See the 2019 Beauty Blitz article and all 2019 Ulta Beauty Promotions, Deals, Coupons, GWP, Sales, and Events.
One of the new promotions Ulta Beauty launched in 2017 was the Holiday Beauty Blitz. This is a 25-day event where Ulta Beauty offers a new deal each day. It is a countdown to Christmas. Every week, Ulta Beauty announces the deals for the next week. That means we will find out about the seventh deal in a sequence over seven days out, but the first in the sequence gets announced right before it goes live. Though I did not blog about this event last year, I did partake in some of the deals. This is similar to the 21 Days of Beauty in that the offers are mostly makeup from high-end brands, but deals can come from any beauty category or price range. Like its sister event, each deal ends when the day ends. For Ulta, that is on Central time, so deals change over at 10pm here on the West Coast. We get 4 extra days of deals that count us down right into Christmas Day.
The event link went live on 11/30/18 and the first 8 deals are up. Only one deal for 12/03/18 is announced so far. There are more coming in the Merry Monday event. See that article for more information.
Since Ulta will only release 7 days of deals at a time, I can only post seven at a time. It is highly unlikely Ulta will release more than seven in advance to affiliates, but I will post them if that happens. By the end of the event, I will have a comprehensive article. It will serve as my basis for this event in the future (since I wasn’t blogging during the first one). Until then, you will likely only see here what you can see on the Ulta site. Full disclosure so you know you do not have to keep checking back in to see if I have anything Ulta has not yet posted. Deals will get posted in reverse chronological order (as I do with all tracking articles).
December 25th (Merry Christmas)
LORAC, BEAUTY BAKERIE, Lime Crime, and OFRA -50% off (select items only)
IT Brushes for Ulta Velvet Luxe Collection -50% off (regularly $24-$98)
LANCOME Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Volume Mascara -$13.75 (regularly $27.50)
tarte Sweet Escape Collector’s Set -$34 (regularly $49)
MAC Shiny Pretty Things All Star Kit: Ruby Woo -$14 (regularly $20) *I have a full-size Ruby Woo set aside for my giveaway winner. Entry for that ends on 12/15/18, so the winner will know by then if s/he gets this.
stila select Holiday Kits -50% off (regularly $20-$25)
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water -$16 (regularly $32)
It Brushes for Ulta select kits -50% off (regularly $48-$65)
Laura Geller Holiday Kits -50% off (regularly $13-$39)
Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Eyeshadow Palette Friendcation -$27.50 (regularly $55)
tarte Tartelette Eyeshadow Palettes -$19 (regularly $39)
stila Heaven’s Hue and Glitter & Glow Highlighters -50% off (regularly $30-$32)
Free shipping with a $25 purchase. Valid 12/14/18 only!
Pur 4-in-1 Foundation -50% off (regularly $29.50-$34)
It Brushes for Ulta Holiday Brush Sets -50% off (regularly $48-$68)
Benefit Cosmetics BROWVO! Conditioning Eyebrow Primer -$14 (regularly $28)
Clinique select mascaras -50% off (regularly $8-$19)
It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty and It Girl Palettes -40% off (regularly $38-$42)
Free shipping with a $35 purchase returns on the 9th and is valid through the 24th
bareMinerals Holiday Kits -40% off (regularly $12-$79)
Too Faced Tutti Frutti Christmas Fruit Cake Makeup Collection -$15 (regularly $30)
tarte Double Duty Beauty The Lip Sculptor Double Ended Lipstick & Gloss -$12 (regularly $24)
Smashbox Holiday Kits -50% off (regularly $22-$39)
Buxom Party All Night 12-Piece Mini Lip Plumpers Plus Eye Veil -$24.50 (regularly $49)
stila Eyeshadow Palettes– 50% off (regularly $39-$49)
Becca Volcano Goddess Eyeshadow Palette and Lava Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter -50% off (regularly $38-$46)
All bareMinerals foundation -$19 (regularly $29-$34) *I remember purchasing this last year, so I know this is a repeat. As I do not have an article to look at and do not want to look at anyone else’s work to create my own, I will wait until next year to do my usual formatting where I mention how many deals are repeats and review products I’ve tried at the bottom of the article.
Other December Promotions
–Stocking Stuffers -5 for $10. Valid 12/02/18-12/15/18 *This is almost always Sweet & Shimmer Holiday stuff each year, but you will occasionally see non-Holiday or other brands mixed in. The usual range is $2.99-$4.99 each, but everything seems to be $4.99 each this year making the savings better than ever.
What are your thoughts on the Holiday Beauty Blitz? 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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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.