Friday, September 5, 2008

Free makeup!

A sweet deal in anti-trust settlement

This is kind of old news, but I forgot to write about it, so here it is. As part of a massive settlement from a class-action suit filed in 2003, millions of consumers (ie, YOU AND ME) will be eligible to receive free makeup and perfume from department stores in January. The department stores named in the suit include Macys, Bloomingdale's, Filene's, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue, and they were accused of violating antitrust laws and conspiring to fix prices. All the defendents are of course denying any wrongdoing, but nonetheless, they are agreeing to give away more than $175 million in products to consumers who purchased specific brands of makeup, moisturizers, and fragrance products at their stores between May 29, 1994 and July 16, 2003.

I think it's safe to say that in those 9 years, most of us have bought a cosmetic product or two at those stores. The best part is that you don't even need a receipt as proof that you had purchased something during those times, all you have to do is visit and register to receive an email when the products are being given away. Or you can also call 1-877-604-5776 to receive your notification card. It can't get any simpler than that.


sang said...

Oh nice, I remember buying something for Yuri Feb. of 2002.

Is it one per person?