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Listen, some gifts with purchase (GWP) are more exciting than the items you had to buy to qualify for them, so no judgement here. This is a safe beauty-confessional space.
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Clinique V-Day Tricks GWP w $55 USD purchase

The Lipstick League is looking for confessions this week: have you ever bought a product just because you want the gift with purchase (GWP)?

You've heard of Sephora, right? Getting you to shop just to snag a promo sample with purchase is their superpower. 'Nuff said.

Actually, I take that back. The 'nuff-said part, not the bit about Sephora.

When I was a kid, one of my favourite pastimes was poring over the Clinique pamphlets that came in the mail. I'd obsess over the model's makeup and study the products like it was my job (#foreshadowing). The GWPs always fascinated me most; they seemed like such a great deal. I used to pick out the items I'd buy just to get the pretty little case with the doll-sized makeup and skincare samples. Hours of entertainment, that was. No joke.

I never did actually buy anything to get the gift; we didn't have disposable income for fancy makeup like Clinique when I was growing up. But without fail, when a new mailer arrived in the post, I had to have it.

Obviously for this post I popped over to and to see what GWPs are on offer right now... 

Clinique Best Loved Clinique GWP kits free with $45-purchase

Clinique Best Loved Clinique GWP kits free with $45-purchase

Two Best Loved Clinique kits are free with a $45 CAD or $45 USD spend: 

  • With code LOVEMAKEUP, snag a travel-size makeup remover, mini mascara, eyeliner and mini Chubby Stick Intense in Broadest Berry
  • With code LOVESKIN, snap up a travel-size face scrub, exfoliating toner, oil-free moisturizer and men's moisturizer

As well as a Best Loved GWP, our US friends can also pick up a six-item "Bag of Tricks" with a $55 USD purchase (see opening image):

  • With code PRETTY, get a mini Moisture Surge, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, 7 Day Scrub, Pep Start Eye Cream, long-wear lipstick in Runway Coral, and High Impact Mascara

Happy shopping!

Here's what the Lipstick League is talking about right now.

Here's what the Lipstick League is talking about right now

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(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

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So. Ever bought something beauty just to get the gift with purchase?

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