Friday, May 7, 2010

GWP Obsession

If you are anything like me, you are a complete sucker for the Gift With Purchase (GWP). Some GWPs are worth it (hello, any of the Lilly ones since I was obviously going to buy the stuff anyway!), but others tempt me to buy things I don't need (or sometimes that I don't even WANT) just because the GWP looks so cute/pretty/shiny/valuable, etc. My love of GWPs started at a young age when my mom or my aunt would buy makeup from Clinique, Lancome, etc and they'd give me the complimentary makeup bag or eyeshadow samples to play around with. In high school, I discovered that you could buy just the gifts at cosmetic outlet stores. Paying $15+ for something that was originally free (with purchase of course) is a total rip-off, but I couldn't help myself. Anyway, I was naturally thrilled to find that the Saks Fifth Avenue website organizes all their GWPs into one convenient webpage. Here are some of the current offerings:

A great deal, especially if you are planning on buying something from La Mer anyway.

I don't like and/or wouldn't use most of the stuff in this GWP, but I'm tempted to fork over my $75 anyway. Why? Because I have a problem.

I've never heard of Guerlain Idylle perfume, but the clutch is darling, no?

Seriously tempted by this cute gold and pink bag!

I've never heard of SK-II or what their products are. But surely, I could find something I need for the sake of this cute Birkin-inspired bag?!?!

Do you buy things because of a Gift With Purchase??


  1. Clinique used to always get me with that!

  2. Ugh! I am constantly tempted by this- I have zero willpower esp if a cute bag is involved haha!

  3. When I wore Clinique I was always tempted, but sadly the brands I use today rarely do this, looking forward to being in the US again where the GWP is a standard.


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