What is the Ulta Beauty Diamond Welcome Gift for 2020? This is my 2020 Ulta Beauty Diamond Rewards Welcome gift review. I re-qualified in 2019 for the Ulta Diamond Rewards program, so it renews my status through 2020. That means I can once again bring you the 2020 Diamond Reward Perks. I enjoyed this gift a lot more than the one I received for qualifying in 2018 for 2019. Anyone who spends $1200 from January 1st through December 31st in a calendar year will qualify for the Ulta Diamond Rewards program. Within a few weeks of qualifying, Ulta will mail a holographic, pink welcome envelope. The contents will include a certificate to redeem $25 off a beauty service, and a certificate to redeem a full-size beauty product.
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 Ulta Beauty 2020 Diamond Welcome Gift lines up with others on the schedule. You can also visit my Ulta retailer page to see active and upcoming offers of all types.
Ulta Beauty 2020 Diamond Rewards Perks
Diamond members get everything Platinum and UltaMate members get, but they also get some rewards of their own. Click on those links for a full listing of every perk (other than the standard advertised perks, which are in the picture below).
Ulta Beauty 2020 Diamond Members Free Shipping With a $25 Purchase
The other perk that becomes available as soon as you qualify is free shipping with a $25 purchase. This is better than the $50 minimum everyone else needs to hit for free shipping.
Ulta Beauty 2020 Diamond Members Higher Point Multiplier
Diamond members get 1.5 points per dollar.
Ulta Beauty 2020 Diamond Welcome Gift
The welcome gift, which arrives within a few weeks of qualifying, gets mailed to your house.
I qualified for the Diamond Rewards program on October 12th, but I did not receive my welcome envelope until the beginning of November.
How Long is the 2020 Ulta Beauty Diamond Welcome Gift Valid?
I qualified on October 12th. My service was valid through December 31st while my free gift was valid through December 25th. It gives roughly 2.5 months from the qualification date, but it is really closer to 1.5-2 months once you factor in how long it takes to receive the welcome offer after qualifying.
Ulta Beauty Diamond 2020 Welcome Gift Benefit Brow Bar
As I mentioned above, it included a coupon for $25 off a beauty service. The $25 off works in the Salon, the Skinbar, or the Benefit Brow Bar. I used it to get one of the worst haircuts I’ve ever received with the 2018 welcome offer, so I opted for the Benefit Brow Bar service.
I’ve used this service many times and only had one bad experience where the technician took my brows too thin. Thankfully, it was not the first time as my experience with the bad haircut was, so I was willing to return. Since the basic brow service comes in under $25, I added a brow tint. When it comes to leaving money on the table, I would rather go over and pay more than leave free dollars behind. That made it $34, so I had to pay the $9 difference plus a tip. The results were great, so I would happily do this again.
Ulta Beauty Diamond 2019/2020 Welcome Gift Product
There were three options for the full-size welcome gift. Diamond members who qualified when I did could choose a Clinique Foundation ($27-$39), a First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser ($21), and a Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($24).
I already owned all of these things, so they were not the best choices for me. Since I like (but not love) all of them, they were not the worst choices either.
I decided to select a Clinique Foundation. Even though I already own a couple, I do not own every one the brand offers. This was the only option that gave me the chance to try something new.
I selected the 1oz Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup, which retails for $32.
My skin is really dry, and a foundation with hydrating and repairing in the name intrigued me.
The shade I selected is CN 10 Alabaster, which is very fair with cool, neutral undertones.
I think the shade is a pretty decent match for my skin tone. You can see what my face looks like without makeup in the brow photo above. In this photo, the makeup evens out my skin tone without adding too much coverage.
If you have dry patches or texture (both of which I have), it will cling. That is not a deal breaker in a foundation as I do not expect it to make my skin look flawless.
This does feel extremely comfortable and looks mostly natural. Those are the two things I want most in my foundation. It gets bonus points for hanging on all day. Hanging on in cold weather is easy though. The real test will come when it is hot outside.
It’s possible the free gift varies based on when you qualify. Have you qualified for the Ulta Diamond Rewards level and redeemed a welcome gift? When did you redeem it, and what did you receive?
What are your thoughts on this 2020 Diamond Welcome gift? 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 set schedule, which I track on my Ulta Sales Calendar 2020. 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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