If you enjoy shopping at Ulta Beauty, you’re not alone.
A lot of people love shopping at Ulta because of the large variety of products waiting to be sampled and enjoyed. However, if you’re not careful, you can do some serious damage to your wallet at an Ulta Beauty store. You might just find yourself exiting the store with bags full of beauty items you don’t really need.
Luckily, there are key shopping secrets that can help you save on all your favorite makeup, skincare, and other beauty products. Make sure to get the most out of your Ulta shopping trip with these top secrets.
The Ultamate Rewards Program
Before you head out to an Ulta store or shop Ulta online, you need to be in their rewards program to make the most of your purchases.
Once you sign-up as an Ultamate, you’ll earn points for shopping. These points will add up and you can use them to get discounts on future purchases.
Another reason to join their rewards program is the free birthday gift you’ll get during your birthday month.
Check Your Email
Having an inbox weighed down with a ton of emails is annoying, especially they are all just ads. However, Ulta’s emails contain coupons, bonus buys, and sales so, be sure to sign up for them and mark them as important in your inbox so you can see them.
You will see different promotions like $3.50 off your purchase and gifts with purchases.
Use Manufacturer’s Coupons
You can use manufacturer’s coupons on in-store purchases.
Since Ulta also sells other brands as well as their prestige beauty products, they also accept coupons for discounts from manufacturers.
Before you head to the store nearest you, make sure to stack on savings. For instance, if you had a $2.50 off Revlon Makeup, Lip, or Eye product manufacturer coupon you could use it along with your $3.50 off purchases of $15 or more to get even more savings.
The best time to shop at Ulta online is mid-day on Wednesdays.
Ulta hosts Beauty Breaks for a 4 to 6-hour window between 10 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon CT. During these Beauty Breaks, you’ll be alerted with pop-ups for Gift with Purchase deals.
Return The Products You Don’t Want — Keep The Free Gifts
Ulta has a great return policy. You can return any purchases you’ve made, for any reason, within the first 60 days of your purchase and can get a full refund.
If you buy something that comes with a free gift, you get to keep the free gift even if you return the items that triggered it.
There’s nothing better than getting something for free. Ulta Beauty offers free shipping if you order with a minimum purchase.
If you spend $50, you can get free shipping right to your doorstep.
Ibotta is not just for groceries. You can use it for beauty products, too.
While you’re shopping online, open the app from your phone and search Ulta. Click through to the shop’s website and Ibotta will reward you with cash back on your qualifying purchases.
When shopping in store, scroll through Ibotta for all of the special offers at Ulta in store. Just search Ulta in the app and choose In Store to see all of the available cashback offers.
And the best way to save even more money at Ulta? Ask the employees.
While you’re shopping and looking for items, ask if there are any products that qualify for a gift with purchase. They can tell you about clearances, promotions, coupons, and more!