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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Back 2 MAC information and FAQ

So, I was never told that when you shop at MAC, you can actually bring your empty or semi-empty containers back for a free lipstick, lipgloss or eyeshadow. At the counters you can just get a lipstick but at actual standing stores you can get a little bit more. I was informed this at Christmas time and have been doing some research on this program and decided to write up some information on the program and some frequently asked questions that I have seen being asked. Hope this helps everybody since it really helped me.

Here is an overview from the MAC website..

Because we share your commitment to the environment, M·A·C accepts returns of its primary packaging through the Back to M·A·C Program. By returning six [6] M·A·C primary packaging containers to a M·A·C counter or M·A·C Cosmetics online, you’ll receive a free M·A·C lipstick of your choice as our thanks to you.

..now I know it says just a lipstick but I have been told you can get more at the actual stores like I stated.

Now, these are questions from the website Specktra.net (great website). Just thought I'd post them for people anyways, anything is helpful right?

Q: Can I bring in more than 6 empties (example 12 empties = 2 groups) to get multiple items from B2M?

A: Yes, you can.

Q: Can you get limited edition colors with B2M?

A: Yes, you can. But you cannot get anything that has to do with Viva Glam ever.

Q: Can I return depotted eyeshadows for B2M?

A: Yes, you can. (for anybody that doesn't know what depotted means, it's when you take the eyeshadow out of the container they give you and put it in a palette. This is for people that make custom palette's for themselves or others)

Q: What doesn't count for B2M?

A: The things that don't count are boxes, bags, tools, puffs and other packaging.

Q: Can I return lipgloss with product still left in it?

A: Yes, you can return a tube with product still left in it or a tube with everything in it, they accept both.

Q: What's the deal with the Viva Glam (VG) products?

A: This is the deal. You can return your VG products. When you return your 6 items to get another product, you CANNOT get a VG product. This is because all VG proceeds go to the MAC AIDS Foundation.

Q: What about the little sets that MAC sometimes offer?

A: Ok, I had to ask this question because I didn't know the answer. For anybody who went to MAC this past Christmas will know that they had the "Little Darlings" lipgloss set. My mom got me the neutral one for a present. Now, with these since they are mini, you will need to bring in ALL 5 to count as 1 item. So you would need to bring in the 5 tubes, along with 5 other items to count as 6. If that doesn't make sense I'll break it down like this. Take the 5 mini containers and set them aside, this is 1 item for B2M. Now, (for example) take 5 eyeshadows empty or not and put them to the side. So you have 5 mini's and 5 eyeshadows. That is what you would need to get your freebie. You CANNOT bring in 5 mini's and one full sized item to count as a freebie. If anybody needs further explanation on this, email me and I'll explain it a little better since that can get sort of confusing.

Q: Is there a limit on how many empties I can bring to get freebies?

A: As far as I've seen and read, there is no limit on the amount of freebies you can get. Don't qoute me here girls, I'm not saying to save 5 yrs worth of empties and go to MAC and expect to get 20 freebies here lol. If your not sure, call your counter/store and ask if they have a B2M limit.

Again, these are just some questions and answers I have come across while browsing about B2M. I will certainly be posting more posts like this in the future the more Q&A's I find. Hope this helped you guys!

xO Jamie

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