A Chance En(counter)

I’m a Clinique girl, and love their “gift with purchase” campaigns that come along a few times a year in various department stores. I found out that Belk was the next one up beginning February 6th. Knowing that it would be pretty busy during the purchase period, I decided to visit our local Belk in Asheville to do a “pre-sale” which means you choose your products and any choices offered for the free gift, pay for all and pick up at your leisure. I arrived at the counter and met a lovely woman and proceeded to purchase the items on my list. Next, I chose my free gift. You can choose either:

•The Brighten & Glow Gift which includes Take the Day Off Makeup Remover, Turnaround Daytime Moisturizer, Turnaround Overnight Moisturizer, Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Bare Pop, and High Impact Mascara, an exclusive Marimekko for Clinique cosmetic bag and a Marimekko for Clinique credit card pouch or the Marimekko for Clinique mirror .


•The Standout Eyes Gift which includes Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent, All About Eyes, All About Eyes Shadow Trio, Quickliner for Eyes in Intense Ebony, and High Impact Lash Elevating Mascara, an exclusive Marimekko for Clinique cosmetic bag, and a Marimekko for Clinique credit card pouch or the Marimekko for Clinique mirror.

Because I spent more than $55.00 I got to also got to “step up my gift” where you get to choose between:

Refresh Duo (7 Day Scrub and Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Love Pop) or Happy Duo (perfume spray and body cream).


Once she added my purchases, she noted that I was only $8.00 away from the "Step up your gift even more!"Spend $75 on Clinique and also receive a bonus black and white Marimekko for Clinique tote. How could I resist because it also includes $15.00 in "Belk Bucks" to spend with no exclusions!

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The lovely woman who was taking care of me (and giving me all of these free products!) noted the New Jersey area code for my cell phone number. She told me that she too, had moved to Asheville from New Jersey and we both agreed, it was indeed a small world. She saw that my name was Patricia, and then told me that her middle name was Patricia and that her first name was Lynn. I looked her straight in the eye and said “ My middle name is Lynn!” To say we had a bonding experience was an understatement!

If you don’t have a Belk near you, and you like Clinique too, call or email my new friend Lynn Patricia at 828-298-4970 ext 267 or Lynn_Mcelroy@belk.com and tell her Patricia Lynn sent you!