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New Birchbox GWP Offer – Free Full Size Mascara

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Free FULL SIZE Mascara with Birchbox Purchase

Use coupon code FREEMASCARA to get this Marcelle Xtension Mascara ($13 Value) free with your Birchbox shop order of $35 or more. (And don’t forget to add your free Mystery Sample Pack to your order!)

Full Details: To qualify for the free Marcelle Mascara, you must place an order totaling $35 or greater of full-size product(s) on; subscription orders do not qualify for this offer. Enter code FREEMASCARA for the Marcelle Mascara during checkout in the Code box. Please note that the Marcelle Mascara will not appear in your shopping cart, but you will receive it in the shipment of the product(s) you ordered. One gift per customer. Offer available only while supplies last. Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. In order to return any item in your order, you must also return the Marcelle Mascara.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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  1. I have to say that requiring the return of the gift mascara is kind of petty and pointless. What if a customer already used it when they realized they needed to return something else? BB wants a potentially used mascara back? For what possible purpose? And how on earth would they ever enforce that, by denying an exchange or refund for an item that was paid in full? It’s just odd.

    • They only do it in hopes of preventing people from ordering things that they don’t intend to keep to score free mascara. Quite a few people out there actually order things with plans to return them just to get the gift that was with the purchase. The people who abuse the GWP offers make these companies spend thousands in restocking fees. The Macy’s and Belk near my house do the same thing if you participate in a GWP offer.

    • I know. Once they sent me a mascara by accident, instead of an eyeliner I ordered. They told me to keep the extra mascara, gave me 100 points, and sent the correct eyeliner out separately.

      Probably they just cut and paste boilerplate language without thinking too hard about what the implications are for a particular item.

    • It’s probably just to deter people who might be tempted to order something they intend to return right away just to get the gift. I’m sure they wouldn’t send out the mascara again once it had come back to them.

    • Requiring customers to return the free gift with purchase (unused) to return other items is a technique some cosmetic-selling sites use to avoid having returns at all. That’s why certain websites give samples with every order. They’re betting you’ll open that foil packet, and lose your ability to return anything. It doesn’t sound like the typical Birchbox MO, though.

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