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MAC Rolls Out Its Own Rewards Program with Major Perks

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Sephora's Beauty Insider/VIB/VIB Rouge rewards program might have some competition. Allure reports that MAC is rolling out MAC Select, its very first rewards program for loyal fans. Here's how it's described on MAC's website:

MAC Cosmetics invites you to become part of MAC Select – our makeup-lovers’ cult for the seduced, devoted and downright obsessed. The more you purchase, the more covetable privileges you earn and the higher you climb our three elite tiers.

Just like Sephora, there are three tiers to Mac's new rewards program: Seduced, Devoted, and Obsessed. It costs nothing to join. All it takes is signing up on MAC's website here.

Once you're in, you're immediately part of MAC Select's "Seduced" level, which means you get perks like access to limited-edition products, complimentary samples online, free standard shipping, and an anniversary gift.

As part of the brand's recycling program called Back to MAC, MAC Select members who return six empty, qualifying MAC containers will get a free MAC lipstick, lipglass, or single eye shadow of their choice.

"Devoted" is the next level of the rewards program, and spending $150 in a calendar year will get you to that status. Additional perks include early access to selected collections, enhanced samples, one complimentary MAC Select express makeup application, a sweeter anniversary gift, and complimentary two-day shipping with $50 purchase.

But if you're really a MAC fan, perhaps you're already dropping the $500 a year it takes to get to the "Obsessed" level. That includes even more benefits like a deluxe anniversary gift, first access to certain collections, the opportunity to try products before anyone else, and two complimentary MAC Select makeup applications.

You can read more about the program here.