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post #1 of 21
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How do you guys feel about the gift with purchase they commonly offer at cosmetic counters in Department Stores?
post #2 of 21
If I want to buy any clinque stuff I wait until they run their special. However I have lots of lipsticks that I never wear from their free giveaways!!
post #3 of 21
I love them! Of course, I now work for Clinique (again.)
post #4 of 21
Well since I'm allergic to most cosmetics (especially Clinique - broke out in big hive-like bumps when I tried to use it), I'm not particularly interested in them. In the past I've found they usually just give away stuff that nobody will ever use anyway. That may have changed in later years though.
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
If I want to buy any clinque stuff I wait until they run their special. However I have lots of lipsticks that I never wear from their free giveaways!!
I agree, I wait to buy perfume until they are having a freebie. I give away the lipsticks that aren't my colors!
post #6 of 21
Those arent freebies...with the costs of perfumes! LOL....Last time I bought some perfume it came with a "free cosmetic bag" and DH just laughed and said something about "thats not free...thats just a throw in for buying that perfume" MEN!!
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by shengmei View Post
How do you guys feel about the gift with purchase they commonly offer at cosmetic counters in Department Stores?
I think the freebies are useless but I take them anyway.
post #8 of 21
I love the freebies. They make me happy.
post #9 of 21
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I think the freebies are useless but I take them anyway.
Me too! I always try to wait for the promotion if I can, but I often don't use the stuff the give away.
post #10 of 21
I don't use a lot of cosmetics, for a number of reasons, but I've always thought of those "freebies" as ripoffs. You're not getting anything for nothing -- they've set the price on the rest of the merchandise to cover the cost of the "freebies" . Given that the stuff isn't cheap, and much of the "freebie" stuff isn't particularly useful, where's the bargain?
post #11 of 21
Elizabeth Arden has a "buy one get one free' promotion here every year. That's about the only time I buy department store cosmetics.
post #12 of 21
I used to wear Clinique and would make sure to buy something during "Bonus Time". I always liked the cute little make up bags they gave away. Once I had a rather large collection of the little trial size items they give away and I put everything together and made a little gift basket for my mom when she wasn't feeling well. She seems to enjoy that stuff.
I wear Mac cosmetics now and they never give anything away for free!
post #13 of 21
I used to wear Lancome they always had cool bags they gave away and I love that kind of stuff I don't wear lipstick so I used to give it to my mom.
But I wear Mac & Benefit and they don't give stuff away EVER!!!
post #14 of 21
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But I wear Mac & Benefit and they don't give stuff away EVER!!!

NEVER!
You know, if you save 6 empty containers of Mac products and turn them in you receive a free lipstick.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by squirtle View Post
NEVER!
You know, if you save 6 empty containers of Mac products and turn them in you receive a free lipstick.
I would probably lose them before I had enough I hate to tell you how many lip Glass I think it's called I have bought because I lost it I am a scatterbrain!!!
post #16 of 21
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I would probably lose them before I had enough I hate to tell you how many lip Glass I think it's called I have bought because I lost it I am a scatterbrain!!!
I don't do well with the lip glass either. I always buy a new one before the old one is empty and don't want to waste money by throwing it away, so it sits in the basket in my bathroom I have a small Mac bag under the bathroom sink that I toss my mascara tubes, nail polish bottles, and foundation bottles in. Those items never leave the bathroom, so I manage to keep them there. I actually have collected 6 containers now. It took a long time
post #17 of 21
I love free with purchase stuff, cosmetics are good, although I don't use them that much. I remember getting a whole bag os free lancome products one time for buying perfume.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by lilleah View Post
I love the freebies. They make me happy.
Me too!
post #19 of 21
Yup, freebies here (even though I know very well that they're still making a tremendous profit despite giving it away).

Besides, if I don't like someone on eBay will!
post #20 of 21
I think it's all a conspiracy theory to sucker people into buying their stuff! Hehe, but i certainly don't mind taking the free gift if it's something that i regurally purchase anyways. But i wouldn't go up there and buy something i wouldn't normally get just to get a free gift.
post #21 of 21
I don't care. I don't even wear lipstick and I am not willing to spend that much on makeup just to get a free bag and lipstick.
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