Sears Canada Clinique Gift With Purchase November 2011

So I went to Sears Canada’s beauty gala last night and picked up a few things for my mom and myself (a holiday present for her and skincare for me).  The Clinique counter at Sears Canada currently has a Gift with Purchase (GWP) going on (ends today) where if you spend $26.50 or more on Clinique products you get a bonus gift with your purchase.

Now a little side note, I have never gotten why they call it “gift with purchase”.  Isn’t a gift free?  It wouldn’t be a “gift” if you have to spend money to get it.

Anyways, moving on…  Compared to other GWPs this one is mediocre.  I have definitely seen better sets.  I find that the Sears ones aren’t as good as The Bay, but unfortunately I only shop at Sears for Clinique products.

The gift includes the standard floral bag as well as these goodies:

  • Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20, 15ml
  • Liquid Face Soap Mild, 30ml
  • Lash Doubling Mascara in Black, 4ml
  • Different Lipstick in Different Grape, 4ml
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF15 in Air Kiss, 2ml
  • Soft Pressed Powder Blusher with Brush in New Clover, 2g

I don’t know about you guys but I think the only thing that excites me here is the blush and even then, it’s not that amazing.  I’m surprised that there is no Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, as that product seems to be a GWP favourite.  There is, however, a mini sample of the Liquid Face Soap which is perfect for traveling (I use the bar which takes up too much room in my cosmetics pouch).  Other than that, the lipstick is the usual dark shade that I probably will never wear, I’ll probably give the gloss a try, and the mascara is on my list of mascaras to try. I was really hesitant to get this GWP, I didn’t really need any Clinique skincare cause I had just bought some a month ago, but with the Beauty Gala ticket I got $8 off my purchase so I figured I might as well get backups as I’ll need them eventually.

Is this a GWP to skip?  I would say so.  If you didn’t need anything from Clinique then I wouldn’t bother spending money just to get the bag.  I have definitely seen better gifts from the company in the past.

Did you get Sears Canada’s Clinique Gift with Purchase Fall 2011?  What were your thoughts?