The Ulta Ultimate Rewards program provides loyal members with the ability to earn and redeem Ulta Points. It is an excellent program for anyone who shops at Ulta.
How does Ulta Rewards points work?
As an Ultamate Rewards member, you will earn Ulta Rewards points on Ulta purchases made in-store and online, and with Ulta credit cards. Earned points can be redeemed for qualifying products and/or services in-store or online and for beauty services.
Earning Ulta Rewards points
There's two primary ways to earn Ulta Rewards points: shopping in-store and online with Ulta and using Ulta credit cards.
Earning points shopping with Ulta
Ulta Rewards members will earn between 1 and 1.5 points per $1 spent on all products and services at Ulta Beauty Stores in-store and online (except gift cards). The amount of points you earn will depend on your membership level in the Ulta Rewards program.
|Membership Level||Points earned per $1 spent|
You will become an Ulta Member when you sign up for an Ultamate Rewards account. This will earn you 1 point per $1 spent in-store and online with Ulta.
It is free to sign up for an Ultamate Rewards account, so I recommend doing so if you plan on making a purchase with Ulta.
Ulta Platinum membership is earned after spending $500 per year in-store or online with Ulta. As a Platinum member, you will earn 1.25 points per $1 spent with Ulta.
Ulta Diamond membership is earned after spending $1,200 per year in-store or online with Ulta. As a Diamond member, you will earn 1.5 points per $1 spent with Ulta.
Earn points using Ulta credit cards
Purchases made with either card, in-store or online, with Ulta will earn you 1 additional Ulta Rewards point per $1 spent. This means you would earn a total of 2 points per $1 spent as an Ulta member, 2.25 points per $1 spent as an Ulta Platinum member, and 2.5 points per $1 spent as an Ulta Diamond member.
While the Ulta Rewards Credit Card can only be used with Ulta, the Ulta Rewards Mastercard can be used for purchases worldwide, anywhere Mastercard is accepted. Non-Ulta purchases will earn you 1 Ulta Rewards Point for every $3 spent outside of Ulta Beauty.
Both Ulta credit cards have no annual fee, so you're looking at an excellent increase in value when using these cards in combination with your Ultamate Rewards account. Just be sure to pay off your balance in full every statement to make either card worth having otherwise the interest will eat away at your rewards.
Ulta Credit Card Rewards Calculators
Input your monthly or yearly spend into our Ulta Rewards credit card calculators to find out how many points you can earn. You can compare the results side by side any two credit cards featured on the site.
How many Ulta Rewards points per dollar spent?
Use the Ulta Rewards Point Calculator to calculate how many Ulta Rewards points you can earn per dollar spent in-store and online with Ulta.
|Membership level||Points earned per $1||Points earned per $1 with an Ulta credit card|
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|Platinum Member||0 points||0 points|
|Diamond Member||0 points||0 points|
How to redeem Ulta points
Ulta Rewards Points can be redeemed in any combination of the following point and increments:
- 100 Points = $3 Off
- 250 Points = $8 Off
- 500 Points = $17.50 Off
- 750 Points = $30 Off
- 1,000 Points = $50 Off
- 2,000 Points = $125 Off
You cannot redeem your points outside of those increments. So if you had a $15 Ulta bill, you could redeem:
- 250 Points for $8 off
- another 100 Points for an additional $3 off
- and another 100 Points for an additional $3 off
This would take $14 off your bill and you'll end up redeeming 450 Points. This particular redemption would give your points a value of 3.1 cents each (14 divided by 450).
The best way to maximize your value would be to save up for the higher redemptions, but this is of course personal preference. You'll have to figure out if you're just looking to get your price down as low as possible or if you're looking to maximize the value of the program.
Redeeming Points In-Store
When you redeem points in store, you'll want to let the cashier know in advance before your purchase. You can show them your Ultamate Rewards card or some other type of valid identification in which the store associate can determine your account info.
Redeeming Points Online
When redeeming online, you'll want to make sure you're logged into your Ultamate Rewards account. You'll be able to redeem your points at checkout on any eligible items you have in your cart.
Remember that you cannot use points towards sales tax and shipping and handling charges.
Ulta Rewards Points Expiration
Ulta Rewards Points will expire at the end of the calendar quarter following the twelve month anniversary of the date you earned the points. These quarter dates are:
- March 31
- June 30
- September 30
- December 31
So basically in order to see when your points expire, you'll add a year to the date you earned them and then round up to one of the quarter dates listed above.
For example, if you earned points on January 20, 2022, they would expire the following year on the end of that quarter which would be March 31, 2023.
Points do not expire for Ulta Members that have Platinum or Diamond status.
How much are Ulta Rewards points worth?
Ulta Rewards Points are worth between 3 cents and 6.25 cents in value. The more points you redeem at once, the more your points are worth.
You'll get the lowest value of 3 cents per Ulta Rewards Point when you redeem $100 points for $3 off and the highest value of 6.25 cents when you redeem 2,000 points for $125 off.
Ulta Rewards points chart
Ulta uses a simple point chart to let you know how many points you need to redeem for a discount. We've broken down the value of Ulta points based on Ulta's redemption chart.
|Points needed||Ulta discount||Value of points in cents|
|100 Points||$3 Off||3|
|250 Points||$8 Off||3.2|
|500 Points||$17.50 Off||3.5|
|750 Points||$30 Off||4|
|1,000 Points||$50 Off||5|
|2,000 Points||$125 Off||6.25|
What can you use Ulta points for?
Ulta Rewards Points can be redeemed towards the purchase price of qualifying products and/or qualifying services in-store or online and for beauty services. They cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards nor can they be used towards sales tax and shipping and handling charges.
Convert Ulta points to dollars
Use the Ulta Points Value Calculator to determine the cash value of your Ulta Rewards Points based on the Ulta points chart. The calculator will output the highest value you can obtain with your points starting at the most valuable increments first and working down from there.
Remember that you can only redeem Ulta Rewards points for increments listed in the Ulta points chart.
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How much are Ulta Points worth?
Ulta Rewards Points are worth between 3 cents and 6.25 cents based on how many you redeem at once. A 100-point redemption is worth $3 off a purchase whereas a 2,000-point redemption is worth $125 off.
Do Ulta Rewards Points expire?
Yes. Ulta Rewards Points expire at the end of the calendar quarter following the twelve month anniversary of the date you earned them. So points earned January 20, 2022 would expire March 31, 2023.
How do Ulta Rewards Points work?
Ulta Rewards Points are earned per $1 spent. The amount of points you earn is based on your membership level. Earned points can then be redeemed towards purchases or services made in-store or online with Ulta.
How much is 1,000 points worth at Ulta?
Redeeming 1,000 Ulta Rewards Points will give you $50 off a purchase made in-store or online with Ulta.
What do points at Ulta get you?
Ulta Rewards Points can be redeemed towards the purchase price of qualifying products and/or qualifying services in-store or online and for beauty services.