Originally Posted by lexxies22
I agree with that. I m sure some ladies were kinda catty enough to be mad for not getting anything free from waiting in a line for an hour or so. I haven't been reading the August forum since I unsubsribed it maybe I should go back and catch up. It's kinda sad that you know it's free box big deal sometimes its one of those things happens at events. I would be happy to meet people and mingle away if there was any more free gift or not.
I went to the Chicago one and had a great time :/ I got there right at 6, got my Birchbox(es) I grabbed one for a friend, got the Juice Beauty makeover, spent very little for a very big payoff, got the scarf, and made a friend. I can see how people would have been frustrated, but they just really started handing out Birchboxes and you had to be there at the very beginning (there was no line)- I was lucky cause I was already toward that part of the store and I had my tickets printed. Apparently my clerk shouldn't have given me the extra 30% on my Final Sale clearance items, but she did, I managed to get there right in time for a scarf- and I got in line at the right time to meet a new friend! We stayed the entire time just talking after we had already been shopping and got all of the nice things. I spent $15 for over $170 in product, plus champagne and treats. My friend got $100 shoes for $15.. It was good for us. If being in crowds and having to pay attention to the room to get the free perks is annoying, then BB events are probably not the way to go.. I just really paid attention to what the employees were saying (they would say how many scarves were left over their little microphones)- when they were out of birchboxes, and how low they were on food and drink. Also, there's a code around here somewhere to skip the wait for BB, not sure what that was since I was already subscribed?