Friday, August 17, 2007

Maybe it's Maybelline!


Do you have a favorite mascara? Well I do. For as long as I can remember I have loved and lived by Maybelline Great Lash and I know many others who share my affinity for the little pink tube. The other night I popped into Duane Reade (NYC drugstore chain for those of you not familiar) to pick up a tube. Unfortunately, since I have this weird thing about waiting in lines to purchase only one item (weird I know) I put the tube back and walked away empty handed, figuring my current mascara could last me a couple more weeks if i watered it down.

The next day at work, I got an email from a coworker (thank you Emilee) that said the Maybelline girls were doing a promotion on our block and giving away free tubes of Maybelline Mascara. Well of course I grabbed my purse and high-tailed it down stairs to snag a freebie. There were swarms of women in pink patrolling Madison Avenue handing out tubes to whoever walked by. I went over to get one when the Maybelline girls asked me if I did in fact have a used tube of Maybelline Great Lash with me, in which case I could get a free $15 gift card to Duane Reade! I thought quickly and remembered that since I had been running late for work that morning, I had brought my make-up with me, meaning YES! I was delighted as I walked away with my free tube of Maybelline and my $15 gift card, and as I headed back to the office, I actually ran into another Maybelline girl who was so nice that even though I told her I had already gotten my goods gave me another free tube, and another gift card! SO basically I made out like a bandit with about $40 worth of goods, I guess it was just my lucky day!

5 comments:

Nicole said...

It is your Lucky Day...How fun. New York is fun for those kind of promotions...

Katie said...

Cait! That is the best! That is also my favorite mascara... Although I have been going au-natural on the eyelashes...(I am not sure why) All things happen for a reason! Thanks for sharing...

Annette said...

ever since i can remember we always got a new pink tube in our christmas stockings. i still provide myself with a new tube every year. and i still wear it everyday, although i wouldn't have been carrying it along like you, so great! enjoy your gift cards!

The Bunch Family said...

Like Annette said, I too look forward to my pink tube every Christmas morning. It is a tradition in our family like Christmas Eve pajamas...and one I intend to carry on to my girls. Yes love the pink tube, wear it daily, and am so excited that you scored the prize in NYC! And by the way...I too LOVE your blog and have been scanning it for sometime now. Thanks for keeping some of us "older" folks hip!

Kathryn said...

That is great, Caitlin! What a deal...