My September 2019 Diamond Beauty Bag review is ready. I track all Diamond Perks Beauty Bag offers, but I like to review the ones I redeem. Sometimes, I don’t care too much for the bag and other times I do not have the budget for the bag. This is a bag where I had the budget and liked the items based on the preview, so my review will cover whether I think it is worth the $175 buy-in now that it is here. It is no longer available, but it was out-of-stock before I even received it. Ulta claims this has a $356 value. Whenever there are errors in Ulta’s list (as there are here), I will only correct them in review articles (like this one). The tracking article will always have Ulta’s original list.
Ulta Beauty teams up with the Breast Cancer Foundation every October by offering a Gorgeous Way to Give. This year, Cut For a Cause joins the lineup of products and events at Ulta in support of the foundation. There are many ways to give, but you can also score great deals while giving back thanks to the generosity of Ulta. Other brands generously step up to offer limited edition items for the cause that have the same cosy year-round, but donates on your behalf for every purchase you make.
The Ulta Beauty Fall Haul Event is back in 2019, and it gets bigger every year. This year, we get two weeks to shop, so it is time to stock up on everyday faves. Unlike the Fall 2019 21 Days of Beauty and the Fall 2019 Gorgeous Hair Event which sandwich this event, we get plenty of drugstore deals with the Fall Haul Event. Week one runs from September 22nd through September 28th, and week two runs from September 29th through October 5th. Items are up to 50% off on makeup, skincare, haircare, and bath. Most items are 30-40% off. While the Fall Haul Event is essentially a long list of Hot Buys, I am keeping those separate for tracking purposes. Some of these deals are the best I’ve seen all year, even though drugstore items go on sale all year via the Buy More, Save More options.
The Ulta Beauty Gorgeous Hair Event Fall 2019 runs from Sunday, October 6th through Saturday, October 26th. This semi-annual event takes place every spring starting in May and every fall usually starting in October. We usually get an October start, but we did get a September start last year. It is a 21-day event where hair products from mostly high-end brands get discounted up to 50% off for one day only. This twice a year Gorgeous Hair Event has steals for all things hair (shampoo, conditioner, styling, tools, and much more). There are also specials that run throughout the event. These steals and Hot Buys get highlighted in the catalog and the special event page. While some jumbo haircare makes this event, deals in the Jumbo Love Event are typically better.
The major 10x points event for Diamond and Platinum Appreciation will take place on Monday, August 19th. It always takes place on the third or fourth Monday of August. Select items get 10x points one-day only. Everything excluded from 10x points gets 5x points. Diamond and Platinum members get free shipping on every purchase for this event. Platinum members always get a 0.25x bonus multiplier, so they get 10.25x points. Diamond members always get a 0.5x bonus, so they get 10.5x points. Ulta Beauty runs on Central time, so the deals run from 10pm – 9:59pm for those of us on the West Coast. Get ready to shop to on Sunday night, because a lot of the better deals will be gone by the time you wake up Monday morning. Very few deals get leaked ahead of time for this promotion, so we never really know what is included until the event link goes live.
Ulta Beauty is hosting an event for the 2019 National Grooming Day on August 16th. This is just ahead of the 10x Points event that will take place this month. For one day only, so Friday, August 16th, shop National Grooming Day. It will feature deals geared toward men. These deals are up to 50% off. Some are 30% off. Most are 40% off. The last men’s event was a little over two months ago, so we are getting more opportunities than ever to get deals on grooming products at Ulta. Yes, the Fall 21 Days of Beauty event is less than a month away, so Ulta is not giving our wallets a break at all for the foreseeable future.
The Ulta Beauty Fall 2019 21 Days of Beauty will run from September 1st through September 21st. Ulta surprised us with a bonus day on the 22nd, so it was a 22-day event this time. 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 there are 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 ship free for Platinum and Diamond members. They ship free with a $50 purchase for UltaMate members.
The 2019 Ulta Beauty Forever Fabulous Sale takes place on August 7th this year. This is just ahead of the 10x Points event that will take place this month. For one day only, so Wednesday, August 7th, shop the Forever Fabulous Sale. It will have hundreds of deals on drugstore and high-end brands. The deals are on products from makeup, skincare, hair, fragrance, and more. These deals are up to 50% off. Most are at least 30% off. Some drugstore brands are offering 30%, 40%, or 50% off the entire line. Yes, the Fall 21 Days of Beauty event is only a month away, so Ulta is not giving our wallets a break at all for the foreseeable future.
Everyday the nation celebrates something. Today is National Lipstick Day and no store has an event as big as the one at Ulta Beauty. The best thing about events at Ulta is it usually does things on a bigger scale. While there are some offers that are only available today, others started yesterday and run through August 3rd. It’s helpful for those of us who cannot remember the specific day we celebrate events like National Lipstick Day when the deals span across more than one day.
A new 2019 Ulta Beauty Stars Event for Foundation, Favorite Products Picked For You starts today, July18th and runs through Saturday, June 20th. The point multiplier for this event is based on rewards level. UltaMate members get 5x points, Platinum members get 6x points, and Diamond members get 7x points. This is the second event with that specific point format, so I think we will see more that resemble this in the future. Members with this offer who purchase any of the 450 foundation offers in the event will get 5x, 6x, or 7x points for those products. It’s not the biggest selection of products, but it is nice to see an increase in these mini events. See the article for all 5x, 7x points offers for other times Diamond members got 7x points. As this is the seventh Beauty Stars event of 2019 and the year is barely more than half over, I think we have more surprise events on the horizon.
The first ever Ulta Beauty Primer Days Event starts today, Sunday, July 14th and runs through tomorrow, Monday, July 15th. This mini event brings up to 50% off select primers, a primer sampler as a GWP (to better arm you for purchase decisions at subsequent Primer events), and plenty of primers as the free gift for specific brand purchases. Because I love a good pun, I love the ad campaign that this delivers prime(r) offers for up to 50% off. Ulta even got a jump on Amazon Prime Day (which starts tomorrow). Whoever came up with this idea deserves a raise, although the Amazon execs might not find it as funny as I did. Get your Prime offers from Amazon and your primer offers from Ulta.
After I review my Empty Products, I take extra time to go over the standouts. It is a round-up for the best of the best. Only products that seem like they’re made for me make FabuFind status, so there are a lot of items I love that never make it. These are items I would repurchase, even without a deal. Items I am loving but cannot finish any time soon make it into my Core Collection (favorites). To eventually spotlight all FabuFinds, I will never repeat items already mentioned in a past article. That does not mean they lost their magic. An item not spotlighted in a past Empties article may get promoted as I try it more and fall deeper in love. If something gets demoted from FabuFind status (formula changes, skin changes, finding something better, etc), I will note the change in the original article I mentioned it in. There are five products I consider FabuFinds in my Spring 2019 Empties that I have not discussed yet.
The online only Ulta Beauty 2019 Summer Sale runs from June 30th through July 5th. This is also known as the Ulta Beauty Fourth of July Sale, because it is always running on July 4th. With 6 days in 2019, it is the longest the event has ever ran. This event included 1641 products last year, but it almost doubled to 2963 products for 2019. It gets bigger every year! Speaking of bigger events, the liter sale starts June 30th, so you can mix and match items to meet the free shipping minimum. That minimum gets reduced to $35 during the Ulta Beauty Summer Sale. This event places hundreds of items from drugstore and prestige brands on sale in three price categories: Under $10, Under $20, and Under $30. Many of these items get discounted up to 50% off making some of these deals more valuable than steals offered in larger events.
The Ulta Beauty Summer 2019 Jumbo Love Event (the Liter Sale) will run from Sunday, June 30th through Saturday, July 27th, so it is almost time to stock up on jumbo haircare. Expect it to repeat from December through January, because this is a semi-annual event. With this twice a year event, you get the lowest prices of the season on jumbo sizes of shampoo, conditioner, and more. Unlike the Gorgeous Hair Event, which starts in May and then again in October, this event does not have a daily steal format. Most deals are available from day one of the sale and stay available until inventory runs out or the event ends, whichever comes first. Because of this, the online link for the sale is not as advanced as it is for other events.
A new 2019 Ulta Beauty Stars Event for Suncare, Favorite Products Picked For You starts today, June 15th and runs through Monday, June 17th. The point multiplier for this event is based on rewards level. UltaMate members get 5x points, Platinum members get 6x points, and Diamond members get 7x points. This is the first event with that specific point format. Members with this offer who purchase any of the 44 suncare offers in the event will get 5x, 6x, or 7x points for those products. It’s not the biggest selection of products, but it is nice to see a suncare event to kick off the summer. See the article for all 5x, 7x points offers for other times Diamond members got 7x points. As this is the sixth Beauty Stars event of 2019 and the year is less than half over, I think we have more surprise events on the horizon.
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 this 5x Points, 6x Points, 7x Points 2019 Ulta Beauty Stars Event Suncare lines up with others on the calendar. You can also visit my Ulta retailer page to see active and upcoming offers of all types.
All members must activate the offer from their email or the My Rewards section of their online account.
Diamond members get 7x points on the 44 products included in the Beauty Stars Event.
Neither of my boys received the offer on their regular account, so only select UltaMate members received 5x points. I am guessing most Platinum members got 6x points.
Featured Products in the June 2019 5x Points, 6x Points, 7x Points Ulta Beauty Stars Event Suncare Products Picked For You
The June 2019 5x, 6x, 7x Points Ulta Beauty Stars Event Suncare Products Picked For You is sunscreen heavy. It is a great time to stock up, because most of us probably do not use as much as we should. Prevention is always better than after care. I like that this is a mixture of drugstore and high-end brands. For my face, I usually opt for high-end, but I prefer drugstore on my body. Got to save where I can.
What are your thoughts on the 5x, 6x, 7x Points Ulta Beauty Stars Event Suncare Products Picked For You? 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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My June 2019 Platinum Beauty Bag review is ready. I track all Platinum Beauty Bag offers, but I like to review the ones I redeem. Sometimes, I don’t care too much for the bag and other times I do not have the budget for the bag. This is a bag where I had the budget and liked the items based on the preview, so my review will cover whether I think it is worth the $150 buy-in now that it is here. It is still available, so I hope my review helps some of you who are on the fence about picking it up. The recent Diamond Beauty Bag did not interest me at all, so I did not grab that one. Ulta claims this has a $262 value. Whenever there are errors in Ulta’s list (as there are here), I will only correct them in review articles (like this one). The tracking article will always have Ulta’s original list.
A new promotion for 2019 at Ulta Beauty is The Men’s Event. This promotion gives up to 50% off select products for men. Some products get discounted throughout the event and others get discounted for one day only. It runs from June 4th through June 11th and is designed to Refresh His Routine. The idea is to purchase gifts to celebrate and elevate his look. Father’s Day is on the 16th. With the notoriously slow shipping at Ulta, I would shop as close to the beginning of the event as possible. Those who shop on the 11th may not receive their packages on time.
The 2019 Ulta Beauty Summer Splash launches Friday. This is a new promotion where Ulta will offer a new treat every Friday. Friday Summer Hours offers start every Friday at 10am PST and are available that day while supplies last. It is an online only gift. I will update this article every Friday when the new treat is offered, so I should have a list of everything by the end of the summer. Offers are only available the day they release.
A new 2019 Ulta Beauty Stars Event for Women Founded Brands We Love starts today, Friday, May 17th and runs through Monday, May 20th. This overlaps the Spring Gorgeous Hair Event, which runs through June 1st. 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 775 beauty products included in the Ulta Beauty Stars Women Founded Brands We Love Event. It is the fourth Beauty Star event of 2019, which is one more than we received in 2018. That means we get more of these mini Beauty Stars events between major events.
The Ulta Beauty Spring 2019 Gorgeous Hair Event will run from Sunday, May 12th through Saturday, June 1st. We see a Mother’s Day start each year, so this year is right on schedule. This semi-annual event takes place every spring starting in May and every fall usually starting in October. It is a 21-day event where hair products from mostly high-end brands get discounted up to 50% off for one day only. This twice a year Gorgeous Hair Event has steals for all things hair (shampoo, conditioner, styling, tools, and much more). There are also specials that run throughout the event. These steals and Hot Buys get highlighted in the catalog and the special event page. While some jumbo haircare makes this event, deals in the Jumbo Love Event are typically better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. I am also including Beauty Stars Events where UltaMate members get 5x points, Platinum members get 6x points, and Diamond members get 7x points in 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.