Claim: Cosmetics manufacturers will be giving away free product in settlement of a class-action lawsuit.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2009]
This is from a very reliable source!
As part of a class action settlement, many major retail stores will be handing out up to $25 worth of free cosmetics starting
Stores include Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, see list below.
This will be a first come, first served event. No rainchecks will be given.
Carson Pirie Scott
Saks Fifth Avenue
Origins: Under the terms of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused cosmetics
retailers and manufacturers of engaging in price-fixing (a violation of U.S. anti-trust laws), customers who between 1994 and 2003 purchased a product from one of the manufacturers named in the lawsuit will be eligible to receive one free cosmetics product.
For seven days beginning on 20 January 2009, retailers 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 will make a total of
No receipt or proof of purchase is necessary to claim a product. Cosmetics will be distributed on a first come, first served basis for as long as supplies last, and no rainchecks will be issued. Any products that remain unclaimed after the end of the seven-day distribution period will be given to charity.
A full listing of products that will be available, and the stores that will be distributing them, can be found at www.cosmeticssettlement.com.
Last updated: 17 January 2009
Hughlett, Mike. “Cosmetics Giveaway Starts Tuesday After Price-Fixing Settlement.” Chicago Tribune. 16 January 2009.