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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Attention All Ulta Members! Check Your Email (Ideas, Tips, and Don't Forget Your Freebies!)


HOT TIP (totally unrelated to this post): Check the beauty sale page links to Macy's and Nordstrom at the top of my blog because both retailers have been adding new deals today and they're going quickly (free shipping at both retailers)! For example, there's a little Smashbox deal here for only $6 with free shipping but I don't know how long that will stay in stock!

Thanks so much to several of you here on the blog and on social media for the tips about this one!

If you are an Ulta member and have not checked your email today, DO IT ASAP. Because you may have received a unique coupon code for 20% off your entire purchase (online only) that is valid today only, 1/28, and it INCLUDES most fragrance and prestige cosmetics! The only exclusions are below.

FINE PRINT (EXCLUSIONS):
Coupon offer valid on all regular price and sale merchandise. Not valid on Lancôme, Clinique, Dermalogica, Beauty Steals®, Beauty Deals™, Dyson, Salon services, Dermalogica skin services, clearance and Benefit Brow Bar Services. Cannot be redeemed for cash or gift cards. 

IMPORTANT: I have heard from non-Platinum members and Platinum members today who have received this coupon, and I have heard from MANY of you. So it looks like most, if not all, Ulta members received it. But if you did NOT, please call Ulta customer service and ask if they can give you a unique code over the phone. This has worked with some members in the past, so it's worth a shot!

IDEAS:

I just tested this code and it works with all of the prestige cosmetics that are already on sale HERE (aside from the brands that are excluded from the code, of course). That means that you will receive an additional 20% off the sale prices of those items! For example, I tested it with the LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Palette, which is already reduced from $19 to $15. With the code, my total dropped to $12!

Since these 20% off codes often exclude fragrance, it's worth it to check out the fragrances here for anything you may have been wanting (don't forget the gift sets)!

Those of you who said you wanted to try the IT Cosmetics moisturizer that I reviewed yesterday, this could be a nice time to pick it up (or get a back-up if you already love it). Direct link to purchase here.

Also, the 5x points on Clarisonic ends today (1/28) so you will receive 20% off + 5x points on all Clarisonic purchases here. (Log into your account here and go to your My Rewards tab to see if you have this offer available to activate.)

I also want to remind you about some of the newer products that are now available on the Ulta website and not excluded from this coupon:

AND DON'T FORGET YOUR FREEBIES!
  • FREE with any online purchase (no minimum required):  add this deluxe Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon to your cart and once you add anything else to your cart it will go from $18 to FREE (Thank you to readers Amy and Sasha K. the tip!)
  • (Back in stock) FREE with any online order (no minimum purchase required): add this deluxe Drybar Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant to your cart and once you add anything else to your cart it will go from $10 to FREE (Thanks to several of you for the tip!)
  • The following beauty bags have not been working for many of you, but I'm leaving the info below in case they go back in stock at some point today (worth a shot):
  • Enter code SONAGASPARIAN at checkout to receive this FREE 11-piece beauty bag with any $75 online purchase. If this code works for you, once you add at least $75 worth of other merchandise to your cart, after you enter the code the price of the bag should drop from $75 to FREE. (Thanks to @pretty_matte for the tip)
  • FREE 27-piece skincare beauty bag with any $70 online skincare purchase (Thanks to several of you for the tip!)
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38 comments

  1. I hardly shop there and got an email code but it doesn't work for me. Figures...lol.

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    1. Those codes are tricky sometimes and they don't work if you have an extra space after the actual code. Try again, and this time double-check to make sure you don't have any spaces after the code when you put it into the code box. Hope that helps!

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    2. Yep, that's what I do too, but sometimes when I copy/paste, it adds an extra space after the code and it won't work. It's finicky like that. ;)

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  2. I shop there when they have sales and didn't get one. Grr!

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    1. J.J., call them! See my info in the "important" section in this post! Definitely worth a shot! :)

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    2. I kept checking my e-mail all morning and it showed up after you replied to me. lol! I saved $20, got 3 freebies, plus the samples. I bought the Confidence in a Cream. I've been eyeing it for a while. Thanks G! You're awesome!

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    3. Yay!! I'm so glad you finally got the email! And you're so welcome! I'm happy to help. Please let me know what you think of that moisturizer after you try it? Fingers crossed you love it as much as I do. ❤

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  3. Something I didn't see on the for highend sale page but just bought was the Urban Decay Blackmail Vice lipstick palette down to $20 and the 20% off of that

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    1. Oooh, excellent tip!! Thank you! 👍👍👍

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  4. Thank goodness I checked my email today. Finally a good chance to use my gift card. Ordered the Clarisonic 4 piece brush set which came down to $16.73 a piece and 336 points. Thank you since I was able to get the lip and hair freebie.

    The gift bags didn't work for me unfortunately.

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    1. You scored on that Clarisonic deal!! And I'm so glad you were able to at least get those two freebies! ❤

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  5. This is so funny; my favorite Tarte bamboo foundation brush ($32) started losing hairs last week when I washed it-- it's lasted well over 2 years of almost daily use. I didn't want to pay full price for another one, though, so I had sadly decided to hold out til the next 20% coupon. I also realized I need a refill brush head for my Clarisonic, and here came the coupon just in time for both items! jSo happy!

    (I also picked up that Lorac Dance til Dawn-- thank you for the heads up!)

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    1. You're so welcome and yay! I love it when the universe works in our favor!! 😊

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    1. Nope. No code stacking on the Ulta site.

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  7. Just a quick comment about the free 27 piece beauty bag with a $70 skincare purchase: emailed Customer Service and she confirmed that it is indeed out of stock. She said they are working on removing it from their website. Received the email today, Saturday January 28th.

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    1. Aaah, thank you so much for confirming that for us, Carol. I really appreciate it. ❤

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  8. I purchased my first Clarisonic yesterday the 27 item bag wasn't working for me but the sonia one did work i called customer service and they explained you can only get that bag once, meaning if you added it and made a purchase during the sale of 70+ that you could not receive it again. hope that helps! (it's also out of stock)

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    1. That you, Kara! That explains why, when it went back in stock earlier,I could not get it to work even though others could. Bummer that it isn't working for ANYONE now. :(

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  9. I wish they automatically give unlimited free shipping to platinum members.

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    1. I would buy so much more that way!!!

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  10. Thanks G! I'm new to the beauty world and makeup in general, so when I saw this coupon in my email this morning I didnt realize it was a good deal. That is until you posted on insta and I saw all the hype in the comments section :) I got a NARS tinted moisturizer and the IT Cosmetics cream you had mentioned. And I got the Honest Beauty and Deluxe Drybar free gifts (but no luck on the Sona Bag). Thanks for posting about those othersie I wouldnt have known!

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    1. You're so welcome! And I'm so glad you were able to get those freebies with your order! I love the NARS tinted moisturizer but it's so pricey. So this is a great time to pick it up. I would love to know what you think of the IT moisturizer when you get it! :)

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  11. Yes! When I got the email this morning I immediately filled my cart. Finally getting ABH liquid lipstick in Sepia. I hope it goes well with complexion. From the swatches I have seen I am almost certain it will. All of a sudden I am so into liquid lipstick! Thanks G for the tip about the UD liquid lipstick....I forgot I want to try 1993.

    P.S. Hey G! I know I haven't left a comment in a while but please know I read everything word you type even if I don't comment. :-)

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    1. You're so welcome, girlie! And you are so sweet to let me know that you're still reading here. I always love hearing from you, but I totally understand that sometimes people just want to pop in and pop out without commenting all the time. But I'm feeling your presence, girl! Lol!! ❤

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  12. Honest Beauty is currently out of stock :( Thanks, G, for your hard work!

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    1. Yep it is. I just checked out but the Drybar Hot Toddy freebie still worked. I was thrilled to get this email, I picked up quite a few UD Vice lippies I've been lusting after since they first came out and I used the 24-shade deluxe sample pack I got as a freebie awhile ago, the new BeneFit They're Real Big Sexy eye palette and Hervana blush, and a couple Essence lippies, having found out recently that their Cool Nude is a dupe for MAC Faux! Than you G, Ulta and tax refund!! :D

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  13. I never got an email. Oh well.

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  14. I got an email from them, but I assumed it would have the coupon in it. I just went to check it, and it is for my birthday, which is today, bt they didn't send me the other one. I'm a bit sad now, since I wanted to get some stuff, but it's 10 pm and I don't know if they'll respond to my email or not.

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  15. Drybar Toddy was not workong for me. Honest Beauty Lip Crayon is Oos. You Can get a Philosphy Time in a Bottle sample with any Philosphy skin or foundation purchase. There is a Purity cleanser for $8 as a suggestion.

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  16. I got an email, but at 10pm PST or so the site said that the coupon had expired. I guess they don't operate on PST.

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    1. The Ulta site runs on Central time. :(

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    2. ah, I see! saved me an order since i just placed one previously :)

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  17. Is Buxom owned by Bare Minerals? I looked on the Buxom site, but no info as to who owns them.

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    1. Buxom and bareMinerals are both owned by Shiseido (along with Laura Mercier, RéVive, NARS, Clé de Peau Beauté, Joico, Avene, etc.).

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