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5 holiday shopping tips from our store associates

No one knows our store better than these pros.

Read on for their expert advice.

When is the most relaxing time to visit your Ulta Beauty store? What sections of the stores do associates love to browse? And how can you purchase holiday gifts and splurge-y items for nearly no cost? Read on as in-store associates give the scoop. Spoiler alert: You’ll still want to download our app. (Did you know it can help you find sales and BOGO deals?!)

1. If you can, shop in the morning

If you would like a more relaxed shopping experience, come visit us Monday through Thursday between 10:30am and 12:00pm. Traffic is calmer, and you can peacefully shop around. - Eunice, General Manager (El Centro, CA)

The best time to shop is the morning. You can get the newest beauty steals while they are just put out each day. It’s exciting to get the first pick. - Rachael, Sales Manager (Troy, MI)

2. Check the front tables and registers for deals and newness

When you come into your favorite Ulta Beauty store, stop by our front tables and towers to get the best deals and all the newness. Near the register is also a great spot to find trending items. - Angel, Lead Cashier (El Centro, CA)

My favorite way to shop is heading right to the front table. There are always the best deals as soon as you walk in. - Sherie, Sales Manager (Northeast Philadelphia, PA)

3. Use the Ulta Beauty app, even when you shop in the store

Make sure you download the Ulta Beauty app. I check for bonus point offers every single day, and I shop during those times to rack up my points and maximize my savings. - Courtney, General Manager (Columbus, OH)

I love to use the Ulta Beauty app to shop in our store during the holidays. I open my app to check my messages and see what offers I can activate. I also like to go to the search bar and type in “sale” to see everything that’s currently on sale in the store. Lastly, while shopping in the store I use the Ulta app to scan items and check their prices. This helps me find markdowns and BOGO items. - Sherie, Sales Manager, (Northeast Philadelphia, PA)

4. Save with gift sets

My shopping tip for the holidays is to utilize our amazing gift sets. This way you can get something for yourself and a gift for a loved one at a value price. Also, take advantage of the 20% off when approved for our Ultamate Rewards Credit Card. It will give you more ways to save for Holiday shopping. - Savvy, Prestige Beauty Advisor (Buena Park, CA)

Before making a purchase, check with an associate to see if your items are featured in any gift sets. This will ensure that you get the best value on whatever you may be purchasing and the ability to test and try new products. - Morgan, Prestige Beauty Advisor (Petaluma, CA)

5. Bank your points for holiday shopping and splurge-worthy items

Pay attention to the 3x or 5x point deals so you're able to stack points at a faster rate. You can use your points towards holiday gifts. - Alyssa, Beauty Advisor (Buena Park, CA)

When opening an Ultamate Rewards Credit Card, you can benefit from the many perks that card offers, including double points on all your in-store purchases. Use those points for your holiday shopping, to save on salon services or splurges like a Dyson hair tool. - Elaine, General Manager (Livermore, CA)

Now that you know our favorite stress-free shopping tips, head your nearest Ulta Beauty store! We can’t wait to meet you in the aisles and to help you fill your orange bags with gifts that bring so much joy. See you soon.