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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Get Thirty-Four Freebies (Including Full-Size Products) When You Spend $125 Online at Ulta

UPDATE: thanks so much to everyone who let me know that the NYX Lip Vault date was pushed to 10/7. They will NOT be available tonight, 10/2, as previously indicated on the Ulta site. 

UPDATE #2: The LORAC Mega PRO 3 IS LIVE! Also, the Fall 2016 The Gorgeous Hair Event Daily Beauty Steals for 10/2 are live as well!

Thanks so much to reader @beautybudgetcollection on Instagram for this tip. I posted a few days about the free beauty bag that you can get when you spend $75+ at Ulta right now, but there's also a NEW one that you can get when you spend $125 (online only for both deals).

Check this out:

I just added five $25 items to my cart to illustrate that you can stack these two beauty bags when you spend $125 online at Ulta right now!
  • FREE WITH ANY $125+ ONLINE PURCHASE: add this beauty bag to your cart and once you add at least $125+ of other merchandise to your cart it will go from $125 to FREE.
  • FREE WITH ANY $75+ ONLINE PURCHASE: add this beauty bag to your cart and once you add at least $75+ of other merchandise to your cart it will go from $75 to FREE.

The free $125 beauty bag contains:
  • Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette Mini (0.17 oz)
  • Chloe Eau de Parfum Mini (0.17 oz)
  • Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub (3.5 oz)
  • Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner (2.5 oz)
  • Living Proof Overnight Perfector (1.0 oz)
  • Phyto Botanical Straightening Balm (1.7 oz)
  • Vitabath Body Wash in Asian Orchid & Coconut (2.0 oz)
  • Lancôme Génifique (0.27 oz)
  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (1.0 oz)
  • Yes to Tomatoes Facial Wipes (30 count)
  • Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly (0.03 oz)
  • bareMinerals Bareskin Sheer Sun in Bare Glow (0.10 oz)
  • StriVectin Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles and Stretch Marks (0.35 oz)
  • Japonesque Solid Brush Cleaner (0.5 oz)
  • ULTA Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel Sanitizer in Verbena Bergamot (1.0 oz)
  • The Body Shop Drops of Youth (0.2 oz)
  • Clinique Moisturizing Lotion (0.5 oz)
  • Lorac Front of the Line Pro Eye Pencil in Black (0.007 oz)
  • ULTA Mini Matte Nude Eye Shadow Primer (0.10 oz)
  • Tarte Brazilliance Self-Tanner (0.5 oz)
  • Benefit Roller Lash Mascara in Black (0.10 oz)
  • Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Oil Free Oxygenating Gel Cream (0.17 oz)
  • Smashbox Photofinish Primer (0.25 oz)
  • Laura Geller Glamlash Dramatic Volumizing Mascara in Black (0.20 oz)
And the free $75 beauty bag contains:
  • Kenra Platinum Travel Blow Dry Spray (1.7 oz)
  • Seche Vite Full Size Dry Fast Top Coat (0.5 oz)
  • Tarte Full Size Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner in Black (0.17 oz total weight)
  • Buxom Full Size Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly (0.15 oz)
  • NYX Cosmetics Full Size Butter Lipstick in Sandy Kiss (aka Fun Size) (0.16 oz)
  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed (0.084 oz)
  • Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Polish (1.69 oz)
  • Ralph Lauren Midnight Romance Eau de Parfum Natural Spray sample (0.05 oz)
  • Viva la Juicy Eau de Parfum Spray sample (0.05 oz)
  • Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF 15 sample (0.33 oz)

So that's THIRTY-FOUR freebies when you spend $125 online at Ulta, and some of these freebies are  FULL-SIZE.

And just a reminder of the other active promos going on at Ulta right now:
  • 5X POINTS ON ALL Exuviance, Algenist, Skyn Iceland, Perricone, StriVectin, Dermablend, Elizabeth Arden, and Hey Honey purchases: sign into your account and check your "My Rewards" tab to see if you have this offer available to activate. Valid through 10/8. (Thanks to readers SneakyBurrito and @KenKenBeauty on Instagram for the tips)
  • 5X POINTS ON ALL TOO FACED PURCHASES:  sign into your account and check your "My Rewards" tab to see if you have this offer available to activate. Valid now through 10/1.
  • 5X POINTS ON ALL IT BRUSHES FOR ULTA PURCHASES:  sign into your account and check your "My Rewards" tab to see if you have this offer available to activate. Valid now through 10/1.
  • $3.50 OFF $10 NON-PRESTIGE PURCHASE: use code 308920 (valid online only)
  • $3.50 OFF $15 NON-PRESTIGE PURCHASE: use this coupon in-store

And don't forget about these new releases:
  • Lots of new gift sets from Tarte, LORAC, Lipstick Queen, OPI, Jack Black, Ahava, Philosophy, Morgan Taylor, Clean Perfumes. Pur Cosmetics and more HERE.
  • eos Limited Edition Holiday Trio - $8.99 (This set includes a NEW flavor called Honey Apple, as well as returning favorites Wildberry and Passion Fruit)
  • eos Limited Edition Holiday Duo - $5.99 (This set contains a NEW flavor called Winterberry, as well the returning favorite Vanilla Bean)
  • Several new Benefit Holiday 2016 gift sets HERE
  • Several new gift sets from a new-to-me brand called Beauty Gems HERE
  • New Soap & Glory Righteous Butter Diamond Edition - $15
  • Three new haircare value sets HEREHERE and HERE - $8.99 each (thanks to reader Kate Feathers for that tip!)

PS: reader Jenny below asked if I had any under $10 recs to help her get to the $125 threshold. And I sure do! If you haven't checked out my Under $10 Favorites from Ulta post yet, CLICK HERE

Thanks again, @beautybudgetcollection, for the great tip!


  1. I'm $20 from hitting $125. If you have time for some $10 or less items that you love at Ulta that would be so helpful to help me hit the minimum for the freebies. Thanks!

    1. Why yes, I sure do!!! :) Check this out:

    2. Per your request, I just added a clickable link to my post (at the very bottom). Thanks so much for asking and I hope that helps! :)

    3. Thanks! I bought the Vitabath in Lemon Creme and the SheaMoisture hand cream you recommended.

  2. Not sure if you were aware but when I click the links through the texts, I'm still getting that Twitter warning! Weird but I just click continue anyways.

    1. If you mean the links that I send out via Twitter (not the links here on the blog) then yes, sadly I am still very aware of that. I am SO sorry. I have heard that some readers are no longer getting the spam warning from Twitter, while others are. I still haven't received a single bit of help from Twitter to fix this issue, but I'm hoping it happens eventually. Until then, please rest assured that when you click the "ignore and proceed anyway" the link is 100% safe. I have been doing a daily Google Transparency Check on my blog to be 1000% sure that there's no malicious content here (there isn't) even though Twitter keeps flagging my tweets that contain links to my blog. I'm so glad you're OK with clicking the "ignore" link until the problem is fixed, and again I am SO sorry!! xo

    2. Wow! Thanks for the heads up! This is amazing.

    3. No worries. I totally trust your site. Just wanted to make sure you were still aware of it because it went away for a while but it's come back.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic deal! I am stocking up on a few basics (cotton balls, jergens lotion, etc) and indulging in the tarte holiday blush set, the too faced la crème lipstick set, and the Peter Thomas Roth mask set. I can't wait for everything to arrive!

    1. Veronica, you are so welcome. What an excellent haul, and yay for all those freebies you scored! Enjoy your new goodies! xo

  4. So this may be a silly question but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere (toooootally possible that I am not looking hard enough). Does the Mega Pro 3 launch in stores tomorrow as well? Or just online?

    1. I wish I could answer that definitively for you, but from what I can tell, I THINK it will be in stores too (but I'm not sure if it will be tomorrow). I don't see anything in the Ulta listing that says "online only" and I don't see anything on LORAC's Instagram about it being online only. I know it's exclusive to Ulta though. I think your best bet would be to call your local Ulta in the AM right when it opens, and ask them. :)

    2. Thanks G.! I've seen a couple of "sneak peek" postings that say in store as well as online, so I'm going to give it a whirl. There are worse things than shopping for makeup first thing on a Sunday! :-)

    3. Hi G.! Just to update that the Mega Pro 3 is in stores too (this is probably old news at this point). I got to my store about five minutes after it opened and there were already three people in line with the palette and as I stood swatching, several other folks came up and grabbed one from the display (which only had a dozen or so to begin with). Bananas! Thanks again for keeping us up to date!

  5. I'm extremely tempted to buy $125 worth of products. I'm definitely waiting for the lorac mega pro 3 so I'll be stalking the site and you to wait til it launches. Also waiting on the anastasia modern Renaissance to restock and the anastasia Mario palette to hit ulta! The plan was to get all 3 and use my points!! PS my target didn't have the caramel apple twizzlers ;(

  6. Wow, this was one crazy deal. I've been storing up a wishlist from Ulta and waiting for a deal I couldn't refuse :) to come along-- this was it. My subtotal was $126.99, and I used the $3.50 coupon. It took the subtotal slightly under $125 but still gave me both gift sets for free. Awesome! Can't wait to paw through all my loot. Thanks for the heads up! I love your blog-- I never miss out on a freebie.

  7. New shades of the Tarte shape tape are up at Ulta!

  8. I am SO sad that the Nyx Lip Vaults are pushed to this coming Friday. I wanted to buy the Mega Pro 3 and the Soft Matte Lip Cream together (plus something for a buck or 2) so I could reach $125!!!
    By Friday the Mega Pro 3 could be sold out, or this sweet goodie bag deal could be out of stock.
    P.S. I ordered the Mega Pro 3 as part of the platinum perk deal last week and it arrived damaged. So I was going to order another one with the Lip Vault to get the goodie bag! And then return my damaged one. The obsession is real.

    You are the best thing to happen to me, and the worst thing to happen to my wallet, Nouveau Cheap. Your twitter notifications are my favorite part of the day!

  9. Mega Pro 3 is live. I was also able to get the $75 and the $125 beauty bag. Thanks so much G. This is seriously my biggest haul ever at Ulta! Have a great weekend! I'm so happy.

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  11. Thank you all SO MUCH for the great tips!! I hope you all were able to get your palettes and freebies! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much! Got the palette, the $75 & $125 beauty bags & also used the $3.50 off coupon! I bought the Washington OPI nail polishes (Buy 2 get one free) & the new Japonesque trio highlighters to reach the $125 total.

  12. It's also 2x/3x points on all purchases at Ulta. Don't forget to activate!

  13. The $125 bag is now gone but under my points section there is a 3X point offer for platinum

    1. yeah for me too. I just made a purchase last night and kinda wished I broke my order up into two. Maybe I could have gotten 2 of the $75 gifts since I was way over. I thought about that right after I hit to complete order.

  14. The $125 bag is gone now but the $75 bag is still available.


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