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Friday, August 29, 2014

Getting More From Your Empties

Getting More From Your Empties

Did you know that a few brands have recycling policies which can result in you receiving free products? No? Well Kiehl's, MAC and Lush all offer great freebies should you collect empty pots and return them in store. Of course there is more to it than that so let me outline the terms and conditions for each brand and what you can expect for free.

MAC
This is of course the Back to MAC programme which in the UK will result in a brand new lipstick (the standard lipstick line not the Mineralize and sheen supreme collections). To get your mitts on a free lipstick you need to return six empty but complete full sized products (they can be limited edition products). By complete products I simply mean that some stores will not accept de-potted eyeshadow pots should they be missing the silver pan inside.

Lush
Fancy a free face mask? Well all you need to do is take back five clean black pots, they must be full size for example any face mask pot, the moisturiser pots, body lotion pots and although not black the clear tubs the shower jellies come in count too. Any product within Lush's recycling programme do come marked with a label which states the above information which makes it a lot easier to know what counts and what doesn't.

Kiehl's 
By returning three empty and full sized Kiehl's products, you can receive a lip balm. Return five, and you can get a free travel size product (2.5 oz.). Should you return 10 empty product bottles, you can get a free full-size product, plus the lip balm and travel size product. Pretty generous huh?

Well worth holding on to and collecting those empties from here on out!



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26 comments:

  1. Oooh I didn't know MAC had a programme like that defintely gonna save my empties.
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  2. I knew about Lush, but I did not know about MAC and Kiehl's, this is good to know, thanks!

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  3. I knew about Back to MAC but not about kiehl's and Lush! Super helpful post x

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

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  4. I didn't know about Kiehl's. I chucked away a few bottles from them already D:
    Thank you for this post. So helpful.

    Kah-Feh Yen

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  5. I have so many face masks because of the LUSH recycling programme, it's great! :D

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  6. I think its great when you can do this! xx

    http://cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I am so sharing this post with my friends, I had no idea, and I doubt they do too.
    Thanks for letting us know - no more chucking empties from m. This is so handy to know.
    x tink x
    allabouttink.co.uk

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  8. Wow, I don't think Kiehl's does it here in Italy but I knew about MAC and Lush. At Kiehl's they're immensely generous though! ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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  9. Also read on Benefit's instagram that if you bring them an eyeliner (any it seems) they will swap you for a mini "they're real" eyeliner at boots chemists.

    simplysara.co.uk

    xo

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  10. I love Mac's 'Back to Mac' programme, definitely great to get extra product.

    Reflection of Sanity | Giveaway

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  11. I have been doing back to mac for quite a few times now after i depot my eyeshadows :) Its just so great and I love always having a nice new free lipstick.

    Have a lovely day! ♥

    *Yingcbeauty*

    X x X x X

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  12. Thanks for this, I knew about the Back to MAC but not the other ones.
    http://alittlebitofjenn.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Never knew this! Thank you :-)

    http://ramblesandbramblesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Never knew about the Lush programme, thank you!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I knew Macs deal but never knew about Lush and Khiels! Thanks for sharing xx

    Lauraslittleloves

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  16. how didn't I know about this?! x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  17. Oh god I had no clue!
    So with mac products- is it any mac products then? my my looking forward to a new lipstick soon then :)
    Also - I use a lot of Kiehls products on a daily basis so this is going to come in handy! Thanks so much xx

    www.seven-days.co.uk

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  18. Totally forgot about the Kiehl's empties program....thanks for the reminder :)

    www.blushingbetta.com

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  19. I've definitely cashed in on a free face mask or two from Lush. Did not know about the others, though!

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  20. If you're a huge mac buyer the back to mac program is amazing! I have a little collection of empties going at the moment waiting for me to reach 6.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  21. Omg I didnt know about that, thanks for the tip :)

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  22. I didn't know about Back to Mac program. Thanks for sharing.


    http://ninasstyleblog.blogspot.com

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  23. I knew that MAC did this but not the other brands! Will be saving up my empties more in the future!
    http://charlottesophiaroberts.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Wooo I didn't know that! I must start keeping my empties!! Do you have to return them in store or is it possible to return them by post? xx

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  25. I knew about Mac and Lush, but I'd never heard about Khiels before! Will keep it in mind!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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