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Ulta Beauty 20% Off Prestige Coupon Schedule and Rules 2018

Ulta releases 20% off prestige coupons at least five times a year for UltaMate members. These are unique, one-time use coupons that work on most prestige items. There are times when offers get mailed and emailed. Codes that arrive via mail are always different from codes that arrive via email. If you receive one from each medium, and the codes are different, you have two codes. Other times, the offers are only mailed or only emailed. When an online code accompanies a store bar code, you can redeem in-store OR online. The codes used to work in-store and online, but Ulta has officially tied them together. Regardless of which method you redeem first (online or in-store), the other will not work. I’ve confirmed that by testing it both ways. Platinum and Diamond members get extra offers each year. Offers tend to release around the same time each year so looking at the release dates for the previous year is the best way to see when they will come the next year. I will update this article every time I see a new 20% off prestige coupon.

Some 20% off prestige coupons are targeted. This means they are only available for select UltaMate members. For more information about Ulta Coupons, refer to Everything You Need to know about Ulta Coupons. When I see 20% off one item coupons or 20% off drugstore coupons, I will usually list them below. Others will always be listed here or on my Ulta Page when they are available. All offers below are in reverse chronological order. Since I did not write a 2017 article, I am listing them here. Unique codes for the 2017 offers already expired. Unless I plan on skipping my 2018 offer, I will not include the unique codes in this article. If I included the code and it does not work, someone used it.

Refer to your coupon for exclusions. Select coupons have more exclusions than others. Regular exclusions for this coupon are: Chanel Fragrance, Beauty Steals®, Beauty Deals™, 5 for $5, 5 for $10, Hot Buys, Dyson, Salon Services, Dermalogica Skincare Services, clearance, and Benefit Brow Bar Services. Fragrance used to get excluded from select coupons, but it has not been excluded from any offer since before 2017. Lancôme, Clinique, and Dermalogica were past exclusions, but have not been excluded from any recent offers. Hot new releases get excluded at times. Urban Decay Naked Heat was the last one I noticed (but as I noted below, it worked anyway). Whenever there is a specific product exclusion, it will state that on the coupon.

Only one coupon code works online so this does not combine with any other offer that requires a promo code. This will work with select product coupons in store, but it cannot be combined with another Ulta percentage or dollar off coupon. It may work with manufacturers coupons from the direct brands. As soon as I am able to confirm that, I will. The online code or in-store bar code will only work once so try to get all items you want during the sale period in one shopping trip.

All coupons below are Prestige unless marked with an *asterisk. 

Part 2 of the first offer of 2018 released 02/03/18. It is only valid 02/03/18 and includes fragrance. Yes, this overlaps the first offer, but as you can see, it is a different code. This is a Platinum Perk, and I can confirm that regular UltaMate accounts did not receive a second code via email. That makes this the third unique code Platinum members could have received this round (for those who got 1 by mail and 2 by email). I am not using the code so I am posting it below for the first person to claim it.

*A general 20% off coupon, 599858, released 01/28/18. It is valid through 02/04/18. This will only work on drugstore items.

The first offer of 2018 released 01/23/18. It is valid through 02/03/18 and includes fragrance. A late January offer has been a staple for many years.

Unlike the January 2017 offer, this offer has an in store coupon as well.

I received a separate unique code by mail on 01/20/18. It has the same end date and exclusions as the emailed offer. As I am saving this code for personal use, I attached my emailed code above for someone to claim.

Both the mailer and email claim this offer is a Platinum Perk. This code was emailed to regular UltaMate members. UltaMate members did not receive a code in the mail so the Platinum Perk may just be the second offer. I will note that in my Platinum Perk 2018 article.

In 2017, there were a total of 5 UltaMate 20% off prestige coupon offers. I cannot recall seeing a year with less than 5 prestige offers (although some were less than 20% in 2015) so this is pretty standard. Platinum members got 2 bonus offers. There were also 2 bonus offers released within the same redemption period, but they had different codes. That means regular members could have received as many as 7 emails, and Platinum members could have received as many as 9. Some of these offers were also mailed. As I did not save my mailers, I can only say I received at least 2 or 3. That means most Platinum members received over 10 codes across all methods last year.

Part 2 of the seventh offer released 12/19/17. It was valid through 12/24/17 and included fragrance. Yes, once again, the dates overlapped, but this was a different code.

The seventh offer (fifth for regular members) released 12/05/17. It was valid through 12/24/17 and included fragrance. An early to mid December offer has been a staple for many years.

Part 2 of the sixth offer of 2017 released 10/26/17. It was valid through 10/28/17 and included fragrance. Yes, this overlapped the sixth offer, but as you can see, it was a different code.

The sixth offer of 2017 (fourth for regular members) released 10/15/17. It was valid through 10/28/17 and included fragrance. A late October offer has been a staple for many years.

The fifth offer (third for regular members) of 2017 released 08/10/17. It was valid through 08/19/17 and included fragrance. In past years, this offer came in July. 2017 was the first year it appeared in August.

The fourth offer (second for regular members) of 2017 released 06/22/17. It was valid through 07/01/17 and included fragrance. I thought I saved all of my 20% off prestige emails from last year, but I distinctly remembered getting an offer before my anniversary. Though I did not use my coupon until 06/29/17, I did redeem it for the items below. It was memorable, because I remember seeing Urban Decay Naked Heat as an exclusion. I was able to use my coupon for it anyway. My husband and I were still together, and I told him about this deal when we discussed gifts. Sorry I do not have a screenshot (and I am not going to post one that belongs to someone else either). This offer has fluctuated from late June to late July over the years.

The third offer of 2017 released 04/13/17. It was valid through 04/22/17 and included fragrance. This was a Platinum Perk so it was a bonus 20% off prestige offer. In the past, this April offer was usually for everyone.

The second offer of 2017 released 02/17/17. It was valid through 02/25/17 and included fragrance. This was a Platinum Perk so it was a bonus 20% off prestige offer. There was no February offer in 2016 so this was a new redemption time.

The first offer of 2017 released 01/28/17. That is the only date it was valid, and it included fragrance. Most prestige coupons have a longer redemption period so this was rare. This offer was only emailed, and it was only valid online. It was one of the rare 20% off prestige codes that did not have an in store bar code. A late January offer has been a staple for many years.

The only other time I remember seeing a one day, online only prestige offer was in October of 2016. Hopefully, we do not see any more of these. I prefer more time and the in store redemption option, just in case.

In 2016, Ulta released 20% off prestige coupons to UltaMate members five times for regular members and six times for Platinum members: late January, early April, Platinum members in late June, early July, Platinum members who did not receive the late June offer got theirs in late July, late October, and Mid December.

I will continue to post offers I am aware of so no worries if you happen upon this post after some 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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5 comments on “Ulta Beauty 20% Off Prestige Coupon Schedule and Rules 2018

  1. ashley
    January 23, 2018

    OMG…i didn’t know we could use it once in store and once online!!!! I LOVE your blog!!!


  2. notcreative
    January 23, 2018

    Thanks. Things change all the time, and I have not tested that since 2016. I hope it is still the case.


  3. Daniell Sanfilippo
    January 28, 2018

    It used to be once online and once in store but I used my email & postcard in store and was going to place an online order too but both online codes say redeemed and now the coupon reads “in store or online” 😦


  4. notcreative
    January 28, 2018

    Thanks for letting me know. I will try to confirm this as soon as possible so I can update the info above. Since you tried in store first and online second, I will try it the other way around. I gave away my email code, but I still have my postcard.


  5. notcreative
    February 1, 2018

    Someone gave me an extra code so I was able to confirm that my postcard did not work in-store after I redeemed it online. The extra code did not work online after I redeemed it in-store. I even blacked out the online code as best I could before I redeemed the in-store code, and it still would not work. That means the codes are actually tied together. As I had not used a code in-store and online since 2016 (I mostly just shop online to get better deals), I cannot pinpoint exactly when this change took place. Thanks again for the heads up. Without your comment, I may not have checked it out.


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