Saturday, August 20, 2016

Last Day to Get 2x/3x Points on All Ulta Purchases (Plus 5x Points on Tarte, New Freebies, and Free Shipping at $35)

UPDATE: Please disregard the freebie pictured to the right. I wrote this post in the middle of the night last night and accidentally grabbed an older GWP rather than the new one that is now available HERE. So sorry for the confusion!

This is it, Ulta shoppers! Today, 8/20, is the last day to get 2x/3x points on all Ulta purchases in-store and online. If you're Platinum you get 3x points; everyone else gets 2x points. Just sign in to your Ulta account and go to your "My Rewards" tab to activate. Also, while you're there, see if you have the following offers available:

5X Points - Philosophy    8/9/16 - 8/20/16
Earn 5X points on all Philosophy purchases!

5X Points - Tarte    8/19/16 - 8/27/16
Earn 5X points on all Tarte purchases!

Many of you have let me know that you had the 5x points on Tarte offer available in your accounts (thank you!), and I've been hearing from several of you on the blog and on social media who are excited to buy the wildly popular Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer HERE ($24) to go with this 5x points offer. If you're thinking about getting that concealer while Ulta is still offering free shipping on orders $35+ (still active as of the time of this post) then I want to remind you that you're just $1 away from getting this 10-piece beauty bag freebie (free with ANY $25 online purchase) and $11 away from getting free shipping.

Plus, if you spend $40 total, there's a new Michael Kors freebie HERE that's free with ANY $40 purchase (just add to your cart and once you hit $40 it will be free). So if you spend $40, you'll get the 10-piece beauty bag freebie, the 2-piece Michael Kors freebie, AND free shipping (plus those extra points). I have many under $10 ideas here if you need them. Plus, I want to let you know that the new EOS Shimmer Lip Balms are now on the Ulta site HERE. And don't forget that if you're just a dollar or two away from $40, there are lots of e.l.f. products here and Essence products here that will get you to that threshold.

Also, don't forget about the Lancome BOGOFREE + DELUXE FREEBIE offer. Now through 9/10, all of the Lancome lipsticks on THIS PAGE are BOGOFREE and you receive a FREE deluxe Lancome Énergie de Vie Antioxidant and Glow Boosting Liquid Care Moisturizer with any $30 Lancome purchase (some of you said that freebie was out of stock, but I just checked and it's back in stock as of the time of this post---you'll see the option to select the freebie in your cart at checkout).

And don't forget about these other current freebies:
  • FREEBIE WITH ANY $50 ORDER: to celebrate Estee Lauder's arrival at Ulta, you can get this 3-piece Estee Lauder Sampler for FREE with any $50 online purchase (still valid as of the time of publication). (EXPIRED)
    • FREEBIE WITH $21.50 ULTA BEAUTY ORDER: spend at least $21.50 on any of the Ulta Beauty products on THIS PAGE to receive this FREE 13-piece gift (two bag options; floral or purple) which also comes with a coupon for a future Ulta Beauty purchase. After you have added enough qualifying items to your cart, go to checkout and you will see a drop-down option that will allow you to select which bag you want. Limit 1 13-piece gift per customer.
        • DON'T FORGET: if you're ordering any non-prestige items today, use code 308920 for $3.50 off any $10 non-prestige purchases.
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        1. If you are platinum the calculation would be (using your example)
          $41.97 X 1.25 (platinum earns 1.25 points per dollar) =52.46 then
          $41.97 X 2.0 (extra points are always just 1 point platinum or no and you already earned one above)=83.94 then
          $24 (tarte) X4.0 (already earned initial point above and can't earn that initial point again) =96
          52.46 +83.94 +96 =232
          Not sure where your extra point went but hope this helps.
          Either way love the extra points!!! I love your blog even though it gets me in trouble. Thank you!

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          1. OMG thank you SO much for the breakdown and clarification! That helps SO much. I went ahead and deleted my breakdown in my post to clear up any confusion. Really appreciate you taking the time to share! xo

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        2. I'm about to purchase 2 $24 Tarte concealers plus a $6 ELF brush (367 points YEY) BUT the Estee Lauder GWP is no longer available (contacted CS and they said it ended yesterday). Still will buy the items as I can't pass up the points and freebies :)

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          1. So sorry about that, and thanks very much for letting me know! xo

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        3. I got that Michael Kors deal in the past and the body wash is amazing.... If you're on the fence, do it!

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          1. Great to know! Thanks so much, Sara! xo

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        4. Estée Lauder didn't work for me :( but got the tarte double duty and two more makeup revolution matte blushes! Thanks :D

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          1. Bummer! Thanks so much for letting me know! :)

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        5. Funny,the shape tape is the first thing I ran to when I saw my points offer! I had already saved some favorites from your under $10 at Ulta post, so I was a happy camper 😄 Thanks as always G!!!

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          1. OMG thank you! I would love to know which items you got, and how they end up working for you! xo

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        6. Ugh! It's killing me that I ordered the tarte shape tape and a tarte kit a few days before the 5x points offer came out!

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          1. I hate it when that happens! Lol. ;)

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          2. I say call CS and they might adjusted or if you really want to go the trouble of the rebuying and returning with the older receipt, you can do that!

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        7. Weird that the GWP in the pic here is totally different than the one shown on the item page.

          That's crazy if that's how they're calculating points! Usually it's like 5x on the tarte and 3x on everything else, not stacked. Awesome!

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          1. Christina, please see my update at the top of my post--so very sorry for the confusion! And also, the commenter above clarified the point for me. That's what I get for writing a post in the middle of night while half asleep. Lol!! ;)

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        8. The Estée Lauder GWP seems to no longer be active. It's not deducting the cost and it's no longer listed on the GWP page, despite the fact that the link directly to the set DOES still work. 🤔

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        9. Is anyone having problems trying to get the 3-piece estee lauder sampler? I have over $50 worth of items in my cart but it still shows up as $50 additional cost for the sampler when I add it to my cart :(

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          1. So sorry about that--it's now expired!

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        10. Ulta is killing me! I should've waited to get the Michael Kors freebies.

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          1. These days, there always seems to be something new right around the corner with them, I swear! Lol. ;)

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        11. You're the best, G! Thanks! My husband told me he needed cologne and your site is the first place I went to find the best deals. I ended up ordering from ulta and got the MK, beauty bag, and weekender bag freebies, plus the shipping and bonus points. The Estée Lauder wouldn't work for me but no biggie. Not sure what the deal was since it was well over $50.

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          1. Great timing! So glad you were able to get his cologne and all of the other deals on top it!! Well, except for the Estee Lauder freebie, which is now expired. So sorry about that!!

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        12. The 10-piece bag in your picture is different with the link. Are there 2 bags?

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          1. So sorry for the confusion about that, Amber. I just updated the top of my post with an explanation. :)

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        13. G,

          Do you know if Monday is for sure 10x the points at Ulta for Platinum Members? I saw a few posts about it on Reddit as well as the Sephora Beauty Boards and I can't decide if I want to buy something today or wait for Monday :/

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        14. Does anyone know if the Michael Kors or ulta bags freebie will available tomorrow?

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        15. So I got the 2x points but couldn't figure out how to do the 5x points for tarte? :( Do I have to call them? What did i do wrong? It only showed to activate the offer 2x? I bought a tarte product.

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          1. I think that not everyone gets the offers on 5x points for brands. I don't have the multipliers for either Tarte or Philosophy in my account. Maybe they don't want me earning more points, I have like 4200 right now which is equivalent to over $250 of free stuff... =)

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          2. I didn't get the Tarts offer either.. you look under your "bonus offers" tab.. I did get the Philosophy offer - which I won't use.. but not the Tarts :(

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        16. Do you have to be platinum to get the 5x Tarte points? b/c I'm not seeing it.

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          1. No, not all members.. I am platinum and didn't get it either :(

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