Saturday, October 29, 2016

Today Only (10/29): 20% off Entire Purchase at Ulta Including Most Prestige Brands (Ideas, Freebies, and Tips)


It figures that the day Ulta sends this coupon to us, I'm away from my computer all morning! Thanks so much for the outpouring of comments and emails making sure I knew about this. You have no idea how much I appreciate it! So sorry for getting this post up so late (darn you, real life obligations!).

If you haven't checked your email today, CHECK IT. Ulta sent a unique code to customers (not just Platinum members) to receive 20% off your entire online purchase today only, and the ONLY exclusions are fragrance, Lancôme, Clinique, Dermalogica, Dyson, Beauty Steals, Beauty Deals, and Benefit Brow Bar Services. Your unique code is valid today only, 10/29, and I'm guessing it will deactivate at 11:59PM Central tonight, but it could deactivate at 11:59PM your local time (I wouldn't risk it though, just in case it does deactivate on Central time).

NOTE #1: if you did not receive the email, try calling Ulta Customer Service and asking them if they can email you a unique code. I have heard from 4 different readers today (including reader Dena in the comments below) who were able to do this successfully and receive a code today.

NOTE #2: if you go into an item listing and it says "excluded from coupons" and the item is NOT on the exclusions list in bold above, that note is in reference to regular coupons that you can find on the homepage of the Ulta site, NOT this special coupon.

GET TWO DELUXE FREEBIES WITH ANY ONLINE ORDER:

PRESTIGE SALE ITEMS THAT WORK WITH YOUR UNIQUE 20% OFF CODE:

OTHER IDEAS:
  • VIEW ALL NEW ARRIVALS HERE
  • VIEW ALL GIFTS-WITH-PURCHASE HERE
  • VIEW ALL SALES HERE

ONE MORE THING:


If you spend $25+ on any Maybelline or Garnier products HERE, you will receive this FREE 5-piece Maybelline & Garnier set. It will automatically be added to your cart with qualifying purchase. (Thanks to several of you for this tip!)

Set includes (all full-size items):
  • Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover (13.5 oz)
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color in Very Boost (0.26 oz)
  • Garnier Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream (1.7 oz)
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara in Very Black ( 0.3 oz)
  • Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Pencil in Defining Black ( 0.004 oz)
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60 comments

  1. What should I do if I didn't get an email? Any idea if this is for everyone?

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    1. Try calling Ulta customer service. This code went out to regular and Platinum members this morning, so they MAY be able to email you your own unique code. Definitely worth a shot!!

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    2. That happened to me and I called customer service and they gave me my code over the phone. She said the system sometimes has glitiches when it sends out codes so it is always a good idea to call so they can get you the code. Hope that helps.

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    3. Thank you SO MUCH for confirming that, Dena!! Updating my post now! ❤

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  2. Woke up to this email and I'm so sad that the only thing I want is always sold out! I've been dying to get Tarte's shapetape concealer. Thank you, G for always letting us know about these deals!

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    1. Aaaah, I hate it when that happens! So sorry!! And you're welcome. Happy to help! :)

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    2. Yep, I wanted to buy that, too. It's really annoying. There were a couple of other items I had been eyeing, though, so I went for those.

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    3. I bought the shape-tape in a darker color than I wear, I'll just exchange it in store when they get the color I want.

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    4. Randi they do not do exchanges--they do returns and rebuys. So you won't get the 20% off the new shade.

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  3. Don't forget to activate your 5x points on smashbox products, expires 11/5/2016 in your bonus offers ! Thanks for more ideas G!

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    1. Great tip, girlie! Totally forgot about that one!! xo

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  4. L'Oréal infallible eye shadows are 3.99 and bogo50% off. Pretty good deal.

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    1. Oooh, thank you so much for that, Jenn!!! xo

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  5. I hate that they exclude fragrance!

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    1. Yeah, I would LOVE to get the new SJP Stash with this code but...will have to wait for a future promo!

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  6. Do we know if this is the only 20% off happening at Ulta this holiday season? They usually have 20-25% off around the same time as the Sephora VIB sale but it usually lasts longer than one day!

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    1. Sorry, I have NO idea what their promo strategy is for the holiday season!

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    2. HISTORICALLY Platinum members get several during November and December. Everyone usually gets one around end of October (as we just had) and then another in December.

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    3. Thanks Anne! I thought so, I missed out on the one day 20% off thinking Platinum members would have more opportunities for 20% this holiday season.... fingers crossed they continue doing it this year!

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  7. It says it works on prestige brands. So I tried ABH and put a couple of items in my cart to see and it works! :)

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    1. Yep! I listed in bold at the top of the post the brands that are excluded. :)

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  8. Super smart of Ulta; I bought some stuff that I was going to by at Sephora with my rouge coupon- but I'd rather get points at Ulta. This will minimize my Sephora purchase to a few brands that Ulta doesn't sell. And thank you for the freebie codes- I love all the freebies I get from Ulta better than Sephora's!!!! And I'm not buying my nars from Sephora because I know they will be at Ulta soon😀

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    1. You're so welcome! Gotta get those freebies! ;) And yes, I'm super excited for them to get NARS. Hopefully there will be some nice gift sets!

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  9. Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock--I added this to my cart and another item and it looks like its still showing as $19.99. Must be deactivated now!

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    1. No, it's not deactivated. Please be sure to read my instructions in my post. You have to select the 1.7 oz tube!!! :)

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  10. i have a code for 20% off if someone wants to use : 3H2TZ1LTQ35

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    1. Not sure if it will work for anyone besides you (hopefully someone can let us know) but that was super nice of you!

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  11. Omg legitamtely the only thing I want is Anastasia BH modern renassiance and lancome foundation as well as smashbox in miss conduct 2 items are sold out and lancome excluded. ANY SUGGESTIONS anyone? lol it's not often prestigious items get 20% off

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    1. LORAC PRO Palette 3? Or any LORAC products at all since Sephora doesn't carry LORAC. Or maybe UD Naked Ultimate Basics? Some Becca highlighters or the Becca blush palette? :)

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  12. That was a nice surprise! I'm sad that I couldn't get the Shape Tape (this stuff must be really good!) but I got the It Cosmetics CC cream, which is my fall/winter foundation of choice. It's so pricey, anytime I can get it at a discount, I'm happy!

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    1. Love the IT Cosmetics CC cream! :D

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    2. FYI--QVC has the big daddy right now for $59 and if you get AutoDelivery it stays available for as long as you want. And you can change shades. The Big Daddy (super size) is 2.5x the size of that one you just paid $38 for.

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  13. Not using my code 3H2TZ6Y8TN8. If anyone wants it. Dont know if code is account specific though.

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    1. Very nice of you! Hopefully someone can use (not sure either if it's specific to you).

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  14. This was a nice surprise in my inbox this morning! I went ahead and got the Urban Decay Shadow Box, I hesitated last week at $18, but $14.40? Yeah, I got it. I'm all about the shimmers, so I'll definitely get use out of it. Of course I came here and got the codes for the freebies first, thanks for having those available to us!

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    1. I agree! How can you resist it at $14.40??? Smart move! ;) And I'm SO glad you remembered to come over and grab those freebies. YAY!! xo

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  15. Hmmmm I'm interested in that Garnier sleeping cream. Has anyone here tried it? What are your thoughts? I know I'm looking the gift horse in the mouth here, but I never fail to have issues with mascara giving me raccoon eyes; I wish there was a way to select a waterproof option when mascara samples/ freebies are offered. There have been so many times I would have sprung for a beauty splurge just so I could try XYZ brand's mascara, but talked myself out of it because of raccoon eye fears. :/

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    1. I never use waterproof mascaras and I have pretty good luck with Maybelline's formulas (very rarely do I get raccoon eyes from their washable mascaras and I have oily skin). I haven't tried that cream though. Sorry!

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    2. I have the raccoon eye problem with most mascaras too until they released a formula in the last couple years that finally worked. I use the waterproof version of the following mascaras: Maybelline Lash Sensational (the full fan effect one--not the glam or the luscious) and L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara (not the intenza or the sculpting one). I've tried a TON of mascaras both high-end and low-end and these so far work the best for me. They're more lengthening and curl-holding rather than super-volumizing, but super reliable.

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    3. I have oily skin and I love the night cream. It makes my skin feel so soft in the morning. I prefer it over clinique's moisture surge.

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  16. I am an Ulta Platinum member, and did not receive the code in an email. I called customer service and they would not give me the code. They said it is not sent to everyone, only a random portion of members.

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    1. That's so odd, Heather! Sorry to hear that. Maybe you can try again with a different rep? I have heard from a total of 12 readers so far today who got a code when they called. Good luck!!

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    2. Call back and ask to speak to a manager if the representative will not give you the code. See my response above. Sure hope it works for you!

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  17. So weird I didn't get this, gonna call customer service when I get off work today! I got the $10 birthday coupon and the free ud shadow in stores today! 😬

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    1. Got the 20% off by calling customer service. The other codes that were given from people above didn't work for me :( not sure if they were already used by someone else or if they're specific to account.

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  18. Thank you SO much! I've been saving several things in my basket for just such an occasion. A free freebies thrown in isn't too shabby either.

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  19. Thank You for the heads up!!! The deluxe freebies worked great.

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  20. Just placed my order. In my defense I used my Ulta card and I'll be paying it off a bit every week for the $142 I just spent.

    Ordered:
    UD Naked Ultimate Basics
    UD All Nighter Spray Duo (thank you Ulta as that was on my Sephora list for the sale)
    John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush
    Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Blush Set w/brush

    Tons more I wanted but these were my get them on sale now goodies.

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  21. I was so excited to receive the email but for some reason the site is down each time I try to access it:(.

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  22. Here's another code also not being used, if anyone else can use it: 3H2TZ6M9ANFI Good luck! I have to save my money for all the holiday shopping I'm planning ;)

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  23. As a true Ulta fan, I am so grateful you give us those freebies to add! I don't know where you find them, but they are such a nice bonus...thanks.

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  24. I got some Christmas gifts for my sister with my coupon and a Lorac palette for myself! I didn't know about this until an hour ago, and the code worked for me. I am at the West Coast. Thank you <3 Happy Hallow's Eve

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  25. When I woke and tried to buy it, (8am est) light-medium was still in stock. I immediately added two to my cart and when I added couple of more things and tried to check out- GONE....!!!

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  26. The ad says free shipping at $35 for this week at Ulta!

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  27. I almost sent you an email, G, but I figured a bunch of other readers would take care of it :) My little town just got an Ulta (squee!) so I went and played yesterday, wrote it all down, ordered when I got home. What a deal, I'm so happy.

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  28. Hi G! Thank you so much for posting all these deals! 😃 I was able to get the $15 bare minerals started kit yesterday. Today is back up to $22! Also wanted to share (in case you don't already know☺️) that the $9.99 19-Piece Haircare Must-Haves Bag is now available on the Beauty Brands site! I think the It's A 10 leave-in deluxe is $10 on its own. I was able to purchase 2 earlier today. And unlike last year, it says you can purchase up to 12 at a time. Lol

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    1. Thanks so much, girlie! I actually received the Beauty Brands hair bag in advance of this promotion and I'll be doing an unboxing later today, so that everyone can see what it looks like before they purchase. :)

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    2. Oh Yaay! I just took the plunge without knowing exactly what I'll receive because most of it usually works for me and my mom :D I can't wait to see your unboxing!! 😍

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  29. I received a code last night, but I had all kinds of trouble with placing an online order last night. The Maybelline deal wasn't showing up, so I removed those items from my order. Although I didn't get my points to show up and the free with purchase items showed as free last night, my order details are completely changed now. No points redeemed and I'm being charged for free with any purchase items. Anyone else have these issues? I'm contacting Ulta to see if they can fix it.

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  30. Omg I missed out!! 😣 Even though it's for everyone I'm platinum and didn't get one sent to my email. 😒

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