Lilly Pulitzer for Target Makeup Bag Giveaway

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This cute Lilly Pulitzer for Target make-up bag was on the rack with other generic make-up bags. The price for $24.99.

By now we all know the sad story of the Lilly Pulitzer for Target sell-out. Much of the collection was bought to be resold on eBay for profit by resellers who were allowed to buy unlimited quantities at Target. I know so many of my readers are still upset that they couldn’t get their Lilly Pulitzer after waiting in line at the store or shopping late at night on So, I’ve decided to do a little giveaway. I was able to pick-up this colorful makeup bag at Target last week, and I’d like to offer my loyal readers to chance to win it (instead of keeping it for myself.) Please not this giveaway is not sponsored by Target and I paid for the bag myself. Read on to learn how to enter to win this cute bag. It can even be carried as a handbag or a tote!

To enter, you have to leave a comment to tell me if you were able to buy any Lilly for Target  then share this blog post on your social networks.  You can get extra entries and follow The Recessionista on our various social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+.)   There will be one lucky winner and the contest will run for 2 weeks.  Use the widget below to enter by logging in with your email address or Facebook log-in.  Contest is open until May 24th at 11:59 pm EST.   Open only to US Residents.  This contest is not sponsored by Target and the bag was purchased by me for this giveaway.  Target has not provided any samples to The Recessionista.

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Please note: if you don’t see you comment on the site right away , if just means I haven’t approved it.  So be patient, I will and your entry will be counted!


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  1. michaela

    May 11, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    i was on vacation and unable to get to a target when the collection was released, and i wasn’t able to access the website because it crashed so i ended up with no lilly for target 🙁

  2. Cori

    May 11, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Awesome! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    • Cori

      May 11, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      I didn’t get anything besides some small plates, so this would be awesome!

  3. Georgia

    May 11, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks for doing this giveaway for your readers! Good luck to everyone.

  4. Peggy Johnson

    May 11, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Sadly, I was not able to get anything…it was crazy in there

  5. Melissa Austin

    May 11, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    i missed out 🙁

  6. Janis McD

    May 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I was able to buy some of the home goods online…including the small floral and the even smaller white plates. Really disappointed I couldn’t buy the napkins, they are selling for crazy prices on e-bay!

  7. Abby Barge

    May 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    I wasn’t able to get anything from the Lilly Pulitzer sale unfortunately! Everything was gone!

  8. Kim Pincombe Cole

    May 11, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    After having no luck online when it launched, I raced to my local Target a little after 7am. By the time the doors opened at 8am, over 100 people were in line. It became a Hunger Games style running race thru the store. Displays were toppled, elbows thrown, & pieces literally grabbed out of others arms. I got my hands on 1 shift dress (& it was my size!) before there was nothing left. I played the waiting game in the dressing room with abt 50 other women trying to collect ‘cast offs’ with no luck. As I wandered the store, a worker found a beach towel on the ground & asked if I wanted it (yes!). At 8:15am, the Target workers had already taken down the Lilly signs & displays – as if the launch had never happened. I’ve returned to my Target to check for returns & have been told that they’re not sure they’ve even had a single Lilly return. Amazing…

  9. Lisa

    May 11, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    I wasn’t able to get anything, especially after hearing how crazy it was at the opening!

  10. Camille

    May 12, 2015 at 12:01 am

    There were only a few items left, and only in larger sizes, so sadly I didn’t get anything.

  11. Jen V

    May 12, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Sydney Pelts

    May 12, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Nooooo!! The closest Target to me is over an hour away and everything was gone within the first day!! =(

  13. Erin Ellis

    May 12, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    No I was not able to find anything online or in our local stores. I checked 4 stores!

  14. Jenny

    May 12, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    My makeup bag just bit the dust and would love a little Lilly in my life. Thanks for the opportunity.

  15. latanya t

    May 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    no, I was not

  16. kathryn young

    May 12, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I stood in line in the pouring rain for an hour to get in when our Target opened and got nothing 🙁 Thanks for a chance to win something Lilly!

  17. Shelley T.

    May 12, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Nope. Made lemonade out of lemons kinda/sort of at a much higher price point buying from Lilly Pulitzer . com

  18. Shemp DeYoung

    May 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Nope. Big fat goose egg.

  19. Petunia

    May 12, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I am so over the Target launch BS. I went online the same as you and many others to find the website crashed. I refuse to play gladiator in my local Target for any of their items. If I happen to see something on the sale rack, I might pick it up. That’s the way I shop the Target collaborations. I have several items none of them less than 50% off. 🙂

  20. Andrea Darst

    May 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I got one of the Essie nail polishes! 🙂

  21. Lynn

    May 13, 2015 at 12:35 am

    nope did not get a chance to head to Target at all

  22. nicole dziedzic

    May 13, 2015 at 4:50 am

    No I was not to score any of the Lilly for Target collection, when ordering online the site crashed so many times.

  23. Annette

    May 13, 2015 at 5:21 am

    I haven’t been to Target to check out the Lilly for Target collection.

  24. Wendy M

    May 13, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I was not able to score any of the Lilly for Target collection.

  25. Emmy

    May 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    No I was not 🙁 Thank you so so so soooooo very much for this this is so amazing and kind of you THANK YOU :)!!!!!!!

  26. Patti

    May 13, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I did not get any Lily. 🙁

  27. amy rouse

    May 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    no, but my die hard Lily fan daughter in law was able to get a few things and she was thrilled.

  28. Marilyn Nawara

    May 15, 2015 at 2:02 am

    No, I wasn’t able to get anything

  29. Isabel O

    May 15, 2015 at 2:46 am

    No, I was not able to get anything from the collection

  30. Isabel

    May 15, 2015 at 2:46 am

    I did’n’t get anything from this collection

  31. Lindsay B-P

    May 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Nope! I thought I’d make it in time, but I wasn’t able to get anything.

  32. Stacey b

    May 18, 2015 at 4:04 am

    I wasn’t but cannot wait to check it out!

  33. leslie richman

    May 18, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I grabbed one cute little item!

  34. Lindsey W

    May 18, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I was not able to buy any of the Lilly for Target collection when it came out.

  35. Anita Duvall

    May 18, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I am about 50 miles away from a Target, and before I could make plans to go to the store, all of the Lilly Pulitzer items were sold out!

  36. Meegan

    May 18, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    My Target sold out of everything so fast. I would love this bag!

  37. Diana C

    May 18, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I haven’t seen any in the store since it came out. Save for some outdoor lights, which I don’t really need. Bag is cute, though!

    Diana C

  38. Lizzi

    May 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I was not able to get anything Lilly from Target, so I was really disappointed because she has amazing prints and quality items!

  39. Emily

    May 18, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I was sable to get some of the collection, but missed out on the makeup bags!

  40. Cynthia Richardson

    May 19, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Everything was sold on the first day. I went the second day and was able to scoop up a couple of pieces that had just been returned.

  41. Lauren

    May 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I was unable to buy any of the pieces at my Target.

  42. Meagan

    May 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Unfortunately, everything was gone by the time I got to Target.

  43. Margaret Maggie Port

    May 20, 2015 at 1:43 am

    I didnt find any pieces at our Target

  44. Natalie Brown

    May 20, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I missed this collection at Target! I haven’t been there in a few months and hadn’t heard anything. Thank-you for this awesome chance! 🙂

  45. Bonny McDevitt

    May 21, 2015 at 2:48 am

    I was not able to buy any of it no, but this is an adorable makeup bag. Thanks for the chance!

  46. adriana

    May 22, 2015 at 2:58 am

    sadly i was not able to.

  47. Bonnie Caselman

    May 23, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I wasn’t even aware of the event.

  48. Megan G

    May 23, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I tried to search for the nail polishes, but was unable to find them!

  49. Rachel Beltz

    May 24, 2015 at 7:29 am

    No I wasn’t! We don’t have any targets near us, so I didn’t even know about the collection!

  50. laurie murley

    May 24, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    no I was not able to buy anything it was all gone

  51. Hunter

    May 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I was able to get a few items, but this was not one of them. I have been looking for a bag like this and when I got to the beauty area it was already scooped up 🙁