A class-action lawsuit against cosmetics companies will finally pay off for some consumers this month.
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 20, $175 million worth of free cosmetics products will be given away. The giveaway will last seven days or while supplies last, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Customers will be entitled to one free product and stores will only distribute the brands that they ordinarily sell.
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The lawsuit alleged that department stores and cosmetics companies conspired to sell products at the manufacturers' suggested price and never at a discount. According to the Cosmetics Settlement Web site, the action was filed on behalf of consumers who purchased cosmetics between May 1994 and July 2003.
Participating stores include:
• Boston Store
Visit the settlement Web site at www.cosmeticssettlement.com for more information.