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Free 2019 Ulta Birthday Gifts from Ulta Beauty Collection (Confirmed); NYX and It Cosmetics

The 2019 Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift has a new format, and we know the first three. Each UltaMate Rewards members gets 2 or 3 Ulta Beauty Birthday Gifts 2019 based on rewards tier. A lot of retailers other than Ulta offer birthday gifts, so check my list before your big day. Instead of releasing new 2019 birthday offers by quarter as Ulta did in the past, Ulta Beauty birthday gifts 2019 are available every month for UltaMate Rewards members. This move surprised a lot of people, including me. There was already a lot of discrepancy between gift value in past years. Look at my articles for 2016, 2017, or 2018 to see how some quarters got better birthday gifts than others. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Ulta now has 12 chances instead of 4 with the 2019 Ulta Beauty Birthday present to please or disappoint UltaMate Rewards members.

Ulta is not the only beauty retailer that changes its birthday gift by month, but it is the biggest profile retailer choosing to take that route. The official Ulta announcement for the first month and spoilers for the second and third months are out. With 2019 gifts getting announced by birth month, it is highly unlikely many spoilers will come out, but I will spoil them as quickly as I can. If you have not joined the UltaMate Rewards Program, sign up before your birthday. A birthday gift is still a present, so I still pick up even the subpar ones I qualify for (to review them). As someone with a Quarter One birthday, I am pretty familiar with less than stellar Ulta Beauty Birthday Gifts. I reviewed the 2019 Ulta birthday gift from the Ulta Beauty Collection.

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2019 Ulta Beauty Event Calendar

I have one timeline where I list all major: deals, coupons, GWP, Sales, promotions, and Events. Those who want to see an overall idea of what to expect this year should stop by. See where these Ulta Beauty Birthday Gifts line up with others on the calendar. You can also visit my Ulta retailer page to see active and upcoming offers of all types.

Birthday Bonus Points (Birthday Gift 1)

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One of the 2019 Ulta birthday gifts all UltaMate Rewards members get is 2x points on every purchase during their entire birth. Members must activate this offer from the email or the My Rewards section of the online account. Yes, this offer combines with other multipliers. I have an advanced breakdown of Earning and Redeeming points for those who want more details on how the 2019 Ulta Beauty Birthday points multiply with other offers. 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 birthday point per dollar spent for your birthday because the first point is something you’d get anyway.

Platinum and Diamond Bonus (Birthday Gift 2)

Platinum and Diamond UltaMate Rewards members receive a unique $10 coupon on the first day of their birth month and it is valid through the end of the month. It includes everything but gift cards and services in the salon of the Benefit Brow Bar. This is the ultimate coupon, because it worked on more things than any other coupon, including the 20% off prestige coupon. Since the 20% off prestige coupon started including some of those things in 2018, it is possible the 2019 birthday coupon will include them as well. Until March, I cannot confirm the exclusions. There is no purchase minimum for the coupon. This coupon is valid only once in-store or online. 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. A free shipping minimum (usually $50 but it does lower at times to $35 or even $25) applies to online purchases. Diamond members have a $25 free shipping minimum. Shopping in store is the only way to redeem the standard and Platinum gifts at the same time.

The 2019 Birthday Gift Coupon

How do you get a birthday gift at Ulta? The best birthday surprises arrive on time! Sign up for an UltaMate Rewards account before your birthday (if possible). Make your first purchase on your account to activate it before the first day of your birth month. Any purchase history on an account should trigger a birthday offer. My son’s last purchase was almost a year ago (we purchase most products on my account), but he still received his offer. There is no purchase required to redeem the birthday gift, but it must be picked up in store. It cannot be added online, so the product links (I will add each link once I know the products) 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 and 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.

If you do not receive a coupon on the first day of your birth month, check your spam and junk folders, then contact Ulta. The most common reason for missing the coupon is an email issue, but it is also possible you did not trigger the offer. Ulta reps can send you an email (as long as your birthday was recent) if you contact them. They may ask you to make a purchase before they will send the offer (if you have never made one or it has been too long since your last purchase).

This is a unique coupon that will only work once. It lists your member number and a code to redeem the product. Employees scan both to complete the transaction. Once it is redeemed (by you or someone else if you give yours away), you will see the redemption for the gift in your account history. Read Everything You Need to Know about Ulta Coupons for more details.

2019 Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift by Month (Birthday Gift 2 or 3)

This is the second 2019 Ulta birthday gift for UltaMate Rewards Members, or the third 2019 birthday gift for Platinum and Diamond members. Most people consider the items listed here main Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift for 2019. What is the 2019 birthday gift at Ulta? That depends on your birth month. The gifts were the same for everyone in 2014 and earlier. In 2015, Ulta started separating the gifts by quarter. It is the first year where Ulta separated the birthday gifts 2019 by month.

January 2019

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Your January 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift has a total value of $13.95. Compare this to the $12 birthday gift from 2018. It is an Ulta Beauty Collection Perfect Pair Eyeshadow Set. These are nearly full-size. Petite is 0.057oz ($7.23) and Beauty Junkie is 0.053oz ($6.72).

See my review for the 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift, and compare it to the First Quarter Gift from last year, which I also reviewed.

Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift 2019 Spoilers Below

Ulta has yet to make the official announcement, but these spoilers are likely true. I’ve confirmed with an Ulta employee who swears she has the scoop. Employees have given false information before, so no one will know for sure until the official announcement comes out.

February 2019

Your February 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift has a total value of $6.99. Compare this to the $12 birthday gift from 2018. It is a full-size 0.13oz NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick.

March 2019

Your March 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift has a total value of $16. Compare this to the $12 birthday gift from 2018. You get a 0.5oz IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream

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What are your thoughts on the Ulta Birthday Gifts? 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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10 comments on “Free 2019 Ulta Birthday Gifts from Ulta Beauty Collection (Confirmed); NYX and It Cosmetics

  1. Pamela
    January 1, 2019

    Wow, so very underwhelmed by the first quarter gifts the past few years. Ulta keeps making my preference for Sephora stronger. It is free, so I do appreciate that, and if I won’t use it I gift it, which is what I did last year and will this year because those colors will look horrible on my warm/yellow skin tone. I would not be so blah about a free gift if everyone got the same birthday gift or at least ones that were comparable in price and quality. But other quarters are getting vastly superior birthday gifts and that is not cool. Ulta brand is often cheap.

    I wonder if it is even worth trying to complain to Ulta’s customer service? I am sure people have before and yet we get another Ulta brand free birthday gift while other quarters will probably get something of better quality. I guess I will continue to chose Sephora over Ulta most of the time, that is probably the best way to show my displeasure.


  2. notcreative
    January 2, 2019

    We really deserve a quarter one win since we are the only quarter without one. The gifts changing each quarter had not fared well for us. This was a huge letdown for me as well. I have give and take with Ulta versus Sephora, because I learned yesterday that there is no tangible Rouge Welcome gift anymore. Not happy about that.

    The customer service reps cannot do anything about the gift, so I doubt they can help. Whoever is in charge of selecting the gifts clearly does not have a quarter 1 birthday. It is the worst gift almost every year.


  3. Stephanie
    January 2, 2019

    This is bullshit! Every year 1st quarter gets the cheap Ulta brand gift, while other quarters get Nars, Urban Decay, and Lancôme! So unfair! I don’t use store brand makeup! Every year I call to complain, but they don’t care!! So pissed right now.


  4. notcreative
    January 2, 2019

    This is the third year out of the 5 with gifts separated by quarter that we got the Ulta branded gift. I just gave away the one from 2015 (after not touching it since 2015), and the one from 2018 gave me a whitehead by my lip. My expectations for this one are very low.


  5. Jennie
    January 2, 2019

    They shouldn’t do it by quarter. They should let you pick like Sephora does. This year , the Sephora bday freebie options are pretty good. But what do you mean about no more rouge welcome gift?


  6. notcreative
    January 2, 2019

    Yes, if they have to separate the gifts, picking the one we want would be nice. I linked the Sephora article in the other response. The Rouge welcome gifts were announced. None of them are tangible. They are all services.


  7. Jean
    January 22, 2019

    I don’t think it’s fair, that some months get nicer gifts then others. February Birthday gift is worth a lot less this year, I know it’s nice to get anything free, but as a Diamond member who spends a lot, Doesn’t seem right. It would be nice to get to choose between a few different items.


  8. notcreative
    January 22, 2019

    I agree. Separating the gifts by month was a huge gamble. The only conciliation I can offer is the February gift is still a spoiler. Ulta has yet to make the official announcement. Until the official announcement comes out, Ulta can still change it. There is also a chance the spoiler is wrong. We will know for sure in a little over a week (or sooner if the Ulta announcement comes out earlier).


  9. Shannon Kennedy
    January 23, 2019

    February b-day here and every year our gift is lame. If the spoiler is true it is even worse than the past 2 years. $6.99 value when both Jan & March are better than last year? Why do you hate February b-days Ulta? Why not mix it up or give a few choices like Sephora does?


  10. notcreative
    January 23, 2019

    I think offering choices is a good idea for multiple reasons, including the stark difference in value based on birth month. My son even asked me what I wanted him to do with eyeshadow. He would have used a skincare item though.


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