We know that one of the biggest struggles of being obsessed with makeup is that visits to Ulta, CVS, Sephora, or your favorite department store (whether it’s in person or online) become a must. These places are the source for the makeup brands you can’t live without, and you spend way more money at them than you’d like to talk about. Today, we’re here to help you with your Ulta visits. Here are six ways to save money the next time you land on the website or pop into the store.
Join the Ulta Rewards Program. If you haven’t done this yet, get on it. By becoming a program member, you can earn points on purchases, and get exclusive deals and discounts on products. Membership is free, and all you have to do is present your membership card at checkout if you’re in the store, or make sure your membership ID is included when you’re shopping online. Every dollar you spend counts as one rewards point, which you can use toward purchases, or, if you’ve saved up a bunch, you could get a product for free. Don’t ignore or opt out of the emails once you become a member. Because those Ulta emails might contain information about products that will earn you bonus points. Yup, bonus points means that the purchase of certain items earns you double the points, and sometimes you’ll have the chance to double up on bonus point offers. We’ll let this excerpt from its website explain: “On really pretty days, Ultamate Rewards may also offer a chance to combine two or more bonus offers on a qualifying purchase. When this occurs, base points are earned only once. For example, if a member buys $25 worth of a skin care product when we offer 2X points for that product, and another offer for 3X points on your entire purchase, the total points earned would be 100 points. Let’s do the beauty math: 25 base points + 25 bonus points from the 2X product specific bonus offer + 50 bonus points from the 3X on your entire purchase = 100 points.” For the complete list of money-saving hacks, check out the full article here.
By Renee Jacques, Allure Associate Digital Editor