If you love shopping for beauty products, you’ve probably spent plenty of time in Ulta. And if you love saving money on beauty products, here are 12 ways you can save significant dough next time you stop at your favorite beauty spot.
1. Work the System
You’re probably a member of Ulta’s rewards program, but are you working it? You have to join, but you gotta work the system to get the most out of it. Referrals are just one example.
2. Open the Emails
I know, you probably get a lot of emails from stores and websites that you don’t read. But with Ulta, email members get special deals that are definitely worth opening and using. You might get free shipping, up to 20% off, and gifts with your purchase.
3. Double Up on Coupons
Did you know you can use coupons BOTH online and in-store? The coupon says online or in-store, but they use different codes for both, allowing you to make one purchase online and one in the store — with the same coupon. Use it online with the 10-digit code, then go into the store.
4. Use the App
With the Ulta app, you’ll always have your coupons on hand and ready to go.
5. Coupon Stacking
If you stack your drugstore item & manufacturer coupons with your email coupons, you’ll save a lot at Ulta.
6. Go in the Store
Ulta.com offers great variety and good deals, but you usually get the best discounts by going into the store. Take your girlfriends with you and make it an event. Ulta stores mark things down frequently, so check for the red tags.
7. Shop at the Right Time
Now, if you’re going to shop Ulta online, do it on Wednesday nights, after 8pm Pacific. Why? Because that’s when they offer their weekly “beauty breaks.” But they only last a few hours, so you’ll want to hop to it!
8. Go Work There
Ulta employees get 25% off all retail prices, and 50% off at the salon. Enough said.
9. Use Ibotta
If you sign up for Ibotta and use it for Ulta purchases, you’ll get cash back!
10. Know the Best & Worst Buys
As a rule, at Ulta, the travel size products are the worst deals. The best deals are the prestige names, such as Benefit and Tarte. You’ll save big on those over department stores. Make sure you know the exclusions.