Ulta & Sephora Reward Programs




Reward programs are great. A lot of stores have them. Ulta’s and Sephora’s are amazing. I love their programs. Everyone seems to have reward programs now and you have to wonder if they are even worth signing up. I’ll tell you right now that Ulta’s and Sephora’s reward programs are worth it. They are pretty awesome.




Ulta’s ULTAmate Rewards Program


Cost: Free


Reward System: Points


Earning System: You earn one point for every dollar you spend. No matter if it’s drugstore products or high-end products. You earn points for every purchase. You even earn points on Ulta Salon Services. (Excludes gift cards, taxes and shipping)


Redeeming Points: Points buildup to be redeemed for certain dollar value that is good to use on anything in store.


100 points - $3.00 200 points - $6.00 250 points - $8.00 500 points - $17.50 750 points - $30.00 1000 points - $50.00 2000 points - $125



Expiring: Points expire 3 months after the day they are earned.


Birthday Fun: Every year you get a birthday gift from Ulta. Like a travel sized eyeliner from Urban Decay or an Ulta eye shadow pallet.




Do I need my card with me for in-store purchases?


No. You just give the cashier the phone number or email on your account and they can use it up that way.




How do I apply?


You can apply in-store at any register. Then complete your account information at home at ulta.com




Other Info:


When you sign up for the ULTAmate Rewards program you get exclusive email coupons and offers and you get a month Ulta sale catalogue.


ULTAmate rewards is not a credit card. It’s is just a card offered from Ulta for you to earn rewards for shopping at their stores.





Ulta’s ULTAmate Rewards Platinum Status


The platinum status is very similar to the normal rewards. Points still have the same redeeming values but never expire and you earn 1.25 points for every $1 you spend, so you earn them faster. And you get a birthday gift and a $10 coupon during your birth month.




How does your account go platinum?


When you spend $450 at Ulta in a year (Jan. - Dec.) you earn platinum status.




How long does my card stay a platinum card?


You will keep platinum status for the remainder of the year and the following year. Example: If you earn platinum in August 2015 you will keep it until December 2016.




Do I get a new card if I get platinum status?


No you keep the card you get when you signed up in-store.




Other Info:

You must re-qualify for platinum every year. So if you earn platinum in 2015 you will have in for all of 2016 and to keep it for 2017 you have to spend the $450 in 2016.









Sephora’s Beauty Insider Program


Cost: Free


Reward System: Points


Earning System: You earn one point for every dollar you spend. You earn points for all purchases. (Excludes gift cards, taxes and shipping)


Redeeming Points: Sephora points are redeemable in groups of 100 and 500. You can redeem 100 points for a sample size product or 500 points for a gift set specially made by Sephora.


Expiring: Sephora points do not expire.


Birthday Fun: Sephora also gives birthday gifts. This year (2015) it’s two mini sized Nars lip pencils or a face skin care kit.




Do I need my card with me for in-store purchases?


No. You just give the cashier the email on your account and they can use it up that way.




How do I apply?


You can apply in-store at any register. Then complete your account information at home at Sephora.com or you can create an account online then go into the store and tell the cashier your email on your account and they will give you a card.



Other Info:


When you sign up for the Sephora Beauty Insider program you get exclusive email coupons and offers.


Sephora Beauty Insider is not a credit card. It’s is just a card offered from Sephora for you to earn rewards for shopping at their stores.


The Sephora Beauty Insider card works at Sephora stores and Sephora locations in JCPenney.





Sephora’s Beauty Insider VIP Status


The VIP Status is similar to the normal program. You have all the usual benefits and more. You get early access to sales, early release of new products, seasonal VIP-Only gifts, and private VIP shopping events.



How does your account go VIP?


When you spend $350 at Sephora in a year (Jan. - Dec.) you earn VIP Status.




How long does my card stay a VIP card?


You will keep VIP status for the remainder of the year and the following year. Example: If you earn VIP Status in August 2015 you will keep it until December 2016.




Do I get a new card if I get VIP status?


No you keep the card you get when you signed up in-store.




Other Info:


You must re-qualify for VIP Status every year. So if you earn VIP in 2015 you will have in for all of 2016 and to keep it for 2017 you have to spend the $350 in 2016.





Sephora Beauty Insider VIP Rouge Status


VIP Rouge Status is VIP and more. You get all of the original and the VIP benefits and free shipping on all orders (US and Canada), exclusive VIP Rouge products, an extra birthday gift, unlimited access to the Beauty Studio, exclusive VIP Rouge events, and even more special gifts.



How does your account go VIP Rouge?


When you spend $1000 at Sephora in a year (Jan. - Dec.) you earn VIP Rouge Status.




How long does my card stay a VIP Rouge card?


You will keep VIP Rouge status for the remainder of the year and the following year. Example: If you earn VIP Rouge Status in August 2015 you will keep it until December 2016.



Do I get a new card if I get VIP Rouge status?


No you keep the card you get when you signed up in-store.




Other Info:


You must re-qualify for VIP Rouge Status every year. So if you earn VIP Rouge in 2015 you will have in for all of 2016 and to keep it for 2017 you have to spend the $1000 in 2016.






The Ulta and Sephora cards are sweet. I don’t think I’ll ever get a Sephora VIP Rouge, even though I am a makeup junkie. It’s a lot in one year. But I do think I could end up earning the Sephora VIP and the Ulta Platinum. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing. Haha.


I really love these rewards programs and they are free. They are totally worth the sign up even if you only do it to get the free birthday gifts. I love these cards and would totally recommend signing up for them. They are great!


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Disclaimer: I do not work at Sephora or Ulta. I was not paid by either company to talk about these programs. Ulta and Sephora have the right to change their programs at anytime. The information in this article was accurate to the programs at the date this article was written. (April 26, 2015) Sephora Logo is copyright Sephora Inc and Ulta logo is copyright Ulta Inc


Photo Credit: Photo taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel T5 with an 18-55mm lens and edited by me in Photoshop.

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