Ulta Hacks And Reward Program: What You Need To Know

I could probably find nine different types of red lipstick in my purse right now and I still don’t have enough. Not to mention the primer, eyeliner and three different nail polish colors. And if you’re wondering how I have all of this in there, you should check out the size of my purse.

I’d like to think I have my Ulta obsession under control but I don’t. My wallet definitely feels the pain every time I walk through those doors. How are you supposed to stay within your budget but try every single shade of NYX Velvet Matte Lipstick? Don’t fret. Use the tips below to save money on your Ulta favorites.

1. Join Ultamate Rewards

Another rewards program to join? Definitely! Between a free birthday gift, coupons and secret offers, Ulta’s reward program is one you don’t want to miss.

How Ultamate Rewards Work
You can sign up for an Ultamate Rewards account in-store or online. Earn points on nearly all purchases.

  1. Birthday Celebration: Receive a free gift on your birthday when you sign up for emails. You’ll also earn double points on purchases throughout your birthday month. 
  2. Points: Certain purchases can earn you 2X or 3X bonus points. They even sometimes provide 5X points! 
  3. Redeem Points: Get your favorite beauty products with the points you’ve earned. 
  4. Platinum Membership: Receive platinum status when you spend $450 in a calendar year. You’ll earn points faster, getting you even more makeup for less. Plus your points never expire!

2. Discount Gift Cards

You can get a discount every time you make a purchase at Ulta. How? With Ulta discount gift cards and the help of Gift Card Granny. Granny provides shoppers with money-saving offers through gift cards; you can gift to others or use to save on your own purchases.

3. Refer A Friend

Did you know that you can receive $10 when you refer someone to Ulta’s reward program? Check with friends, family members and foes…they’ll get $10 off, too!

4. Don’t Ignore Those Emails

If you scroll down to the very bottom of your Ulta email you’ll usually come across a little hiden gem: a $3.50 off $15 coupon.

5. Double Up On Coupons

Be sure to combine your $3.50 coupon (see #3) with manufacturer’s coupons for the best deal. Easily find manufacturer’s coupons on drugstore items such as Maybelline, Cover Girl, razors, etc. in your Sunday paper or online coupon sites including Red Plum or MyCoupons.

6. Refer A Friend

Did you know that you can receive $10 when you refer someone to Ulta’s reward program? Check with friends, family members and foes…they’ll get $10 off, too!

7. Shop Beauty Breaks

If you know your making a large purchase online, wait for Ulta’s weekly Wednesdays ‘Beauty Breaks’ offer which includes a bundled package of prestige brand items. But act fast because these deals usually only run for four to six hours.

8. Awesome Return Policy

Unsatisfied with the product you purchased? If 80% of the product is unused, you can receive a refund within 60 days of your purchase. Just remember to keep your receipt!

9. Get The App

Easily find coupons with Ulta’s app. As an added bonus, there’s usually a $3.50 off $15 coupon available for use. I mean, they’re practically throwing these coupns at you!

10. Stack Points With Coupons

Use your coupons first (Ulta or manufacturer’s coupons) and then redeem your points for the remaining balance to get the most savings.