This article covers all blanket bonus point offers for 2018. I have a separate article for brand or product specific bonus points. 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.
There were four total general offers this year (not counting brand or product specific offers) for Platinum offers. That is the most I’ve ever seen. UltaMate members received up to 2.
Offer 4- My offer (Diamond account) and my son’s offer (UltaMate account) are both for 350 bonus points with a $50 purchase. The offer is valid 12/18/18 only, and the 20% off prestige coupon overlaps this event.
Offer 3- My offer (Diamond account) is for 350 bonus points with a $50 purchase. The offer is valid from 11/01/18 through 11/04/18, and the 20% off prestige coupon overlaps this event. *My son did not get an offer on his UltaMate account.
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.
What are your thoughts on these bonus points? 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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