How to Get Free Cosmetics from Ulta

Ulta is one of the largest beauty product retailers with free-standing stores — stores, that is, that are not housed in a mall — and a website from which you may purchase a wide variety of cosmetics, fragrances and hair care products. A person wishing to obtain full samples or even full-size editions of Ulta products for free may use any one or more of a few approaches.

Step 1

Visit an Ulta store or go online and register for the Ulta Rewards Program. You will earn points with every purchase made online or in a walk-in store. Present your Ulta Rewards card for all subsequent in-store purchases. Have it handy when ordering online so you may provide the number when asked for it.

Step 2

Combine discounts. Imagine, for example, that Ulta features L'Oreal makeup in a buy-one-get-one-free sale and you have a $2 L'Oreal coupon. Apply the coupon to the sale price, if allowed. This will allow you to obtain two containers of a product for less than you normally would pay for one.

Step 3

Watch for special promotions. Ulta may offer a free makeup bag, bath robe, cosmetic set, or other free gift when you make a purchase for a certain dollar amount. Remember, too, that whatever you buy will go toward your rewards for free items.

Step 4

Check the clearance section. You may often find markdowns of 75 percent or more. Coupons may be used on clearance items, making them free.

Step 5

Review your quarterly Ulta rewards certificate. Depending on the amount of your reward, you may be able to obtain free products. The more rewards you have, the more free products you may obtain. Redeem your rewards certificate before it expires.

Tip

Everything you buy at Ulta counts toward your rewards. Think about what you regularly buy and see if Ulta carries it at the same (or lower) price than where you normally purchase the item.

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