With many department stores having 70% off sales I have been doing a lot more shopping lately. While I have no interest in cosmetics at all I did find a fairly large sign posted on my way through the cosmetics section of one store. It said that there had been some class action lawsuit and that if you bought between 1994 and 2004 you can get free makeup. I passed it off as an amusing item and forgot about it. And then the Snopes RSS feed had it covered too: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/cosmetics.asp Turns out you don't need to have purchased anything at all. EDIT: You don't need any proof of purchase.