Free Ulta Beauty Birthday Gifts: 2019 By Month and 2018 By Quarter

Ulta Beauty Birthday Gifts change each month in 2019. Every UltaMate Rewards member with purchase history gets 2-3 Ulta birthday presents based on level. Prior to 2015, there was one Ulta birthday gift all year. From 2015 through 2018, Ulta birthday gifts were batched by Quarter. A lot of retailers other than Ulta offer birthday gifts, so check my list before your big day. The official announcement for the first eight Ulta Birthday gifts are out. With Ulta birthday gifts getting announced by birth month, it is highly unlikely many will get spoiled at once. I will spoil them as quickly as I can. If you have not joined the UltaMate Rewards Program, join before your birthday. See my 2019 Ulta birthday gift review for the Ulta Beauty Collection shadows, the Ulta birthday gift review for the NYX Liquid Lipstick, and the Ulta birthday gift review for It Cosmetics.

All 2019 Ulta Beauty Major Promotions

I have one timeline where I list all major: deals, coupons, GWP, Sales, and Events. Those who want to see an overall idea of what to expect this year should stop by. See where these Ulta Beauty birthday gifts line up with other offers. You can also visit my Ulta retailer page to see active and upcoming offers of all types.

Ulta Birthday Bonus Points

One of the 2019 Ulta birthday presents all UltaMate Rewards members get is 2x points on every purchase during their entire birth. Members must activate this offer from the email or the My Rewards section of the online account. Yes, this offer combines with other multipliers. I have an advanced breakdown of Earning and Redeeming points for those who want more details on how the 2019 Ulta Beauty Birthday points multiply with other offers. 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 birthday point per dollar spent for your birthday because the first point is something you’d get anyway.

Platinum and Diamond Bonus

Platinum and Diamond UltaMate Rewards members receive a unique $10 coupon on the first day of their birth month and it is valid through the end of the month. It includes everything but gift cards, services in the salon, the Benefit Brow Bar, Chanel, Dyson, and Kiehls. This is on par with the 20% off prestige coupon, although this usually has had less exclusions in the past. There is no purchase minimum for the coupon. This coupon is valid only once in-store or online. 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. A free shipping minimum (usually $50 but it does lower at times to $35 or even $25) applies to online purchases. Diamond members have a $25 free shipping minimum. Shopping in store is the only way to redeem the standard and Platinum gifts at the same time.

The 2019 Ulta Birthday Gift Coupon

How do you get a birthday gift at Ulta? As long as you have purchase history on your account, you should trigger a birthday offer. My son’s last purchase was almost a year ago (we purchase most products on my account), but he still received his offer. There is no purchase required to redeem the birthday gift, but it must be picked up in store. It cannot be added online, so the product links (I will add each link once I know the products) 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 the first day of your birth month and it is valid through the end of the month. 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 you do not receive a coupon on the first day of your birth month, check your spam and junk folders, then contact Ulta. The most common reason for missing the coupon is an email issue, but it is also possible you did not trigger the offer. Ulta reps can send you an email (as long as your birthday was recent) if you contact them. They may ask you to make a purchase before they will send the offer (if you have never made one or it has been too long since your last purchase).

This is a unique coupon that will only work once. It lists your member number and a code to redeem the product. Employees scan both to complete the transaction. Once it is redeemed (by you or someone else if you give yours away), you will see the redemption for the gift in your account history. Read Everything You Need to Know about Ulta Coupons for more details.

2019 Ulta Birthday Gift

These are coming by month in 2019, so we should have 12 by the time the year is over.

Ulta Birthday Gift January 2019

Your January 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift has a total value of $13.95. Compare this to the $12 birthday gift from 2018, which I reviewed. It is an Ulta Beauty Collection Perfect Pair Eyeshadow Set. These are nearly full-size. Petite is 0.057oz ($7.23) and Beauty Junkie is 0.053oz ($6.72).

See my review for the 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift, and the review for the First Quarter Gift from last year.

Ulta Birthday Gift February 2019

See my review for the 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift, and the review for the First Quarter Gift from last year.

Your February 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift has a total value of $7. Compare this to the $12 birthday gift from 2018, which I reviewed. It is a full-size 0.13oz NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Lipli20 in French Maid.

Ulta Birthday Gift March 2019

See my review for the 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift, and the review for the First Quarter Gift from last year.

Your March 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift has a total value of $16. Compare this to the $12 birthday gift from 2018, which I reviewed. You get a 0.5oz IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream

Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift April 2019

Your April 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift has a total value of $20. This Ulta birthday gift is  full-sized. It is a 0.2oz tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Pillow Talk, Get It, or Homeslice.

Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift May 2019

Your May 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift has a total value of $6.50. This Ulta birthday gift is smaller than the travel-size. It is a 0.07oz Lancome Cils Booster XL Enhancing Mascara Base.

Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift June 2019

Your June 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift has a total value of $15. I’ve wanted one of these forever but could not bring myself to spend $15 on a single sheet mask. June recipients are so lucky, and this is my new pick for best gift (so far). For those born outside of June, it is a Hot Buy in the upcoming Spring 2019 21 Days of Beauty. This Ulta birthday gift is full-sized. It is a Lancome Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Sheet Mask.

Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift July 2019

Photo Courtesy of reader, Emerald.

Your July 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift is worth $12. The gift is a deluxe sample. This gift made an appearance in 2017 and again in 2018, so it is a frequent repeat. It is a 0.13oz Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara.

Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift August 2019

Your August 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift is worth $16. The gift is the mini size. This is a new birthday gift for Ulta, but it is a cult classic. It is a 0.14oz Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder.

2018 Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift

These came by quarter, so we only had 4 gifts in 2018.

Ulta Birthday Gift Quarter One (January, February, and March)

Your First Quarter Ulta birthday gift is worth $12. It is a full-size Ulta Beauty Cranberry + Pomegranate Lip Oil and an Ulta Beauty Collection Cranberry + Pomegranate Lip Mask.

The lip oil retails for $9, so the mask must be worth $3 to get to the advertised $12 value. That means this is worth $3. My birthday lands in the first quarter. I redeemed and reviewed this.

Ulta Birthday Gift 2018 Janaury February March 2

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.

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Ulta Birthday Gift Quarter Two (April, May, and June)

Your Second Quarter Ulta birthday gift is worth $22.50. It is a 0.12oz NARS Orgasm Blush. Ulta does not sell the mini size, but it is 75% of the full-size. 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 shade).

Ulta Birthday Gift Quarter Three (July, August, and September)

Your Third Quarter Ulta birthday gift is worth $12. It is a 0.17oz It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara. 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.

Ulta Birthday Gift Quarter Four (October, November, and December)

Your Fourth Quarter Ulta birthday gift is worth $12. It is a 0.13oz Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara. This was the Second Quarter Gift from 2017 so multiple gifts are repeating.

What are your thoughts on the Ulta birthday gifts? Let me know below. Targeted Offers are exclusive to UltaMate Rewards Members, so I do recommend joining. Whenever there is an exclusive or unique Ulta Beauty offer, I will note that above. An advanced breakdown on Earning and Redeeming Points can help you maximize the UltaMate Rewards Program. Coupons are almost always available. I go over all types of Ulta coupons and track 20% off prestige coupons. Remember to check my Ulta Deals page before placing an online order for possible exclusives and advice. There are always general and brand specific offers I do not list, so check the GWP section of the Ulta site as well. Ulta encourages deal stacking. Most major events run on a schedule, and I track each one. Read Tips For Getting the Best Deal at Ulta. See all Ulta articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.

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18 thoughts on “Free Ulta Beauty Birthday Gifts: 2019 By Month and 2018 By Quarter

  1. Glenda

    I just went to an Indianapolis Ulta last Saturday to pick up my birthday freebie, redeem a $10 gift card and my $10 birthday reward that platinum members get, as well as use a $5 off of $10 coupon that Ulta had emailed me last week. I had THE RUDEST cashier who didn’t want to let me cash in on all the deals I had received FROM ULTA. Anyway I had all intentions of asking if there were any of the previous birthday gifts left over, but didn’t dare ask her, given her nasty attitude, and just took the lip oil and mask set. Last year (January), I was beyond thrilled that they let me get the Urban Decay eye shadow instead of the Porefessional primer…

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  2. notcreative Post author

    I’ve had employees give me side eye when I show up with multiple coupons. They will usually tell me that they can only take one and I as politely as possible ask them to try all of them, because I’ve never had any problems before. Once they try them, they usually all work. I could not get that $5 off $10 to work on anything I was trying to purchase from the clearance section. Those coupons usually work on clearance, so I hope it is not a sign that coupons are getting modified this year. Fingers crossed. Happy belated birthday. Even though it was not your first choice, I hope you enjoy the mask and lip oil.

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  3. jp

    Ulta customer service just told me you have to make a purchase to get the free birthday gift. You say here that you don’t have to make a purchase to get it. I’m going to check out there website and if the site agrees with you, then I’ll try arguing with customer service. What a pain in the neck…. Not a way to win customers over.

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  4. notcreative Post author

    If you receive the coupon, you can go into the store and get the gift without purchasing anything. That is what I mean by no purchase required to redeem the gift. At the top of the article, it says you must make your first purchase to activate the birthday offer. If you have a brand new account with no purchase history, you will not trigger a birthday offer. Someone said that for 2018 Ulta is now requiring your most recent purchase be within 90 days of your birthday. As I have only seen that claim once, I have not updated the article to reflect the new rules yet. It is not uncommon for customer service reps to state different things so I like to see a pattern before I believe it. Sometimes they tell me things I know aren’t true. I generally like to make sure a claim is true before I add it into the article. Rules are subject to change and Ulta has never been the best at notifying customers of its terms. That is part of the reason I break down what I’ve learned in so many different articles.

    If it has been over 90 days since your last purchase, Ulta may not send the coupon. What Ulta will do if you contact customer service with proof of a recent purchase is email you a coupon (only guaranteed within 30 days of your birthday and at customer service discretion after that). This actually happened to someone I know well. He activated his account by getting something from the clearance section after his birthday passed without receiving the coupon. Then, he emailed customer service and the rep emailed him the birthday offer. Happy belated birthday.

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  5. notcreative Post author

    I remember the year when Quarter One got an Ulta Beauty eyeshadow palette and the other quarters got name brands as well. While I agree that the first quarter seems to get the shaft most years, the first quarter gifts are the only items I do not already own. At least it gives me the chance to try something new. That said, I doubt the birthday flavor of lip oil is less sticky than the coconut one I already own. It is moisturizing but it is soooo sticky. I would have been happier to have something else and while I do love some Ulta branded items, I would like to see more equity in the gifts.

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  6. Di'Dammie Thompson

    The ULTA in Bloomington Illinois made me spend $50 to get my birthday gift last year. They said they could not redeem the gift without a purchase, I had already spent $250 the previous week, and if I remember right, I didn’t get the actual gift. I got a cheap plastic beaded bracelet.

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  7. notcreative Post author

    I’ve never heard of having to spend $50 for a cheap, plastic, beaded bracelet at Ulta. When Sephora does events, they sometimes have a minimum spend to receive whatever the GWP for the event was. It is possible you happened upon an event at Ulta where that was the minimum spend for the GWP. As I am unfamiliar with an event like that, it was probably exclusive to your store or select stores. If you want to see what you should have received for your birthday, this article lists all of the 2017 gifts by quarter. There was one quarter (the third) where the gift changed midway through. Other than these 5 gifts in the article, there were no other birthday gifts given. Of course, it is possible that Quarter 1 birthday recipients could have received the Quarter 4 gift from the previous year. Ulta does send targeted coupons for specific items, and while they do have a purchase requirement, there is generally no minimum. If that is what you received, a $1 item would have satisfied the purchase requirement the same as a $50 purchase. There is no purchase requirement to redeem the birthday gift though. As long as you receive the coupon, you can bring it into the store and pick it up without buying anything else. I’ve done it.

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  8. Delaney Ward

    Do you know if you get the birthday gift before your birthday? I will be near an ulta on March 7 and March 9 is my birthday. Wont be close to one for another month after my birthday!

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  9. notcreative Post author

    A customer service agent told me in January that the coupons are mailed on the first of the month this year. If that is true, you should be able to redeem it on the 7th. It has always been mailed on your actual birthday in years past so I am waiting to see when I get mine this year before I update the article. Customer service does not always give the proper information so I never update information on the word of a single person until I can 100% confirm. If your coupon does not arrive on March 1st, you can call or email customer service on the 2nd to see if they are willing to send it to you early. I know they have the ability to do that, but they usually only send “replacements” after the birthday passed, not before. Wouldn’t hurt to try though. Happy early birthday.

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  10. Stephanie

    Hey Just out of curiousity for the Free Birthday gift do they send that coupon to the app or how do you get it?

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  11. notcreative Post author

    It comes via email. In 2017, it came on the actual birthday. My birthday has not passed in 2018 yet, but a customer service agent says it comes on the first of the month this year. There are only a few more days before I can confirm if that agent was right. I think she was wrong, but we will see.

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  12. Jackie

    Hi
    i’m having some issues with my phone and could not download your Apple would still like to sign up for the beauty gift for birthdays
    Is there a way that I can sign up for that without downloading the app

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  13. notcreative Post author

    You do not need the app to create an account. Register from a PC or using the regular full-site browser on your phone. It is a little harder to navigate the full site from a phone, but it is possible. As long as you enter your birthdate when you create the account and make your first purchase on the account before your birthday, you should trigger the offer. If you have proof of the purchase (which will be in your account history) as long as you are logged in for online purchases or provide information for the associate to pull up your account, you can contact customer service if your offer does not arrive on your birthday.

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  14. Brittany

    Really disappointed with the gifts this year. Since I’ve been a part of the Ulta rewards, I’ve always gotten full size products for my birthday. Now this year it’s samples. M eh.

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  15. notcreative Post author

    The third quarter (this is the first day of the third quarter so I assume that is when your birthday falls) has historically had the best gifts. I’ve even joked that whoever was in charge of selecting the gifts must have a birthday in the third quarter. As a first quarter birthday celebrant, I’ve been disappointed in the gifts for years. In 2015 and 2018, we did get full-size gifts, but they were from the Ulta brand. The last time we got a full-size gift from a regular brand was the Calvin Klein mascara in 2014. That is also the last year where every quarter got the same gift. Happy Birthday!

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  16. Susan J Furr

    I never received my birthday gift from you all this year Sept. 28th 1958. I was in store 3 times this month. When can i get it?

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  17. notcreative Post author

    I would contact Ulta customer service via phone or email and ask what they can do for you. You should have received your coupon via email on September 1st for redemption by September 30th. Sometimes, the coupons filter into the spam or junk folders, but even if you found it at this point, it would be expired. The employees who work at Ulta (I do not work there) will typically not give you a gift without the coupon. Happy belated birthday.

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