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Ulta Beautyfest 2019 Review November 16th Through 17th

Ulta hosted its first ever Beautyfest today. It is a new event for 2019 that takes place November 16th and November 17th, so people who missed the event today can still attend tomorrow. The question is do you want to attend? Is it worth your time? I do not like crowds or getting up early, so I went later in the day. By the time I arrived, the festivities were pretty much over. There was barely any evidence of the event at all other than a sign on the door and one sign near a display. Since this was advertised as a full day event, that was discouraging.

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 the  2019 Ulta Beautyfest event lines up with others on the calendar. You can also visit my Ulta retailer page to see active and upcoming offers of all types.

2019 Ulta Beautyfest Review

The stores were scheduled to open an hour early and the first 100 people in line for each store were supposed to get a special treat.

It seems stores were late and most people only received a $5 coupon as their gift. I did read one from a person who received $100 though.

It mentioned there were chances to win a $2000 shopping spree, holiday travel, and beauty services galore. What it failed to mention is the circle needed to take the photo to enter the sweepstakes was only on the ground for the first hour of the day. While I could go back to take my picture with it tomorrow, it does not seem worth it to me. I’d rather sleep in.

While I did see paper entries in the boxes underneath the sign for Beautyfest, the cashier assured me using the hashtag #beautyfest and #sweepstakes on Twitter or Instagram was the only way to enter.

So, my trip to the store today was almost a complete waste. I say almost, because I did spend over $40. Those who arrived after the hour was up and sent less than $40 walked away with nothing.

I got the coupon Ulta promised with a $40 purchase. It has a unique code and has the same minimal exclusions as the prestige coupon.

It gives $10 off a $50 purchase and is valid from November 18th through the 24th. Even though there is an overlapping event, which I will post about tomorrow, I am not going to use this. The first person to claim the code, 4K5UZ6FH5Y, can have it.

What are your thoughts on the 2019 Ulta Beautyfest Event? 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 (13 and 8) 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 13-year-old to apply it.

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