Category Archives: Birthday Beauty Offers

Sephora 2019 Birthday Gift Review, Jo Malone (well, kind of) – A VIB and Rouge Exclusive Offer

My Sephora Jo Malone birthday gift review is ready. This is one of the two VIB and Rouge exclusives for the 2019 Sephora Birthday gifts, and the gift was not introduced until Quarter Two. It is online only, so you will need to place an order to redeem this. The Jo Malone gift replaced the Milk Makeup Gift from Quarter One. Since this gift was not even available during my birth month, I was unable to redeem it. I’m bringing you a review on the product today, because I already own it and want to go over my thoughts for those considering it. Everyone with a Beauty Insider account gets a birthday gift offer, so sign up if you have not already. There is no purchase required to pick up a gift in store, but you must make a purchase to redeem it online. Stop by my Birthday Beauty Deals page (if you have a birthday coming soon), because other retailers have offers as well. See my 2019 Sephora Birthday Gift review for Drunk ElephantKat Von D, and Milk Makeup.

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Sephora 2019 Birthday Gift Review, Milk Makeup – A VIB and Rouge Exclusive Offer

My Sephora Milk Makeup birthday gift review is ready. This is one of the two VIB and Rouge exclusives for the 2019 Sephora Birthday gifts. It is online only, so you will need to place an order to redeem this. I redeemed this on my account, so this is my official birthday present. Everyone with a Beauty Insider account gets a birthday gift offer, so sign up if you have not already. There is no purchase required to pick up a gift in store, but you must make a purchase to redeem it online. Stop by my Birthday Beauty Deals page (if you have a birthday coming soon), because other retailers have offers as well. See my 2019 Sephora Birthday Gift review for Drunk ElephantKat Von D, and Jo Malone

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Sephora 2019 Birthday Gift Review, Kat Von D – The Lowest Value and Most Controversial Option

My Sephora Kat Von D birthday gift review is ready. Of all the 2019 Sephora Birthday gifts, the Kat Von D gift is certainly the most controversial. I’ve been a fan of hers for some time and own a lot of products from her line. While I disagree with her immunization stance, I have not boycotted her brand. Since I redeemed the Milk Makeup gift for my birthday present (article coming), I created a Sephora account for my youngest son to bring you this Sephora Kat Von D birthday gift review. Everyone with a Beauty Insider account gets a birthday gift offer, so sign up if you have not already. There is no purchase required to pick up a gift in store, but you must make a purchase to redeem it online. Stop by my Birthday Beauty Deals page (if you have a birthday coming soon), because other retailers have offers as well. See my 2019 Sephora Birthday Gift review for Drunk ElephantMilk Makeup, and Jo Malone

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Ulta Birthday Gift Review IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream March 2019

Free Ulta Beauty Birthday gifts are here! My 2019 Ulta birthday gift review on the 0.5oz IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream is ready, because I started using a sample I already owned last month. This is the third Ulta birthday gift of 12 Ulta will release this year. It is my birth month, so this is my official birthday present from Ulta this year. I also reviewed the January birthday gift thanks to my oldest son, and the February birthday gift thanks to my youngest son. Spoiler alert, this is the best of the first three gifts. A new birthday gift is getting released every month in 2019. Here’s hoping you get one you like.

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Ulta Birthday Gift Review NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Lipli20 in French Maid February 2019

Free Ulta Beauty Birthday gifts are here! My 2019 Ulta birthday gift review on the NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Lipli20 in French Maid is ready, because I’ve tried it a few times. This is the second Ulta birthday gift of 12 Ulta will release this year. It was technically my son’s present, but he did not want a liquid lipstick. Ulta should really consider skincare options for non-makeup wearers. I also reviewed the January birthday gift thanks to my other son, and the March birthday gift (my birthday). Spoiler alert, neither of the first two gifts have impressed me. A new birthday gift is getting released every month in 2019. Here’s hoping you get one you like.

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Ulta Birthday Gift Review Ulta Beauty Collection Perfect Pair Eyeshadow Set January 2019

Free Ulta Beauty Birthday gifts are here! My 2019 Ulta birthday gift review on the Ulta Beauty Collection Perfect Pair Eyeshadow Set is ready, because I’ve tried it a few times. This was technically my son’s present, but he did not want eyeshadow. Ulta should really consider skincare options for non-makeup wearers. It is the third year of the past five where January birthday babies get presents from the Ulta Beauty Collection. I’ve reviewed the 2015 Quarter One Birthday Gift and the 2018 Quarter One Birthday Gift and was not overly impressed with either of those either. The 2015 present was just decluttered from collection. History repeats itself once again, because I find this gift left me wanting more. A new birthday gift is getting released every month in 2019. Here’s hoping you get one you like. See my February 2019 NYX Ulta birthday gift review and my March 2019 It Cosmetics Ulta birthday gift review.

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Sephora 2019 Birthday Gift Review, Drunk Elephant – Is It Worth the Hype?

The 2019 Sephora Birthday gifts have left some Beauty Insider members feeling less than thrilled. I’ve tested the Drunk Elephant products in the boxed birthday set and am ready to offer my review. Why did I start with Drunk Elephant? Of all four gifts available this year, I was most interested in this one. It also has the highest value. See my Sephora 2019 Birthday Gifts article for an overview of all items and all values. Everyone with a Beauty Insider account gets a birthday gift offer, so sign up if you have not already. There is no purchase required to pick up a gift in store, but you must make a purchase to redeem it online. I was able to trade products with a friend who has a January birthday to bring you this review. See my 2019 Sephora Birthday Gift Reviews for Kat Von DMilk Makeup, and Jo Malone

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Free 2019 Sephora Birthday Gifts from Kat Von D, Drunk Elephant, and IGK

The 2019 Sephora Birthday Gifts are out, and they’ve caused quite a stir. Sephora birthday gifts for 2019 have up to four options depending on your Beauty Insider Rewards level. These Sephora birthday gifts come from Drunk Elephant, Kat Von D, Jo Malone, Milk Makeup, and IGK. A lot of retailers other than Sephora offer birthday gifts, so check my list before your big day. There are two Sephora birthday gift 2019 options any Beauty Insider member can redeem.

The online only option(s) for this year is for Rouge and VIB members only. It started as a Milk Makeup Gift but switched to Jo Malone in Quarter Two. Before quarter two even wrapped, it switched again to IGK. Sephora is also starting the year with the option for Rouge and VIB members to get 250-points in place of a gift. That option was not added until August of 2018. A lot of retailers offer birthday gifts, so check my list before your big day. I reviewed the Bumble and bumble, Bite Beauty, and Glamglow birthday gifts from 2018. See my 2019 Sephora Birthday Gift review for Drunk ElephantKat Von DMilk Makeup, and Jo Malone

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Free Ulta Beauty Birthday Gift 2019 By Month: September NARS, and October Living proof.

The September 2019 Ulta Beauty birthday gift is in. We also know the Ulta Beauty 2019 birthday gift for October. Each UltaMate Rewards member gets two or three 2019 Ulta Birthday Gifts based on rewards tier. This is the first year where gifts get released by birth month. Before this, Ulta birthday gifts were released by quarter or a year at a time. A lot of retailers other than Ulta offer birthday gifts, so check my list before your big day. With 2019 Ulta birthday gifts getting announced by birth month, it is highly unlikely many spoilers will come out. 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 suggest grabbing them as long as a trip to the store is convenient. As someone with a Quarter One birthday, I am pretty familiar with less than stellar Ulta Beauty Birthday Gifts.

See my 2019 Ulta birthday gift review for the Ulta Beauty Collection shadows, the Ulta birthday gift review for the NYX Liquid Lipstick, and the Ulta birthday gift review for It Cosmetics.

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Sephora Birthday Gift 2018 Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Review, Well Kind of

See the 2019 birthday gifts, and all 2019 Sephora Promotions, Sales, GWP, Deals, Promo Codes, and EventsMy 2019 Sephora Birthday Gift Reviews for Drunk Elephant and Kat Von D are up.


The last Sephora Birthday gift I am reviewing for 2018 is the one from Bumble and bumble. I redeemed the Bite Beauty gift from Sephora for my birthday this year, and I arranged a trade with a friend to get the Glamglow gift. Both of those gifts got reviewed separately (click the links to read them). That only left one of the three gifts Sephora offered for this year for me to review. An option to redeem 250-points in place of the gift popped up later in the year. My plan was to redeem the Bumble and bumble gift when my son got his Sephora birthday offer. Yes, I was planning on stealing my son’s Sephora gift, but it’s not like I would not have given him something in exchange for it. Well, his birthday just passed. When I logged in to place an order on his account for the Bumble and bumble gift, it was gone.

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Urban Decay Birthday Gift Review Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter Sin

Urban Decay has a birthday gift with purchase offer. The 2019 Urban Decay Birthday Gift is the same as the 2018 Urban Decay birthday gift, which I review below. It is always a full-size product even when it changes. Many retailers offer birthday gifts, so check my master list before your big day. A purchase and a Beauty Junkie account is required for this gift. Joining Beauty Junkies is free. In addition to the birthday gift and other special promotions throughout the year, members get free shipping on every purchase, points for purchases, and points for a variety of other tasks, including referring a friend. Even though it limits receiving points to 4 referrals per year (so I usually meet my maximum on the first or second day of each year), I still attached my link. Anyone who signs up with a referral link (from me or a friend if s/he prefers) gets 10 bonus points. There is no limit to how many people can get points for being referred using my link.

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Julep Maven 2018 Birthday Gift Review Free Nail Polish – Zodiac Collection Passionate Pisces

Julep used to award 200 Jules for your birthday. Read my last subscription box review to learn about Jules and how they work. When my birthday passed and my Jules did not arrive, I reached out to customer service to see if they eliminated the birthday gift. The main reason was to update my master list of birthday beauty offers, but I am almost always willing to place an order when the deal is right. Customer service responded that Jules are no longer awarded for your birthday. There is a new birthday offer for 2018, but I had to write back to see what it was. I never received any birthday offers from Julep at all this year.

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Sephora GLAMGLOW hello sexy 2018 Birthday Gift Review

See the 2019 Birthday Gifts, and all 2019 Sephora Promotions, Sales, GWP, Deals, Promo Codes, and Events. In addition to this Glamglow birthday gift review, I also reviewed the Sephora 2018 birthday gifts from Bite Beauty and the Bumble and bumble (well kind of). My 2019 Sephora Birthday Gift Reviews for Drunk Elephant and Kat Von D are up.


A friend of mine, who read the review I wrote on the Sephora Bite Beauty Birthday Gift, contacted me. She said none of the birthday gifts really interested her so she decided to grab the one with the highest value for re-gifting purposes. Funny enough, this is a friend who is adamant that GLAMGLOW is not a good skincare brand. It surprised me that she selected the GLAMGLOW gift from the options. Then again, she owns a lot of Bite Beauty products and may have already owned the items from that gift. Some of you may know I never accept things from friends without sending things in return so we did a small trade. By getting this gift now, I can redeem for the shampoo and conditioner when my son’s next birthday comes in December. The value of that one is so much lower than the others that thought of redeeming it feels strange. Then again, it is the only one I still need to review.

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Ulta Beauty Quarter One Platinum Birthday Gift Review Cranberry & Pomegranate Lip Oil and Mask Plus a $10 Off Any Product Coupon 2018

See my January 2019 Ulta birthday gift review, my February 2019 Ulta birthday gift review, the Ulta 2019 birthday gifts article, and all 2019 Ulta Beauty Promotions, Deals, Coupons, GWP, Sales, and Events.


The 2018 Birthday Gift at Ulta Beauty changes every quarter. All gifts have been announced for 2018. This is the first year Ulta rolled out the announcements for all gifts this early. My birthday lands in the first quarter. If your birthday lands in the first quarter, happy birthday! Keep reading for a review on the gift. I know when I first saw the gift I was not sure if it was worth the trip to the store to pick it up. It would be really nice if we could redeem the standard gift with online orders, but they are only available in-store. Ulta Beauty does sell the items I received for my gift so feel free to read along if you are planning on purchasing any of them. Every Platinum and Diamond members gets a $10 coupon good toward any product. That means the review on the item I redeemed is almost guaranteed to vary from what you receive. If you did get the same item, you likely got it on the same day as I did and my review is of no value to you.

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Sephora Bite Beauty 2018 Birthday Gift Review

See the 2019 Birthday Gifts, and all 2019 Sephora Promotions, Sales, GWP, Deals, Promo Codes, and Events. I’ve also reviewed the other 2018 Sephora Birthday Gifts from GLAMGLOW and Bumble and bumble (well kind of). My 2019 Sephora Birthday Gift Reviews for Drunk ElephantKat Von D, and Milk Makeup are up.


I’ve played around with the Bite Beauty birthday gift I received from Sephora, so I am ready to offer its review. As I mention on my Birthday Beauty Deals page (which you should visit if you have a birthday coming), Sephora has a choice from three options for the 2018 Birthday Gift. Any Beauty Insider (join if you have not already) with a birthdate on file can redeem a birthday gift at Sephora. Prior purchases are not required, and there is no purchase required to pick up a gift in-store. Online redemption requires a purchase, and it is subject to whatever free shipping minimum you have. Paying for shipping is never a good idea when a free shipping offer with a minimum purchase is available, but it also defeats the purpose of a free gift if you pay to have it shipped to you. VIB Rouge customers and anyone who purchased Flash have no free shipping minimum. There has not been a Rouge bonus since 2014. Everyone gets the same choices.

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Sephora 2018 Birthday Gifts

See the 2019 Sephora birthday gifts and all 2019 Sephora Promotions, Sales, GWP, Deals, Promo Codes, and Events.


The 2018 Sephora Birthday Gifts have officially been announced. Remember to check all birthday offers if your big day is approaching. Many retailers offer gifts and others offer a GWP. People with birthdays late in the year can sometimes get the gift for the new year (if they choose). That is because gift redemption is a four-week period that includes the two weeks before your birthday and the two weeks after. You will usually see a pop up banner online and get an email notifying you when your gift is available. Click through either link, and you will be fruitful. Those picking up the gift in-store can give their email address or rewards card to verify eligibility. Make sure anyone picking this up on your behalf knows your email address. Only one birthday gift is available per year so choose the one you like best.

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Free Ulta Beauty Birthday Gifts: 2019 By Month and 2018 By Quarter

Ulta Beauty Birthday Gifts change each month in 2019. Every UltaMate Rewards member with purchase history gets 2-3 Ulta birthday presents based on level. Prior to 2015, there was one Ulta birthday gift all year. From 2015 through 2018, Ulta birthday gifts were batched by Quarter. A lot of retailers other than Ulta offer birthday gifts, so check my list before your big day. The official announcement for the first eight Ulta Birthday gifts are out. With Ulta birthday gifts getting announced by birth month, it is highly unlikely many will get spoiled at once. I will spoil them as quickly as I can. If you have not joined the UltaMate Rewards Program, join before your birthday. See my 2019 Ulta birthday gift review for the Ulta Beauty Collection shadows, the Ulta birthday gift review for the NYX Liquid Lipstick, and the Ulta birthday gift review for It Cosmetics.

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Three Options for the Sephora 2017 Birthday Gift From Caudalie, Tarte, and Jack Black

See the 2018 and 2019 birthday gifts.

The 2017 Sephora Birthday Gifts have officially been announced. Remember to check all birthday offers if your big day is approaching. People with birthdays late in the year can sometimes get the gift for the new year (if they choose). That is because gift redemption is a four-week period that includes the two weeks before your birthday and the two weeks after. You will usually see a pop up banner online or get an email notifying you when your gift is available. Click through either link, and you will be fruitful. Those picking up the gift in-store can give their email address or rewards card to verify eligibility. Make sure anyone picking this up on your behalf knows your email address. Only one birthday gift is available per year, so choose the one you like best.

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The Ulta 2017 Birthday Gift Changes Each Quarter

The 2019 birthday gift article is up. New birthday gifts are available every quarter at Ulta in 2017 and 2018. Remember to check all birthday offers before your birthday arrives, because many retailers have great offers. Every quarter when the next gift announces, I will update this (and the main post). If you have not joined the UltaMate Rewards Program yet, join before your birthday to receive your free gift. Joining with a referral link will also give you $10 off your first purchase.

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My Ulta 2016 Birthday Gift (Part Two) is My Beauty Steal Score

The 2017 gifts have been announced. I started a new article for the new gift.

The 2016 free Ulta Birthday Gift is changing every quarter. Join UltaMate rewards before your birthday to get your free gift. Starting with a referral link will also give you $10 off your fist purchase. I have a general article that covers the gift for each quarter, and the quarter two gift has updated. When I went in for my free brow appointment, I picked up my free Ulta Birthday Gift. Platinum members also get a $10 coupon good toward any product. I saved my coupon until today, because there was something I wanted to pick up from the 21 Days of Beauty.

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My Ulta 2016 Birthday Gift

The 2017 gifts have been announced. I started a new article for the new gift.

Ulta is one of the few retailers that offers a completely free birthday gift. It does not require a purchase, but it does have to be picked up in person. There are a number of retailers that offer free gifts or a GWP for your birthday. Every quarter in 2016, the gift is changing. The birthday gift for the first quarter, for anyone born in January, February or March is a 0.1oz Benefit Roller Lash mascara. I will update the general list and my general Ulta gift article as soon as I find out what the gift is for each subsequent quarter. Within the next couple of days, we should know what the quarter two gift is.

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Birthday Time!

Some of you already know that a lot of birthday offers come in the day of your birthday instead of coming in earlier to shop for them. My guess is this is to spend some of the gift cards retailers assume you’re getting. Well, today is my birthday, and I updated as many last-minute Birthday Beauty Deals as I could this morning. My husband has a pretty agressive schedule for the rest of the day, so I will update any that arrive later today tomorrow morning. Of course, I will continue to update it for those rogue retailers who actually send the offers after the birthday.

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Then, there are the pesky ones I opted out of with the intent to opt back into before my birthday, but opting back in takes an act of congress. Lesson learned. If I want the birthday offer, I have to take all of the other emails throughout the year. Clever retailers! Over the next few weeks, I will try to see if any of them have offers worth redeeming, and will update them if I find any.

View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.

My Sephora 2016 Birthday Gifts

All Sephora Beauty Insiders get a free birthday gift. There are two gifts to choose from, and I will go over the gift I selected in this article. One gift is for the skin care lover, and the other is for the makeup lover. If you love both like I do, good luck choosing. They’re both incredible this year. It is completely free if you pick it up in person or you can include it with an online order any time from two weeks before your birthday until two weeks after your birthday. Email reminders go out (for those signed up to receive emails). If you did not receive an email or do not see the option to add it online, I have instructions in this article.

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The Ulta 2016 Birthday Gift Changes Each Quarter

The 2017, 2018, and 2019 birthday gift articles are up.

New birthday gifts are available every quarter at Ulta in 2016. Remember to check all birthday offers before your birthday arrives, because many retailers have great offers. Every quarter when the next gift announces, I will update this (and the main post). If you have not joined the UltaMate Rewards Program yet, join before your birthday to receive your free gift. Joining with a referral link will also give you $10 off your fist purchase.

Platinum members receive a $10 coupon on their actual birthday (in addition to the standard gift), which is good toward anything without a purchase minimum. This coupon is valid in store or online. It will work once in store AND once online, because the codes are different. 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. There is a free shipping minimum (usually $50 but it does lower at times to $35 or even $25) for online purchases, so only order online if you’re going over it. Shopping in store is the only way to redeem the standard and Platinum gifts at the same time.

All members get 2x points on every purchase the entire month of their birth. Yes, this offer combines with others. There is a simple breakdown of how points multiply on my Ulta Page, which also covers everything there is to know at the UltaMate program and shopping at Ulta. It is not as simple as adding them together, because base points and the Platinum bonus never multiply. The easiest way to look at this is you get a bonus point for your birthday, because the first point is something you’d get anyway.

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Sephora 2016 Free Birthday Gifts and the Rouge Qualification Free Gift

The 2016 Sephora Birthday Gifts and Rouge Qualification gifts have officially been announced. Remember to check all birthday offers if your big day is approaching. People with birthdays late in the year can sometimes get the gift for the new year (if they choose). That is because gift redemption is a four-week period that includes the two weeks before your birthday and the two weeks after. You will usually see a pop up banner online or get an email notifying of when your gift is available. Click through either link, and you will be fruitful.

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Happy Birthday from Sephora

My older son informed me about two months ago that he no longer wants to use baby products. It was really overdue. We opened a Sephora account for him. I knew we would start with drugstore items, but I wanted him to have access to better skincare as needed. Hopefully, we have a few years before he needs mid range things for his skin. In case we do not, his account is ready. Having his own account not only allows him to spend any of the points he earns on his own, but it also qualifies him for a birthday gift. Ulta also offers free birthday gifts, but they only offer feminine gifts. If they ever offer gender neutral or masculine gifts, I will open him an Ulta account as well. Remember to check all birthday offers if your big bag is coming.

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Beauty Birthday Offer Sephora

2016 Birthday Offer

There are so many retailers with fabulous birthday offers. Do not forget to check the birthday offers before your big day arrives. When I learn of a new offer or a change in offers, I update it. Even though I was not really shopping around my birthday, because life in general got in the way, there were a few Birthday gifts I had to pick up. This one from Sephora is completely free if you pick it up in store or requires a purchase to order online.

I give my birthdate upon retailer request. On 03/01/15, offers started coming in. They continued to roll in throughout March with most of them arriving on my actual birthday, March 15th. Remember to save some of your birthday shopping budget for your actual birthday, because so many offers will not come in until then. For the retailers who send the offers after your birthday, they seriously need to step up their game. As I mention on the birthday offer page, some offers are general. Others are unique. If you try to redeem before you get your own unique code, it will not work. Also, check the main retailer page before placing your orders, because the birthday offers are not always the best available offers.

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Beauty Birthday Offer Ulta

The 20162017, 2018, and 2019 birthday gift articles are up.

There are so many retailers with fabulous birthday offers. Do not forget to check the birthday offers before your big day arrives. When I learn of a new offer or a change in offers, I update it. Even though I was not really shopping around my birthday, because life in general got in the way, there were a few Birthday gifts I had to pick up. The second one, from Ulta, was another completely free one. It can only be picked up in store.

I give my birthdate upon retailer request. On 03/01/15, offers started coming in. They continued to roll in throughout March with most of them arriving on my actual birthday, March 15th. Remember to save some of your birthday shopping budget for your actual birthday, because so many offers will not come in until then. For the retailers who send the offers after your birthday, they seriously need to step up their game. As I mention on the birthday offer page, some offers are general. Others are unique. If you try to redeem before you get your own unique code, it will not work. Also, check the main retailer page before placing your orders, because the birthday offers are not always the best available offers.

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Beauty Birthday Offer L’Occitane

There are so many retailers with fabulous birthday offers. Do not forget to check the birthday offers before your big day arrives. When I learn of a new offer or a change in offers, I update it. Even though I was not really shopping around my birthday, because life in general got in the way, there were a few Birthday gifts I had to pick up.

I give my birthdate upon retailer request. On 03/01/15, offers started coming in. They continued to roll in throughout March with most of them arriving on my actual birthday, March 15th. Remember to save some of your birthday shopping budget for your actual birthday, because so many offers will not come in until then. For the retailers who send the offers after your birthday, they seriously need to step up their game. As I mention on the birthday offer page, some offers are general. Others are unique. If you try to redeem before you get your own unique code, it will not work. Also, check the main retailer page before placing your orders, because the birthday offers are not always the best available offers.

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