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Cosmetics Class Action Suit

Cosmetics Class Action Suit: Free Products Up to $25

In a matter of a few months, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Filene's, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue will be giving away $175 million in free cosmetics including makeup and fragrances. This isn't a gesture of generosity but the terms of a class action settlement.

According to The Boston Globe, the department stores and cosmetics companies "conspired to sell products at the manufacturers' suggested price only - never at a discount. It also alleged that special promotions were coordinated in a way that ensured there would be no competition among stores."

The giveaway is projected to begin in January 2009, and consumers can get up to $25 in free merchandise after signing a form stating they purchased products at the particular store between May 29, 1994 and July 16, 2003. No receipt or proof of purchase is necessary and you'll have to get your goods on a first-come, first-served basis. Find a list of product lines available in the giveaway and additional settlement details at the settlement's official website.

Will you be showing up to receive free stuff at the beauty counters?


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nobodyatall nobodyatall 8 years
This is absolutly insane. The settlement clearly states on item per customer who bought cosmetic from 94-03 from the particulr places etc. There were ladies coming to where I work who had already been to different department stores and got free stuff. Dishonest thievs. Some actually took the day off to collect free goodies. Now that is just sad. So if you get some Este Lauder night serum as a gift, just remember they didn't pay for it, or the clinique moisture surge. Oh and if you are 18 in 2009 you were 12 or so in 2003. There is no way you were purchasing cosmetics at department stores from those vendors. You were probably buying lipsmackers at claires. Get out of line you do not get a free cosmetic. Thanks for listening to my rant. Crazy californian women. They'll do anything for drama.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 8 years
I will be there to get a bottle of J'Adore Perfume!!! After all the money I've spent on it over the years, I think a free bottle would be great!
shydcgirl28 shydcgirl28 8 years
I am so there!
MzKita MzKita 8 years
I'll b there!!
hey1tsjenny hey1tsjenny 9 years
urg, the page keeps on timing out. *sigh* too bad.
Missy-Prissy Missy-Prissy 9 years
my dreams have come true!
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 9 years
Looking over this web page, the dates do not add up. The last date they give is from 2004, I think this is bogus. Maybe it is from a real case some years ago, but I think they would have updated it if it was still going on in 2008.
details2 details2 9 years
hell ya
lady_jade lady_jade 9 years
hells yes i'll be there with friends and family!
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
thanks for the info
ffxgirl1 ffxgirl1 9 years
wow are you serious? is this legit?
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
I like free stuff.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Thanks Savvy, I just called. I think it was weird I put in my number and it knew my address.
Smart-Living Smart-Living 9 years
It has been around for a while — the suit was filed in 2003, but it's news because they're finally revving up for the giveaway. You can register on the settlement website to receive notification when the giveaways start.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
Yes. That's two MAC eyeshadows!
stephley stephley 9 years
I think I signed up for this a while (year or so) ago too, I'm surprised to see it's still lumbering on. But I'll sign up again to make sure - the 90s were before I started trying to buy only organic stuff, so I spent lots at the makeup counters.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I c you have to sign up.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Oh wow, so what do you do go up to the counter and say can I have free make-up or show the notice to them?
sorrowja sorrowja 9 years
Oh wow the rich is always trying to get richer.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
is this in Canada too???
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 9 years
I signed up for this a long time ago, and nothing ever became of it. I think I'll just re-sign up.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
wow - see what a difference grouping together for the greater good can do? it's really interesting to see how manufacturers and the retailers try to get in it together to make the most $$ but unfortunately, this time around it looks like neither of them are going to win out.
menthadict menthadict 9 years
oh my oh my.
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