Category Archives: Ulta

Ulta Beauty Stars Event Cruelty Free Favorite Brands 5x Points 2019

A new 2019 Ulta Beauty Stars Event for Favorite Cruelty Free Brands Picked Just For You starts today, Friday, April 19th and runs through Monday, April 22nd. This overlaps the Spring Haul Sale, which runs through the 20th. The event is only available to select rewards members. I received the offer on my Diamond account, but my sons did not receive the offer on their UltaMate accounts. Anyone who received the offer will receive 5x points on any of the 1740 beauty products included in the Beauty Stars Favorite Cruelty Free Brands Event. It is the third Beauty Star event of 2019, which was the number we received in total for 2018. That means we are on track to get more of these mini Beauty Stars events between major events.

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Ulta Beauty 2019 15% Off Prestige Coupon Schedule and Rules

Ulta Beauty sometimes offers 15% off prestige coupons or even 10% off prestige coupons to UltaMate members in place of the 20% off prestige coupons sent to Platinum and Diamond members. Every time Ulta sends a 15% off prestige coupon, I will update this article. This had not happened since July of 2016, so it surprised me when I saw the 15% off prestige coupon for UltaMate members today. While the loss of the benefit is disappointing, it looks like Ulta is pushing to differentiate more between the tiers for these coupons as it once had. The good news (if it follows the pattern of past years) is there was only one or two rounds of the five 20% off prestige coupons Ulta sent in the past where the lower tier got a smaller percentage off. That means the 20% off coupons should return on a future round.

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Ulta Beauty Stars Event Favorite Moisturizers and Serums 5x Points UltaMate Members and 7x Points for Platinum and Diamond Members March 29th Through April 1st, 2019

A new 2019 Ulta Beauty Stars Event for Favorite Moisturizers and Serums Picked Just For You starts today, March 29th and runs through Monday, April 1st. Like the March 2019 Beauty Stars Event from earlier this month, it offers 5x points on select products to UltaMate members. Platinum and Diamond members get 7x points on the same products. See the article for all 5x, 7x points offers. There was only one Beauty Stars event in 2017, in November. We got 2 in 2018, which were in March and November. This is already the second one for 2019, so things are looking up (even though the multiplier went from 10x to the 7x points for the Platinum and Dimond tiers). Giving us more events each year gives members more chances to partake.

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Sephora Vs Ulta Beauty: Which One Is Better? – The Pros and Cons – How They Compare and Differ

The Sephora versus Ulta comparison pops up all the time, and people always ask me which one is better. A true beauty product lover can tell you that is a loaded question. There are pros and cons to everything, because nothing is all good or all evil. They have a lot in common, but they have a lot of differences as well. While I understand some shoppers feel an affinity toward their favorite stores and try to reward those stores with their loyalty, my mindset is different. Odds are yours is as well. How do I know you are not blindly loyal to a specific store? If you were, you would probably not finish reading this. You’d already know which store you prefer. Besides, many of you are likely deal shoppers. Deal shoppers, like myself, are loyal to the deal, not a store. If they can get $10 off a product somewhere else, they will.

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Ulta Beauty Spring Haul Sales Event April 2019

The 2019 Ulta Beauty Spring Haul Sales Event runs from Sunday, April 7th through Saturday, April 20th, and the 20% off prestige coupon should arrive sometime during this event. Each week features products ranging from 20-50% off with most clocking in at 30% or 40% off. There are 40 deals each week. Of the 80 deals, some repeat from week one to week two. Others are unique. This event is essentially a long list of Hot Buys, but I am keeping those separate for tracking purposes. Unlike the other Ulta Beauty events, the 2019 Spring  Haul Sales Event features mostly drugstore items. Yes, drugstore items go on sale all the time, but the discounts in the seasonal haul events are among the best you’ll see all year.

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Free 12-Piece Ulta Beauty Collection GWP Bag Review February 17th through March 16th, 2019

Today is the last day to grab the free 12-piece gift with a $19.50 purchase from the Ulta Beauty Collection. For those on the fence, I thought I would offer this last-minute review. Keep in mind several items from the Ulta Beauty Collection are getting discounts in the upcoming Spring 2019 21 Days of Beauty. This promotion ran from February 17th through March 16th. I went back and forth on whether I would even grab it, so I understand the hesitation. There are items I like from the Ulta Beauty Collection, but they almost always go on sale or have BOGO offers when there is not a beauty bag. That means I give up the chance to get a deal on items I want to try items I may not enjoy when I select the GWP bag. Sometimes I do. Other times I don’t. The deal shopper in me always needs to find balance between gifts with purchase and getting a discount instead. Although, getting a nice GWP is usually better than a discount if I find items I love in the GWP.

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Ulta Beauty 2019 Offers 2x Points for UltaMate, 3x Points for Platinum, and 4x Points for Diamond on Anything

The first 2019 offer at Ulta for 2x points on anything for Ultamate members, 3x points on anything for Platinum members, and 4x points on anything for Diamond members went out today. While there are a lot of Bonus Point Offers and point multipliers, this article will only go over this specific Bonus Points offer. Every time I see this 2x points, 3x points, 4x points promotion in 2019, I will update this article. See the 2018 2x points, 3x points, 4x points article to see when these offers went out last year. This promotion usually repeats at least five times a year, but we saw it six times in 2018. Since the first offer from 2018 lines up perfectly with the first offer this year, there is a good chance the pattern will continue.

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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 Beauty 5x Points Events for UltaMate Members and 7x Points Events for Platinum and Diamond Members

The first Beauty Stars Event of 2019 brought a new point combination we’ve never seen before. UltaMate members still get 5x points on all products featured in the event, but Platinum and Diamond members now only get 7x points. Last year, we got 10x points. Every time I see an offer for 5x points for UltaMate members, and 7x points for Platinum and Diamond members, I will update this article. It is to track all offers with this multiplier. When these promotions get tied to a major event, like a Beauty Stars Event, I will link the article for the major event below. Our closest offer before this was for 3x points for UltaMate, 5x points for Platinum, and 7x points for Diamond members in December of 2018. That was a one-day promotion that applied to any product.

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Ulta Beauty Stars Event March 1st Through 4th 5x Points for UltaMate Members and 7x Points for Platinum and Diamond Members

View the March 2019 Beauty Stars Event for Favorite Moisturizers and Serums.


The Beauty Stars Event returned in 2019 with a slight change. UltaMate members still get 5x points on all products featured in the event, but Platinum and Diamond members now only get 7x points. This is down from 10x points from the same event last year. There are 114 products in the Beauty Stars Event this year and members can shop this event from Friday, March 1st through Monday, March 4th. All offers for this event are below. To see other offers by tier, visit the general articles for UltaMate members, Platinum members, and Diamond members. See the general 5x, 7x points article to view all promotions with this multiplier.

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Ulta Beauty 10x Points Events 2019

This article will cover all 2019 Ulta Beauty 10x points events. Prior to 2017, we only got one 10x points event a year, in August. In 2017, Ulta added a second event called Beauty Stars in November. Ulta introduced a Beauty Stars 10x points event in March of 2018. The November 10x points event repeated in 2018. That gave us a total of 3 10x points events in 2018, March, August, November. With the March event in 2019 getting reduced to 7x points, I am unsure what this means for 10x points events in 2019. A reduction in benefits is not common with Ulta, so it makes predicting future changes difficult. My guess is we will still get 10x points in August, but November might get reduced to 7x points as well.

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Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty Spring 2019 – Daily Steals in March and April

The Ulta Beauty Spring 2019 21 Days of Beauty will run from March 17th through April 6th. Twice a year, usually starting in March and September, Ulta has a 21-day sale where select brands or items get discounted up to 50% off for one day only. Every day during the semi-annual event we get at least two beauty steals. There are also Hot Buys that run throughout the entire event. Most events also release Beauty Samplers, Try Me Kits. Spring tends to get the better steals. These deals come from the upcoming catalog, and the online link from the special event page. Deals listed in the printed catalog are in-store and online. All online exclusive deals are only listed online. All Steals in the Spring 2019 21 Days of Beauty ship free for Platinum and Diamond members. They ship free with a $50 purchase for UltaMate members.

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Ulta Beauty National Lash Day 2019

The 2019 National Lash Day at Ulta Beauty takes place today, February 19th. This is a one-day only event where select mascaras get discounted up to 50% off. Select eyelashes have a 30% discount. New mascara and eyelash gifts with purchase are available today as well as a general GWP with a $25 makeup purchase.

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Ulta Beauty Collection Beauty Bag Offers 2019

Ulta releases so many beauty bags during the year that I split up the 2019 beauty bag articles into Ulta Beauty Collection Beauty Bags, General Beauty Bags (listed in the GWP section), Diamond Perk Beauty Bags (available to Diamond members), Platinum Perk Beauty Bags (available to Platinum and Diamond members), Beauty Breaks (4-6 hour offers), and Affiliate Beauty Bags (available to anyone who happens upon an affiliate post). There are also targeted GWP Coupons (I receive on my account and share). Every time I see an offer for an Ulta Beauty collection Beauty bag in 2019, I will update this article.

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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 Platinum Perk Beauty Bag GWP Offers 2019

Ulta releases so many beauty bags during the year that I split up the 2019 beauty bag articles into Platinum Perk Beauty Bags (available to Platinum and Diamond members), General Beauty Bags (listed in the GWP section), Diamond Perk Beauty Bags (available to Diamond members), Ulta Beauty Collection Beauty BagsBeauty Breaks (4-6 hour offers), and Affiliate Beauty Bags (available to anyone who happens upon an affiliate post). There are also targeted GWP Coupons (I receive on my account and share). Every time Ulta releases a Platinum Perk Beauty Bag in 2019, I will update this article. A Platinum Beauty bag is a gift with purchase only available to Platinum or Diamond members. This bag of deluxe and full-sized items is usually available with a $125, $150, or $175 purchase. It is always online only. The bag (which is different each time) gets released 4 times per year, so I should have all four listed below by the time the year wraps. Whenever I redeem one, I will write a separate article and link it to the offer below. Other Platinum Perks get tracked in a different article. See the 2018 article to compare the bags below to the ones we received last year.

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Ulta Beauty Hot Buys 2019

Ulta Beauty Hot Buys are items that get discounted up to 50% off. Whenever a Hot Buy has ties to an official event, it gets listed in the Hot Buys link. This article covers all the Hot Buys not tied to any official events, so there is no common link on where to find them. If you are looking for Hot Buys tied to a specific event, view the article for that event to see its corresponding Hot Buys. To avoid redundancy, I do not list Hot Buys below for events I write separate articles on. While any major event can have Hot Buys, Love Your Skin, 21 Days of Beauty, and Gorgeous Hair will always have them. Exclusive Hot buys that are Platinum Perks or Diamond Perks will appear in their respective articles as well. A separate article exists for any Hot Beauty Deal I see that is not labeled as a Hot Buy. There are times I see deals first and get notified later that they are Hot Buys. When that happens, I will move them over here.

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Ulta Beauty 2019 Skinfatuation Skin Trends Promotions and GWP Offers

After a two month absence, Ulta Beauty Skinfatuation Skin Trends have returned in 2019. The 2019 Skinfatuation Skin Trends will give a GWP offer that corresponds to the theme for each month. This was a promotion Ulta launched in February of 2018. It held a monthly trend and corresponding GWP every month through October. Then, the promotion disappeared in November and December. It had a beauty Youtuber tied to the promotion last year, but she is noticeably absent this year. That may have something to do with the two month absence, but I am glad it is back. The promotion, called Skinfatuation, centers around skin trends. Ulta creates a theme for each month, then selects some of its favorites from the theme to feature. After spending the month promoting the products, the GWP offer to sample the products from that month’s skin trend comes toward the end of each month.

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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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Ulta Beauty 20% Off Prestige Coupon Schedule and Rules 2019

Ulta Beauty releases 20% off prestige coupons at least five times a year for UltaMate Rewards members, and this article will cover every 2019 20% off prestige coupon Ulta releases. These are unique, one-time use coupon codes that work on most prestige items. Coupon codes are always emailed, but there are times Ulta mails 20% off prestige coupons as well. If you receive one coupon in the mail and one in your email, they will always have different codes. There are times when Ulta emails a second unique code during a round of offers, but more often than not, Ulta keeps emailing you the same code until the event ends. Whenever an online code accompanies a store bar code, you can redeem in-store or online. Platinum and Diamond members usually get extra discount codes each year. Because 20% off prestige coupons are targeted, there are times when only select UltaMate members receive them.

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Ulta Beauty Bonus Points – 2019 Offers

Every time Ulta Beauty sends Bonus Points in 2019, I will update this article. These bonus points get awarded when you spend the minimum amount specified on your offer toward anything Ulta carries. I also track Brand or Product Specific Bonus Points. These bonus point offers are separate from point multipliers. If you do not receive an email on this promotion, remember to check My Bonus Offers inside My Rewards. You can activate offers from there (or the email, if you receive one). Most bonus points offers are targeted and only redeemable by those who activate them. Activate your offers before you shop. It is a good idea to check there anytime you place an order, because I’ve found offers I did not get an email for in there. For those who receive these bonus offer promotions, the amounts will always vary.

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Sephora, Ulta, and Other Retailers – 2019 Hot Beauty Deals

Every time I come across great beauty deals worth mentioning in 2019, I will add it to this article. This is where I want to share details on a deal that is not advertised with a specific sale or event. I will mention the place where I saw the best deal, but it might be available at other places. If I know the answer to the following questions, I will always answer them below. Where did I see the deal? What is the deal? When did I see the deal? How long is the deal for (if mentioned)? Is there a reason for the deal (if mentioned)? Have I purchased this deal? If I purchased it in the past, I will provide a mini review.

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Ulta Beauty Free Targeted GWP Offers and 2019 Just For You Coupons

Every time Ulta Beauty emails a surprise, Just For You offer in 2019, I will update this article. Whenever Ulta emails someone a targeted GWP offer, there is usually an online link and a Just For You coupon, so you can redeem online or in-store. These targeted GWP offers are separate from Beauty Bags, which I also track. I split up the 2019 beauty bag articles into General Beauty Bags (listed in the GWP section), Diamond Beauty Bags (available to Diamond members), Platinum Beauty Bags (available to Platinum and Diamond members), Beauty Breaks (4-6 hour offers), and Affiliate Beauty Bags (available to anyone who happens upon an affiliate post).

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UltaMate Rewards Perks 2019

Every time I see a new UltaMate Rewards Perk in 2019, I will update this article. These are special offers that are only available for UltaMate members. Anyone can shop Ulta without a rewards account, but this article will go over some of the benefits of membership. Platinum and Diamond Perks get tracked separately. I list the offer in the lowest tier that qualifies, so they will see some offers that apply to them here. That is the best way to see the differences between the tiers. This is a tracking article, so we can look at past offers to predict future ones. I do not remove old offers, so look at the offer dates before trying any. They get posted in reverse chronological order, so only the ones on top are ever recent.

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Ulta Beauty Diamond Perks – 2019 Rewards Offers

Every time I see a new Diamond Perk in 2019, I will update this article. These are special offers that are only available for Diamond members. A Diamond member spends at least $1200 a year to maintain status. Any offer open to Platinum and Diamond members is only mentioned in the Platinum Perks article. That is the best way to see the differences between the tiers. This is a tracking article, so we can look at past offers to predict future ones. I do not remove old offers, so look at the offer dates before trying any. They get posted in reverse chronological order, so only the ones on top are ever recent. If you are a Platinum or Diamond member who did not receive emails on these promotions, you might have email issues. Contact Ulta if this problem persists. Diamond Beauty Bag offers get tracked separately, but I do briefly mention them below.

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Ulta Beauty Platinum Perks – 2019 Rewards Offers

Every time I see a new Ulta Beauty Platinum Perk in 2019, I will update this article. These are special offers that are only available for Platinum and Diamond members. An offer that is open to multiple tiers only gets listed in the article for the lowest tier that qualifies, so things available to Platinum and Diamond members will only get listed in this article. Offers that are exclusive to Diamond members offers get tracked separately. This is a tracking article, so we can look at past offers to predict future ones. I do not remove old offers, so look at the offer dates before trying any. They get posted in reverse chronological order, so only the ones on top are ever recent. If you are a Platinum or Diamond member who did not receive emails on these promotions, you might have email issues. Contact Ulta to reset your emails if this problem persists.

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Ulta Beauty Bag Affiliate Gift With Purchase Offers 2019

Ulta releases so many beauty bags during the year that I split up the 2019 beauty bag articles into Affiliate Beauty Bags (available to anyone who happens upon an affiliate post), Ulta Beauty Collection Beauty BagsGeneral Beauty Bags (listed in the GWP section), Diamond Perk Beauty Bags (available to Diamond members), Platinum Perk Beauty Bags (available to Platinum and Diamond members), and Beauty Breaks (4-6 hour offers). There are also targeted GWP Coupons (I receive on my account and share). This article covers affiliate offers, which are only advertised by affiliates. Whenever Ulta emails me an offer in advance, it is difficult to know if it is an affiliate exclusive or a general offer. I typically list advance offers in the general offers article and move them over to this affiliate exclusive article once I confirm they are not searchable on the website.

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Ulta Beauty Break Schedule and 2019 Offers

Is it time for an Ulta Beauty Break? Every time Ulta releases a Beauty Break in 2019, I will update this article. Ulta released 61 Beauty Breaks in 2018. View that article to see when they released or what they were if you are trying to predict the next release for a similar period in 2019. That brought us to an average of 1.17 a week. I do not know what the Beauty Breaks are in advance, so this article is only for tracking. Subscribe to Ulta emails to make sure you get notified directly. Beauty Breaks get posted in reverse chronological order. Look at the date and time before trying it, because it will not work if the offer expired. Add the Beauty Break to your cart along with a qualifying purchase, and the cost should drop to zero. Popular Beauty Breaks are known to run out of inventory before the window expires.

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Ulta Beauty 2019 General and Targeted Dollar Off Coupons to Save $5, $10, $15, and $20

Ulta sends dollar off coupons. Some are targeted and others are general. Targeted codes are almost always unique, so they can only be used one time. The general codes, which are available almost all year, are multi-use. Every time I see an offer in 2019, I will update this article. For the targeted offers, you may receive offers I do not. That means this is not a comprehensive list of all offers, just the ones I’ve received. Those looking for even more details on Ulta coupon should read Everything You Need to Know About Ulta Coupons.

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Ulta Multipliers for 2019 Brand, Services, and Product Specific 5X Points Offers

Every time Ulta Beauty sends me 5x points multipliers for specific brands, products, and services in 2019, I will update this article. Bonus Points and offers for 5x points on anything get tracked separately. These point multipliers combine with other offers. See my article on Earning and Redeeming Points for more details on how they combine. If you do not receive an email on this promotion, remember to check My Bonus Offers inside My Rewards. You can activate offers from there (or the email, if you receive one). Most 5x points offers are targeted and only redeemable by those who activate them. Activate your offers before you shop. It is a good idea to check there anytime you place an order, because I’ve found offers I did not get an email for in there.

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