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Ulta Bonus Point Offers 2018

This article covers all bonus point offers for 2018. As soon as I see them, I will update this article with new offers. It could be a large post by the end of the year depending on how generous Ulta is with bonus point offers. These bonus point offers are separate from point multipliers, which I also track. My goal with tracking offers is to better predict trends, as many retailers including Ulta repeat offers around the same time each year. This means I can look at the 2017 offers to get an idea of when 2018 offers may arrive.

By having them all listed in one place, it is also easier to see a pattern (if there is one) and helps predict when the next 2018 offer is coming. Ulta Bonus Points is a promotion that assigns a flat number of points with a specified purchase. These are targeted offers, so some accounts will not receive them at all. If you do not receive an email on this promotion, remember to check My Bonus Offers inside My Rewards. It is a good idea to check there anytime you see someone receive an offer you did not. There is always a chance your email had trouble coming through. For those who receive these bonus offer promotions, the amounts will always vary.

Some people get less bonus points, but they have a smaller buy-in. Others may get more bonus points, but they have a higher buy-in. Occasionally, there are people who get less bonus points for the same buy-in, but this is less common. The general rule is people get different offers based on account history. People who spend more throughout the year usually get the higher buy-ins with better bonus offers, but these offers are not an exact science. It is a sign that there is something wrong with your account if you consistently miss targeted offers others seem to get, so contact Ulta if it happens too often. There is no reason someone with an active account should miss multiple (more than 3) targeted offers in a row.


Offer 2- My offer (Diamond account) is for 250 bonus points with a $60 purchase. Other than my January 2018 offer, this is what I usually get. The offer is valid from 07/06/18 through 07/14/18. The Liter Sale overlaps this event. Read details on that sale.

My son’s offer (UltaMate account) is for 100 bonus points with a $30 purchase. This is the first time he has received a bonus points offer. His account was created after the October 2017 offers and before the January 2018 offers, but he did not receive an offer in January 2018.


Offer 1- My offer (Platinum account) is for 350 bonus points with a $80 purchase according to my email. It initially said 350 bonus points for a $90 purchase when I activated it, but it updated hours later. I usually get almost as many points for a smaller buy-in. My last three offers for 250 or 300 points for a $60 purchase. The offer is valid from 01/14/18 through 01/20/18. Considering I am making a huge purchase on the 21st from the Love Your Skin Event, I will miss this offer. Too bad it did not extend one more day.


Points get awarded a few hours after the order ships. This bonus point offer does combine with any multipliers you already have. I go over how to calculate multipliers in my Earning and Redeeming article. There are no base points built into this offer so just add the total to whatever you earn with your multipliers or standard points.


I did not save all of my 2017 Ulta emails and did not complete my 2017 article due to a long blogging break. The bonus points offers I am sure about ran from 01/01/17-01/07/17 and from 10/26/17-11/04/17. Those may have been the only two, but we will see if we get more in 2018.


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. Targeted Offers are exclusive to UltaMate Members so I do recommend joining. 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 Bonus Point Offers 2018

  1. Ash
    January 14, 2018

    Hi I love your content. I had a quick question. Are these extra points for card holders? I am a platinum member but not a card holder and I have never received any of these extra points with a minimum purchase amount. Also I think some of the 5x the points are for certain members because earlier this year I wasn’t offered anything off of urban decay and I saw that on a previous post.

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  2. notcreative
    January 14, 2018

    No, I do not have a credit card. I received this offer and have received this offer in the past many times. This is definitely a targeted offer as are most 5x points offers, which I discuss in this article. I received the Urban Decay offer but I mention in the article when I see an offer I did not receive. It concerns me that you’ve never received one of these offers. While it is targeted, you should not get excluded every time. Check the My Rewards section of the account to make sure you did not receive it.

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  3. Ash
    January 15, 2018

    No I have gotten a few but never the buy in one. Let’s say I split my purchase will I receive the extra 350 in points twice?

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  4. notcreative
    January 15, 2018

    Yes, if you have a bonus points offer you will get the bonus points for every qualifying purchase you make during the promotional period. The order has to go over the minimum though. If you go under the minimum in two orders but they add up to over the minimum during the promotional period, you will not get bonus points on either order. I have made multiple qualifying purchases in the bonus period before and got points on all of them, just as you would on other offers. I have also made multiple orders during 5x and 10x points events and got those as well. Just make sure you activate it before you shop and the points will be added after your order ships. I hope you get included in the next bonus point offer.

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  5. KD
    January 15, 2018

    I second Ash’s comment. I’m Platinum as well, have been an Ultamate Rewards member for over a decade, and can’t recall receiving bonus offers like this (ex. 250 points for $60 purchase). There are almost always point multipliers available in my account, but I rarely use them since they’re usually brand-specific. I’d be much more likely to take advantage of the X-points for X-dollars offer. I called Ulta about this today, and they said the offer wasn’t “available in my area.” Upon further questioning, the rep said the offers are random. I hope you continue to post any of these you see/receive – I’m definitely curious how often they come up. Thank you for all the great content on your blog.

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  6. notcreative
    January 15, 2018

    Most offers are targeted so the rep was right about that. It is unusual to get excluded from the same promotion time and time again. The rep generally would not know why you were excluded if you asked and those are offers the reps cannot usually do much about. I believe you and Ash that you were excluded, because you should have received an email if you were included in this offer or past ones. There are times when the offer comes before the email. I got a 5x points offer in my account on the 1st that I did not get an email about until the 5th, which I discuss in the 5x points article.

    If the offer is not in your account and you did not get an email, you were not included in that promotion. I have heard about certain promotions getting excluded from areas based on local laws. It is possible where you and Ash live the law excludes the promotion. Another possibility is reps say it is not available in your area when they are not sure what else to say. I can say I have only seen this specific offer in January and October. If it pops up at other times, I have been excluded.

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  7. Ellen Aldrich
    March 12, 2018

    Question- do these bonus point offers work in store too or just online?
    Thanks!

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  8. notcreative
    March 12, 2018

    All point multipliers and bonus points work in-store and online. As long as you make a qualifying purchase, you should notice the bonus points within a couple of hours of leaving the store. Online purchases usually credit within a couple of hours of shipping. If it takes days to ship (which happens sometimes), it will take days to get your points. Getting the points almost right away is a benefit of shopping in-store.

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