Dueling Beauty Promotions

February 23, 2010 by Hayley Corwick

Saks and Neiman Marcus are running beauty promotions at almost exactly the same time. The Saks event runs from Feb. 25 to March 6th and shoppers who spend more than $75 receive a tote bag with several samples.

The Neiman Marcus promotion also starts Feb. 25th and continues until Mar 7th. Shoppers who purchase $100 worth of cosmetics or fragrance products will get a Neiman Marcus tote filled with, you guess it, several samples.

So how does a shopper determine the best value? Don’t worry we’ve done the hard work. Here’s a tête à tête comparison of Saks -vs -Neiman Marcus. Who do you think is offering the better deal?

Neiman Marcus Saks Fifth Avenue
Main Gift Choose from two tote bag designs Choose from three tote bag colors
Delux Samples Cleau de Peau's cotton pads, Dior foundation, Le Metier tinted moisturizer, Chantecaille eye cream, La Mer serum, Sisley face cream packette, Atelier fragrance , Van Cleef's Oriens, Glowelle drink mix and Balanciaga fragrance Fekkai shampoo, conditioner and serum packets, Lancome full-sized lipstick and Narciso Rodriguez fragrance.
Dior Spend $125 and you get: a white pouch with L'Or De Vie deluxe, deluxe bronzer, jadore deluxe and dior show mascara deluxe Spend $125 and receive a travel size mascara, travel size eye shadow and samples of cream
Nars Spend $100 and get a full sized nail polish and a multiple Receive a mini-lipgloss trio with $75 purchase
La Mar Spend $300 and get deluxe cream, eye concentrate, body cream and cleansing foam With any La Mar purchase you get travel size eye concentrate
Jo Malone Spend $150 and get a travel case and a colonge spray N/A
Chanel Spend $200 and get a shopping bag with lip color Face cream and body lotion. Receive a mini-shipping bag, samples of Allure and Chance, lip color and eye cream with a $150 prucahse
Additional Stuff N/A The tote bag comes with additional incentives including, a certificate for $50 off any sunglasses ($250, or more), a certificate for $20 off any Spanx ($100, or more) and a
certificate for 6-week supply of Neulash with $150 Neulash purchase


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