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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ulta News: New Freebies, Confirmed Date on Arrival of NARS, and More

I've got lots of Ulta news for you today so let's get right to this. Thanks so much to readers @FreeSpirit15 and @pretty_matte for these great tips!

As you all know by now, Ulta lowered their shipping threshold to $35 this week (for one week only) and they have a new GWP to go with it (pictured above).

Online Only Beauty Bag - free with any $25+ purchase

Gift includes:
  • Strivectin Advanced Intensive Concentrate sample (0.35 oz)
  • BareSkin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer sample (0.1 oz)
  • Benefit Fakeup in Shade 02 (Medium) sample (0.01 oz)
  • Vitabath Green Tea & Sage Body Wash sample (0.25 oz)
  • NYM Déjà Vu 'Do Style Extending Hair Primer sample (0.25 oz)
  • NKD SKN Pre-Shower Tan sample (1.69 oz)
  • Buxom Lip Polish in Katie (0.05 oz)
  • Clarins Moisture Body Lotion sample (0.9 oz)
  • MK Wonderlust Eau de Parfum sample (0.05 oz)
  • L'Oréal Lumi Cushion Foundation in Nude Beige (0.06 oz)
  • Clinique Face Scrub for Men sample (0.5 oz)
  • ULTA Bronze Glow Sunless Tan Body Towelette (1 ct)

Here's a quick recap of other current deals that you can stack on top of the gift bag:
  • FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS 35+ (now through 11/5)
  • FREE WITH ANY ONLINE ORDER: click here and select the 1.7 oz. size Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock and add it to your cart. Once you add anything else to your cart, it will be FREE (thanks to reader @allsmilezzz247 for the tip!)
  • FREE DELUXE CLINIQUE LASH POWER FLUTTER TO FULL MASCARA - free with any Clinique purchase including the $5 travel size items HERE
  • 20% OFF ONE ITEM (EXCLUDES PRESTIGE) - use code 401132 online or this coupon in-store
  • $3.50 OFF $10 NON-PRESTIGE PURCHASE (ONLINE ONLY) - use code 308920 
  • 300 BONUS POINTS WITH ANY $60+ PURCHASE (ENDS 11/5; thanks to readers Susan and Christine for the tips that some customers have received an offer for 100 bonus points when you spend $30, 200 bonus points when you spend $45, or 250 bonus points when you spend $60, so this offer can vary) - sign into your account here and go to your My Rewards tab to see if you have this offer available to activate (I received the email about it today, 10/30)
  • 5X POINTS ON ALL SMASHBOX PURCHASES (ENDS 11/5) - sign into your account here and go to your My Rewards tab to see if you have this offer available to activate (Thanks to reader @KenKenBeauty for the tip!)

Also, the Urban Decay Naked Perfect 3some Vault arrived online today, in case you were waiting for that. 

Next up, check your Ulta emails today to see if you received this unique coupon (VALID IN-STORE ONLY) to receive a free travel-size Diorshow Mascara with ANY in-store purchase. I can't guarantee that all Ulta customers received this, but check your email today to see if you did. This coupon is valid through 11/12/16.

image credit: @pretty_matte for Nouveau Cheap
image source: Ulta Snapchat

And last but not least, thanks to frequent contributor Mahek (@pretty_matte) for kindly sharing the above screenshot from Ulta's Snapchat yesterday. As you can see, it's official: select NARS products will be on the Ulta website starting 11/13 and in stores starting 11/27. Whoo hoo!

Thanks again, @FreeSpirit15 and @pretty_matte, for the great tips!


  1. I was so close to going for this and then I'm seeing bronzer, self-tanner, foundation that is waaaaay too dark for me, and men's stuff. So I will pass. I'm anticipating a pretty good GWP for a $125 or so purchase in a few weeks if this is anything like last year.

    My only bonus offer besides the Smashbox is get 100 extra points with a $10 Neutrogena purchase.

  2. Omg G THANK YOU i was waiting for something like this so that i make a purchase i love you so much youre the best <3

  3. Oh man, I would have really loved to have received that Dior mascara with in-store purchase coupon. I was surprised to see I didn't get a single on of the recent extra points deals you posted about either. Oh well! Thanks for posting for us!

    1. I got the Dior coupon but not the extra bonus points, which it seems like a lot of people got, so I'm pretty bummed about that too!

  4. Me, too! Haven't gotten any of the bonus rewards lately. :( But I'm carefully plotting my haul with 4700 points & the 20% off from applying for the credit card, so maybe they'll start showing me the love again! Haha

  5. oki so i read the first comment and i actually agree i was just about to=make my purchase when i actually decided to look at the bag and im only really excited about 3 products smh gonna wait for a nicer GWP :)

  6. I ordered 2 bare minerals products and then added the gift bag but it did not go down to free, neither did the Joico sample.



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