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Stack the Birthday Gift with other promotions whenever possible. Getting the Best Deal lays out the different types of promotions, and my Ulta Page lists current offers. There are 5x Points Offers available. Targeted GWP offers are available. See the Buy More, Save More Offers.
New birthday gifts are available every quarter at Ulta. Remember to check all birthday offers before your birthday arrives because many retailers have great offers. All Ulta birthday gifts have been announced for 2018. Should any offers change mid year, I will update this article. If you have not joined the UltaMate Rewards Program yet, join before your birthday, and make your first purchase to activate your birthday gift offer. It is not sent to new accounts with no purchase history.
Platinum and Diamond members receive a $10 coupon on their actual birthdays (in addition to the standard gift), which is good toward anything without a purchase minimum. This coupon is valid in store or online. It used to work once in store AND once online because the codes were different. That is no longer the case. If you have questions about any Ulta Coupon, I go over all types. You will not pay anything in-store if your purchase is $10 or less. There is a free shipping minimum (usually $50 but it does lower at times to $35 or even $25) for online purchases, so only order online if you’re going over it. Shopping in store is the only way to redeem the standard and Platinum gifts at the same time.
All members get 2x points on every purchase the entire month of their birth. This offer must be activated (a new stipulation for 2018). Yes, this offer combines with other multipliers. There is a simple breakdown of how points multiply on my Ulta Page, which also covers everything about the UltaMate program and shopping at Ulta. I also go into great detail on Earning and Redeeming Points. It is not as simple as adding them together, because base points, the 0.25x Platinum bonus, and the 0.50x Diamond bonus never multiply. The easiest way to look at this is you get a bonus point per dollar spent for your birthday because the first point is something you’d get anyway.
There is no purchase required to redeem the birthday gift, but it must be picked up in person. It cannot be added online, so the product links below are to view what you will receive if you pick it up in person. Adding the item from the link will not deduct the cost. Ulta emails a coupon (required for redemption) on your actual birthday, and it is good for 30 days afterward. The coupon will list the gift you are eligible for. If your birthday falls on the cusp of another gift, it is up to staff members at the store whether they will allow a substitute. Many will require you to accept what your coupon offers if the item is in stock.
If your birthday lands in the First Quarter (January, February, or March), your gift is a full-size Ulta Beauty Cranberry + Pomegranate Lip Oil and an Ulta Beauty Cranberry + Pomegranate Lip Mask.
The lip oil retails for $9. I’ve never seen the lip mask sold individually but this poster says the gift has a $12 value. That means this is worth $3.
People who picked up their gift early in the First Quarter could select the Fourth Quarter Gift from 2017 if it was still available at their store. That was a 0.17oz It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. Ulta sells it in this size for $12.
If your birthday lands in the Second Quarter (April, May, June), your gift is a 0.12oz NARS Orgasm Blush. Ulta does not sell the mini size, but it is 75% of the full-size making this worth $22.50. In a year where all the other quarters get $12 gifts, I’d say this quarter is the clear winner (assuming you are one of the few beauty lovers left who does not already own this blush).
If your birthday lands in the Third Quarter (July, August, September), your gift is a 0.17oz It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. Ulta sells it in this size for $12. This was the Fourth Quarter gift from 2017 and some who were born at the beginning of the First Quarter were able to claim this in 2018.
If your birthday lands in the Fourth Quarter (October, November, December), your gift is a o.13oz Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara. Ulta sells it in this size for $12. This was the Second Quarter Gift from 2017 so multiple gifts are repeating.
I own one of these lip oils in Coconut. This is larger in person than it looks in the photo. It does have an artificial coconut scent so I imagine the birthday gift will smell like cranberry and pomegranate. There is not much of a taste (some lip products taste bad or good), but it is really sticky. That stickiness helps it last longer than the average lip oil, but I hate sticky lip products. The oil is also very glossy so it is like a moisturizing lip gloss. Your lips will feel more moisturized with this than an average lip gloss though. Some moisture does stay after the product wears off, but it still feels sticky for a while. If you hate sticky glosses, you will probably not like this.
I am actually working on an article where I am testing a lot of lip balms, oils, scrubs, etc. Once I’ve reviewed enough products (hopefully while the birthday gift is still available), I will link that article here. There are plenty of lip oils that are actually lip oils, unlike this lip gloss in disguise from Ulta. Without a doubt, I can still confirm By Terry Baume de Rose is still my favorite lip product. Now, I am on a mission to find one that is almost as good (or better if I am lucky) but costs a lot less. My birthday lands toward the end of the first quarter. I will link the review article once I redeem my gift. Even though I am not a huge fan go the lip oil, I will get the gift to try the mask and see if more than just the scent differs on the oil.
Happy Birthday! Targeted Offers are exclusive to UltaMate Members so I do recommend joining. I will continue to post offers I am aware of so no worries if you happen upon this post after the offers above expire. If you have questions about any Ulta Coupon, I go over all types. Remember to check all Ulta offers before placing an online order because there are always general or brand specific offers that are not targeted. Deal stacking is not only allowed, it’s encouraged. See all Ulta articles. Read Tips For Getting the Best Deal at Ulta. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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