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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:


A list of in store coupons is here:


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


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Please 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) /prep-prime-fix?productId=xlsImpprod15921204  Replace the 8 digit product id of the item you want to see with the id of the product you're looking for.


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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@SportyGirly125  I got the email but never the welcome gift with the codes and all. Was the welcome mailer just a normal looking piece of mail from ulta or was it a box with the codes?

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It's an envelope, sparkly light purple, postcard-ish size (about the same size as a BBW mailer or maybe a little bigger IIRC). It's got two cards in it, one for your services q and one for your free item q. 

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@gonerogue Regular piece of mail like how Sephora does their Rouge coupons/postcards in an envelope. 

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Did anyone else get the NARS Multiplier for 11/24 to 12/7? I noticed it wasn't included on the spreadsheet.

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I did not! That's a nice one, congrats!

Ulta GWPs

You might be getting these in the mail: additional unique code 20% off any qualifying purchase at Ulta and $25 off $75 at Sephora. USPS informed Delivery emails showed these coming to my mailbox today. I totally recommended signing up for the postal service informed delivery if any of your packages arrive this way. UPS packages will often transfer to my post office for delivery where I live and this helps track what mail and packages are arriving today and what window of time to expect it. Outsmart those porch pirates!

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@alexalicious I've gotten my Sephora mailer, but not the Ulta yet Smiley Sad I hope I get it soon!


Also just piggybacking off of your post to add for anyone curious that when you track a UPS package that was shipped via SurePost, the USPS tracking number will also be on that same page- either on the right hand side or towards the bottom if you scroll down. I've seen a couple posts asking where to find it Smiley Happy


Additionally, if anyone doesn't want to wait an extra day to get their SurePost packages, there are a few codes for a UPS MyChoice Premium subscription- free 3 month trial, 3 months for $3, 2 months for $2, etc. UPS will automatically upgrade packages so that there is no hand off to the post office for delivery. Once your promo code subscription "expires," you can then use another promo code & extend it. Just be sure to go into your account & uncheck the box that automatically renews it for you, so as to not be charged the full price of the membership.

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I did not know about this upgrade (discount) option.  I hope I can find it online somewhere.  Thanks so much!

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@iwantitfree You're welcome! I think RMN has a few codes, if that helps Smiley Happy

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Yes, it does!  I will check RMN for a code. Then, the big issue is trying to navigate the UPS website to find where to put the code.  Their website is not very intuitive!

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@iwantitfree I know what you mean, their site could use a good update.


After you log in, go to Preferences. Then under UPS MyChoice, click Manage My Memberships, then Upgrade to Premium Membership.


And be sure to uncheck auto-renewal Smiley Happy

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Found it with your great instructions.  (Thanks again).  Unfortunately the two RMN codes posted are not valid.  Such is my luck....

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@iwantitfree Oh no, hopefully one will work for you!

@ohheyitscindyk thank you so much for that fantastic tip...

@ohheyitscindyk thank you so much for that fantastic tip on upgrading!

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LOL, i'm the opposite. I got the Ulta one but not the Sephora one yet Smiley Happy @ohheyitscindyk 

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I just recently signed up for Informed Delivery, and I really like it! 

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If it's a gwp that adds to cart automatically, and it doesn't add to cart when it should, it's OOS (or otherwise broken) and there's *nothing* Ulta CS can do about it. 


Deal hunting rule 1: never call about a glitch (or Tweet or IG or FB, etc). I know Ulta is pretty cool about honoring them, but there's no sense in jeopardizing it for anyone that was successful, as Ulta can change that policy at any second. It is also entirely possible to wear out your own welcome with Ulta, and no one wants that for themselves. They aren't going to give out gcs every time something is oos. Pick your battles. 


Deal hunting rule 2: see rule 1. 


I also want to say that while yes, this is prompted by one post, it's not directed at one person (I promise I'm not trying to single anyone out, even though I'm sure it's coming across that way); it's meant as general advice for everyone. I've seen lots of complaints about lots of deals, so I felt it was time to put my own two cents out there. I have a hard time balancing the "nice factor" of BIC with my own natural tendency to snark or be sarcastic, but I promise there is no ill will intended here.


If you're already following rule 1, great, but if not, please consider it, for yourself and everyone else.

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@RGbrownThanks for sharing this etiquette. 


Perhaps there's some confusion over whether a GWP is part of a glitch or part of an advertised deal. 


If it's a clearly stated advertised deal, I would expect Ulta to honor that deal, provided it was still showing as in stock and I had met all the requirements for the promotion.  If Ulta couldn't honor it for whatever reason, I would expect them to at least acknowledge their error and promise to correct it ASAP.


If it's a glitch, then you really can't expect them to do anything for you.  All you can expect from them is to try close that loophole, which screws other people.


I understand it's difficult to post things in the right tone over the internet, but I think you did perfectly!


Just as a general reminder to every one, let's think about our word choices.  Some words have very negative connotations, and when used, came across harshly.  It's always best to use a passive voice when saying something that could be seen as an attack, for example, avoid using pronouns like "I" or "you" which can make someone feel very attacked.


I love that everyone here is so helpful and looking out for each other when we're shopping!

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Where did this idea come from that Ulta should give us gift cards whenever a GWP is out of stock?  I know CS might have done it sometimes, but there's no reason it should be expected.  I can't think of any other retailer that would give a gift card to a customer because their GWP is out of stock.  All GWPs are limited supply, that's why they're an incentive to make a purchase as soon as possible.

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@lankylizardsI could be wrong but I don't think people have received gift cards because an item is out of stock; I think people have received gift cards when ulta had a promo that included false advertising.  Eg. "buy one get one free" and the second freebie doesn't show up in cart; or "receive free gift with any purchase over $x". 


Things going out of stock is perfectly understandable -- that happens.  I don't think anyone is calling up Ulta CS because a gwp went OOS.  Now if something is showing up in stock on the website and you can't add it to your bag, then I would call CS with the expectation that they would add the gift with purchase to my order (provided they had it).

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I understand what you're saying, but in the second scenario you described, has CS ever actually been able to add a GWP to your order that you're unable to add yourself?  I haven't ever gotten them to do this for me.  I just assumed that if a GWP doesn't add automatically to my cart with the stated buy-in and there's no "add to cart" button, it means the GWP is out of stock or no longer available (even if the page doesn't say out of stock).


With the GC for out of stock scenario, I was referring to the post directly under this one.