def needs perks for spending up to the Level 3 amount, but the Level 2 ones are rad
Susilia
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It means I’ll be level 2 for the next beauty box in January, not that I’d need anything to purchase, but I always do an online order to get my beauty loop box, so I think giving out a box of samples literally, they still make a killing. :)
thirtywinks
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Great news! Though I'm not quite sure if I'll make it to Level 2. I checked my beauty loop account but I couldn't find where it says how much you've spent so far. Or am I just missing it? 
trudijoy
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Hey sweets. You log in and then click on the menu, scroll down to Beauty Loop, and then the level, spend etc appears.  The next round of status changes is on Saturday 
tannygirl
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   Over the last two days Mecca did a free shipping. Today there's a lucky dip of 3 deluxe minis with all online orders. Last time they did that and I did an order I got a deluxe mini highlighter, lippy and face cream, so I had to do it again. If you don't know what you want you can order gift cards. I did this time since I spent my gift cards last time. 
worldofsooziewong
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I got the email about the lucky dip but it says in the small print that it excludes gift card purchases? 
worldofsooziewong
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I convinced my friend she should give me the Mecca gift card she was planning on getting me today so I could take it advantage of this offer lol. We will have to compare when they arrive tannygirl. The normal samples were pretty good today too. 
tannygirl
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   That sounds like fun. I'll know tomorrow when my order arrives. I'm so excited. I actually asked if orders containing gift cards would be eligible for the lucky dip and they said if they were physical gift cards they would be eligible for the lucky dip, it was only the e-gift cards that wouldn't get the lucky dip.

    I remember last year they only did the three free Mecca deluxe minis once last year so I'm stoked they're doing it twice this year.  
Susilia
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Oh dear, I gave in again and ordered. :D
last time I got a bare minerals red lippy, hourglass mini highlighter and origins clay mask samples. 
Fingers crossed I won’t get the same samples again! :) 
tannygirl
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   The deluxe mini GWP special is the one from Mecca I can't resist! Afterall the Level 1 Beauty Loop Box only has two deluxe minis and you need to spend enough to reach that level and then wait up to four months for it. But when they have deluxe minis as GWP you're getting more samples and deluxe minis than the Level 1 Beauty Loop Box has for just placing an order that day. 
Susilia
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Yes, same for me, I got into mecca this year only and I’m already hitting level 2, easily. 
In my opinion the beauty loop boxes could be so much better, since we already get 3 sachet samples with every order, what’s the point of including them in the boxes? 
4 deluxe for level one, 5 for lvl 2 and 6 for level 3 would be better and don’t forget they don’t pay or at least not much for these samples. 
trudijoy
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it really surprises me that people are unhappy with getting 4 curated gifts a year - 5 including the birthday presents, which are often full sized items from their own brand. I think it's one of the more generous loyalty schemes out there!

I also really like the Sephora one where you earn points that can be spent on a select range of minis, but the Mecca one has this delicious element of surprise, and there's always something in each that's amazing, imo. Some of my fave products started out as Mecca loop samples....
worldofsooziewong
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I have to agree, Trudi. Personally I love the loop boxes (at any level - I’ve been all 3) and my last birthday gift was worth over $80! I also love the element of surprise. You don’t get much less in them than a monthly subscription box which costs at least $25 so it stops me buying those. And I usually use all of the contents of a loop box. 

I think the problem with any loyalty programme is when you spend just to get the rewards, which inevitably leads to disappointment (I don’t think Flybuys is particularly generous for the amount you spend, for example) You need to think of it as a bonus. 
trudijoy
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yeah Flbuys and airpoints alike can be a bit tricky to amass things - my Flybuys now draws from my power bill, insurance and other things so builds pretty fast. I got myself a Pure Fiji full sized sugar scrub last time i cashed in flybuys :D
trudijoy
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but yeah - i look at it as 'noone is entitled to freebies, they're a bonus, and if it's things you can use that's an even bigger bonus'
trudijoy
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i also think that it's cool getting freebies that prove to be the wrong shade or formula for you - i always regift them, and at least i know without having to spend the money on it. 
tannygirl
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    I'm actually quite happy with the Mecca Beauty Loop Box now that I'm a level 1 and will be a level 2 soon. I really liked the lip color I got in the last box and look forward to trying out the liquid liner. I had tried the mask that came in the sachet before and wasn't too fond of it so ended up regifting it as well as the cleansing balm since I'm not into cleansers that require a facecloth to get off. I generally use the samples and minis I don't use to make gift packs for friends and family. 
worldofsooziewong
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The last level 3 box was so perfect for me, it was like they hand picked it for me in mind. 
tannygirl
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Yay my Mecca order arrived. I got two of the same minis I got last time - Two Faced Melted Chocolate Lipstick in Chocolate Honey and a mini of Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream and one new one Urban Decay Perversion Mascara. I've been wanting to try that since I've read good things about it on here.
worldofsooziewong
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Mine was only shipped this morning but hopefully I’ll be able to update you on Monday. 
Susilia
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Your samples sound pretty good tannygirl, I wish I’d get that too faced lippy too, I’ve ordered at night after work, so they only sent my order today.
I love how I get my mecca orders the next day, I just don’t know what to do with the pretty boxes, they’re too pretty to just get rid of, but I have so many, I can’t use any more for storing things, running out of things to store in them, lol! :D 
tannygirl
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   The boxes I've gotten have gone under the tree for decoration. They are empty but too pretty to throw out and I paid for them. I also tell my mom she can put her Christmas presents in them and gift them to people. She did that last year with the decorative boxes I put under the tree.
kim_rose
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I need to be shopping more at Mecca! This sounds amazing
Macs
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I’ve never shopped at Mecca before. These loop boxes sound amazing . 
worldofsooziewong
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Get yourself to Mecca ladies! Hopefully my order arrives tomorrow.  
trudijoy
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you definitely need to get amongst Mecca! It's literally heaven haha. Stock so many of my fave things, give you free things, and they literally don't care if you go in and play with things.
Susilia
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Yup, mecca is my fav place to shop! 

My order is out for delivery, but I need to go to work, noooooo! :’( 
worldofsooziewong
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Mines out for delivery too and I’m out all day! I thought it wouldn’t be coming today as it was still saying it was at the depot this morning. I’ve quickly put an ‘authority to leave’ on it via the NZ Post website. I’m not to far away so might have to nip home once it’s delivered. 
trudijoy
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yup things are shipping pretty quick atm - i ordered a few things online last week and my work xmas present was sent, it's all arrived already and it's 11am monday
Susilia
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I got a nars audicious mascara, josie maran argan liquid illuminizer and original out of trouble pimple mask deluxe samples, only the mask was a double up for me, really good samples, I just recently started mixing liquid highlighter with my face cream in the morning and so far loving it, so can’t wait to try the josie maran one! :) 
Susilia
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My mecca orders are always just left in the letterbox or at the front door. 
Maybe because we’re such a small town and everyone knows everyone and posties have more trust in our neighbors?

You guys have to sign for them?
tannygirl
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  Good samples Susilia. 
Susilia
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Yours were really good too, tannygirl! :) Did you wanna swap one of your chocolate too faced minis with me, lol?

I just checked and I’m level 2 already, have spent close to a thousand dollars at mecca this year, I only started ordering from April, oh my gosh!?!? :D 
Emily-jane
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My Mecca parcel arrived today. My deluxe samples were Josie Maran illuminiser, Clarks retinol overnight cream and a Nars audacious mascara. The illuminiser was a double up from my last order but it's super pretty so I am very happy. Everyone elses samples sound great.
Susilia
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Awesome samples, Emily-Jane, I find it funny how we all received double ups from our last order, but they’re all different samples between us! :D 
worldofsooziewong
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Susilia, that is odd that you’ve all received double ups like that. Well I still have nothing to report. Mine wasn’t delivered as the address was incomplete. Despite it being a saved address on the website and being correct on the notification they sent me, Mecca have omitted my street name and number from my address! Very strange since I’ve had plenty of deliveries from them before. It’s now supposed to arrive tomorrow. And yes, Mecca deliveries are supposed to be sig required although my last one was just left on the doorstep. 
Susilia
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Oh no, hopefully you’ll get yours soon too! 
That’s strange that they managed to change a saved address.
worldofsooziewong
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I’ll follow it up with Mecca when it finally gets here as it must be a glitch in their system. No sign of it yet. I really hope it gets here today too as I leave at 4am tomorrow for a four week trip. I need my moisture surge for the plane!!!! 
MissQT
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yes I did see this email too. Hopefully I will retain my level two status still but my spending has dropped significantly this year as I’m trying to pan my products.
worldofsooziewong
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So I finally got my Mecca parcel! I had to make the one hour, 46 km return journey to the depot to pick it up myself! For my deluxe minis I got the Josie Maran illuminiser, Origins out of trouble mask and Nars Audacious mascara. But better still, I finally have my moisture surge for my long haul flight tomorrow! 
worldofsooziewong
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Greetings from Japan!

Update from Mecca: there was a glitch in their system which meant orders were from going out with out flat/apartment numbers on. They’ve since fixed this and are sending me a ‘deluxe sample box’ for when I get home. Gotta love Mecca’s customer service! 
tannygirl
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That's good news Suzi. I was once in store and they were matching me to foundation and a whole pump of it got on my sneakers and they gave me wipes to clean it up and a couple deluxe minis and the phone number of the store to call later for when I got home and would be scrubbing it out. 
trudijoy
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That’s awesome soozie, will be great to come home to that! I just had to make an unscheduled mall trip bc the new brow pencil I grabbed yesterday was blonde, and I am not. They were awesome just let me swap it straight over
 
worldofsooziewong
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Annnnnnnnd I’m back! Happy New Year everybody!!!!!

Mecca were true to their word amd I received an amaaaaaazing box of deluxe mini goodies the day after I arrived home from my trip! So thoughtful that they arranged this to arrive after my return, rather than risking sending it out straight away when they knew I wouldn’t be home. Their customer service simply is the best!

Aaaaaaand it’s beauty loop day again already on Wednesday!