I was going to blog about something totally different today, then I found this article in my Google reader. Apparently, cosmetics manufacturers and retailers were caught colluding to fix prices. Their “punishment” is a requirement to give away product for free. And no, this is NOT a hoax!
If you puchased a cosmetic item in the last 10 years, you should read this document closely because starting THIS TUESDAY, January 20th, 2009 you might be eligible to receive one free cosmetic item.
Now, I don’t wear makeup very much. I probably buy makeup once every 5 or 6 year, in flagrent disregard of all the warnings that you should replace your makeup every 6 months. But even I do legitimately qualify for a freebie under the terms of this settlement.
No receipt or proof of purchase is needed, but this is a “first come, first served, while it lasts” offer, so I suggest getting to the store bright and early on Tuesday. And I am printing a copy of the settlement and the Snopes.com page in the very likely event that I run into a clueless store employee.
Happy freebie shopping, everyone!