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Clinique.jpgYou know those gifts with purchase at the cosmetics counters that everyone loves to get? Well, starting Sunday and running through June 23, Clinique is partnering with Elle magazine for not only the goodies, but a subscription, too.

Here's how it works: Elle beauty editors selected seven "summer essential" Clinique products for a GWP (a cosmetics bag, plus a mini take-along bag, mascara, lip gloss, powder blush, sunblock for the face and a liquid face soap, shown left), free with any purchase of $25 or more at Nordstrom.

An added bonus? Tucked inside is an Elle subscription card. Fill it out, send it in and you get a year's worth of the magazine for only $6.

The partnership between magazines and cosmetics companies started a few months ago, and it seems to be a hit. And a good deal for fashionistas who like freebies and a good read. Heck, one issue of Elle off the rack is $4.50.

And, might I suggest a purchase? I like Clinique's new Continuous Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer. It comes in three formulations (depending on your skin type) and costs $39.50. And anything from the Repairwear line is good.

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