Monday, January 19, 2009
Cosmetics Settlement: Get Your Free Makeup on Inaguration Day!
For those of us in the United States, today is a day off to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. For some, that means it's a long weekend while to others, Dr. MLK Jr's birthday signifies a change that happened in the past that still affects our presents. Since my philosophy is "celebrate what's worth celebrating", I am grateful for the man and the day off.
Tomorrow probably is going to be the biggest day of the year as this country as well as the world is going to celebrate the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. The fact that the two days are back to back mean a lot to some of us and again, "celebrate what's worth celebrating!"
Now, since this is a beauty blog, I am not going to ramble into American History, right? Right! There's something happening on Inauguration day as well: free makeup! Apparently, there was a lawsuit regarding price-fixing in some department store brands. So for those who are eligible, you can get a free beauty item up to $25 USD at some certain department store.
Starting from tomorrow, you can go to the department stores listed here and get your stuff. It's first come, first serve so you'd better hurry up. While some of the stores are ready, others may not so it would be better if you call them first to ask.
The whole list of department stores and products are listed in this website and please feel free to read more about it. The reason for this settlement is there was a lawsuit about price fixing that went to court. Instead of going all the way and risking a verdict that could cost them a lot of money, these cosmetic companies decided to avoid it by getting a settlement. Hence, free beauty products for us. I swear I could hear Dr. O's lecture on commerce law echoing in my ears!
Photo credit: Bobbi Brown at work at Roland Mouret. Her makeup company is also in the lawsuit as it is a part of Estee Lauder :(
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