There’s one place to shop for all your beauty needs…Ulta! Here are 25 of the BEST Ulta Hacks & Shopping Tips to Save Money on Your Favorite Brands! You will not believe all the ways that you can save!
Ulta has some great sales on makeup, beauty product deals, hair care deals, and so much more. Plus, Ulta has a fantastic selection of body care items and perfumes. We find incredible deals during the holidays but they have awesome sales throughout the year! The good news? You don’t have to wait for a sale if your know these tips to help you save.
The Ultamate Rewards Program is your first stop for savings! It offers you points for every dollar you spend! To sign up, you will have to use your email. Make sure you are checking those emails because they contain coupons and bonus promotions! The Ultamate Rewards Program is a tiered system so if you spend more than a certain amount of money at Ulta each year, you can actually earn reward points even faster!
The way Ulta’s tier program works is you move to a different status based on how much you spend per year. Then you will earn points for every dollar spent. Bronze earns 1 point for every $1 spent. Platinum is 1.25 points for every $1 spent. And Diamond earns 1.5 for every dollar spent. If you are a Platinum or Diamond Member then you will receive emails about how to earn even more points. Certain products qualify for 2x, 3x, 4x 5x, 6x, 7x, and up to 10x the points! You can always check your Ulta App to check your points.
Like I was saying above, you can earn Bonus Offers on certain products and brands! Ulta will send emails out saying there is a Bonus Offer on this product. You can click “My Bonus offers” in your Ultamate Rewards account to view the offers. The recurring theme here is CHECK your emails!
Don’t forget to download the Ulta App! They have a pretty great app that will help find all your favorite products. From the app, you can track your rewards and take advantage of the $3.50 coupon when you spend $15! Find the Ulta app for iOS or Android and start saving today!
If you are like me, then you like discounts and freebies but you are trying to keep your inbox empty. Ulta is one email that you do not want to unsubscribe from. They are going to send emails that have coupons and ways you can earn even more points! I know it can be email overload but Ulta is one you should be checking!
It really is better to save up your point and spend them on something big! So if you have 1000 points that’s $50 off but if you have 2000 points, that’s $125 off. Just doubling those points gives you an extra $25 off! Be patient and you will be rewarded! Keep in mind, if you are a Platinum or Diamond member then your points never expire.
Have you used the Ulta Salon? They’re more than just a hair salon. You can find services for your skin and brows too! Again, check your emails because they will send out 5x point offers several times per year! That means you will be earning 5x the points on your salon service! You’re getting those services done anyway so you might as well earn points on them!
While we talking about the salon, did you know that when you refer a friend to the Ulta salon, you will both earn $15 off? They can take advantage of $15 off on any salon service and so can you!
9. Some Major Brand Excluded from Coupon
Ulta’s coupon policy excludes prestige brands of cosmetics, skincare, haircare, and nail from most of its coupons. That’s a bummer but we don’t want you to get caught off guard. Prestige includes brands like Urban Decay, Kylie. Too Faced, Tarte and more. Click here to see all the Excluded Brands from Ulta Beauty coupons and promotions.
If you don’t have a coupon but are looking for a deal, then you really need to check the Buy More Save More sale! Some of the deals are online only so you will want to check periodically. Recent deals included Sugar Rush by Tarte deluxe minis 5 for $25!! Online Only Indeed Labs Buy 1 Get 1 50% off! Click here to find Ulta Buy More Save More deals!
One of my favorite things about shopping at Ulta is the Free Gift with Purchase offer! They always have deals where you can score a free gift. Recently, they had this offer: Free All About Clean Liquid Facial Soap deluxe sample with a $35 brand purchase. That’s an online-only offer but they will have in-store offers too.
While we’re talking about my favorite subject…FREE…did you know that when you place your order online, you will be asked to choose from the sample category at checkout? You can also get those freebies when you are shopping in-store. So when you are done shopping just ask the cashier if they have any samples available and give them a smile. The generous associate can hook you up!
Take advantage of your FREE Birthday gift during your birthday month at Ulta! Check your email and grab the scannable code that is good up to 30 days after your birthday. The gift is usually a travel-sized product. Plus, you will also earn 2x points during your birthday month! Double the points is definitely a perk I look forward to!
You do not want to miss the 21 Days of Beauty Sale that happens twice a year at Ulta! Catch this sale in the spring and in the fall. Wait for this sale and grab makeup, skincare, haircare and bath products on sale for up to 50% off! If you have Platinum and Diamond status you will get featured beauty steals shipped for free!
15. Add the Jumbo Love Events to Your Calander
One way to really save is planning to stock up on hair cair products during the Jumbo Love Event! This event starts in late December and runs through January. You can save up to 50% off jumbo-sized shampoo and conditioners. They will also have deals like buy 2 get the 3rd FREE! It really is worth it to stock up during this sale and you will be set for the rest of the year!
One more sale that you will want to keep an eye on is the Gorgeous Hair Event! This semi-annual sale takes place during the spring and again in the fall. This is the time to save on Chi, Matrix Biolage, and more! They will be up to 50% off. Needing some new styling products or hair tools? Grab them during the Gorgeous Hair Event!
The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale at Ulta is always full of fantastic savings! You will find amazing deals on makeup and beauty products. This is always an anticipated sale for our readers! The key is to shop early for the best selection. Make sure you follow us and we will keep you posted with the best deals.
I love the return policy at Ulta! So you found a product that you thought was going to be perfect for you. After using it a few times, you decide it’s not quite what you want. Ulta allows you to return a product within 60 days of purchasing for a full refund! Keep in mind that there needs to be 80% of the product left.
You know we love the free gift with purchase but what happens if you decide to return the product? The Ulta policy is that you can keep the free gift that came with it!
There aren’t many stores that do this but Ulta applies the coupon discount after you reach the minimum spend amount. Why is that a big deal? Say there is a free gift if you spend $30 but you also have your $3.50 coupon. Most stores are going to apply the coupon to the $30 first but not Ulta. They are going to accept the $30 minimum, give you the free gift, then discount the $3.50 coupon! This keeps you from buying that cheap add-on that you didn’t really need but added it to get the free gift.
You know we love stacking coupons! Ulta has a variety of both prestige beauty products and drugstore brands. Check with your local Ulta and see if they will accept manufacturer coupons and then stack it with your $3.50 off $15 Ulta Coupon. Most store will accept manufacturer coupons so this really helps you to save!
Make sure you slide over the clearance section at your local Ulta. It’s going to be located near the middle of the store and then another one near the back of the store. You can also use manufacturer coupons on clearance items! Score!
We love Ulta’s Beauty Breaks that usually feature Gift with Purchase deals. You will have to move fast on these deals. They’re usually available for either 4 or 6-hour windows. These take place on Wednesdays between 10 am-4 pm. Plan to spend a minimum amount on specific brand purchases. Don’t forget to check your emails. Ulta will send notifications before each Beauty Break goes live!
Have you been using the Ibotta App? We shared how to shop using the Ibotta App and how you can earn cash back and other freebies! Make sure you are using it every time you shop at Ulta. You should get into the habit of using Ibotta and earn cash back!
One of the best ways to stay up to date with all the Ulta Sale and Coupons is to stay connected to Passion for Savings! We are constantly updating the best deals at Ulta to help you save the most on all your beauty needs! Subscribe to our email, follow us on social media, and download our app for the latest Ulta deals!
What are your favorite shopping tips at Ulta? Let us know in the comments!