I love trying new beauty products but it can get expensive! Finding ways to save at Ulta has become a bit of an obsession for me. I don’t know why, maybe it’s because I am in my 30’s now and I need some help in the beauty department :).
I love trying new products and looks to see what works with my skin tone but I also want to save money on makeup . I don’t like spending a ton on beauty products because sometimes they just don’t do what they promise.
I have found some simple ways to save at Ulta for my fellow beauty lovers.
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I will say that I do try to shop for beauty products at the drugstores to save the most money. I always pair coupons with the sales but I have found that lately, my drugstore never has what I want in stock.
They are always out of the shade I need or the brand I want. When that happens I then head over to Ulta because I know they will have it in stock.
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How Do I Save at Ulta?
I love that Ulta accepts manufacturer coupons! You can use the ones you find in the newspaper or print online. You can pair manufacturer coupons with an Ulta store coupon to save even more!
There is usually a sales ad in the Sunday paper for Ulta that has a $3.50 off $15 purchase coupon. If you can’t find it in your paper, you can always print one out from their website. They usually have it somewhere on the front page.
Check the Sales Ad
This may be a given, but always check the sales ad for the latest deals. They have a lot of buy one get one 50% off deals or buy one get one free deals.
Take advantage of the sales and pair these with any manufacturer coupons and store coupons.
You can check out their site and see all of the gifts with purchase you may be able to get. They have some cute freebies like makeup, tote bags, scarves, and more.
The freebies range from drugstore brands to high end brands. Always check this before you go to the store to see if your purchase will have a free gift.
My last purchase did but the sales associate didn’t give it to me and there weren’t any signs up. I had to ask for it and they did have some to give away. I think it was a new promotion and she wasn’t aware of it yet. Make sure you don’t get jipped!
How to Save at Ulta
Sign Up for Emails
Make sure you sign up for their emails to get the latest deals and promotions. Sometimes they will send out email only coupons!
Sign up for the Ultamate Rewards program. As soon as I did, I got a welcome offer for a free hair product with any in store purchase ($12 value).
You earn points for every dollar you spend and you can redeem those points for money saving offers. You will also get a free gift on your birthday and earn twice the points during your birthday month.
If you are planning on doing some shopping online, make sure you go through Ebates to get some of that cash back! The percentage will change depending on what kind of special Ebates has but you will normally get 3% of your total purchase back.
If you are a new member to Ebates, you will also get a $10 cash bonus just for signing up!
Save Even More
Save at the Salon
If you want to try out the Ulta Salon, make sure you check out this page. New salon customers will get 15% off of their first hair or skin service.
This is a nice savings on a salon visit!
21 Days of Beauty Sale
Ulta has a 21 Days of Beauty sale that happens twice a year. Usually once in the spring and then again in the fall. Each day of the sale, they have new products that are 50% off or more.
Check out the sale every day online to see if your favorite products can be scored at a deep discount.
Ulta has a great return policy. I hate wasting money on cosmetics that don’t work for me. You can read the full return policy but they will accept returns on any product for any reason as long as it is returned within 60 days of the purchase.
Now you don’t have to worry about trying new products. You can always return them if they don’t work out.
Whenever you are in the store, make sure you check out their clearance section. You can find some great bargains on a wide variety of products.
Pair these with any coupons to really score. They usually have a great selection after the holidays so make sure you check them out!
These are some of my favorite ways to save money at Ulta. I don’t splurge on a lot of things but I think we need to treat ourselves to some luxury every once in a while.
What are some ways you save at Ulta or just on beauty products in general?