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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 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 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 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 2019 General Beauty Bag Offers and Free Gifts With Purchase

Ulta releases so many beauty bags during the year that I split up the 2019 beauty bag articles into General Beauty Bags (listed in the GWP section), Affiliate Beauty Bags (available to anyone who happens upon an affiliate post), Ulta Beauty Collection Beauty BagsDiamond 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). Every time I see a general beauty bag or GWP offer in 2019, I will update this article. These beauty bags are gifts with a minimum purchase. Bags initially carry a charge for the GWP minimum. Add the bag and a qualifying purchase to your account while the offer is active, and the cost for the bag should reduce to zero. The gift with purchase minimum is based on the subtotal, so you should still qualify for the gift if your total dips below the minimum after a coupon gets applied.

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Ulta Diamond Perk Beauty Bag GWP Offers

Ulta releases so many beauty bags during the year that I split up the 2019 beauty bag articles into Diamond Perk Beauty Bags (available to Diamond members), General Beauty Bags (listed in the GWP section), Affiliate Beauty Bags (available to anyone who happens upon an affiliate post), Ulta Beauty Collection Beauty BagsPlatinum 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). Every time I see a Diamond Perk beauty bag though 2019, I will update this article. This bag full of deluxe and full-sized items is usually available with a $125 to $175 purchase. Platinum Beauty Bags release four times a year, but these Diamond Bags may release less often even once the program has a full year under its belt. Whenever I redeem one, I will write a separate article and link it to the offer below. Other Diamond Perks tracked in a different article. Sign into your Diamond account, add the bag, purchase enough products to reach the minimum threshold for the bag, and the cost of the bag will drop to zero.

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Free 13 Piece Gift With a $19.50 Ulta Beauty Collection Purchase – Beauty Bag Review

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Anyone spending over $19.50 on select items from the Ulta Beauty Collection gets a free GWP, a beauty bag. The Ulta 10x Points Event for Platinum and Diamond Appreciation wraps tonight. There are a lot of items included this year, including all Ulta Beauty Collection products. Though this bag is valid (while supplies last) from 07/29/18 through 08/25/18, this is the perfect day to pick it up. Of course, you can always grab it through Saturday if you see this after the 20th or cannot take part in the Platinum and Diamond Appreciation Event.

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Review of the Free 14-Piece Gift Bag With a $19.50 Ulta Beauty Makeup, Brushes, Beauty tools, or Skincare Purchase

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There is a free Ulta Beauty Collection 14-Piece Gift With a $19.50 Ulta Beauty Makeup, Brushes, Beauty tools, or Skincare Purchase. I picked this up yesterday and wanted to review it while it is still available. It was set to expire on the 10th but got pushed back to the 17th. This has been available since February 18th. One of the things I like about exploring the Ulta brand is there is almost always a GWP or BOGO offer to sweeten the deal. Admittedly, I usually take advantage of the BOGO deals more than the GWP offers. I am still discovering the makeup products from this brand, but some of the bath and body products are nice. To try more makeup from this line, I think it is better to purchase the items I know I want for full-price and try items I am unsure about in a GWP. Buy 2, Get 2 free on the bath collection (excludes hand soaps) runs 03/11/18 through 03/17/18. For other offers, view the Buy More, Get More article.

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Ulta February 2018 Platinum Perk GWP Beauty Bag Review

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I track all Platinum Beauty Bag offers, but I also review the ones I redeem. This is a review of the February 2018 bag, which is still available for free to Platinum and Diamond members with a $150 online purchase. While the beauty bags include mostly deluxe samples, they do at times include full-size items and foils. There are no foils in this one, but there are 4 full-size items. Ulta claims this has a $276 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.

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Ulta Beauty Bag Affiliate Gift With Purchase Offers 2018

See the 2019 Affiliate GWP bags, and all Ulta Beauty Promotions, Deals, Coupons, GWP, Sales, and Events.


Ulta releases so many beauty bags during the year that I split up the articles into General offers (those available to anyone), Platinum offers (those available to Platinum and Diamond members), Beauty Breaks, and Affiliate offers (those available to anyone who happens upon an affiliate post). There is also an article for individual products available with any purchase. Affiliate offers are usually only advertised by affiliates so they are not searchable on the Ulta website. When offers get announced to affiliates in advance, it is difficult to know if it is an affiliate exclusive or a general offer Ulta is letting us know about early. Unless Ulta forbids me from listing an affiliate offer in advance (that happens sometimes), I will list them here as soon as I see them. Once they release, I will move them to the general article if they are searchable on the site. This means you may happen upon an offer that is not live. Check the valid dates before adding it to your cart. Those who add it before the period starts or after the period ends will not get the cost of their bag deducted.

These beauty bags are gifts with a minimum purchase. Although the shipping minimum goes off the final pre-tax total, the GWP minimum goes off the subtotal. That means if you find a coupon or discounted item that lowers the final total, it will also lower your GWP buy-in. Every bag has a charge for the purchase minimum so a bag with a $60 purchase minimum will post with a $60 charge. The total for the bag will drop to zero once you have a qualifying purchase loaded into the cart. If your cart should qualify but the total does not drop to zero, the offer expired or is not active yet. Ulta will give you the bag, but it will charge you the purchase minimum for the bag. This means a bag with a $60 purchase minimum will charge you $60 when the free offer is not active no matter what other items are in your cart. Any bag I redeem will include a link to the review next to the post.

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Ulta Platinum Perk Beauty Bag GWP Offers 2018

See the 2019 Platinum Perk Beauty Bag offers, and all 2019 Ulta Beauty Promotions, Deals, Coupons, GWP, Sales, and Events.


There is a new Platinum Beauty Bag today. Every time Ulta puts out a Platinum Beauty Bag in 2018, I will update this article. A Platinum Beauty bag is a gift with purchase only available to Platinum or Diamond members. This bag full of deluxe and full-sized items is usually available with a $125 or $150 purchase. The bag (which will be different each time) gets released 3-4 times per year. Whenever I redeem one, I will write a separate article and link it to the offer below. Since I did not write a 2017 article, I am listing the 2017 offers below. Tracking when the 2017 offers arrived helps paint a picture of when the 2018 offers may arrive, because they are usually not far off each year. Other Platinum Perks tracked in a different article. Sign into your Platinum account, add the bag, purchase enough products to reach the minimum threshold for the bag, and the cost of the bag will drop to zero.

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General Ulta Beauty Bag Gift With Purchase Offers 2018

See 2019 General Beauty Bags and all 2019 Ulta Beauty Promotions, Deals, Coupons, GWP, Sales, and Events.


Ulta releases so many beauty bags during the year that I split up the 2018 articles into General offers (those available to anyone), Diamond offers (those available to Diamond members, Platinum offers (those available to Platinum and Diamond members), Beauty Breaks, and Affiliate offers (those available to anyone who happens upon an affiliate post). There are also offers for individual gifts with any purchase. This article will cover the general offers. Others are linked above. These beauty bags are gifts with a minimum purchase. Although the shipping minimum goes off the final pre-tax total, the GWP minimum goes off the subtotal. That means if you find a coupon or discounted item that lowers the final total, it will also lower your GWP buy-in. Add the bag to your cart and it will show the purchase minimum as the cost for the bag.

The total for the bag will drop to zero once you have a qualifying purchase loaded into the cart so play around with it. If your cart should qualify but the total does not drop to zero, the offer expired. Ulta will give you the bag, but it will charge you the purchase minimum for the bag. This means a bag with a $60 purchase minimum will charge you $60 after the free offer expires no matter what other items are in your cart. Remember to remove the bag (for expired offers) before checking out or it will charge you. Any bag I redeem will include a link to the review next to the post. There are a number of brand specific gifts, but this only covers beauty bag offers that are available with any Ulta.com purchase.

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General Ulta Beauty Bag Gift With Purchase Offers 2017

See General 2018 Beauty Bag Offers.

I track all Ulta offers. Ulta releases so many beauty bags during the year that I plan to split up the articles into General offers (those available to anyone), Platinum offers (those available to Platinum members), and Affiliate offers (those available to anyone who happens upon an affiliate post). This article will cover the general offers, but I will link the Platinum offers (as soon as it is ready). These beauty bags are gifts with a minimum purchase. Although the shipping minimum goes off the final pre-tax total, the GWP minimum goes off the subtotal. That means if you find a coupon or discounted item that lowers the final total, it will also lover your GWP buy-in. Every bag has an initial cost for the purchase minimum, so a bag with a $60 purchase minimum will post with a $60 charge.

The total for the bag will drop to zero once you have a qualifying purchase loaded into the cart, so play around with it. If your cart should qualify but the total does not drop to zero, the offer expired. Ulta will give you the bag, but it will charge you the purchase minimum for the bag. This means a bag with a $60 purchase minimum will charge you $60 after the free offer expires no matter what other items are in your cart. Remember to remove the bag (for expired offers) before checking out or it will charge you. Any bag I redeem will include a link to the review next to the post. There are a number of brand specific gifts, but this only covers beauty bag offers that are available with any Ulta.com purchase.

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Ulta Bonus Points Offers and a GWP

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See 2018 Bonus Point Offers.

Ulta Bonus Points is a promotion that assigns a flat number of points with a specified purchase. These are targeted offers, so some accounts will not receive them at all. If you do not receive an email on this promotion, remember to check My Bonus Offers inside My Rewards. It is a good idea to check there anytime you see someone receive an offer you did not. There is always a chance your email had trouble coming through. For those who receive these bonus offer promotions, the amounts will always vary.

Some people get less bonus points, but they have a smaller buy-in. Others may get more bonus points, but they have a higher buy-in. Occasionally, there are people who get less bonus points for the same buy-in, but this is less common. The general rule is people get different offers based on account history. I’m guessing people who spend more throughout the year get the higher buy-ins with better bonus offers, but these offers are not an exact science. Free shipping is also reduced to $35, so those with a buy-in under $50 can still get free shipping with their bonus points. I did see a buy-in for $30, so they should add an extra $5 for free shipping (considering shipping costs $5.95).

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Ulta Double GWP Bag Available AGAIN!

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Ulta had two gift with purchase bags available at the same time a little over two weeks ago. There are two completely different bags available now. The first is one I’ve already covered in this article, where I go over all the Beauty Breaks for this month, but I will post the details again below. That is the bag that popped up days ago where you have to either select the gold or blue option. Another bag is only available today, and this one has a targeted purchase. I did link the new bag to this article, where I go over all the deals for the Gorgeous Hair Event, but I will post the details again below. It does have a lower buy-in though. General GWP offers that combine with these bags are also available, so those who order quickly can get 4 gifts with purchase.

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Ulta Double GWP Bag Available Now with a $75 Purchase and 5X Points on It Brushes for Ulta

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See 2018 5x Points Offers.

Ulta is my favorite place for deal stacking, because when it rains it pours. I already had some It Brushes for Ulta items in my cart, because I received a 5x points offer that expires on 10/01/16. Everyone receives different multipliers, but check the My Rewards section of your online account to see which ones you’ve received. My account also has 5x points for Too Faced. An affiliate exclusive bag released on the 27th, but it did not start working until today. That is probably for the best, because another exclusive bag released today as well.

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush, Free 24 Piece Beauty Bag Platinum Perk, Another Best of Becca Set, and More With a 2000 Point Redemption

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The Fall 21 Days of Beauty is in full swing. Read my overview for tips on the sale. Ulta offered a 24 piece Beauty Bag as a Platinum Perk with a $125 purchase. This is not a common offer during a major promotion, like the Days of Beauty. These monster bags are more common when Ulta actually needs to push us into an order. There is no expiration date listed on this offer, so it is available while supplies last. I had a few (dreaded full price) items I’ve been waiting to purchase. Since I wanted to get this bag, I decided to get them with some steals I was going to get anyway. It also helps that I redeemed 2000 points for a $125 credit, so I did not pay full price on anything.

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Ulta Free 20 Piece Beauty Bag With a $60 Purchase

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While we wait on our 10x points hauls and wait for the Fall 21 Days of Beauty to start on the 4th, Ulta decided to give us another reason to place orders. There is a 20-piece Beauty Bag available with a $60 purchase starting now. It is available through the August 30th, if it lasts that long. Check my Ulta page for ideas on what to order with this.

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Ulta 10x Points 2016 For Platinum Appreciation Day Today Only!

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The 2017 event took place on 08/21/17. A special mini 10x points event took place in early November 2017.

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Every year Platinum members at Ulta get a one day event where select items are available for 10x points. Yes, this combines with any other multipliers you may have. Read my Ulta page for the rules on combining multipliers (if you’re lucky enough to have more than one). This event is always at the end of August and has not included every item sold at Ulta since 2014. In 2015, the event only included select items. It landed on Monday, August 24th. Ulta is on central time, so it officially started 08/23/15 at 10pm PST.

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There is a dedicated link this year for the promotion, so no one has to wait for their email in the morning or play hours of trial and error to see which items get 10x points. The event offers free shipping and although it was not actually working in the early hours of the sale, I noticed it started working around 10am PST.

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Ulta Gift Bag with $25 Purchase (GWP) 040316 through 040916 Combines with 20% off or $15 off $50

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If you’re as sad as I am that the 21 Days of Beauty wrapped at Ulta yesterday, I have a little consolation. Ulta released a variety Beauty Bag of samples with a $25 purchase. It has a $54 value. This is effective today through 04/09/16 or while supplies last. Platinum members should also have a 20% off coupon to use toward prestige items with limited exclusions through 04/09/16. Some UltaMate members reported receiving a $15 off $50 coupon this morning. Others received a 20% off certain brands and 10% off prestige. All three offers combine with this bag.

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Ulta Love Your Hair Event and a Free 18 Piece Beauty Bag

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2016 Event- The Gorgeous Hair Event for Spring 2016 is May 8th-28th.

Now that the 21 Days of Beauty at Ulta wrapped, what can you look forward to at Ulta? The Love Your Hair Event is to hair what the 21 Days of Beauty is to makeup and skincare. Those new to Ulta may have noticed there were no amazing hair products included in the 21 Days of Beauty. That is because it gets an event all its own. Hair is big in Texas and twice a year at Ulta (May and October). Last year, it ran from October 5th-25th, so the dates will probably be similar this year. Most steals posted in the special section of the Ulta site, so be sure to study it to plan your purchases.

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Ulta Free 16 Piece Beauty Bag

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My makeup obsession reached a point where my the two train cases I owned were not cutting it for active makeup. I have buckets for backup items, but I like to store active ones as neatly as possible. The solution was to get a new train case. Of course, one new train case barely cracked the surface, so I ordered a fourth one two days later. Now, I happily have one of just lippies, one of face products, one of eye products, and one of mixed products (which has some carryover eye products).

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