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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 three 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 and the Ulta birthday gift review for the NYX Liquid Lipstick.
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.
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 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 and services in the salon of the Benefit Brow Bar. This is the ultimate coupon, because it worked on more things than any other coupon, including the 20% off prestige coupon. Since the 20% off prestige coupon started including some of those things in 2018, it is possible the 2019 birthday coupon will include them as well. Until March, I cannot confirm the exclusions. 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.
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.
These are coming by month in 2019, so we should have 12 by the time the year is over.
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).
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.
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.
These came by quarter, so we only had 4 gifts in 2018.
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.
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).
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.
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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