If you have to buy it, get the best deal!
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. The Fall 21 Days of Beauty are happening now, but the Gorgeous Hair Event is just around the corner. It is highly likely the next 20% off prestige coupon will come at the end of the Gorgeous Hair Event.
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 the first day of their birth month (in addition to the standard gift), which is good toward anything other than the salon, Benefit Brow Bar, or gift card purchases. There is no purchase minimum for the coupon. 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 spending 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 an advanced breakdown of how points multiply or a simple one on my Ulta Page. That also covers everything about the UltaMate program and shopping at Ulta. 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 the first day of your birth month. 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.
The coupon lists the membership code and a unique code that only works once. Employees must scan both to complete the transaction. If you give someone your coupon, it will prevent you from picking up the gift yourself. This is the only coupon I am aware of that ties directly to your account since employees must complete step 1 (scanning the member ID of the person who received the offer). Other unique codes sent to you still work when someone else scans their member ID card. You can have someone pick it up for you though. Read Everything You Need to Know about Ulta Coupons for more details.
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 Collection 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. My birthday lands in the first quarter. I did redeem this gift in case anyone is looking for a review. Should you happen upon the review in time, it could help determine if going to the store to get the gift is worth it.
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.
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. 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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