Ulta Black Friday Deals 2021

By: Stacy Garrels | September 13th, 2021

Ulta Beauty Inc., formerly known as Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc., is a retail chain of beauty and cosmetic stores headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The largest beauty retailer in the United States, Ulta sells both mass (supermarket brand) cosmetics and prestige or luxury brands.

In addition to cosmetics, Ulta sells bath, haircare, and skincare products; beauty and haircare tool; and hair and grooming services in store locations with salons.

Ulta is known for its affordability and selling a mix of higher-end and supermarket brand products. The retailer is known for offer fantastic promotions, sales, and coupons both online and in-store. Every year, Ulta’s Black Friday sales are legendary.

Is Ulta doing Black Friday sale deals?

Yes, Ulta is doing Black Friday deals. For the holiday shopping extravaganza, Ulta Black Friday has amazing deals. Ulta drops the price to $9.99 and under for thousands of products. And there are plenty of stocking stuffer type items priced under $5. You’ll find deals for Black Friday and Black Friday weekend (through Cyber Monday) that you won’t find at any other time during the year, including doorbusters, webbusters, and popular free with purchase gifts like perfume or robes.

What does Ulta usually do for Black Friday sale deals?

Ulta’s Black Friday sale begins early on the week of Thanksgiving with deals ending at the end of day Monday after Thanksgiving, or Cyber Monday. They offer a number of 50% off deals for beauty and makeup products, and even discount popular bestsellers like Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette for 60% off. Ulta is also known for usually doing in-store doorbusters, offering dozens of items 5 for $5 and free gifts with purchase like plush throw blankets or robes.

Does Ulta open on Thanksgiving?

Yes, Ulta opens on Thanksgiving evening at 3P PST / 6P EST. While many large retailers are closed on Thanksgiving Day (including Best Buy, Walmart, and Target), Ulta opened its doors to customers at 3P PST / 6P EST.

Ulta’s Black Friday sale beginning in stores on Thanksgiving Day is somewhat controversial, but to shoppers who venture out it’s worth it to get the best deals.

What is the best time to buy makeup and cosmetics?

The best time of year to buy makeup and cosmetics is typically mid-November through Christmas. You’ll find steep sales, free gifts with purchase, and heavily discounted travel size products too. Not just at Ulta, but at Sephora and other beauty retailers too.

Spring sales in late April to early May are another great time to buy makeup. The sales aren’t as good as during the Black Friday – Christmas holiday, but still offer really great bargains at a time of year when shoppers are looking to freshen up their makeup supplies.

Fragrances are cheapest just before Valentine’s Day and just before Mother’s Day. And if you’re looking for clearance markdowns and don’t mind Christmas tree or jingle bell type packaging, you can find holiday themed makeup items after Christmas and into January.

Does Ulta do price match or price adjust on items?

Ulta does not price match prior purchases or other retailers. It doesn’t hurt to ask at the store counter and the manager on duty, just know that the answer will likely be no. Do price research online in advance (or even in-store from your phone) to make sure you’re getting the best deals possible.

Does Ulta have good Black Friday sales?

Yes, Ulta has amazingly good, stuff-of-legends, Black Friday sales. Beauty products marked 5 of $5, up to 60% off popular cosmetic brands (like Urban Decay), up to 50% off flat irons, hair dyers, and hot tools, and free gifts with purchase that are actually super nice and re-giftable like plush robes, plush blankets, or fragrances.

When will Ultra release its Black Friday Ad?

We expect Ulta to release its Black Friday ad by mid-November at the latest, and possibly much earlier in the month. For Black Friday 2020, the Ulta Black Friday ad was released on November 18th.

What time does Black Friday start at Ulta?

  • In stores, Ulta will open to the public at 3P ST / 6P EST on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Online, Black Friday deals will start on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

What are Ulta Beauty Steals?

An Ulta Beauty Steal is an Ulta item priced so low that it’s a steal. An Ulta Beauty Steel is typically a savings of 50% off on one of the season’s hottest brands or items, and a Steal is available for one-day only.

An Ulta Beauty Steal is available at a handful of events throughout the year: 21 Days of Beauty (August-September), Gorgeous Hair Event (May), and Love Your Skin Event (January).

What are the best Black Friday deals at Ulta?

Ulta is known for offering stellar deals on Black Friday. Based on what we saw for Black Friday 2020, here’s what we expect for Black Friday 2021.

For Black Friday 2021, look for these deals:

  • 50% off or more select products from these brands or categories:
  • Ulta Beauty Collection makeup
  • Ulta Beauty Collection brushes and tools
  • Hot tools
  • Fragrance sampler sets
  • COLOURPOP Lip Vault
  • Living Proof
  • Bare Minerals
  • First Aid Beauty
  • Real Techniques
  • NYX Professional Makeup
  • Tarte
  • Urban Decay, Stila
  • KVD Vegan Beauty
  • Kylie
  • Lime Crime
  • Redken
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills.
  • 40% off or more select products from these brands:
  • Eyelure lashes
  • Juvia’s Place
  • CHI irons
  • Ardell
  • KISS
  • Makeup Revolution
  • Eva NYC
  • 30% off or more select products from these brands:
  • Body Shop
  • Clinique
  • IT Cosmetics
  • Over 40 items for $1 each (marked 5 for $5):
  • Eyeshadow quad and duo palettes
  • Beauty supplies
  • Nail grooming supplies
  • Nail polishes
  • Holiday scented lotions and body washes
  • Lip balms and chapsticks
  • Hair accessories
  • Loofahs
  • Primer
  • Other makeup items
  • Other haircare items
  • Other skincare items
  • $10 & under bestseller products from these brands:
  • SEXY HAIR
  • Sebastian
  • Kylie
  • TIGI
  • Ulta Beauty Collection
  • IT
  • Matrix
  • And more
  • $10 each select products from these brands:
  • Urban Decay
  • Stila
  • Buxom
  • PUR
  • KVD Vegan Beauty
  • BECCA
  • Bare Minerals
  • Lime Crime
  • Kylie Cosmetics

Where can I get an Ulta coupon code?

Whether it’s for Black Friday or for other sales or discounts, there’s almost always an Ulta coupon code available.

  • Visit the Ulta Beauty website.
  • Grab a flyer or leaflet when you visit an Ulta store.
  • Check out deals sites like Tada, MyPoints, or Swagbucks where you can find Ulta coupon codes and earn cash back rebates.

How else can I save money at Ulta?

In addition to sales, promotions, coupon codes and cash back rebates there are other ways to save on your purchase at Ulta.

  • Earn free products and beauty services with Ulta Rewards, Ulta’s loyalty program. Earn points with every dollar you spend to redeem for rewards.
  • Get a free $10 gift card for Ulta (or another brand) from Swagbucks for your purchase purchase of $25 or more at Ulta.com. These gift card bonus is available for new members of Swagbucks, or existing members making their first purchase in the shopping portal.
  • Redeem your SB or Swagbucks earnings for Ulta gift cards discounts sold at 12% off discount. Swagbucks is a free rewards site that pays you for taking short online surveys, watching video content, trying freebies and samples, online shopping (cash back rebates), playing live trivia, and answer daily polls. Earn SB points to redeem for free gift cards. Redeem your first $25 gift card each month for only $22 in earnings or a 12% off discount.
  • Purchase discounted Ulta gift cards from gift car resale sites like MyGiftCardsPlus.

Are there Ulta Black Friday deals?

Ulta is offering major discounts on Black Friday Beauty Busters ranging from makeup, skincare, and more! View Ulta Black Friday deals. 

When do Ulta Black Friday deals start?

Although ULTA stores won’t be open on Thanksgiving, but Black Friday deals will be available online at ULTA.com starting Thanksgiving.

Are Ulta Black Friday deals available online?

Ulta Black Friday deals will be available both online and in-store starting Thanksgiving day (November 26th). There are also some Early Black Friday Deals that are already live at Ulta on select items.

How do I get the best Ulta Black Friday deal?

Shop online at ULTA.com as soon as deals go live. The deals are the same online and in store so there’s no reason to go in store. Also, don’t wait until Black Friday to shop, since all deals are while supplies last and the best ones always sell out first. Start shopping on Thanksgiving day.

What brands/items are included in the Ulta Black Friday sale?

You can expect select products from both prestige and non prestige brands to be included in Ulta’s Black Friday sale, including but not limited to: bareMinerals, Urban Decay, OPI, Morphe, Hot Tools, Tarte, Buxom, Smashbox, and Lorac.

What are the top Ulta Black Friday deals?

Doorbusters: over 40 different specially-priced value sets ranging from $12 to $20 from brands like Anastasia, Becca, Kylie Cosmetics, MAC, philosophy, Tarte, and more.
Brands on sale: 30% to 50% off select brands, like Alterna, Foreo, Milani, NYX, and Redken
Categories on sale: Select mascaras for $10, BOGO on sheet masks, and discounted holiday sets (40 to 50% off)

Will Ulta price match competitors Black Friday deals?

Ulta does not offer price matching.

What Other Stores Have the Best Deals on Black Friday?

Other retailers and hot deals you should hit up during the holiday season include:

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