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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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I was worried too, just had a reply to today's FB message and they are refunding it and apologized for the hassle.  Try messaging them on Facebook - quick and easy!  

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Ulta is driving me nuts. I'm so sick and barely have a voice but I decided to call anyways since everyone else seems to have a smooth and easy time with getting an eventual refund. I've been on the call for 20 mins now and the woman keeps arguing with me that I'm not eligible for the bag because I may have coupons. I told her I don't. Then she said oh it's because you have other gifts in there. I said no that's not why, deleted them all and showed her that even with no other gifts, it still won't mark as free. She keeps arguing that she's not sure if I'm eligible. How can I not be eligible if I'm spending the minimum requirement listed AND am platinum (even though no status is required). 


I really dont understand why she's giving me such a hard time and it's unbelievably frustrating. 

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Ugggghhh, similar experience. I have an $82 Estée Lauder face cream in my cart, the SG bag, and the skincare bag, plus two deluxe Estée Lauder samples that come with the face cream purchase- and my cart total is $227. I called, and the representative said that GWPs are NOT stackable - that my deluxe EL freebies were causing me to be charged for the 2 bags. I told the rep that was untrue; that I have been stacking GWPs at ulta for YEARS - and just to humor her, I deleted the EL freebies, and tried the bags one at a time, per the "one gwp per order" rule she made up on the spot, and of course the charge still showed for each bag. 


She kept touting that one GWP per order nonsense, and when I said that was patently untrue, that I have always stacked GWPs at ulta (and encouraged her to look at my voluminous order history as evidence), she told me that I must have been able to do that in my previous orders "because of a glitch." 😐😬 


After 15 minutes of this back-and-forth I just said I would try again later. I try my best to be polite to CS reps (and most people), but this particular exchange was so frustrating, and I could feel myself rapidly reaching the end of my rope. 

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I just experienced the same.....I called them about the SG is not showing up free. But the lady just could not locate this bag and kept telling me they don't have this at all! “meh emoji”的图片搜索结果


After 3-4 mins I realized that I have no luck with this CS member. So I decided to call later.......


@pinyoBTW, did you get the refund eventually?? Hope you could get well soon!

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Ok I just called CS about another issue and asked about the SG bag - they said they hoped to have it fixed within a hour. I hope that's true so just FYI 🙂

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I went ahead and ordered, and I'm thinking we will get the 8% MrREbates on the $75 🙂 because the refund will get processed as a separate transaction...

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I called and they told me it will be fixed within 3hrs, lol. CS give me a reference # and I placed my order. I am traveling tomorrow so didn't want to risk missing out

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Mission Creep.  Ulta's Platinum level is $450 this year compared to $400 for 2016.

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It was $450 for 2016 as well. The last time it was $400 was 2015.

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Oooh, I should pay closer attention.  Came as complete surprise to me.

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I saw on reddit that a few ladies were mailed some free too faced peach items! I think it was a mini peach pouch and a mini lipgloss.  Anyone here get any? Im going to check my mail soon, would be nice to get this!! I did get the last two free things as well (the urban decay and benefit thingies) so this would also be cool!

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Nothing for me, but that would be super cool! 

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I just saw this too on FB. It's the bag that Too Faced gave when the sent out the Peach palette and a lip oil. WOW! Ok seriously when is Ulta coming to Canada!

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My ULTA order finally came in yesterday. Here are the contents of my mystery bag:


I'm happy I got the Becca. It's in Opal!

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This is awesome @KatieJiang!!!

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That's a great mystery bag!

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Does anyone know of any perks or gift with purchases in stores like the gift bags they give out online? 🙂 I'm from Canada and can't order online from ulta but I live near the border and will be driving down to use my 20% off. 

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I'm not a master of ulta GWP.  If you're shopping in store, you can show them the in-store redemption coupons and see what happens.  As ZombieMA mentioned, we haven't received any freebie emails in awhile.  All the ones we do have are expired by now.  I would still roll up with the expired coupons and see what happens.  Sometimes they let you redeem them for $.01.  I tried this at a store outside of philadelphia and the item rang up as $10.00 instead of a $.01.  Needless to say I didn't take them up on that offer. 

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okay thanks! I will try that and see what happens 🙂

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Does anyone have an extra 20% off code? I'm Platinum, but never got one =(

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I have an extra 20% off code, I'll PM you 🙂

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