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Savings FAQ

ULTA Expert Tip

Does ULTA offer discounts for signing up for their newsletter or email list?

Sign up for ULTA's newsletter to receive notifications on new sales and exclusive promo codes.

ULTA Expert Tip

Does ULTA run seasonal coupons for Black Friday, CyberMonday, Back-to-School, or Valentine's Day?

ULTA offers free samples with every order.

In-Depth Guide to Saving Money at ULTA

With a signature peach-colored background and bold white logo, Ulta is the go-to beauty chain for a variety of cosmetic, fragrance and skincare brands. Since 1990, nearly 1,000 superstores located in the U.S. have offered over 20,000 products and 459 brands of luxury and drugstore products.

On top of that, each store has a full-service salon including concierge desk and semi-private shampoo and hair color processing areas with services from Redken-trained hair stylists. Meanwhile, Dermalogica-trained and licensed skin therapists provide relaxing facials in the store's treatment rooms. And you're in good hands with manicures from OPI trained professionals.

To complete your look, brow-shaping, eyelash application and facial waxing are available from Benefit licensed aestheticians in select stores that carry a Benefit Brow Bar. You will Ulta leave feeling like a million bucks ... and maybe as if that is how much you've spent. Don't add worry lines to your newly smooth skin. Your friends at Dealspotr have combed the internet for ways to save you money and keep you glowing.

Get Your ULTAmate Reward

ULTAmate Rewards is a free rewards program that enables shoppers to accrue one point for every dollar spent at Ulta (or Ulta.com) whether on a service or product. Points may only be redeemed for products and not services, however. The point earnings redeemable for future purchases are as follows for the Bronze level:

  • 100 points earns you $3.00 off
  • 250 points earns you $8.00 off
  • 500 points earns you $17.50 off
  • 750 points earns you $30.00 off
  • 1,000 points earns you $50.00 off
  • 2,000 points earns you $125.00 off

In order to receive other fun surprises that include special offers and coupons, you'll need to activate the bonus offers and email selection on your membership. Keep in mind that the points expire after one year with a Bronze membership. If you spend a minimum of $400 within one year you'll be upgraded to Platinum status. The main perk of becoming a Platinum member is the ability to earn points 25% faster.

Insider Tip

Platinum members qualify for a birthday gift and a $10 off coupon. Take note that you must make a purchase to show that your account is active in order to take advantage of the birthday offer.

Capitalize on Coupons and Sales

Sharpen your coupon clippers because Ulta allows its shoppers to redeem manufacturer discounts just like at a grocery store. Take extra advantage of savings on makeup, nail polish and beauty tools by pairing coupons with an in-store special offer. Add your name to Ulta's mailing list for monthly catalogs of promotions and endless sales that frequently change. You will also find a coupon included, usually for $3.50 off a $10 purchase. This same coupon is usually displayed on Ulta.com as well. Ulta store coupons contain the following list of exclusions and restrictions (though check their website for updates or changes): salon and Benefit Brow Bar services, fragrance, and certain prestige brands of cosmetics, skincare, haircare and nail products. They cannot be combined with any other Ulta coupon offer and are not valid on prior purchases.

Throughout the year, Ulta will have different sales on its own line of makeup. Ulta's annual "21 Days of Beauty" is a connoissuer's feast of special offers and exciting in-store events with representatives from a variety of major brands offering product demonstrations and complimentary services. They also have a tremendous post-holiday clearance sale with products up to 85% off.

If you can't make any of the in-store sales, then shop the "Sale" page online at Ulta.com. Remember that you are eligible for free samples with every online order. Even though you must buy $50 worth of items for free shipping, Ulta will sometimes offer no shipping fees with a $25 order.

Insider Tip

The best kept secret is Ulta's clearance section, where you can score heavy bargains on some high-end items. Also, Ulta runs promotions for BOGO deals that include name brands. Add the extra Ulta or manufacturer coupons to gain even more beauty for your buck. If you are shopping online, visit the "free gift" page to see if any of the merchandise you are buying comes with a free gift.

Follow Ulta on Social Media

Followers will find special discounts and promotions such as the "Celebrating You" extravaganza in honor of Ulta's 25th birthday on August 18. By visiting Ulta.com or the Ulta Facebook page you can register to win 25,000 Ulta points! Each store will honor the special day with sales and giveaways.

Insider Tip

Download the Ulta mobile app to view sales and value sets that give you more products for less money on your smart phone.

Take Advantage of Discount Gift Card Purchase Sites

Most people use gift cards as gifts, but it's far from the only way you can utilize these magical little inventions. Smart shoppers buy themselves discounted gift cards as an extra means of saving money when they go shopping. Currently, Raise.com is offering Ulta gift cards for up to 10% off! Use those gift cards when you go to Ulta and it's like getting an additional 10% discount on anything you buy, plus it doesn't exclude clearance items, promo codes or coupons.

How It Works

Start out by searching through the selection of gift cards for Ulta. The full value of the gift card will be displayed on each listing as well as the seller's asking price and the money you will save. If you purchase a physical gift card, it will be shipped free to you, but eGift cards are immediately available electronically. There is no sales tax.

Insider Tip

Interested in getting a $5 credit to Raise.com? We thought so. You can get one every time a friend you refer buys from the site.