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Lawsuit settlement allows Iowans to get free make up

DES MOINES (AP) -- Free cosmetics are being given away at department stores around the country, including Iowa, as part of a class-action lawsuit settlement.

A 2003 California lawsuit filed against department stores and cosmetics manufacturers alleged the businesses conspired to keep prestige cosmetic prices high.

The case was settled with no wrongdoing admitted. The result was a $175 million giveaway. Eligible customers will get one free piece of make up or fragrance worth from $18 to $25 - on the honor system.

Anyone is eligible if they purchased department store cosmetics between May 1994 and July 2003. Dozens of department store chains will be giving away the items including Dillard's and Younkers.

The freebies will stop in seven days or when they are gone, whichever comes first.
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