$175M in Free Products Given Away

Holy sweet nectar of Body Butter, Batman!

Starting next week (Jan 20th), several big retailers will giveaway $175 million worth of free high-end cosmetics including such brands as Estee Lauder and L’Oreal to consumers as part of a class-action settlement alleging that the stores planned to fix prices.

Department stores such as Macy’s and Nordstrom will distribute free cosmetics as long as supplies last to shoppers who bought certain cosmetics between May 29, 1994 and July 16, 2003 to settle claims that the stores violated antitrust laws and tried to fix prices.

The products will be available starting Jan. 20. Shoppers are only permitted to receive one product made by cosmetic companies that include Chanel, Estee Lauder and L’Oreal USA, among others.

Stores participating in the settlement include: Bergdorf Goodman, Bergner’s, Bloomingdale’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Dillard’s, Gottschalks, Herberger’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Parisian, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Younkers.

A complete list of products set for distribution next week is available at http://www.cosmeticssettlement.com.

GO GET ‘EM, LADIES!

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2 Responses to $175M in Free Products Given Away

  1. Um OMG. I am off to Bloomie’s at 5 p.m.!!! Free cream, here I come. LOVE IT

  2. Run, girl, run! How did that work out for you? I haven’t been out of the house in a couple of days-nasty cold.

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