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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: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Ulta-GWP-Google-Spreadsheet-Request-Thread/m-p/2753063#M11...
A list of in store coupons is here: https://community.sephora.com/t5/Savvy-Shoppers/Ulta-GWP-Coupons-no-chatter/td-p/3866521
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
Links are not allowed. In lieu of links, please read this:
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.
Re: Ulta GWPs
the closest Ulta has come to acknowledging the problem...posted nearly a month ago, claiming all is well.
Sigh. Well, at this rate, if the FTC does start investigating, they'll have plenty of time to gather their own evidence since Ulta has no sense of urgency. Unless things change drastically for the better soon, I'll be figuring out my cheapest strategy to get ~250 more points (to round out another set of 2k) and then spending them all with the holiday 20%. I mean, I generally spend a big chunk of my points then anyway, but I doubt I'll be doing much shopping with them after that this time around.
I still can't add things to my loves list. Mayhaps that's a minor issue in the grand scheme things, and it certainly isn't FTC actionable, but dang, what the heck is it there for if I can't use it? What "upgrade" was worth the dumpster fire it spawned? I'm so disappointed in the whole thing...Ulta has had their foibles over the years, but they were mostly dependable, outside of gwps being short (more often than they should be, really, perhaps something I and others should have been pestering the FTC about for years now). But now it's luck of the draw if you can even order in the first place, and heaven help you if you want to use points and a coupon on an order with gwps and pay the balance with a GC...you might be chasing lost points and missing GC funds for an order that didn't even go through, while your coupon gets voided and now the gwps aren't free. Ugh, it's just disgusting.
Re: Ulta GWPs
@civ2ru Ha, I just saw that a couple minutes ago: I was trying to pull up my abandoned cart to grab the “bag ID” for customer service. Because I emailed Ulta (after pulling together screenshots of tonight’s idiocy) and they responded with this email:
For us to further check the concern, we would like to ask the the Bag ID which located at the bottom part of your cart. Thank you for your understanding.
We appreciate your continued patience and support of ULTA Beauty. We look forward to hearing back from you soon.
My original email to them mentioned that they’re in violation of FTC law if what their text CS rep told me is true, and that I haven’t contacted the FTC yet but do have evidence ready. I also asked them to confirm what their rep told me about the coupon in question. They didn’t do that in their email, but they reeeally want me to feel “assured.” If they have to tweak my account to fix whatever might be blocking certain coupons I get, and they also have to do that on a case-by-case basis for all the other customers with the same problem, well… I dunno, maybe whoever’s doing IT/web dev/content management for Ulta needs to rethink how they operate. All I can think of right now is my time at [the IT/digital design orgs of a rather large company] and how quickly heads would’ve rolled—how far those heads would’ve bounced down various streets in the US and abroad, and not just ours but also a few in customer service—had this crap ever happened to a big chunk of our customer base. I’ve seen people get fired for less than whatever’s internally wrong with Ulta.
*deep calming breath*
@RGbrown - ah, I forgot about that statement Ulta posted. So at least they did say something. Kinda wish they’d get all branches of customer service on the same page while they’re at it. (I know that’s asking for a lot.) It’s so frustrating to see Ulta ruin themselves like this, considering their reward program is (overall) still among the best in the beauty retailer space. I used to wonder how long it’d take their seemingly random system glitches and internal ops processes to snowball and backfire en masse. Now I know. I might be right behind you, cashing out my mountain of hoarded points this holiday season.
Re: Ulta GWPs
Both my diamond codes are up for grabs:
Sacheu lip liner: 132RLT4Z9WV4H
Wish I’d checked email earlier, but there they are if anyone still needs ‘em. 😄
Re: Ulta GWPs
@WinglessOne Thanks for the Diamond codes. Unfortunately, the website wasn’t working. again. But, I do appreciate your kindness in sharing the code. Thanks again.
Re: Ulta GWPs
@Imightneedthis Aw, you’re welcome and I’m sorry you missed out. Those codes might not have worked anyway while the site and app were up, considering all the trouble folks are having with Ulta coupons lately. 🤦♀️
Re: Ulta GWPs
Clarins 5pc, $35 skincare 2615546
Ellis Brooklyn trio, $35 fragrance 2617585
Living Proof 4pc, $35 haircare 2610561
L'Oreal Hyaluronic Acid mini, brand purchase 2583516
Sunday Riley 3pc, $25 brand 2600050
Beautystat 3pc, $35 brand 2610623
Elemis 5pc, $35 brand 2616840
Meaningful Beauty Ultra Lift deluxe, $35 brand 2616465
Rabanne 2pc, $40 brand makeup 2616976
Contents of the $150 bag:
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown & Benefit Cosmetics Precisely My Brow minis
- Versace Dylan Purple mini & Billie Eilish Eilish No. 2 Rollerball mini fragrance samples
- Morphe Supreme Brow Sculpting & Shaping Wax full size
- Buxom Power Line Lasting Eyeliner deluxe sample
- Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Origins Checks & Balances, It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser deluxe samples
- Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum, Lancôme Advanced Génifique Radiance Boosting Face Serum, & Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Dew Drops deluxe samples
- Clarins Cryo-Flash Instant Lift Effect & Glow Boosting Face Mask deluxe sample
- Crepe Erase Lift & Smooth Neck Firming Treatment deluxe sample
- DIME TBT Cream sample
- Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil deluxe sample
- Shiseido Urban Environment Vita-Clear Sunscreen SPF 42 deluxe sample
- Good Molecules B5 Hydrating Body Serum, Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion & Eczema Honey Body Lotion deluxe samples
- FENTY Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara, MAC Macstack Mascara deluxe samples
- Grande Cosmetic GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum mini
- LORAC PRO Quartz Eye Shadow full size
- COSRX Masterpatch Intensive deluxe sample
- L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream deluxe sample
- Bumble and bumble. Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer deluxe sample
- OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil deluxe sample
- Bondi Boost Miracle Hair Mask deluxe sample
- OUAI Detox Shampoo deluxe sample
- Carol's Daughter Born To Repair 60-Second Moisture Treatment with Shea Butter deluxe sample
- And more deluxe samples from EOS, Sun Bum, Hally Hair, MAËLYS & Sunday II Sunday
And as a nice bonus, the Perk Day page is now on the front page of the app for easier browsing if that's your favorite way to access the deals
It's not noted as a Perk, but there's also Surprise Sample Pack with select hair purchases, over 2600 items starting at $2.99 (reminder...these are just a handful of foils or other small samples!) item 2616982, adds to cart automatically