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Question about MAC

I heard (or read, I can't remember) that if you turn in 6 used MAC lipsticks that you get the next one free. Is this true? Or is it if you turn in 6 of any used product you receive a free lipstick. Has anyone ever done this?

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7 Replies

2 years, 11 months ago
Mac freebie

Someone told me you can turn in 1 used up lipstick and get a free one.  I am going to ask the next time I am at a MAC store or counter.  Thanks for reminding me!

2 years, 11 months ago
Re: Question about MAC

Hi Ladies,


Just found this on the MAC webiste:


"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."

So in short, if you return any six MAC cosmetic primary packaging containers to a counter or online, you'll get a free lipstick. Woohoo!

Learn more at http://www.maccosmetics.com/giving_back/btm_return_packaging.tmpl

2 years, 11 months ago
Re: Question about MAC

Very cool Thank you Tracy :) I don't know why I didn't think to go to the website LOL.

2 years, 11 months ago

This is great and I wish more people would participate.  It's a great way to go green and get free lipstick!Kiss

2 years, 11 months ago
Just Another Reason Why I Love MAC!


I've been wearing MAC since circa 1996 - and I've always participated in this program. I've taken back all types of MAC containers over the years - even some containers with missing lids, etc - and they've always accepted them. I believe I did have them refuse to take back a lip liner once (not a lip pencil . . . but a liner that was contained in a plastic tube).

MAC will not let your "gift" lipstick be from the VIVA GLAM line - as some of the proceeds go to charity. There may be other restrictions that I am not aware of.


2 years, 11 months ago
Re: Question about MAC

Yay, MAC is pretty awesome like that. I believe Origins does something similar, though I'd have to check the website. Happy to help ... that's what our community is here for!

2 years, 10 months ago
Turn in 6, get one free.

Not the next one, it's on the same visit. I haven't done it yet but I plan on doing it :)

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