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Ulta 2018 Birthday Gifts By Quarter

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.

Ulta Birthday Gift 2018 Janaury February March

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.

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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.

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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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8 comments on “Ulta 2018 Birthday Gifts By Quarter

  1. Glenda
    January 8, 2018

    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
    January 8, 2018

    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.


  3. jp
    January 15, 2018

    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
    January 15, 2018

    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. Amy Nguyen
    February 20, 2018

    I’m so pressed, why does the first quarter get a lip mask and lip oil from Ulta beauty while the rest get super luxury brand stuff?

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  6. notcreative
    February 20, 2018

    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.


  7. Di'Dammie Thompson
    February 22, 2018

    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.


  8. notcreative
    February 22, 2018

    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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