ULTA Savings Hacks – 23 Tips and Tricks to save Hundreds of $$ at ULTA

Published on April 9, 2020 by Lauren

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  • Who says beauty products have to be expensive? With the deep discounts and amazing ULTA coupons, I know SO many ultra savings hacks! Cashing in on deals is a snap.It took me years to figure out some of these ulta saving hacks. I’m so excited to share some of my favorite ways to save money on beauty with you.

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    I know not everyone is in to makeup, and that’s okay. ULTA has a ton of personal care products for every skin type and style, so you can still enjoy these ULTA.com savings hacks.


    Ulta Savings Hacks

    ULTA Savings Hacks

    Ulta Savings Hacks

    1.) Download the ULTA app

    Is there anything more frustrating than not having a coupon when you need it? With the ULTA app on your phone, you’ll always have your coupons on-hand. Sign up for their mobile app here.

    2.) Take advantage of ULTA’s return policy

    You don’t always get the right shade on the first try. As long as you have the receipt, you can get a full refund within 60 days of purchase. The no-questions-asked return policy even applies to hair tools.

    This is their return policy. In-store policy: If for any reason you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, it may be returned. All returns must be accompanied by the receipt and all original components. A full refund will be issued on a return, providing the return is within 60 days of the original purchase date

    3.) Don’t miss the Jumbo Love sale

    ULTA’s Jumbo Love event can get you up to 50% off haircare, free shipping, and free gifts. You can save on brands like Matrix, Redken, Biolage, and TIGI.

    Ulta Savings Hacks

    4.) Shop through a cash back app

    Ibotta gives you 3% cash back on every purchase you make if you shop ULTA online through their platform. You can also shop through Swagbucks.com

    5.) Sign up for the Ultamate Rewards program

    When you sign up as an Ultamate Rewards member, you unlock exclusive perks. First, they’ll mail you a coupon for $3.50 off any $15 purchase. You also earn points that you can spend like cash, and you’ll get 2x points during your first month.

    Ulta Savings Hacks

    6.) Sign up for ULTA’s email list

    You don’t want to miss ULTA’s money-saving coupons or their latest sales. Sign up for the mailing list to get emails and texts, so you’re always in the know.

    7.) Look for free gifts with purchase.

    ULTA has a ton of gift-with-purchase promotions all the time. Go to ULTA’s website and type “gift with purchase” in the search box to see what’s available.

    8.) Check the site for coupons and promotions.

    Before you shop, check for sales and coupons. The company has an entire page devoted to helping you save money on their website.

    Ulta Savings Hacks

    9.) Earn more points by shopping during your birthday month.

    The Ultamate Rewards points you earn are good for cash off your favorite products. If you shop during your birthday month, you’ll earn 2x points as a Rewards member.

    10.) Get free shipping when ordering online.

    If you find a product marked “free shipping on this item” when shopping online, your entire order will qualify for free shipping.

    11.) Take advantage of Platinum Status.

    Spending at least $500 per calendar year will upgrade you to Platinum status, where you’ll earn 25% more points for every dollar you spend. It also gets comes with a free $10 birthday coupon.

    12.) Cash in with ULTA’s Black Friday sales.

    Black Friday sales aren’t new, but ULTA takes it to a new level. The store has the best bundled gift sets between Black Friday and Christmas.

    13.) Shop the store for the best deals.

    You can usually find better sales when you shop in-store vs. online. When the store is trying to clear out inventory, they’ve been known to reduce prices up to 75%.

    14.) Fill out an application.

    Working at ULTA can accomplish two things: you can earn some extra cash and take advantage of employee discounts, too. You’ll get 25% off retail products and 50% off salon services as an employee.

    15.) Pass on the ULTA credit card.

    Lots of great cash back credit cards exist. Unfortunately, ULTA’s credit card isn’t one of them. It will get you 20% off your first purchase but doesn’t offer much else except debt.

    Ulta Savings Hacks

    16.) Save more with free gift cards.

    If you’ve never heard of Fetch Rewards App, you can sign up here. You can earn gift cards to spend at ULTA and save money just by scanning in your receipts after you shop! 

    Here is an article about the Fetch Rewards App that will show you all the benefits of this free app!

    17.) Don’t skip the clearance racks.

    I never pass up a good clearance sale. Check out the clearance items at ULTA to save up to 50% or more on ULTA and prestige brand products.

    18.) Stock up during ULTA’s five for $5 holiday sales.

    Another great find during the holiday season is ULTA’s five for $5 sale. Mix and match bath and beauty tools for everyone on your gift list. 

    19.) Stack coupons.

    You can usually find coupons for drugstore brands like Maybelline and Almay. Stack those with other sales, like ULTA’s buy-on-get-one 50% off, for maximum savings.

    Ulta Savings Hacks

    20.) Check ULTA’s sales ad.

    This might seem like a no-brainer, but lots of people head into the store without checking the sales ad first. Before you go, flip through the sales flyer to see what’s on sale.

    You can easily find the digital flyer by downloading the Flipp App and using that to make a shopping list and view the weekly flyer and sales.

    21.) Mark your calendar for the 21 Days of Beauty sale.

    Like the Jumbo Love event, the 21 Days of Beauty sale at ULTA can score you some deep discounts. The semi-annual sale has great prices, free gifts, and expert beauty tips.

    22.) Hoard your points.

    Don’t spend your rewards points right away. If you cash in at 300 points, your points are only worth $0.03 each. Waiting until you reach 2,000 points makes them worth about $0.06 each, which is double the value.

    23.) Ask for samples.

    Ordering online from ULTA almost always gets you some free product samples. But what about in-store? If you ask nicely during checkout, the cashier might have some free beauty samples to hand out.    

    Want to save at Sephora too? Here is a video I put together to help!


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