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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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Saturday's 20pc hair gwp arrived today. All in all, not bad. I only got 15 of the 20 advertised items, but got 5 deluxe subs and even a couple of extra packets. Something leaked, I think the L'Anza oil because it's only half full, so everything was slippery as all get out, but it all cleaned up nicely. 






And I'm pleasantly impressed with the P&L gwp; I've gotten a couple of samples of the cleanser before that were only 5mL, so seeing a 30mL one was a nice surprise. The essence comes in a plastic bottle now instead of glass, and sadly leaked a little due to a loose cap, but overall, I'm happy with this one too.



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I'm a little confused by this coming a day earlier than normal, but the Dash to Beauty code is live for 50% off the NYX Advent Calendar, now through Friday 

Code NYX50



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Ulta and I have drastically different definitions of "luxe", but hey, new gwp 😋

Item 2590086




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New Surprise Sampler with select fragrance purchase (adds to cart automatically)


Over 800 items, starting at $9.50






The app tells me there's a new Dash to Beauty, but the link leads to last week's now closed LRP offer...maybe they'll update it at some point





I got the ad that starts next Sunday (10/31) today. No real sales to speak of, it's basically just an ad for holiday sets, but here are a few points of interest


New Skinfatuation

(That Dionis foot cream is nice! Very minty ❣️)





New Fragrance Crush





Makeup Obsession seems to be the same as this month 





Candle set with $60 fragrance purchase 





And the coupon on the back is a unique code; sis and I got $15/$75 and $20/$100, and I've seen $10/50 on Reddit. These are sadly non-prestige coupons though...



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@RGbrown  I agree, the Dionis foot cream is very nice.  I have the set that came with the shea butter stick to seal in the cream and it works really well.

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Dionis is a brand I ignored for eternity because I hate goat milk, so their goat milk marketing really turned me off. I was feeling adventurous at some point last year and randomly grabbed one of their lip balms...and I really really liked it! After that, I grabbed some of their hand creams to try (very nice) and the foot cream, which finally fills the minty foot cream void in my life (I adore mint, and finding a foot cream that both works well and has enough mint for my taste was tough). I'll have to check out the shea butter stick too!

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At Ulta the Dionis Goat Milk Hand and Foot set contains both! @RGbrown 

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Updated Dash to Beauty 🙂



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@RGbrown @Here’s my $175 bag. I tried to match it to the picture but it was like a jigsaw puzzle and way too challenging for me so I just grouped them by category: hair, smells, skincare, and make up. Oh and the lone Tory Burch perfume vial. 

I am disappointed I didn’t get the Chloe mini perfume, but pleasantly surprised I got a full sized limited edition urban decay liner in cosmic mission. 

my nudestix came in burgundy instead of raven. 

I didn’t get the Mario badesciu foaming cleanser. Nor did I get anything from buxom. 

I counted 39 samples total. 


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What a great GWP @itscarin! What is the Hourglass item? I don’t believe that I have ever seen an Hourglass item included in a GWP bag.

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@Loretta55 @It’s the hourglass loose powder.  I think it’s been in a bag before but I can’t remember for sure. 

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Full size UD liner?? 👀 Noice!! 

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@RGbrown I wonder what other variations are out there. Out of the two bags shared, mine and yours, (unless I missed someone?) it seems like both bags had at least one surprise full-sized item in there.  I wonder if everyone got something full-sized?  Did anyone else pick up a $175 bag?

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Here's the 20pc app exclusive gwp I got today 








Ulta really should just move to advertising these as "we'll send you a bag of something that might vaguely resemble the mix of items pictured" for all of their gwps. I tried to lay mine out like the promo pic, but out of the 20 items advertised, I got *nine*. That's a lot of subs, even for Ulta. I was short a piece too, only got 19. Honestly, the Hempz lotion was what I wanted most, and I got it, so yay, and I'll use some of the subbed stuff, so it's all good. Low expectations seem to be key lately 😣


I ordered a second of these when it came back on Saturday (a nice stack with P&L bb + hair gwp + this), but it was too good to be true...this one got cancelled when my order finally shipped this afternoon 😥 I knew better than to trust those midnight restocks, but they are always so tempting! Ah well, I needed the hair stuff anyways for a bday gift next month, so at least I got that knocked out.

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They are really slipping. They just sent me an email saying they cancelled the $175 bag because they ran out, even though my order was placed at least 6 hours before it went out of stock. So, they got me to spend $175 with the promise of this great bag and now they will still keep my money but will not honor their offer. This is not ok at that dollar amount which I only justified because I was buying holiday gifts, which will now be going back. This seems like false advertising and clearly I'm an unhappy customer. Their email just said sorry, we won't charge you for anything we cancel. So, they are not charging me for the free gift worth over $300, I think it said, but they are still going to charge me for everything I bought to get the free gift.😒


I'm so annoyed, this is supposed to be fun, and now I feel bitter. Thanks Ulta, I was happier before I placed the order, now I also have to deal with returning items, more wasted time.


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@WinterStarlight I would definitely call their customer service line until they offer you something you think is acceptable.  It's hard to put a price on the sampler bag.  You can always return your purchases, too.  That's a more than fair alternative if they can't fulfill their end of the bargain.  It's a total PITA and I'm sorry that happened.

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I am so sorry! Cancelled gwps are pretty rare (though I feel like there has been an upswing in chatter about them lately, at least from what I've seen), but it always stings when it happens, and I totally get your frustration 😥 

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@WinterStarlight That is one BUMMER! I know it’s not everyone’s jam, but if I were you I’d totally contact CS about this. This just isn’t the right way to treat a customer, particularly a Diamond member who spends a lot of dough with Ulta. 

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@civ2ru I would definitely be calling CS right now if I were her!  In the past they've made me some lousy offers or told me to kick rocks, but I've calmly explained why I believed they were wrong and what I wanted as compensation, and I think I've always been able to find an amicable resolution.  I've only had to call in like 3x in the past 6 years I've been shopping with Ulta.

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10.5x points for Diamond is a good deal. There’s a Bobbi brown mascara duo which is buy one get one free, and a Lancome mascara duo which is also buy one get one free. 

I don’t think anyone’s reading this today but if you are, I hope you got your mascara!  

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