Saving money at Ulta Beauty is really easy! You just have to be aware of a few things. All of Ulta Beauty’s official policies can be found over here. And all of the deals we spot for Ulta Beauty are over here. We watch all of the best deals and sales at Ulta Beauty and post them regularly.
Ulta Beauty Coupons
There is always an Ulta Beauty store coupon available that you can use in-store or online. Check the Ulta.com home page or your current ad. You can always print out a current coupon from Ulta.com to use in-store. The coupon is most often good for $3.50 off a $10 purchase. There are exclusions for most of the store coupons. There are occasionally better coupons if you can catch them! Sometimes there will be $5 off $10, $5 of $15, or 20% off coupon. And sometimes there are 20% off coupons that are also good on prestige cosmetics! These are rare and you have a better chance of getting your hands on one if you belong to Ultamate Rewards. These come more often in emails or a postcard via USPS.
You can also use manufacturer’s coupons at Ulta Beauty! And you can stack them with the store coupon and Ultamate Rewards points! Note that there is currently not an official store-wide coupon policy and Ulta Beauty advises you to contact your local store about their coupon policy. (See Ulta Beauty’s Guest Services FAQ)
The best and easiest way to save money at Ulta Beauty is to join Ultamate Rewards. It’s 100% free and comes with awesome perks!
- Earn 1 point for every dollar you spend. (Occasionally these will double or triple.)
- 100 points = $3
- 250 points = $8
- 500 points = $17.50
- 750 points = $30
- 1000 points = $50
- 2000 points = $125
- Points are valid for a full year! You get a year to save up points before using them.
- Redeem points on anything you want – plus combine them with sales and coupons! Use them like cash on anything in the store.
- Earn bonus points on specific products or during special bonus days.
- Exclusive emails, coupons and special events. Including occasional coupons good on prestige brands!
- FREE birthday gift! Plus double points for your entire birthday month!
It’s important to make sure you enter your email address and that you have email notices turned ON. This is how you’re going to get all kinds of great coupons and deals. You’ll get them mostly through email, but you should also get mailers delivered to your home if you give them your mailing address.
Some of your email offers will need to be activated! You’ll get 2x and 3x points offers and some exclusive freebie with purchase deals throughout the year. Make sure you click on the links to activate them!
Make sure you check your emails during your birthday month! And make sure you enter your birthday when you sign up! You’ll get a FREE birthday gift plus you’ll earn 2X points on all purchases during your birthday month. The coupon for your birthday gift will arrive via email! My email has always arrived ON my birthday. So keep an eye out and check your spam folder if you don’t see it.
When you belong to Ultamate rewards they may occasionally send you Playtime Points! These are FREE points that are added randomly to your Ultamate Rewards account. You can use Playtime Points just like any other points you earn. There’s an expiration date on Playtime Points! They won’t be good for a full year like earned points. Again, watch your Ulta Beauty emails, because that’s how you’ll know if you have these. If we know they’re being sent out, we will let you know so you can check your email.
Ultamate Platinum Program
When you are an Ultamate Rewards member and spend $400 in a calendar year, you become a Platinum member and get even MORE benefits and rewards!
- You get 1.25 points per dollar, rather than 1 point. That makes it easier to save up points so they’re worth more!!
- Your points are good FOREVER (as long as Platinum status is maintained) instead of 1 year. It’ll be easier to save up and get more bang for your points!
- During your birthday month you get a birthday gift AND a $10 coupon!
- You’ll get super special exclusive Platinum Perks only for Plantinum members.
When you become a Platinum member, you get to keep your status until December 31 of the following year. You will need to re-qualify every year to extend your Platinum status.
Sales and Ads
Keep your eye on Ulta Beauty’s Current Ad. If you don’t get one by mail or in your local newspaper you can always see the current ad here. One large sales ad usually comes out once a month or every few weeks. It’ll list all the sales happening over a certain time period. There will always be other sales and deals that will be listed in the sales flyer in your local paper, in-store, or online.
Ulta Beauty always has Free Gifts With Purchase and a list of other sales on their website! And there are always online only deals. Watch for Hot Buys and Beauty Steals! You can usually stack a few sales and free gift offers and come up with some great deals. Watch for FREE shipping deals online, too!
My favorite deals happen when Ulta Beauty has their 21 Days Of Beauty Sale. A couple of times a year Ulta Beauty has a 21 day sale, usually in March and September. Each day of the sale has at least one special bonus buy. Often these deals are for prestige brand cosmetics. Some deals are in-store or online only, others are available either way. There are always deals that last during the whole 21 Days, too. Watch us here for the 21 Days sale because we cover it closely!
There are always deals on Urban Decay, Tarte, bareMinerals, Stila, Smashbox, Butter London, and a lot more. Often the Steals are half price!!