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Ulta GWPs

This thread will be for Ulta GWPs only.  Share ulta promos here.  


Please do NOT post requests for the spreadsheet in this thread.  Please post requests for the Ulta GWP google spread sheet in this thread:


Let's keep this thread on topic!



Ulta points refresher (because yes, it is that complicated):

Item #1 - $53.50

Item #3 - $108.50 (and is eligible for a certain item/brand 5x multiplier)

* There is also a 5x all purchase multiplier and you are platinum so you get 1.25x

Total Spent - $162

Base Points Earned - 162

Platinum .25x Earned - 41 (162 * .25 = 40.5, and rounding up)

5x All Purchases Earned - 648 (it ends up being 4x because you don't count the base points)

5x Item/Brand Earned - 434

Total Points Earned - 1285




Since a lot of information is being removed from this thread, try to help each other out and add product id numbers and sku numbers so people can find items on ulta.  

Just to clarify, there is an item number that Ulta lists on the website, right under the picture of the item.


The product id is the number given to the item in the URL.  So Ulta's site follows this formula of having the url and then the very last part of the url is "productId=xlsImpprod" followed by an 8 digit number.  If you use that "productId" number you can get to the page of any item on ulta.  It's not a search, but the direct url to the page.  Click on any product, and then view the url in the address bar.  It will look like this: ulta's website (not using the actual domain because BT admins don't like that) /ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod12345678.  Replace the 8 digit product id of the item you want to see with the sample id.


Images of Ulta GWP coupons available here:


My very unofficial Ulta point multiplier to approximate percent discount chart:

(This is a number where I use the multiplier to divide by 2000 to see how many dollars I would have to spend in order to redeem a $125 reward.  E.g. 2000 points divided by 1 point multiplier means I have to spend $2000 to get the $125 reward.  Adding how much I had to spend ($2000) + the reward ($125), and then using the reward ($125) to divide the total purchase ($2125), I get a discount of approximately 6% based on the total purchase.  Note: the total purchase is based on the concept that you are spending just enough to reach the next $125 reward and combines the reward value with how much money you had to spend to get that reward.


Total Purchase21251725145811251014925792740696625596569525401392375367360347341336325320315

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I hate to be that person...

But if anyone has an Ulta code they will not be using, please pm me! I would love have it.


Thanks xo

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Did anyone else get another 20% off coupon today?  Mine says it's good on prestige through 10/27.  I had one that I didn't use that expired on Saturday.  I'm surprised they're releasing another again and am wondering if it's because I didn't take the bait the first time around.  


I'm feeling bloated in the makeup bag.  I literally cannot think of anything else I want, need, or can gift to someone else from Ulta.  


Maybe I'm lying...  I walked into anthropologie the other day and their capri blue candles were smelling amazing as always!

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You had one that expired Saturday? What? The ones sent out last week expire on the 27th, so I'm super-confused. I've never heard of them offering different expiration dates before...that's weird. 


In any case, I did not get a new 20% today; my email has no mention of a 20% at all, I assume since I used mine last week. The last few rounds, using the q early seemed to trigger a new one later, so I forced myself to use mine even though I normally hold it. Fingers crossed new ones go out!


Although...I hear you on the overload. I'm in the same boat. I have some more points to spend down, but I'm still struggling on what to buy other than the few stocking stuffers and Capri candles I have in my bag now. 😅

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@RGbrown I thought everyones' expired on 10/20.  Now I'm looking back at the emails and I see it has always said 10/27.  😳  Thanks for calling me on bs!  Smiley Very Happy

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Ulta likes to mix things up just enough to confuse us all at some point. I figured different expiration dates were a real possibility. I'm so so thankful that's not true though 😅

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I didnt get a coupon unless it was the mail card @itscarin. I didnt even think to check the expired date on the mailer. I hope its still good. Sadly, I also make excuses I need something. Especially with the 3.50 coupon. I can almost not find $15 to spend and overspend. Which, I guess that's why they lure us with this coupon Smiley Happy

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@itscarin I always feel the same way, then I somehow manage to make a purchase haha!

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@ohheyitscindyk Maybe next year I'll curb my purchases.  To 2019! 🍻

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@itscarin It's like when people say, "Diet starts tomorrow." Low buy starts tomorrow (always tomorrow)!

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@itscarin I never got the one that expired on Saturday but I received the 10/27 one last week.  I was super confused!

I forgot they have the Capri Blue candles now.  That's a good call since the only thing I "need" is shampoo!

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@michelleshops Gosh, I can't even think about shampoo without blushing.  I purchased 2 of the industrial-sized Drybar shampoos (and 1 conditioner) last year during their FFS.  It was a great deal, especially since I purchased them with the giftcards I got from the rewards bazaar!  I just bought the Living Proof PHD set from the last Sephora sale.  I am probably all stocked up on shampoo for a solid year, if not longer.  I still haven't made it through any of the Drybar bottles.  


This is where I step back and realize I'm a hoarder.  😂  I really can't in good conscience buy anything else right now.  I literally have boxes full of samples and unopened boxes of full-sized products.    

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@itscarin  I can relate (probably a lot of us can.)  I went through my boxes of samples and products and condensed them into one large box.  And somehow I had a bottle of Alterna Caviar shampoo go bad on me!  It smelled off and was chunky when I went to use it for the first time.  So, no more hoarding shampoo for me.

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I certainly can relate! My baby's room is also my Ulta room, as my husband calls out... boxes of gifts, unopened samps.. I've been trying to use up my oldest stuf b/c I did have stuff go bad on me too.. grr. And still wracking my brain, trying to find stuff I "need" so I can justify a purchase and get a nice BB... hehehe. Never had this problem with Sephora. Ulta is just too good at tempting us with gifts on top of gifts!

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@Ispend2much6 The fact that I can sit here and say that's never happened to me tells me that it's happened to me and I just don't know it!  LOL.  I have used shampoo that I've purchased over two years ago.  I've never noticed anything funky, but then I don't think I'm the most observant person. 

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You wouldn't have missed this; it was like spoiled milk. lol

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New coach gift is up. I’m debating on waiting to see if I can get the Becca gift too. This one is good for a few days assuming it’ll stay in stock that long.



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Thanks @Feebee1115! Product ID: 18681035

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Silly question for the Ebates mavens out there. So, Ebates is at 3%, my total pre-coupon was $180.47, post coupon $144.38, actually paid $19.38 pre-tax because I used my points. I had the Devacurl and Tarte GWPs needing a $50 and $25 purchase, respectively. How the heck did Ebates calculate my cash back at $3.16? Even it shows $144.38 as my purchase amount. Has this ever happened to anyone before? Will it end up correcting itself?

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@snoflakefaerie $3.16 is about a $105.40 total. Cashback is also pre-tax. The $180 and $144 are pre-tax? You mentioned pre/post coupon, just making sure Smiley Happy


This time my Ulta calculated on the subtotal after the 20%, I did get the full 3%, didn't use points.

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So you used your 20% and still got cash back? (granted, it's lower than was expected, but still...)


The last round of 20% q's, neither me nor my sis got any cashback at all; I tried mr rebates and she tried ebates. T&C of both sites state that if you use a coupon not found on their site, cashback is invalidated....granted, they've never actually enforced that before, but it seems Ulta is catching on lately and is now correcting the reporting to both sites.


I'm sorry you didn't get the full 3% (and in times long past, it would have been 3% of your $180 total)...but I'm a little surprised you got any at all, frankly, and I certainly would not advise asking ebates about it...if they investigate and see the coupon, they will likely void the whole thing Smiley Sad 

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